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Overview

  • Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival
  • Day 2: Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap
  • Day 3: Siem Reap – Full-day City Tour
  • Day 4: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake
  • Day 5: Siem Reap
  • Day 6: Siem Reap – Flight to Sihanouk Ville
  • Day 7: Sihanouk Ville – Boat Trip
  • Day 8: Sihanouk Ville – Free Day
  • Day 9: Sihanouk Ville – Free Day
  • Day 10: Departure Day

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Phnom Penh – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by private guide and driver who hold up your names on a signboard and transfer you by private vehicle to your chosen hotel in downtown. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight in Phnom Penh



Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap

Phnom Penh is a jolt to ones’ senses. The capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia is an emerging city filled with modern buildings and distant memories.

After breakfast we will visit the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda with a floor that is laid with more than 5,000 silver tiles! Testament to the horrifying legacy of the Khmer Rouge. It is then followed by a tour of Tuol Sleng museum, a former school turned concentration camp. We end up the morning by visiting the Russian market where the sights and smells will fill your senses in the narrow aisles and passionate locals. Free for your own lunch.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, you would be met & transferred privately to the hotel in downtown.

Tonight we will enjoy dinner with the classical Apsara dancers depicting scenes from Khmer mythology at Angkor Village Theater.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: (Breakfast/_/Dinner)



Siem Reap – Full-day City Tour

Enjoy a full day tour of the last capital of the Khmer empire. The major attractions including the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. We continue the tour to the Bayon and the Ta Prohm covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon we set off for another exploration to Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer. We end up our day by enjoying a tethered balloon ride about 200 meters on the air to see the excellent view of the ancient temples, western Baray and rice paddy fields. Dinner is on your own arrangement.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake

Get up early in the morning, we enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat and return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your exploration of Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Samre, which many consider the former to be the prettiest temple, adorned with intricate pink sandstone carvings.

Moving in tune with the rhythm of the great annual flood of Tonle Sap, we take a boat ride to the village of Kompong Phhluk on stilts this afternoon. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys while observing the forest beneath the lake’s surface. In contrast, discover the Chong Kneas where homes and structures shift with the seasons. Nothing is stationary housing everything from police stations to vegetable gardens and even billiard halls on boats or barges! Dinner in a local Cambodian restaurant and do some shopping at the Russian Market. Stay overnight in Siem Reap

Note:
– August – End of January visit Kompong Phhluk and Chong Kheas floating village
– End of January – End of September only visit Chong Khneas floating village due the water level is low.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)



Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel we drive through the lovely village and field to explore the hidden temple of Beng Mealea surrounded with dense jungle that could discover the carving and others by the lovely narrow passage way then we also visit Prasat Chao Srei Vibol. Lunch will be provided before we enjoy for a fun and exciting horse /horse trail ride, our 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 to be explored. An authentic taste of the real Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback, and a welcome break from other tourists.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Siem Reap – Flight to Sihanouk Ville

Morning we transfer to Siem Reap airport in a private van for an optional domestic flight to Sihanouk Ville.

Upon arrival, you check into your hotel room and relax for the rest of the day. The lovely beaches of Sihanouk Ville are some of the most unspoiled in all of South east Asia although the fast growing of tourism. There are some 10 km of beach stretching the whole length of the town and dozens of small islands just a short boat ride away, which make for a perfect tropical getaway, with facilities for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, This free day will provide you some great opportunities to soak up the sun and sea as much as you want by spending your time swimming or lazing on a beach.

Overnight in Sihanouk Ville
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)



Sihanouk Ville – Boat Trip

Head out by boat in the morning for an exciting trip to the best of the many islands lying offshore from Sihanoukville. You will be taken to Koh Russei, also called Bamboo Island (transfer time 1 hour). Upon arrival we will take a short hike through the forest across the island. We reach the fine beach in the North of the island, which is still pristine and lined with Casuarina trees. Here is where we relax and laid back. You can join some of the optional activities such as sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming or just simply relaxing!

Overnight in Sihanouk Ville
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)


Sihanouk Ville – Free Day

This free day will provide you some great opportunities to soak up the sun and sea as much as you want by spending your time swimming or lazing on a beach.

Overnight in Sihanouk Ville
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Sihanouk Ville – Free Day

Spend the last free day to relax at the beach and enjoy the comforts of the hotel before flying home.

Overnight in Sihanouk Ville
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Departure Day

You will be free until a private driver takes you to the airport for your departure flight. End of our service.

Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Useful Information

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • 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

Client reviews

We are committed to giving our customers unforgettable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.

