Explore Cambodia

Siem Reap PHNOM PENH
Duration: 11 Days
Scale: 1 - 16 people
From: Siem Reap
Tour size: 16
To: PHNOM PENH
Categories: Cambodia
Languages: English
Transportations: Autobus
Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces

DAY 01 ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel for check-in. Lunch not included. Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths" was once used or ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake) and Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Dinner not included and night at hotel.

DAY 02 SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT TOURS (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch not included. Visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th-century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Enjoy wonderful sunset from the top of Pre Rup Temple. Dinner not included and night at hotel.

DAY 03 SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT TOURS (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Banteay Srey, known as Citadel of Women or a Pink Temple, and Banteay Samre Temples. Lunch not included. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake at KAMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is the same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Dinner not included and night at hotel.

DAY 04 SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH by joined bus (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Siem Reap bus station for your joined bus to Phnom Penh. This trip will take you around 6 hours. Arrival at Phnom Penh bus station meets and transfers to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure and night at hotel

DAY 05 PHNOM PENH – CITY TOURS (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to the harrowing genocide museum at Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeng Ek, both enduring memorials to the gruesome and brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch not included. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum. Housed in a beautiful traditional building, it contains many outstanding examples of Khmer craftsmanship. Learn about a brighter period in Cambodian history with a visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Explore Wat Phnom, a peaceful temple situated on a hill for which the city is named. According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river and placed them here on the small hill. Dinner not included and night at hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY 06 PHNOM PENH – KOH KONG – ARENG (CARDAMOM Mountains Range)

Breakfast at hotel. Early departure by private van from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong Province. Our van will go through the best road of Cambodia till the dirt road heading us to Thmor Baing District of Koh Kong Province. From Thmor Baing District, we will go off the van and take an only small part of your backpack and hop on the local motorbike to Chhneap Village, one of the local community in Areng Area. You may need to take with you some snacks or food as you cannot find good food here !!!! This motorbike trip will take you around one hour on the red – dirt – road, up and down via the Cambodian Forest areas. We will stop for some photos at the Khmer Villages, or at the Stream, we passed by. Stop at Ta Hing Waterfall to relax a bit before we continue our next motorbike adventure. This evening, we will take our shelter in the Tent along Areng River, far from the village. Here you can enjoy Kayaking along the River, swimming in cold water with your local guides. Simple Khmer Dinner provides by the local village, followed by the Camp Fire at this river.

DAY 07 TREKKING UP THE MOUNTAINS (B/L/D)

Early morning, wake up for your first swimming and bathing in the river, followed by Kayaking around the river. Late breakfast will be served at the Khmer Village before trekking up Marenh Kangkep Mountains. This is a 2 hours trekking part and it will be a good experience for you and your family. They will enjoy it. Arrives at the hilltop, we will settle our Tent or Hammocks. Here you will enjoy the mountain treks and the best view over the mountains. Snack and Dinner will be provided (but again this is a real Khmer Food). Night on the mountains.

DAY 08 TREKKING DOWN – then DRIVE TO TATAI – KOH ANDET ECO RESORT (B)

Early morning, wake up for the best view of the mountains, cloudy morning. Your breakfast will be only coffee and Instant Noodles. 08:00 am – Trekking Down to Khmer Village (2 more hours). We will stop at the village for a shower before taking the motorbike back to Thmor Baing District and take the van to TATAI – KOH ANDET ECO RESORT. We will arrive by private boat transfer to TATAI – KOH ANDET ECO RESORT.

DAY 09 FREE TIME on the Island

Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure for your own activities. Lunch and Dinner not included and night at the resort

DAY 10 KOH ANDET ECO RESORT - PHNOM PENH (B)

Breakfast at hotel. We will leave from this beautiful island back to the main road by boat, and from there you will be picked up and transferred to Phnom Penh (only driver). Check in at hotel in Phnom Penh for the night.

DAY 11 PHNOM PENH – DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for the flight home.

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Important information
Tours and transfers as per the program. 10 nights accommodation in Cambodia. Meals : B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; and D = Dinner where mentioned. All entrance fees, boat fees, private A/C vehicles with English speaking guides. Cold mineral water during the trips.
Visa fee. All meals other than mentioned. Personal expenses. Travel insurance. International air ticket.