Cambodia's Shrines and Shores 10 Days / 9 Nights
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Destination for this trip:
Kampong Thom, Cambodia; Kampot, Cambodia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 1940
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Detailed Description of this trip:
Cambodia has gained great acclaim among tourists who wish to visit a place rich in ancient history and amazing temple architecture. Angkor Park near Siem Reap is home to over 100 such temples, most of which date back to a period covering the 9th to 13th centuries. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King, Preah Kahn, Neak Poan and the Eastern Mebon are among the must-see temples and buildings in this area.
This Trip is Recommended for:
Phnom Penh, Cambodian Temples, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Mekong River, Tonle Sap, Tonle Sap Lake, Tonle Sap River, Ta Phrom, Roulous Group, Kampong Phluck, Ream, Kep, Sihanoukville Beach, Cambodia Tour, Bayon, Terrace Of The Elephants, Terrace Of The Leper King, Preah Kahn, Neak Poan, Eastern Mebon, Kampong Thom,
Day 1 - Siem ReapArrive in Siem Reap
Historical and Educational Tours
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, you'll be met by your guide and driver, who will provide you with some insight into your upcoming odyssey into Angkor Park, home to more than 100 temples which date back from the 9th to the 13th centuries. After lunch, you will transfer by motor trailer (also called a tuk-tuk) to the place that many consider to be the masterpiece of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat, a massive temple with details that include carvings and reliefs that depict scenes of Hindu mythology and Cambodian history. Later in the evening , you will enjoy dinner at an atmospheric restaurant. Overnight at Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap. Includes: L,D
Day 2 - Siem ReapExplore Roulous Group and Kampong Phluck
This morning, transfer to the Roulous temple group, constructed in the 8th and 9th century and consisting of three main temples (Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko) situated in an ancient center of Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya. From there, your journey through Siem Reap's beautiful countryside will continue and you will get in touch with rural Cambodia and its friendly people at the temples and places like the Kampong Phluck floating village. Upon finishing lunch at a local house, you will explore a flooded forest and enjoy the scenery of the mighty Tonle Sap Lake. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore as you wish.
Overnight at Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap. Includes: B,L,D
Day 3 - Siem ReapExplore Angkor Wat Complex
Historical and Educational Tours
After breakfast, set out for Ta Phrom, a temple overgrown by fig and silk-cotton trees which gives it a mystic and romantic appeal. Continue to Angkor Thom and Bayon, the only temple in Cambodia whose carvings depict scenes of every day life at the time of the empire. Other temples and structures on the itinerary for this day include Baphuon, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King, Preah Kahn, Neak Poan and the Eastern Mebon. As you dine this evening, enjoy a traditional Khmer Ballet to cap off this amazing day. Overnight at Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap. Includes: B,L,D
Day 4 - Kampong ThomExplore Kampong Thom and transfer to Phnom Penh
Historical and Educational Tours
Set off to Kampong Thom, home to the famous temple site of Sambor Prey Kuk. Set amidst the forests and surrounded by small footpaths, the area is best explored by foot or on bicycles. After a picnic lunch, continue to Cambodia's busting capital. Phnom Penh has a mixture of old French colonial architecture and modern western-style buildings and its charm is accentuated by its location along the Tonle and Mekong Rivers. Overnight at Villa Langka, Phnom Penh. Includes: B,L,D
Day 5 - Phnom PenhPhnom Penh sightseeing
This morning set out on two wheels to explore the capital. Visit the opulent Silver Pagoda which is situated within the grounds of the Royal Place, the residence of the King and Queen. Learn about the country's ancient history at the National Museum which houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer archaeological, religious, and artistic artifacts. After a delicious lunch, continue on your bikes to Wat Phnom, a temple situated in the northern part of the city. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure before having dinner at a nearby restaurant. Overnight at Villa Langka, Phnom Penh. Includes: B,L,D
Day 6 - SihanoukvilleCar transfer to Sihanoukville
Drive south to Sihanoukville, a port city situated on the Gulf of Thailand. After checking in to your hotel, the afternoon is free to fill in with activities of your choice including relaxing on the beach, going for a swim in the hotel's pool, or exploring the city at your leisure. A minibus will at your disposal in Sihanoukville and can transfer you anywhere you wish to go during this time. Overnight at Independence Hotel, Sihanoukville. Includes: B
Day 7 - SihanoukvilleExplore Sihanoukville natural and cultural environments by boat
Today take an excursion to Ream National Park, a great place to explore Cambodia's natural and cultural environments. The first half of the day is a boating tour through the mangroves of the park to observe flora and fauna and the lives of local fishermen. Climb to the top of Ream's viewing tower for excellent views and a quick snack and drink. Then, continue via boat to the deserted island of Koh Sam Pouch for lunch and an afternoon of swimming or snorkeling. As the day comes to a close, transfer back to Sihanoukville for dinner. Overnight at Independence Hotel, Sihanoukville. Includes: B,L,D
Day 8 - KampotExplore Kep and Kampot
After breakfast at the hotel follow the coast east to the sleepy coastal town of Kep. En route, stop at the magnificent Kbal Chhay waterfalls for a refreshing swim and chance to explore. Continue to the riverside town of Kampot and enjoy the views of the nearby Elephant Mountains as you take a short walking tour. Finally, reach the beach town of Kep where relaxing beaches and excellent seafood await.
Overnight at Veranda Natural Resort, Kep.
Day 9 - Phnom PenhKep - Phnom Penh
Enjoy the morning at your leisure along the beaches in Kep. In the early afternoon, return to Phnom Penh for your final night in Cambodia's capital. If time allows, you may want to consider an optional visit to the famous ‘Russian Market' where local vendors sell everything from clothes to souvenirs to DVD's. The rest of the evening is yours to spend as you please. Overnight at Villa Langka, Phnom Penh. Includes: B,L
Day 10 - Phnom PenhDepart Phnom Penh
After breakfast, the morning is at your leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for departure. During this time, reflect on the amazing experiences you had and the fantastic memories you created. We hope you enjoyed your stay with Exotissimo and we look forward to traveling with you again in the future! Includes: B
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