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Day 01 Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02 Angkor Discovery
Day 03 Tonle Sap visit and City tour
Day 04 Depart Siem Reap for Phnom Penh and half-day city tour
Day 05 Half-day city tour and depart for Kep, famed for its spectacular sunsets and splendid seafood
Day 06 Visit Rabbit Island
Day 07 Enjoy the beach before returning to Phnom Penh
Day 08 Shopping for souvenirs before Phnom Penh departure

DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, our guide will greet and transfer to our hotel for check-in. On the way, we make a stop at The House of Peace Association where we explore the creation of leather Sbei Tuoi (Shadow Puppets), a traditional Khmer art form, and buy the figures as a memorable souvenir.
Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Les Chantier Ecoles, a school specializing in teaching wood- and stone-carving techniques to impoverished youngsters. On this premises there is a beautiful shop called Artisans d’Angkor which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. Continue to Psar Chas (Old Market) where a range of artifacts and tourist junk are sold and then walk along the Pub Street till Night Market.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(L, D)

DAY 02 ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Lunch at a local restaurant. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 03 TONLE SAP-SIEM REAP CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the jetty of Tonle Sap (Lake Sap), the largest lake in the Southeast Asia and then board a boat to explore the lives of habitats. Then, return to Siem Reap. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue our visit to Cambodian Cultural village, a miniature village where 12 unique villages and characteristics of 19 races are representing. Enjoy the traditional Apsara dance and performances by Cambodian hill tribes or acrobats and witness a traditional Cambodian marriage ceremony. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 04 SIEM REAP-PHNOM PENH en route
After breakfast, we will depart Siem Reap for our next destination to Phnom Penh. On the way, we will make a stop to take a photo of the ancient bridge at Kompong Kdei, the longest corbelled stone-arch bridge in the world, with more than twenty narrow arches spanning 285 ft (87m) and one of the few Khmer empire era bridges to have survived to the modern day. Then, continue our trip and we will find Khmer traditional houses along the way and the fruit vendors at the side of the road. Lunch at a local restaurant. We will have a stop at Skun village located 75km north of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh and famous for its ‘Fried Spiders’ by tourists. When our coach stops there, take a careful look at the eight-legged goodies the food sellers are offering. It’s also famous for its pineapple by locals. On arrival in Phnom Penh, we will transfer to our hotel and after fresh up, we will have an orientation drive around the city included Buddhist Institute, Independent Monument, Train station, Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Post Office. Then, we will visit Wat Ounalom, the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism founded in 1443. It comprises 44 structures and we will find a marble of Burmese origin and a stupa containing an eyebrow hair of Buddha with an inscription in Pali. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B, L, D)

DAY 05 PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR-KEP
After breakfast, we begin our tour with the Royal Palace with its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding. It dominates the diminutive skyline of the capital and is a striking structure near the riverfront. Hidden away behind protective walls and beneath shadows of soaring ceremonial buildings, it’s an oasis of calm with lush gardens and leafy havens. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive compound are closed to the public. Then, in the same compound, visit Silver pagoda named in honour of the floor which is covered with more than 5000 silver tiles weighing 1kg each and its surrounding compound. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) where lives about 17,000 men, women, children and infants were eliminated during 1975-78. We will find 43 of the 129 communal graves and the clear glass panels of the Memorial Stupa filled with more than 8,000 skulls. After that, we will depart Phnom Penh to Kampot province for Kep, a seaside resort. After two and half hour drive, we will reach Kep beach and enjoy the beach when setting the sun. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Kep.(B, L, D)

