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Overview

  • Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival
  • Day 2: Phnom Penh – Kompong Cham – Kratie
  • Day 3: Kratie – Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom
  • Day 4: Kompong Thom – Siem Reap
  • Day 5: Siem Reap Exploration
  • Day 6: Siem Reap Exploration
  • Day 7: Siem Reap Exploration
  • Day 8: Siem Reap - Departure

Full Itinerary

[*Notes]

- 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

Arrive in Phnom Penh by morning flight, you will be collected by your guide and then driven in a private van to your chosen hotel. Phnom Penh – the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the gem of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom of sorts, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up around the city.

Visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. We pass through the River Front park whose scenery is much worth shooting, and continue to the only one hill in town with sacred sites called Wat Phnom Daun Penh – the name of a pagoda, was built by lady Daun Penh in 1372 on a little hill, Legend has it that after a particularly heavy flood, a wealthy Khmer woman named Daun Penh found a tree on the banks of the Mekong with four statues of Buddha hidden inside, before walking along Mekong River bank to see the lovely Phnom Penh city at night with breathtaking view along the river.

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meals: (_/_/Dinner)


Phnom Penh – Kompong Cham – Kratie

Driving to Kampong Cham, soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia and pass through a cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages, the town centre of Kampong Cham, a former French trading post on the banks of the Mekong.

Arrive in Kratie and check in at hotel. In the afternoon, city tour of this small provincial town with its good examples of sumptuous colonial architecture. This tiny town on the Mekong is an unexpected delight, with a relaxing, indolent atmosphere. The journey begins along the Mekong River basin through the villages of Sambok, Sre Sbov and Phumi Prek Preah. The Mekong River, which rises in Tibet, flows 315 km through Cambodia before continuing on through Vietnam to the sea. Further north stop at the best riverside vantage point from which to view the rare freshwater Irrawady dolphins which can be best seen late afternoon.

Overnight in Kratie
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)



Kratie – Kompong Cham – Kompong Thom

Visit Kratie pagoda and local market. Continue to Chhlong, a small and peaceful village on the Mekong River bank with both, typical Khmer and Colonial architecture. One unique and beautiful wooden house is called 100 columns house for its many columns supporting the house, dating from 19th century. Before arriving in Kompong Cham, visit Chhup, the biggest rubber plantation in the country, established during the French colonial time by the French tire Maker Michelin. Visit to Wat Nokor also called Nokor Bachey Pagoda is an 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine made of sandstone and laterite with a large reclining Buddha and numerous alcoves containing Buddha images. Then depart for Kampong Thom by a private bus (138 kms from Kampong Cham).

Overnight in Kompong Thom
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Kompong Thom – Siem Reap

An early morning departure to the archeological sight of Sambor Prei Kuk, which is dotted with hundred Pre-Angkor styled temples. The site, part of the Chenla Kingdom, includes an area of nearly 1000 acres enclosed by double walls, and hundreds temples and towers; its construction predates Angkor Wat by several centuries. The road conditions are very poor, but the spectacular scenery, with a mixture of temples and forest makes the hardship all worthwhile.  After seeing this landmark you make your way towards Siem Reap and pass through various Khmer traditional villages. On the way visit archeological “Naga Bridge” at Kompong Kdei.

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



Siem Reap Exploration

Early morning you will start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. You also can walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. After monks finished breakfast you start enjoy your breakfast box on the ground floor of pagoda, jasmine tea will be served in the peaceful of pagoda. Spend your own time talk to the monk and nuns to exchange the culture or relieve.
+ 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 carving
+ Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
+ You continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers
+ Prasat Kravan – With its unique brick sculptures
+ Srah Srang – The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing
+ Banteay Kdei – Surrounded by four concentric walls

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



Siem Reap Exploration

You start on your bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.
+ The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
+ See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
+ Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru
+ The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
+ The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King

The tour start with the visiting 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 hill. Enjoy foot massage 1 hour & enjoy walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

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



Siem Reap Exploration

Today with the help of your private guide, driver and private vehicle you will get to explore Siem Reap more. this is a chance to make a difference and see so much more. This is your chance to really see what local life is like in a Cambodian Village.

You start our trip early toward a local village by driving through local villages, pass rice plantations and herds of cows or buffalo. It will be very interesting to stop along the way allowing you to capture some great photo opportunities.

Arriving at the Village, you will meet your host family for the day. This tour program provides them with a sustainable stream of income, and creates opportunities for the entire village. Life in a Cambodian village revolves around the seasons. Rice planting makes way for harvest and then rice sorting and husking.

For the next few hours we help the host family complete their daily tasks. A Khmer lunch is also provided for the host family, enabling everyone to eat together. Following lunch you will head to a local school and Pagoda. This is a great chance to meet some very friendly children and give them the chance to practice their English skills!  The tour of the Pagoda provides an interesting insight into Buddhism and its role in the daily lives of the Khmer people.

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

 



Siem Reap - Departure

Your morning is free till private driver and car bring you to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. Say goodbye to your Cambodian guide and driver. Goodbye Cambodia!

Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Useful Information

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.

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