Vietnam is amazing by its nature and culture through many famous places while Cambodia is well known as the kingdom of wonder. It will be a perfect combination of the highlights of the two countries, Vietnam and Cambodia. The trip goes from the hustle and bustle of Saigon, the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, the colorful temple of Caodaism, to the lush green rice basket of Vietnam, the Mekong delta. Added to this is the majestic Angkor complex and vibrant Phnom Penh. It is a memorable journey of both history and culture.
Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Chu Chi – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Starts/ Ends: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) / Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, Culture, and History
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 2: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – Saigon
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho – Mekong Delta – Saigon
Day 5: Saigon – Phnom Penh (flight)
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 7: Enjoy Siem Reap – Angkor Temple
Day 8: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Siem Reap
Day 9: Siem Reap Departure
The 4-Day South Vietnam Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (D)
Welcome to Saigon! Our tour guide will transfer you to the hotel. After lunch, we visit Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market in the cities bustling Chinatown and end at a famous lacquer ware factory. Dinner will feature delicious Saigon cuisine.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
In the morning we drive through the typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province, the birthplace of Caodaism. Caodaism is not popular religion in Vietnam but it is a typical one in the number of Vietnamese.
After lunch, we go to the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by the local people and guerillas, where we understand more about the Vietnam War through historical artifacts. Then, we head back to Saigon.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B, L)
In the morning we will depart from Saigon and head to My Hiep. Taking a 3-hour boat trip cruising through “Rung Tram” (Indigo forest), which was used by Viet Cong (Southern Vietnam Liberation Army) during the Vietnam War as a base called Xeo Quyt. After that, we take a bus ride to Vinh Long and then Can Tho which are amongst the most popular highlights in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam.
Day 4: Can Tho – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
In the morning we take another boat trip to discover the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the most colorful floating markets in the South (maybe the biggest floating market in the World). We have lunch in Can Tho and go back to Saigon. On the way, we stop to visit Vinh Long market before heading back to Saigon.
The 5-Day Cambodia Tour
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Phnom Penh (B)
Morning is at our leisure until transfer to the Airport for the flight to Phnom Penh (one hour flight). In the afternoon we arrive at Pochentong International Airport and transferred to our hotel. After checking in, we have the city tour to visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and The National Museum. Visit the Central and Russian Markets and the Wat Phnom, the oldest monument in the city from which Phnom Penh gets its name.
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, we catch the early Express Speed Boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap across Tonle Sap Lake. Siem Reap is the ancient capital of Cambodia under the Angkor dynasty, where you can see the enormous architecture in the uniqueness of Angkor.
Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to Siem Reap for check-in at the hotel and then have lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom: The Bayon Temple, the Baphuan, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. And we immerse ourselves in the great view of the sunset over Angkor Wat from the Phnom. Dinner at the restaurant where we can enjoy the traditional dance of the Khmer people.
Day 7: Enjoy Siem Reap – Angkor Temple (B)
After breakfast, we visit the Ta Prohm temple, Ta Keo temple, Chau Say temples, and the natural lake of Sras Srang. These are the unique temples in the Angkor complex. After lunch we visit majestic Angkor Wat: The founder was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century and dedicated them to the Hindu God Vishnu.
Day 8: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, we go to Banteay Srei Temple “Citadel of Women” which is located 25 km from Siem Reap. Banteay Srei is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. This temple is built of Nava Rock, presenting the most graceful carvings in stone we might ever see in our life. We will have a picnic lunch near the site and then continue to Kbal Spean, the river of thousand Lingas and the phallic symbol of the God Shiva. We will arrive near the site and then walk through the forest for an hour to reach it. Return to Siem Reap.
Day 9: Phnom Penh Departure (B)
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our flight home or continue our adventure routes. The unique 9-day in South Vietnam and Cambodia ends.