ANGKOR WAT TO SAIGON
Trip code: VNCA - AWSG10
departure: Every day
DAY 02: ANGKORTEMPLE
DAY 03: ANGKOR TEMPLE
DAY 04: by bus SIEMREAP to
DAY 05: SAIGON CITY TOUR &
CUCHI TUNNELS (B,L)
DAY 06: SAIGON MEKONG
DELTA DAY TRIP(B,L)
DAY 07: SAIGON BY
TRAIN TO PHANTHIET BEACH(B)
DAY 09: PHANTHIET
DAY 10: DEPARTURE(B)
Itinerary in details:
01: SIEMREAP ARRIVAL
Greet upon your
arrival at Siem Reap International Airport
and transfer to the hotel.
ANGKOR TEMPLE TOUR (B,L)
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.
Visit the South
Gate (with its huge statues depicting the
churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient
capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon
Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated
with over 200 smiling faces of
Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure,
Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the
Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor
Wat. Overnight at the hotel.
ANGKOR TEMPLE TOUR(B,L)
transfer to 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,
you continue your temple visits to Preah
Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII,
Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of
towered enclosures and shoulder hugging
corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the
temple of Prea Khan is in a reasonable state
of preservation and ongoing restoration
efforts should maintain and even improve
this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built
in the middle of a pool (representing the
paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta
Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third
quarter of the 12th century. It consists of
a central temple with four wings preceded by
a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the
southern example remarkably well preserved.
Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: by
bus SIEMREAP to SAIGON(B)
This morning we
embark on a bus journey from Siemreap to
Upon arrival, check in at your
DAY 05: SAIGON CITY TOUR &
CUCHI TUNNELS (B,L)
In the morning you
will take a tour to the famous Cu Chi
tunnels. This network of over 200 kms
of tunnels became legendary during the
1960's. 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 30-40 kms from Saigon.
At its height, the tunnel system stretched
from Saigon to the Cambodian border.
The network, parts of which were several
storeys 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 was
like. This afternoon we will do the city
tour of Saigon will include Presidential
palace, War Crime museum, and China town.
DAY 06: SAIGON MEKONG DELTA DAY
The Mekong Delta is the
southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often
referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as
it produces three harvests per year. The
fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its
tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area
marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by
the Mekong River after having traveled
through six countries. Traditional
transportation in the Delta is by boat along
a vast network of canals and channels.
Boating along these canals and visiting the
floating markets always proves to be a
fascinating and rewarding experience for all
visitors. We drive to Vinh Long, boat
through the lush green vegetation of the
canals to an orchard, where we are treated
to a delicious lunch complete with tropical
fruits. Return to Saigon. Overnight in
DAY 07: SAIGON BY TRAIN TO
This morning, take our
train to PhanThiet.
The train sets out at
the Saigon station at 7.30am. The journey
takes around four hours, passes through the
bustling city of Bien Hoa before cutting
through dense rubber plantations. Closer to
Phan Thiet the terrain changes to arid
semi-desert with cactus plants and strange
looking dragon fruit trees
transfer to your resort in Muine. The next
days is free to relax by the pool or on the
sandy beach. Overnight in Muine.
08: PHANTHIET BEACH(B)
At leisure to
enjoy the prime beach of Muine.
DAY 09: PHANTHIET BEACH(B)
A full day
at leisure in the resort or on the beach.
For the more active, golf is available
to HCM city. The trip concludes.