Highlights of Cambodia

5 DAY(S) Classic Tours

Phnom Penh - Angkor Complex - Tonle Sap Lake - Floating Village - Siem Reap

A trip through Cambodia that brings you through prominent historical, cultural sites, relax at the tranquil Tonle Sap lake.

Highlights

  • Experience nature running riot at the mysterious ruin of Ta Prohm temple 
  • Visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style royal palace complex
  • Get an experience of daily life on Tonle Sap Lake of local people 
  • Getting lost in the dreamy ruins of renowned Angkor Wat and surrounding temples
  • Exploring Siem Reap's temples and enjoying a memorable hilltop sunset

 

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 – Day 2
    Visiting the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Toul Sleng.
  • Day 3 – Day 5
    Visiting the Angkor Complex and enjoying night life in Siem Reap

Inclusion

  • 04 nights accommodation with twins share
  • Meals mentioned in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner).
  • Air-conditioned transfers.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Boat trip as mentioned in program
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottles of drinking water every day

Exclusion

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional tours.

Welcome to Phnom Penh - the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial styles with French villas and large tree-line sidewalk. After the short rest you will visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style royal palace complex build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver pagoda (the emerald Buddha temple), where contain plenty of Buddha Statues decorated and made by gold, diamond, gemstone and silver. We will stop at Independence monument and explore the National museum, a beautiful Khmer architecture building contains more than 5000 art antiques made by bronze, wood, gold, silver, copper, sandstone and others. We pass through the river-front park where 4 rivers met at a junction include mystical Mekong. Walk up to sacred hill Phnom Daun Penh - also the name of a pagoda and name of the capital nowadays. Enjoy the night time and overnight in Phnom Penh

In the morning we visit Tuol Sleng prison now is Genocide Museum, the most secret part of the Khmer Rouge regime. It’s also called S-21 (abbreviated for Security Office 21), a Khmer Rouge's premier security camp, specifically designed for the interrogation and extermination of anti Angkor elements. We continue to Choeung Ek museum, where between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants detained and tortured at S-21 were transported for the extermination. Leave the relics of the bad history of Cambodia we will go shopping around Russian market, enjoy the bustling daily activities of the locals. We will take a cruise to see the sunset on the Mekong and Tonle Sap river in the “Four Arms” section where the Mekong meets the Tonle Sap river before splitting into two branches. Dinner and overnight in Phnompenh.

We take the morning flight to Siem Reap. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the first day in Siemreap with Angkor, the UNESCO World Heritage. We visit sacred Ta Prohm famous by choosing for major activities of Tomb Raider acted by Celebrity Angelina Jolie.  We continue to Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures, Srah Srang - “The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing and Banteay Srei, a temple with remarkable preservation of excellent carving art. We will discover at Banteay Samre, a rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated by carvings and bas-reliefs. We stop at one of oldest pagoda - Wat Bo and local mark before having dinner with Apsara, the traditional Khmer dance - drama performance, which are not merely dance but also telling a story.

We continue exploring the Angkor by an easy biking on the roads-less-traveled. Ride along the jungle on well-paved trails, passing through local villages, you will reach Angkor Wat, highlighted by the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, carved on the walls and tell the stories of Hindu legends. We will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples including: The ancient capital of Angkor Thom, the South Gate, Bayon Temple - unique with its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces, Baphuon temple, north of Bayon represented of holy Mount Meru the residence of the gods in Hindu tradition. We will go around The Royal land, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. We will return to Siemreap downtown for dinner, enjoy 1-hour foot massage and have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market. Overnight in Siemreap.

Today we get up early to enjoy sunrise over ancient land of Angkor area. Return to hotel for breakfast before taking boat trip to explore Tonle Sap, the biggest fresh-water lake in South East Asia. Enjoy the bustling life of local people in floating villages with floating schools, floating restaurants, and even floating hospitals. We will visit Puok, the real and original place of the Artisans d’Angkor silk, where you will see the full process of silk producing, from the silk worms munch on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which used to make silk warp. You of course will see the weaving work and purchase the high quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia souvenir. You will be transferred to Siemreap airport for your departure. End of services.

