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SEE ALL EAT WELL: Mekong Delta & Siem Reap - 7 days

This 7-day tour is perfect for those who enjoy a mixture of vibrant city life and relaxation. It starts off in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam, a busy metropolis of roaring motorbikes, decadent street food and beautiful architecture. Here you’ll see sights like the stunning French-built Notre Dame Cathedral, feast on delicious food and drive to the Mekong Delta for a cruise. On the Mekong you’ll look into the past, witnessing a simpler life. Siem Reap is the next stop, home to the famed Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world. Here you’ll spend a few days exploring temples and museums, witnessing beautiful sunsets, and of course, eating. You’ll head home full of tales about your incredible journey in this remarkable part of the world.

Itinerary

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day 1
HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

Xin chao! Welcome to Saigon.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by local guide and driver, transfer to your hotel for check in.

This afternoon, you will visit the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam. You can visit the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

Walk to the central square where you will see all Saigon iconic buildings. Built between 1877 and 1883, Saigon’s Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral is a centre of Catholicism in modern Vietnam, and one of the city’s major landmarks.

The Saigon Post Office, a classic French colonial structure, is still a functioning post office today and features huge ceilings, a giant portrait of Uncle Ho, and many beautiful details.

The rest of the day is free at leisure. You may wish to visit various shopping centers or some of the many nightime entertainment venues.

Enjoy a special dinner – a feast for senses. Take away your sight senses, and experience a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound. This is not simply dining, but rather a uniquely mind-altering experience

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Silverland Yen Hotel – Premier Deluxe Room

DAY 2
HO CHI MINH CITY – VINH LONG - HOMESTAY

This morning, drive to the land of rivers, the Mekong Delta.

The program will start with a visit of Vinh Long market. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetable… Next stop will be the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries. Your boat will go along the floating village, there you will learn how to farm catfish on Mekong river.

Lunch will be served at local house, have a cup of tea when enjoying the traditional music.

Check in your homestay for the night.

In the afternoon, walk along the village to the local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn…

Come back homestay for a fresh shower and cooking some dishes with the owners. You enjoy diner & overnight at local house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

DAY 3
HOMESTAY – CAI BE – HO CHI MINH CITY

Bid farewell to your host after breakfast, get on board to cruise to Cai Be floating market. Get on land at Tan Phong island for a biking / walking on village paths where you are surrounded by local farms, houses, fruit farm, the daily life of Mekong Delta habitants just lively and peacefuly as it is for you to encount. You can learnt how they make rice-net for spring-rolls, sew coconut-leaves for cottage roof and specially see how they wave the dried water-hyacinth to make many products: baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes…

The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. Your boat journey ends at Cai Be town where you transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city, lunch en route at local restaurant.

Farewell dinner will be a cozy restaurant lococated in a lane of Saigon which was a French villa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Silverland Yen Hotel – Premier Deluxe Room

DAY 4
HO CHI MINH CITY - FLY TO SIEM REAP

The day is free at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City for some last minute shopping.

Check out hotel by noon then you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap.

Arrive in Siem Reap, your guide and transfer to your hotel. Free at your leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard Room 

DAY 5
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT – GREAT ANGKOR THOM – TA PROHM

Begin your day to explore the famed Angkor Wat Temple. The largest and best preserved among the many temples in the area, Angkor Wat is the highlight of most all Cambodia holiday packages, and the experience of walking its sacred grounds is not to be forgotten.

Afternoon you will enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom, then view the massive stone faces on the towers of the Bayon. Continue to Ta Prohm which has been left just as it was when rediscovered: a photogenic and atmospheric maze of jungle growing up through temple ruins.

You will enjoy the first dinner in Siem Reap in a stylish contemporary restaurant with the set menu from elegance décor dishes including the best of Cambodian flavors. The Apsara dance show is one of the more sophisticated on offer and is an affordable way to get a cultural fix in Siem Reap.

Optional Evening (subjects to additional surcharge) Enjoy PHARE circus in the evening. The Cambodian Circus has long been famous for their performances, and this NGO teaching street kids to become circus artists is a regular at international circus conventions worldwide. Enjoy their interpretations of modern life and issues in Cambodian society.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Apsara Dance show

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard Room 

DAY 6
SIEM REAP LOCAL TOUCH – ANGKOR MUSEUM - BANTAEY SREI – SUNSET VIEW

After breakfast you will transfer to the local market of Siem Reap. The local market is full of fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit; here you can observe traditional ways of life and meet many friendly local people.

Continue to visit the Angkor National Museum, this world class museum introducing the profound cultural landmarks of Siem Reap spreads over 20,000 sq.m and reveals the legends of the Golden Era of the Khmer empire. The museum is a landmark providing complete facilities and recreation services for both tourists and the local community.

Enjoy lunch time at a unique community-based tourism site that offers a genuine surrounding and the chance to immerse you into the real atmosphere of Cambodia’s countryside.

After lunch, explore Banteay Srei (known as the Women citadel), a smaller temple which nevertheless stands out for its ornate red sandstone design.

On the way back, stop to visit the Butterfly Garden where you can see and touch to thousand butterflies. This was started to help the ecology and stimulate the local people to think about the environment and hence creating work opportunity. You can walk in the enclosure, and you can see how the process starts with a caterpillar. This place offers a slice of peace and tranquillity between temple visits. It is fun to learn the names of the species that we’d been seeing on our hikes around the temples. You are able to sit for a short while after the tour, just enjoy the environment and a cool drink surrounded by the butterflies.

Finally, find what may be the most memorable image of your trip to Cambodia at Pre Rup, with a spectacular sunset view over the Angkor Archaeological Park.

The last dinner in Siem Reap is well served at a fusion themed contemporary restaurant for the whole group. The restaurant has a trendy garden lounge bar where you can unwind while listening to selected music, after dinner and hangout for the last night here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard Room 

DAY 7
SIEM REAP - TONLE SAP – DEPARTURE

After breakfast and check-out, you will head out to Kompong Kleang “floating village”, which is, in fact, a stilt house settlement of over 20,000 people where structures can tower up to ten meters above the water. Greeted by waves of the friendly locals, here you can glimpse Cambodia’s countryside culture and traditional family lifestyle.

Back to Siem Reap for lunch. Free at your own leisure until the transfer to the airport for your home flight departure. We wish you a pleasant and enjoyable trip with Sens Asia Travel!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Price Includes:

  • 05 nights’ accommodation in twin or double room with daily breakfast (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 01 night at homestay in Vinh Long (simple facilities with standard services)
  • All meals included at “Eat well” standard
  • All transfers with air-con vehicles
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) as indicated in the program
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
  • Complimentary visa letter to Vietnam (applied for some specific citizens from US, AUS, HKG,… )
  • Regional airfares Ho Chi minh city – Siem reap (if you choose Package with regional airfares)

Tour Price Excludes:

  • International airfares
  • Regional airfares (if you choose Packages without regional airfares)
  • Single supplement
  • Visa stamping fee to Vietnam, Cambodia (if visa is required)
  • Pre and post arrangements (transfer, tour, accommodation and other services)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tipping Etiquete for tour guides and drivers which is an entirely personal gesture however we recommend you allow US$ 3 – US$ 6 per day per traveller)
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • All not mentioned above

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