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Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor
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Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor
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Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor
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Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor
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Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor

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Saigon city tour – Cu Chi tunnels

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Saigon-Mekong-Saigon (Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel in District 1 and 3, HCMC)

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Transfer Saigon-Mekong-Saigom Transfer Mekong-airport Transfer around Mekong or around the city center

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Post Cruise Extensions

Saigon city tour – Cu Chi tunnels

Organic Valley is not a corporation. We’re a cooperative. Owned and run by the farmers who grow the food, who milk the cows, and who bring you your cheese.

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Additional services

Shuttle Bus

Saigon-Mekong-Saigon (Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel in District 1 and 3, HCMC)

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Private Car

Transfer Saigon-Mekong-Saigom Transfer Mekong-airport Transfer around Mekong or around the city center

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Itinerary

Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor

DAY 1: SAIGON – CAI BE – MY THUAN – SA DEC (L, D)

8h00-8h15 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart to Mekong Delta.

Arrival at the Delta of the Mekong at the end of the morning. Transfer by junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to welcome you to discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Direction to the artisanal factories of products based on rice and coconut: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk...

Embarkation on the boat of Le Cochinchine, welcomed by a welcome cocktail.

Lunch on board while the boat sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.

Cycling along the islands of Cai Thia taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local residents.

Enjoying a therapeutic massage on the upper deck while contemplating the sunset on the Mekong.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2: SA DEC – LONG XUYEN (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.

At the entrance of the town, you will visit a brickworks to understand the life of local people.

Continue to the city center for a visit to the lively market of Sa Dec followed by the traces of Marguerite Duras, including the old house of Mr. L’Amant, the school for girls of Trung Vuong, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother.

In the heart of the village of Sa Dec, discover the temple of Caodaism-a new South Western Vietnam from 1926, and the flower garden and bonsai of Sa Sec.

Return to the boat, lunch on board when the boat cruises towards Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo with magnificent scenery along the shores: River activities, flower cultivation, vegetables, shrimp trap, children bathing.

Discover the countryside and villages when you arrive at the crocodile farm in Long Xuyen.

Participation in the cooking class with the typical dish of the Mekong Delta "The pumpkin flower stuffed with the fish of the Mekong".

Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.

DAY 3: LONG XUYEN – CHO MOI – HOA HAO (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board over the sunrise.

Explore the Long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.

Walking or cycling through the countryside and villages on the island of Ong Ho by discovering the daily life of the local people and visiting the ancient home of the President of Ton Duc Thang, Vietnam's second president after President Ho Chi Minh. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience.

Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carries on our journey to the village of Hoa Hao.

On arrival, transfer to the local boat for the visit of the floating village of the fishermen and the village to the handicrafts of Cham where the inhabitants practice Islamism.

Dinner and overnight on board in Chau Doc.

DAY 4: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH (B, L, D)

This morning, we have a speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) - Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.

Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit of Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 5: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B, L, D)

This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport to Siemriep. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel.

We will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 6: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 7: SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

At leisure to visit the market or "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. End of our services.

 

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Siem Reap - Angkor - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon

DAY 1: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (L, D)

We will the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Rolous, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. PreahKo erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 2: ANGKOR WAT (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. This night, we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 3: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B, L, D) 

Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit BanteaySrei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.

Continue to visit to Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft center the Handicraft for the wood and stone carving processes.  Continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Transfer to the hotel check in. At leisure to walk in the city and explore the local market.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 4: PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel followed by the city tour.

A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Afternoon, we take a speedboat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc. The boat ride leaves at 12:30 P.M at Sisowath International Pier, No 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnompenh, Cambodia and arrives at Con Tien floating restaurant, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc town, An Giang Province, Vietnam at 5:30 P.M.

Embark on Cochinchine boat. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck.

Diner and overnight on boat.

DAY 5: CHAU DOC – CHO MOI – LONG XUYEN (B, L, D)

Enjoy the breakfast on boat and contemplate the wonderful scenery of morning in the Mekong River. We take the sampan through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.

Continue our way to Long Xuyen for the lovely sunset cruise. Promenade/ Cycle along the Ong Ho Island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong and small arroyos on the island.

Enjoy foot massage and sipping cocktails over the sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 6: LONG XUYEN – SA DEC – MY THUAN (B, L, D)

Get up early in the morning to contemplate the sunrise on the Mekong.

After breakfast, boarding a boat which will take you to the floating market of Long Xuyen with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. You will have the opportunity to see the lives of the inhabitants who live in the floating houses around the market.

Continue to the crocodile farm where you will have the opportunity to know the process of crocodile farming.

Return to our boat for lunch on board.

The boat starts slowly towards Sa Dec - a charming town located on the banks of the Tien River which is named as the 2nd Venice of Italy. Upon arrival in Sa Dec, visit a brick factory at the entrance of the city.

Afterthat, walk or bike to visit the local market of Sa Dec, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le (Marguerite Duras's Lover) carrying the original architecture where the lover of Marguerite Duras lived, the Trung Vuong Primary school where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.

Follow a walk on the bonsai garden and flowers, the temple of Caodaism.

Return to our large boat to take part in the cooking class which helps you to make the typical dish of the Mekong delta "The pumpkin flower stuffed with the fish of the Mekong".

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 7: CAI BE FLOATING MARKET (B)

After breakfast accompanied by a splendid sunrise over the Mekong, you will leave by boat to explore the floating market of Cai Be.

Visiting an old house of Mr. Kiet will allow you to see the original architecture and understand the life of the inhabitants in the Mekong Delta. You will also enjoy tea and a few pieces of tropical fruit.

Disembarkation at 11h00 A.M. Our driver will pick you up at the Cai Be Pier to take you to Ho Chi Minh City. End of our services.

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Whats Included

Cruise Price Inclusion: Land transportation included airport transfers as stated in the program. English speaking guides during the trip. Admission fees and permits where applicable. Meals as indicated (B=breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner) Flight Siem Reap-Phnom Penh or Phnom Penh-Siem Reap. Boat ride from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc or from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. Accommodations: 3 nights at hotels, 3 nights on boat. Service of crews on board. 1 complimentary foot massage on board.

Cruise Price Exclusion: Pre/post trip arrangement. Beverages. Travel insurance. Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 30 USD in cash, 2 photos 4 x 6 cm) Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card. Other personal expenses.



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