7 Days-6Nights REP-KPT-KPC-PNH

Cambodia 7 Days / 6 Nights: REP-KPT-KPC-PNH

Day 1: Arrival - SIEM REAP                                                                         D
Breakfast at hotel, Welcome at airport by our guide and transfer to hotel. Relax for a little before some sightseeing which will include: Ta Prohm temple, a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty, the founder of the temple Suryavarman II who reined Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 built the five towers in the 12th century in dedication to the Hindu God Vishnu. Enjoy a lovely sunset over Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng Mountain. Buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2: SIEM REAP                                                                                       B
cam34Breakfast at hotel, then explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and Surrounded by a moat, the royal city was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire. Other impressive sights are: the Terrace of the Elephants, two and a half meter tall by 300 metre long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants, it spans the heart of Angkor Thom; Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom; The Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas – an impressive rite and sandstone pyramid; Terrace of the Leper King, north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, is a double terrace wall with deeply carved nagas, demons and other mythological beings. (An Elephant ride for 2 people per elephant from the South Gate to Bayon is included).  After lunch visit Roluos group, one of the earliest Angkor capitals, built by King Indravarman and originally called Hariharalaya. Today there are three Hindu sanctuaries: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. All three temples were built of brick and though they are not as spectacular as the other temples of Angkor, they are well preserved and worth a visit as it gives a chronological perspective on the development of Angkor. Dinner and overnight Siem Reap.

Day 3: SIEM REAP                                                                                       B
After breakfast the tour includes: Banteay Srey, loosely translates to “citadel of the women, but this is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings; Banteay Samre a large, comparatively flat temple displaying distinctively Angkor style architecture and artistry; Kbal Spean temple – there are carvings of Buddha and Buddhist images in the rock that date from a later period than the lingas. After lunch experience an Ox Cart ride at Aranh - a typical Khmer Village located along the Siem Reap River and observe the daily lives of the villagers. Drop in on a Silk Farm. Visit the Floating Villages of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Enjoy a ride in a traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia and with plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life. Stop at Wat Bo, Les Artisans D'Angkor and finally the Local Market. Dinner and overnight Siem Reap.

Day 4: SIEM REAP - KAMPONG THOM (HOME STAY)                                      B
After breakfast at hotel, continue the journey by driving to Kompong Thom Province. We suggest you to try with our home stay tour 3D2N staying in Kampong Province with all activities as below:

Kampong Thom Homestay                                                                          L/D
-          Welcome drink upon arrival
-          Khmer traditional dancing by local students
-          Village Tour by pony cart
-          Lunch
-          Visit Handicraft weaving & woodcarving workshop
-          Visit local village home
-          Palm Tree climbing
-          Palm Fruit tasting [Seasonal]
-          Sunset ox cart ride
-          Dinner and sleep in the chalet

Day 5: Kampong Thom Homestay                                                               B/L/D
-          Visit morning market
-          Breakfast at the local market
-          Visit boat-making location
-          Boat ride with local fishermen
-          Khmer noodle making for lunch
-          Boating by the dam/Fishing
-          Swimming
-          Bon Fire
-          Dinner and sleep in the chalet
There are also a Volunteer Activities to help the villagers

Day 6: Kampong Thom Homestay                                                               B
-          Breakfast at the local market
-          Return to home stay for preparing luggage and say good bye to villagers...

After breakfast, depart from home stay to visit Sambor Prei Kuk temple, the capital of the once powerful Empire of Chenla which predates the Khmer Angkor period. Stop en route and intermingle with the local people. Sightseeing to include: Prasat Kuha Nokor, a 11th-century temple constructed during the reign of Suryavarman I, it is in extremely good condition thanks to a lengthy renovation before the civil war. Transfer to Kampong Cham province, upon arrival check in at hotel. After lunch visit a Rubber Plantation and Factory by crossing Kizona Bridge. Visit Phnom Pros (the hill of men) and Phnom Srei (the hill of women) from which you can admire the surrounding panorama. Continue to Wat Nokor and visit the local villagers to learn how they make their living. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight Kampong Thom.

Day 7: KOMPONG CHAM – PHNOM PENH Departure                                     B
Breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Phnom Penh, upon arrival visit the Royal Palace, built in 1866, during the reign of Kong Norodom. There are five points of interest inside the palace including the Silver Pagoda, formerly known as Wat Uborsoth Rotannaram because it is where the King practiced every Buddhism. Stop at the Toul Sleng Genocidal Museum, formerly Tuol Sleng High School. In 1975, during the Khmer Rouge regime, the school was used as a prison and torture center, known as S-21. Thousands of Cambodians and a number of foreigners were housed and tortured here. After Lunch, transfer to airport for departure flight home.


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Land Cost : Excludes all long haul flights to and from Cambodia

Dates April - September 2012 accommodation based on 2 sharing twin / double
Standard 3*          - £ 605 per person

First Class 4*        - £ 655 per person
Deluxe Class 5*    - £ 675 per person

Dates  October 2012 - March 2013 accommodation based on 2 sharing twin/double
Standard 3*          -  £ 620 per person

First Class 4*        -  £ 665 per person
Deluxe Class 5*     - £ 690 per person

The above prices are inclusive of:
Accommodation on Twin sharing with daily breakfast
-          English speaking guide
-         Meals as mentioned above

-          All entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary
-          2 water bottles and wet wipes per day during tours
-          Private air conditioned transportation during tour days

The above prices are exclusive of:
-          International and Domestic flights (unless indicated)
-          Airport tax
-          Meals & Beverages (which are not indicated on the programme)

-          Travel insurance or any other insurance
-          Any other personal expenses not mentioned above