- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.
Phnom Penh – Arrival
Your private tour guide will meet you at Phnom Penh airport and will escort you by private car to your selected hotel in Phnom Penh- the capital of Cambodia. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way about your 2 week adventure in Cambodia, and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.
After taking a short rest depend on your requirements, you will visit the ornate Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda which has a floor laid with more than 5,000 silver tiles.
After that, testament to the horrifying legacy of the Khmer Rouge, a tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, will be made. This was a former school which was turned into a concentration camp (also known as Security Prison 21) at that terrible time.
You will then continue on to the Russian market, Psah Toul Tompoung, where the sights and smells will fill your senses. This is a market of narrow aisles and very passionate locals.
In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner on the Kanika Boat Cruise along the Mekong & Tonle Sap Rivers.
Note: For the Cambodian Visa on Arrival, please make sure you have 1 passport sized 3 cm x 4 cm photo and $30 for the stamping fee.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast, your first stop of your travel package in Cambodia will be a day of ATV riding (Quad bikes). Enjoy this new day by discovering the “real” Cambodia!
Your private tour guide will pick you up and take you on a drive through the back country roads, while crossing the forest, unusual bridges and streams, visiting small colorful villages. On this expedition you will also have the opportunity to meet with the local people and see everyday life in their typical homes.
The tour includes a local style lunch served by the Tonlé Bati Lakeside, where you will also explore an Angkorian-Era temple.
After lunch, you will explore the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) – the largest zoo in Cambodia, which was established in 1995. Since 2001, PTWRC has been run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in partnership with an environmental non-profit organization called Wildlife Alliance, and is set in over 6,000 acres of protected, regenerating forest. PTWRC currently houses over 1,200 rescued animals from 102 species including many of the species that are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable.
In the evening, you will have dinner in the local restaurant, and the rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
After breakfast and check out, your private tour driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. You will be met at the airport by your private tour guide and driver and taken to your hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, you will explore Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Entrance will be from the Western Entrance, where the four faces of Buddha and the flanking statue of gods and demons can be seen.
The exploration continues from The Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King to the Baphuon temple which opened to the public on 2011 June after 50 years of restoration.
The day will be finished by visiting the main temple of Bayon, which has 216 gigantic faces on the temple’s towers. This has led many scholars to the believers that the faces are the representations of Jayavarman VII himself, and others have stated that the faces belong to the bodhisattva of compassion called Avolokitesvara or Lokesvara, while many think it is a combination of all of these!
In the late afternoon, you could enjoy the beautiful sunset at Prasat Chroung, on the walls of Angkor Thom, accompanied by a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit. After the sun wanes, you will return via the Royal boat cruise through the ancient moat.
In the evening, you will have a lovely dinner while enjoying a traditional Khmer performance of “Apsara Dances” which depict the early mythology and history of Cambodia. The rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Siem Reap – Angkor
In the morning, you will picked up early from your hotel to visit the Angkor National Park, and view the sunrise over Srah Srang a manmade lake once used as the royal bath. While waiting for the sunrise, you can enjoy hot tea or coffee and biscuits.
You will then continue on to visit the picturesque Ta Prohm temple. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO added Ta Prohm to the World Heritage List in 1992.
You will end this trip by visiting the Tanai temple, which is sitting in the middle of the jungle, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. You can also choose to have breakfast at the Tanai temple.
After breakfast we continue on to Angkor Wat, to see this attractive temple which extends over approximately 200 hectares (almost 500 acres). Angkor Wat (Wat temple) is the central feature of the Angkor UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE containing the magnificent remains of the Khmer civilization. Angkor Wat’s rising series of five towers culminates in an impressive central tower that symbolizes mythical Mount Meru. Thousands of feet of wall space are covered with intricate carvings, depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.
After lunch, you will be driven through the lovely countryside, where palm sugar is produced, and visit Banteay Srei. Many tourists consider Banteay Srei to be one of the prettiest temples. You will also visit the Chao Srei Vibol temple that is one of the off-the-beaten-track Angkor temples, and well worth looking at! The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.
In the evening, you will enjoy the Phare, The Cambodian Circus, followed by a delicious Cambodian dinner. The rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Siem Reap – Departure
You will be picked up by your private tour guide early in the morning from your hotel to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas. Here you will see the fisherman and fishmongers barter their products in the crowded waters, at a point where the fisherman return to the dock. You will see young students rowing their wooden canoes to a floating school, and boat traders selling their vegetables and meat to the inhabitants of this floating village. These people live a simple and happy life. Whilst visiting, you will enjoy a basket of seasonal fruits to snack on.
You will then be returned to your hotel for breakfast, after which you are free to relax, enjoy the pool, or visit the Old Market.
Later you will enjoy the Khmer Traditional Massage, which is a 60 minute full body massage, perfect for relaxation, easing muscle tension and calming the mind.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport in your private van for departure flight.
What else to do in Siem Reap? Below is our recommendation for Optional Tours:
1. The Paint Ball Field: For the adventurous and outgoing types, our Paint Ball Field is a good way to play it rough and tough. Fully equipped with a wide netted playing field, full paint ball combat gears and air guns as well as a team of staff who can guide you through (as well as to challenge your battle skills!).
Cost in US$10/person for 60 bullets
2. Cooking Class: Experience a hand on Cambodian Cooking Class at the Sojourn Villa/L’Ecole Paul Dubrule. Learn to make three Cambodian dishes with one of the head chefs, and then get to enjoy your delicious creation after class!
This class will also include a short visit to a local family to learn about food customs within the village (Entire class takes around 2.5 to 3 hours).
Cost in US$ 35 for 1 pack
Cost in US$ 25/pack (Maximum from 2pax up)
3. Horse Ride: Enjoy the countryside trail rides for approximately 3 hours. The horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields and tourist-free temple ruins, all waiting for you to explore! An authentic taste of the real Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback, and a welcome break from the more populated tourist areas.
Cost in US$ 56/pack
4. ATV Quad Bike: Explore the countryside by driving an ATV (Quad Bike). This is a 43 Kilometers trip, which is a perfect way to discover the area. Here you will see the real local life, with chickens, ducks, geese and cattle roaming the fields.
Cost in US$ 56/pack
Cost in US$ 58 for 1pax on 1 ATV, US$ 73 for 2pax on 01 ATV (Maximum weight per quad = 130Kgs)
This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!
Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Cambodia
- Cambodia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers