Best of Asia in less than 3 weeks (Vietnam, Cambodia, Beijing)

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Day 14

A big mistake that we booked 2 nights here. Horrible area with casinos everywhere, and the beach is really bad too. I wish lonely planet book had a realistic review on this place. Complete waste of time and money. Avoid.

Day 17

Floating market and Mekong delta tour: 5am - 1pm, $20

We just showed up really early in the morning at the peer and we could find a small private boat just for the 2 of us. An old Vietnamese lady was driving it. At first we visited the floating market (you have to go there very early as it's not for tourists but for local traders). There are some small boats selling coffee and some simple breakfast food, they attach their boat to yours if you want to buy something.

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Photo of Best of Asia in less than 3 weeks (Vietnam, Cambodia, Beijing) by Lychee's itineraries
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Food tour (6pm - 10pm, $10pp)

Can Tho is a very not touristy place, with restaurants not having English menu, people not speaking English etc. So we found this local food tour very useful to explore the town and the food with an English speaking local guy (found on tripadvisor).

Day 18

Taxi to Ho Chi minh city: 4hours, $100

Day 1

Half day in Beijing: buying tickets for visiting the Great Wall next day (for the only full day we had). Having dinner at a famous duck restaurant on Xianyukou street, then strolling around the nearby market streets.

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Photo of Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
Day 2

Visit the Great wall (Mutianyu section)

$50pp, Pick up at 7am, bus 2-3 hours

More details here

Incredible experience.

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Photo of Best of Asia in less than 3 weeks (Vietnam, Cambodia, Beijing) by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Best of Asia in less than 3 weeks (Vietnam, Cambodia, Beijing) by Lychee's itineraries
Day 3

We only had a half day before flying to Vietnam, but we still managed to fit quite a lot in: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen square and Forbidden city.

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Photo of Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
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Photo of Forbidden City, Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Forbidden City, Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Forbidden City, Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, China by Lychee's itineraries

Flight to Ho Chi minh city in the evening, 5 hours by Air China

Day 4

2 nights in Grand Silverland Hotel

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Photo of War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam by Lychee's itineraries
Day 5

New Years Eve in Ho Chi minh city

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Day 6

Flight to Siem Reap: Cambodia Angkor Air, 1 hour

We were staying in an airbnb place nearby Angkor Wat. We went into Siem Reap town to find a tuk tuk driver for next day (there's not much to see in Siem Reap). We agreed on the 4am pick up for next morning and the whole day driving around for $25.

Day 7

Info on tickets here

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Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Day 8

Flight to Sihanoukville: 1 hour with British Midland International

Otres II beach - best beach on the Cambodian coast. Lovely beach bars and restaurants, quiet, no parties around.

3 nights at Golden River bungalows

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Photo of Otres Beach, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Day 10

Snorkling and cliff jumping (day trip from Otres beach)

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Photo of Kaoh Tres, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Kaoh Tres, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Day 11

We stayed in a bungalow in Mushroom Point for 3 nights. This part of Otres beach is a bit more expensive, but very pretty.

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Day 15

Day trip to Koh Rong Sanloem island by ferry

The most beautiful place we visited during this holiday. We wished we had booked at least a night there. The first ferry leaves fairly late, around 9am and the last comes back early around 3-4pm (always depends on the waves and the day). So we only had a few hours there, but we made sure we make the most out of it.

We did the jungle walk through the middle of the island, had lunch there in a pretty beach restaurant, did some snorkling and walked back to the east side to do some beach chilling.

Photo of Koh Rong Sanloem, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Koh Rong Sanloem, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Photo of Koh Rong Sanloem, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Sihanoukville, Cambodia by Lychee's itineraries
Day 16

Bust to Can Tho: 7am-7pm. (I wouldn't recommend it, they try to squeeze as many people on it as possible, some people had to sit on luggages.)

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