DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON
Arrival Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city, our tour guide and driver will pick up to transfer the hotel in downtown, free time for your own exploration the city.
DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS - SAIGON CITY 1DAY
After breakfast, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cu Chi tunnels. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Return back to Saigon for lunch, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace, war Museum, China Town and Notre Dame Cathedral. At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. You have dinner in local restaurant.
Overnight Saigon (B/L/D)
DAY 3: SAIGON - SIEMREAP - PUBLIC BUS
You have breakfast at the hotel, next our guide and driver will pickup to transfer to the public bus station (in the city) and drive for Siemreap of Cambodia (around 10-12 hours), lunch & dinner own your account.
Arrival at Siem Reap at late afternoon, meet our local guide at bus station and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. (B)
Notes: Second option with flying from HCM city to Siemreap (Around 2 hours flight) and so, if the client would like to take flight, please contact us to make this change.
DAY 4: SIEMREAP TEMPLE TOURS
Breakfast at hotel Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century):
the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Lunch not included Visit to the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor:
Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. 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.
Enjoy wonderful sunset from the top of Pre Rup Temple.
Dinner not included and night at hotel (B)
DAY 5: SIEMREAP DEPARTURE - FLIGHT
Breakfast at hotel In the morning, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake at KAMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current.
Lunch not included Transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to next destination (B)