Cambodia Discover and Relax 11 Days

posted Aug 4, 2014, 2:37 AM by Wisata DongTravel   [ updated May 14, 2015, 8:19 PM by Vietnam Travel Tour ]
ITINERARY:


DAY 1 - SIEM REAP ARRIVAL (D)
Arrival Siem Reap, pick up at the airport, transfer to check in hotel.  Afternoon visit Angkor Wat. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.  You will be there during sunset, when Angkor Wat is less visited and the Apsaras will shine in the most beautiful light. Dinner and  Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 2 - SIEM REAP (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, visit Angkor Thom: South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces, Bayon Temple , Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs, Ta Prohm . Lunch at local restaurant.
Boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. The Tonlé Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and officially designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covering an area of around 250,000 hectares in the dry season, visit Kompong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water.  (Note: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from June to March. However an alternative floating village at Chong Kneas can be arranged instead). Dinner and  overnight in Siem Reap.


DAY 3 - SIEM REAP (B)
Breakfast at hotel, free day for relax at Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 4 - SIEM REAP - SIHANOUKVILLE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, visit the Old market. Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Sihanoukville (Monday/Wednesday/Friday in low season – and daily in high season. Please ask a consultant for the latest flight schedule). Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel for check in and enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure for swimming and relaxation on the beach.  Overnight in Sihanoukville.

DAY 5 - SIHANOUKVILLE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy with an optional tour.
Ream National Park (optional tour)
The park was established in 1993 on a 210 km² area on the Gulf of Thailand that includes thick pristine jungle, mangrove forests and off-shore coral reefs. It's a nature lovers paradise with nearly 200 bird species, many kinds of monkeys and it is also the habitat of the pangolin. You will be transferred to one of Ream’s most scenic isolated beaches, called Koh Sampouch. 
Overnight in Sihanoukville.

DAY 6 - SIHANOUKVILLE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy with an optional tour.
Three Islands tour (optional tour)
Take a boat trip departing 9am to explore three islands giving you the chance to snorkel, fish or just rest and relax. At the first stop you will see colorful corals and fishes at the island of Koh Chaluh. At Bamboo Island enjoy swimming with in the clear waters or relax on a long yellow sandy beach with a coral reef. Have a seafood BBQ lunch with cool drinks and fruit on the beach. After an easy walk of 10 minutes to the other side of Bamboo Island before departing to either Koh Tres for some snorkeling or Koh Takiev for some more beach (please advise at the start of the tour which option you prefer). In the afternoon return to Sihanoukville to arrive 4-5pm.
Overnight in Sihanoukville.

DAY 7 - SIHANOUKVILLE - KEP (B)
Breakfast at the hotel,this morning you will transfer to Kep, Cambodia’s prestigious seaside resort of the 1960s is now awakening to its former glory. The small town offers reminders of the past and a growing choice of activities including island trips, a national park and the famous crab market.
Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure to relax or to explore Kep on your own. Don’t miss out on the popular crab market for some crabs with Kampot Pepper. Overnight in Kep.

DAY 8 - KEP (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel,Early this morning, embark on a short boat trip (25 mins) to scenic Koh Tonsai, also called Rabbit Island. Spend the morning at leisure exploring the island and relaxing on the island’s beautiful tropical beach. A seafood barbecue lunch will be prepared for you on the island. Mid-afternoon, return to Kep and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kep.


DAY 9 - KEP - PHNOM PENH (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel, This morning, your guide will take you on a tour to Kep’s heritage and to the countryside which is particularly picturesque in this region. You get to see the 1960s villas and the royal residence which are reminders of Kep’s heyday as a high society seaside retreat that was abandoned during the Khmer Rouge time. Explore typical local villages on the way to Kampong Trach which is set amidst beautiful limestone rock formations. Kampong Trach’s caves are housing small Buddhist shrines dating back centuries. You can also find a swimming cave nearby. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant. Make a stop at a pepper plantation for which the nearby town of Kampot has a worldwide reputation before a brief stop at Phnom Voar, one of the last strongholds of the Khmer Rouge.
Continue your journey to Phnom Penh to arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

 KEP-PHNOM PENH

DAY 10 - PHNOM PENH (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel, In the morning, discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in the course of a half-day cooking class at Frizz restaurant. The course begins with a guided trip to the market where you will learn about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients and their uses in Khmer Cuisine. Return to the school where you will be shown how to prepare these delicious dishes. The hands-on experience is a great way to learn about the cuisine. At the end of your course, indulge in a lunch of your own prepared meals.This afternoon, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation and a fun way to explore this lively city. First, visit Wat Phnom, which is situated near the northern boundary of the city. The site contains some good examples of Khmer architecture and statues. Continue along the lively riverfront to the Royal Palace. This palace dates back to 1866 and houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 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.
Your next stop is the National Museum, built in traditional Khmer style. It houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Over 5,000 pieces are on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom's cultural wealth. In addition, the roof space is home to a large bat colony!
Then continue to visit Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the city.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.


DAY 11 - PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, Enjoy some time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Fare: Based on request
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Inclusive of:

•         Hotel twin/triple sharing with daily breakfast
•         Transfer with private air-conditioned vehicle as itinerary 
•         English speaking tour guide
•         Full board standard meals as per itinerary (B= Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner / Brunch)
•         Drinking water everyday (2 bottles per pax per day)
•         All entrance fees,  excursions as per itinerary
•         Private boat onto Tonle Sap

Exclusive of:

•         International / Domestic flights
•         Visa fees (Philippines/ Indonesian / Malaysian no need visa to Vietnam & Cambodia)
•         Tipping to local guide & driver 
•         Personal expenses (Drink, Porter, laundry, phone calls,..)
•         Travel Insurance
•         Others not mentioned nor specified above
•         Surcharge for Christmas & New Year or National Holidays

Child Policy (Under 12 years old)

+ Charge 50% of adult  price for sharing room with parents without extra bed.
+ Charge 75% of adult  price for sharing room with parents with extra bed.
+ Charge 100% of Adult price for TWN sharing room

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