06 May Don’t Miss Saigon! – From Magical Saigon to Siem Reap
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Don’t Miss Saigon! – From Magical Saigon to Siem Reap
You don’t have to miss any of the highlights of a holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia with Barefoot Traveller’s 7-night tour from Magical Saigon to Siem Reap. Perfect for contrasting the cosmopolitan city-chic of Saigon with the slower pace of life of the scenic Mekong Delta, a 2-night river cruise takes you off the tourist trail, passing otherwise inaccessible riverside villages and sleepy temples. An exciting speedboat ride takes you across the border to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh and this holiday to Vietnam & Cambodia includes 2 nights at the must-see UNESCO World Heritage sites of Siem Reap and Angkor.
Soak up the history of Vietnam with a visit to the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of tunnels stretching over 150km, built by the Viet Cong as a Saigon hideout during the Vietnam War. Also on Team Barefoot’s ‘don’t miss’ list is the chance to try street food from one of the bustling café kitchens in cosmopolitan downtown Saigon. You’ll also get an authentic taste of Vietnam by joining an overnight Bassac boat cruise, one of the best ways to see this fascinating region. Enjoy the stunning scenery of southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta passing through the Cho Gao canal, take a smaller rowing boat to get you closer to local Cham villages, and maybe the highlight is experiencing the colourful, floating markets of Cai Rang. Onboard, the 6 exclusive cabins are elegantly designed with air-conditioning and a private bathroom. There’s a spacious sundeck too and you can dine under the stars as you drift along the Delta.
Cambodia’s beautiful riverside capital, Phnom Penh offers a unique insight into Khmer culture and the sobering history of the Killing Fields. Today, it’s also known for its bustling street café culture, crazy rickshaws and the glittering Royal Palace. No holiday to Vietnam & Cambodia would be complete without a visit to the historic temples of Siem Reap & Angkor, just a short plane-ride away. Without doubt, this magical 7-night tour is one not to be missed.