DAY 06 KEP-KOH TONSAY (RABBIT ISLAND)-KEP
After breakfast, we will board a local boat for Rabbit Island excursion. Koh Tonsay is located about 4.5 km southeast of Kep and 25min boat ride to reach that island. We will enjoy swimming at this white sand beach. Picnic lunch will be served. In the afternoon, we will cruise back to Kep and go ahead to Phnom Sar Sear (Mt. Sar Sear) located 14km of Kep city, a gaudily painted modern temple and several natural caves. On arrival at the foot of the hill, step lead left up to Rung Damrey Saa (White Elephant Cave) where the two Buddha statues are situated and from the colorful temple, step angle up to the right up to the Bat Cave. Then, we will go up to the summit of the mountain with 40m high and enjoy the panoramic view of the country side and its surroundings. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Kep.(B, L, D)

DAY 07 KEP-PHNOM PENH
After breakfast, free at leisure and enjoy the beach. Then, we will enjoy the motordop ride around the small town and then drive to the Crab Market. Lunch with fresh crab at the Crab Market. In the afternoon, we will return to Phnom Penh and transfer to the hotel. After fresh up at the hotel, we will transfer to the bank of the Mekong River for a short stroll like locals. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B, L, D)

DAY 08 PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we will go ahead to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (known as the Russian Market), the best place in town for souvenir and clothes shopping. It has a large range of handicrafts and antiquities including miniature Buddhas, woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silks, silver jewelry and musical instruments. Continue our shopping to Psar Thmei (Central Market), a landmark building in the capital. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world and it has four wings filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, dodgy watches, clothing and other such items. And also look around Sorya shopping center, a famous shopping center among locals. Then, we will transfer to the Phnom Penh International airport for our outward flight.(B)

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Travel Outline
Day 01 Phnom Penh Arrival
Day 02 Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 03 Phnom Penh-Kampong Cham
Day 04 Kampong Cham-Kampong Thom-Siem Reap
Day 05 Angkor Tour
Day 06 Angkor Tour
Day 07 Tonle Sap and city tour
Day 08 Siem Reap Departure

DAY 01 PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, our guide will welcome and transfer to our hotel. Then, we will have an orientation drive around the city and stroll along the river side. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 02 PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
After breakfast, our tour will begin with the Royal Palace with its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding. It dominates the diminutive skyline of the capital and is a striking structure near the riverfront. Hidden away behind protective walls and beneath shadows of soaring ceremonial buildings, it’s an oasis of calm with lush gardens and leafy havens. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive compound are closed to the public. Then, in the same compound, visit Silver pagoda named in honour of the floor which is covered with more than 5000 silver tiles weighing 1kg each and its surrounding compound. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum located just north of the Royal Palace and housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design with an inviting courtyard garden and it is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. Continue to Psar Thmei (Central Market), a landmark building in the capital. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world and it has four wings filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, dodgy watches, clothing and other such items. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B)

DAY 03 PHNOM PENH-KAMPONG CHAM
After breakfast, we will depart Phnom Penh for Kampong Cham, a peaceful provincial capital spread along the banks of the Mekong. After an hour and half drive, we will arrive there and visit the original fusion temple, Wat Nokor. That modern Theravada Buddhist pagoda squeezed into the walls of an 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine of sandstone and laterite has incorporated with many of the older building’s archways. Later we will continue to Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (literally means ‘Men hill and Women hill’). Phnom Pros is a dull peak hill about 30m high and was used as a prison and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime. About 1,000 meters north of Phnom Pros, Phnom Srei with a sharp-pointed peak is located and we can reach that peak by climbing 308 steps and we will have a beautiful view of that province. In the afternoon, we will head to Han Chey village about 18 km east of the town on the northern part of the Mekong River. Then, we will visit Phnom Han Chey (Phnom Chey Kiri) by climbing 295 steps where we will find South Kuk temple constructed with solid brick made of red clay and built in 7th century during the reign of King Isanavarman I. From the top of the mountain, we will enjoy the panoramic view of the countryside and the Mekong River. Return to the town and wander along the riverside or enjoy pedaling along the pleasant riverbank side. Overnight in Kampong Cham.(B)

