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
Visa requirements: Visas are no longer required for citizens of some countries including France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK for single-entry visits of up to 15 days. For longer visits, and for visitors from some countries, 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).
Please note these are photos of sample hotels and resorts; accommodation options may vary and are subject to availability
Smart, new and comfortable the friendly Sonnet Hotel has a great location in the heart of Saigon City close to markets, sites, many of the old French period landmarks and of course plentiful cafes, bars and eateries! Convenient for our city tour as well as free time.
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
Greta riverside location for Kim Tho Hotel, our choice in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho Town. Don’t miss sunset at the wonderful roof-top bar!
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
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