This overland tour brings you from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the bustling city in the south of Vietnam. First you travel to Phnom Penh incl. brief stops on route, like in Kampong Cham. After a short city tour in the capital you will cruise with a comfortable speed boat down the Mekong and cross the border in to Vietnam and later reach Chau Doc. Next day is time to explore the Mekong Delta with it’s busy colorful floating markets and spend the night in Can Tho. Finally you will reach Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), from where you can continue your journey.
Daily departure from Siem Raep (Cambodia) to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), minimum 2 persons, private tour.
Visa for Cambodia available on arrival in Siem Reap against a fee of US$ 30.- (you should bring passport pictures with you!), Visa for Vietnam you must get in advance at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate!
This tour can be done vice versa with begin in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and end in Siem Reap (Cambodia).
Air-conditioned transportation during the tour, English speaking tour guide, all transfers and excursions as mentioned in the above itinerary, accommodation at middle class hotels and resorts incl. daly breakfast, lunch during tours, entrance fees as per program
Visa for Cambodia and Vietnam, drinks, tips and personal expenses
How to get to Siem reap
From/to Bangkok daily flights by Bangkok Airways, Air Asia and Cambodia Angkor Air. From/to Phnom Penh daily flights by Cambodia Angkor Air. Overland transfers to/from Bangkok (Thailand), to/from the Cambodia/Thai border at Poipet/Aranyaprathet or the border crossing at Pailyn/Ban Pakard (connect to Trat/Koh Chang). All these flights and transfers can be booked with us.
Also connecting flights and overland transfers from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to all destinations in Vietnam, as well as flights to major destinations in South East Asia can be booked with us.
Day 1: Siem reap – Phnom Penh
In the morning pick up from the hotel in Siem Reap. Before you leave the city take a quick look in to a wood- and stone carving center. Then heading towards Kampong Thom. On route you do a brief stop at the ancient Kampong Kdei Bridge. In Kampong Cham visit Wat Bayon with its large reclining Buddha statue and then take a stroll over the local market. Another brief stop is possible at the spider market in Sukon, where “special kind of fried snacks” are offered. Finally arrive in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. There is some time left to relax or go for a walk in the bustling city to get some first impressions of the Cambodian capital. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc
After breakfast pick up from the hotel. Then start for a half day city tour in the capital which does include some major highlights like the King Palace or Wat Phnom. After lunch transfer to the pier. Here board the comfortable speed boat and start your trip down the Mekong River. The boat will then stop at the Cambodia/Vietnam border. Here do your passport formalities at the Cambodia- and Vietnam immigration. Later continue the cruise down the river until you reach the city of Chau Doc. Short transfer to the hotel and spend the night here in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Can Tho
After breakfast pick up from the hotel. First visit one of the many traditional fish farms. Go on to visit a village of the Cham people, an ethnic group living here in the Mekong Delta and well known for their skills in weaving. Later drive on to the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a famous eco-tourism site with lush mangrove forest. Take a boat trip in to the middle of the forest to observe birds like Stork, Heron, Kingfisher, Waterhen etc. From a 23 m high observation tower you get great views over the sanctuary. Return to Chau Doc. In the afternoon drive to Can Tho. There you visit Binh Thuy House, an impressive ancient house. Spend the night in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – SaiGon
In the morning first transfer to Ninh Kieu warf and start a boat trip to the Cai Rang floating market, where people whole sale all kind of goods from the Mekong Delta. A great chance to watch the daily activities here in the delta. Then take another boat trip at one of the small branches of the Mekong. Later change to a leisure cycling trip along tiny canals, past fruit gardens and sleepy villages. You also got the chance to visit some of the local farms and taste some of the exotic fruits. In the afternoon drive to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and spend the night here.
Day 5: SaiGon
Time at leisure until transfer to the airport…or extend your stay, depends on your further schedule.