Cambodia Delight

  • Destination: Cambodia
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: $890

Combining historical temple visits, with cultural immersion and urban exploration, the Colors of Cambodia delight is a perfect blend of Cambodia’s finest elements. Experience the country’s natural beauty along with the subtleties of Khmer culture on this journey from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

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, you will be met and greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.  Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh or similar

Raffles Hotel Le Royal or similar

Day 2

Phnom Penh City Tour

After breakfast spend the day on a tour of Cambodia’s vibrant capital city. 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”. Lunch at a downtown restaurant, and then conclude the day with a cyclo ride down Sihanouk Boulevard to visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace – home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda. End of day; visit the Central Market before return hotel. 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 3

Siem Reap, Floating Village, Sunset on the lake

After breakfast check out from the hotel and our driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on the 5 hours drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including the Khmer favorite: fried spiders! Once you arrive in Siem Reap In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake to visit the local floating villages until sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 4

Tuk Tuk ride to Ta Prohm , Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom

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 gilded gold by the early morning rays.  Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour.  Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture, we proceed to 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. In the late afternoon, enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat Temple or Pre Rup Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 5

Cooking Class in the Village, Roluos Group

After breakfast discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class. Begin with a the walk and talk along the country lanes in the village 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, visit some of the oldest temples in the Angkor complex. An hour drive out of town to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit a shadow puppet workshop and enjoy a traditional performance put on by the “Little Angels” orphanage and school. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon. 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 6

1000 linga, Waterfall at Kulen Mountain, Banteay Srei, Preah Khan Temples

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then set off to the tranquil countryside around Kulen Mountain, the Khmer Empire’s capital in the early 9th century. Here we will visit countless ancient temples, the River of 1000 Lingas, a reclining Buddha and cascading waterfall.  After lunch 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.In the evening, enjoy the dinner and Apsara dance performace at local restaurant. . Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 7

Old market, Departure

After breakfast, explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market” for some last minute souvenir shopping, before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Bon voyage!. Meals: Breakfast.

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