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MT6: Saigon – Phnompenh along Mekong river 4 days

Destination: Saigon – My tho – Ben tre – Can tho – Chau doc - Phnompenh
Starts in: Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in: Phnompenh
Duration: 4D
Tour code: MT6

Saigon – Phnompenh along Mekong river 4 days

Saigon – Phnompenh along Mekong river 4 days
Itinerary in Details
Day 1: Ho chi minh – Mekong Delta – My tho – Ben tre – Can Tho (  L )
8:00 AM Pick up at hotel, transfer to My tho, the first bustling town of the Mekong Delta. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery on Vietnam River from the peaceful Delta. The huge ships, which come from many different countries moving slowly, quietly along the river is what you will see at the Saigon River. Do not miss this sight! On the way you will see daily activities of local people along the river sellers and buyers bargaining, exchanging fish, the products that they got from their working on the sea. From My Tho, you will ride on a local motor boat around Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek and go for a rowing boat trip. You will also enjoy lunch, tropical fruit and free time  bike ride in the rural village.
From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals that are so beautiful for photography. Continue to Can tho, check in, relax. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.
Day 2:  Can tho – Chau doc  ( B, L )
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we breakfast and start our trip with a boat cruise on sparking streams along the endless waterway of Mighty Mekong River to Cairang  floating markets. There will be hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade. Sellers advertisers their wares by crying out across the waters. We visit the lush orchards and are treated to a delicious tropical fruits. After lunch we travel by land to Chau Doc, on the way we will pass Thot Not to visit  Crocodile Farm. On arrival at Chau Doc, visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view and enjoy the sunset on the top of SamMountain. Over night at hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau doc – Phnompenh by speed boat ( B, L )

This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing around 7:30 AM. 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  5 hours. Arrive in Phnompenh pier around 12:30 PM. You will be picked up at Phnompenh pier, enjoy nice lunch at local restaurant.
We spend the rest of afternoon to discover Phnompenh city: Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End your afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.
Day 4: Phnompenh departure ( B )
Breakfast at the hotel. Then take a half-day city tour at the Killing Field and Toul Sleng Museum of the genocide Tuol Sleng Museum (Museum of Genocide): former Tuol Svay Prey High School, in 1975 it became the Khmer Rouge's main torture and interrogation center. It was known as Security Prison 21 - or just S-21.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
Cost in USD per person based on doubl/twin sharing, valid until 30 Dec. 2014
Option 2 3-4 5 - 6 7- 8 Single Suppl.
Superior 515 430 329 305 82
First class 615 528 428 405 175
Deluxe 712 630 530 510 275

Accommodation Options
Location Superior First class Deluxe
Can Tho Kim tho 3* Ninh Kieu II  4 * Victoria Can Tho 4 *
Chau doc Halong Chau doc 3* Victoria Chau Doc 4 * Victoria Chau Doc 4 *
Phnompenh King Grand Boutique 3 * White Maison 4 * Sofitel 5 *
Tour includes:
  • Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary at local restaurant with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as stated
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Speed boat ticket Chau doc - Phnompenh
  • Mineral Water and towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:
  • Vietnam visa
  • Cambodia Visa ( available at the border at 20USD/visa )
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar new Year
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills, wine and beer during meals…
  • Tips and gratuities
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