Charms of Cambodia 12 Days

posted Aug 4, 2014, 2:35 AM by Wisata DongTravel   [ updated May 14, 2015, 8:19 PM by Vietnam Travel Tour ]
ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival - Phnom Penh
On arrival at Phnom Penh Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Remained time of the day is free and leisure to recover from the long jet leg. O/N in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh – City tours (B/L)
Discovery Phnom Penh City: Visit Wat Phnom Temple, a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Continue to the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. The Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, continue your visit to the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, where large numbers of people were killed and buried in mass graves. Not much to see these days but the ground with large holes and accommodative stupa filed with the skulls of the victims. O/N in Phnom Penh


Day 3: Phnom Penh – Takeo - Kep (B/L)
We depart for the former golden city of Cambodia, Funan Kingdom. Our we first stop will be at Tonle Bati and visit Ta Prohm Temple (12th-13th centuries) and Yeay Peau Temple (12th century). Visit the Prasat Neang Khmao, the temple of the Black Virgin (10th century). Continue to Takeo town for taking a boat to visit Phnom Da, a pre-Angkorian Laterite tower (6th century) and Asram Maharoseil (6th century), an Indian-style sandstone temple constructed in a style unlike any other temples in Cambodia. Enjoy lunch at family house with fresh lobster that catch from the river, only this era that have real authentic tasty lobster. Return to Takeo town and get on the car drive to Kep, the small & lovely along coastal area at the southern of Cambodia. O/N in Kep

FULL-DAY-IN-PHNOMPENH

Day 4: Kep – Kampot - Sihanoukville (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
Take a boat to visit Koh Tonsay Island, enjoy sandy beach with clear water. Afternoon, check out from hotel and drive 125 km to Sihanoukville, the main International season port of Cambodia with nice sandy beach and clear water. En route, visit salt farm & pepper plantation at Kampot before drive direct to Sihanoukville. The lovely beaches of Sihanoukville are some of the most unspoiled in all of Southeast Asia although the fast growing of tourism. There are some 10 km of beach along the mainland and dozens of small islands a short boat ride away, which make for a perfect tropical gateway, with facilities for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. O/N in Sihanoukville 

Day 5: Explore Sihanoukville (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
We take a short guided tour to catch a glimpse of the city including Sihanooukville Port & Psa Leur Market. Spend the remainder of the day on the turquoise water or lazing on a beach. O/N in Sihanoukville 
The lovely beaches of Sihanouk Ville are some of the most unspoiled in all of Southeast Asia although the fast growing of tourism. There are some 10 km of beach along the mainland and dozens of small islands just a short boat ride away, which make for a perfect tropical gateway, with facilities for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. We take a short guided tour to catch a glimpse of the city and spend the remainder of the day on the turquoise water or lazing on a beach.


Day 6: Sihanoukville – Battambang (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
Departure to Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia, Battambang is on both the highway and railroad linking Phnom Penh with Thailand.  Apart from the scenic countryside, Battambang has a lively market place and many Angkorian and post Angkorian sites, some of which are Wat Ek and Wat Toul Bassaet. The journey will take about 7 – 8 hrs drives via Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang & Pursat province. Lunch will serve on the way before arrival and check in at hotel, O/N in Battambang

Day 7: Battambang – Discovery (B/L)
Discover Battambang, the largest and charming city where you can see the colonial style houses along the Sangke River. Visit the Archeological Provincial Museum before departure to visit Ek Phnom temple in the 11st century. On the way back, you can visit the Traditional Cambodian Houses and the artisan factory of rice flaky cake. Road to the south along the Sangke River to discover Prasat Banon temple stand up on the hill, super panoramic view and then we drive out to take fun by riding bamboo train to discover beautiful country side and sunset view. O/N in Battambang

Battambang – Discovery

Day 8: Battambang – Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Today either take a slow boat or by a private car to Siem Reap without guide. It will take 5 - 6 hrs by slow boat or 2.30 hrs by car. Upon arrival Siem Reap, meet your local tour guide in Siem Reap and transfer to hotel for check in. Remained time of the day is free on your own leisure at hotel. O/N in Siem Reap 

Day 9:  Siem Reap – Small & Grand Circuit (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
Start your temple visit to the temple of Ta Prohm, with enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers embracing themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature is an incredible sight. We explore this masterpiece as well as its surrounding temples such as Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevado. Then the grand circuit which includes Preah Khan, the Kravan, NeakPean, KrolKo, Ta Som, East Mebon, Pre Rup temples are also visited. O/N in Siem Reap


Day 10:  Siem Reap – Angkor Complex (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century); See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex, cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond Sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat. O/N in Siem Reap 

Siem-Reap-Angkor-Complex

Day 11: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei– Kampong Phluk (B/L)
Heading out of the town, we drive on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. On the way, we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre temple, adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. We continue to the Kampong Phluk. This amazing floating village is built on 8 to 10 m high stilts and it is also one of natural tourisms and a mangroves for hundreds species of fresh water fishes and birds and decorated with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. We embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, habitat of many bird species it will bring you to Kampong Phluk. We visit an island pagoda, a school and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families then return to hotel. O/N in Siem Reap. 


Day 12: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
There is free time for your own exploration of the town and strolling around the shopping area.  The tour ends after transferring out to Siem Reap Airport for departure.

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

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