DAY 04 KAMPONG CHAM-KAMPONG THOM
After breakfast, we will make a stop at the pier for a while to observe the bustling morning river scene and depart for Kampong Thom province. After a 3-hour drive, we will arrive in Kampong Thom town, a commercial center located midway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Then, we will head to Sambo Preykuk Temples. Sambo Preykuk is a cultural and historical site situated in Sambo village about 25km northeast of Kampong Thom town. Originally named Isanapura, it was built in the 7th century and a religious center for the worship of Shiva Brahmanism. Built with solid brick, laterite and sandstone and decorated by bas-reliefs, Sambo Preykuk is survived in the jungle, well off the tourist sites and free from crowds. Enjoy a succulent meal prepared by the local community at the temples. In the afternoon, we will continue to a community-run shop which preserves the Khmer traditional crafts made of bamboo and rattan before we depart for Siem Reap. On the way, we will make a stop for the ancient bridge at Kompong Kdei, the longest corbelled stone-arch bridge, with more than twenty narrow arches spanning 285 ft (87m) and one of the few Khmer empire era bridges to have survived to the modern day. On arrival in Siem Reap, we will transfer to the hotel and enjoy your stay in Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L)

DAY 05 ANGKOR TOUR
After breakfast, our visit begins with the elegant temple of Banteay Srei built by a Brahman in the 10th century and dedicated to Shiva. The famous pink sandstone structure bears a series of the beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Continue our visit to Banteay Samre (Samre refers to an ethic group of mountain people whose primary job was to guard the temple.). This temple was built in the middle of the 12th century by King Suryavarman II and its unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving. Then we visit Ta Prohm temple built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII, dedicating to his mother. Shrouded in jungle, Fig, bayan and kapok trees spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces apart, Ta Prohm temple is ethereal in aspect and conjures up a romantic aura. In the afternoon, we will head to the temple of Preah Khan Temple (literally means the sacred sword) covered 56 hectares served as the nucleus of a group, one of the largest complexes at Angkor. That genuine fusion temple is amazed by its vaulted corridors, fine carvings and lichen-clad stonework. This temple was built in the second half of the 12th century in AD 1191 by King Jayavarman VII and was dedicated to 515 divinities and during the course of a year 18 major festivals took place here. Then, we will visit Neak Pean Temple (Temple of the coiled nagas), the Buddhist temple with a central pool, a replica of Lake Anavatapta in the Himalayas, situated at the top of the universe gives birth to the four great rivers of the earth. In the middle of that pool, a circular ‘island’ encircled by the two nagas intertwined tails give the temple its name. Probably Neak Pean was consecrated to the Buddha coming to the glory of enlightenment. Next stop is at Ta Som temple located east of Neak Pean and its significant feature is the growth of a huge ficus tree on the east gopura which provides a dramatic example of nature and art entwined. Today visit will be concluded at Pre Rup temple built by Rajendravarman II and consisted of a pyramid-shaped temple-mountain with the uppermost of the three tiers carrying five lotus towers and enjoy the magnificent view over the surrounding paddy fields of the Eastern Baray when the sun setting.
Overnight in Siem Reap.(B)

DAY 06 ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B)

DAY 07 TONLE SAP-SIEM REAP

After breakfast, today we will visit to Kampong Pluk, a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain about 16km southeast of Siem Reap. We will be transferred to the pier of Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and take an hour and 15-minute boat trip to these villages about 3,000 inhabitants and surrounded by flooded mangrove forest. It is also home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life. Return to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, we will head to Les Chantier Ecoles, a school specializing in teaching wood- and stone-carving techniques to impoverished youngsters. On this premises there is a beautiful shop called Artisans d’Angkor which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. Continue to Psar Chas (Old Market) where a range of artifacts and tourist junk are sold and then walk along the Pub Street till Night Market. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B)

DAY 08 SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
After breakfast, free at leisure on our own and enjoy your stay in Siem Reap before transferring to the international airport for our departure flight.(B)

