Cambodia Discovery

Level

Easy-moderate

Duration

7 days

Time to travel

from October to April is considered the best time to travel. The trip can be done around the year.

Route

Arrival Phnom Penh – Battambang- Siem Reap – Angkor Temple – Chong Kneas Floating Village-Siem Reap- Departure Siam Reap

Our trip offers a variety of activities to give you the opportunity to experience both Cambodia’s natural beauty and rich culture. Your adventure starts at the exciting city of Phnom Penh where you will explore the history of the ancient Khmer Empire; you will kayak the Sangke River to Battambang City centre and  enjoy a Bamboo train ride – a unique way discover the way of life of the  local Cambodian people; you will witness Apsara Performance in Siem Reap; explore Bayon by cycle and be amazed at the vast array of beautiful bas-reliefs and ornate carvings; you will trek to the fabulous Angkor Wat – with its massive towers – it is the largest temple complex in Asia; you  will cycle though the villages along the riverbank to see the vegetable garden in Chreav village as well as will see the cattle, chicken or duck farm; enjoy  a mini golf at Angkor Wat Putt along the way before heading back and completing  a memorable journey of history, culture, adventure and fun.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival (L, D)

Upon your arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, welcome by our representative tour g guide and driver who will transfer you to hotel for check in (Early check in depend on the availability, official time is 14:00).In the same afternoon, we visit Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. It is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh, built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh.This evening we enjoy with an hour Cyclo Ride through Wat Phnom and Mekong Riverfront. Accommodation in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh – Past and Present Tour (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel, we visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then drive to visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of ChoengEk.

We finish the day with a visit to the Russian Market (ToulTumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewellery, and classic music instrument. Accommodation in Phnom Penh.

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Battambang (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel, we then depart for Battambang by overland transfer (290 km with 4-5-hrs drive). Stop at the Silversmith village, see the pottery manufactories in Kompong Chhnang and visit also a fish market. Upon arrival in Battambang, and check-in at the hotel

This afternoon, we take the journey along the Sangke River to Battambang City centre via Kayak, it takes about two hours (11 kilometers) and is an excellent way to discover the way of life of local people. The trip provides a rare journey from the rural lives of the fishermen and farmers right into the heart of the city with its different structures and history.

End of the day enjoy with a Bamboo train ride out side of Battambang town. There you will experience the real life of local Cambodian people who live along the old railway station in Battambang town. You will also enjoy the beautiful sunset over the green rice field as well. The tour guide and driver bring to back to the hotel. Accommodation in Battambang.

Day 4: Battambang – Siem Reap (B, L, D with show)

Breakfast at hotel, we start a city tours include the Local Markets (Phsar Nat), Old Colonial Buildings, such as the Governor’s residence, the small museum which hosts some interesting pieces such as some carved lintels coming from the surrounding temples. Continue to visit Phnom Banon, a five sandstone towers on top of a hill. Take a little stop at the Small Local Winery and Grapes Farm.

This afternoon we continue our journey to Siem Reap (173km with 3-hrs drive). Upon arrival in Siem Reap, proceed to hotel check in and take a little rest. Tonight will enjoy to have a buffet dinner accompany with the Apsara Performance depicts Khmer mythology and culture, after having dinner take about an hour night tour to visit night market in Siem Reap town. Accommodation in Siem Reap

Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Cycling – Trekking Tour (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel, today we may choose to have an early start to avoid the inevitable crowds drawn to the wonders of Angkor. We start cycling at Phum Pheak 4 to visit the Bayon, with its 37 pagodas (originally there were 49) topped with the four faces of the king, South Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King. We will enjoy picnic lunch near Baksey Cham Krong Temple.

 

After lunch time, we continue trekking to the fabulous Angkor Wat – with its huge moat, long causeway and massive towers – it is the largest temple complex in Asia. Accommodation in Siem Reap.

Cycling Distance:    5 km

Trekking:               3km

Level:              Easy to Moderate

Day 6: Siem Reap – Angkor Temple – Chong Kneas Floating Village (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel, we transfer to visit SrahSrong and Ta Prohm Temple. Ta Prohm is one of Angkor’s jewels and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling. The temple was built by King Jayavarman VII to commemorate his mother. We start trekking into jungle from Ta Nei Temple to Preah Khan Temple via stop having the good snack at nice place (TomnobBarang).

In the afternoon, we take a wooden boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake to Chong Kneas visit the floating village that completes with schools, hospitals, restaurants, shops and floating crocodile farm. Afternoon we visit the local Market in Siem Reap city. Accommodation in Siem Reap.

Trekking:      6km

Level:     Easy to Moderate

Day 7: Siem Reap – Village Cycling – Departure (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel, leaving from town via transfer by our vehicle from your hotel to be ready for the Siem Reap bicycle tour with soft cycling to see Phsa Krom market where is located in the outskirt of Siem Reap about several kilometers on the south-west where will see local farmer sell their crops, especially the fishmonger selling their alive fishes in the tray and jumping all over the walkway. Cycle through the villages along the riverbank to see the vegetable garden in Chreav village as well as will see the cattle, chicken or duck farm as well as enjoy a mini golf at Angkor Wat Putt along the way before heading back to your hotel.

Lunch at local restaurant and have free time until our car arrives to take us to the airport for departure flight.

Transfer for departure flight.

950 USD

per person in a group of min 6.Double occupancy

Trip Dates

5 January 2018

NOTES

  • This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.
  • Full payment should be made 30 days prior the departure.
  • All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change
  • All accommodation subject to change to similar one depending on availability.

THIS INCLUDES

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Single supplement
  • High season surcharge
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides & drivers.

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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