Delving into the history of the Khmer Empire, once the greatest power in South east Asia
Witnessing the architectural legacy of the mighty Khmer Empire - once the greatest power in South East Asia
Absorbing the beauty of the temples of Angkor
Feeling welcomed by the smiles and hospitality of the Khmer people
Riding into the depths of the jungle
Walking alongside the Mekong River in sleepy Phnom Penh.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive Phnom Penh ( D )
Arrive in Phnom Penh and transfer to hotel. This city was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history it still retains a colonial charm. In the afternoon visit the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom hill, founding place of the city. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2 - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap ( B,L, D )
Transfer to Pochentong Airport after breakfast for the morning flight to Siem Reap. Alternatively take the new speed boats to Siem Reap leaving Phnom Penh at 08:00 and arriving in Siem Reap around 12:30. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. On arrival begin a tour of the temples that includes the early-Angkor era temples of the Roluos Group - Preah Ko, Ba Kong and Lo Lei. In the afternoon continue to Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B) Note: If travelling by boat the morning tour in Siem Reap will not be possible.
Day 3 - Siem Reap ( B,L, D )
After breakfast a morning tour of the temples takes in the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent 12thcentury Angkor Wat. Return to hotel after watching the sun set over Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B)
Day 4 - Siem Reap ( B,L, D )
After breakfast depart for a visit to Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean (River of 1000 Lingas) and Banteay Samre. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Circuit taking in Pre Rup, Neak Poan and Preah Khan. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B)
Day 5 - Depart Siem Reap ( B,L, D )
After breakfast take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake (best from July to February) and afterwards visit the Siem Reap market and the workshops of Artisans d’Angkor (wood and stone carving) and/or visit the Landmine Museum of Mr Aki Ra before transferring to Siem Reap Airport for departure flight.
||Tour cost per Person (in $US) from 1st Oct, 2010 to 31st Sept, 2011
||3 - 4 pax
||5 - 8 pax
|Standard Class **
|First Class ****
Tour price includes :
Transported by A/c private car or van
Air Ticket Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
English or French-speaking guide
All Entrance Fees
Meals as indicated in the program as : B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
4 nights hotel accommodation based on 2 guests sharing a Twin or Double room Phnom Penh & Siem Reap
Tour price excludes :
International flights : Hochiminh city ( Or Hanoi ) - Phnom Penh//Siem Reap-Bangkok
Other meals not mentioned in the program.
Airport tax & personal expense
Cambodia visa fee ( Visitors can obtained visa upon arrival at US$ 21 with 2 photos ).