|Tour Code||: SOT6D5N|
|Tour Destination||: Cambodia|
|Tour Duration||: 6-12 Days|
Journey from enchanting Siem Reap city, through venerable Angkorian temples, Drive through the countryside of Cambodia on to Phnom Penh, the cultural heart of Cambodia. Highlighting the varied and essential sights of Cambodia, this tour incorporates the best of the best. From shopping, biking, leisure, culture, and sight seeing, Cambodia delivers it all.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap international airport, you will be welcomed by our tour guide at the exit of terminal and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. (check in time at 14:00).
Siem Reap is a popular charming town in northern Cambodia located along the Siem Reap river and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.
After short break at the hotel w transfer from the hotel to embark on the wooden boat for a visit of the floating village and the flooded forest. The Tonle Sap Lake is the biggest fresh water lake in Asia. It is also the densest in fish. The particularity of this lake is that during the rainy season the water flows from the Mekong to the Lake. At this time the lake can be till 5 times its original size. Then at the end of the rainy season the water flows back to the Mekong and to the sea. On the way to the lake, you will pass through the floating house, floating school and visit the fish farm before reaching the lake.
Dinner at the hotel set menu and overnight at your selected hotel in Siem Reap.
This morning departs on the special Remork “Tuk Tuk” to visit The Great City of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. The city of Angkor Thom consists of a square, each side of which is about three kilometers long a laterite walls 8 meters. Before enter the city, you will first stop first at the South gate and then continue to visit Bayon Temple. The Bayon temple was built nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat. Since it was located at the center of a royal city it seems possible that the Bayon would have originally been a temple-mountain conforming to the symbolism of a microcosm of Mount Meru. After Bayon continue to visit Terrace of Leper King and the Elephant Terrace. Return to your hotel for a noon break.
Lunch at Asian Square Restaurant
In the afternoon to visit Ta Prohm temple. Ta Prohm temple, like the Preah Khan, was built in the memory of the King Jayavarman VII‟s mother. When found by the French conservators at the end of the 19th century, they deliberately left this temple in the same condition as it was discovered; overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, giving the temple a mystical and romantic appeal. This Tom Raider temple is the most popular and photogenic temples because of the unique of the temple which over grown by the big tree and vines structure. Continue to visit Banteay Kdei and Takeo temples. This evening, enjoy watching the circus show perform by teenager at Phare Ponleu Selpak
Overnight at selected hotel in Siem Reap
In the morning today, continue the visit to Banteay Srey “also called Citadel of Women”, made of pink sandstone and is one of the smallest temple you can visit but one of the most beautiful as well. Unlike the major sites at Angkor, Banteay Srei was not a royal temple as It was built by Brahmin Priests. Often described in terms as the “Jewel of Khmer Art”, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architecture. On the way back to Siem Reap not far away from Banteay Srei you will stop to visit the temple to Banteay Samre. Situated on the eastern edge of the Angkor complex, this temple is very similar to Angkor Wat. The trip continues through the scenic countryside and rural villages where we can stop for taking picture and chat with the local people to get to know their real lifestyles in the country side. On the way back to the town you will stop at local community to see the local villager making the palm wine and sugar palm.
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat is the largest temple in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century by King Suryavarman indicated to Visnu. The ingenious plan of Angkor Wat only allows a view of all five towers from certain angles, They are visible from the entrance. Inside the temple there are more than 2000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple making the temple more beauty and unique.
Return to the hotel and take a rest in the late afternoon. This evening enjoys a farewell dinner in Siem Reap with Cambodian cultural show. A set menu will be prepared and each course will be served whilst each show performance finished.
Overnight at in Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel you will transfer from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh take about 6hrs drive. The drive is at times scenic and you can see the rice fields, crazy overloaded vehicles, stop to see the spiders at Skuon market and take lunch on the way (lunch by clients own account).
Upon arrival Phnom Penh we will transfer you to the hotel for check in (check in time at 14:00). Phnom Penh it’s the heart of Cambodia’s busy capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants and bars.
The rest of the day free at your own explore.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
The guide will pick you up at 8am from the hotel start tour of today to the north end of the city is the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom, or which the capital was named. Climb the stairs to the top of the hill for fabulous views of the city below. Continue to visit to the the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum of Khmer Art.
Afternoon visit the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields. Also the colorful Russian and Central markets. In the late afternoon, take a sunset cruise on the Mekong.
Dinner at FCC Restaurant
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Today after breakfast free at your own leisure until time transfer you to the airport for flight back home.