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Saigon to Siem Reap tours: Best time to travel and things to do

Posted By: Sao La Tours / Vietnam Travel Guides
Saigon to Siem Reap tours are a great chance for you to explore some of the best natural and architectural wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Saigon to Siem Reap tours are a great chance for you to explore some of the best natural and architectural wonders that Vietnam and Cambodia has to offer. It’s undeniable that these countries are two of the most visit-worthy destinations in Asia. Let’s find out the highlights of Saigon and Siem Reap as you scroll through the tours that we’re about to introduce below.

When and how to travel Saigon to Siem Reap?

If you’re in Saigon, the fastest way to reach Siem Reap is traveling by plane. The flight will take around 1.5 hours, starting Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Saigon and heading to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport. Flights are organized daily by Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air, with tickets price under $85 for each way.

You may also wonder what’s the best time to travel Saigon to Siem Reap? It’s recommended to go on a Saigon to Siem Reap tour December to March. During this time of the year, the weather in Ho Chi Minh City is relatively cool and there’s hardly any rain. While in Siem Reap, December and January are the peak season of tourism with the overall weather being sunny and dry.

How and when to travel Saigon to Siem Reap

How and when to travel Saigon to Siem Reap (Source: Collected)

Best Saigon to Siem Reap tours to discover authentic Southeast Asia

Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap Multi-day Tour (5 Days)

Although this tour only lasts for 5 days, it still allows you to see the best of Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. First off, make your way to Saigon and visit the Reunification Palace, Old Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and many more. Explore the Mekong Delta while you’re on a river boat and then go for a Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Depart for Siem Reap and spend a full day on an Angkor tour.  

Explore the best attractions of Saigon during Saigon and Siem Reap tours

Explore the best attractions of Saigon during Saigon and Siem Reap tours (Source: Collected)

Saigon to Siem Reap highlights tour (5 Days)

Discover the hidden gems of Saigon and Siem Reap with this action-packed tour. Go for a Saigon city tour and experience the bustling and vibrant atmosphere of city life. Then, you’ll be taken to My Tho to explore the Mekong Delta. Here you can leisurely cruise along the Mekong river to admire the riverscape along the way.

Head for Siem Reap to reach the Chong Kneas floating village. Visit Angkor Wat temple complex, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure and so on.

Best Saigon to Siem Reap tours for 2023

Best Saigon to Siem Reap tours for 2023 (Source: Collected)

Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap (7 Days)

With 7 days you’ll have more time to explore and enjoy your trip in Saigon and Siem Reap. This tour is the perfect combination of the hustle and bustle of Saigon, the tranquility of the Mekong River and the ancient vibes of the Angkor complex.

After visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, you’ll head back to the city centre of Saigon and explore many famous attractions that the city has to offer. Embark a traditional boat to explore the Mekong Delta and explore the locals’ life by visiting Cai Be floating market.

Take a flight to Siem Reap and prepare for an exciting adventure as you stroll through Banteay Srei temple, Ta Prohm temple and many other well preserved temples. On the 6th day of the trip, travelers will have a chance to enjoy the sunrise in Angkor and visit Angkor Thom. Join with the Buddhist monks in a blessing ceremony at the end of the tour.

Visit Cai Be floating market on Saigon and Siem Reap tours

Visit Cai Be floating market on Saigon and Siem Reap tours (Source: Collected)

Things to do on Saigon to Siem Reap tours

During your trip Saigon to Siem Reap, there are different activities that you might want to take on:

In Saigon

  • Pay a visit to Giac Lam Pagoda - the oldest temple of Saigon

  • Board a Bonsai River Cruise, where you’ll be served with live music and buffet dinner

  • Experience the nightlife of Saigon while strolling around Pham Ngu Lao Street

  • Head to Tao Dan Park for a delicious cup of coffee

  • Join a cooking class and learn how to cook like a true Vietnamese

  • Discover Cu Chi Tunnels by crawling through the small tunnels

  • Visit the one-of-a-kind Cao Dai Temple

  • Head to Binh Tay Market to enjoy many local dishes

In Siem Reap

  • Go on a dirtbike excursion to Phnom Kulen

  • Sample exotic dishes with Red Ants as the main ingredient

  • Go shopping at the Old Market (or “Psar Chaa”)

  • Enjoy a spa day at low budget or a fish spa pedicure

  • Visit Angkor Pottery Center and join a pottery class

  • Travel to the Kulen Nature Trails by tuk tuk and explore these rainforest trails

  • Take on a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Khmer dishes

Take on a cooking class in Siem Reap

Take on a cooking class in Siem Reap (Source: Collected)

Be prepared to marvel at a myriad of attractions once you take on Saigon to Siem Reap tours. Most tour packages you can find online are designed with the same routes and destinations. However, Sao La Tours can always customize each and every travel itinerary to fit with our customers. Contact us for a fully-personalized Saigon to Siem Reap tour!

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