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Highlight

  • Tread lightly upon the 5000 silver floor tiles at the Silver Pagoda, in the Royal Palace
  • Step back in time at the National Museum, home to the world’s finest collection of Angkorian sculpture
  • Check out the Art Deco masterpiece that Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh’s central market
  • Wat Phnom – on a leafy hill, Wat Phnom affords a view that has changed little in a half century
  • Soak up the city by night, with a happy hour cocktail, a fine meal and crawl through the city’s bars
  • Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims of old along the immense causeway of the temple that is a city, the holiest of holiest, the one and only Angkor Wat
  • Succumb to the enigmatic smiles of the 216 giant faces of the Bayon, Angkor’s strangest temple
  • Experience nature running riot at the mysterious ruin of Ta Prohm, the original Tomb Raider temple
  • Discover the secrets of Bar street, Siem Reap’s quaffing capital where the action goes on all night and Angkor Night Market
  • Relax with a massage or spa, the perfect medicine for weary bodies

Itinerary

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Fly into Phnom Penh, the city that retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the ‘pearl’ of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up across the city. 

We meet our driver (no guide) and transfer to hotel for check in. 

The balance of the day free for your own times in capital. 

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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Breakfast at hotel. Today we visit the Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek-both grim reminders of Cambodia's bloody past under Pol Pot. It is almost inconceivable to confront the nature of true evil here in this gentle land, but the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek, commemorates the 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle.

We continue to visit 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 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha.

Transfer to the airport for flight departure to Siem Reap, arrival in Siem Reap and transfer by private car without guide to the hotel for check in, free at your leisure time.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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After breakfast, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire. The scale is simply staggering and we are immediately overwhelmed by the audacity of Jayavarman on arrival at the city’s gates.

We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself. These colossal heads stare down from every side, exuding power and control with a hint of compassion, just the mix required to keep a hold on such a vast empire.

We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century. It has undergone a massive renovation by the French and is now once again open for viewing.

After lunch, we continue to Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.

We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor. We venture into Angkor Wat to enjoy its magnificence in peace and quiet. We begin by unraveling the mysteries of the bas-reliefs that tell of tales from Hindu mythology and of the glories of the Khmer empire.

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.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Free for your own time until transfer SIEM REAP airport (no guide) for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.

Check out time at 12:00

Meal: Breakfast

What's Included

Inclusion

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meal: 2 lunches (foods only) only at local restaurant as mention in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner)
  • Airport transfers & Transport by air con. vehicles as per program
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
  • Local English speaking guide as per program
  • Cold water and towel during tours

Exclusion

  • Visa stamping fee: 35$
  • International air ticket in-out Cambodia
  • Other meal, drink, personal expenses, tip, Travel insurance, Bank fees
  • Flight ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap: 95$ per pax.
  • Other thing not mentioned in included

Price info

PRIVATE PACKAGE TOUR RATE – US Dollars – Non commissionable
The net price per person sharing in twin/double room
Option / Pax 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax Sup. Single
Validity: 01 May 2017 – 30 September 2017
Hotel 3* Star 262 238 222 51
Validity: 01 October 2017 – 30 March 2018
Hotel 3* Star 270 245 230 58

Useful info

Itinerary of a 4 days trip in CambodiaCAMBODIA TRAVEL TIPS

DO & DON'T

  • Respect the temple's sanctity : wear long pants and avoid tank tops.
  • It's hot, don't forget to take a hat, sunblock, lots of water and a raincoat during wet season.
  • Travel slow: be in peace with the fact that you won't see everything, take the time to enjoy every moment, have a nap under a tree, a picnic by the water... Angkor temples isn't something you rush.
  • Don't forget Siem Reap: this city is worth a visit!
  • Avoid the tourists restaurants, ask your driver to take you to local places -they're better and cheaper.
  • Plan ahead with the names of the temples you want to see and a map. I've got friends who wanted to see Ta Nei, their tuk tuk driver didn't know the place so they haven't had the chance to see it. That's a shame, when you know how incredible this temple is.

BEST SEASON TO EXPLORE ANGKOR?

There is no BEST season. There's a dry season, a (very) hot one, and a monsoon season. What you call "the best" really depends on your priorities. Traveling in August during the wet season was perfect for me, even if I had to avoid a few showers: it's much less crowded than in peak season, and at least I could breath, it wasn't too hot!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

You can choose a pass for the temples depending on how many days you are planning to explore Angkor. Some remote temples might charge you on top of the pass. Cambodia was fabulous, but one negative point was the budget : they charge you in US$, so prices aren't as cheap in Cambodia than in the rest of Southeast Asia. That's the price you pay for magic and tranquility!