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  • Cambodia In Depth Tour (11D10N)

    A fascinating journey exploring Cambodia – areas particularly rich in World Heritage Sites: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom Complex, former imperial capital of Oudong... Explore remote Angkorian temples steeped in history and explore Battambang’s countryside villages. Witness the graceful movements of Khmer dance and meditate alongside Buddhist monks.


    HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUDE

    • Explore the awesome scenery of Cambodia
    • Get an in-depth look in Cambodia and daily life of local people
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat Park , one of seven modern wonder.
    • Explore the charming beauty of Sihanoukvill - beach resort of Cambodia.

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Day 1

    Siem Reap Arrival

    Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by Cambodia Senses guide and transferred to hotel for check in. After check in and a short rest, your guide will escort you to discover the temples of Angkor. Visit the site’s three main temples: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. Enjoy this natural beauty on an ox cart ride to Roluos Pagoda, a fun way to get in touch with rural Cambodia and its friendly people. When we arrive to the pagoda, Buddhist monks will provide a private blessing ceremony, wishing health and safe journeys.

    In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner with Cambodian cuisine and folk cultural Apsara Dancing Show.

    Recommended Hotels in Siem Reap:

    - Angkor Village Resort
    - Tara Angkor Hotel
    - Frangipani Villa Hotel


    Day 2

    Siem Reap

    Today, we continue to discover some of the other main Angkor sites. First, head to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. In Angkor Thom, visiting the Terrace of the Elephants where the King welcome back his victorious army. And Terrace of the Leper King which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passage way that leads to the Baphuon complex. Return hotel for a relaxing break during the midday heat.

    Explore Siem Reap’s colorful markets in early afternoon. Then visit Artisans d’Angkor and discover how wood and stone carvings, lacquering, gilding, and silk paintings are created.

    End the day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit: Ta Prohm temple and Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century. Overnight in Siem Reap.

     Angkor Thom, Terrace of the Elephants and Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Kdei

    Recommended Siem Reap Restaurants:

    - Georges Rhumerie French Fusion Restaurant
    - Spoons Restaurant


    Day 3

    Siem Reap

    Begin the day early to catch an unforgettable sunrise at Angkor Wat. Your guide will escort you to discover Angkor Wat - the world’s wonder site, the magnificent temple was built in 12th century. It is the largest first Hindu, Buddhist temle complex and the largest religious monument in the world.

    Continue with a visit to Banteay Srei temple. It is meaning“The Citadel of the Women”, this red sand-stone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures. By studying this remarkable carvings which help us learn about the Angkor civilization. After that, visit Kbal Spean temple – one of the earliest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Cambodia.

    On the way back to Siem Reap, stop at the Landmine Museum which works to promote mine awareness. Transfer back to Siem Reap in late afternoon for some time at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

     Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei Temple and Landmine Museum


    Day 4

    Siem Reap - Battambang

    After breakfast, embark on a private boat ride across Tonle Sap Lake to Battambang. Enjoy the beautiful lakeview and visit the largest village on the lake which is called Kompong Phluk, to discover the daily lives of the local people who live on the water. Enjoy a packed lunch on board.

    Upon arrival in Battambang, enjoy some rest at the hotel. This afternoon, we will explore some villages around Battambang, where you could learn how locals produce rice paper, prahok (typical Cambodian fish paste), grolan (sticky rice stuffed in bamboo)… In evening, enjoy a special performance by Phare Ponleu Selpak.

    NOTE:

    - This boat trip is only possible in July to December. From January to June alternative transfer by road.)

    - The circus performance is performed regularly on each Monday & Thursday. On other days private performances are available on request and for a supplement.

