5D4N Saigon Siem Reap Overland
Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Vietnam, be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country's fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh's heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Combining highlights of both countries, the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour will open your eyes to the delights of Indochina and leave you awe-struck by these magical locations.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - HO CHI MINH ( NO MEALS)
Arrival Ho Chi Minh international Airport, then welcome by our local representative before your transfer to Hotel for check in. Overnight stay at Hotel of your choice in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 2: HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L/D)
After breakfast, then leave Ho Chi Minh for Cu Chi tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American, return to Ho Chi Minh. Lunch at local restaurant, have a half day city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, Photo-stop at Neo-Roman Notre Dame Cathedral - one of the most splendid and typical of the beautiful French-built churches in Ho Chi Minh city, next Municipal Post Office - Saigon's French-style main post office to admire and take photos of its nice architecture that is one of the Ho Chi Minh City’s symbolizing images, continue to visit War Museum, Reunification Palace, lacquer ware factory, shopping at Saigon Square or BenThanh Market . Dinner at local Restaurant. Overnight in Hochiminh.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH - SIEM REAP (B) overland by bus
Breakfast at hotel, this morning transfer to bus station for departure to Siem Reap by Public bus [the journey will take about 11 hrs overland]. Upon your arrival to Siem Reap bus terminal, our representative will meet and transfer to hotel for Check in. Overnight in Hotel of your choice in Siem Reap
DAY 4: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TEMPLE TOURS (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, start exploring Angkor Complex. Begin with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon Temple – built by Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th, in the exact center of the city of Angkor Thom, Bapoun and Terrace Elephants & Terrace of Leper King. For the rest time of this morning, visit to Ta Prohm - a Buddhist temple during 12th century, overgrown with jungle and admired by romantics for their dreamlike qualities. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to visit Angkor Wat temple – one of the greatest architectural world wonders, built in between the 9th and 13th century, its general view are five ancient towers’ figure that embroidered or printed to the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Flag. Late afternoon watching sunset view at Angkor Wat. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara dance Performance. Overnight stay at hotel in Siem Reap
DAY 5: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B/L/D)
Morning program: after breakfast at hotel, we will Angkor Silk Farm which is a site gathering many silk workshops belonging to the Cambodian social enterprise Artisans Angkor. Back to visit Khmer Ceramic Khmer Ceramics & Fine Arts Centre, is an organization aiming to rediscover and reintroduce Khmer ancestral pottery techniques and support the development of contemporary Khmer ceramic art. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Afternoon program: Proceed to start tour excursion by boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest fresh-water basin in South-East Asia. Largely muddy in dry season, its surface and depth hugely increases in rain season, transforming it in a vast internal sea irrigating the rice fields of the whole region. This has always been a major wealth for the country, and certainly the Khmer Empire. Visit Chhong Kneas one of the many stilt villages along its shores. People here live on fishing, many are of Vietnamese or ethnic minorities origin. Then visit Artisan D’angkor (wood and stone carving). Next, visit T Galleria/DFS where offer world top brand products under international duty free shop facility. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to airport for departure flight.