Cai Rang Floating Market

Authentic Cambodia and Vietnam - 20 Days

Authentic Cambodia and Vietnam is a soft adventure holiday following the less-travelled route from Cambodia to Vietnam in 20 days, 19 nights.

The tour starts in Siem Reap, gateway to the celebrated Temples of Angkor and travels southward to Battambang, Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kep. At Kep, we'll have some relaxing time on a deserted beach and an opportunity to try fresh local seafood. Then, we travel along the coast crossing the land border into the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam.

After a  great discovery tour of the Mekong Delta with exotic lifestyle, we travel northward through the must-see tourist attractions in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An Old Town, Hue Imperial Citadel, Hanoi and Halong Bay.

The pace of travel is moderate. Most meals on the trip, except for daily breakfasts, are not included on the tour. We trust it is great fun to have culinary adventures while you explore the country and its culture. Accommodations are at mid range hotels with convenient location. Luxury hotels and resorts are available in some cities upon request. Essential Cambodia and Vietnam Tour is definitely a great discovery adventure of Cambodia and Vietnam.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    (    Sunday    )    Arrive in Siem Reap (B)
Day2    (    Monday    )    Siem Reap (B)
Day3    (    Tuesday    )    Siem Reap (B)
Day4    (    Wednesday    )    Siem Reap – Battambang (170km) (B)
Day5    (    Thursday    )    Battambang (B)
Day6    (    Friday        )    Battambang – Phnom Penh (300km) (B)
Day7    (    Saturday    )    Phnom Penh City Tour (B)
Day8    (    Sunday    )    Phnom Penh – Takeo – Kep (250km) (B)
Day9    (    Monday    )    Kep – Ha Tien – Rach Gia – Can Tho (230km) (B)
Day10    (    Tuesday    )    Can Tho Floating Market/Can Tho – Vinh Long – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City (170km) (B/L)
Day11    (    Wednesday    )    Ho Chi Minh City at leisure (B)
Day12    (    Thursday    )    Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang (VN112:100 – 1115) – Hoi An/Free time (B)
Day13    (    Friday        )    Hoi An at leisure (B)
Day14    (    Saturday    )    Hoi An – Hue (136km)/Perfume River Cruise (B)
Day15    (    Sunday    )    Hue Citadel & Royal Tombs (B)
Day16    (    Monday    )    Hue – Hanoi (VN1540:1010-1120)/City Tour (B)
Day17    (    Tuesday    )    Hanoi – Halong Bay Junk Cruise (165km) (B/L/D)
Day18    (    Wednesday    )    Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
Day19    (    Thursday    )    Hanoi at leisure (B)
Day20    (    Friday        )    Depart Hanoi (B)

What’s included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation as on the tour itinerary;
  • Boat trip in Takeo, at Can Tho and from Vinh Long to Cai Be as per itinerary;
  • Private twin-shared cabin on a shared cruise on Halong Bay;
  • Accommodations on twin-shared basis as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;

What’s not included?

  • Insurance of any types;
  • All airfares;
  • International and domestic airport taxes;
  • Compulsory dinners on Dec 31st and Dec 24th;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not specified in the included services as above;

Day1    (    Sunday    )    Arrive in Siem Reap (B)
Arriving at Siem Reap, welcomed and transferred to the hotel.
Free time.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day2    (    Monday    )    Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our morning tour starts with the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). We visit the South Gate, Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

In the afternoon, we enter the legendary world of Angkor Wat. We have 2 to 3 hours for a guided tour which we learn about the magical works of the Khmer to build these unrivalled structures. Then we have some brief moments for self-exploring the upper levels of Angkor Wat. Since the top levels are vertically steep, it is necessary we clamber them with good care.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day3    (    Tuesday    )    Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our morning tour is dedicated to the exploration of Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo. We also visit Prasat Kravan, Pre Rup, Neak Pean & Preah Khan temples.

In the afternoon, we travel through the countryside to visit Banteay Srei temple (10th century). Then, we continue onto Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century.

Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day4    (    Wednesday    )    Siem Reap – Battambang (170km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer through the peaceful countryside to Battambang. On arrival, check into the hotel and have a city tour.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Battambang.

Day5    (    Thursday    )    Battambang (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we visit to Wat Ek Phnom and Bannon mountain. Then continue to the Phnom Sampeou Mountain and Wat Sampeou and a group of caves used as "Killing caves" by the Khmer Rouge.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Battambang.

