Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L)
In the morning, depart for My Tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by traditional stilt houses and fruit plantations. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising in the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation on Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long to visit the snake market.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc ( B,L)
After breakfast, take a boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then visit the Cai Rang floating market, which are the best in the region. You will probably have tried Vietnamese vermicelli soup, so now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and talk with the local people. Learn how to cross a "monkey bridge" which is built from a single bamboo. Break for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, stopping off at Long Xuyen to visit the Thot Not Bird Sanctuary. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Speed boat to Phnom Penh (B)
This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 07.30 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 4.5 hours.
On arrival, transfer to our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia.
A visit to Phnom Penh in the afternoon 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 in Phnom Penh
Day 4: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (B,L)
This morning we take a short flight to Siem Reap.
As we arrive in Siem Reap, we are accompanied by the guide to the hotel. The same morning we are on tour to Rolous Group temples including the 9th-century-erected Preah Ko temple, Bakheng, the largest and most complex temple of the Rolous group temples, and the four-brick-tower temple of Lo Lei. After the lunch break, we will head to Small Circuit to witness the Prasat Kravan (Cardamon sanctuary), where we will experience the stunning image of the eight-armed Vishnu in the largest central tower. Then we get going to Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddist temple with four concentric walls, Srah Srang (Royal Bath), Ta Prohm, which is best known for its originally charming look, with trees and roots intertwined with the carvings and chambers of the buildings. Next, we move to just east of Angkor Thom where stand the Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda that seem to be known as the twin temple, and to Takeo, the only temple never completed and yet one among the finest.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Angkor Temples (B,L)
In the early morning, we enjoy the view of sunset at Angkor Wat. Then we start our tour to the most popular South Gate of Angkor Thom’s before going to Angkor Thom (the temple) which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown until now. Then we go to Bapoun, which is one of the most spectacular of Angkor’s temples in its heyday; to Terrace of Leper King, another mysterious site to find out; and to Terrace of Elephants that once served as the base for the king’s grand audience hall for the public ceremonies. Now it is time to visit the World Seven Wonder, better known as Angkor Wat, which is considered the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia. In the evening, comes the moment for the relaxing view from the Phnom Bakheng Hill.
Day 6: Great Lake (B,L)
In the early morning, we enjoy our time with sunrise at Angkor Wat then back to hotel for breakfast. After that, we are heading to Pre Rup (the pyramid-shaped temple,) then to East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong that all represent the unique feature of Angkorian sites.
This afternoon board a boat and spend the morning at one of the largest villages on the Tonle Sap lake which is called Kompong Phluk. In the village you will witness the fascinating daily lives of the local people who live on the water. The boat service is provided by local people, and the profit goes directly back to the community.
Day 7: Siem Riep Departure (B)
Time at leisure until get transferred to the airport for your flight departure. End of our services.