Day 1 Morning arrival in Saigon, meet your tour leader and transfer to a downtown hotel. Leisurely afternoon to recover from your flight: get a feel for this sometimes hectic but always fascinating city - explore the area, browse the markets or just relax in a cafe and watch the non-stop spectacle of the city’s traffic!
Day 2 Day tour of some of the City’s famous sites including the bustling Ben Thanh Market, the War Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda and Saigon’s own Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 3 Departure from Saigon for a visit to the fascinating Vietcong tunnel system at Cu Chi before continuing south to the scenic riverside, Delta town of Cai Be with some free time to explore the area. Overnight in Cai Be Town.
Day 4 Morning visit to Cai Be’s traditional floating market from where we’ll continue by boat through the Delta’s myriad waterways with the opportunity to visit some of the region’s cottage industries and fruit farms. Arrival in Vinh Long and head off for a canoe tour of the former Vietcong jungle base at Xe Quit. After lunch we’ll drive to Can Tho – the Delta’s most important commercial and administrative centre. Afternoon at leisure to explore this friendly riverside town or check-out the interesting Mekong Delta Museum?
Day 5 Early morning boat ride to check out the nearby morning floating market; one of the busiest and most photogenic of the Delta’s floating markets, before heading west to the small riverside town of Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Visit the sacred Sam Mountain for sunset and spectacular views before returning to Chau Doc Town in the evening.
Day 6 Back on the Mekong for a morning departure by boat for Phnom Penh. Lunchtime arrival and check-in to a small, comfortable, downtown hotel. Time to stretch your legs with an introductory walking tour, taking in taking in the historic French Quarter, Wat Phnom and the lively waterfront area as well as giving you a feel for the bustling street-life before finishing perhaps, with sundowners at the famous Foreign Correspondents Club?
Day 7 Departure
A visa must be obtained before arrival in Vietnam. They are available from your nearest Vietnamese embassy at a cost of about £40 (c. $60). Further information, as well as e-visas on arrival are available on the internet, for example www.vietnam-visa.com or www.vietnam-immigration.org
Cambodia - No visa in advance is required. A 30 day visa is issued on arrival at the border (Approx. $23 plus passport photo).
VISA INFORMATION FOR UK & US CITIZENS ONLY – ALL other nationalities will need to consult the relevant embassies in their countries. Any visa/immigration costs are not included in the price of the tours – you will need to pay for these in addition, as indicated.
Please note these are photos of sample hotels and resorts; accommodation options may vary and are subject to availability
The centrally located and comfortable Empress Hotel in Saigon’s 1st district – ideal for exploring this fascinating city.
A delightful old French period villa, the Ba Duc Homestay, is the location for our night’s accommodation on a Mekong Delta island at Cai Be
Ideal riverside location for the popular Ninh Kieu Hotel in the Mekong delta town of Can Tho.
Phu Quoc Extension to the stunning Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc staying at the superb Mango Bay Resort
The superb Hilary’s Boutique Hotel in Phnom Penh. Refreshing pool, cocktail terrace and a quiet, yet central, location make this a consistently popular spot to stay in Cambodia’s capital. Read our Hilary’s review here.
"We thoroughly enjoyed the Mekong Delta, Vietnam and Cambodia tour - it was everything it promised to be. I would like to mention that we were very impressed with our guide Dalat who was polite and attentive and also extremely knowledgeable about the local areas, museums, customs and plant life. He ensured we tried a variety of local foods at each meal and guided us in the best/correct way of eating them. We would definitely travel with All Points East again". Gillian and David Newman, 2011
Please find below a list of suggested extensions for this tour. For reservations please use the tour booking form on the same page
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