Saigon & Mekong

8 days

2

3

Highlights

Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Mekong Delta, Thoi Son Island, Vinh Trang Pagoda,Cu Chi Tunnels, Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng GenocideMuseum, Spean Kompong Kdei, Kompong Khleang village, in TONLE SAP by boat, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm

Your Itinerary

Day 1
COCHIN – SINGAPORE

Assemble at Cochin International Airport. Check in Silk Air flight MI 467 departing to Singapore.

Day 2
SINGAPORE – HO CHI MINH CITY (VIETNAM)

Arrive Singapore, Connect Singapore Airlines flight departs to Ho Chi Minh Cityairport,on completion of arrival formalities, meet and assist proceed to the hotelfor check in,enroute lunch.

Afternoon City tour in Saigon starts with Reunification Palace, which was formerly the South VietnamPresident’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Next,stop at Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonialFrench with materials entirely imported from Marseilles. Call in Saigon Central Post Office, a finecolonial building which was designed and built in the early 20th Century by the famous French architectGustave Eiffel. Later proceed for dinner cruise.

Breakfast on Board, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

 

Day 3
HO CHI MINH CITY

Morning, travel by car to the Mekong Delta , the world’s largest delta and Vietnam& largest rice bowl. Onarrival in My Tho City, capital of Tien Giang Province, board a motorboat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lushislands. Land on Thoi Son Island to listen to the Southern traditional music performed by native artists. Continue the tour with a paddleboat to cruise more canals before visiting households with traditionaloccupations of home-based coconut candy and rice-wine making. Switch back to a motorboat to go to abee farm to enjoy fresh honey tea and fresh fruits. On the way back to My Tho, stop to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda , a prominent local Buddhist structure built in 1850 with a unique architectural mixture of Vietnamese, Roman, Chinese and Cambodian styles characterized by a highly ornate façade.

Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 4
HO CHI MINH CITY – PHNOMPENH (CAMBODIA)

Breakfast at Hotel, then transferto famous Cu Chi Tunnels, whichwere once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two warsagainst the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate networkof interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totallingover 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens,wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnelswere deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlastprolonged sieges. Then, lunch at localrestaurant before transferring to Phnom Penh viaMoc Bai Border. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh our guide and driver will provide transport to hotel forcheck in the rest of time free and relax,activitieson your own, Dinner at restaurant and transfer to hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 5
PHNOMPENH

This morning, after Breakfast visit the notorious Killing Fields, 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one isthe site of brutal executions of more than 20,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered throughinterrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979).Continue your visit to Tuol Sleng GenocideMuseum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, andused as a prison by Pol Pot' s security forces and became the largest centre for detention and tortureduring the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Afternoon, visit Russian Market for some souvenirs, then continue the visit to Royal Palace, built byKing Norodom in 1866, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace. The SilverPagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles. Last visit today at WatPhnom, an ancient pagoda on a hill, which marks the legendary founding place of the city. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 6
PHNOMPENH – SIEM REAP(CAMBODIA)

Breakfast at hotel. 08H00AM, our guide and driver will pick you up for overland transfer to Siem Reap by private transfer. The distance is about 120km, which spend around 5 to 6hours. On the way, we willstop at most famous Spider market, Skuon (75km from the capital), a market town on the highwaypopular for its fried spiders as a specialty snack. You will have a chance to try out if you wish to. Then continue driving to Siem Reap. En route you will cross an ancient bridge called “Spean Kompong Kdei” it was built in the 13th century and it is 87 meters long. The balustrades are carved to look like thebodies of giant snakes.On arrival Siem Reap, you will visit Kompong Khleang village,in TONLE SAP by boat, which is located on the northern lake-edge about 55 km of Siem Reap town. This place is the most striking feature of the place is theimmensely high stilt houses. There is a small island at the centre of the village which has a bustlingmarket and one of the several pagodas, a school and health centre on the water. Dinner at localrestaurant Transfer to hotel for check in.

Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 7
SIEM REAP

Breakfast at hotel, then start your tours by visit to the World Heritage Site; visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue visit Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is one of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has beenleft relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in thefact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle,looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers firststumbled upon them.Afternoon continue to seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around thismassive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards andponds full of water reflecting the towering temple back.After dinner proceed back to hotel and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 8
SIEM REAP – SINGAPORE - COCHIN

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport, complete airport formalities and board Silk Air flight departs to Cochin via Singapore. Arrive in Cochin with pleasant memories.

(Breakfast &Meals on board)

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Economy class return Airfare from Cochin and back.
  • Baggage Allowance 30 Kg Check in + 7 Kg hand luggage
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Cambodia Visa
  • Professional,friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman’s Leisure Tours.
  • Services of Local Tour Guide at specific locations
  • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
  • Accommodation in 4 star comfortable and convenient hotels on twin sharing basis
  • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
  • Daily 1 bottle of drinking water
  • Travel Insurance.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary
  • Any increase in Airfare, Airport taxes, Govt Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and any applicability of new taxes from Govt
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization, or any personal emergency.
  • Optional tours, if any
  • Cost of Air ticket deviation charges
  • Any upgradation in Airline class or hotel room category
  • Cost of pre or post tour hotel accommodation
  • Anything which is not included in the tour inclusions

BRIEF SHOW!

Trip Facts

  • 02 Nights in Saigon, 02 Nights in Phnom Penh, 02 Nights in Siem Reap.

  • The tour cost is on the basis of 40 passenger group size, if any change in group size, the price will change. The tour price is on a twin/triple sharing basis. Twin and triple charges will be same. Single passengers, travelling alone, will be sharing a room with another single passenger. In the absence of a sharing option, single supplement charges will be applicable. In the event of any flight delays, rescheduling, cancellation, changes in plans owing to bad weather, natural calamities, medical evacuation, sudden change in policy, political situation or any other causes/ reasons beyond control, Somans’ Leisure Tours India Pvt Ltd, will not be responsible and is not liable to offer any refund or compensation towards the same. A payment schedule will be conveyed to you at the time of booking and payments have to be done accordingly.

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11 September 2020

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