This tour will bring you to the best destinations in Cambodia: Royal Palace, Angkor temples, National Museum, Tonle Sap Lake, etc. Tourists will have an overview about every aspects of Cambodia from history, culture, architecture, lifestyle and traditional handicraft. Passing a variety of amazingly beautiful places, tourists will understand deeper about the land and the people of Cambodia.
|Day 1||Phnom Penh Arrival||Visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Toul Sleng...||N/A|
|Day 2||Phnom Penh – Mekong Cycling ~20km||Cycle along the Mekong River, stop at some islands and explore...||B, L|
|Day 3||Phnom Penh – Kompong Thom||Drive to Kompong Thom, visit local school, join in volunteer...||B, L, D|
|Day 4||Kompong Thom – Siem Reap||Say goodbye to village, drive to Siem Reap, visit Angkor National...||B|
|Day 5||Siem Reap - Angkor Tours||Visit Ta Prohm, explore Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, enjoy the...||B|
|Day 6||Siem Reap – Angkor Tours||Travel to Kbal Spean, visit River of 1000 Lingas, explore Rolous Group||B|
|Day 7||Siem Reap – Remote Temple||Drive to Boeng Mealea, visit ruined temples, stop at Artisan...||B|
|Day 8||Siem Reap – Cooking Class and Silk...||Visit local farm, join in Cooking Class, explore Angkor Silk Farm||B, L|
|Day 9||Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake - Depart||Have a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visit local village, departure...||B, L|
Visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Toul Sleng Museum.
On arrival at the airport, tourists will be welcomed by tour guide and transferred to your hotel (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel's availability). In the afternoon, we will start exploring Phnom Penh with the first destination – Royal Palace. Including of several luxurious and charming buildings like Moonlight Pavilion, Throne Hall, Phochani Pavilion, the Royal Palace will make tourists overwhelmed immediately. Not far from the Royal Place is well-known Silver Pagoda. Owning national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues among which Maitreya Buddha a life-sized gold statues decorated with 9584 diamonds is the most precious, Silver Pagoda attracts millions tourists every year. In Phnom Penh, there is a museum recorded brutal crimes of Khmer Rouge Regime – Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. At the end of the day, tourists will have a boat cruise along Mekong River to enjoy the romantic scenery at the sunset. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Cycle along the Mekong River, stop at some islands and explore countryside around Phnom Penh.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start a cycling tour around suburb of Phnom Penh. First, we will cycle along the Mekong River and enjoy peaceful scenery along the road. En route, we will experience ferry rides on Mekong River and then stop at some weaving workshops or some local markets to taste yummy local foods. Today tour will give you deeper look at the real Cambodia countryside. We will cycle back to Phnom Penh for lunch. In the afternoon, tourists will wander around Russian Market to explore the various kinds of goods there. You will stay one more night in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive to Kompong Thom, visit local school, join in volunteer activities, enjoy sunset on the paddy field
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will have a 4-hour drive to Kompong Thom. Then we will check in Khmer Village homestay and be welcomed by friendly people there. In the afternoon, tourists will start exploring this place by visiting a school and teach English or play games with children there. This is such a great way to get real and authentic experience with Cambodians living in the countryside. At last, tourists will enjoy glorious sunset on the paddy fields with Oxcart. The evening will be the time for you to get closer to local people by talking to them, listening stories of their lives. Stay overnight in Kompong Thom.
Say goodbye to village, drive to Siem Reap, visit Angkor National Museum
After breakfast at homestay, we will say goodbye to Khmer village. Then we will drive in about 2 hours to Siem Reap. After checking to the hotels, we will go on discovering Angkor National Museum. Built in 2007, the Angkor National Museum has a variety of Khmer art works which reflect Khmer art, culture and architecture in exhibition. This museum is divided into 8 galleries, each of which exhibit art works of an aspect of Cambodia culture. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Visit Ta Prohm, explore Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, enjoy the marvelous architecture of Bayon Temple, have a glimpse at Baphoun and Royal Place
After breakfast, we will visit Ta prohm – a Angkor temple with spectacular sight: tree growing from ruined structures. Departure from Ta Prohm, tourists will continue exploring Angkor Wat – the most famous attraction in Cambodia. Built in 12th century, Angkor Wat is a majestic architectural complex with hundred-meter-long hall and high towers all elaborately carved. Then, we will move to the ancient city – Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom together with Bayon Temple represent Angkorian architecture in which Bayon Temple put strong impression on tourists by huge four-faced statues carved on stone. Besides, tourists will have a glimpse at Baphoun, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place. In the late afternoon, we will turn back to Siem Reap for overnight.
Travel to Kbal Spean, visit River of 1000 Lingas, explore Rolous Group
We will travel to Kbal Spean (the River of a Thousand Lingas). Located in a remote mountainous area, this site is endowed with picturesque natural scenery: spectacular waterfall, green forest and rugged mountains. Being a sacred site for Cambodians, this stream owns hundreds of stone lingas representing the God Shiva’s supreme essence. Tourists may enjoy taking a bath in the holy waterfall there, as Cambodians believe that holy water will bring health and lucky. Later, we will pass by Rolous Group (Lo Lei, Preah Koh, Bakhong Temples) – the earliest temples of Khmer civilization. In the late evening, we will drive back to Siem Reap and stay overnight there.
Drive to Boeng Mealea, visit ruined temples, stop at Artisan D'Angkor, explore Old Market
After breakfast, we will dive about 40 kilometer to the most remote and ruined temples in Boeng Mealea. Built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman II, Boeng Mealea is a Hindu temple made primarily from sandstone and largely ruined with trees and thick brush. Boeng Mealea ranks among the Khmer’s empire larger temples which includes the Chunning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being born by the bird god Garuda. The next destination of today schedule is Artisan D'Angkor – a school teaching handicraft skills for young unschooled people in Cambodia. Being there, you can buy some nice souvenirs. At last, tourists will explore Old Market with a variety of goods from fruits, vegetables to clothes and jewelry will fascinate you. We will stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Visit local farm, join in Cooking Class, explore Angkor Silk Farm
After breakfast, tourists will have a joyful journey to local farms to explore a variety of vegetable and herbs. The, tourist will join in an exciting activity: Cooking Class in Sojourn Villa with one of the head chefs. Tourists will enjoy the lunch cooked by yourselves. In the afternoon, we will go on exploring Angkor Silk Farm in Siem Reap to have deeper look on silk making process. Tourists could buy super nice souvenirs or gifts there. You will stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Have a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visit local village, departure Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Tourists will explore some floating villages on this lake. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, tourists will enjoy leisure time for relaxing or shopping before departure from Siem Reap.
Meals8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
TransportCar, Bikking, Plane
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