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UNSPOILT MEKONG DELTA & STUNNING KOH RONG ISLAND

Code PROVN06*REF/18/10PC
Destination Ho Chi Minh City Can Tho Ha Tien Kep Sihanoukville Kog Rong Island Phnom Penh
Category Land Only
Duration 10 days 9 nights
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Dates & Prices
Depart date

Tour Overview

This trip offers plenty of time to explore the mighty of Mekong Delta in Vietnam and lonely beaches in Cambodia. If Mekong Delta is an enchanting introduction to its water-dwelling cultures, Koh Rong is less discovered and stunning island in Cambodia. If the tranquil town of Kep is only busy in early morning at crab market, you will find Koh Rong is an isolate snowdrift bay, covered by crystal clear and turquoise water, stretches on several kilometers. At the center, a jungle with thousands of coconut palms and waterfalls invade the island. Paradise found on Koh Rong – new experience on this trip for your life time.

 

Travel Tips: Please be reminded to bring a hat, suntan lotion insect repellent and to wear long sleeves to prevent mosquito and bugs.

 

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Land Only

Category

min. 2 Guests

3 - 4 Guests

5 - 6 Guests

7 - 9 Guests

10 - 14 Guests

Single

Supp.

01 Jan - 30 Apr 2018
01 Oct - 31 Dec 2018

Standard

1938

1578

1208

1108

1018

368

Superior

2048

1688

1318

1228

1128

458

Deluxe

2288

1928

1558

1468

1378

728

01 May - 30 Sep 2018

Standard

1888

1528

1158

1058

978

328

Superior

1998

1638

1268

1168

1078

428

Deluxe

2198

1838

1458

1368

1278

608

**LAND ONLY does NOT include International airfare.

**HIGH SEASON AIRFARE SURCHARGE is additional and is subject to date of travel.

**HOTEL BLACK OUT DATES may apply.

**ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

Destinations

Standard – 3*

Superior – 4*

Deluxe – 5*

Can Tho

Hau Giang Hotel

Deluxe room

Or similar

TTC Premium Can Tho

Superior room

Or similar

Vin Pearl Can Tho Hotel

Deluxe city room

Or similar

Ha Tien

River Hotel Ha Tien

Superior room

Or similar

River Hotel Ha Tien

Superior room

Or similar

River Hotel Ha Tien

Superior room

Or Similar

Kep

Kep Bay Hotel

Deluxe mountain view room

Or similar

Veranda Natural Resort
Rosewood room

Or similar

Veranda Natural Resort
Vacation Villa

Or similar

Koh Rong Island

Sok San Beach
Pavilion Garden view room

Or similar

Sok San Beach
Pavilion Garden view room

Or similar

Sok San Beach
Garden View Chalet room

Or similar

Phnom Penh

The Palm Boutique hotel

Superior room

Or similar

King Grand Suite Boutique hotel

Deluxe room

Or similar

Sokha Phnom Penh hotel

Deluxe room

Or similar

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam!!

Welcome at airport by your tour guide on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and then transfer to your hotel in downtown for check in. Free for the rest of the day after a long journey.

⯑ Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for 2 nights

 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2

Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels 

In the morning, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals, command centers. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been open for visitors.

In the afternoon, you will visit Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Centre Old Post Office and FITO Museum, and Ben Thanh Market.

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3

Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre Province – Can Tho

At 8:30 am, you will depart from your hotel. It takes only 2 hours pleasant drive (85km) South of Saigon City to Ben Tre province, a green land with coconut tree lines, large fruits gardens and amazing rivers and canals.

On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong River while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brickwork to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.

Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on really life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Lunch is served at a local restaurant

After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Then transfer by road to Can Tho – the Capital of Mekong Delta

 

⯑ Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho for 1 night

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4

Can Tho – Ha Tien

Breakfast at hotel. At 07:00a.m, you will depart from hotel. Take a morning boat cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong delta. Market starts at around 05h00a.m and runs until midday. Market is the place of exchanging and trading agricultural product, seasonal fruits, goods and food. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.

