Cambodia Highlight - 08 days
Travelloops recommended “Cambodia Highlights excursion” to visit the Angkor Wat Temple complex in Siem Reap, constructed at the height of the Angkorian Empire, as well as being the world’s largest ceremonial structure. Be amazed at the vast array of beautiful bas-reliefs and ornate carvings, and wonder about the benevolent, smiling faces of Bayon. Explore the exciting city of Phnom Penh, and learn about the dark past of the Khmer Rouge regime. Relax and unwind on the beach at Sihanoukville, enjoy fresh seafood, and walk along the shoreline after we take a trip to your own spectacular private island. The main places of interest in Siem Reap are Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat. In Phnom Penh it is the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, and Tuol Sleng (S21). In Sihanoukville there are several quiet beaches, and from Kep, it’s off to Rabbit Island before returning to Phnom Penh for your onward departure.
Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival
Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met by your local English speaking tour guide who will escort you to your hotel for check-in. After getting settled in, you will have free time on your own to explore the town of Siem Reap by motor, tuk-tuk, or on foot. Downtown Siem Reap is best explored on foot.
Tonight, we will have a welcome dinner serving exotic Khmer dishes at Viroth's restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 02: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples
Begin your stunning day with having a delicious breakfast at the hotel then enter to the ancient capital of Angkor Thom to start your Cambodia excursion: The South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Over centuries, the jungle temple of Ta Prohm has been completely reclaimed by large trees and vines.
In the afternoon we visit the amazing and awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat where is surrounding by manmade moat and has recorded as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in the same afternoon you will enjoy climbing to the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng to see an imposing temple for a truly memorable sunset with the panorama view.
Tonight, you will be amazed by the Phare Cambodia Circus; a troupe of young Cambodians offering a spectacular and exciting blend of traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion beautifully choreographed and performed as a story about Cambodian life and society.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 03: Siem Reap Angkor Temples - Floating Village.
After breakfast in the hotel, your guide will take you through the stunning countryside of rice fields and small villages to explore Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre temples. The name Banteay Srei means “Citadel of Women” and is built of pink sandstone with beautiful ornate stone carvings. You also will learn the Cambodia war history's evident by visiting Cambodia Landmine Museum.
In the afternoon, you enjoy to take a boat trip to the floating village at Tonle Sap Lake and see the unique lifestyle of the local people who have adapted to life on the lake at Kampong Kleang stilted houses village.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 04: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by K6 104 at 1130AM / 1210PM
After a lovely breakfast at your hotel then need to be ready for your next destination trip. You'll take a short 45-minutes flight to the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After checking in we visit the Toul Sleng Museum, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom, which is the symbol of the capital city. If time permits, you will enjoy having a Cyclo excursion to explore the charming city along the Mekong Riverfront and passing many old constructions was built in French Style.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 05: Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville
After breakfast in the hotel, you'll head down to your ne the beach resort of Sihanoukville, approximately 240KM South-West. The drive will take about 3.5 hours, but it will pass all too quickly through the stunning Cambodian countryside and the charming Cardamom Mountain range. After checking in to your hotel, there will be free time for you to relax by the pool, go to the beach, or explore the town.
Overnight in Sihanoukville
Day 06: Sihanoukville - Ream National Park
After breakfast at your hotel on the unwind beach city of Cambodia, time to explore. Transfer to Preak Theouk Sap in the Ream National Park for an all-day trip. The National Park is renowned for its abundant natural wildlife and, somewhat surprisingly, at certain times of the year, fresh water dolphins can even be seen. We take a boat trip through the mangrove forest to a fishing village, and then walk to a beautiful golden sandy beach. It is really an unforgettable experience. Make sure you have plenty of memory cards for your camera.
Overnight in Sihanoukville
Breakfast and Packed lunch included.
Day 07: Sihanoukville - Kep - Rabbit Island
After breakfast we take a drive to the small seaside town of Kep, which was established by the French as a summer resort. After checking in to our resort hotel, we get ready to take a trip to the remote Rabbit Island. The remoteness of Rabbit Island has ensured that it receives few visitors and is still relatively unspoiled. We spend a relaxing day swimming or snorkeling, or just soaking up the sun on the beach.
Overnight in Kep.
Breakfast and packed lunch included.
Day 08: Depart to Kep - Phnom Penh International Airport
After having breakfast at the hotel, it's time to say good bye the Cambodian lovely beaches. Depending on your appointment the private air-conditioning vehicle will be at your hotel then transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport to catch up your departure flight.
Bicycle Tour from Cambodian Border to Siem Riep with Siya
My family and I (3 of us) just spent 6 fantastic days cycling through Cambodia with Siya and our driver. We had an excellent trip - Siya was an outstanding guide, very friendly, very fit and very knowledgeable. He genuinely seemed happy to be guiding us "tourists' around and loves cycling and photography. Siya was a pleasure to spend 6 days with. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to spend quality time in Cambodia and learn about the culture and see the countryside. He has great knowledge of the local bike routes too. Thank you, Siya.
Siem Reap best guide
We spent 2 days in Siem Reap with best guide, Siya Pouv! He and his wife Kim took great care of us. Ankor temples were fantastic and as my wife has vision and balance problems, Siya tailored the walking to our capabilities and gave us a great appreciation for the complex. We also visited floating village on the lake and walking thru the markets. His knowledge of Cambodian life and history gave us a real understanding and insight of this country. He truely went beyond our expectations! Great command of English. Ask for him if you want a superb and fun tour—he is also a guide for other Cambodia’s cities and would do a great job!
This tour is private and can be tailor-made to suit your travel needs. As a result, the price is quoted in US dollars and shown on a per-person basis. The 'Price From' quoted above is for parties of 2, 4 and 6 people and for options of accommodation are Superior (3 star), Deluxe (4 star), Luxury (5 star) hotels.
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>>Superior Level (3-star hotels in good locations): > 35 USD/room/night
>>Deluxe Level (4-star hotels): > 50 USD/room/night
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Phnom Penh International Airport
Upon request the Travel Loops would suggest to depart for your tour at 08:00 am.