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    Places visited:

  • Saigon
  • Mekong Delta
  • Chau Doc
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap
  • Cruise through the lush Mekong Delta region and visit the floating markets.

  • Watch the sunrise stream through the giant creeper fig trees at Ta Prohm.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Saigon.

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern and ancient history in Phnom Penh.

Lauren, an Audley Travel specialist
Audley Travel specialist Alex
Katie Smith
Veronica Spann
Audley Travel specialist Gareth
Audley Travel specialist Jack
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What our specialists say...

This itinerary is the perfect way to combine the scenic Mekong Delta with the stunning temples of Angkor. It allows you to contrast the frenetic city of Saigon with the slow pace of the Mekong Delta and Cambodia’s charming capital, Phnom Penh, with the remote countryside surrounding the temples of Angkor.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Chau Doc
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap

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Day 1 Saigon

Saigon

Arriving into Saigon you will be met and taken to your hotel, with the rest of the day to relax.

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Day 2 Saigon

Saigon

Discover this city where east meets west; stroll along the wide boulevards lined with pretty colonial buildings before venturing into the bustling Chinatown area of Cholon. Drive out of Saigon this afternoon and visit the famous tunnels of Cu Chi. Originally built during the wars with the French, the series of intricate passages were later used to devastating effect by the Viet Cong against the Americans.

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Day 3 Saigon

Saigon

Today you leave the city and embark on an overnight cruise through the lush and charming Mekong Delta region, learning about life of the 'Nine Dragon River' en route.

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Day 4 Can Tho

Saigon , Can Tho

You rise today and have breakfast floating towards the famous floating markets of Cai Rang. Disembark around midday and transfer to your hotel in Can Tho, the largest town in the Delta. After settling in, you will be taken on a bike tour of the pretty backwater streets.

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Day 5 Chau Doc

Can Tho , Chau Doc

Today you will head on towards the border town of Chau Doc, an attractive spot on the banks of the Mekong.

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Day 6 Phnom Penh

Chau Doc , Phnom Penh

Leave Vietnam today and transfer by speedboat along the Mekong river into Cambodia, where you arrive at the bustling waterfront of Phnom Penh, the capital.

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Day 7 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

The full day city tour takes in both Phnom Penh's ancient past with a visit to the Grand Palace as well as its more recent, turbulent history with visits to the Killing Fields and the infamous S-21 prison. Audley recommends the Friends restaurant in the centre of the city for a great place to stop and have lunch.

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Day 8 Siem Reap

Phnom Penh , Siem Reap

Depart Phnom Penh and fly north to the city of Siem Reap, the home of the ancient temples of Angkor. This afternoon you will head out to see the sun set over the largest; visiting Angkor Wat is an incredible experience.

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Day 9 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

An early start today is the only way to ensure that you see the magnificent colours of the Khmer sunrise whilst being surrounded by the crumbling, jungle clad ruins of Ta Prohm. You will have the place to yourself at dawn and the mist rising from this ancient ruin really adds to the eeriness of Ta Prohm. You return to the site later in the day to explore the remaining temples on the main complex.

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Day 10 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Venture out of the main complex and explore the ancient sites of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre, rarely visited and often overlooked.

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Day 11 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Today you travel away from Siem Reap to the massive Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. As well as being the lifeline of the country, the lake is also home to thousands of inhabitants in the numerous floating villages. A number of rare species of birds also call Tonle Sap home.

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Day 12 Return home

Siem Reap

You have the majority of the day at leisure to explore as you wish or just relax at your hotel before your flight.

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