travelgrove Travel Tips
 

Amazing Mekong waterways in 10 Days, Hanoi, Vietnam

 
00
    
Legend
  • General travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 1.1mi
vietzay's pictureby vietzay General travel tip
added on the 1st of July, 2015
DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON (D)
You will be welcomed at HCMC Airport and then embark on a city tour of the former Saigon, including The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, the War Remnants Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, China town (with ancient pagodas and temples), and bustling Binh Tay Market. You will stay overnight in HCMC.

ORVERNIGHT : HO CHI MINH MEALS : 1DINNER
DAY 2: TAY NINH CAO DAI TEMPLE & CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L)
This morning you will drive to the Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch you will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to HCMC at around 6 p.m.

Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as the Walt Disney of the East. The temple's exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of religious symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging, as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.

The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S.-Vietnam War. You will stay overnight in HCMC.

ORVERNIGHT : MEKONG MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 3: SAIGON - VINH LONG - CAN THO (B/L)
You will meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Saigon and drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Vinh Long for a cruise and a visit to the local markets and orchard gardens. From here you will go back to Vinh Long and board your vehicle for the drive to the heart of Mekong Delta. You will stay overnight in Can Tho.

ORVERNIGHT : CAN THO MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 4: CAN THO (B/L)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise on Lady Hau and visit the Cai Rangfloating market. Here, each boat usually sells one particular itemssuch as pumpkins, pineapples, sugar cane etc. In order that the customer knows where to shop, they hang that item from the highest part of the boat. The afternoon is free and you will again stay overnight in Can Tho.

ORVERNIGHT : CAN THO MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 5: CAN THO- CHAU DOC (B/L)
You will drive from Can Tho to Chau Doc through the amazing Mekong Delta with occasional stops during the journey. You will get to Chau Doc (near the Cambodian border) at around noon. In the afternoon, you will visit a bonsai garden and head up Sam Mountain for a great sunset and a bird'seye view over the paddy fields towards Cambodia. You will stay overnight in Chau Doc.

ORVERNIGHT : CHAU DOC MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 6: CHAU DOC- PHNOM PENH (B/L)
You will take an early speedboat trip up the Mekong River to get to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you will be greeted at the harbour and transferred to your hotel. You will have free time before an overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

ORVERNIGHT : PHNOM PENH MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 7: PHNOM PENH (B/L)
The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city in Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints you with some major sights, including the private quarters of the Royal Palace, which are now home to the royal family. In the northern area of the palace grounds is the Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. You will visit the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of your trip is the National Museum, dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century.

You will visit the notorious Toul Sleng Museum. In 1975 Toul Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. The rest of day, you will go on a shopping excursion at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market where you will feel the bustling daily life of the local people. You will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

ORVERNIGHT : PHNOM PENH MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 8: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP & ANGKOR WAT (B/L)
In the morning you will take a flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at the airport you will be met and continue to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple (a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphoun, the Terrace of the Leper King and more. You will visit Angkor Wat which features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, you will visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sunset view form Bakheng Hill before an overnight stay in Siem Reap.

ORVERNIGHT : SIEM REAP MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH
DAY 9: ANGKOR WAT (B/D)
You will embark on an elephant ride from the South Gate of Angkor Thom intothe jungle. You will visit Bayon temple and continue to visit Banteay Srei temple, nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carvings. You will also visit Banteay Samre. You will continue to visit fabulous Ta Prohm, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Then it's off to Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei and Ta Keo. You will have dinner and enjoy watching a Khmer folk dance show at a local restaurant. You will stay o vernight in Siem Reap.

ORVERNIGHT : SIEM REAP MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1DINNER
DAY 10: TONLE SAP LAKE - DEPARTURE (B)
Following breakfast you will board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake. Here, you'll enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, hospitals, and visit the school of the 'Les Artisans d'Angkor'. The afternoon is free for additional Siem Reap sightseeing until transfer for your departing flight.

