This tour offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend your honeymoon time with all the highlights of Cambodia. With so much to see and to do it’s easy to resist the temptation to stay in thecomfort of your hotels, tent… Many things make your honeymoon trip special that discover the history of Angkor Temples, enjoy romantic sunset boat trip or stay at the first unique location, only access by boat of 4 River Eco Lodge…
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Day 2: Angkor Temples – Sunset Cruise.
Day 3: Angkor Temples
Day 4: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Phnom Penh.
Day 5: Phnom Penh – City-tour & Sunset Dinner-Cruise in the Mekong River
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Tatai and 4 River Eco lodge
Day 7: 4 River Eco lodge
Day 8: 4 River Eco lodge-PhnomPenh
Day 9: 4 Phnom Penh Departure
On arrival in Siem Reap, we are greeted by local tour guide and driver and transferred to hotel after that. Get to know the interesting briefing about the history of Cambodia, its culture, people and lifestyle. Later, we head to the Angkor Archeological Park to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to see the famous Hindu statues and its histories, and then experience along the wall of Angkor Thom to PrasatChrung. This is the best corner to view the setting sun, accompanied with a cold beer or wine. Later we take a royal boat along the ancient moat. Tonight we enjoy our welcome sumptuous dinner at the local restaurant with a Classical Apsara Dance performance.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
After breakfast, we begin the magical day at the mystical Ta Prohm temple where ancient stones and massive tree roots engulf the ruins. The exploration will take approximately one hour, walking through this jungle temple. After that we journey into the ancient city of Angkor Thom to explore the treasures of this ancient walled city and visit to the mystical Bayon temple adorned with its smiling faces. We head further into the temple complex and visit Baphoun, a hill top pyramid-temple, consecrated to the God Shiva that just opened to the public recently after renovation. We also visit the Elephant and leper king terraces, the royal enclosure temple of Phimean Akas and the serene Preah Pithu groups of smaller temples. We will enjoy a walk along the ancient walls of this city and relax with a hot Cambodian style picnic lunch in a shaded area or alternatively we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we head to the jewel of the Khmer Empire and visit the amazing Angkor Wat whichwas constructed to express the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire at the time. Come and dig out some secrets of Angkor with our experienced guide, reveal the stories and legends behind the sandstone carved bas-reliefs, gables and lintels. Stroll around this massive monument to admire the Khmer architectural masterpiece and engineering.
Later today, we will enjoy sunset time and stunning sightseeing of Tonle Sap Lake, Western Baray, Angkor Wat and dense jungle of Angkor Thom at the top of mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
We may get one of the best views of the temples by early trip to the Angkor Archeological Park. Enjoying sunrise behind the temple of Angkor Wat is a memorable experience.
We return hotel for breakfast before exploring Preah Khan Temple which was built in the second half of the 12th century in AD 1191 by King Jayavarman VII. After that, we walk through the dense tropical jungle to enjoy nature along the tree-lined paths, take a rest at the French dam which was constructed in 1960 and enjoy a water break. Rest of the morning, we visit a 12th century temple of Prasat Tanai that seems lost in the jungle.
In the afternoon, we travel to eastern part of Siem Reap to visit the floating village of Kompong Phluk or Kompong Khleang. The village is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based on fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. The boat takes us through the floating village then stop at one of the local houses where we will know how different life between cultural countries. If time permits, we can explore this great ecosystem by canoe and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys and the birds while observing the forest beneath the lake’s surface.
This morning, we experience the countryside of Siem Reap by the Quad Bike. Driving on the flat terrain about three hours through the villages, we will see the Khmer traditional houses built on stilts, farming area with crops of rice, vegetables, corn or tobacco as well as a Buddhist monastery…We can stop on the way and chat with local peoples, kids or monks. We may also see the cattle, ox carts, chickens, ducks or geese and much more wildlife…
Returning hotel for checking out and our awaiting vehicle takes us back to the airport for our flight to Phnom Penh. Welcome up on arrival and after checking in hotel, we enjoy a cyclo tour along the Mekong River front passing Wat Phnom and Phsar Chass. We spend our romantic night in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast, we take the local transportation known as the Moto Remork or Tuk Tuk to Koh Dach Island where we will have our local’s eye view of life on the river. Later, we stroll around the village, stop at a community craft workshop and relax at the thatched roof of a water bungalow on a hammock. Besides fishing and farming, the local people guard many arcane skills in arts and crafts, put to excellent use in their high-quality products sold in the local market.
In the afternoon, we will explore the Capital city of Cambodia by visiting the Royal National Museum, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. In the complex we will know all about of history of the Royal Palace as well as the Silver Pagoda with a solid Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds weighing 90kg and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. The last stop is at the Russian market where we will have a short visit or shopping. There are many things such as souvenirs, curios and silks…
Tonight, we enjoy our romantic dinner on the Kanika cruise in Mekong River. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast, we check out then travel to Koh Kong city where is around 4 hour driving from Phnom Penh. From Koh Kong, we transfer to Tatai, the region next to Thai border and check in 4 River Eco Lodge. From Tatai, we embark at the steps of the Cardamoms in our boat trip down stream to resort. Checking in and relax in the resort.
There are many activities in 4 River Eco Lodge, the place is only accessed by boat such as venturing further afield, trekking into the jungle or kayak down the river with experienced tour guide or enjoy your special time at sunset time with Sunset Cruise tour… or just enjoy the great time at the Lodge. Overnight in 4 River Eco Lodge.
We enjoy our last time in the 4 River Eco Lodge then travel back to Phnom Penh in the afternoon for our tomorrow departure flight. Overnight in Phom Penh.
Today our awaiting vehicle will take us back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.
Guest Name: Mrs. Monique
Country: South Africa
City: Siem Reap
N.of Person: 4 pax
Booked: River Cruise Sunset Day Tour
Tour Style: Cruise Adventure