This tour will give tourists the panorama of Cambodia. Tourists will visit a variety of beautiful places of Cambodia from natural landscapes of mountains, lakes and immense rice paddies to stunning architectural complex of Angkor temples: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srey, etc. During the tour, tourists will have better understanding about the beautiful land and friendly people of this charming kingdom.
|Day 1||Phnom Penh Arrival – Welcome Dinner||Visit Royal Palace, explore National Museum, enjoy Khmer welcome...||D|
|Day 2||Phnom Penh||Enjoy cyclo tour around Phnom Penh, visit Wat Phnom and Toul Sleng...||B|
|Day 3||Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham – Kratie||Travel to Kampong Cham, explore Wat Nokor, proceed to Kratie, and...||B, D|
|Day 4||Kratie||Visit local market, explore the island of Koh Trong, discover ...||B|
|Day 5||Kratie – Kampong Thom||Explore Phnom Santuk Mountain, travel to Kampong Thom||B|
|Day 6||Kampong Thom – Siem Reap||Explore Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex, proceed to Siem Reap||B, L|
|Day 7||Siem Reap||Enjoy the dawn at Angkor Wat, explore Angkor Silk Farm, visit Small...||B|
|Day 8||Siem Reap||Explore Angkor Thom, discover Tonle Sap Lake; and experience charming...||B|
|Day 9||Siem Reap||Visit Boeng Mealea Temple, explore Banteay Srey, experience the...||B|
|Day 10||Siem Reap – Battambang||Travel from Siem Reap to Battambang, enjoy a long cruise along Tonle...||B|
|Day 11||Battambang||Transfer to Phnom Sampeau, explore some local villages and farms,...||B|
|Day 12||Battambang – Kampong Chhnang –...||Transfer to Kampong Chhnang, explore Oudong, climb to Oudong...||B, L, D|
|Day 13||Phnom Penh Departure||Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport||B|
Visit Royal Palace, explore National Museum, enjoy Khmer welcome dinner
On arrival at the hotel, tourists will be warmly greeted by tour guide of Indochina Private Tour and transferred to the hotel for check-in(Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). In the afternoon, we will start a city tour to explore this charming capital with the first destination – Royal Palace. Including of several luxurious and charming buildings like Moonlight Pavilion, Throne Hall, Phochani Pavilion, Royal Palace will make tourists overwhelmed immediately. After that, we will go on discovering National Museum, a fine architectural structures, which is now exhibiting one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art including sculpture, ceramics, carved works, and bronzes of different periods. At last, tourists will enjoy dinner at a charity restaurant in a restored colonial building. You will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Enjoy cyclo tour around Phnom Penh, visit Wat Phnom and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will join in a fascinating tour around the beautiful capital of Phnom Penh. The first destination of today is Wat Phnom – a Buddhist temple built in 1373. Being the highest religious structure in the city, Wat Phnom is attached with the foundation of Phnom Penh. In this temple, the walls are decorated with murals, especially of Jakarta stories of the Buddha’s earlier reincarnation before his enlightenment. In the afternoon, tourists will have better understanding about the brutal sins of Khmer Rouge Regime by visiting Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Being there, you can witness scaring crude cells which used to imprison about 17,000 people from 1975 to 1979 or cabinets filled with human skulls. You will stay overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Travel to Kampong Cham, explore Wat Nokor, proceed to Kratie, and explore Wat Rokakandal
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will travel to Kampong Cham. This town carries its charm of French colonial architecture. On the way, tourists will enjoy beautiful landscapes of immense rice paddies as far as to the horizon, white stork flying, Khmer traditional houses scattered. We will stop at Wat Nokor for visiting this fine-art Buddhist shrine. Built in 11th century and made from sandstone and laterite, Wat Nokor owns a variety of apsaras in good condition. We will proceed to Kratie where you can enjoy free time of wandering around this sleepy riverside town. At last, we will visit Wat Rokakandal – a unique architectural work built at the late of 18th and the early 19th century. Tourists will stay overnight in Kratie.