ORVERNIGHT : SIEM REAP MEALS : 1BREAKFAST

Phone number:
+8439274120

On the web:
http://luxurytravelvietnam.com/destination/tour/339-amazing-mekong-waterways-in-10-days.html

 
Discover Myanmar from Highlights to Beach Relaxation 12 daysBeach Holiday to Vietnam in 8 Days with luxuryTravelVietnam.com
 
 
 
General
tips

Recent travel tips for Hanoi

  • Comibie a Cambodia tour packages with Laos
    If you have decided to choose a Cambodia tour packages during the Christmas and New Year holiday then you must book well in a head of time to get the best possible quote for any kind of traveling style that you are opting for, nowadays [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Expected to welcome the six million international...
    Expected to welcome the six million international visitors in Quang Ninh VNAT said, with current growth, Vietnam's tourism sector is expected to welcome the six million international guests by the end of this December. According to VNAT, [...]
    D: 2.3mi10
  • Best way to from Noi bai airport to Hanoi center
    Vietnam Sunshine Travel is specializing in package and customized tours, cruise tours, hotel booking... for travelers to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. We are licensed as an International Tour Operator Company (License No: 01-005/TCDL-GP [...]
    D: 0.3mi00
  • Vietnam Travel Holiday
    Vietnam Travel Holiday, Holiday Tour Travel, Vietnam Travel Holidays-Vietnam Lao Cambodia Travel, Vietnam Laos Cambodia Tour Vietnamtravelways.com operated by OPENTOUR VIETNAM GROUP [...]
    D: 2.5mi00
  • Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta - Hanoi...
    Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta - Hanoi – Halong Bay (06 Days 05 Nights) Day01: Saigon Arrival Dinner Arrival in Saigon, meet Welcome Vietnam Tour local guide at Tan [...]
    D: 696.8mi00

Things about Hanoi you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Hanoi Nightlife

Before knowing about the individual nightlife venues in Hanoi, note that most of these can be found close to the Old Quarter and in the Hoan Kiem Lake surroundings.Hanoi Nightlife – Watering Holes Hanoi city has quite a few watering holes. Although some of the bars/pubs also offer live entertainment, they are generally calmer, quieter and are best for friendly gatherings. The drinking holes [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Buenos Aires, Argentina
There is no man on the earth who would not find the tango one of the most beautiful dances in the world. To see is in Argentina, one of its homes...
Night Life & Entertainment: Tango Show in El Viejo Almacen

Beijing, China
Bigger than the Forbidden city, this park and religious complex is one of the main attractions of Beijing. Originally built during the Ming and...
Sightseeing: The Temple of Heaven

 

Wuhan, China
Guiyuang Si is the temple of the Original Tranquility, a very important Buddhist temple in China, located on the Cuiwei street. It was built in...
History & Culture: Guiyuan Si Monastery

Weingarten, Germany
If you are in the city around the end of april, you should visit the biggest procession of riders in europe. It is called 'the Blutritt', because...
History & Culture: The Blutritt

 

Malaga, Spain
La Alcazaba is the best preserved Moorish fortification in Spain. It is in very good state and a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. It was...
History & Culture: La Alcazaba

Nuuk, Greenland
Travel in Nuuk is rather difficult since there are only 4 taxis and you need some strong political influence to get a cab. The taxis cots a flat...
General: How to travel in Nuuk, a big tip

 

Mali Ston, Croatia
The second longest wall still standing in Europe (about 5 km and 3 miles long) after Hadrian's Wall between Scotland and England. The wall goes...
Sightseeing: Ston Wall

Chandigarh, India
It was a trip to the Entertainment Capital of the World; excitement was at its heights. It was not a bachelor party, neither a hush-hush...
Family & Fun: Reveling at Vegas – Getting Attracted to Distractions

 

California, Philippines
Trekeffect is an online tool that help you plan your trips.Trekeffect lets you discover new destinations, know what to do in those destinations and...
General: Plan Your Trip With Trekeffect

Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh: Particularly Trang An within an hour distance from Hanoi near the southern margin of the Red river delta, the Trang An landscape complex...
General: Holiday to less traveled road in Vietnam

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*