Day6    (    Friday        )    Battambang – Phnom Penh (300km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Phnom Penh with stops for visiting a marble-stone carving shop at Pursat and a pottery making shop at Kampong Chnang. Arriving at Phnom Penh in late afternoon, check into the hotel and have free time.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day7    (    Saturday    )    Phnom Penh Morning City Tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have full day visiting different tourist highlights of this capital city including the impressive Silver Pagoda in the Royal Palace Complex, and the Khmer National Museum.

In the afternoon, we travel through the chilling Tuol Sleng Museum and the horrific Killing Fields of Choeung Ek with bones and skulls of victims by the Khmer Rouge still found in the ground.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day8    (    Sunday    )    Phnom Penh – Takeo – Kep (250km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel southward to Takeo where we visit the Angkorian temple of Phnom Chisor Temple, Angkor Borei, and the Pre-Angkorian temple of Phnom Da. Then, travel further to the peaceful seaside town of Kep.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Kep.

Day9    (    Monday    )    Kep – Ha Tien – Rach Gia – Can Tho (230km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel along the Cambodian coast to the border checkpoint where we enter Vietnam. Our Vietnamese tour guide and driver welcome you after completing formalities and we proceed to Ha Tien Town. Visit Ha Tien and Rach Gia, then travel further to Can Tho, the 'capital of the Mekong Delta” in southern Vietnam. Free time to try different local dishes at the night market.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day10    (    Tuesday    )    Can Tho Floating Market/Can Tho – Vinh Long – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City (170km) (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the exotic floating market of Cai Rang. Then, we leave Can Tho for Vinh Long where our boat is ready to take you to discover the vivid life of the local inhabitants. Lunch on  one of the islands on the Mekong River. We'll leave the boat at Cai Be after visiting the floating market there and travel back road to Ho Chi Minh Ciy, also called Saigon by many locals. Arriving in late afternoon, check into the hotel and have free time.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in  Ho Chi Minh Ciy.

Day11    (    Wednesday    )    Ho Chi Minh City at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in  Ho Chi Minh Ciy.

Day12    (    Thursday    )    Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang (VN112:100 – 1115) – Hoi An/Free time (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for the flight toward Da Nang. Welcomed on arrival and transferred to Hoi An Old Town. Have free time for the remainder of the day.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day13    (    Friday        )    Hoi An at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day14    (    Saturday    )    Hoi An – Hue (136km)/Perfume River Cruise (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart Hoi An and travel on the scenic coastal road to Hue. Stop en route for sightseeing at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Arriving in Hue at mid day, have time for refreshment.

In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the Perfume River with visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda and tomb of King Tu Duc.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Hue.

Day15    (    Sunday    )    Hue Citadel & Royal Tombs (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning visit Hue Imperial Citadel.
Afternoon visit the tombs of King Minh Mang, Kinh Khai Dinh.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Hue.

Day16    (    Monday    )    Hue – Hanoi (VN1540:1010-1120)/City Tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for the flight toward Hanoi. Welcomed by our local team and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, have a city tour of Hanoi taking in: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace (from outside only), the West Lake and the Temple of Literature.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day17    (    Tuesday    )    Hanoi – Halong Bay Junk Cruise (165km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
0800 A.M Travel by car to Halong Bay.
1200 P.M Arrive at Halong Bay and complete formalities for boarding a junk for a luxury cruise on Bai Tu Long Bay. Visit a floating village and enjoy cooking demonstration on board in the afternoon.
Lunch and dinner included on board.
Overnight on board the junk.

Note: Depending on each cruise that you choose, the cruise itinerary may be different.

Day18    (    Wednesday    )    Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
Tea, coffee and patries on board.
Taichi lesson on the sun-deck and climb the mountain at Ti Tov Beach for the superb panoramic view of Halong Bay. Back on board the the brunch. Disembarkation at 1100 A.M. Our driver is ready to pick you up from the pier for the road trip back to Hanoi.
Free time for dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day19    (    Thursday    )    Hanoi at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day20    (    Friday        )    Depart Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have free time until our driver comes back to your hotel for the transfer to the airport. We trust you had a wonderful tour of Cambodia and Vietnam with Paradissa Travel.

 

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

A floating market in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
A floating market in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Hoi An Old Town, Vietnam
Hoi An Old Town, Vietnam

 

Hue Imperial Citadel, Vietnam
Hue Imperial Citadel, Vietnam

 

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam