Discover the Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat: A Cultural Expedition 7-Day

Discover the Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat: A Cultural Expedition 7-Day

Price from US$ 1036 / PP


Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Siem Reap! With the In-depth Cultural tour Discover the Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat: A Cultural Expedition 7-Day, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 8 other destinations in Asia. Discover the Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat: A Cultural Expedition 7-Day includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through Vietnam and Cambodia! This tour package will take you through some of the most fascinating and beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia.

Starting off in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), also known as Saigon, you'll head south towards the Mekong Delta, where you'll experience the rustic charm of My Tho and Ben Tre before arriving in the bustling city of Can Tho. You'll get to explore local markets, enjoy traditional dishes, and take in the breathtaking scenery along the way.

Moving on to Chau Doc, you'll visit the picturesque Tra Su Sanctuary and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. From there, you'll cross the border into Cambodia and arrive in the vibrant city of Phnom Penh, where you'll learn about its fascinating past and experience its lively present.

Next, you'll travel to the world-renowned temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, where you'll witness the majesty of ancient Khmer architecture and explore the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable experience. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!


  1. Mekong Delta: Explore the beautiful Mekong Delta, known as the "rice bowl" of Vietnam, and visit charming towns like My Tho and Ben Tre. You'll experience the local culture, taste delicious food, and witness the stunning scenery of this fertile region.
  2. Tra Su Sanctuary: Visit Tra Su Sanctuary in Chau Doc, a picturesque wetland area filled with lush greenery, where you can take a boat ride and spot a variety of bird species.
  3. Phnom Penh: Discover the rich history and culture of Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. You'll visit important historical sites like the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, as well as explore the lively markets, taste delicious street food, and experience the bustling city life.
  4. Angkor Temples: Explore the world-renowned temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, including the iconic Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. You'll be amazed by the intricate carvings and architectural marvels of these ancient temples.
  5. Local Food: Taste the delicious and diverse cuisine of Vietnam and Cambodia. From traditional pho and banh mi to Cambodian curries and street food, you'll experience the unique flavors of these two countries.
  6. Local Culture: Experience the local culture of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the traditional music and dance performances to the unique customs and traditions of the people. You'll gain a deeper appreciation for these fascinating countries and their people.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 8:00 am. Then, you will leave the city and enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway, bordered by green rice fields. Upon arriving at My Tho, you will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and take a leisurely boat ride along the river, where you will be able to view stilt houses, fruit plantations, and fishing villages along the riverbank. Next, you will proceed to Tortoise Islet to have lunch in the orchard garden. Afterward, you will take a boat ride to An Khanh, which is a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre. Here, you can enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea while listening to "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by locals. Additionally, you will visit a family business that epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy, and observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Finally, you will proceed to Can Tho, where you will stay overnight in a hotel. However, a family homestay with dinner can be arranged upon request. During your free time in Can Tho, you can visit the bustling Can Tho market. Please note that pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is included.


Accommodation Options:

Holiday 2 Hotel - 3-star or similar

TTC Hotel - Can Tho - 4-star or similar

Sheraton Can Tho - 5-star or similar

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River). Then, proceed to visit the Cai Rang floating market, which is one of the liveliest markets in the whole region (Phong Dien is optional). Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? If not, now is your chance to see how it's made. Afterward, take a stroll around the village, meet the friendly local people, and experience crossing a "Monkey bridge," which is built using only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden and stop for lunch. Then, proceed to Chau Doc and continue the tour by visiting Tra Su. Here, you can discover the wild birds Sanctuary by cruising smoothly with small boats and exploring the splendid canals deep into the forest. You will have the opportunity to observe storks, cranes, and other tropical birds. On the way back, stop by to visit Sam Mountain and the Cave pagoda (if time permits). Finally, return to town, check into the hotel, and spend the night in Chau Doc.


Accommodation Options:

Chau Pho Hotel - 3-star or similar

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel - 4-star or similar

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel - 4-star (local best)

Wake up early at 7:00 am to prepare for your transfer to Chau Doc harbor, where you will board an express boat that will take you to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Our team will pick you up upon arrival at the border and assist you with the immigration process before accompanying you to the harbor.

The express boat journey is expected to take approximately 5 hours, and you will arrive in Phnom Penh between 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. Upon arrival, our team will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Phnom Penh for check-in.

After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your leisure. Take a stroll around the vibrant streets, visit local markets, or indulge in some authentic Cambodian cuisine. Overnight in Phnom Penh, where you can relax and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead.


Accommodation Options:

Okay Boutique Hotel - 3-star or similar

Anik Palace Hotel - 4-star or similar

Palace Gate Hotel - 5-star or similar

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, the tour will begin with a visit to the Royal Palace compound, which was built in 1866 by the predecessors of King Norodom. The palace boasts an impressive and colorful Khmer-style architecture and is the most prominent feature in Phnom Penh. Adjacent to the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda, also known as the Emerald Buddha temple, which displays numerous Buddha statues decorated with diamonds, emeralds, gold and silver.

Next, you will proceed to the National Museum, a distinctive red building with beautiful Khmer architecture that has been standing since 1917. It contains over 5,000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and other materials. The tour continues with a visit to the Independence Monument, which was constructed in 1954 to commemorate Cambodia's independence from French colonial rule.

At noon, you will visit Phsar Thmey, also known as the Central Market. This large market, constructed in 1937, features a dome-shaped building with four branching arms leading to vast hallways filled with countless stalls selling a wide range of products, including gold and silver, antique coins, money exchange, books, flowers, fabrics, shoes, souvenirs, seafood, and more.

