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Cambodia Essential

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom
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  • Monks in Angkor Wat
  • Pose a picture with tradition costume
  • National Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Killing fields Phnom Penh

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Overview
Tour Code: CBCL02
Start your tour from 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 find Cambodia's horrible story in just recent past. Continue to visit Siem Reap and explore Angkor Wat. One of the world's wonders that will amaze you with hundreds sculptures, buildings and temples.
Itinerary Day by Day

Arrival Phnom Penh around noon – Visa processing – our guide pick you up then transfer to hotel.

Afternoon start a half day city tour including 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.

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, transfer to Phnom Penh Airport and departure to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival, meet our guide and transfer to the hotel for check in.

In the afternoon you begin 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.  If time permit, you visit 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, Lunch
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 Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara). Afterwards, drive back to Prasat Bey Temple 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, Lunch
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.

In the afternoon visit Beng Mealea - very old temple built in the 12 cetury, the layout and style of Beng Mealea is very similar to Angkor Wat. This ancient capital of Kmer Empire of Rolouse group such as Lolei, Bakong and Preah Ko. You need to climb up to approach the temple in the jungle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Royal Empire hotel (3*)

Morning, transfer you 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.

Afternoon, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.
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 Kompong Cham - Chup With Lunch (PHN-07) (08:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Group
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 89 74 45

Morning transfer by land with your private car & guide to Kampong Cham (124km/2hours), you’ll cross the Mekong River over the bridge to get Chup, a rubber plantation found by the French tire maker Micheline. Lunch at local restaurant
You'll also discover Kampong Cham with its colonial architecture. Transfer back your hotel. End of service around 4:30 PM.

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

 Sunset Cruise - Phnom Penh (1 Hour) (PHN-09)
Group
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 33 22 18

Our guide pick you up at your hotel in Phnom Penh at 4:00PM then transfer to the river where you’ll embark on a boat for visit floating houses, immigrant village and the fishing area along the riverside until sunset view on the boat. Enjoy the quiet time before return to hotel.

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

 Helicopter Tour (8 Minutes Scenic Flight) (REP-08)
Group
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 225 153 128

Our guide will pick up from hotel in Siem Reap for helicopter tour (8 Minute Scenic Flight).
We recommend this flight if you have little time. While flying on the helicopter, over the clear window, you can see the wide, flat expanse of the plains and Tonle Sap Lake, with the town of Siem Reap spreading below. Slowly it takes you through the Angkor Wat temple area, with its rectangular moat clearly visible. The sophistication and extent of the architecture and civilization of the Angkor Kings looks amazing from the air.

- Maximum 5 passengers
- Children up to 3 years old are free and children between 3 and 10 years old are charged half as adult’s fare.
- For more packages please contact our sales

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

Hotels Used in This Tour
Royal Empire Hotel Siem ReapSiem 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
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Cardamom Hotel Phom PenhPhnom 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
Supplement for domestic Air ticket (Subject to change without prior notice)
Phnom Penh (PNH) – Siem Reap (REP):  100 US$/per person


IMPORTANT NOTE:

• 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

SPECIAL OFFER:
• [Free] Mineral water is available during transfers
• [Free] Traditional Gifts
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