Cambodia Discovery

Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – Battambang - Phnom
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Tour Code: CBAD01
Cambodia Discovery tour is connecting between history and adventure that brings you an authentic experience and knowledge about Khmer people and Cambodia’s horrible story in just recent past.

Cambodia Discovery tour starts from Siem Reap, you can visit one of the most astounding archaeological sites nowhere in the world: Angkor Temples and learn about the history of Khmer kings at their highest and wealthiest power then visit the charming capital of Phnom Penh by visiting the Wat Phnom, The Royal Palace, the National Museum and the Silver Pagoda. You also visit Tuol Sleng and the Killing Field of Choeung Ek where you find Cambodia's horrible story in just recent past.

This tailor-made tour will amaze you with hundreds un-touched sculptures, buildings and temples.
Itinerary Day by Day

Arrival Siem Reap around noon – Visa processing – your private guide meet you then transfer to hotel for check in.

Afternoon, continue to visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures and Ta Prohm.  One of the area's most remarkable temples, Ta Prohm had been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. It reveals the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, similar the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Walk around to visit as well Takeo, Chau SayTevoda and Thommanon.  Continue to visit Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulders-hanging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.  Return to hotel for leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel (3*)

Today you'll visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: The temple complex covers 81 hectares and as wide as the size of the Imperial Palce in Beijing. You'll explore its distinctive five towers considered 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 surrounding moat and the ocean beyond.

Afternoon you will visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century masterpices), you'll encounter the South Gate with its huge statues, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the LeperKingandBayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara). Afterwards, drive back to Prasat BeyTemple located in the north of Phnom Bakheng south gate of Angkor Thom in TONLE OUM behind Prasat Bey temple, you'll depart from ports visits south gate of Angkor Thom and the wall along the Tonle Oum while listening romantic traditional music and histories of the Khmer. End of day take a relaxing stopover at Prasat Chrung visiting Tadev Hole and temple with the best Sunset.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel (3*)

Today you start tour at 8:00 AM to visit an ancient Hindu temple at the countryside called BANEAY SREY - the citadel of women. It is 35KM north of Siem Reap and built from 968-1001AD, dedicated to Shiva God. It is considered to be the most beautiful and unique temples with pink sandstone and very deep carvings in Cambodia.

Afternoon visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup (Change the body), Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake and visit the temple of Ta Som as well as Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths"), undoubtedly used in the past for ritual bathing before return to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel (3*)

Morning, explore War Museum and Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecole where you can observe students learning traditional carving and finishing techniques and shopping at local market.

Afternoon transfer to Tonle Sap Lake - the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmers living on and around it. You will embark a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you can see how Khmers and Vietnamese live and work side by side years later.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel (3*)

Today transfer to Holy mountain of Phnom Kulen visit Liga carving, a legacy of the God-kings who ruled Cambodia in the ninth century. It is known as one of the eight water sources, sleeping Buddha, and the Waterfall of Phnom Kulen.

In the afternoon drive back to Siem Reap and stop at Beng Melea, the largely temple overrun by vegetation and very lightly visited by the tourists, you will feel like lost and adventurous. It was built in early 11th century by the King Suryavarman II.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel (3*)

Morning transfer to visit the northwest to Banteay Mean Chey province - Sisophon . The driving distance is about 2hours and fouthty five minutes/105km. Continue to visit Banteay Chhmar temple (60km/1hours and 30 minutes), one of the capitals of Jayavarman II. It was rebuilt by Jayavarman VII and dedicated to his sons and four generals who are killed in battle repelling a Cham invasion in 1177. Next, you'll visit the sandstone structure, built in the 11th century and dedicated to the deity Avalokiteshvara, suffered significant damage during repeated Thai invasions, although many of its huge bas-reliefs, which are considered  to be comparable of those of the Bayon and Angkor Wat, still remain. Finally, visit Banteay Torp temple and having pinic lunch on site before returning back to Sisophon and Battambang province. The driving distance is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes per 120km. Arrive in Battambang and check in at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bamboo Battam Bang or La Villa in Battambang (3*)

Today you continue to the Provincial Museum and enjoy a private drive along the picturesque Sangker River to visit Wat Ek Phnom (11th century - Suryavaman I). After that, discover Phnom Sampeau and killing field/cave.

Afternoon, stop at Phnom Banon to view its five sandstone towers on the top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains. Take a ride Lorry (Bamboo Train) until drive back to Battambang for a walk through the town to explore its beautiful Colonial architecture and along the Sangke River.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bamboo Battam Bang or La Villa in Battambang (3*)

Morning, transfer to Phnom Penh, you spend 4 hours on private car along the road (291kms).

Upon arrival check in the hotel for refresh.

Afternoon a half day city tour to visit the Victory Monument, and the National Museum (called as Musee des Beaux-Arts). Next, you’ll visit a French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures – from throughout the ages. You’ll also discover 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 includes a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End of day stop at the Central market and in right time to views over the tree-lined avenues of the city during sunset.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cardamom hotel (3*)

In the morning you will travel outside of town to visit Cheung Ek Killing Field, Independence Monument, and stop at the moving Toul Sleng Musem, where prisoners of war were once kept.

Have lunch at local Khmer restaurant.

