Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat & Tonle Sap: Exploring Cambodia’s Cultural in 5 Days

Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap, Siem Reap


5 days

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Embark on a 5-day adventure through Cambodia, uncovering its ancient wonders and vibrant capital city. Witness the architectural marvel of Angkor Wat, explore the captivating city of Angkor Thom, and experience the unique lifestyle of the floating villages on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake.

In Phnom Penh, delve into Cambodia’s rich history at the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and gain a deeper understanding of the country’s past at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields memorial site.


  • Phnom Penh’s Legacy: Visit the Royal Palace complex and Silver Pagoda, dazzling displays of Cambodian artistry.
  • Glimmering Past: Explore the National Museum, home to a vast collection of Khmer art objects.
  • Contemplating History: Gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia’s past at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields memorial site.
  • Life on Tonle Sap: Take a boat trip on Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake and experience the unique lifestyle of the floating villages.
  • Angkor’s Majesty: Explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom, including Bayon Temple with its enigmatic faces and the Elephant Terrace.
  • Angkor Wat’s Grandeur: Witness the architectural marvel of Angkor Wat, adorned with intricate carvings depicting Hindu mythology.

This itinerary offers a perfect balance between historical reflection, cultural immersion, and awe-inspiring sights, allowing you to truly discover the essence of Cambodia.

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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.

Visit the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, it is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces . Nearside the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), displays 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, then visit the National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build in 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others.

This afternoon, we will learn about the dark side of Cambodia – Its more recent turbulent and harrowing history. Initially you visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S21), ironically a former school, located in a quiet Phnom Penh suburb, this was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison / torture centre. Once you have gained an initial insight of the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime you will be driven 15 km from Phnom Penh to visit the ‘Killing Fields’. This is where Toul Sleng prisoners were forcibly marched and then executed ; it is now a memorial site located in a beautiful tranquil setting .

Breakfast at hotel – in the morning departure to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh distance 315km and take 6hours on the way No 6A, herein 2times of stopping visit large dries of Spider at Skun Dist then continue to Siem Reap. Upon arrival and through to check in hotel. Then continue to visit Tonlé Sap, driving down the eastern side of the lake, a remarkable village built entirely on stilts, where there is time to explore the various houses, school and shops before boarding your private boat. Cruise along a short tributary, passing fishermen and children playing in the shallow waters before arriving at a typical floating village where you may either disembark or cruise amongst the waterways.

Breakfast at hotel, Then we will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass of tourists.

  • 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,
  • We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time,
  • Then Elephant terrace, platform for king and officers to  view shows and people meeting,
  • Preah Palilay older than Angkor Thom nearby, deeply in the forest and on path back You see monks sprinkle water to people .
  • 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

We continue to the famous temple of 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

Transfer to Siem Reap airport 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.


  • Accommodation with daily breakfast,
  • Meals : Breakfast only as mention in program (B: Breakfast),
  • Airports transfers & Transport by air con. vehicles as per program,
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified,
  • Excursion on Tonle Sap lake
  • Local English speaking guide as per program,
  • PVT transfer Phnom Penh – Siem Reap with the guide
  • Cold water and towels during tours .


  • Visa fee: 30$,
  • International air ticket in-out Cambodia,
  • Other meal, drink, personal expenses, tips, Travel Insurance,
  • Other services not mentioned in “ Includes “ .

Hotel List

Location Phnom Penh Siem Reap
3* Lux Riverside hotel (Sup) Holy Angkor hotel (Sup)
3* The Onra hotel (DLX) Cheathata Angkor hotel (DLX)
4* LCS hotel (DLX city view) Hari residence hotel (DLX)
4* Anik Palace hotel (DLX urban) Saem Siem Reap hotel (DLX)
5* Naga World 2 (Sup) Sarai Resort (Gold Chambre)
5* Palace Gate resort (Royal DLX) Borei Angkor hotel (DLX)

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