About this tour
Travel Date Days Price Thu, Nov 17, 2016 7 days $948.00 USD
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum’s historical and archaeological exhibits. In the country’s northwest lie ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.
The Cambodian language is Khmer, which is inherited itself – and advanced in education with application of Indic languages Pali and Sangkrit from India lso, the Khmer language is influenced by spoken and written Thai. Some technical languages are borrowed from French. However, English is commonly communicated in hotels and business compounds at present days. English and French are popular second languages and Chineses is the third.
This tour combined the most interesting places, historical and cultural sites in Cambodia. From Phnom Penh to Siam Reap, explore the history of this amazing land and embrace the fascinating culture of this pearl of South East Asia.Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.
Day 1: DAY 1: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL – TOUL SLENG MUSEUM – ROYAL PALACE (L)
Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s vibrant and bustling capital city. Despite its recent turbulent history, Phnom Penh’s wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm. Upon arrival, Tour guide and driver of Season Asia Travel will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then set out on a city tour to acquaint yourself with Phnom Penh’s major sites. Start your visit learning about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s recent history on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Our cultural exploration continues as we visit the National Museum, an excellent introduction into ancient Khmer art and civilization, and the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda.
Day 2: DAY 2: MEKONG & KOH DACH ISLANDS – BOAT CRUISE (B)
Today we travel to two nearby islands (Mekong and Koh Dach), known for their weaving and vegetable farming. Spend half a day touring these villages and learning about local life. Return to Phnom Penh for lunch. In the late afternoon we enjoy a cycle ride along Sihanouk Boulevard and visit the grand Independence Monument.
Day 3: DAY 3: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR NATIONAL MUSEUM (B)
After breakfast our driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including the Khmer favorite: fried spiders! Upon arrival, check in and then visit Angkor Nation Museum.
Day 4: DAY 4: TA PROHM – ANGKOR WAT – ANGKOR THOM-SUNSET WITH LOCAL WINE TOASTI
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm, at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour. Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. Lunch with home host family at Srah Srang village and then we proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset with local wine toasting in front of Angkor Wat Temple.
Day 5: DAY 5: ROLOUS GROUP – FLOATING VILLAGE (B)
Today we visit some of the oldest temples in the Angkor complex. After breakfast drive out of town to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake to visit the local floating villages.
Day 6: DAY 6: BENG MEALEA – BANTEAY SREI – PREAH KHAN TEMPLES (B/D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then set off to the tranquil countryside and visit Beng Mealea Temple. Here we will visit ancient temples. After lunch drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. In the evening, enjoy the dinner and Apsara dance performance at a local restaurant.
Day 7: DAY 7: ARTISAN D’ANGKOR, OLD MARKET – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, explore the Khmer Handicraft & Fine Arts at Artisan D’Angkor & Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market,” for some last minute souvenir shopping, before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Bon voyage!
Accommodation with daily breakfast
Transportation by A/C car as per itinerary
English speaking guide
All sightseeing and entrance fees
Meals as mentioned in program
Meal and drinks not mentioned in program
Travel insurance, tipping
Other personal expenses