Cambodia and Vietnam may boast uniquely fascinating cultures, but experiencing both of these incredible countries in a single journey highlights the natural beauty and cultural charm they share. Greatly, this is an opportunity for you explore the diversity of this stunning corner of Southeast Asia. For long experienced years, Travel Sense Asia’s expertly-crafted itineraries are designed to feature the highlights of both countries while offering personalized opportunities to experience what makes each unique. Of course, Travel Sense Asia completely provide a journey through Vietnam and Cambodia Packages that matches your preferred travel period, touring needs and budget. Spending 10 days on traveling to Southern Vietnam and almost places in Cambodia country, it ensures that you will have a great trip.
One of the most important ideas you need to recognize when traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia is building a clear plan. Firstly, you can book the confidential tour, which helps tourists experience on the trip. They will give you the clear schedule with both of time and destinations so it is easy to arrange your job. Next, you also spend some minutes to check the weather forecast before coming to two countries as you can set the plan what to visit the destinations.
Of course, a trip needs to be prepared very well with necessary items such as luggage, visa, devices, cash,… And because you usually move anywhere so you must keep these carefully.
On the first day, visit Saigon
One of the first destinations in the trip is Ho Chi Minh city. You will discover the story of Saigon, from a city of conflict to a modern metropolis on this fascinating half-day tour.
Start with a visit to the War Remnants Museum, visit the Reunification Palace, once a symbol of the South Vietnamese Government. See the war room, the banquet hall and the presidential office with the unusual gifts which have been received. War Remnants Museum is the best exhibition as it is displayed many memory items such as bombs, tanks, planes and war machinery, which can be found in the courtyard. The museum has a very pro-communist, down-with-the-capitalist-pigs bend to it. It’s as much propaganda as it is history.
The next place in Saigon is the Central Post Office which is designed and constructed by the French construction. Nearly the post office, you can walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral. This church is an iconic Saigon landmark built in neo-Romanesque style by the French between 1863 and 1880. One suggestion for you in the late of the afternoon is joining the show in Saigon Opera House. From a bomb shelter to housing the parliamentary Lower House, the Opera House has had an interesting history.
On the second day, move to Cu Chi tunnel
The tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and move to Cu Chi which located 60 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Besides, you can grace the beautiful view of rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming alongside the road. However, travelers maybe find it quite hard to imagine the destructions, damage all over the area because of bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. One more time, visitors can fancy the show of war when seeing the memory tools.
On the third day, depart to Can Tho
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and move to Ben Tre approximately two hours, and a gateway to the delta. The most famous transportation in here is a small boat, so you can use the one to start your sightseeing around the waterways of Mekong Delta.
Next, the tour can visit the brick factory and board a small boat and meander through the canals and waterways. The stopping place is a small homemade coconut to see how coconuts have been produced, and woven mats that are later sold in the market. From there, you should come to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea. This is special food in here. At this time, you also walk around quiet villages and watch the life of rural people in Mekong Delta. It is a chance to learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees.
On the fourth day, move to Chau Doc
Continuously, you should to wake up early and take a boat to the Cai Rang market. Coming here you will see the hustle and bustle of a floating market. From a boat, you can grace the background of vendors display their wares from boats teeming with produce and buy a coffee from one of the floating cafes. The vendors can exchange the goods. For example, they usually change the fruit to rice or daily tools. Especially, you can buy particular items such as fruit, daily tools, traditional foods,…It is believed that the price of these is quite cheap. After that, one recommendation for you is walking around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Then you proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su. Let’s take a small boat to approach the wild birds Sanctuary to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest and watch storks, cranes and other tropical birds.
Then, you drive approximately three hours to the township of Chau Doc, a colorful and sleepy town near the Vietnam-Cambodia border.
On the fifth day, catch up Phnom Penh by boat
Once considered the most attractive of the cities that the French constructed in Indochina, the city is today recovering from its turbulent past. On the fifth day, you will embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh. Upon arrival Siem Reap, meet your guide at Borei Seang Nam station and transfer to check in at the hotel for refreshment.
Siem Reap is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archaeological Park which is roughly 7 kilometers away. However, the town itself is worth exploring with day and night markets, Khmer massage and spa treatments, a variety of great cafes and restaurants, and even fish massage!
This afternoon, let’s try one time moving by “Tuk Tuk” to visit the Angkor National Museum, learn about “the Legend Revealed” and see how the Khmer Empire has been established during the golden period. Continue to Preah Ang Check – Preah Ang Chom, the secret place where local people go praying for good luck or a safe journey. Next, in the dinner, you enjoy buffet dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show at Amazon or Kulen II restaurant. Relax as you prepare for your much-anticipated visit to Angkor tomorrow.
On the sixth day, transfer to Siem Reap
One of the important destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia packages is South Gate of Angkor Thom. It is known as the gods of the good and evil line the entrance. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film, Tomb Raider. Angkor Thom is famous for 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Enclosure, and the Elephants Terrace. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple. Afternoon, you explore Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th-century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Last but not least, you view a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible.
On the last day, visit Tonle Sap
You will enjoy a quintessential river excursion through the region’s floating villages, where you will get a glimpse of the local lifestyles on the Tonle Sap River. The Lake is also an important commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. Towards the end of the day, you will emerge onto the vast expanse of the lake, which is Cambodia’s largest. Chong Khneas is the name of the famous floating village at the edge of the lake. It locates at the Southern part of Siem Reap town about 15 Km and takes only 30 minutes by vehicles to the boat dock where there are always boats waiting for visitors. The boat trip through the floating village takes approximately two hours. On the Vietnam and Cambodia packages, you can explore the different culture of Khmer, Muslim, and Vietnamese in the floating households and floating markets and something.
You will experience both of these incredible countries in Indochina in a memorable journey highlights the natural beauty and the uniquely fascinating cultures. Let’s talk to us several troubles, we are willing to advise some tips for travelers.