Our Essential Cambodia tour is a great way to explore this country by visiting the two major cities of Cambodia – Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Your journey begins in Siem Reap, the historical and religious heart of the country with three days exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor temples which remain from a time when Cambodia was one of the most powerful civilizations in the world. Trip finish in the capital of Phnom Penh where insightful tours of the city landmarks give you an introduction to Cambodia’s history.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex
Day 3: Siem Reap – Ta Prohm – Tonle Sap
Day 4: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Flight to Phnom Penh
Day 5: Phnom Penh City Tour – Departure
Siem Reap Arrival (-/-/D)
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, greeted by our guide and driver, we bring you to your hotel in town center check in. There is no activity today except for the welcome dinner in a fine restaurant in town while enjoying Apsara dance. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Angkor Complex (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today, we spend the whole day sightseeing the Angkor area exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with colums, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Ta Prohm – Tonle Sap (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning,we will visit incredible Ta Prohm which is covered in jungle. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. In the afternoon, drive to Choueng Kneas village, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian poor people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle sap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Flight to Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and follow with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. This afternoon, you will get a short flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in. The same afternoon in Phnom Penh, we will visit Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s name sake and we will take one hour cruise before the sunset. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh
|Siem Reap - Phnom Penh|
Phnom Penh City Tour – Departure (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, we will start our visit to the Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name with more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. The building serves less as a functioning shrine, no monks currently reside here, than a repository of cultural treasures such as the famous Emerald Buddha and many other valuable statues. We will then visit Toul Sleng museum (S-21) and the killing field of Choueng Ek, which is about 35 km away from the city. After tour, transfer out to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends at Phnom Penh International Airport.
HOTEL LIST STANDARD OR SIMILAR
|Siem Reap||Saem Siem Reap||Pavillion d'Orient Boutique Hotel||Sokha Angkor Resort|
|Phnom Penh||Rambutan Resort||White Mansion Boutique Hotel||Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra|
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (USD)
|Package price||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax||8 pax||10 pax|
- Expert local English speaking tour guides
- Accommodation in double or twin share
- All private transfers and transport (A/C)
- Entrance fees during guided time
- Meals as indicated on itinerary: B – Breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner
- Tuk Tuk Ride
- Domestic flights with airport tax (Siem Reap – Phnom Penh)
- Tissues and water on coach
- Service charges and government tax
- Visa stamps upon arrival
- International airfare and airport taxes
- Transfers & meals not indicated on itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses (tips, gratuities, …)
- Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24th December and 31st December if have
- Surcharge for holiday or other peak periods if have
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