This tour is supposed to give you an unforgettable memory of the journey from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. During the time, visitors will have chance to travel through many beautiful places in Cambodia including Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat as well as Bayon Temple, etc. You will not only enjoy the beauty of architectural works and the magnificence of nature in Cambodia but also can't resist temptation of Cambodians' daily life exploration, featured with their traditional handicraft skills and their special ways of living on the water. Moreover, tourists will join in an interesting Cambodia cooking class to learn about the cuisine of Cambodia.
|Day 1||Phnom Penh Arrival||Welcome at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in, visit Royal...||N/A|
|Day 2||Mekong & Koh Dach Islands – Boat...||Explore Mekong and Koh Dach islands, take a cyclo ride along Sihanouk...||B, L|
|Day 3||Phnom Penh – Siem Reap||Transfer to airport, fly to Siem Reap, visit Preah Ang Check and...||B|
|Day 4||Siem Reap – Remote Temple of Beng...||Visit temple of Beng Mealea, explore floating villages, return to...||B|
|Day 5||Siem Reap – Angkor Temples||Visit Rolous Group, experience Banteay Srey Temple||B, L|
|Day 6||Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor||Visit Ta Prohm temple, explore Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon...||B|
|Day 7||Siem Reap – Kulen Mountain –...||Drive to Kulen Mountain, discover the pagoda on the top of the...||B|
|Day 8||Siem Reap – Cooking Class||Visit Artisan d’ Angkor, join in Cambodian Cooking Class, explore...||B, L|
|Day 9||Siem Reap – Departure||Transfer to the airport||B|
Welcome at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in, visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, explore Toul Sleng Museum
On arrival at the airport, tourists will be greeted and transferred to the hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). After that, we will start a city tour to explore Phnom Penh – capital of Cambodia Kingdom. First, tourists will enjoy beautiful architectural complex of Royal Palace. Being the combination of traditional Cambodia architecture and Napoleon architecture, Royal Palace is a majestic complex of magnificent buildings: Throne Hall, Moonlight Pavilion, Phochani Pavilion, Khemarin Palace. Not far from Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda which owns the most precious treasure of the country. Floor made from silver, statue made from gold and encrusted with diamonds. At last, we will stop at Toul Sleng Genocide museum to understand more about brutal sins of Khmer Rouge Regime. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Explore Mekong and Koh Dach islands, take a cyclo ride along Sihanouk Boulevard, visit Independence Monument
To change the atmosphere, after breakfast, we will travel to Mekong and Koh Dach islands to explore weaving and vegetable farming there. Tourists will have half of a day to learn about local's life, their traditional ways of weaving and farming. After that, we will return to Phnom Penh for lunch. In the afternoon, we will drive about 16 kilometer to the south-west from Phnom Penh for exploring Cheong Ek. This place is widely known as "The Killing Field" where Khmer Rouge executed over one million people from 1975 to 1979. After that, we will return to Phnom Penh for enjoying a cyclo ride along busy and sparkling Sihanouk Boulevard. Tourists will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Transfer to airport, fly to Siem Reap, visit Preah Ang Check and Preah Ang Chom Pagoda, discover Angkor National Museum
Having finished breakfast, tourists will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. After checking in the hotel (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability), we will visit Preah Ang Check and Preah Ang Chom Pagoda. These two pagodas are dedicated to Buddha and they are a sacred religious center of local people. In the afternoon, we will visit Angkor National Museum which is now exhibiting art works of different periods of Cambodia history. Tourists will stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Visit temple of Beng Mealea, explore floating villages, return to Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on discovering one of the earliest Angkor temple in Beng Mealea. This temple was built by King Suryavarman II in the early of 12th century. Made from sandstone and have similar architectural style with Angkor Wat but smaller, Beng Mealea was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992. Leaving Beng Mealea, tourists will continue exploring floating villages in Kampong Khleang. Being there, tourists will have deeper look and better understand about local’s floating lives, their earns of living and their ways of living by giving a glimpse at floating schools, floating markets, floating police station. We will return to Siem Reap for overnight at the hotel in the late afternoon (17:00)
Visit Rolous Group, experience Banteay Srey Temple
After breakfast, we will start joyful journey to Hariharalaya for exploring Rolous Group. This place is famous for three temples built in the late 9th century and early 10th century which are Lo Lei, Preah Koh and Bakhong). Rolous Group represents Angkor Architecture with elaborate towers made from bricks or sandstone. After having lunch with local family, we will drive abut 35 kilometer to visit Banteay Srey temple. Built in 10th century and dedicated to Shiva, Banteay Srey is the representative for Khmer classical style in the first period. Also known as “Citadel of Women”, this temple owns various amazingly delicate and elaborate carved motifs and statues, among which women dancing Apsara carved on pillar or wall will surprise and fascinate tourists most. At the end of the day, tourists will relax at hotel in Siem Reap.
Visit Ta Prohm temple, explore Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple.
In the early morning, 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. At about 9 a.m, we will turn back to the hotel for breakfast. Tourists will have relaxing time until 3p.m before going on discovering 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.
Drive to Kulen Mountain, discover the pagoda on the top of the mountain, explore the River of 1000 Lingas
After breakfast, tourists will join in an exciting journey to Kulen Mountain. At the height of 487 meters, Kulen Mountain is the highest point of Siem Reap. By climbing to the top of this mountain, tourist can view the whole majestic Angkor complex. Interestingly, on the top of the mountain, there is a modern style pagoda dedicated to Buddha. Tourists will be keen on to exploring eight-meter tall Buddha statue and washing your hand at the Linga statue. The journey continues with River of 1000 Lingas – one of the most sacred religious sites of Cambodia. Hundred of Lingas elaborately carved on stone combining with fresh waterfall, the River of 1000 Lingas will bring tourists feel of peace. You will have time to enjoy bathing in a fresh waterfall and a picnic lunch served in a natural setting. In the late afternoon, we will return to Siem Reap for overnight.
Visit Artisan d’ Angkor, join in Cambodian Cooking Class, explore Silk Farm and West Baray, return to Siem Reap
After breakfast, tourists will enjoy a tuk tuk ride from hotel to Artisan d’ Angkor to learn about traditional handicraft making process. Tourists may be excited about buying super nice souvenirs there. Then, we will go on exploring local farm and vegetable garden to have an overview about the variety of ingredients and herbs of Cambodians. After that, tourists will join in a Cambodian Cooking Class in bamboo pavilion. You will be taught how to cook three delicious Cambodian dishes with a chef and enjoy your fruit for lunch. After lunch, our tuk tuk driver will take us to some other villages before stopping at Silk Farm at Phouk Strict. You can learn about the traditional process of making silk. Besides, tourists will have a glimpse at West Baray – a man made lake. At last, we will return to Siem Reap town at about 4.00 pm.
Transfer to the airport
After breakfast, you will have free time with locals there before being transferred to the airport.
Meals8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, dinner
TransportCar, Cruise, Plane
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