From Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat (starting from $572) 8 Days, 7 Nights
Once known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City was re-named to honor what Ho Chi Minh has done for the country. It sure will welcome you with a big smile.
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, collect your luggage process through custom. Your private tour guide and driver from Asia Dream Tours will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim/ custom area to transfer you in a private vehicle to the hotel in downtown.
Transfer to your hotel. Free time to adjust yourself from jet lag.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
(Check in time is 14.00 – Early check in is upon availability)
Today, we will explore the complicated network of underground tunnels in Cu Chi, which were used by the V.C and guerilla fighters during Vietnam War After lunch time, we return to the city and visit the must-see sites including the Notre Dam Cathedral, Central Post Office, the torn past War Remnants Museum, Independence Palace and the aged old Ben Thanh Market; immerse yourself in the chaos of traffic and commercial activities of this fascinating city’s life and lights that never seem to stop. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Today your private guide and driver will take you out of Saigon in a private vehicle and onto some beautiful country roads to Ben Tre Town, the heart of the Mekong Delta, popularly known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, and is famous for its vast rice fields, orchard farms, coconut trees, numerous waterways and beautiful landscapes.
After appox 2 hour driving through the lush farming land we arrive at Ben Tre town where we will embark on a motorized boat trip around the scenic Ben Tre River, viewing various local industries along the way. During the boat ride we will stop to visit the small local factories where bricks and sleeping mats are made. Take a leisure walk along the village lanes visiting the local homes to try dry fruits, taste honey tea while enjoying a local Tai Tu music show. Continue to visit a coconut mill workshop where the local delicacy of coconut candy is produced and a range of coconut husk and fiber products are skillfully handcrafted.
We next take a small sampan through palm-fringed back canals, gliding peacefully along the hidden waterways surrounded by immense variety of tropical plants. The quiet, rural setting is a welcome and restorative retreat to the frenetic buzz of Saigon which seems far, far away.
Enjoy sitting in the back a Motor Cart (xe lôi) passing rice and vegetable orchard farms while meeting with local people. Then we head to a local restaurant for a simple lunch, after which we will be driven toward Can Tho. Check into your hotel and relax at your own leisure in Can Tho.
Rise early for a boat trip to the Cai Rang market, the biggest floating whole-sale market of the Mekong region. Here you will have a chance to practice your bartering skills! The market is filled with small boats darting through the water as vendors sell their wares.
Continue along narrow canals, stopping at a fruit orchard to taste some of the succulent fruit in season before making a short walk to Ba Bo Bridge (water level allowing).
Get back to the City where you continue to visit Binh Thuy old house and then head to Chau Doc Town. On arrival, check in and relax at your hotel in Chau Doc.
Check in and stay overnight in Chau Doc.
Upon arrival, you will be meet our tour guide and we will tour Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. We will visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, with many pre & post Angkor artifacts
Check in to your hotel and relax at your own leisure in Phnompenh.
After breakfast, our private driver (without tour guide) you will be transferred to Siem Reap. After arriving and checking into your hotel room, you could spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can visit the Night Market or join the local Apsara dance and dinner or the Circus show (optional).
Overnight in Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will spend the whole day to explore Angkor Temples.
First start will be Angkor Thom. Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate where giant carvings of gods and demons flank ach side of the entrance. Inside this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity that exudes from the stone face carvings of the Bayon and temple walls covered in emerald green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm (where the Tomb Raiders was filmed).
You will return to the hotel to relax during mid-day. In the afternoon you will continue to discover Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire. After spending the entire afternoon here, you will go to Bakheng Hill to see the sunset.
The rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.
After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out by midday and your private driver will pick you up and take you to the Siem Reap airport for your departure flight home.
(PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLAR
THIS DEAL IS APPLIED TO ALL TRIP STARTING FROM SEP 01, 2020 TO MAR 31, 2021)
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mini & 3 star
LIST OF ACCOMMODATION
3 Star Hotels:
- Ho Chi Minh City: Sanouva Hotel – Deluxe Premier Room
- Can Tho: West Cantho Hotel – Superior Room
- Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel – Superior Room
- Phnompenh: Anise Villa – Superior Room
- Siemreap: Hari Residence & Spa – Deluxe Room
4 Star Hotels:
- Ho Chi Minh City: Liberty Central Saigon City Point – Deluxe Room
- Can Tho: West Cantho Hotel – Superior Room
- Chau Doc: Victoria Nui Sam – Superior Room
- Phnompenh: White Mansion Boutique Hotel – Deluxe Room
- Siemreap: Tara Angkor Hotel – Superior Room
5 Star Hotels:
- You choose the date of departure
- Private tour with English speaking guide
- Starting from HCMC
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Private boat trip as per tour
- All domestic flights.
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Tissues and water on coach
- Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter
- Services charges and government tax
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- No extra charge after confirmation
- Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support
- International flights & departures taxes
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 01 passport photo each person)
- Cambodia visa stamp fee (US$ 30 & 01 passport photo each person)
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
- Early Check in or Late Check Out
- Other services not mentioned above
What you are reading here is just a sample itinerary. Your interest decides how your trip will look like. All of our tour is private so you can always adjust any details until it matches your wish…
Designed for all year round, however, this tour still has its favorite traveling time. Traveling during late September to early May, gets you to less-touched places where you see more landscape than tourist crowds. Weather is lovely, too. Biggest rush-in of tourists comes from mid December till the end of January, followed by national break of the Tet Festival, when streets will be deserted. While in Vietnam, public transportation before the Tet Festival can be chaotic and tight, which means you better plan at least 3 months ahead if you would like a taste of traditional Vietnamese Tet New Year. However, consider yourself brilliant if you decide to make the trip in other time spans, as you will great great deals of hotels, flights and cruises. Occasional rainfalls and possibility of typhoon will be in your consideration.
Most nationalities are required to obtain tourist visa for Vietnam ahead of the travel time. Holders of British, German, French, Spanish and Italian passports are exempt from visas for a stay of a maximum of 15 days for all purposes. Instead of applying for Visa-on-Arrival (VOA), we would suggest you get your Vietnam visa at least one month ahead of your travel, which can be done either by application at your nearest embassy or online. Or we can offer you a Visa Approval for free (please contact our travel consultant for more information).
The easiest way to get visa for Cambodia is do it on arrival. Most nationalities are offered Visa-on-Arrival at international airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Fare is USD 30-35 for all nationalities, for a maximum stay of 30 days and extensions are possible.
Daily breakfast at hotels and a lunch for days with sightseeing are included, so are some dinners as mentioned in the itinerary. For meals that are not included, your tour guides will be happy to offer suggestions. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when making your inquiry. We will do our best to accommodation and we appreciate your understanding at some places that are not within our control.
You will have a private car in each destination; our cars are within 5 years of usage and your private drivers will be polite and drive with strong regard for safety. All of vehicles are in good maintenance and with A/C.
Sightseeing, activities and accommodations that are mentioned in this tour you are looking at are just for your inspiration. With the expert knowledge of our in-country staffs, we observe a philosophy of bespoke travel, creating custom itineraries for each individual client. Because of this, we are the first-choice travel company for clients with specialist interests requiring highly-skilled agents and knowledgeable people on the ground in destinations. We encourage you to talk with our travel consultants and set your own pace for your trip.
Travel avails you with special experiences. Somehow its impact on the local community can be more beyond imagination and what Asia Dream Tours wishes to do is lead the impact onto a good path, a path that helps the local people (not only your tour guides) boarden their outlook and the local communities develop. During your trip, you will eat at a training restaurant where underprivileged youngsters get trained as a chef, ride on local cyclo to reduce your carbon footprints and most commonly learn about the country’s cultures with respect. Taking baby steps one at a time, we highly appreciate you would like to be part of it. With that being said, detours to so-called factories or specialty workshops are strictly prohibited. We make sure your tour guides earn enough to support their families without squeezing commissions out of you.
- Your itinerary is 100% tailor-made for you.
- Your entire journey is made at your own pace.
- Unique experiences are designed to match your interests.
- Our Asia-based specialists maintain current first-hand knowledge.
- Well-trained professional local guides.
- Our reliable travel consultant supports you 24/7.
- We prioritize your safety above anything else.
- We pride ourselves in our honesty and commitment to your travel.
- We are a 100% fully registered and privately-owned Vietnamese company.