Our 11 day Cambodia in Depth tour allows you to uncover the country’s culture and historical artefacts through various outdoor activities. Start in Siem Ream with a bird’s eye view of Angkor Wat on a helium balloon. You will also visit local villages, explore less visited temples, and enjoy a boat ride along the Mekong River. Kick back in the country’s beautiful and unspoiled beach resort in Sihanoukville before returning to Phnom Penh and a relaxed exploration of the capital city.
Day 1 – Arrive in Siem Reap – You will be greeted by your guide, who will accompany you to your hotel for check in. Get a first glimpse of Angkor today at the early temples of the Roluos Group. Roluos is the site of an ancient centre of Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya. Enjoy a traditional Khmer Welcome dinner at The Sugar Palm, set on the terrace of a typical wooden house. (D)
Day 2 – Siem Reap – After breakfast, discover some main Angkor sites on a leisurely bicycle ride. First head to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, then proceed to Bayon Temple in the exact centre of the city. Stroll through the grounds of the former Royal Palace to discover small hidden temples that are rarely visited. Spend the early afternoon exploring Siem Reap’s colourful markets, and end your day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit by local ‘remork’ (similar to the Thai tuk tuk). (B)
Day 3 – Siem Reap – Start early to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, then, travel to the countryside to see pretty temple
of Banteay Srey. Continue north to Kbal Spean, one of the earliest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Cambodia, on return to Siem Reap stop at the Landmine Museum and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B, L)
Day 4 – Siem Reap to Battambang – After an early breakfast, embark on a private boat that will take you on a fascinating journey across Tonlé Sap Lake to Battambang. This afternoon, explore some of the many cultural villages around
Battambang before enjoying dinner at Pomme d’Amour mixing French and Khmer cuisine. (B, L, D)
Day 5 – Battambang – Spend the morning on a tour that combines walking, a boat ride and then cycling along and across the Sangke River to experience Battambang daily life. In the afternoon head to the Bamboo Train station you will travel the 8 km to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice paddies (depending on season of visit). After head towards Phnom Sampeau Sampeau is home to the notorious killing caves, which are cruel reminders of Cambodia’s troubled past. (B)
Day 6 – Battambang to Phnom Penh – Depart Battambang early for the 5 1/2 hour drive to Phnom Penh. During the journey enjoy visits to Kampong Chhnang, and Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia, before a late afternoon arrival in Phnom Penh. (B, L)
Day 7 – Phnom Penh – This morning visit the sights of Phnom Penh in a Cyclo, first, head to the Royal Palace, next stop is the National Museum. For lunch you will be treated to a delicious Khmer meal at Le Lotus Blanc restaurant. After lunch pay a visit to the fascinating Russian Market before finishing the afternoon at Wat Phnom. Enjoy dinner at the renowned Foreign Correspondents’ Club and the menu is à la carte with a good selection of both Western and Asian dishes. (B, L, D)
Day 8 – Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville – After breakfast transfer to the beach resort of Sihanoukville (duration 4 hours). Arrive around midday and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 9 – Sihanoukville – Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy with the optional tour. (B)
Day 10 – Sihanoukville – Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy an optional tour. (B)
Day 11 – Sihanoukville return to Phnom Penh – This afternoon you will transfer back with driver only to Phnom Penh. (B)
The Essential Angkor Cambodia package tour provides you with three days of unforgettable site seeing experience in one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Bear witness to the magnificent Angkor Wat and numerous other temple and architectural marvels set amongst the Cambodian horizon.
Day 1 – Arrival in Siem Reap – Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. This afternoon, depart on a very special sightseeing tour of the famous Angkor Wat. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labour.
Day 2 – Siem Reap –Start your day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit, the most famous among these is Ta Prohm. . Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. Return to the hotel for a break during the midday heat. Later today, visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom by ‘remork’ (similar to the Thai ‘tuk tuk’) and return to you hotel late in the afternoon. (B)
Day 3 – Siem Reap – This morning, you will embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about four times its size during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. Return to your hotel for a break before the transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
Explore the marvels of Cambodia, with a resounding beachside relaxation experience in between. After witnessing Angkor’s temples, enjoy some of Cambodia’s best seaside sceneries before concluding at the historic capital Phnom Penh.
Day 1 – Arrival in Siem Reap – On arrival you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon visit Angkor Wat by Tuk Tuk, before enjoying a welcome dinner at Sugar Palm. (D)
Day 2 – Siem Reap – This morning visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, from here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact centre of the city then continue to Ta Prohm which is unique as it has largely been left in the condition it was found .Enjoy lunch at Viroth’s Restaurant. In the afternoon embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. (B, L)
Day 3 – Siem Reap – Enjoy the morning free at leisure, this afternoon travel to the countryside to see temple of Banteay Srey. Banteay Srey is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor. After these magnificent temples and intensive visits we transfer back to Siem Reap for a well-deserved dinner with traditional Khmer dance show. (B, D)
Day 4 – Siem Reap to Sihanoukville – Free time after breakfast before a transfer to the airport for the flight to Sihanoukville (Monday/Wednesday/Friday only). Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel for check in and enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure for swimming and relaxation on the beach. (B)
Day 5 – Sihanoukville – Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy with an optional tour. (B)
Day 6 – Sihanoukville – Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy with an optional tour. (B)
Day 7 – Sihanoukville to Kep – This morning you will transfer to Kep, Cambodia’s prestigious seaside resort. A fascinating mix of a small calm beach, reminders of the past and a growing choice of activities. Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure to relax or to explore Kep on your own. Don’t miss out on the popular crab market for some crabs with Kampot Pepper. (B)
Day 8 – Kep – Early this morning, embark on a short boat trip (25 mins) to scenic Koh Tonsai, also called Rabbit Island. Spend the morning at leisure exploring the island and relaxing on the island’s beautiful tropical beach. A seafood barbecue lunch will be prepared for you on the island. Mid-afternoon, return to Kep and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B, L)
Day 9 – Kep to Phnom Penh – This morning, your guide will take you on a tour to Kep’s heritage and to the countryside . Explore typical local villages on the way to Kampong Trach which is set amidst beautiful limestone rock formations. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant. Make a stop at a pepper plantation for which the nearby town of Kampot has a worldwide reputation before a brief stop at Phnom Voar, one of the last strongholds of the Khmer Rouge. Continue your journey to Phnom Penh to arrive in the late afternoon. (B, L)
Day 10 – Phnom Penh – In the morning, discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in the course of a half-day cooking class at Frizz restaurant and at the end of your course, indulge in a lunch of your own prepared meals. This afternoon, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a cyclo. First, visit Wat Phnom, then continue along the lively riverfront to the Royal Palace, before your next stop at the National Museum. In the afternoon return to your hotel. (B, L)
Day 11 – Phnom Penh departure – Enjoy some time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
Please note prices do not include domestic Cambodia flights. Please contact your local travel agent for a rate.
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