Authentic Cambodia Tour LP02

6 Days From £0 (340 USD)

Cambodia is a little known and yet astonishing destination, with its spectacular features, sublime beauty and friendly people. There are architectural and cultural sites, wildlife and natural attractions, mountains, lakes and beautiful cities.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
End Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

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Cambodia is a little known and yet astonishing destination, with its spectacular features, sublime beauty and friendly people. The tourist attractions in the country are considerable and diverse, ranging from outstanding architectural and cultural sites, wildlife and natural attractions, mountains, lakes, rivers, beautiful beaches, numerous islands, attractive towns and cities and a rich culture. In particular, Cambodia, as the home of the 7th wonder of ancient world, the Angkor Temples “the lost city of Angkor”, has a distinct marketing adventure over other Asian countries.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Hotel on shared TWN/ DBL-basis at indicated hotels or similar,
-Meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
-English Speaking Guide (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements )
-Transfers and transportations mentioned in the program
-Entry fees to all sites mentioned in the program
-Service charges, room tax and baggage handling.

Excludes
-International flights to and from Cambodia
-Cambodian Visa fees
-Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinners
-Drinks and other personal expenses

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Read our Cambodia travel guide for more information on Cambodia.

Itinerary
Day 01. Phnom Penh - Arrival (L/D) Transfer from Phnom Penh International airport to the hotel. Lunch. Visit the Independence Monument, the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the 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 5,000 silver tiles. The treasures include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. Visit the National Museum, also called Musée des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages. Stroll around the Central Market, a landmark in the city. End your afternoon with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. Founded in 1373, the pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel
Day 02. Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Phnom Penh for Siem Reap by overland transfer. Arrive in Siem Reap and check-in at hotel. Lunch. In the afternoon, start your temple tour to 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), Eastern Mebon, (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunset. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel
Day 03. Siem Reap (B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Lunch. Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04. Siem Reap (B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel. Continue the temple tour to Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda and Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Lunch. Afternoon, visit Preah Khan built by King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, though, it’s well preserved and ongoing restoration efforts should improve this situation. Visit as well Neak Pean a fountain built in the middle of a pool and the temple of Ta Som. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel
Day 05. Siem Reap (B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, transfer to Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. Visit Banteay Srei, then continue to Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble. Lunch. Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 06. Siem Reap - Departure (B/L) Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. Visit a fishermen's