Highlights combination of destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia can bring for you a true insight into the history, culture, beauty and its unique charm of two countries. Starting from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta and enjoying a comfortable transfer to Siem Reap and visit a number of Angkor-related sites such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Tonle Sap Lake. We hope that our schedule of a plan will give you have the best Vietnam Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days.
On the first day
Starting the trip in Ho Chi Minh city, you should spend one day in this destination and check in your hotel. There are many places constructed on the traditional architecture such as Saigon Opera, Duc Ba church, and General Post Office. These places usually attract almost of foreigners by its sacred atmosphere and French style. Next, you should learn about Saigon’s fascinating combination of colonial, postcolonial and post-Vietnam War history through its architecture and museums are Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum. Occupying several buildings and outdoor courtyards, visitors to the museum can see military equipment including helicopters, fighter planes, tanks, and bombs – perfect fodder for history buffs young and old.
Another destination in Saigon you shouldn’t miss is Ben Thanh market. Being a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset, Ben Thanh Market is absolutely a must-see attraction of the most dynamic city in Vietnam. There a number of foods in the market that offers guests dishes freshly made to the order. Just come here and find out the answer. From clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry to kitchenware, grocery, sweets, and great Vietnamese coffee… everything that Saigonese need for their daily life can be found here. You should spend one hour to buy some necessary items for the continued Vietnam Cambodia itinerary 4 days. However, one suggestion for you is to bargain the cost of goods you want to buy as the price is usually higher two times than the initial. In the afternoon, you should come to Bui Vien street or called “foreigners street” to have a fantastic dinner with street foods and beers.
On the second day
You will be picked up from your hotel at 7.30 a.m then transfer to My Tho. You should experience in the motorized boat riding to see Cai Be floating market with local people. Floating market is a huge marketplace where both sellers and buyers make deals or purchases on the boats. The truth is that this kind of market is very common in the Mekong Delta region where the people’ lives are also closely attached to the waterway.
There are lots of the tourist agencies that introduce Cai Be floating market tour for nature lovers and adventurous visitors. You can see boats and sampans packed with vegetables, fruits, and other agricultural goods from other provinces. Spending their lifetime on the river, traders also use their boats as “mobile houses” from generation to generation. The next attractive point in Mekong Delta tour is tourist can walk around to see orchard, rice paper making, coconut candy workshop. Then you can overnight at hotel in Chau Doc and prepare for the next stop destination.
On the third day
Definitely, you transfer to Phnom Penh by the waterway on Mekong river which will bring for you the impressive experience in the Vietnam Cambodia itinerary 4 days. You can hire a Tuk Tuk for 20$ for the entire day. Both of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom is an unforgettable place, one that opens your eyes to beautiful sights, heartbreaking history and limitless warmth, kindness, and hospitality. Angkor Wat includes many temples near the modern city of Siem Reap. These temples involve Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Bayon Temples, Phimeanakas, and the Terrace of Elephants. One of the famous temples is Ta Prohm which is instantly recognizable which was a key setting in the hit movie, Tomb Raider, chosen for its exotic. Moreover, the temple structure may be small compared to others, but its detailed carvings, which depict famous Hindu tales.
Next, you can embark on elephant ride from South Gate of Angkor Thom. The temple is composed of three levels: the first two being square galleries featuring bas relief carvings, and the last a circular sanctuary where visitors can get lost in the mass of serene stone faces, all sporting the famous “Angkor smile” with lips curved upwards. Walking through the temple, you were endlessly intrigued by these mysterious faces looming overhead. Some say they are meant to represent inner peace and nirvana, though their exact significance is still debated.
In the afternoon, you can overnight in Siem Reap
On the fourth day
After finishing the breakfast, you can board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, which is the largest freshwater in South East Asia. The Lake is becoming importantly by its commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. The business of local people is similarly with the floating villages, mobile-houses. The famous floating village at the edge of the lake is Chong Khneas. Spending two hours delivering by the boat through the floating village. Especially, you will explore several ethnic groups like Khmer, Muslim and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets, fisheries, clinics, schools and other boatloads of tourists. In here, you will enjoy stunning foods such as fresh fruits, sticky rice, and consist of a soup, a salad, a fish dish, vegetables.
In the late afternoon, you will end the awesome trip and come back to the international airport.