This 6-day South Vietnam and Cambodia tour is specially designed for those who expect to have a local perspective of unique features of the region of the Mekong River, where the beauty of nature, people and life are fused. Cover the essences of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia including the city full of the vigor of Mekong Delta – Can Tho and the magnificent sites of the great Angkor Empire in Cambodia – surrounded by natural beauty and charming ancient complex.
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Mekong Delta – Can tho – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Date: No fixed dates
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Siem Reap
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 2: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh – City Tour
Day 4: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap
Day 5: Angkor Temple Complex
Day 6: Siem Reap Departure
Highlights 6-Day South Vietnam & Cambodia Tour:
- Have a boat trip to the most bustling floating Market in Mekong Delta: Cai Rang
- Give a local perspective of Vietnamese daily activities
- Hike up and down the Sam Mountain to admire the all-inclusive beauty
- Cruise on the Chatomouk River as the dusk falls
- Go deeply into the Cambodian culture at the biggest art museum of Khmer
- Discover the beliefs and worship of Cambodian at Silver Pagoda
- Appreciate the spectacular architecture of Angkor Temple Complex
- Savor the authentic Vietnamese and Cambodian food
- Enjoy scenic beauty on your way
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, you are welcomed by our driver and tour guide then transferred to the hotel and have a rest until being picked up for welcoming dinner at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city. Overnight in Saigon
Day 2: Saigon – Can Tho – Transfer to Chau Doc (B, L)
After breakfast, travel to Can Tho and begin a day of exploration with a boat cruise to Cai Rang, a floating market on the Mekong Delta – both the journey and the market provide insights into the Mekong rural lifestyle. Then, you’ll be taken to Chau Doc. Upon arrival, you’ll take a drive to the Sam Mountain, climb to its summit, which is well worth the effort, enjoy the striking views of the pancake-flat Mekong and the plain across the Cambodian border are striking. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Speed Boat to Phnom Penh (B, D)
In the morning, the speedboat will take you to Cambodia then Phnom Penh. On Phnom Penh arrival, you’ll be met by our local guide and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Royal Palace, National Museum and the Silver Pagoda, then followed by a sunset cruise on the Chatomouk River. Spend the night in Phnom Penh.
Day 4: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (B, L, D)
In the morning, pay a visit to Tuol Sleng Museum before continuing to the Killing Field of Choeung Ek where prisoners from Security Prison 21 were taken for execution. After lunch, we are on an afternoon flight to Siem Reap, guide & driver welcome & pick-up.
After that, visit Angkor Thom, starting with the Bayon, a bizarre structure of several architectural changes reflecting a switch from Hinduism (the foundations) to Buddhism (the superstructure). As dusk nears, a walk to the summit of Phnom Bakheng Hill will afford a panorama of the whole complex lit by the rays of the setting sun, weather permitting of course. Your overnight accommodation will be in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Temple Complex (B, L)
Today, explore Angkor Wat this morning, the largest, and for most people, the most impressive temple in the complex. We continue with visits to some of the outer sites including Preah Khan, a huge and highly exploitable monastic complex, Neak Pean, a Himalayan-style lake and sanctuary, and East Mebon, a temple-mountain.
After lunch, you’ll also see Ta Prohm, strangled by massive tree roots and typical of the condition of the whole complex when it was discovered in 1860 by French naturalist Henri Mouhot. Your guide will then show you the Prasat Kravan (also known as the Cardomom Sanctuary) and Srah Srang lake and landing terrace. The Srah Srang is less touristy and could be sunrise alternative to Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap Departure (B)
After breakfast, your time will be on your own until you’re picked up for your departure flight. Trip ends. See you again in the next Cambodia – Vietnam tour packages.