This tour has been designed to allow visitors to experience the best of all Cambodia's wonders, whether it be cycling along rural country roads, swimming around some of Asia's finest waters, or trekking in the area's lush forests and jungles.
You will start with a visit to some of Cambodia's most magnificent temples. Arriving in Siem Reap, home to the fabled Angkor structures, you will get to see the likes of Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, Preak Ko, Phnom Bakheng, and many others.
From here you will continue to the region's other monuments, even taking an elephant ride to Bayon temple before visiting one of the most famous sites in the region, Ta Prohm. Untouched from human intervention it is an imposing vision, so much so that it has appeared in both Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider films.
But Cambodia has far more to offer than just temples and so the second half of this tour offers a vehicle and guide at your disposal with a host of suggested activities, from visiting local villages to cruising on the Mekong River, allowing you to tailor your holiday exactly as you would wish.
The final part of the tour will allow you to relax in Cambodia's most famous beach resort, Sihanoukville, where you can chill in the sands, swim in the sea or make use of the vehicle and guide that is still on standby to show you any of the region's sites.
Transferring back to Phnom Penh, you will get to explore the county's capital and learn of Cambodia's tragic recent history before transferring to the airport and ending your time with us.
- 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 through the jungle
- Experiencing the beauty and serenity of countryside in Phnom Penh
- The emerald rice fields, lush back waterways; these are the things that make the Mekong so interesting
- Relax in Cambodia's most famous beach resort, Sihanoukville, where you can chill in the sands, swim in the sea ..
Day 1 : Arrive Siem Reap ( D )
Arrive in Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Start with a visit to the Roluos Group including Preak Ko, Ba Kong and Lo Lei. In the afternoon, depart by Tuk Tuk to visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. The day ends with a spectacular sunset at Phnom Bakheng.
Day 2 : Siem Reap (B , L )
Today there is an early start to catch the sunrise (optional) before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Then depart to visit Angkor Thom's famous South Gate where you will take an elephant ride to Bayon Temple which depicts intricate scenes of traditional Cambodian life. From the Bayon continue on foot to the Baphuon, recently re-opened to the public, where you will pass by the wooden Royal Palace. Then continue to the Terrace of the Elephants where a parade used to be held for the king. In the afternoon continue to Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Chau Say Tevoda, Tommanon and the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers.
Day 3 : Siem Reap (B , L )
After breakfast, drive to Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean (River of 1,000 Lingas) and Banteay Samre. These temples are amongst the most intricate in all of Cambodia. In the afternoon, continue to Pre Rup, East Mebon, Neak Poan and Preah Khan.
Day 4 : Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (B)
After breakfast, and depending on departure flight, visit the Siem Reap market and/or the workshops of Artisans d'Angkor (wood and stone carving) and/or the Landmine Museum of Mr Aki Ra. Then transfer to Phnom Penh by car/van/bus. Check in hotel. Over night in Phnom Penh.
Day 5 : Phnom Penh (B , L )
After breakfast, start the morning with a cycle ride to the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National Museum. Later in the day you will depart by car to visit Wat Phnom followed by Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Russian Market and the infamous Choeung Ek 'Killing Fields'.
Day 6 : Phnon Penh - Countryside (B , L )
After breakfast you will have a vehicle and guide at your disposal to partake in any of the options below: Rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields A visit to the silver workshops at Kompong Luong Village Trekking through the nearby forest A visit to a local village A holy water shower from a local monk Having your fortune told A sunset boat cruise on the Mekong river
Note: Some activities mentioned above depend upon the season.
Day 7 : Phnon Penh - Sihanoukville (B)
After breakfast transfer to Cambodia's most famous beach resort, Sihanoukville. Arrive in around midday and transfer to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 8 : Sihanoukville (B)
Today, enjoy more time at leisure with the vehicle and guide also available. There is an optional visit and boat ride to Ream National Park (not included). Over night in Sihanoukville
Day 9 : Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh (B)
As yesterday, you will be able to swim and relax at the resort with a vehicle on standby before the afternoon transfer back to Phnom Penh.
Day 10 : Phnom Penh (B)
After breakfast you will be free to explore Phnom Penh at your own leisure before the transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for departure flight.
Note: This tour can also start in Phnom Penh.
Cambodia Amazing Travel can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.
|| Tour cost per Person (in $US) from 1 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011
||3 - 5
||6 - 8
||9 - 10
| Fist Class 4*
| Deluxe 5*
||Phnom Penh Hotel
||Siem Reap Hotel
|Standard (2 *)
|| ASIA Hotel; Pacific
||ST Angkor; CLE hotel
||Princess; ASIA Palace; New York
||City River; Nokor Phnom; Soria & Moria
||Golden Sand Hotel , Crystal Hotel
|First Class (4*)
||Sun Way; Phnom Penh; Cambodiana
||APSARA Angkor; Empress Angkor; Somadevi; Steung Siem Reap
||Independence Boutique Resort & Spa
|Deluxe Hotel (5*)
|Sokha Angkor; Royal Angkor Resort & SPA
||Sokha Beach Resort & Spa
Trip Included :
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program
- Meals as per mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )
- Local English / France speaking guides
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
- Entrance fees for mentioned visits
- All sighseeing and activities as mentioned.
Trip Excluded :
- Services and meals not mentioned
- International and additional domestic flights incl. Taxes
- Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses
- Travel insurance