Vietnam cambodia luxury tour 22 days

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    Tour name : Vietnam Cambodia Luxury Tour

    Duration : 22 days

    Tour operator : Do Ha

    Mobile : 84 904966994

    Itinerary in details:

    Day 1 (3 Jan): Saigon Arrival ()

    You are welcome at the airport, transfer to Ho Chi Minh city, also called Saigon. This is the largest

    city in Vietnam and is the nation's economic capital. The metropolitan area H Ch Minh City and

    surrounding towns is populated by more than 9 million.

    Transfer to the hotel. Free for personal activities.

    Flight: QF359 11:35/16:30

    Overnight at the hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 2 (4 Jan ): Saigon city tour (B/L)

    We will take a full day city tour to visit the must to see places in the city including the

    Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also admire the many beautiful French

    colonial buildings such as the main post office and the former Hotel de Ville (city hall). After lunch,

    we visit the Giac Lam pagoda before heading to the bustling Cho Lon Market (Chinatown). This trip

    helps you view the city from another perspective and to see the abundance of fresh local produce

    that is such an important feature of Vietnamese cuisine.

    Overnight at the hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 3 (05 Jan ): Saigon - My Tho (cruise package by Jahan) (B/L/D)

    "The Sea of Mangroves"

    Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon you will go to My Tho for embarkation. My Tho is

    70km South of Saigon and located on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. Enjoy a cocktail

    reception at the Funnel Bar and Lounge followed by a Welcome Dinner on the Sun Deck. Drop

    anchor just outside of My Tho for the night.

    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 4 (06 Jan ): Cai Be - Chau Doc (B/L/D)

    "Vietnamese inventiveness"

    Starts with the Jahan Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of

    fruits and vegetables. Proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be.

    During a 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical

    Mekong Delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to

    many people. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals

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  • use palm leaves for houses. After touring the canals, head to the Ba Duc ancient house to have

    know the descendants of the former imperial residents. Then you will observe the Cai Bes color ful

    floating market from Caibe Princess boat.

    Back on the sampans, cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Bes beautiful

    cathedral. Then, group 1 can stay on boat to go straight to the restaurant while group 2 explores

    the edges of the canals on bicycle. Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa

    located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After lunch the cruise

    will continue with the visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and

    coconut candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.

    Board The Jahan for a relaxing evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight.

    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 5 (07 Jan ): Chau Doc - border crossing (B/L/D)

    "Taste of aqua cultural life"

    Welcome to the circus of fish. The early birds will be treated to Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck.

    Brace yourself for a short excursion by trycicle in about 30 minutes. After that you will have a

    short walk to visit the local market then go by coach to visit Lady Temple. She is the most famous

    Lady who brings strong spirit to the local in their daily life. Go back to the quay, you will start a

    boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of basa fish

    being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community.

    By mid-afternoon, The Jahan casts off for the border towards Phnom Penh.

    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 6 (08 Jan ): Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

    "Pearl of the East"

    Off we go early in the morning to witness a truly indescribable scene while approaching Phnom

    Penhs river promenade. After breakfast, embark on a city tour in this dynamic, historical capital of

    Cambodia which has retained its French colonial charm. Sightseeing in the morning will include the

    dazzling white and gold architecture of the Royal Palace, outstanding displays of Khmer crafts at

    the National Museum and the temple on a hill - Wat Phnom. After lunch in a local restaurant,

    examine the painful, heart wrenching reminders of Cambodias ugly past under the Khmer Rouge

    regime with an excursion to the Genocide museum to learn more about the Cambodian civil war.

    Introduction and onsite lecture by a local history professor.

    Thereafter, to ease the nerves a variety of cocktails will be at your disposal, followed by

    Cambodias traditional Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of the

    culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a

    delicious Khmer food buffet on the Jahan Cruise.

    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 7 (9 Jan ): Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham (B/L/D)

    "Monks and hilltops"

    Depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Chong Koh silk

    weaving village for a leisure walk. We cruise past the Mekongs tranquil villages and mind blowing

    river life with scores of fishermen on duty.

  • Visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple that holds a timeless story. Then,

    travel to the Cheung Kok Ecotourism Village, a small village developed with support from

    Assistance Mdiation Internationale (AMICA). Travelers can visit the village and take part in

    activities to experience village life. Profits from tourism go towards re-investment into long-term


    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 8 (10 Jan ): Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (B/L/D)

    "Cambodia's province and the wetlands"

    Wake up in the wee hours of the morning, truly energized to embark on a journey upriver to the

    pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers

    some of the best views in Cambodia. Dating from the 8th century, these ancient structures do

    justice to the architecture of the Chenla Empire which predated the glories of the mighty Angkor.

    Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding well organized rice paddy plains, as well as a travelers

    blessing performed by the local monks.

    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 9 (11 Jan ): Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap (B/L/D)


    Before the sun rises, The Jahan sets sail to Kampong Chhnang via Prek Kdam along the

    meandering Tonle Sap River, which narrows through leafy swaths of the South East Asian jungle.

    Take a walk through Kampong Louang, one of the last silversmith villages, to see the entire

    community involved in making various silver items to sell. Get back aboard The Jahan to eat lunch

    while cruising towards Kampong Chhnang.

    After lunch, take a motorboat excursion from Kampong Chhnang to see the wetlands, floating

    houses and fish farms in the region. Make a stop at a Heritage Line sponsored floating school to

    interact with the children and teach them some English! This is the day to truly experience rural

    Khmer life. In the evening, a mouth watering Farewell Dinner will be served on the Jahan Cruise's

    Sun Deck.

    Overnight on the Jahan Cruise

    Day 10 (12 Jan ): Tonle Sap - Siem Reap (B/L)

    "Angkor Awaits"

    This great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. The birdlife is profuse and from

    the middle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. Witness stillness and tranquility on the way

    to Siem Reap. The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the

    amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, changes may occur for the different seasons.

    High Water Program (approx. between July and December)

    Cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and 11:00 disembark at Siem Reap Port for onward coach

    transfer to the hotel by 12:00 pm

    Low Water Program (approx. between December and June)

    The Jahan Cruises early morning to Prek Kdam where you will disembark The Jahan after

    breakfast. Board a coach at 9:00am which will take you to see a pre-Angorian temple on your way

    to Siem Reap. A packed lunch and refreshments will be available along the way. Arrive in Siem

    Reap early afternoon. Pickup and transfer to the hotel. Free for personal activities.

  • Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

    Day 11 (13 Jan ): Siem Reap Free and easy (B)

    You are free and easy for personal activities.

    Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

    Day 12 (14 Jan ): Siem Reap Hanoi (B)

    Free until transfer at 16:00pm to Siem Reap airport for flight to Hanoi.

    Flight: VN836 18:05/19:45

    Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

    Day 13 (15 Jan ): Hanoi Free and eas