This in-depth journey traverses Cambodia from Phnom Penh to Siem Rep – travel through out Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap. Travel by boat, cyclo and road while discovering cultural sights, natural wonders and historic landmarks.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide at the Phnom Penh airport then transferred to hotel.
Start the trip with a half day tour, visiting National Museum of Khmer Arts, Silver Pagoda on the same ground of Royal Palace. Then we walk to River Front Park – Wat Phnom Hill where you could see the daily life of Cambodian. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
- Palm Boutique Hotel & Residence
- VMansion Boutique Hotel
After the breakfast, we will drive to visit Toul Sleng Museum, and Cheung Ek Killing field, to understand another period of history: that of the Khmer Rouge.
In the afternoon, we continue with the city tour including Phnom Penh Municipality Hall, National Library, National Bank, Independence Monument and shopping at New Central Market. Overnight Phnom Penh.
Toul Sleng Museum, Cheung Ek Killing field
Today, we move to Takeo – the Southern Province from Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival, broad by boat to Angkor Borei (Funan city-built in early 400 years BC), visit the magnificent Phnom Da Temple on the top of Phnom Da Mountain, the first work of pre-Angkorian period and Museum.
We continue the journey by road to Chisor Mountain and visit Chisor Moutain Temple. After that, we head back to Phnom Penh. Free at leisure. Overnight Phnom Penh.
Phnom Da Temple, Chisor Mountain
Today, enjoy your morning excursion at Kampong Cham province. Upon arrival, we will visit Kuhear Moha Nokor Temple (Wat Nokor) and another destination Phnom Pros (Men-Hill) & Phnom Srey (Women- Hill). Then, we head to Kompong Thom province.
In the afternoon, we visit amazing untouched Sambor Prei Kuk complex temples (615-650AD), group of temple which is consists of about 200 temples of the pre-Angkorian City which located about 30 km from Kampong Thom provincial town. Overnight Kampong Thom.
Kuhear Moha Nokor Temple, Sambor Prei Kuk Complex Temples
Today, we head to Siem Reap province where Angkor Wat is located in. One the way, we stop to see the “Angkorean” bridge at Kompong Kday – the old village at Bauteayxrey Dist, Seam Reap.
After check in, free at your leisure. Overnight Siem Reap.
- Angkor Village Resort
- Tara Angkor Hotel
After breakfast, we will drive to visit Rolous Group Temples – 15km far from Siem Reap City center – including Preah Ko, Bakong, Lo Lei temple.
In the afternoon, we go to visit temples of Small Circuit: Prasat Kravan (Cardamon sanctuary), Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang (Royal Bath), Ta Prohm (Jungle Temple), Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda. Overnight Siem Reap.
Rolous Group, Small Circuit
- Blue Pumpkin
- Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
Today, we will enjoy the morning tour to visit Angkor Thom, the ancient city. We begin at the south gate and the famous Bayon temple of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, cross to the Elephant Terrace which, at 350m long, used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall. After, move to the raised terrace of the Leper King, from the 12th century, which bears many beautifully sculptured Apsara statues.
In the afternoon, visit temples of Angkor Wat – the World Seventh Wonder. End of this day, sightseeing the sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill. Overnight Siem Reap.
Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat
After the breakfast, we start our morning with visit to Banteay Srei Temple (Citadel of the women) and Banteay Samre temple.
In the afternoon, we will visit temples of Grand Circuit: Pre Rup (Change the body), East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong. Overnight Siem Reap.
Banteay Srei, Grand Circuit
Today, we continue with our full day tour to Holy mountain of Phnom Kulen which is located some 48 km north of Siem Reap.
You will see the carvings of Yoni and Linga etched into the sandstone riverbed. We continue to visit the Sleeping Buddha, and waterfalls of Phnom Kulen Mountain.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier at Chong Kneas where you will board your nice boat for Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary. We will visit the largest village on the lake which is called Kompong Phluk, to discover the fascinating daily lives of the local people who leave on the water. Overnight Siem Reap.
Phnom Kulen, Chong Kneas, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, Kompong Phluk floating village
After the breakfast, your tour guide will take you to visit Koh Ker temple, the remote 10th century capital of Khmer Empire for a very brief period from the year 928 to 944 AD, located in Preah Vihear province. The temple is left to the jungle for nearly a millennium and mostly un-restored; this great archaeological site has been rarely visited until very recently.
In the afternoon, we come back to Siem Reap with visit Beng Melea temple – the largely temple overrun by vegetation and very lightly visited by the tourists, giving it an adventurous, ‘lost temple’ feel. It was built in early 11th century by the King Suryavarman II. Overnight Siem Reap.
Koh Ker temple, Beng Melea temple
Today, you will be free at leisure to do som shopping or relax. Check out by noon time then you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
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The Palm Boutique Hotel & Residence offers stylishly-themed accommodation. It features a rooftop swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
It is 1.4 km to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Aeon Mall. Independence Monument is 1.7 km away. The nearest airport, Phnom Penh International Airport is 11.1 km from the property. Shuttle services are available at additional charges.
Air conditioned rooms and suites have a seating area fitted with an in-room safe, minibar and flat-screen TV. The private bathroom includes a rain shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, luggage storage and ticketing services. A business centre can assist with meet/banquet facilities and fax/photocopying services.
The in-house restaurant serves up Asian and Western cuisine.
Chamkar Mon is a great choice for travelers interested in culture, food and friendly locals.
Overlooking the scenic Stung Seng River, Sambor Village Hotel is located 600 m from central Kompong Thom. With traditional Cambodian architecture, it also offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
Rooms at Sambor Village Hotel come with a spacious verandah and outdoor seating area. Fully air-conditioned, each room also enjoys the comforts of a cable TV, personal safe and minibar.
Guests may use the free bicycles to explore the village at leisure. The hotel also provides free parking.
Only the freshest ingredients are used to prepare the local dishes served at Sambor Village. Refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed by the poolside bar.
Sambor Village Hotel is a 40-minute drive from Sambor Preh Kukh.
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.