Ultimate Cambodia

  • Destination: Cambodia
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $480

Travel back in time to the Golden Age of the Khmer Kingdom then experience the modern bustle of Cambodian urban life on this five-day adventure that takes you from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, capturing the essence of Cambodia.

Day 1

Siem Reap – Arrival

Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor Temples. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. In the rest of the afternoon, we drive to the Archeological Park to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. If weather is permitted, we will take the balloon over Angkor Wat for panorama view of whole the Angkor complex. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 2

Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm, at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays.  Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour.  Begin with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Khmer cuisine served at the home of a local. After lunch we drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. Overnight stay at the hotel.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 3

Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

Today after breakfast we fly from Siem Reap to Cambodia’s bustling capital, Phnom Penh. Despite its recent turbulent history, Phnom Penh’s wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest of this afternoon, we will visit the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda and spend sometimes at the Russian market for bargain hunting. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh or similar

 Raffles Hotel Le Royal or similar

Day 4

Phnom Penh City Tour

After breakfast spend the day on a city tour, visiting the capital’s main attractions. Start by learning about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s recent, bloody history on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”. In the afternoon, enjoy the cyclo ride down Sihanouk Boulevard to visit the National Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh or similar

Raffles Hotel Le Royal or similar

Day 5

Phnom Penh – Departure

After breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Bon voyage!

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Inclusions
Accommodation in 4 star hotels (as mentioned above) or similar
Transportation by A/C car as itinerary
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
Entrance fees, boat trips, performance & excursions