Kicking off in the capital Phnom Penh, this tour takes in the best sights of Siem Reap & Angkor Wat and the historic sites of Preah Vihear & Anlong Vieng, before ending back in Siem Reap.
Day 1: PHNOM PENH – ARRIVAL (L)
Arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport warm welcome by our professional guide and then transfer to your hotel for check-in and refreshment, after starting first day a sightseeing tour of the charming city to the most attraction area has to visit Wat Phnom - a small hill crowned by an active Wat (pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh then visit Central Market – this unique art deco building is a Phnom Penh landmark constructed 1935-1937 and Independence Monument - the Independence Monument commemorates the end of Cambodia’s ruled by France in 1953. It was built in 1954.
Lunch at local restaurant and afternoon free and own leisure at hotel and enjoy afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR (B/L)
Breakfast in hotel, continue second days tour with our professional guide to visiting Royal Palace was build by the king Norodom in 1866, located in front of four rivers and Silver Pagoda Palace – so called because of the 5,329 silver tiles that cover the floor - was built in 1892, then visit the National Museum – was constructed in 1917, this museum shows the fascinating of Cambodian art archeology and old Angkor rain.s Lunch at local restaurant, after continue by to visiting Mekong Island to see life style of people who live along the Mekong river which is nearest to Phnom Penh, we can exploring to see how people do silk . Back for refreshment and overnights at hotel.
DAY 3: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/L)
Morning time- after breakfast at the hotel departure by Route number 6 towards about 314 km, one of the 5 provinces bordering Lake Tonle Sap, on the way we stopover watching stone carving workshops along the road near to Kampong Thom Province.
Lunch at local restaurant continuation of road to Siem Reap around 147 Km through many villages, on the way stopover at Kompong Kdei to visit an ancient archaeological bridge at the Angkorian period. Transfer to the hotel for check in and refreshment. Overnight at the hotel Siem Reap.
Day 4: SIEM REAP TOUR (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel than start a first day tours to visit the South Gate, Angkor Thom, This Royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 11th Century, the famous Bayon Temple – this temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII is situated in the centre of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three-tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Lokiteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII, Baphuon - This temple built by Udayadityarvarman II was the most poorly constructed of all the temples in Angkor. Phimean Akas – this temple constructed late 10th – early 11th century by Jayavarman V. Elephants and Leper King Terraces. The first owes its name to the outstanding depiction of elephants, while the second gets its name from the magnificent sculpture of King Yasovarman, popularly known as the Leper King.
Lunch at the local restaurant near the Angkor Wat area, afternoon time- visit one of 7 wonders of the world "Angkor Wat" early – mid 12th century by King Soryavarman II. The temple is one of the largest monuments to religion ever built and is truly one the wonders of the world. Believed to have been constructed as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples. And then watches sunset view from the top of Phnom Bakheng, back to hotel for refreshment. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
Day 5: SIEM REAP TOUR (B/L)
Morning time- discover the Angkor temples in the small circuit : Thommanun with some very nice walled-doors and stylized devata, Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo one of the first to be build out of sandstone, Ta Prohm was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother, It has been largely overgrown by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant baniyan growing out of the top of the temple itself, Banteay kdei, this temple was constructed by Jayavarman VII during the 12th and 13th Centuries ( Citadel of the Cells) used to be a religious monastery, and Sras Srang used for ceremonies and royal baths.
Lunch at local restaurant.
We continue on road to visiting Banteay Srei temple (Citadel of the Women), dedicated to Civa of which the architecture and its sculptures of pink sandstone bears a series of beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes present a main work of the art Khmer, then on the way back we travel a nice little road through village and paddies to Banteay Samre temple, this temple was constructed late 9th century by King Surayavarman II, many of the carvings are in excellent condition, Back to Prasat Bey for taking a Great Khmer Design boat at Tonle Oum where located behind Prasat Bey temple nearest to south gate of Angkor Thom and exploring the 3000 meter length of lake with escort you by a natural music and bird song from Jungle surrounding and stopover at Tadav Secret hole and walk up to visiting Prasat Chrong for watching the best sunset in Siem Reap beside of Bakheng Temple then back to hotel for for refreshment .End tour of the day and overnight at hotel
Day 6: SIEM REAP—FLOATING VILLAGE (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel than go to visiting the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the villagers and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lak” one of the biggest in Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia.