Afternoon, continue to visit Phnom Penh Municipality Hall, National Library, National Bank and you can spend the rest of time shopping at the Russian or Central markets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Cardamom hotel (3*)

Morning, you’re free at leisure for individual sightseeing and shopping. Afternoon, transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing as mentioned in the program 
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 
What's excluded
  • International & Domestic flight tickets 
  • Cambodia visa fee currently US$30 / pax payable upon arrival 
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Domestic airport tax PNH-REP US$10, REP-PNH US$6 
  • International airport tax departure PNH: US$25. REP US$25 
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Peak season surcharge during Dec and Jan and Compulsory Dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve 
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
 Full Day Flight Of Gibbon at Angkor Wat (REP-10) (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 139 129 124

Transfer to Angkor Park, not so far from Angkor Wat temple and Angkor Thom. You’ll get to know the reason why only Flight of the Gibbon was approved to locate inside this World Heritage Site. Explore this treasure by yourself.
Late afternoon if time permit, you will stop at the World Seventh Wonder of Angkor Wat for the sunset view before return your hotel. End of service

This tour will include:
- 10 ziplines crossing over the jungle canopy
- 4 hanging bridges spanning hundreds of metre
- A 50 metre rappel descent
- 21 platform stations – 2 hours on the course
- Education about wildlife, flowers and fauna along the course
- Two sky ranger guides for every group of up to 9
- Detailed safety briefing & personal equipment fitting
- State of the art safety equipment
- Cambodian meal with bottled water included
- R/T shuttle from anywhere in Siem Reap and surrounds with guide
- A chance to see gibbons into the jungle eco-system
- Zero-impact Electric shuttle to course once inside the Park

Included: Private air-conditioned vehicle/ English-speaking guide/Elephant ride fees/mineral water
Excluded: Meals, Personal expenses, other services not specified in the itinerary

 Full Day The Bird Sanctuary of Prek Toul With Lunch (REP-11) (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 115 88 68

(Recommend the best period to observe bird life is from December to March)

Depart from your hotel to a fishing village near Siem Reap and here take a private boat for a cruise through the fishing villages of the Tonle Sap then to the Biosphere Reserve of Prek Tuol. Explore the centuries-old lifestyle of the inhabitants of the lake & the natural splendor. Next visit Prek Tuol floating village and enjoy bird watching in the Bird Sanctuary. Continue to visit the incredible variety of water birds, including endangered species such as storks, pelicans and ibises. Picnic lunch will be served during the tour. Return to Siem Reap port and drive back to Siem Reap.

Included: Private air-conditioned vehicle/ English-speaking guide/Elephant ride fees/mineral water
Excluded: Meals, Personal expenses, other services not specified in the itinerary

 Full Day Kirirom National Park With Lunch (PHN-08) (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 97 77 47

Depart from your hotel in Phnom Penh to Kirirom National Park (1.30 hrs - 112 km). You’ll discover the parks beauty and refresh yourself with its cooler climate and vegetation when you are on its central location on the foothills of the Cardamon Mountain range. Explore the unique terrain, flora, and fauna of this peaceful national park. Glide along the walking trails and recline under the frond-roofed picnic shelters while having lunch with local food near the lakeside. Afternoon, return your hotel in Phnom Penh. Tour finishes.

Included: Private air-conditioned vehicle/ English-speaking guide/Elephant ride fees/mineral water
Excluded: Meals, Personal expenses, other services not specified in the itinerary

Hotels Used in This Tour
Siem Reap: Royal Empire Hotel or similar

Address: National Road 6 (Airport Road), Phum Krous, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, National Road 6, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Description: Surrounded by a stunning landscape with Khmer décor and hospitality, Royal Empire Hotel is located just 10 minutes away from the Siam Reap International Airport. To make the trip more buzzing and alive, you are just a two-minute walk away from the Angkor Shopping Arcade night market, a five-minute walk to the Cambodian Cultural Village, and less than a five-minute drive to the Pub Street and Old Market. Mixing Khmer’s traditional and modern furnishings, all the spacious rooms are designed in soft tones and wooden flooring. Also ducted with superior amenities, the property provides ultimate luxury. Guests can unwind by the outdoor saltwater pool, sit back and relax at the bar sipping your favorite drink, or relish in the Asian and Western cuisines at the restaurant. Royal Empire Hotel is an ideal place for leisure and business travelers who desire to stay in the centrally oriented area.

Battambang: La Villa Hotel or similar

Address: No 185 Rive droite, Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia

Description: A 1920’s French mansion restored and modernized to provide honeymooners or vacationing couples with a romantic and enchanting experience. With only seven rooms available, it is cozy enough to feel as though you are visiting friends living in the south of France. Breakfast is served in a communal dining room while the restaurant serves Cambodian and international cuisine throughout the day. The location is close enough to the countryside and temples for those seeking a little serenity but not too far from the city center for shopping and socializing. Private car and motorcycle rental are available at La Villa Hotel so getting across to the busier side of the Sangker River should be easy. Be sure to enjoy at least one quiet evening sipping wine at the onsite bar.

Phnom Penh: Cardamom Hotel or similar

Address: No 69, St. 174, Sangkat Phsar Thmey III, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh

Description: Opened in 2010, the stylish hotel is designed to show the exquisite of Khmer architectures. The facilities and services provided by the hotel ensure guests take delights in their stay with variety of guest rooms including 4 apartment suites, business center, onsite restaurant serving Asian and Western food.  Placed right on the central market area, adjacent to interesting places of Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, this is a superb place to unwind in Phnom Penh.

Service Details During the Trip
• All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
• Supplement for standard menu meals: US$ 10 for lunch & US$ 15 for dinner
• Private services & daily departure
• Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
• Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes:

• [Free] Mineral water is available.
• [Free] Traditional Gift
In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  

tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)

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Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.

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