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Travel Outline
Day 01 Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02 Angkor Complex
Day 03 Embark on Toum Tiou
Day 04 Cruise to Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Tralach
Day 05 Cruise to Koh Chen and visit Oudong. Arrive in Phnom Penh
Day 06 Phnom Penh city tour
Day 07 Phnom Penh Departure

DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, our guide will greet and transfer to our hotel for check-in. On the way, we make a stop at The House of Peace Association where we explore the creation of leather Sbei Tuoi (Shadow Puppets), a traditional Khmer art form, and buy the figures as a memorable souvenir.
Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Les Chantier Ecoles, a school specializing in teaching wood- and stone-carving techniques to impoverished youngsters. On this premises there is a beautiful shop called Artisans d’Angkor which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. Continue to Psar Chas (Old Market) where a range of artifacts and tourist junk are sold and then walk along the Pub Street till Night Market.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(L, D)

DAY 02 ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Lunch at a local restaurant. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP-EMBARK TOUM TIOU CRUISE-CHNOK TROU
After breakfast, free at leisure on our own before transferring to the pier of Siem Reap. Then, board on a local boat to the Toum Tiou II cruise. The local boat will transfer to the cruise at 1230 and embark on Toum Tiou II. Enjoy our lunch on board. Relax our day on cruise and about 1900 the cruise will moor at the floating village of Chnok Trou located 20km away from Kampong Chhnang. Majority of the villagers are Vietnamese due to the third generation of migration. Welcome Dinner will be served on board. Overnight on Cruise.(B, L, D)

DAY 04 KAMPONG CHNANG-KAMPONG TRALACH
After breakfast, local boats will pick us up for the floating village, a completely sufficient village with schools, church, pagoda, grocery stores, repaired shops, restaurants, police station and so forth. After exploring the lifestyle of that village, we will re-embark on our cruise. Lunch on board. Continue our voyage to Kampong Chhnang. On arrival in Kampong Chhnang, we will visit the village and its surrounding. Kampong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap and fish farming is also widely practiced in this area. Pottery making and the products from Thnot trees such as caramel-colored sugar cakes and palm wine are also famous here. Return to our cruise and leave for Kampong Tralach. Dinner on board. Moor at a village near Kampong Tralach.(B, L, D)

DAY 05 KAMPONG TRALACH-KOH CHEN/OUDONG-PHNOM PENH
After breakfast, we will visit the wonderful Vihara of Kampong Tralach by passing Kampong Tralach Krom village and some emerald paddy fields. That Vihara is belonged to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. Standing in the middle of the rice fields, that modest pagoda receives very few visitors. Return to our cruise. Lunch on board. Cruising to Koh Chen village, we will enjoy the scenery along the small river. On arrival at Koh Chen, we will explore the lives as their earnings are especially on silversmith and coppersmith and making the ornamental items for the traditional ceremonies at the pagoda and the wedding ceremonies. Continue our visit to Oudong Pagoda located on the hill and we will also find the ruins of Anthareu temple on top. Return to our cruise and continue our voyage to Phnom Penh. About 1800, we will arrive in Phnom Penh and disembark. We will be transferred to our hotel and enjoy our day in Phnom Penh, the capital. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B, L, D)
 
DAY 06 PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we will begin our visit to the Royal Palace with its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding. It dominates the diminutive skyline of the capital and is a striking structure near the riverfront. Hidden away behind protective walls and beneath shadows of soaring ceremonial buildings, it’s an oasis of calm with lush gardens and leafy havens. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive compound are closed to the public. Then, in the same compound, visit Silver pagoda named in honour of the floor which is covered with more than 5000 silver tiles weighing 1kg each and its surrounding compound. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum located just north of the Royal Palace and housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design with an inviting courtyard garden and it is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. Continue to Psar Thmei (Central Market), a landmark building in the capital. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world and it has four wings filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, dodgy watches, clothing and other such items. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B, L, D)

