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Highlights of Cambodia

TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL (WITH GUIDE)

Upon arrival Siem Reap International Airport, after clearing all customs procedures, walk to the main exit gate, you will be met by Trails of Indochina representative carrying Trails of Indochina signboard with your name on it. If you are unable to locate the representative, please call our Customer Care Manager for immediate assistance on (855) 12 330 432. If any emergency, please contact to our General Manager (855) 12 373 047. Transfer from airport to your hotel with guide.
The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: None

TEMPLES AT LEISURE – FULL DAY TOUR

Transfer by private vehicle to Ta Prohm, this beautiful temple, built in 1186 as a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII, is one of Angkor’s jewels and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. One of the largest temple sites in Angkor it took almost 80,000 people to maintain the temple. Drive a short distance to Ta Keo, which would have been one of the finest temples in Angkor had it been completed. Continue to Angkor Thom, not a temple, but an entire walled city of 9 square kilometres and the royal Capital from 1181. With a population of 1 million, it was far bigger than any city in Europe at the time. The centre piece is Bayon temple crowned with 216 giant, smiling faces of King Jayavarman VII. Also visit the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, which houses almost perfectly preserved carvings. Return to your hotel to relax and have lunch (on your own). After a leisurely break your exploration continues as you enter the rear gate of Angkor Wat (early 12th century).Surrounded by a 190 metre wide moat 1.5 kilometres by 1.3 kilometres it is claimed to be the largest religious building in the world. The temple, which took 30 years to construct & used the labours of 300,000 workers was built as the earthly representation of the universe with its’ central tower symbolizing Mt Meru which, Hindus believe, is at the centre of the Universe. Later, return to your hotel late afternoon.

NOTES:

  • Suggested time: 07:00
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Insect repellant is advised

 

Meals: Breakfast

HALF DAY QUADBIKE TOUR

Set off with a qualified instructor for a half day trip around Siem Reap. Take in the sights of the beautiful surroundings and paddy fields, engage in local life as it passes slowly by. Continue to visit Prei Monti temple, a 9th century structure that doesn’t draw the attention of many tourists. Enjoy a break and the taste of fresh coconut before returning to town.

NOTES:

  • Availability: Morning, Afternoon
  • Suggested time: 08:00, 14:00
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Capacity: 1 person on a quad bike (or 1 Adult + 1 Child)
  • Not available for under 16 year old child

 

AFTERNOON TONLE SAP LAKE CRUISE (2 hours)

In early afternoon, be ready for your transfer to Chhong Kneas, trading port of agricultural products on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake, also known as the Great Lake of Cambodia. Embark on a private local boat, and set out on a Tonle Sap Lake adventure to discover the floating villages and some unique wildlife along the way. Enjoy a selection of beer and soft drinks during the cruise. Find out how communities live and work on the lake; see the floating schools, markets, and police stations, among other structures and observe their daily lives. Later, head back to Siem Reap later in the afternoon.

NOTES:

  • Availability: Afternoon
  • Suggested time: 13:00
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Suggested visit period is between mid-August until mid-February, outside of this water levels can be too low

 

DINNER WITH APSARA DANCE PERFORMANCE (Angkor Village Apsara Theatre)

Traditional Apsara dancing has a long history in Cambodia, dating back to the 7th century according to some stone temple carvings. In Hindu mythology, Apsaras were beautiful female creatures who descended from heaven to entertain gods and kings with their dancing. This traditional dance is meaningful in many ways as it constitutes a link between the different religions prominent in Cambodia, including Animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Also notice symbolic and elegant finger gestures and the ornate silk costumes inspired by the wall carvings of the Angkor temples. Tonight, spend an evening at Angkor Village Apsara Theatre, the only air-conditioned theatre in town, as dancers, singers and musicians bring ancient Khmer culture to life while you enjoy the best of Cambodian cuisine.

NOTES:
•  Availability: Evening
•  Suggested departure time: 19:30
•  Tour duration: 2-3 hours
•  Performance daily from 19:30 in high season and only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 19:30 in low season.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer from your accommodation to the airport (with guide) for flight to Shihanoukville.

Upon arrival at Shihanoukville airport, pick up with guide and transfer to pier.

Upon arrival at pier, take seat in coach boat to the Resort. The rest of the day at leisure.

The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

At leisure then take seat in coach boat to pier.

Upon arrival at pier, pick up with guide and transfer to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, free at leisure.

The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: Breakfast

ANCIENT, ROYAL AND RECENT HISTORY OF PHNOM PENH

Home to about 1.5 million people, Phnom Penh, has been Cambodia’s capital since French colonisation of the country. Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. Spend a full day exploring this charming city which boasts a rich blend of Khmer and colonial architecture. In the morning, explore Wat Phnom and discover the legend of Lady Penh, the founder of the city, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the most striking buildings in the capital and considered as some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. Also visit the National Museum, designed in Khmer style by a French archaeologist and painter in 1917. The museum houses Khmer art and sculptures from different periods of Cambodian history. Enjoy lunch at Friends Restaurant, a leading social enterprise and training restaurant serving up tasty, creative Khmer cuisine. In the afternoon, learn more about the turbulent Khmer Rouge years with visits to Tuol Sleng, a high school turned interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era and now a genocide museum; and Cheung Ek, a large memorial commemorating the 17,000 victims who died there under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. While sombre reminders of the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime, these visits will also provide an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation. Return to your hotel.

NOTES:
•  Suggested departure time: 08:00
•  Tour duration: 6-8 hours
•  The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are open from 08:00 to 10:30 and 14:00 to 17:00 but are subject to closure at short notice in the event of official ceremonies. If the sites are closed, the guide will make changes to the itinerary on the day.
•  Women should cover their shoulders and both men and women should cover their knees.
•  A respectful and humble demeanour is requested when visiting the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

SILK ISLAND CYCLE RIDE IN PNH

For those interested in Cambodian silks and silk weaving, set aside a full day for a boat trip to the rural weaving village on Koh Dach (aka ‘Silk Weaving Island’) a nearby island about an hours boat trip up the Mekong River. The weaving village is a typical rural Cambodian stilted village, dedicated almost entirely too silk weaving – people operating hand looms under most of the houses, others dying and spinning silk on spinning wheels made of bicycle parts. There are few regular tours to the village and only a few tourists go there these days.
Cycle from your hotel to the pier and catch a local boat to Koh Dach. Unload your bikes and cycle around the villages (about 10 kilometres). Lunch in a local restaurant. Explore more villages and meet with the locals. Return to the pier for your boat journey back to Phnom Penh.

NOTES:
•  Suggested time: 08:00
•  Duration: 8 hours
•  Sun protection is recommended
•  Because of the remoteness of Koh Dach we are unable to supply a back-up vehicle for this trip.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Transfer from your accommodation to the airport (with guide).

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight:

Highlights

  • Highlights of Cambodia

Important facts

Country:
Kambodja

Start destination:
Siem Reap

Final destination:
Phnom Penh

Duration:
12 Days 11 Nights

Number of participants:
2 - 8 persons


Included:
  • Overnight accommodation is inclusive of hotel tax, hotel service charges and includes daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation on tour
  • Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides (one guide in each city)
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ water)
  • Airfares: REP – KOS (Economy class with airport tax)

Not included:
  • Airport Assistance Service
  • Separate luggage truck
  • Cambodia visa
  • Other meals where not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
  • Other flights & airport taxes
  • Hotel early check in/ Late check-out
  • Overweight luggage
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
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