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From Angkor Wat to Secluded Island

  • Classic Vietnam and Cambodia
  • ancient-architectural-architecture-733071
  • Southern Vietnam & Cambodia
  • phnom penh (1)
  • phnom penh (3)
  • siem reap - angkor thom (2)
  • siem reap - bantey srei temple (2)
  • Cambodia Angkor (1)
  • siem reap - palm sugar making village (3)
  • Sokha Beach Resort Sihanoukville, Cambodia

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Destinations: Siem Reap - Koh Rong - Phnom Penh
Starts in/Finishes in: Siem Reap/Phnom Penh
Highlights:

  • Watch the sunrise over the majestic Angkor Wat and explore the incredible remnants of the ancient Khmer Empire
  • Watch the sunset over Tonle Sap Lake and see the daily lifestyle of a floating village
  • Enjoy 3 nights on Koh Rong Isaland, famous for its serene beauty. The island is often described as an ‘island paradise’ by visitors. The island boasts pristine white sandy beaches, warm crystal-clear ocean waters, and a hot tropical climate.
  • Delve into the ancient and recent past of the charming capital city, Phnom Penh

Duration: 8 days

Travel Style: Classic & Culture , Honeymoon & Romance
Suitable: First timers, Culture seekers, Photographers, Families with teens, Families with small children, Honeymooners

TRIP IN DETAILS

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your downtown hotel.

Afternoon you will explore Angkor Wat that is the most impressive Hindu temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors. As dusk nears, a walk to the summit of Phnom Bakheng Hill will afford a panorama of the whole complex lit by the rays of the setting sun, weather permitting of course.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals:
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

You will start your day with half-an-hour hiking with our guide through the jungle from East Gate to the Victory Gate. East Gate, famously known as Death Gate, is not one of the Angkor temples, but rather one of the gates to the city of Angkor Thom. It is not one of the main thoroughfares on a typical tour of Angkor Thom, and for this reason is considered by many to be a more pleasant site to visit due to the lesser volume of people. This also means better photo opportunities especially in the early morning. Although it is in a slightly more ‘crumbly’ state than some of the other gates, they were constructed identically so share nearly all the same features such as statues of gods, nagas on the approach, and carved faces at the top. Legend has it that it was the gate through which the army would bring guilty convicts to be executed. The guide will narrate the story about the death gate while you are walking. When you reach the victory gate, our driver, who is waiting for you there, will take all of you to continue visiting Angkor Thom, where you will start with the Bayon, a bizarre structure of several architectural changes reflecting a switch from Hinduism (the foundations) to Buddhism (the superstructure). Your next visit will be to the Elephant and Leper King Terraces followed by the Baphoun Temple. You will continue to see Ta Prohm, strangled by massive tree roots and typical of the condition of the whole complex when it was discovered in 1860 by French naturalist Henri Mouhot. After lunch, the remainder of the day will be your own!

Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Today you will drive about 35km south of Angkor Wat temple to visit the famous temple of Banteay Srey “Citadel of Women,” This small pink sandstone temple (late 10th century) is considered as the crown jewel of classical Khmer art with the delicate beauty of its carvings. Continue to Bantey Samre, whose style of the towers and balustrades bear strong resemblance to the towers of Angkor Wat. You will spot villagers making sugar from palm juice on your way to Banteay Srey. If you wish, you could visit them.

Afternoon, you’ll be picked up and transferred to Siem Reap River for a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit the village of Kompong Pluk where you can ‘go native’ aboard a dugout canoe for a paddle through the flooded forest near the village. You will return to your hotel late afternoon.

Kampong Pluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the flood-plain of Tonle Sap about 16km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them

(Note: due to the reason that Kompong Pluk floating Village is dried during the period from Mar – Aug, we reserve our rights to change the visit of Kompong Pluk floating village to the floating village of Chong Kneas instead)

Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat

You will be your own until being transferred to Siem Reap airport for your afternoon flight to Sihanouk Ville, also known as Kampong Saom, which is a province of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to Koh Rong Island.

Overnight in Koh Rong Island

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, SpeedBoat, Plane


You will be free at your own time and overnight at beach front resort in Koh Rong Island

Overnight in Koh Rong Island

 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Resort
Transportation:

A free day of leisure!

Overnight in Koh Rong Island

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Resort
Transportation:

You will be driven about 230km to Phnom Penh, the Capital City of Cambodia.

After hotel check in, you will you will visit the Royal Palace. This palace dates back to 1866 and houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5,000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze. Continue to the National Museum, then head along the riverside area of Phnom Penh, a pleasant French style promenade that is great for people viewing. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, SpeedBoat

You will be free at your own time until you are picked up to airport for your flight to another destination.

 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None
Transportation: Private vehicle

PRICE & INCLUSION

From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till December 31, 2019

Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat, SpeedBoat, Plane
Accommodation: 8 Nights
  • All pick-ups and transfers by private vehicles with experienced drivers.
  • Accommodation in Twin/Double share basis with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English speaking guides
  • Domestic flight ticket: Siem Reap – Sihanouk Ville (economy class by Cambodia Angkor Air, inclusive of domestic airport taxes)
  • Lunches and Dinner as indicated in the programme
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Private boat trips in Siem Reap
  • VAT and all other taxes
  • Entry visa to Cambodia
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.
  • Travel Insurances
  • Peak season surcharge between Dec 20, 2019 – Jan 10, 2020
  • Gala Dinner on Dec 24 & Dec 31, 2019

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