Lunch at local restaurant in town than go to visiting the “Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and spend time at leisure at a local market back to hotel for relaxing. Overnight in hotel
DAY 7: SIEM REAP—PREAH VIHEAR (B/L)
Morning, drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60 km from Siem Reap). Explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle.
Lunch box (Picnic) will be provided at the site. Depart for Koh Ker, a 10th century capital abandoned in the remote north of Cambodia for more than a thousand years, while we enjoy a visit to the pyramid temple of Prasat Thom. Continue to explore the many temples at this incredible site, including the beautiful Prasat Krahom covered by jungle. Continue to Tbeng Mean Chey city for stay in there a night, overnight.
DAY 8: TBENG MEAN CHEY—PREAH VIHEAR temple—ANLONG VENG (B/L)
Morning have breakfast at the hotel, continue on road to Preah Vihear ‘s located slightly east of the midsection of the mountain range of Dangrèk. It is also perched on the edge of a giant cliff, 625 meters above sea level, in the northern part of Preah Vihear Province, Kingdom of Cambodia. Lying out on an 800-meter north-south axis, the Preah Vihear complex has a single imposing approach, leading up through a series of five towered entrance pavilions connected by causeways and 120-meter-long steps. Stunningly sitting at the top of the Preah Vihear temple, the main sanctuary is surrounded by libraries and other structures. Its history is mentioned as follows:
In the 9th century, Khmer King Yasovarman I (889-900) originally began work on the construction of a small sanctuary then named Sekharesvara “Lord of Summit” and dedicated to Siva.
Spiritual development, increased political power and economic growth were factors that inspired the Khmer kings to the architectural imagination. It took more than 300 years to construct the whole temple during the reigns of subsequent kings - Suryavarman I (1002-1050), Jayavarman VI (1080-1107), and Suryavarman II (1113-1150) in the various structures that merged into a homogeneous Hindu universe called a magical home of gods.
As a result of its finest carvings in situ found there, the Preah Vihear Temple was officially declared a World Heritage Site on July 7, 2008 by the 21-Nation World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO in Quebec City, Canada. This historic victory is achieved from the energetic efforts of the Royal Government of Cambodia under the brilliant and wise leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Decho Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Picnic Lunch at on top of mountain and continue visiting temple till late afternoon then back to Anlong Veng and over night there for a night.
DAY 9: ANLONG VENG—SIEM REAP (B/L)
Morning breakfast than start the journey to visiting and continuing west to Anlong Veng, one of the last Khmer Rouge bases to fall to government forces, afterwards visit the House of Ta Mok, former military commander of the Khmer Rouge, then continue south to Siem Reap, than transfers to your hotel for check in and refreshment.
Lunch at local restaurant in Siem Reap, and then free at own leisure afternoon time at hotel, overnight in hotel.
Day 10: SIEM REAP– DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for flight departure.
End of services.
From US$899.00 per person (low season price based on 2 people)
Hotel used in Phnom Penh:
• Salita Hotel 3* www.salitahotel.com
• Cardamom Hotel *3 www.cardamomhotel.com
Hotel in Siem Reap Province:
• Casa Angkor Hotel *3 www.casaangkorhotel.com
• Royal Empire Hotel *3 www.royalempirehotel.com
Guest House used in Phreah Vichear:
• Sok San Guest House
Hotel used in Anlong Veng:
• Lucky Star Hotel
INCLUSION FOR TOUR:
• Full board meal as mention in the itinerary
• Transportation: Air-con, Insurance, Driver license.
• Entrance fee as mention in the itinerary.
• Guide: English Speaking guide.
• Free Cold water and Tissue.
EXCLUSION FOR TOUR:
• International & Domestic Air fare and Air port tax.
• Personal Expense & others expense don’t mention in the itinerary.