Hello everyone, I'm currently in HCMC and plan to visit Angkor Wat. The most time that I could spend in Cambodia is 3 nights, 4 days (fly out on Monday, return on Thursday). I did research on TripAdvisor and already sorted out a few things, but would like to ask for some advice from the veteran travelers.
1. Does touring Angkor Wat require a lot of walking? My mom is 73 years old and my youngest child is 8. I'm worry the walking might be too much for them.
2. Is there anything worth seeing in Phnom Penh that we should consider reducing our time in Angkor Wat? Beside having less time in Angkor Wat, the other negatives are increased airfare (e.g. arriving in PP, but fly out in Siem Reap), and/or lost time in transit (e.g. bus time between PP and SR)?
3. I plan to get the Cambodian eVisa, but not sure about the Viet Nam visa. My travel agent told me that my Viet Nam visa is single entry. But at the airport, the custom officer returned all of our visas. Does that mean that we could re-use those visas? If not, where in HCMC do I apply for the re-entry visa into Viet Nam? Does it take a long time to get the re-entry Visa?
4. My mom is a Viet Nam citizen. Per my research, she doesn't need a visa to enter Cambodia nor to return to Viet Nam, is that correct?
5. As a first time traveler, I think I need to sign up with a tour operator for the Angkor Wat visit. So far, I found Haivenu, but they are a little bit out of my budget. Would appreciate very much some recommendations. Per my research, I could hire a guide and a driver once I get there, but I'm worried that I might get an inexperience one and don't get to see all that worth seeing.
Many thanks in advance,