From 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
1 pax: 1,133.00
2 pax: 665.00
3 pax: 597.00
4 pax: 502.00
5 pax: 475.00
6 pax: 437.00
7 pax: 440.00
8 pax: 428.00
9 pax: 419.00
10 pax: 405.00
Day 1 title: Arrival Saigon, city tour
Day 1 meals: None
Day 1 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 1 description:
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)!
Note: Please print “Visa on arrival approval letter” (provided by TIIM) and prepare 25 USD cash and a passport photo if you are planning on getting Vietnam visa on arrival.
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a TIIM welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Ho Chi Minh, the biggest city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam's rush to modernize more visible. Despite its rush to modernity, Saigon, as it is still known, is a friendly and welcoming place with many reminders of its turbulent past and a palpable momentum towards the future.
This afternoon begin a walking tour of Saigon's famous and historic city landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatre and Notre Dame Cathedral. Following a tour of the Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace). Make a short visit to Long Beach Pearl and Ben Thanh Market. Return to your hotel.
Day 2 title: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho
Day 2 meals: B
Day 2 overnight: Iris Hotel - Superior Premium City View
Day 2 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning travel south into the heart of the Mekong Delta. En route, visit a unique Cao Dai Temple and pass farmers tending their fields and drying their produce on the sides of the road. Arriving at Cai Be Port, board your boat for your first look at Delta life as you pass traditional house boats and a small floating market. Visit a local coconut candy workshop then continue along the narrow waterways, stopping to admire the impressive architecture of a century-old house. Stop for lunch with a local family and visit a nursery before disembarking and continuing onto Can Tho. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a late afternoon walking tour including a visit to the bustling local market and the riverside Central Tourist Market. Free to finish the day with a cocktail by the river.
Day 3 title: Can Tho to Saigon
Day 3 meals: B
Day 3 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 3 description:
Make an early start this morning to visit the lively and colorful floating market of Cai Rang which is in full swing by 0700am (recommended early start for this day). You’ll take a small boat and explore the waterways where hundreds of vessels congregate with a piece of fruit or a vegetable attached to a pole at the bow signifying what is for sale on each. During the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple and other types of produce. After the market return to Can Tho by boat through the back canals and waterways where you’ll get a view of everyday life of the locals who live along the delta’s watery arteries. Look for the 'monkey bridges': narrow, flimsy bamboo bridges that span the canals.
Return to your hotel, check out and transfer back to Saigon.
Day 4 title: Cu Chi Tunnels, flight from Saigon to Siemriep
Day 4 meals: B
Day 4 overnight: La Niche D’ Angkor Boutique - Deluxe room (for package only)
Day 4 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 7.00am. Start on a journey west from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi. On arrival you will be guided through the famous tunnels used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. The tunnel network stretches over 250km and extends to three levels underground providing you with remarkable insight into the hardships, courage, determination and terror of a guerrilla war.
You will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Riep.
Welcome to Siem Riep!
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a TIIM welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Siem Riep, the capital city of Cambodia. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Day 5 title: Angkor full day
Day 5 meals: B
Day 5 overnight: La Niche D’ Angkor Boutique - Deluxe room (for package only)
Day 5 description:
The temples of Angkor represent six hundred years (802-1432) of Khmer civilisation - one of Asia's greatest kingdoms. You will dedicate the whole day to exploring the most magnificent of the Angkor temples.
The adventure begins with a pre dawn departure from the hotel (4.30 to 5.00am depending on the time of year) for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. You will board your tuk-tuks (this is a form of local transport with a small motorised cart, a roof and comfortable seating) for the short ride to Angkor Wat and the little visited Eastern side of the great temple. Creep through the temple in darkness (please bring a torch) past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world before soaking up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. Then you will venture deep into the central chambers and up to the upper terraces of this truly great temple, spending a thorough two hours exploring here. Conclude your touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away from your hotel), and a short rest. Then move onto the West gate of the walled city of Angkor Thom and marvel at the eerie stone heads and evocative bas-reliefs of the Bayon temple and the Terraces of the Elephants and Leper King. Lunch break and then set out again by Tuk-Tuk to jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850's, when French explorer Henri Mouhot rediscovered this crumbling site. The jungle enshrouded ruins at this special temple are reminiscent of Indiana Jones and were used in the filming of Tomb Raider. The corridors and temple buildings make a great place for a wander or a game of hide and seek! Spend the rest of the afternoon at Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, renowned for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Angkor Wat was a temple dedicated to the Hindu God - Vishnu. It was constructed over a period of 30 years by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between 1131 and 1151. Depending on your choice, we can view sunset from Angkor Wat or Bakheng. Return to your hotel.
Day 6 title: Tonle Sap Great Lake - Departure Siem Riep
Day 6 meals: B
Day 6 overnight: None of accommodation
Day 6 description:
Today we visit floating and fishing villages in Tonle Sap Great Lake, which one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. Drive 30 minutes to the departure point at Chung Khneas village (in Wet Season, from June to January, visit Kampong Kleang Floating Village) and cruise along a canal, past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants and even a hospital. See fishing nets being mended, children swimming and playing, floating pigpens and even crocodile enclosures. Return to Siem Riep.
This is the last day of your Vietnam and Cambodia trip. We know that you will have many beautiful memories of Vietnam and Cambodia. Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the airport for your onward journey or flight back home.