Saigon to Angkor 7D6N
- Enjoy the mighty Mekong River Delta.
- Experience gorgeous scenery along river bank.
- Visit the famous Cai Be floating market in the morning.
- Taste the exceptional Vietnamese food onboard.
- Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras
- Learn daily life of local poeple on water by visiting rice fields, villages, fruit orchards...
A trip 7 days for visit from Saigon to Angkor Wat/ from Angkor Wat to Saigon helps us enjoy great relaxing moments while exploring rustic beauty of the Mekong River. You have the chance to visit exciting destinations, meet local people to learn their unique river life.
DAY 1: SAI GON – CAI BE – MY THUAN – SA DEC (L, D)
08h15 A.M: Pick up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1 or 3) and depart to Mekong Delta.
10h30 – 11h00 A.M: Arrival at Mekong Delta. We take a morning local boat trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.
Embark on our cruise and enjoy welcome drink on boat. Lunch is served on boat.
The Cochinchine boat sets sails toward Sa Dec and moor midstream for the night.
Diner and overnight on board.
DAY 2: SA DEC – LONG XUYEN (B, L, D)
Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
Visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walk/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries.
Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
The Le Cochinchine set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, and boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Visit sugar craft factory if time allows us.
Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.
Diner and while Le Cochinchine cruises towards Long Xuyen.
DAY 3: LONG XUYEN – CHO MOI – HOA HAO (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board over the sunrise.
Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.
Visit Ong Ho Island to enjoy the scenery and walk/cycle around villages on the island where farmers, children, and villagers pass tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience.
Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carries on our journey through Cho Moi, Hoa Hao and Chau Doc.
Our boat cruises through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, enjoy landscape of the village, and discover local people life.
Enjoy the aperitif on the sun desk and taking in view of the river.
Diner and overnight on boat.
DAY 4: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH (B, L, D)
This morning, we have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) - Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.
Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.
Overnight at Sunway hotel or equivalent hotel in Phnom Penh.
DAY 5: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B, L, D)
This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport to Siemriep. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel.
We will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.
Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town.
Dinner and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel or equivalent hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 6: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.
Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.
Overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel or equivalent hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 7: SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
At leisure to visit the market or "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. End of services.
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- The trip cost is based on group of 2 people sharing a cabin on board.
- Program is subject to change due to unpredictable events such as the vagaries of the weather and tide variations.
- Infants under 6 years-old sharing cabin with their parents are free of charge.
- Children between 6 and 11 years old get a 50% discount.
Cruise Price Inclusion: 2-day cruise with stops and visits as stated. English or French speaking guide. 1 night en-suite cabin with A/C on board. Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner). Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program. Biking and sampan boat rides. Services of crews during the cruise on board. 1 complimentary foot massage on board. Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif). Transfer HCMC-Mekong-HCMC by shuttle bus.
Cruise Price Exclusion: Visa approval in Vietnam. Travel insurance. Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips. Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.
Available with 2 travelers or plus: US$35 /person
Saigon-Mekong-Saigon (Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel in District 1 and 3, HCMC)
Shuttle bus is included in our service.
Transfer around Mekong or around the city center