ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA (ATA) kicks off “Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat” tours in Vietnam and Cambodia

23 07 2009

ATA aims to introduce the great combination of the two exotic lands and cultures. Travelers will experience great boat trip on the mighty river and walk on village roads, visit to local houses and take ferry to cross the Mekong River and colorful market of Mekong Delta. Cruising upto Phnom Penh, travelers start the journey to the majestic beauty of Angkor Wat.

First and second day, travelers take a city tour to see the different faces of this bustling city on a full day tour with extensive visits to the Re-Unification Palace, the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Temple and the Ben Thanh market. Then travelers drive to the famous Cu Chi underground tunnel system to experience how the Viet Cong lived and fought during the American War.

Third day, travelers drive to Cai Be travelers board a boat for a journey through the town’s floating market. Travelers see how river life goes on, trading between merchant ships and local farmers and cruise through secluded canals and over the Mighty Mekong to island where travelers stop to enjoy seasonal fruit.


Mekong and Angkor Wat Tour map

Fourth day, travelers take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating markets, one of the most lively and colorful markets in Southeast Asia. After the market travelers cruise back to town. Travelers will try a xe loi, the local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike, to see the town.

Fifth day, travelers go head Phnom Penh. The boat approaches Vinh Xuong border gate where passengers complete entry procedures. Continue to Cambodia cruising on Tone Le Sap River, travelers would reach Phnom Penh International Port (Sisowath Street) around12.30.Travelers take a short city tour of Phnom Penh visiting to the National Museum where travelers would see the world’s most wondrous collection of Khmer sculpture.

Sixth day, travelers take an excursion to Tonle Batie, which is 40 km from Phnom Penh, visiting to a pair of old Angkorian-era temple of Ta Prohm and Yeay Poev. In the afternoon, travelers visit the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum before continuing to the Killing Field of Choeung Ek where prisoner from Security Prison 21 travelers re taken for execution. It is grim afternoon, but essential for understanding just how far Cambodia has come in the intervening years.

Seventh day, travelers take a short fly to Siem Riep.Then travelers visit to the world wonder of Angkor Wat include Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the unique temple of Bayon. It is a collection of 54 Gothic towers decorated with 216 coldy smiling, enormous faces glaring down from every angle. Travelers continue to the Baphoun temple, which would have been one of the most spectacular of Angkor’s temples in its heyday. Travelers move on to the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Complete the day with sunset watching from Phnom Bakheng Hill.

Eighth day, travelers continue to the enchanting temple of the Banteay Srei, the travelers in the crown of Angkorian art. Banteay Srei means ‘Citadel of the Women’ and it is said that it must have been built by a women, as the elaborate carvings are too fine for the hand of a man.
In the afternoon, travelers visit the Banteay Samre, which dates from the same period as Angkor Wat. The temple is in a fairly healthy state of preservation due to some extensive renovation work and continues to visit the monuments of Rolous, which served as Indravarman I’s capital.

Last day, travelers continue to discover Angkor Wat. In the morning travelers visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers and Pre Rup temple, East Mebon temple, and Neak Poan temple. In the afternoon, travelers visit to Krovan temple, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples.

This Cheaper Option is offered to those who seek for good travel experience at an affordable budget. Travelers offer the finest 2-star hotels instead of 3-star hotels in all destinations. These 2-star hotels are chosen for good location, clean, comfortable room and nice staff.

Detail itineraries:
http://www.activetravelvietnam.com/tour.php?op=detail&tourId=62

Other Vietnam tours:
http://www.activetravelvietnam.com/tour.php
Other Cambodia tours: http://www.activetravelcambodia.com/tour.php

Source: activetravelmagazines.com


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