SAIGON – PHNOM PENH 5 DAYS
DAY 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR
Welcome to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) – the most hectic and business city of Vietnam.
Upon arrival at the airport, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to the city center to check in hotel. Afternoon, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there. Overnight in Saigon.
Note: The normal check in time is 14:00pm. Early check in depending on hotel availability.
DAY 2: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L) – (SIC TOUR)
After breakfast at hotel. Picked by at hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing.Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong River with the Elephant Ear fish.Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
DAY 3: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR – PHNOM PENH (B) – (SIC TOUR) – Afternoon flight
Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience.
In the afternoon, you’ll take a flight to Phnom Penh. Welcome to Phnom Penh – the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial styles with French villas and large tree-line sidewalk. After a rest, we will take a cruise to see the sunset on the Mekong and Tonle Sap River in the “Four Arms” section where the Mekong meets the Tonle Sap River before splitting into two branches. Enjoy the night time and overnight in Phnom Penh!
DAY 4: PHNOM PENH (B)
After breakfast at hotel, you will visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style royal palace complex build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver pagoda (the emerald Buddha temple), where contain plenty of Buddha Statues decorated and made by gold, diamond, gemstone and silver. We will stop at Independence monument and explore the National museum; a beautiful Khmer architecture building contains more than 5000 art antiques made by bronze, wood, gold, silver, copper, sandstone and others. We pass through the river-front park where 4 rivers met at a junction include mystical Mekong. Walk up to sacred hill Phnom Daun Penh – also the name of a pagoda and name of the capital nowadays. Last visit Central Market, a large market constructed in 1937 in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls of goods. Initial design and layouts are from French architect Louis Chauchon. Enjoy the night time and overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 5: PHNOM PENH – DEPARTURE (B)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to airport for flight departure.
II. QUOTATION AND INFORMATION
(In USD, per person, based on double occupancy)
|Group||1 pax||2 pax||3-5 pax||6-7 pax||8-9 pax||10-12 pax||13-15 pax||Single Sup|
The rate for 1 pax is inclusive of single supplement already.
|Location||Accommodations (or similar)|
|3 star hotel||4 star hotel||5 star hotel|
|Saigon||Liberty Park View Hotel||Paragon Hotel||Majestic Hotel|
|Phnom Penh||Salita Hotel||Green Palace Hotel||Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel|
- Accommodations are class quoted (or similar)
- Transportation by air-conditional vehicle
- Local English speaking guides
- Meals are mentioned in the itinerary
- SIC tour to Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels
- Waters during tour day
- All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
- Visa on arrival
- Flight Saigon – Siem Reap and any flight does not mentioned and international tax
- Travel insurance
- Early check-in and late check-out
- Hotel/Room upgrade
- Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program