Visit local market, explore the island of Koh Trong, discover floating village
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will wander around the northern part of the town for visiting local markets. You can witness the bustling life of locals in the early morning: vendors from different villages gather at the market buying and selling fresh fruit, vegetables, furniture and other gadgets. In Kratie, tourists will have chance to observe freshwater dolphins (Mekong dolphins) – one of endangered animals protected by WWF. In the afternoon, we will go to Koh Trong islands for experiencing typical Cambodia rural life. Being there, you can take part in various activities. Tourists may choose to take horse riding or cycle around the islands - paid by your own. You will also visit Wat islands where you can join in a meaningful activity: growing trees in order to cover bare land. Then, we will continue visiting floating village at the southern part of the island. At last, we will return to Kratie by boat for staying overnight at Udom Sambath in Kratie.
Explore Phnom Santuk Mountain, travel to Kampong Thom
Leaving Kratie, tourists will travel to Kampong Thom – The second largest province in Cambodia. Kampong Thom province is rich in tourism potentials to attract tourists with its exotic lakes, rivers, forests, mountains and more than 200 ancient temples. En route, we will climb to Phnom Santuk Mountain. Located at the height of 207 meters, from the top of Phnom Santuk Mountain, you can enjoy great view to the whole Kampong Thom’s boundless rice paddies, ancient temples scattered around the town. You will spend your afternoon at leisure. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Kampong Thom.
Explore Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex, proceed to Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex. Located on the eastern bank of Tonle Sap Lake at the sub-tropical forest, Sambor Prei Kuk is an archeological site dated to 7th century. Tourists will be attracted by architectural features including numerous prasats, octagonal towers, shiva lingams and yonis, ponds and reservoirs, and lion sculptures. Going further into the complex, tourists can enjoy watching other temples of pre-Angkor period with unique architecture and features. You will enjoy lunch with hospitable locals living there before going to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap, tourists will check-in the hotel then enjoy free time in the afternoon. You may choose to wander around Old Market for enjoying a variety of locals’ junk food or go on exploring Angkor D’s Artisan for deeper look at Cambodia traditional handicraft. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
Enjoy the dawn at Angkor Wat, explore Angkor Silk Farm, visit Small Circuit Temple
Today, get up early to enjoy stunning scenery of sunset on Angkor Wat. The scenery of red sun rays gradually lightening the whole massive and delicate Angkor Wat will become tourists' unforgettable memory. Then, we will return to hotel for having a tasty breakfast. The next place is Angkor Silk Farm where you can observe the traditional process of making silk in Cambodia. You may get fascinated by watching amazing beautiful products from silk or buying these nice handicrafts. Leaving Angkor Silk Farm, we will return to Siem Reap for a short break at midday. In the afternoon, we will have a joyful journey to Small Circuit consisting of five nice Angkor Temples: Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Sras Srang and Prasat Kravan. Among them, Ta Prohm is the most famous. Built in the early 13th centuries, Ta Prohm impresses tourists with its exotic and unique scenery: tree grows from ruined temples. The works of nature and human combined to make a masterpiece. Ta Keo is a fine-art complex with five sanctuary towers, surrounded by moat and decorated with delicate carvings. Banteay Kder, Sras Srang and Prasat Kravan are also amazingly beautiful architectural works with stunning carvings and bas-relief. At last, tourists will relax and stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Explore Angkor Thom, discover Tonle Sap Lake; and experience charming villages of Kampong Phluck
Today, you will have a fascinating day of exploring Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple. While Angkor Thom is the last and the most enduring capital of Khmer Empire built in the 12th century. Tourists will get amazed by unique and delicate statues along the South Gate – the entrance way to Angkor Thom. Bayon Temple is world well-known for its stunning architecture with 54 high towers and giant four-face statues carved on stone. You may feel like stepping into a wonderland. Go further inside, you may feel breathless by the delicate carved works in the East and South Galleries. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake – the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. En route, tourists will have chance to experience charming villages of Kampong Phluck. Also known as “Habor of the Tusks”, Kampong Phluck is a very special village. Its appearance depends on the season: In the dry season, it is a normal village with wooden house on stilts; however, when the water level rises, the stilts will become invisible. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure before returning to Siem Reap for overnight.
