From Angkor to
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Saigon to Angkor )
Weekly departure: on every SAT,THU,TUE
DAY1: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (D)
Today we will Visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick
sculptures and Ta Prohm. One of the area's most beautiful
temples, Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was
discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in
the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was
abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the
ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers
first stumbled upon them. Visit as well Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda
Dinner and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel.
DAY 2: ANGKOR WAT (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, visit 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. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five
peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge
of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Lunch at local restaurant. Aftenroon visit the ancient capital
of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge
statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal
Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of
the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers
decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), until
sunset. Dinner local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.
Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk
performance of Apsara.Overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel. in
DAY 3: SIEMREAP - PHNOMPENH (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit Banteay Srei temple (10th
c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.
Continue to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples.
Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered
and retains much of its mystery. Lunch at hotel. In the
afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh.
Arrival transfer to the hotel. At leisure to walk in the city
and and explore the local market. Dinner at local restaurant
and overnight at hotel.
DAY 4 : PHNOMPENH -CHAUDOC (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel followed by the city tour.
A visit to Phnom Penh 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. Afternoon we will take
the boat to Chaudoc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives
Chaudoc at 5pm. Diner and overnight at Victoria Chaudoc hotel.
DAY 5: LONGXUYEN -CANTHO -TRAON(B,L,D)
After breakfast we head out to Longxuyen and
embark on Le Cochinchine cruises for a cruise along the river
while enjoying the scenic water way.
Visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages
suspended under floating houses on the river. Explore the long
Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong
Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for
space as owners attempt to sell their goods. A small boat will
take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and
the twilight in the evening on the shore Mekong. Douce
set sails torward Cantho and moor midstream for the night. Diner
and overnight on board.
Dinner and overnight on board Douce Mekong.
A small boat
take you to explore the CaiRang market one of the most
bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of
small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt
to sell their goods. The boat will take you through the
palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
Embark the boat and
then the cruise continue to Caibe via Tra On.
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the
beautiful scenery While cruising we enjoy lunch on board
we go for pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside
to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's
activities, especially some orchards (orange grove) with its
farmers and sample various tropical fruits in Lach village.
the boat and head out to Caibe. Enjoy the magnificent sunset
on the Co Chien river.
overnight on board in Caibe.
DAY 7: CAIBE
lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
amongst the lush vegetation to visit the handicraft
villages and meet with local people.
the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
boat trip through rivulets of Tan Phong islands. A pleasant
walk or cycle on the footpaths of the village to discover
tropical fruit orchards.
Disembark in Caibe. Transfer to Saigon.The cruise concludes.
breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.
Legend: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch and D= Diner