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baaccook
Australia, Brisbane

"First trip to Vietnam"

As this was our first trip to Vietnam we decided to us Indochina Pioneer-and Mr Lam provided us with a 17 day itinerary. Thank you for arranging a most relaxing holiday, and we enjoyed every minute with our guides, Mr Dong (Hanoi), Mr Thoung and driver Mr Hai (Hoi An-Hue) Mrs Yen from Ho Chi Minh City and Mr Tom from the Dragon Peal No 1. Their warmth, friendliness and good humour has made our trip most memorable. The guides all did an excellent job with their knowledge on places visited as well as the history of Vietnam. Our visit to Halong Bay was unfortunately very cold, but was still made enjoyable, and guests still participated in canoeing and visiting the floating fishing village. Although there were many highlights with the sounds, smells and overall busy day to day life especially in the markets, my favourite highlight was in Ho Chi Minh City with a park becoming one enormous flower market and the boats on the river covered in flowers ready to sell, all for the Tet festival. We wished we stayed a few extra nights to enjoy the Tet festivities. Yes I would definitely recommend Indochina Pioneer to anyone wishing to travel to Vietnam, and will use this company again.

Feb 19, 2016
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fezcan
Canada, Toronto

"Indochina Pioneer – Great Tour Organizer"

I arranged a 28 day customized tour of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand in January, 2016 the assistance of Indochina Pioneer. Lam, the principal of the company, was fabulous to deal with. He made many suggestions, booked all of our drivers and local tour guides, hotels, admission tickets, and even some restaurants. All of his choices were excellent, and when there was a need to make a last minute change, he was readily available. His tour included many extras that other tour organizers did not include, and he made sure that we visited off the beaten track places, took local tours that the big groups do not see, and that our hotels were carefully chosen to be very central and more of a local boutique nature. Lam never hesitated to make sure that our trip was going well as we travelled, and even made a point of meeting us at our stop in Hanoi and sent flowers to me on my birthday. The tour was priced very favorably compared to 3 others I contacted, and all of our guides were excellent. I would highly recommend this company and Lam in particular to anyone wanting to arrange a local tour or a detailed itinerary of Indochina.

Feb 19, 2016
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Shangahi
Australia, Bellingen

"An amazing trip"

In my younger years I spent months backpacking on the cheap around Asia. I now have more money, less time and a family. I found Indochina Pioneer on-line and contacted Mr Lam for our recent trip to Cambodia. He was full of information, answered all of my many questions, suggested great ideas, incorporated my changes and organised all smoothly.

I wanted airport transfers and to organise hotels before we left. Mr Lam suggested a range of hotels to choose from all of which were good. Internal transfers and flights were also organised. We only wanted tours for Angkor Wat and The Killing Fields which Mr Lam arranged. Our other days were left free for us to choose what we wanted. The tour consisted of myself, my husband and twin sons which was perfect. The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful, as were the drivers.

Mr Lam suggested we get a speed boat from Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh up the Mekong River which was a great way to travel. The crocodile farm on the way was well worth the lunch stop.

I would recommend Indochina Pioneer as a great tour company for families. My in-laws are travelling with them later in the year. I am currently planning another trip to Laos using Indochina Pioneer again.

For someone who doesn’t like or do package tours having a private tour for my family was just perfect.

Feb 23, 2016
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keith m
United Kingdom

"Cycling Mekong Delta and sight seeing in Saigon"

Perhaps the best way to explore the Mekong Delta area. Can Tho is a lively overnight stop with well situated lovely hotel. All hotels selected by Indo China Pioneer are well situated but don’t expect western standards in hotels beyond Can Tho. Good combination of cycling and site seeing including boat and ferry trips, workshop visits with good choice of restaurant and roadside stops for fresh fruit.
However the route rarely left normal roads and didn’t appear to be as described in the brochure. Some quiet rural roads followed but others were quite busy, particularly in the vicinity of the small towns we cycled through.
We were concerned that we were not measured for our bikes on the first day which just arrived in the back of the minibus that collected us from our hotel. The frame size for my partner’s bike was much too large for her and it was fitted with a male shaped saddle which caused her considerable discomfort on the first day. The saddle was changed on Day 2 after she refused to continue the holiday with that particular bike at the end of day 1.
The guide did not appear to be completely clear of the route at times and we needed to complete an ‘about turn’ 3 times during the trek which may be why our route didn’t appear to be as described in the brochure. Indo China guides are very knowledgeable and helpful and know many local secret gems to visit but their spoken english can be difficult to follow at times even for me as a native English speaker. Indo China Pioneer specialise in providing tailor made tours for small groups down to 2 in number and flexibility in preparing a holiday programe to suit individual customers requests including the selection of the most suitable hotel using their wealth of local knowledge. Moderately priced boutique hotels are typically chosen.

Feb 6, 2016
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IDakota
United Kingdom

"12 days in Myanmar"

Kata Tran has organised many holidays for me – in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. All excellent. She organised a 12 day trip to Myanmar in January 2016 with a few days each in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle. Great guides and drivers. Lovely hotels. Terrific boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan. Day trip to old colonial Maymyo. Highly recommended. Kata always listens carefully to what you want and is very flexible.

Feb 5, 2016
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