    Recommended Battambang Hotels:

    - Au Cabaret Vert Hotel
    - The Sanctuary Villa Battambang
    - Delux Vila Hotel Battambang


    Day 5

    Battambang

    We spend a day experiencing local life in Battambang during. Begin the tour at 7:30AM with a bicycle ride to leisurely discover the Battambang town and its historical sites. Then, visit the main market, Psar Nath, tasting some local coffee. Walk a few metres to the river, crossing to the other side aboard a local boat. Visit Wat Povil temple where there will be an opportunity to pray alongside the monks.

    The historic 2.5 Street is visited along with a Thai temple before arriving at a smaller market. Then we visit Wat Kor Village which is well known for its old Khmer heritage houses.

    Return to the hotel then take a short break before we continue the afternoon sightseeing program. In the afternoon, we head to the Bamboo Train station. Sitting on the platform, travel 8 km to the next station through beautiful landscapes and rice paddies.

    Continue with a trip to Phnom Sampeau, meaning “Ship Hill” in Khmer. The visit will last until dusk, when millions of bats emerge from a nearby cave and create unique patterns in the sky. Overnight in Battambang.

     Wat Povil Temple, Wat Kor Village and Bamboo Train Ride


    Day 6

    Battambang – Phnom Penh

    Today, we head to Phnom Penh. It takes around 5 hour and a half drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh (not including stops). Enroute, we will stop to visit a pottery village near Kampong Chhnang, and see the different aspects of pottery making, and experience the production of traditional rice wine.

    Continue to Oudong - former royal capital of Cambodia. Upon arrival at Oudong, enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch at a picnic hut at the foot of the hill. Climb uphill the Oudong Mountain and enjoy magnificent views over the plains below.

    From here, it is not far to Phnom Penh, arriving in the late afternoon. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

    Recommended Hotels in Phnom Penh:

    - The Pavilion Phnom Penh Hotel
    - King Grand Suite Boutique Hotel
    - Palm Boutique Hotel & Residence


    Day 7

    Phnom Penh

    Today, we will visit the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh on a cyclo. First, pay a visit to Wat Phnom. Continue walk along the river to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

    The next stop is National Museum – Khmer-style architect with its collections (over 5,000 pieces) of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries.

    Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at the Sugar Palm Restaurant.

    In the afternoon, head to the Champey Academy of Arts (CAA), a non-profit school offering the youth of Phnom Penh free training in Cambodian traditional arts including dance, music, drawing and painting. Next stop is Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21) – former schoolhouse that was turned into a detention and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

     Wat Phnom, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Champey Academy of Arts (CAA)

    Recommended Restaurants in Phnom Penh:

    - Malis Cambodian Restaurant
    - Khema Pasteur


    Day 8

    Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville

    After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to Sihanoukville – the most famous beach zone in Cambodia (in a duration of 4 hours). Arrive in Sihanoukville around mid day then check in the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your own leisure. Overnight in Sihanoukville.

    Recommended Sihanoukville Hotels:

    - Ren Resort Sihanoukville
    - Tamu Hotel
    - The Secret Garden Otres Beach


    Day 9 + 10

    Sihanoukville Retreat

    Breakfast at the hotel, then have 2 additional days for the relaxtion by the beach. If your energy allows, you could have some option activities:

    + Explore Ream National Park with the triopical Jungle...

    + Rent private boat to explore the three islands of Koh Chaloh, Koh Tres and Koh Ta Kiev.


    Day 11

    Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh

    Breakfast at the hotel. After a leisurely morning, head back to Phnom Penh (transport provided) for your onward flight.

     

     

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    NOTES:

    • Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. At Cambodia Senses Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.
    • Prices include the following:
      . All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast
      . Internal economy flights as stated with airport taxes
      . All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle
      . Private services of local guides
      . All special events & private tours, guest experts
      . All entrance fees into historical sights & museums
      . Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring
      . 24/7 support from the Cambodia Senses Travel Team

     

    Location
    Accommodation

    SIEM REAP
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    Angkor Village Resort

    • Nestled within private gardens and located just before the entrance of the Angkor Wat Temple complex, Angkor Village Resort & Spa offers accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it boasts a 250 m outdoor pool that meanders through lovely landscaped gardens and guests enjoy use of the resort's daybeds. The property offers two in-house dining options and guests can have a drink at the bar.

    • Angkor Village Resort & Spa is about 5 km from Siem Reap International Airport. The property offers complimentary airport pickup services.

    • Angkor Village’s cottage rooms feature four-poster beds and private balconies. Each room has a flat-screen cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Spacious bathrooms are fitted with a hot tub and organic toiletries. Guests are also welcomed with a tropical fruit platter.

    • Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, tour arrangements and concierge services. The full-service Spa Village includes saunas, hot tubs and an air-conditioned fitness room. Guests can browse items in the souvenir shop, or watch cultural performances at the on-site outdoor theatre.

    • The two in-house restaurants - Aaraama and Le Jardin offer a wide range of cuisines, including local, Thai and French choices. Private picnics, afternoon tea, and local cooking classes may also be arranged.

    BATTAMBANG
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    Au Cabaret Vert Hotel

    • Located in Battambang, Au Cabaret Vert is an eco-friendly hotel which offers bungalows with private patio. It features a 55 m² pool with a completely natural filtering system and tropical gardens.

    • Each bungalow comes with air conditioning. They are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, a fridge and a minibar. Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.

    • Au Cabaret Vert is nestled in the heart of Battambang, a short distance from the Museum of Battambang, Phnom Sampeu, and Banan Vineyard.

    • A variety of activities are available at Au Cabaret Vert. The property's staff can recommend tours. Guests can rent electric bicycles to explore the region, take Khmer cooking classes and stroll through the hotel’s beautiful orchards and flower gardens.

    • The hotel’s restaurant prepares delicious French and Khmer dishes with ingredients obtained from its organic garden. A great selection of wines is also available. WiFi is available free of charge in the restaurant.

    PHNOM PENH
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    The Pavilion Phnom Penh Hotel

    • Located in central Phnom Penh, The Pavilion offers accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property. This property is dedicated in responsible tourism, urban heritage conservation and cultural promotion. It features two poolside bar restaurants and a separate main restaurant. It has both an outdoor and shaded pool and provides in-house spa facilities.
    • Chaktomouk Conference Hall 2 is a mere 850 m walk from The Pavilion while Aeon Mall is 2.9 km away. Riverfront Park is 1.6 km from the property. The nearest airport, Phnom Penh International Airport is 9 km away. The property offers airport transfer services at additional charges.
    • Air-conditioned rooms also have a fan option and mosquito netting, with some units opening up to views. Rooms have been carefully preserved and are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a DVD player and an iPod dock. En suite bathrooms include shower facilities, bathrobes and a hair dryer.
    • Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, tour arrangements and luggage storage. Guests enjoy complimentary use of bicycles to explore the surrounding area. A fitness centre is available for working out or guests can indulge in in-house spa treatments. Souvenirs can be purchased at the on-site shop.
    • The pool bar and restaurant serves up local Khmer and Western delights, while complimentary light refreshments are available all day at the Sun Pool.

    SIHANOUKVILLE
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    Ren Resort Sihanoukville

    • This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Situated on Otres 2 Beach, Ren Resort offers an outdoor pool and a refreshing view of the ocean. This contemporary beachfront resort offers complimentary breakfast on the beach at Ren Restaurant. It is 8 km from the Sihanoukville city centre.

    • Each luxuriously designed room comes air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV, minibar and safety deposit box. Some rooms offer sea or beach views. En suite bathrooms come attached with a shower.

    • Resort facilities include a sophisticated bar and outdoor sunbeds. The property offers free parking on-site.

    • Ren Resort is 6.6 km from Serendipity Beach and 7.3 km from Occheuteal Beach. It is 7.9 km away from Samudera Supermarket. Sihanoukville International Airport is 17 km away.