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  • Interesting Albert and Guarnori

Interesting

This is a must visit coz it shows the genius minds of men. Just like the Great Wall of china or terra-cotta warriors.... just seeing the unlimited imagination of men. 37 usd per pax just for entrance fees isn’t all that cheap but understand they are restoring the site. Guide additional price. Kids below 12 is free. Ticketing is at another site. Sunrise tour is worth it but we couldn’t do it due to weather

Excellent

5

  • History can be grim Sood Family

History can be grim

Right in the Centre of town is this must see site & goes hand in hand with a visit to the Killing Fields, The Genocide Centre The audio tour is a must for this to work, it is well paced & very informative. The stories are grim & the exhibits eerie but that is the reality of what happened not so long ago. It is thought provoking a makes you appreciate so much of what we take for granted. Just to be imprisoned, brutally tortured & killed for being a teacher, Doctor, wearing glasses or having soft hands is madness but it was the reality here between 1975-1979.

Excellent

5

  • Wonderful Bailey

Wonderful

Short tuktuk ride from downtown Siem Reap. Tickets $37USD purchased off site and then 15 min ride to the Wat. Ticket for the day is good for three temples - Angkor Wat, Banyon and Ta Phrom. Cross pontoon bridge and enter a 12th century world amongst pushy Koreans and Chinese folk. The grounds were well maintained and clean. The historical discovery is amazing. The climb to the top levels can be, let’s say thrilling! Cannot say more other than one must experience.

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  • Private trip with a boat to ourselves. Stevenson

Private trip with a boat to ourselves.

We were driven out to the lake from Siem Reap. Interesting to see life along the banks and the fish market. Then we arrived at the floating village. These houses float and move to deeper water as and when they need to. Stopped at a floating shop/restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip as we like to see how people live - more than temples and ruins actually!

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  • Stunning! Khor Swee

Stunning!

Beautiful buildings and grounds. Well worth a visit. The diamond encrusted Buddha and silver floor are exceptional. Take your time and enjoy. Got some great photos.

Excellent

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  • Unreal Daniel Bỉei

Unreal

How often do you stand out in the open for an our in heavy rain JUST to get a PICTURE? Well we did... We had seen all the lovely sunrise pictures unfortunately we did not have the best sunrise nevertheless we did not come back dissapointet. It was an unreal experience that I will put on pair with ha long bay but again I do like taking pictures and hear about history so for me it was perfect

Excellent

5

  • Genocid Museum Horovitz Shimon and Ellen

Genocid Museum

Well organised museum with detailed audio guide in several languages. Quality description of horrible times.

Excellent

5

  • Good place for see sunset Jenny Loh

Good place for see sunset

My day trip to tonle sap and see the amazing rain forest there was so great. The floating village there was great that to see how people spending their life living on the water. The best part was sunset. I cannot recommended any other place beside this place in my life time. Great view and good for photo shooting. Highly recommended!

Excellent

5

  • Must visit! Sonja Selweiter

Must visit!

I would say this is a must visit. 40 minutes with a guide, i would recommend it to understand the significance of everything. Beautiful buildings, grounds and sculptures.

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  • Harrowing but important Jim Olsen

Harrowing but important

Feels odd to rate this “five stars” but it was such an important visit for my friend and I. You get a good understanding of some of the history of Cambodia, and although obviously not pleasant, is well curated and explained; audio guides are provided in different languages. There is also a meditation/rest room if you feel overwhelmed. Definitely not a museum for kids.

Excellent

5

  • Great sunset Christopher Kennedy

Great sunset

Cost me $21 for the whole trip and that's it. Nothing more than except for maybe a small donation that you willingly give to the resident. It started with a long journey from the hotel to this place via a van. Then we rode a boat that toured us around the lake. In the middle of the touring, we had a chance to visit one of the houses here and interact with the local. The tour guide helped us to translate. Then we went along the lake again, for a sunset watching. At first I thought, the sunset watching would be in the boat but boy I was wrong. We reached to a floating wooden board in the middle of the large lake big enough to fit about 6-7 people. It was wonderful. No one pushes us to buy something for a donation to the villagers, no stopping by a commercialised souvenir stall, no trip to crocodile farm whatsoever, no other additional trips with another additional costs, none. It was an honest trip guided by a local. We even got a free drink each one of us. Oh did I mentioned that we had snacks too while watching the sunset, in an open space in the middle of the lake? Totally awesome

Excellent

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  • History and opulence Anand Sahu

History and opulence

Wonderful sense of history and opulence in abundance. Well worth the visit and most enjoyable. Highly recommended and just a stroll from the esplanade.

Excellent

5

  • Difficult to describe. Fritz Daniela

Difficult to describe.

First, the downside: too many tourists (yes I know I am one), too many tour buses, too many Cambodians hustling cheap gewgaws for said tourists. The upside: a magnificence difficult to appreciate, much less comprehend. Gotta be careful on the temple steps, they are narrow, steep and tricky. The sheer size of the temple complex is overwhelming.

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