After market, boat will slowly take you through the quiet canals, chocked on both sides by greenery. Walk around a village and visit a rice husking mill before cruising back to Ninh Kieu quay. Head on the road to Chau Doc (2.5hrs drive, 100km) to visit the flooded forest of Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. It immense 800,000-hectare forest is home to an astounding number of wading birds. Take a rowing boat between the narrow green cannels to see many kinds of birds. If time is permitted, you will climb up to the fire observation stand. From the top, you can have panorama view of the forest. After that, continue drive another 93km (~2 hours) to Ha Tien border city. Check-in hotel on arrival then take another 30 minutes local tuk tuk ‘Xe Loi’ through the highlights of city.

 

⯑ Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Tien or similar for 1 night

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5

Ha Tien, Vietnam – Kep, Cambodia

After breakfast at hotel, drive 6km to Ha Tien international border. Pass through the Vietnam immigration. Then walk 10 minutes to Cambodia immigration, stamp visa on arrival. Our driver will meet you after the Cambodia immigration. Transfers 25km (40 minutes) to hotel in Kep province - a tiny, sleepy coastal province known for its crab dishes. Check-in hotel and have a free afternoon to relax

Late afternoon, take 2 hours walk in Kep’s Naitonal Park and view Sunset on the sea from view point.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Kep for 2 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6

Kep – Wide Beauty

At 06:30am, take a short walk from hotel to visit Crab market, a seaside seafood market. The market starts from 06h00a.m and last until 17h00. Between 06h30 – 07h30a.m is the busiest trading time when boats come back from the sea. You may try some fresh seafood from many stalls in market. Return to your hotel for breakfast

After breakfast, drive 17km ~ 25 minutes to visit Nami Ko Phnom Sor Sear primary school (if on school days) where has hundreds of pupils, where we will talk and interact with those kids. This primary school is quite poor so they are welcome all of your donated stuffs such as: books, papers, pens… If you are in fit today, we continue walking uphill (about 50 steps up, easy) to visit an Old Monastery nearby.

Continue drive 14km in bumpy village road to La Plantation, the largest pepper farm in Kep. On arrival, local guide will show you around their pepper garden and explain different types of pepper. Lunch is at La Plantation’s restaurant to taste typical pepper being grown here.

After lunch, drive back to hotel in Kep and have a free afternoon to relax.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7

Kep– Sihanoukville – Koh Rong Island

After breakfast at hotel, drive 3 hours 130km to Sihanoukville. En-route, stop to visit Kampot province which is an unique little town by the river. Arrive Sihanoukville at noon, board 45 minutes speed boat ride (Join boat) to Koh Rong Island. Check-in room on arrival and have afternoon free to enjoy the beach.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong Island for 2 nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8

Kog Rong Island 

Breakfast at hotel and a free day to relax.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9

Koh Rong Island – Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh

Breakfast at hotel and enjoy another morning free. Check-out at around noontime.  We take the speed boat trip back to Sihanoukville. Upon arrival at the pier, we continue the journey with 4.5 hours’ land transfer (230 km) from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh City. Arrival in Phnom Penh later in this afternoon. Leisure and overnight in Phnom Penh.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh for 2 nights

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10

Phnom Penh – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, in the morning, we do take a half day tour around the town to visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and Toul Sleng, also called Prison 21.

Return to your hotel at noon time.In the afternoon, the driver transfers you to airport for your onward flight. 

*Note: The extra stay in Phnom Penh is available upon request.

 

Meals : Breakfast

Your Tour Package Includes

  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room with daily breakfast as mentioned or similar
  • Transfer services in air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Private boat trip in Mekong delta
  • Visa expedite service at Ha Tien Border
  • Round trips speedboat ticket Sihanoukville – Koh Rong island – Sihanoukville
  • Meals as stated in the program with set menu pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food
  • Local English speaking guide in each city
  • Government taxes & service charges
  • Fresh water and wet wipe during on coach, during transferVietnam
  • Visa Approval Letter for spot Visa upon arrival at the airport is included (passengers need to pay extra visa stamp fee at the airport for USD.25.00 on own expenses)

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

  • International Airfare from Canada to Vietnam
  • Optional tours/evening entertainment/shore excursions.
  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance, Travel Visa and all personal expenses.
  • Please prepare cash USD 25.00 Vietnam Visa Stamp fee at the airport together with the Visa Approval Letter( We will provide the spot visa application form and one photo required)
  • You can obtain the visa upon arrival at Cambodia, no authorization Letter is required for Canadian passport. The stamping fee is cash USD30/passport (one month, single entry, one photo required).
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.
  • The above spot visa fee is subject to change without prior notice by the local immigration offices