Special Around Cambodia Highlight Trip 12 Days

Special Around Cambodia Highlight Trip

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Travel Location Phnom Penh
  • Tour Style Classic Highlight Tours
  • Destination Included

    Phnom Penh, Kep, Sihanouk Ville, Battambang, Siem Reap, Angkor

OVERVIEW

Many visitors may never intend to go beyond these magnificent temples; however, they are soon captivated by other parts of this charismatic and welcoming country. Cambodia is blessed with unspoilt beaches, pristine forests and beautiful colonial cities like Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kep. It is also the gentle, polite and friendly nature of the people who make Cambodia such a memorable destination.

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Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival

Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s vibrant and bustling capital city. Despite its recent turbulent history, Phnom Penh’s wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm. Upon arrival, our tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Now enjoy some free time to rest and freshen up before driving to the dock to catch an evening boat cruise along the Mekong River to watch the sunset over the shimmering city.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh was founded in the 14th century and has long been a vital trading hub at the confluence of three rivers: the Mekong, Tonle Sap, and Bassac. Start the day learning about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s recent history on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”.  Our cultural tour continues as we visit the National Museum - a journey into ancient Khmer art and civilization and the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 3: Phnom Penh - Takeo - Kep

Leaving Phnom Penh, we drive to the seaside resort, Kep-sur-Mer, a favorite getaway of the French in the early 1900s. 
Have breakfast at the hotel then begin our journey southwards, making our first stop at Phnom Chisor Temple and dating back to the 11th century. Climb the 500-step path to the top of the hill to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Continue on to the quiet town of Takeo before taking a short cruise to Angkor Borei, located just a few kilometers from the Vietnamese border. Here we visit a small museum displaying several reproductions of sculptures from the nearby ruins and a selection of artifacts dating as far back to the 4th century. After visiting the museum, we embark on our boat for a trip to visit the pre-Angkorian temple, Phnom Da, and a nearby temple Asram Maharosei. We arrive in Kep in the evening and check in at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Kep

Day 4: Kep to Sihanouk Ville

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel followed by a drive along the southern coast to Sihanouk Ville, stopping at Kampot en route. The whole afternoon is free to spend as you wish.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

Day 5: Sihanouk Ville

Today is yours! Relax and further explore the seaside town of Sihanouk Ville, including the amazing surrounding beaches.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

Day 6: Sihanouk Ville - Phnom Penh

Return to Phnom Penh today, stopping along the way at Kirirom National Park to see its stunning waterfalls and wildlife.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 7: Phnome Penh - Drive to Battambang

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Phnom Penh for Battambang by private car. Stop in Kompong Chhnang to see the pottery village. You will visit the floating village with private boat at Krar Kor. After lunch, go to the stone carving workshops in Pursat. Arrive in Battambang in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

Day 8: Battambang

Take a morning drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Visit the Provincial Museum (closed on Saturdays / Sundays) and the local market. Take a visit to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view until sunset.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

Day 9: Battambang - Siem Reap

Option A: (Feb-July) Depart from Battambang to Siem Reap via Sisophon by overland transfer. Lunch at a local restaurant in Sisophon then continue on to Siem Reap, check in to the hotel for a little relaxation.
Option B: (This option is available between mid July to mid February only, when water levels are sufficiently high to navigate the Sangker River and Tonle Sap!). Travel 7 hours by private boat to Siem Reap along the Sangker River and enjoy unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes. Stop at Cheur Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda”, in Bak Prier floating village and cross the floating village of Prek Tuol. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you sail across the Tonle Sap Lake to Chhong Kneas floating village.
Surcharge of 150USD per private boat will be applied. Please contact our travel consultant for more details.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 10: Siem Reap: Discover Angkor Temples

Early morning we enjoy the Tuk Tuk ride to visit the largest and the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Back to hotel for breakfast (you can choose to bring a breakfast box from hotel) then we continue to visit the Jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm.
Afternoon visit to the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King. 
On this day, we will have an opportunity to attend the blessing ceremony from the master of monk to release your bad luck and bring you the happiness, good luck for your trip in Cambodia, and the best successful in life/love/business.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 11: Cooking Class in Siem Reap – Afternoon relax

This is the day of discovering the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class. Begin with a walking tour at Khmer food market where you will learn about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients before returning to the classroom for a hands-on culinary experience. After dining on your creations, driver and guide will take you back to hotel. Rest of the day you could either relax at hotels' pool or shop at the "Psar Chass", also known as the “Old Market” .
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 12: Siem Reap - Old market – Departure

Have breakfast in your hotel and relax until the departure time.
Our driver and guide take you to Siem Reap international airport to catch your flight home. Bon voyage!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
End of tour services!

What is Included

  • Accommodation & Daily breakfast
  • Transportation by private A/C car as itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Entrance fees, boat trips, performance & excursions

What is Not Included

  • Cambodia visa
  • Meals, except others mentioned
  • International Flights, insurance, tipping 
  • Beverages & other personal expenses
 
 

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