Next, you will head to Wat Phnom, also known as the Mountain Pagoda, a Buddhist temple located on a hill that symbolizes the name of Phnom Penh. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1372 to house four Buddha statues discovered by Lady Penh in the waters of the Mekong River. Wat Phnom is a popular place for locals to come and play, pray for good luck, and admire the stunning sunset.

In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Mekong River to view the Royal Palace from the water as it bursts into four branches. Overnight in Phnom Penh.


Accommodation Options:

Okay Boutique Hotel - 3-star or similar

Anik Palace Hotel - 4-star or similar

Palace Gate Hotel - 5-star or similar

After breakfast, you will be picked up by the bus company and take a shuttle bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap bus station, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Later in the day, you will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest permanent freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, which flows into the Tonle Sap River and joins the Mekong in Phnom Penh. During the boat ride, you will see a "floating village" of fishermen that includes floating schools, a floating police station, and other facilities. This village is like a large floating community on the lake, and it moves from place to place based on water levels and currents.

After the boat ride, you will be transferred to your hotel in Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.


Accommodation Options:

La Niche D’angkor Hotel - 3-star or similar

Royal Angkor Resort - 4-star or similar

Angkor Village Hotel - 5-star or similar

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Angkor Thom, which was a magnificent architectural masterpiece built by King Jayavarman VII. The king built this fortress in the heart of his empire as a response to the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181.

Our first stop will be the Bayon Temple, which is located at the exact center of Angkor Thom. This temple is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia's most celebrated king. We will also have a photo stop at the Terrace of the Leper King, which is a unique stone terrace located in the Royal Square of Angkor Thom.

Next, we will visit the Terrace of Elephants, which was originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances, and traditional sports. At the southern end of the terrace lies the Baphuon, one of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman I in the 11th century.

We will also visit the picturesque Ta Prohm temple, which has nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, creating an exotic and haunting scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, which are pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever.

Our final stop will be the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. This temple is believed to be the world's largest religious building and is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry. It is a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.

After a long day of exploring, we will return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Siem Reap.


Accommodation Options:

La Niche D’angkor Hotel - 3-star or similar

Royal Angkor Resort - 4-star or similar

Angkor Village Hotel - 5-star or similar

On the final day of your trip, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Siem Reap. After breakfast, you will have some free time at your leisure to do any last-minute sightseeing, souvenir shopping or simply relax before departing for your next destination. Later, you will be transferred to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. We hope you had an unforgettable experience with Legend Travel Group and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future. Your airport transfer is included as part of this tour package.

What's Included

Hotel accommodation based on single/twin/double/family connecting sharing with daily breakfast, all taxes and service charges included.


Best 3-star Hotel Accommodation:

Can Tho: Holiday 2 Hotel or similar

Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel or similar

Phnom Penh: Okay Boutique Hotel or similar

Siem Reap: La Niche D’angkor Hotel or similar


Upgrade to 4-star Hotel Accommodation:

Can Tho: TTC Hotel - Can Tho or similar

Chau Doc: Victoria Chau Doc Hotel or similar

Phnom Penh: Anik Palace Hotel or similar

Siem Reap: Royal Angkor Resort or similar


Upgrade to 5-star Hotel Accommodation:

Can Tho: Sheraton Can Tho or similar

Chau Doc: Victoria Chau Doc Hotel - 4-star (local best)

Phnom Penh: Palace Gate Hotel or similar

Siem Reap: Angkor Village Hotel or similar


"Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. The final accommodation details will be provided to you with your finalized travel documents.

"Subject to change" means that we may use an alternative hotel if the hotel listed in the tour package is fully booked or not available during your stay period. The alternative hotel must be of the same quality as the indicated hotel or better than the indicated hotel in the package."

Professional tour guides with excellent English skills in every destination.

Meals mentioned in the program include Vietnamese cuisine, Khmer cuisine, Asian cuisine, and Western cuisine. The meals are categorized as B (breakfast), L (lunch), or D (dinner). The program includes 6 breakfasts

Airport transfers & Tours by air con. vehicles as per program

Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified

Local English-speaking guide as per program

All boat trip as mentioned in program

24hours supporting hotline

Bus ticket: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

2 bottles of cold water and 2 towel per day

Air-conditioned vehicle will be provided for transportation during the tour. This includes pick-up and drop-off at airports, hotels, and all other tour destinations.

For boat trips, comfortable and secure vessels will be used to take you to your destinations. Our boats are equipped with life jackets and other necessary safety equipment, and operated by experienced and licensed captains.

We take your safety and comfort seriously and strive to provide the best transportation options for your travel needs.

Travel Insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group

International airfare and airport tax in/out /Cambodia/Vietnam

Pre, post tour accommodation

Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program

Visa fees to Cambodia/Vietnam if applicable

Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels

Travel insurance

Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Single supplement

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc

We would like to inform you that starting from January 01st, 2023, Cambodia local authority no longer requires travelers to present Vaccination Certificate or any documents regarding the Covid-19 upon entry into the country. You are free to enter Cambodia without any such documents.

However, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before traveling to Cambodia. While it is not compulsory, it is highly recommended as it can provide you with protection and peace of mind in case of unforeseen circumstances.

60 days or more prior to departure 5% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

30-59 days prior departure: 10% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

15-29 days prior to departure: 20% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

7-14 days prior to departure: 50% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Within 6 days prior to departure: 90 % of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Child under 5 years old is = 50% Adult`s cost.. Sharing the same existing bed with parents

Child from 5 - 11 years old = 75% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same room as parents

Child from 12 - up = 100% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same room as parents

Triple room = 3 Persons sharing one room (01 Double Bed + 01 Single Bed)

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Sun Block

Wide Brim Hat

Insect Repellent

Swimming Suits

Warm Clothes (winter time from November to April)

Original Passports

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