- Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh – City tour in the afternoon
- Day 2 : Phnom Penh - Fly to Siem Reap – Visit Angkor in the afternoon
- Day 3 : Angkor - Temple Complex
- Day 4 : Siem Reap – Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh – City tour in the afternoon Upon arrival you will be welcome and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, we start Phnom Penh city tour to visit the Victory Monument, the National Museum, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda which is located in the Royal Palace. Our next destination will be the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from here we can enjoy the overview of the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh. Tonight we will go to the fine cuisine restaurant for our Welcome Dinner. Today Welcome Dinner includedDay 2 : Phnom Penh - Fly to Siem Reap – Visit Angkor in the afternoon This morning we will transfer to Phnom Penh airport to take a short domestic flight to Siem Reap. Arriving in Siem Reap we will be greeted and transferred to our hotel. Relax at the hotel or walking around the town. Our trip for the Majestic Angkor will be started after lunch time. This afternoon we will visit Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is located about six kilometers north of Siem Reap, south of Angkor Thom. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113 – 5BC). It is a largest monument of the Angkor Group and the best preserved and it is an architectural masterpiece. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief’s and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world. In the end of afternoon, we will enjoy sunset at the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng. Today Breakfast included
Day 3 : Angkor - Temple Complex
Today, after breakfast, we will start our visit of the amazing temples complex of Angkor. We will begin to explore the complex of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was built by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th century, a short while after the completion of Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom, which means “Great City”, is surrounded by a massive perimeter wall and a moat with five monumental gates and covers an area of more than ten square kilometers. The most important monuments are located in the centre of the city, namely the Bayon, the Baphoun and the Terrace of Elephants. The Bayon is a fascinating piece of architecture and one of the most photographed. It is a bizarre structure, with a total of 54 towers elaborately decorated with 216 enormous and enigmatic smiling faces. The numerous other structures of this fortified city are the Terrace of the Leper King, the Phimeanakas, Preah Palilay, Tepranom, Preah Pithu, North & South Kleang and Prasat Sour Prot. Then, we will visit Ta Prohm. The principal singularity of Ta Phrom is that it has not been cleared from the thick jungle, as the rest of the Angkor Complex has been. It looks nearly the same as in the descriptions of the first French explorers, shrouded in undergrowth and in the huge roots of old Banyan trees.Then we go back to hot air balloon station where we can ride a stable hot air balloon for a truly memorable sunset look over one of the Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat. Overnight in the hotel in Siem Reap Today Breakfast includedDay 4 : Siem Reap – Departure In the morning we visit the floating village, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake. In the afternoon we have free time at leisure. Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight. Today Breakfast include
Trip Price Included:
- English speaking expert tour guide/s (other languages up on request) - Domestic air fare - Private transfer and transportation with air-conditioning round trip - Accommodation based on twin share with daily breakfast - Meals as specified in the program (3 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners) - Entrance fees
Trip Price Excluded:
- International airfare - Airport taxes - Visa & visafee - Meals not indicated - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities
Phnom Penh information
Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since the French colonized Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation’s center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, economics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.Cambodia’s history stretches far back beyond the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. As far as Phnom Penh goes, legend has it that its beginnings stretch back to the late 14th century.
Siem Reap information
Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city).
The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.
Here in the capital, are many interesting touristy sites. Beside the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and Wat Phnom, there are several market places selling carvings, paintings, silk, silver, gems and even antiques.
You should not miss Angkor Wat if you travel to Asia, because this is one of the most worthwhile sight for you to explore in your life.