2 weeks luxury tour itinerary to travel to South East of Asia’s top places: Saigon, Mekong, Angkor Wat & Bangkok

trip highlights

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  • Venture to the Mekong Delta and spend the day exploring the many palm fringed canals, local temples and markets.
  • Start your day like a local as you explore the bustling streets of Phnom Penh whilst on a cyclo.
  • Journey along the meandering canals and meet the local people as you discover the beauty of the Mekong Delta.
  • Take an unforgettable boat journey along the mythical mekong with scenic landscapes on either side including floating villages and a spectacular view of Phnom Penh‘s skyline at sunset.

itinerary details

Day 1 - 2: Saigon

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Your airport representative will meet and greet you. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy some free time. Overnight at Hotel Equatorial (or similar).

Today you will visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover the network of underground tunnels while learning about their role in the Vietnam War. Later, enjoy a guided walking tour of Saigon where you will see Dong Khoi Street, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market.

Day 3: Mekong Delta, Can Tho

Venture to the Mekong Delta and spend the day exploring the many palm-fringed canals, local temples and markets. Enjoy a delicious lunch made from locally-harvested produce. Drive to Can Tho.

Day 4: Can Tho, Chau Doc

Make an early morning start to visit the floating markets of Cai Rang. Take a small boat and explore the waterways, packed with local people selling fruits and vegetables. In Chau Giang District visit a tiny mosque which serves the local Cham, originally Hindu, but now Muslim as a result of contact with Arab seafarers and merchants in the Middle Ages. Visit a beautiful Khmer temple, and the floating houses that double as catfish farms.

Day 5 - 6: Phnom Penh

Board a speedboat to the Cambodian border and cruise along the Mekong River to Phnom Penh. Enjoy a river cruise along the Tonle Sap River and the mythical Mekong with scenic landscapes including floating fishermen villages, and a spectacular sunset over the Phnom Penh skyline.

Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo (a bicycle rickshaw). See Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace, the residence of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. Visit the Central Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more. Visit Tuol Sleng Museum, formerly a high school which became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime.

Day 7 - 9: Fly to Siem Reap

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Siem Reap.

Start early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Angkor Wat temple, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Reach the southern gate of Angkor Thom, the “Great City” and marvel at the hundreds of imposing 23m (75 foot) high stone faces of Bayon. Witness a monk blessing at a pagoda nearby the temple, a truly wonderful and memorable experience. Featured in the Tomb Raider movie, visit Ta Prohm known for its unforgettable trees with thick roots that entangle the walls.

Leave to Kampong Khleang floating village and take a boat trip through the fishing villages across Tonle Sap, the biggest lake in Southeast Asia. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to Banteay Srei, consecrated in 967 A.D. built in red sandsto ne with elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable in fine details today. On the way back we will see Banteay Samre temple.

Day 10 -12: Bangkok

Fly to Bangkok in Thailand.

Bangkok Visit the Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew, known as the temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Then visit Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples which houses the gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha. Explore Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago. Take a longtail boat on a canal (klong) tour along the Chao Phraya River with a stop at the dazzling Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

Enjoy a free day at your leisure.

Day 13: Bangkok departure

Transfer to the airport, departure and fly back home, end o the 2 weeks highlights of Southeast Asia Travel