Our Insider Experience
- Admire the stunning sunrise over the tops of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples.
- Take a boat ride to visit the unique floating village of Kampong Phluk and learn about the fascinating life of the local people.
- Glide through the fascinating streets of Phnom Penh on a traditional cyclo tour.
- Experience an evening of music, theatre and acrobatics with a night at the Cambodian Phare Circus.
Day 1: PHNOM PENH
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers over welcome drinks while your Tour Leader explains some important details and logistics of the journey ahead.
ACCOMMODATION 2 nights SUN AND MOON URBAN HOTEL (OR SIMILAR) – Deluxe room #68, St. 136 St. 15, 12204, Cambodia Tel: +855 23 961 888
Day 2: EXPLORE PHNOM PENH
Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city. Start your day at Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the capital. Then, visit the Royal Palace, the residence of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer art. Then, visit Phnom Penh’s great markets, the Central Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewellery and more. In the afternoon, visit Sleng Museum, formerly a High School which became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime. Then, visit of Phnom Penh’s two great markets, the Central Market and the sprawling Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts and jewellery. Breakfast included
ACCOMMODATION SUN AND MOON URBAN HOTEL (OR SIMILAR) – Deluxe room
Day 3: PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP
In the morning, transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap. Later, visit Kampong Pluk floating village, Kampong Phluk: an isolated community of three villages built on stilts. These scenic villages are flooded for around half the year (Aug/Sept – Feb), enabling row boat journeys that provide income for the local community. You will take the small boat through the flooded mangrove forests; this unique ecosystem survives on wet soil for half the year, fostering a variety of wildlife. Return by boat and vehicle to Siem Reap and the balance of the day is at leisure In the evening, you can visit Phare, the Cambodian Circus Show, Uniquely Cambodian, and Daringly Modern Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic, top rated evening entertainment. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. Breakfast included
ACCOMMODATION 2 nights STEUNG SIEM REAP HOTEL (OR SIMILAR) – Deluxe room Street 09 Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia Tel: +855 63 965 167
Day 4: SIEM REAP
Don’t forget to set you’re alarm today as we start at pre-dawn to witness the breathtaking view of the Sunrise over Angkor Wat temple. Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before proceeding to the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom ‘Great City’. This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23m (75-foot) high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in all who view them. At the center of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces. This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King. Later in the day you will discover the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas. Later visit Ta Prohm. It is unforgettable due to the massive trees with thick roots that entangle the walls. They were left here intentionally by the archeologists working on the site. While clearing back the forest it was decided to leave them in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discovers found it and other temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains, and soar high above the temple. This evening step back in time with the only air-condition theatre in town, Dancers, Singers and Musicians will bring Khmer Ancient culture back in time in a spectacular surrounding while you enjoy one of the finest cuisine in town Breakfast and dinner included.
ACCOMMODATION STEUNG SIEM REAP HOTEL (OR SIMILAR) – Deluxe room
Day 5: DEPART SIEM REAP
It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels. Breakfast included.
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily
- 1 Dinner
- 01 domestic flight within Asia
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except Tuk Tuk touring)
- Entrance Fees
- English-speaking Tour Leader
- All tips on tour
- Return arrival and departure transfers (conditions apply)
- Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
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Specification: Highlights of Cambodia
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