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Saigon to Phnom Penh Tour 4 days

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Tour Information

Price: US$ (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh.
Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights.
Depart from: Saigon - Return to: Phnom Penh.

Description

Summary: This enchanting four day trip takes you deep into the watery world of the Mekong Delta from Can Tho to Phnom Penh via the charming border town of Chau Doc. Amazing tributaries hidden amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens, bustling floating markets that offer a cornucopia of items, and acres of emerald rice fields are what makes the Mekong Delta so unforgettable.
 
Journey from Saigon to Cai Be and Vinh Long. Here you will cruise the many tributaries of the Mekong, walk along the famous 'Monkey Bridges' that link the villages together and wander amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens. In Can Tho, take a boat to visit the colourful Cai Rang floating market. Here, during the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The main items sold here are fruit and vegetables and every boat has a long upright pole at its bow from which samples of the goods for sale are hung. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors. Before heading into Cambodia and its capital Phnom Penh, spend a night in the town of Chau Doc. The pace here is slower than the rest of the Mekong and the town boats a strong cultural presence. The local Khmer population rubs shoulders with local fisherman, whilst the Cham minority still weave colorful traditional textiles.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho (B/L)

This morning, drive from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta town of Cai Be and board the Cai Be Princess boat. Visit Cai Be's colorful floating market, local cottage industries and an excursion to the evergreen islands in the middle of the meandering canals. Enjoy lunch in a restored colonial villa before continuing on the boat journey until reaching Can Tho late this afternoon. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 2: Can Tho - Chau Doc (B)

Wake up early for a breakfast cruise to the colorful Cai Rang floating market which bustles with wholesalers on big boats. Customers cruise the market in smaller boats, and can easily find what they are looking for, as the larger boats hang samples of their goods from tall wooden poles. Following your visit to Cai Rang and Can Tho depart for the 3-hour drive to Chau Doc. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 3: Chau Doc (B)

After breakfast, take a boat to the area's unique fish farms and to visit a village of stilt houses belonging to the Cham minority. Here you will see colorful traditional textiles being woven on old wooden looms. Your afternoon is at leisure, and a visit to Sam Mountain for sunset is highly recommended. There are dozens of pagodas and temples around Sam Mountain and reaching the peak, with its fantastic views, is the highlight of the visit. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 4: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B)

After breakfast, an early morning boat departure takes you up an hour up the delta's waterways to the Cambodian border. After clearing immigrations, its another 4 hour along the Mekong to Phnom Penh, your final destination.

 

 
Note: Although this tour ends at the Phnom Penh boat dock, we suggest booking additional services in the city, such as transfers and hotels.

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour Prices

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2 Pax

3 - 5 Pax

6 - 9 Pax

10 - 15 Pax

16 Pax Up

Single Supplemental

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers
  • English speaking guide during all tours and transfers (other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited
  • Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
  • Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for porters

Trip excludes:

  • International flights to and from Vietnam
  • Vietnam visa arrangement (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • All other services which are not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance
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