Vietnam Cambodia 2012 Itinerary and Expenses

In a nutshell, here is our itinerary and a breakdown of expenses. Please note that I traveled with 3 others, so our cab expenses, tour guide expenses, and other expenses that can be broken down were split among the 4 of us.

Day 1:

0040: Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City

0145: Arrive at Pham Ngu Lao, Phan Lan Hotel

0500: Wake up!

0600: Breakfast in hotel

0800: Pick up from hotel, going to Cu Chi tunnels

0930: Arrive at Lacquer factory

1040: Arrive at Cu Chi tunnels

1240: Depart Cu Chi tunnels

1410: Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum

1510: Reunification Palace

1625: Notre Dame Cathedral/ Post Office

1650: Ben Thanh Market, eat lunch at Pho 24

2035: Go back to hotel

Day 2:

0500: Wake up!

0600: Breakfast in hotel

0700: Pick up from hotel, board bus to Phnom Penh

0925: Arrive at Moc Bai/Bavet border

0955: Lunch at Bavet

1340: Arrive at Phnom Penh

1430: Depart from Phnom Penh for Siem Reap

1748: Dinner at Stung Sen stopover

2040: Arrive at Siem Reap

2105: Check in at Soria Moria Hotel

Day 3:

0500: Wake up!

0630: Breakfast in hotel

0710: Pick up from hotel

0730: Arrive at ticket booth

0735: First glimpse of Angkor Wat

0850: Climb the central tower of Angkor Wat

1025: Leave Angkor Wat

1035: Preah Kravan

1055: Lunch at Rumdoul Khmer Angkor Restaurant

1205: Leave Srah Srang area

1215: Ta Prohm

1315: Banteay Kdei

1350: Back at Srah Srang

1410: Silk Factory

1435: Reserve seats for the night show at Koulen Restaurant

1445: Back at the hotel for some rest

1545: Leave for Tonle Sap

1620: Arrive at Tonle Sap

1655: Arrive at the middle of the Tonle Sap to wait for sunset

1815: Sun finally sets, depart Tonle Sap

1930: Arrive at Koulen Restaurant, just in time for show

2030: Show ends, go back to hotel

Day 4:

0400: Wake up!

0500: Pick up from hotel to go to Angkor Wat

0510: Arrive at Angkor Wat

0540: First light to shine on Angkor Wat

0630: Sunrise, finally.

0700: Breakfast at Angkor Reach Restaurant

0745: Depart for Angkor Thom

0755: Arrive at Angkor Thom, enter through South Gate

0820: Bayon

0855: Preah Ngok

0900: Baphoun

0955: Phimeanakas

1020: Elephant Terrace/ Royal Palace

1030: Leper King Terrace

1110: Preah Palilay

1225: Preah Khan

1315: Lunch at Neary Khmer Restaurant

1420: Checked in at Borei Angkor Hotel

1700: Pick up from hotel to go to Healthy Hand massage

1850: Drop off at Old Market

2025: Dinner at Khmer Kitchen Restaurant

2100: Art Centre Night Market/Angkor Night Market

2200: Back at the hotel

Day 5:

0500: Wake up!

0600: Breakfast at hotel

0700: Pick up from hotel

0735: Pre Rup

0845: Banteay Srei

1110: Banteay Samre

1230: Lunch (and nap) at Steung Torcheak Restaurant

1430: Preah Ko

1500: Bakong

1700: Dropped off at Centre Market

1850: Dinner at Cambodian bbq

2030: Back at the hotel

Day 6:

0500: Wake up!

0600: Breakfast at hotel

0700: Pick up from hotel to go to bus terminal

0800: Depart from Siem Reap

1000: Stopover

1400: Arrive at Phnom Penh

1430: Depart from Phnom Penh

1530: Mekong River crossing

1735: Dinner at Bavet

1755: Moc Bai/Bavet border

2105: Arrive at Ho Chi Minh

2235: Arrive at airport

2250: Dinner again at airport at Lotus Restaurant

2330: Board for Manila

Day 7

0430: Arrive at Manila

Expenses

Airfare: 5325.66PHP

Cab from airport: 200,000VND

Cu Chi tour: 136,000VND

Cu Chi entrance: 90,000VND

Water: (approx price) 5,000-10,000VND (depends on where you are)

War Museum: 15,000VND

Reunification Palace: 30,000VND

Pho: 103,000VND

Cab expenses (approx per ride): 25,000VND

Hotel: about 6-7USD

Bus: 22USD per way

Weasel coffee: 110,000VND

Spring rolls: 40,000VND for 4 pieces

Meals in Cambodia: around 2.125-6USD per meal, except for Apsara dance buffet 14USD

Entrance fee to temples: 40USD

Tonle Sap (entrance and boat): 18USD per person (it was 68USD)

Water: about 1USD each

Scarves: 27USD for real thing, 1.40USD in the market

Shirts: 1.50-4.00USD

Tuktuk rides: 3.00USD per ride

Magnets: about 1.00USD each

Massage: 10USD

Tour guide: 60.00USD (3 days)

Sweets on the street: 1.00USD for 3 pieces

Tuktuk (3 days): 72.00USD (this includes Tonle Sap, Banteay Srei and Rolous)

Spices and lotus seeds: 2.00USD per pack

Hotel in Cambodia: 90USD

My total expenses: 23,380.59PHP or around 420USD without the airfare

Some of what I brought home

From Scrapbook

Conversion rates:

1USD

=4,000Riel

=20,850VND

=43PHP

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