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Mekong Delta Cruise & Khmer Temples

Vietnam & Cambodia in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Become enchanted with the splendour of Vietnam and Cambodia, two of South East Asia’s most enchanting destinations. Enjoy stunning Vietnamese beaches and a cruise along the Mekong Delta before contemplating majestic Khmer temples.

Trip Highlights

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    Ho Chi Minh
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    Mekong Delta
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    Mui Ne
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    Angkor Wat
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    Siem Reap

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • 9 Nights in Superior category hotels.
  • 2 nights in a Mekong river cruise.
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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Start your South East Asian adventure getting to know the very best of Vietnam, from the delicious cuisine of Saigon to the immaculate beaches of Mui Ne before embarking on a cruise ride along the Mekong Delta. Then, hop on over to Cambodia and learn about the historical significance of the myriad of ancient temples in Siem Reap.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrival at your US departure airport* ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Ho Chi Minh City
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Upon arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), meet and greet your tour guide before transferring to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure and take this time to relax after a long journey. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Eden Star Saigon Hotel & ... or similar
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2095 Reviews

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3rd Day: Ho Chi Minh City
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a guided tour of Saigon where you will acquaint yourself with the city’s top attractions. known as the Pearl of Indochina’, Saigon is a perfect example of the harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and French influences.

During your tour, you will stop by the War Remnants Museum as well as Dong Khoi Street in the centre of the city to gaze at the stunning 19th and 20th century French colonial-era buildings.

Other stops include: the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, based on the original Parisian construction, the Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel the architect responsible for the Eiffel Tower and a wet street market, to see how people bargain for fresh vegetables, seafood, and other local food. This is the perfect opportunity for you to sample some of Saigon’s most delicious offerings.

Lastly, stop by a historic coffee shop which was once a hidden place for Viet Cong to store money, gold and even weapons during the Vietnam War. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Saigon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Eden Star Saigon Hotel & ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2095 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour

Light

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4th Day: Ho Chi Minh City
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entirety of the day at your leisure. Take this time to further explore Saigon at your own pace. Alternatively, take part in our optional half-day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels*. Overnight stay in Saigon.

*Optional Excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels: Located 70 kilometers northwest of Saigon and constructed in 1948 by the Viet Minh to fight off the French, explore this underground city housing everything from warehouses to hospitals and command centres.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Eden Star Saigon Hotel & ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2095 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

Moderate

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5th Day: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Mekong Delta by shuttle bus and enjoy the scenic views on your way there. Once you have arrived at your destination, indulge in a two-night journey aboard a wooden cruise vessel* that blends regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts. This all-inclusive package is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the authentic Mekong Delta. Overnight on board.

*Please Note: The activities offered on board are subject to change depending on the time of the year, weather conditions and logistics: either the upstream or the downstream cruise will take you to some of the more secluded areas of this fertile land. 

A variety of shore excursions on foot or by bike will be offered, including visits to local handicraft production sites, colorful brick kilns, opulent orchards, charming little villages as well as Cai Rang, a well-known floating market offering an array of local delicacies. If you are up for the challenge, you will have the opportunity to explore the Delta by rowing a sampan through a network of tiny canals.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mekong Eyes Cruise or similar
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211 Reviews

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Activities

included
2-day Cruise Tour of the Mekong Delta
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6th Day: Mekong Delta
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Continue your boat journey through the Mekong Delta and enjoy all meals on board. Overnight on board. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mekong Eyes Cruise or similar
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211 Reviews

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7th Day: Mekong Delta - Phan Tiet - Mui ne Beach
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Breakfast on board. Disembark the cruise and transfer back to Saigon by shuttle bus. Upon arriving, private transfer to Mui Ne, Phan Tiet. Mui Ne is a charming resort town well-loved for its beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Take this time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Mui Ne.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pandanus Resort or similar
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1107 Reviews

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8th Day: Phan Tiet / Mui ne Beach
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entirety of the day at your leisure, perfect for you to take in the beauty of Mui Ne’s waters. Why not visit the White Sand Dune of this region, also known as the ‘Little Sahara Desert’? Overnight stay in Mui Ne.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pandanus Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

1107 Reviews

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9th Day: Phan Tiet / Mui ne Beach
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy another relaxing day in Mui ne. Alternatively, we suggest visiting one of the local fishing villages where you can acquaint yourself with the everyday life of locals? Overnight stay in Mui Ne.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pandanus Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

1107 Reviews

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10th Day: Mui ne Beach - Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer back to Saigon to make your way to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for a flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arriving at your destination, you will be greeted by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Why not adventure through the famous Pub Street or explore the Siem Reap night market? Overnight stay in Siem Reap.  

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tara Angkor or similar
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3775 Reviews

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11th Day: Siem Reap
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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day visiting Angkor Thom, a former great Khmer city where you will marvel at its Bayon Temple, a unique monument known for its 54 towers adorned with hundreds of smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, a significant figure in Buddhism. From here, make your way to the Baphuon Temple, also called the ‘Golden Mountain’, today an important religious and spiritual site for practitioners of Theravada Buddhism.

Other temples you will visit include: the Ta Prohm and arguably the most famous of all, the Angkor Wat, established as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO thanks to its impressive 81 hectares, comparable in size to the Imperial Palace of Peking.

