Cambodia Essential

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The tour starts in Phnom Penh and ends in Siem Reap.
Essential of Cambodia, visit the main sites in Phnom Penh and fly to visit Angkor Wat and boat ride to the floating village in Siem Reap. On this trip, you can either do another way around.
Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival (suggest morning flight)
Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tours – Siem Reap (by flight)
Day 3: Angkor Temples – Bakheng Sunset
Day 4: Phnom Krom Sunrise – Floating Village – Village Cooking Class
Day 5: Siem Reap – Departure

Tour inclusive of:
  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • English Speaking Guide as per itinerary
  • Private car and driver during the trip
  • Entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour (unlimited)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Breakfast tour by cyclo in Phnom Penh
  • Boat rides
  • Sunrise & Sunset
  • High tea
  • Countryside scooter ride
  • Village cooking class
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation (twin/double sharing)
Tour exclusive of:
  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • All flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport, meets and transfer by the local guide to the hotel for check-in if the room is available before 2 pm or drop off the luggage at the lobby and set the tour to visit Wat Phnom, which is the center of Phnom Penh that gives the city its name. At 27 meters above sea level, it is the highest point in the area, and as a town gradually grew up around it, the settlement became known as Phnom Penh, the hill of Penh. It is the zero point of the city. Then continue to visit Wat Unalom (Buddhist Monastery), this pagoda serves as the headquarters for one of Cambodia’s most revered Buddhist patriarchs. In addition to the pagoda, there is a post-Angkorean stupa at this monastery. After lunch at the local restaurant
After lunch, visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which was a high school prior to 1975, an interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era, and today as a genocide museum. Return to the hotel free at leisure.

In the late afternoon at about 5.30 pm, our guide and tuk-tuk driver pick you up from the hotel for the food tours. Enjoy the tuk-tuk ride through the city via the riverfront, and get the first stop at one of the lovely bars on the riverside where you get a briefing and tour presentation by the tour guide along with one class of cocktails or one drink. Then, we take a thorough a lively local night market before sitting down with the locals at a popular local street food spot. Savor the flavors of Cambodian-style fresh seafood, a special recipe Saba (mackerel) fish dish, and squid with world-renowned Kampot pepper. We then ride through the bright city lights to a trendy nightspot with live music to enjoy some exciting local delicacies. Afterward, ride to the much-celebrated Independence Monument for a quick insight into the city’s history and a fantastic photo opportunity. We finish the evening at one of the city’s most stylish bar areas where trendy locals and foreigners in the top roof with a panoramic view of the heart of Phnom Penh City. This tour includes free-flowing drinks and all-you-can-eat, so come with an appetite!

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: lunch, dinner (food tours)
Accommodation: Anik Palace Hotel or a similar standard hotel

Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tours – Siem Reap (fly)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the most striking buildings in the capital which are considered some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. They were initially constructed in 1866 by the French. The Royal Palace is home to the current King Sihamoni. The neighboring Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. The floor consists of 5,329 solid silver tiles to which the building owes its name. Continue to Central Market, our guide will take you through the food hall and get you to taste different snacks, drinks, foods, and fruits as your lunch that are available in the market. A landmark building in the capital, the art deco Psar Thmei (literally ‘New Market’) is often called the Central Market, a reference to its location and size. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world, and return to the hotel for check-out.
Visit the National Museum, The National Museum of Phnom Penh is instantly recognizable, with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully curved roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. Located just north of the Royal Palace, off the street of Artists (178 Street), it was designed in 1917 by famed French architect Groslier and the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens, who made the most of traditional Khmer style. It was inaugurated by King Sisowath in 1920. Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport to fly to Siem Reap meets the local guide in Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner on your own

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver (flight Phnom Penh – Siem Reap, 45 minutes)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Viroth’s Hotel (deluxe garden view) or a similar standard hotel

Day 3: Angkor Temples – Bakheng Sunset

Breakfast at the hotel
To avoid the crowds, at 6.30 am our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel and visit Angkor Wat Temple at level 1, level 2, and level 3, an architectural marvel, one of the world’s most impressive ruins to understand in depth Khmer Culture and Civilization. The temple has fine carvings of Apsaras in stone made during the Angkor period. Then we drive to visit Srah Srang (the royal pool from the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII taking a bath) and walk through the village to one of the local houses to get high tea and picnic breakfast, the hosts will greet us as friends, offering fresh fruits, snacks, coffee, hot tea, and picnic breakfast. Continue to visit the Ta Prohm temple of “Tomb Raider” fame, the temple that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. Undisturbed by crowds of tourists you can better appreciate the interplay of man and nature at this magical site. Return to the hotel for a lunch break (lunch on your own)

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city of Angkor Thom. Its 50-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance, it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic, silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Enter at the South Gate before uniquely walking along the 8m high wall through the forest to the less touristy Death Gate. Passing behind the Terraces of Elephants and Leper King walk through the shaded parkland to Phimeanakas and Baphuon temples, learning about the trees and fruits used locally. End our sightseeing this afternoon with a visit to Bayon temple with its iconic carved faces. Enjoy the sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, and have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat. Return to the hotel and the dinner on your own.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Viroth’s Hotel (deluxe garden view) or a similar standard hotel

Day 4: Phnom Krom Sunrise – Floating Village – Village Cooking Class

Early wake up in the morning for a transfer to Phnom Krom (13km south of Siem Reap), we climb up the hill to view the sunrise over the rice paddies and the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake and enjoy the picnic breakfast on the hip of Phnom Krom. After breakfast, take the boat ride visiting the Chong Kneas Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take a boat trip to see the daily life in the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside and is followed by an Artisan Dangkor workshop. Return to the hotel for relaxation, and lunch on your own. Until 3 pm, our guide and the scooter driver (a tuk-tuk is available to ride instead of a scooter if you prefer a tuk-tuk better) pick you up and ride you to Krabei Riel Village to visit the daily activities of the villagers working in the vegetable gardens, rice fields, and weaving, a lot of stops for pictures and interaction with villagers. Then we get to Mr. Ron’s house and are greeted by his family, we will enjoy the cooking class that will lead by his wife, Mrs. Sina. Our guide will assist to do the presentation of his family and also bring you around his vegetable garden before we begin to learn to cook 3 Cambodian dishes with his wife. Taste the food you cooked as dinner, then say goodbye to Mr. Ron’s family and our scooter driver(s) ride you back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver in the morning, afternoon scooter and driver (one each)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, dinner (village cooking class)
Accommodation: Viroth’s Hotel (deluxe garden view) or a similar standard hotel

Day 5: Siem Reap – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast

 
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