Day 0125 Jan, 2019
- Phnom Penh Arrival (D)
Upon your arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to hotel for check in (Early check in depend on the availability, official time is 14:00).
In the same afternoon, we visit Royal Palace -a royal residence where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. It is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda which serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple- one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh.
This evening we enjoy an hour Cyclo Ride through Wat Phnom and Mekong Riverfront.
Tonight our dinner will be serving by Bopha Phnom Penh where will offers you the perfect opportunity to experience the wonderful views and cooling breezes of these magnificent Rivers during the Sunset and dinner. Accommodation in Phnom Penh.
Day 0226 Jan, 2019
- Phnom Penh – Genocide Museum (B)
After Breakfast at hotel, we will visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then drive to visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek.
Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument.
Accommodation in Phnom Penh.
Day 0327 Jan, 2019
- Phnom Penh – Drive to Battambang (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. You will picked up at your hotel and depart for Battambang by overland transfer (290 km. 4-5 hrs drive). Stop at the Silversmith village, see the pottery manufactories in Kompong Chhnang and visit also a fish market.
Upon arrival in Battambang, and check-in at the hotel (Early check in depend on the availability, official time is 14:00).
This afternoon we take the journey along the Sangke River to Battambang City centre by kayak; it takes about two hours (11 kilometers) and is an excellent way to discover the way of life of the local people.
The trip provides a rare journey from the rural lives of the fishermen and farmers right into the heart of the city with its different structures and history.
End of the day we will enjoy with a Bamboo train ride out side of Battambang town. There you will experience the real life of local Cambodian people who live along the old railway station in Battambang town. You will also enjoy the beautiful sunset over the green rice field as well. The tour guide and driver bring you back to the hotel.
Accommodation in Battambang.
Day 0428 Jan, 2019
- Battambang – Drive to Siem Reap (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel, today we start a city tour which include the Local Markets (Phsar Nat), Old Colonial Buildings, such as the Governor’s residence, the small museum which hosts some interesting pieces such as some carved lintels coming from the surrounding temples. Continue to visit Phnom Banon, a five sandstone towers on top of a hill.
Before we continue to Siem Reap, we will serve you a lunch by local food in Battambang to experience the tradition dishes in Cambodia.
This afternoon we continue our journey to Siem Reap by private vehicle (173km-3hours). Upon arrival in Siem Reap, proceed to hotel check in and take rest.
Accommodation in Siem Reap.
Day 0529 Jan, 2019
- Siem Reap – Temple Tour (B)
Today, we start the morning with driving among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. We’ll start at the South Gate and explore the centerpiece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayon has fifty four towers decorated with more than two hundred enigmatic smiling faces. The tour also includes the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as The Ta Prohm Temple.
In the afternoon we will enter Angkor Wat and view its amazing architecture and history. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carving. This complex is four times the size of the Vatican City making it the largest religious site in the world. Spend time exploring through the many passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the ancient world. After spending the afternoon here, we will go to Pre Rup to see the sunset.
Accommodation in Siem Reap.
Day 0630 Jan, 2019
- Siem Reap – Angkor Temple – Tonle Sap Lake (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to visit Srah Srong and Ta Prohm Temple. Ta Prohm is one of Angkor’s jewels and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling. The temple was built by King Jayavarman VII to commemorate his mother. We start trekking into jungle from Ta Nei Temple to Preah Khan Temple.
In the afternoon, we take a wooden boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake to Chong Kneas visit the floating village that completes with schools, hospitals, restaurants, shops and floating crocodile farm. Afternoon we visit the local Market in Siem Reap city.
Tonight, after a long day of exploring the incredible Angkorian temple ruins or taking in Siem Reap’s intoxicating local life, dinner will be arrange at Sokkhak River Restaurant provides the perfect setting to indulge in a fine dining environment.
Accommodation in Siem Reap
Day 0731 Jan, 2019
- Siem Reap – Cambodia Community Village Life Tour – Departure Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast drive to a small village outside of Siem Reap. Along the way you will stop at the headquarters of a local non-profit organization that employs village women who specialize in the traditional craft of mat weaving. The mats are then sold later in the markets to provide an income for the women. (The mat-weaving workshop is closed on Sundays and public holidays)
You’ll stop just outside the village and hop aboard an ox cart for a fun ride through the fields and to the home of a Khmer family who specializes in making brooms. Watch how they make brooms from natural materials, and if you like have a go! Then take a guided walking tour around the village where you have the opportunity to participate in fishing, farming or animal husbandry activities, depending on the time of year. Spend time chatting with the locals. Funds from your tour go directly to the community to improve the lives of the people. On the way back to Siem Reap, you will stop at a Buddhist temple to receive a blessing from the monks.
Later afternoon, our tour guide and driver will transfer to airport for departure flight to Siem Reap