Visit Boeng Mealea Temple, explore Banteay Srey, experience the process of making rice paper, palm wine and palm sugar, and enjoy the sunset in Pre Rup Temple.
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will be transferred to the temple of Boeng Mealea. Built in early 12th century by King Suryavarman II, Boeng Mealea is a large Hindu Temple in Angkor Style. This temple is nicely decorated with intricacy carved motifs, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Then, we will move to the temple of Banteay Srey. It was built in 10th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Being a stunning structure with intricacy of carvings, Banteay Srei will please your eyes. It is also known with the name "Citadel of woman" or "Citadel of beauty" due to many charming davatas carved on the red sandstone walls. In the afternoon, tourists will experience the traditional process of making rice paper, Palm Wine and Palm Sugar. You will have chance to taste these unique tasty products from palm. At the end of the day, tourists will enjoy stunning view of sunset over immense paddy fields and the holy pyramid Pre Rup temple. You will stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Travel from Siem Reap to Battambang, enjoy a long cruise along Tonle Sap Lake
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will enjoy an exciting private boat trip from Siem Reap to Battambang (From January to June, we will travel on road way) along Tonle Sap Lake. Thanks to this, you will have chance to explore the rich and diverse flora and fauna there as well as observe stilted houses and daily life of people living on this lake. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Battambang. Being well-known as the leading rice-producing province of Cambodia, Battambang attracts tourists by its charming look and friendly people. After checking in the hotel, tourists will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Battambang.
Transfer to Phnom Sampeau, explore some local villages and farms, visit Wat Banan Temple, and discover cultural villages in Battambang
After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave Battambang for moving to Phnom Sampeau which is famous for the killing caves. From 1975 to 1979, thousands were torture to death and threw their bodies into halls. Men and women are separated into different caves. Nowadays, these caves still remained many skulls and bones of the dead as well as a large memorial and golden reclining Buddha. Leaving these painful and a bit scaring caves, tourists will enjoy absolutely funny bamboo train. Being the combination of flying carpet and toy cars, tourists will surely have a lot of fun with bamboo train. Then, we will proceed to Wat Banan, an 11th century Angkor temple on the top of mountain. It was once thought that Wat Banan with its five towers was a prototype for Angkor Wat although this has now been dismissed by most scholars who date the structure later than Angkor. Standing at the top of the mountain, tourists will enjoy great view to the beautiful landscape of Cambodia. In the afternoon, tourists will enjoy wandering around some cultural villages of Battambang such as: Prahoc (village of producing fish paste), Groland (village of producing sticky rice in bamboo), villages of producing rice paper, etc. You will stay overnight at hotel in Battambang.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer to Kampong Chhnang, explore Oudong, climb to Oudong Mountain, and proceed to Phnom Penh
After breakfast, tourists will transfer to Kampong Chhnang which is famous for traditional pottery. Then, we will proceed to Oudong which used to be the royal capital of Cambodia. Upon arrival in Oudong, you will enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch at a picnic at the foot of Phnom Oudong. After lunch, tourists will go on exploring stunning stupas in Oudong. Giant golden – Colored stupa or white stupa on top of Phnom Oudong standing against the blue sky will become an unforgettable memory for tourists. Besides, you can enjoy great view to the whole beautiful plain of Cambodia. In the afternoon, we will travel to Phnom Penh, passing by Koh Chen – a beautiful island on Tonle Sap Lake. Also known with the name “Silver Village”, Koh Chen is famous for product from silver. After that, we will continue moving to Phnom Penh before mid afternoon. You will enjoy free time before enjoying an authentic Khmer farewell dinner hold by Indochina Private Tour.
Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will enjoy free time until being transferred to Phnom Penh International Airport for your onward flight. End of services!
Meals12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
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