DAY 07 PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we have a glance city drive and make a stop at some remarkable sights to take memorable photos. Continue to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (known as the Russian Market), the best place in town for souvenir and clothes shopping. It has a large range of handicrafts and antiquities including miniature Buddhas, woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silks, silver jewelry and musical instruments. After that, we will transfer to the airport for our outward flight.(B)
 
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Tour Outline
Day 01 Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02 Angkor Complex
Day 03 Phnom Kulen and Angkor
Day 04 Phnom Krom and Siem Reap Departure

DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, our guide will greet and transfer to our hotel for check-in. On the way, we make a stop at The House of Peace Association where we explore the creation of leather Sbei Tuoi (Shadow Puppets), a traditional Khmer art form, and buy the figures as a memorable souvenir.
Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Les Chantier Ecoles, a school specializing in teaching wood- and stone-carving techniques to impoverished youngsters. On this premises there is a beautiful shop called Artisans d’Angkor which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. Continue to Psar Chas (Old Market) where a range of artifacts and tourist junk are sold and then walk along the Pub Street till Night Market. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(L, D)

DAY 02 ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Lunch at a local restaurant. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 03 PHNOM KULEN-ANGKOR
After breakfast, we visit Phnom Kulen, a huge plateau around 50km from Siem Reap and the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. It played a significant role in the history of the Khmer empire since AD 802. At the summit of the mountain, Wat Preah Ang Thom houses a large reclining Buddha carved into the sandstone boulder below. We also visit a nearby large waterfall before heading to the elegant temple of Banteay Srei built by a Brahman in the 10th century and dedicated to Shiva. The famous pink sandstone structure bears a series of the beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we continue to a jungle-clad Ta Prohm. This temple was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother. Ta Prohm has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archaeologists to demonstrate the awesome power of nature. It has been largely consumed by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself. We continue to visit Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddhist monastery from the latter part of the 12th centaury surrounded by four concentric walls. Each of its four entrances is decorated with garudas and east of it is an earlier basin, Sra Srang (Pool of Ablutions) measuring 800m by 400m. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)
 
DAY 04 PHNOM KROM-SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
After having an early breakfast, we head to Phnom Krom (a small mountain) located 12km south of Siem Reap and visit the temple of Phnom Krom. Then enjoy the magnificent scenery overlooking Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. After that, transfer to the international airport for our departure flight.(B)

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Travel Outline
Day 01 Siem Reap Arrival with an orientation of Angkor with motodop and balloon ride
Day 02 Morning local exploration and Angkor observation
Day 03 Taste of locals with activities in the morning and free exploration
Day 04 Siem Reap Departure

DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, our guide will welcome and transfer to our hotel for check-in. After fresh up at the hotel, we will take a motodop ride to Angkor site and have an experience with an open air tuk tuk ride. Then, have a tethered helium balloon ride up to 200-meter for an amazing aerial view of Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, West Baray and other ruins among the surrounding jungles and paddy fields. Buffet Dinner at Kulen II Restaurant with Apsara Show. Then, we will stroll along the Pub Street and visit Night Market before we will return to our hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.(D)

DAY 02 LOCAL EXPLORATION AND ANGKOR OBSERVATION
After breakfast, we will be transferred to one of the local monasteries for having a monk blessing before our visit to the school where the children will give you their sincere smile and we will find the way they learn their lessons. Then, we will do our good deeds by providing them some school stationery. (Schools will be closed on Public holidays) Continue our visit to observe the wonder of Angkor. Our visit begins with a magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. After that, we will take an elephant ride to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. Later, we will take photos at the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 03 TASTE OF LOCALS WITH ACTIVITIES AND CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we will go ahead to Phum Krorsang Roleung village, a small rural settlement near the lake. There, we will have an ox-cart ride and take a boat in the lotus lake. Enjoy fishing and visiting fish farm. After that, we will meet with a farmer and have a chat to explore their lives. Enjoy our picnic lunch there. In the afternoon, we will continue our visit to Cambodian Cultural village, a miniature village where 12 unique villages and characteristics of 19 races are representing. Enjoy the traditional Apsara dance and performances by Cambodian hill tribes or acrobats and witness a traditional Cambodian marriage ceremony. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 04 SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
After breakfast, free at leisure on our own and enjoy your stay in Siem Reap before transferring to the international airport for our outward flight.(B)

