Overall Highlights Of Cambodia
Overall Highlights Of Cambodia - 6 Days
Style: Cambodia Sightseeing Tours
Hightlights: Phnom Penh - Royal Palace - Killing Field - Angkor Complex with Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm
Description: Get a great insight into Cambodia's most breathtaking and mystirous cultural and historical attractions such as the world famous Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
Day 1: Arrival - Phnom Penh
AM: Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport by morning flight, you will be welcome by our friendly tour guide then accompany you to the hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot's security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant
PM: In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. When you exit from the Royal Palaces, Then continue your visit to the riverfront, it is the most popular place for the tourist. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique Dinner at local restaurant,
O/N in Phnom Penh
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Sightseeing Tours
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the notorious Killing Fields " Choeung Ek" 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975—1979). Then return back on the way drop and visit to the handicraft shop, spa and vocational training restaurant. This place was created in 1996 by Pour un Sourire d’ Enfant (PSE) www.pse.asso.fr. Is the NGO that aims to rescue Cambodian children who are forced to scavenge through the rubbish dumps to survive, especially around Steung Mean Chey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. Today we prefer you to have lunch over there.
PM: Visit Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei), the distinctive art-deco styling of this market makes it stand out among the architecture of Phnom Penh, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, silver products, etc. Dinner at local restaurant,
O/N in Phnom Penh
(Optional for boat cruise along the Mekong River, 1 or 2hrs)
Day 3: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Transfer to Siem Reap by morning flight (FT992@ 0930-1020). The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles. On arrival met and transfer direct to hotel for check in. 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 at local restaurant
PM: Visit Angkor National Museum & to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hills. Dinner and enjoy with Aspara Dance Show at local restaurant,
O/N in Siem Reap. (Optional for elephant or balloon riding)
Day 4: Siem Reap - Sightseeing Tours (Optional for view sunrise at early morning)
AM: Visit 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), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Lunch at local restaurant
PM: Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. We go for dinner at local restaurant,
O/N in Siem Reap
Day 5: Siem Reap - Sightseeing Tours
Breakfast at hotel
AM: This morning, we drive to Kbal Spean. Walk 45 minutes through the forest to the top of the hill to reach Kbal Spean, the "Thousand Linga River." Discover the 10th-12th century sculptures chiseled into the rocky riverbed, the Royal Bath and the waterfall. Continue to the enchanting temple of the Banteay Srei, nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carvings, visit Banteay Samre. Picnic lunch will be reserved. Return to Siem Reap at the afternoon
PM: We embark on Ox cart to visiting the Khmer Village and enjoy view of the rice field and a lots of palm trees with great fresh air. We board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals
Dinner at local restaurant,
O/N in Siem Reap
Day 6: Siem Reap - Departure
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Free & leisure at hotel or Visit Les Artisans D' Angkor, home of handicraft center and the Old Market" Phsa Chas" then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.
Here are some information for whole trip, might you like to book!
- Include full private A/C transfer during the trips
- Include hotel accommodation based on haft twin
- Include B = Breakfast at hotel
- Include admission fee at all indicated sight
- Include tours with English speaking guide
- Include 2 bottles of mineral water (500ml) and cold towel 2pcs daily
- All prices are quoted in USD unless otherwise mentioned
- Tipping is at customer discretion.
- Exclude visa on arrival at Phnom Penh (USD 20. per pax)
- Exclude domestic air ticket PNH-REP with airport tax of 6$
- Exclude international air ticket & airport tax from Siem Reap with airport tax of 25$)
- Exclude travel insurance, personal expenses, etc
- Exclude price for peak season (20 Dec – 05 Jan’ 09)
Five common questions travellers ask us
1. How long and where to visit for first-timers?
For first-timers, 5 days can be enough to take in Cambodia at a glance. An ideal order should be going from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is a top-rated destination, for seeing the magnificent Angkor temples and experiencing the chic and authentic Cambodia, other possible outings include taking a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating villages.
Phnom Penh with visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda to sense the spirit of traditional Cambodian culture and the S21 Museum to learn about the dark history made by the Khmer Rouge and how the country is rising from the ashes.
2. When is the best time to visit Cambodia?
No matter for first-timers or seasoned travelers, an adventure to Cambodia is ideally made during October to next February. If you would like to dodge from big crowds, leave Chirstmas and January.
Travelling for great value and experiences, we would suggest late September to October and February.
If the heat and occasional rainfalls are not much a problem for you, you are in for a great deal during the shoulder seasons, namely March to August. During this time, we will arrange a noon break and the pace will be much lossen as for you to restore.
3. What is the best way to get to Cambodia?
First option is by air. Cambodia has three major international airports: Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap.
Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh are the most-friendly transit hubs as they have better airfares and much easier to get around.
4. How do I book the trip?
To book our trip, please select your preferred trip and click on ”Book this trip” on the web page. Our booking form wizard will automatically call the trip name, and ask you to fill out some fields for information. Once completed filling the form, you just click Submit to send us your inquiry or Reset to cancel what you have filled up. After receiving your reservation request, we will immediately make all the necessary arrangements in accordance with your request. This will takes about 1-2 business days, and we will send to you our confirmation message by e-mail with all the details of hotels, flights, tours, the booking status and also payment term.
5. Do I Need a Visa for Visiting Cambodia?
The easiest way to get visa for Cambodia is do it on arrival. Most nationalities are offered Visa-on-Arrival at international airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Fare is USD30 for all nationalities, for a maximum stay of 30 days and extensions are possible.