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    Southern Vietnam and Cambodia – 7 days

    This 7 day tour gives you a cruise in Mekong Delta to see the ordinary life and great scenery of Southern Vietnam. Stay 2 nights on a deluxe wooden boat on Mekong river. Pass through to Cambodia. Visit the capital Phnome Penh of Cambodia. See the best in the city before going to admire the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and much more…

    Tour Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
    Tour Route:  Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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    Day 1: Mekong delta – Panorama River Cruise
    In the morning we take you to Cai Be. You board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
    In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
    Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

    Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets (B,L,D)
    Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.
    After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
    Later in the morning your can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.
    The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way. Stay one more night on boat.

    Day 3: Mekong delta – An exotic world of its own (B,L)
    After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river we will visit another floating market. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.
    Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started.
    The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.30 on the pier. After lunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House in Cai Be, transfer to Chau Doc. Stay overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.

    Day 4: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B,L)
    After breakfast, transfer to a speed boat for Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh at around 2.00pm.
    Transfer to hotel in Phnom Penh. After a refreshment, visit to the Royal Palace. The palace was built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Continue your visit to the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Then continue your visit at the National Museum. This is one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems. The Museum is instantly recognizable with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully cured roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. It was designed in Khmer style in 1917 by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts Cambodgiens.
    Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

    Day 05: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B,L,D)
    At 08.00, transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.
    After your rest, visit Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Continue to view a wonderful sunset from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
    Everning,  Buffet Dinner and enjoy Khmer Traditional Dance Show at local restaurant.  Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

    Day 06: Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Tonle Sap lake (B,L)
    In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Then seeing the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
    Continue to visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
    Afternoon, We board on boat for sight-seeing on Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Lunch / Dinner not included; overnight at hotel
    Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

    Day 07: Siem Reap – Departure flight (B)
    Breakfast at your hotel. Your leisure for walking around and relax until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
    End of  the journey!

    Tour Includes:

    Tour and cabin on Mekong Eyes Cruise.
    Speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh.
    Airport pickup and transfer.
    Accommodation mentioned in itinerary.
    Meals mentioned in itinerary.
    Tours and excursions as described.
    Transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
    English speaking guide.
    All entrance fees.

    Tour Excludes
    Drinks.
    Personal Expense.
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