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 TRAVEL OUTLINE  
Day 01 Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02 Angkor Complex
Day 03 Tonle Sap and Siem Reap Departure





DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, our guide will welcome and transfer to our hotel for check-in. After fresh up at the hotel, we will take a motodop ride to Angkor site and have an experience with an open air tuk tuk ride. We will visit the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat built in the early 12th century during the reign of King Suryavarman II (AD 1113-1150) and represents an early model of the cosmic world. Return to the city and then, we will stroll along the Pub Street and visit Night Market before we will return to our hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 02 ANGKOR COMPLEX(B)
After breakfast, our visit will begin with Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddhist monastery surrounded by four concentric walls. Its outer wall measure 500m by 700m. East of Banteay Kdei is an earlier basin, Sra Srang (Pool of Ablutions) with an elegant lading terrace of superb proportion and scale. Then we visit Ta Prohm temple built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII, dedicating to his mother. Shrouded in jungle, Fig, bayan and kapok trees spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces apart, Ta Prohm temple is ethereal in aspect and conjures up a romantic aura. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 03 TONLE SAP-SIEM REAP DEPARTURE(B)
After breakfast, today we will visit to Kmpong Pluk, a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain about 16km southeast of Siem Reap. We will be transferred to the pier of Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and take an hour and 15-minute boat trip to these villages about 3,000 inhabitants and surrounded by flooded mangrove forest. It is also home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life. Return to the town and transfer to the international airport for our outward flight.
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RATES AND CONDITIONS
ACCOMMODATION
CITY HOTEL TYPE OF ROOM HOTEL CATEGORY
SIEM REAP SOMADEVI ANGKOR HOTEL AND SPA or similar SUPERIOR 4* category
SIEM REAP APSARA HOLIDAY HOTEL or similar ROH 3* category







RATES PRICING - US Dollars per person
HOTEL CATEGORY 02 Pax 03-05 Pax 06-09 Pax 10-14 Pax 15-19 Pax 20 Pax and above SGL Supplement
4*              
3*              

INCLUDING:
  • 02-night accommodation on double/twin room basis with daily breakfast
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Boat trip for Kompong Pluk excursion
  • Snow Towers and drinking water during excursions
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Welcome Gifts
EXCLUDING:
  • International flight to and from
  • Meals mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Cambodia Visa Fees
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • Any other items not mentioned
Tour Outline      

Day 01    Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02    Angkor Complex
Day 03    Phnom Krom and depart to Phnom Penh
Day 04    Phnom Penh
Day 05    Phnom Penh Departure
  
DAY 01 SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, our guide will greet and transfer to our hotel for check-in. On the way, we make a stop at The House of Peace Association where we explore the creation of leather Sbei Tuoi (Shadow Puppets), a traditional Khmer art form, and buy the figures as a memorable souvenir.
Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Les Chantier Ecoles, a school specializing in teaching wood- and stone-carving techniques to impoverished youngsters. On this premises there is a beautiful shop called Artisans d’Angkor which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. Continue to Psar Chas (Old Market) where a range of artifacts and tourist junk are sold and then walk along the Pub Street till Night Market.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(L, D)

DAY 02    ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Lunch at a local restaurant. We visit the sites of Angkor Thom. This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century. It was destroyed when the Chams from Vietnam rose up against the Khmers and invaded, sacking the city, and was subsequently renovated by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Its vast walls, some 6m wide, 8m high and 13km in length contain many monuments. We begin by visiting the South Gate, flanked by demons and gods engaged in a tug of war to obtain the elixir of immortality. We continue to the Bayon, a temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII. It is situated in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Avalokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII. We also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimean Akas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B, L, D)

DAY 03    PHNOM KROM-SIEM REAP-PHNOM PENH
After having an early breakfast, we head to Phnom Krom (a small mountain) located 12km south of Siem Reap and visit the temple of Phnom Krom. Then enjoy the magnificent scenery overlooking Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. After that, transfer to the Express Bus Station for our next destination to Phnom Penh. It will take about 06 hours to get Phnom Penh. Lunch at a local restaurant. On arrival in Phnom Penh, check in to our hotel and after refreshment, we dine out.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B, L, D)

DAY 04    PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our tour to the Royal Palace with its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding. It dominates the diminutive skyline of the capital and is a striking structure near the riverfront. Hidden away behind protective walls and beneath shadows of soaring ceremonial buildings, it’s an oasis of calm with lush gardens and leafy havens. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive compound are closed to the public. Then, in the same compound, visit Silver pagoda named in honour of the floor which is covered with more than 5000 silver tiles weighing 1kg each and its surrounding compound. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum located just north of the Royal Palace and housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design with an inviting courtyard garden and it is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. Continue to Psar Thmei (Central Market), a landmark building in the capital. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world and it has four wings filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, dodgy watches, clothing and other such items. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.(B, L, D)

DAY 05    PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we have a glance city drive and make a stop at some remarkable sights to take a memorable photos. Continue to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (known as the Russian Market), the best place in town for souvenir and clothes shopping. It has a large range of handicrafts and antiquities including miniature Buddhas, woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silks, silver jewelry and musical instruments. After that, we will transfer to the airport for our outward flight.(B)

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Travel Outline
Day 01 Depart Siem Reap for Koh Ker Temples
Day 02 Return to Siem Reap with a visit at Beung Mealea

DAY 01 SIEM REAP-KOH KER TEMPLES
Today we will explore Koh Ker Temples located in Srayong Cheung village of Preah Vihear Province and 130km away from the north of Siem Reap and it will take  about 02-hour drive to get there. The Koh Ker complex is on the Chhork Koki highland and built by King Jayavaraman IV (AD 928-942). The Koh Ker temple (Prasat  Thom) is 35m high with a seven-stepped stupa and faces west toward Angkor city. This temple was built to worship Treypuvanesvara, the god of happiness. All  together 96 temples have been found in the Koh Ker Complex, but many of them are no longer standing and some are buried in the ground. On arrival at Koh Ker  complex, we will begin our visit to Prasat Krahom (Red Temple), the second largest structure where we will see the stone archways and galleries, the impressive  stone carvings, a naga-flanked causeway and a series of sanctuaries, libraries and gates. Continue our exploration to the principal monument, Prasat Thom, a 55m  wide and 35m high sandstone-faced pyramid. At the top of the temple, there are large statues of garudas supporting Shiva Lingam Treypuvanesvara. Lunch will be  served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue our observation in this site such as Damrei Sar temple covered with trees, Chen temple (a tree-peak t  temple made of laterite and sandstone), 20m square-sized Preng Well surrounded by stone and more. We will be transferred to our guesthouse. Dinner at a local  restaurant. Overnight near Koh Ker Complex.(L, D)

DAY 02 KOH KER TEMPLES-BEUNG MEALEA-SIEM REAP
After breakfast at a local restaurant, we will do more sightseeing in the Koh Ker complex before our return to Siem Reap. On the way back, we will make a stop at  Beung Mealea lies at the foot of Phnom Kulen’s eastern extreme. It is one of the most mysterious temples at Angkor and is enclosed by a massive moat measuring  1.2km by 900m. The temple used to be utterly consumed by jungle, but it is a special place and worth taking the time to explore it thoroughly. Optional visit to Harmony  Farm, a small orphanage run by local. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will return to Siem Reap and be transferred to our hotel. Enjoy  our stay in Siem Reap.(B, L)
 
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