End your day gazing at the sunset over the Angkor Wat before returning to your hotel. Alternatively, take part in our optional night street food sampling by tuk tuk*. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

*Optional Night Street Food Sampling by Tuk Tuk: Sample some of the best and most unusual culinary delights Cambodia has such as grasshoppers and cockroaches before heading over to a traditional Khmer restaurant for an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tara Angkor or similar
tripadvisor rating

3775 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full-Day Angkor Temples Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Discover Cambodian Street Food by Tuk Tuk (Evening tour)

Light

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12th Day: Siem Reap
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last full day in Cambodia at your leisure; use this time to take in the beauty of the country before departing. Alternatively, we recommend taking part in our half day optional pagoda blessing ceremony and visit to Tonle Sap Lake*. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

*Optional Half Day Pagoda Blessing Ceremony and Visit to Tonle Sap Lake: Conducted by local monks of Wat Damnak in a beautiful pagoda, take part in this blessing ceremony where holy water will be poured on you to bring you good fortune and prosperity and a thread will be wrapped around your wrist to protect you before being gifted a souvenir from the Monks themselves to remember this experience by.

From here, head over by boat to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, and sail along until you reach the floating village, where you will see floating pig farms, schools, gardens and spirit houses.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tara Angkor or similar
tripadvisor rating

3775 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Blessing Ceremony at the pagoda and visit to Tonle Sap Lake

Light

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13th Day: Siem Reap - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US*. Night on board.


*If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Included activities

Included

Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Ho Chi Minh

Soak up the rich tapestry of history and culture in Ho Chi Minh City. Be amazed by Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Temple and bustling Ben Thanh market as you explore the city!

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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The activities offered on board are subject to change depending on the time of the year, weather conditions and logistics: either the upstream or the downstream cruise will take you to some of the more secluded areas of this fertile land.

2-day Cruise Tour of the Mekong Delta

Included activity for day 5 in Mekong Delta

Embark a cruise that will navigate the Mekong Delta and take part in a variety of on shore excursions including visits to local handicraft production sites, charming villages, floating markets, opulent orchards and more.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Full-Day Angkor Temples Excursion

Included activity for day 11 in Siem Reap

Explore the incredible Angkor Complex. Visit the ancient capital, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Preah Khan Temple, before continuing to Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei in the afternoon. Finally arrive at Angkor Wat, the most revered of all Cambodian temples!

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

Suggested activity for day 4 in Ho Chi Minh

Explore the impressive tunnel complex of Cu Chi, the underground villages and understand the history of the tunnels.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Discover Cambodian Street Food by Tuk Tuk (Evening tour)

Suggested activity for day 11 in Siem Reap

Set off in the evening to the local night market and discover the wide array of regional cuisine and snacks. Enjoy dinner at a local Cambodia restaurant.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 17:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Blessing Ceremony at the pagoda and visit to Tonle Sap Lake

Suggested activity for day 12 in Siem Reap

Receive a blessing from monks at the beautiful Wat Damnak pagoda, a traditional practice by which the gods are believed to bring you good luck. Next, take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake and see the floating village.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap - US.
  • Internal flights: Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap. *
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  • 9 nights accomodation in Superior category hotels & 2 nights in a Mekong river cruise.
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  • 11 breakfasts, full board at the Mekong cruise .
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Vietnam E-visa (online before traveling), Cambodia visa (e-visa or on arrival), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Obtain your VISA for Vietnam:

US & CA passport holders are required to get an entry visa before departure. You are able to apply for a 90-day multy-entry e-visa to visit Vietnam through the website:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt

You
 MUST select ‘Noi Bai International Airport - Hanoi’ as the point of entry in order to be allowed to enter Vietnam. 


Obtain your VISA for Cambodia:

To enhance your overall experience, we recommend that you apply for your Tourist Visa for Cambodia online to reduce your transit time at the border.

Ways to obtain it:

  1. Online: Apply for your E- VISA for Cambodia at least 7 days prior to your trip. Click on the following link and select ‘VISA T’, the cost is approximately $36 USD. The port of entry will be "Phnom Penh Airport"https://www.evisa.gov.kh
     
  2. On Arrival: If for any reason you were unable to process the visa online don’t worry, you will be able to obtain a visa at the Cambodian border on arrival, in this case we recommend that you bring a ‘passport' photo (35 x 45 mm) with you and $36 USD for the tax payment.
While Cambodian Visa can also be purchased at destination, VIETNAM VISA MUST BE DONE IN ADVANCE TO BE ABLE TO ENTER THE COUNTRY. 
 
Tipping in Vietnam & Cambodia is up to your personal discretion but it is commonplace for service providers to ask for it. In these cases, please keep in mind that the usual tipping standard is around 4$/person/day for guides, and half of that for drivers and hotel staff.

*Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Vietnam & Cambodia internal flights luggage restrictions:

  • Vietnam Airline baggage policy: 1 checked bag of 23kg and 1 hand baggage of 12kg per person.
  • Cambodian Angkor Air policy: 1 checked bag of 23kg and 1 hand baggage of 7kg per person.
  • Bamboo Aiways: 1 checked bag of 20kg and 01 hand baggage of 7kg per person.

**Transfers without English speaking guide.

Please note that the optional tours are not exclusive to Exoticca travelers and groups will be mixed with travelers from other tour operators.

Thailand: The included and optional tours in Bangkok will usually take place on the days marked in the itinerary. However, due to operational factors related to the group size, weather conditions, local festivals, etc., these days could be changed, in which case it will be notified upon arrival.

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity. One page required for stamp.

    • Visa

      A visa is required. You can apply online at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

    • Currency

      Vietnamese Dong.

    • Language

      Vietnamese.

    • Electricity

      220 V in the majority of the country. Adapter required.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 07:00.

    • Other useful information

      There is free wi-fi in the most popular tourist spots of the country.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.vietnamtourism.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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