5 Days Cambodia Phnom Penh Siem Reap Tour
DAY 1: ARRIVE – PHNOMPENH (-/- /D)
Arrival Phnompenh airport, greet and transfer to hotel. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a cruise for view Tonle Sap River (1 hour). Situated at the “Four Arms” where the Mekong meets the Tonle Sap River before splitting into branches, Phnom Penh offers the ideal location to discover the mighty Mekong. Board a nicely restored wooden boat for a day cruise, enjoy the unspoiled landscapes along each bank and visit the traditional villages with their old pagodas on the islands. Dinner at restaurant in the city. Accommodation at hotel in Phnompenh.
DAY 2: PHNOMPENH CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Morning: Transfer to visit the Killing Field (Choeung Ek), the memorial at Choeung Ek just outside Phnom Penh. During the Khmer Rouge regime, it became one of the killing fields the site of the brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals. Choeung Ek is now a group of mass graves and a memorial stupa containing thousands of skulls. After that come back to visit S-21 or Toul Sleng prison (Genocide Museum) was the most secret organ of the KR regime. S-21 stands for “Security Office 21” S-21 was Angkor’s premier security institution, specifically designed for the interrogation and extermination of anti Angkor elements. Lunch at a local restaurant.
After Lunch, we proceed to visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces.
We then continue to visit the nearby Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), the pagoda displays plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Free shopping at Tuol Tumpoung market, (called Russian market), ideal center for cloths, the memories and the ancient objects Dinner at restaurant. After dinner, return to hotel. Accommodation at hotel in Phnompenh.
DAY 3: PHNOMPENH – SIEM REAP (B/L/D)
Depart to Siem Reap (approx 314km). On route you will witness the everyday lives of Cambodians as you pass through interesting provincial towns, bucolic villages, and delightful scenery. This is no freeway dash as you will often slow down to let cows and water buffalo wander across the road, pass horse drawn carriages, and school kids walking and cycling to/from school.
Not far from Phnom Penh you may choose to stop at Skoun, also known as ‘Spiderville’ due to the deep fried tarantula that is the local delicacy, are you adventurous enough to try one? Lunch en route. Last you may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Prahtos – an ancient Angkorian bridge built by the Khmers 1,000 years ago. Then continue to Siem Reap town for hotel check in. Dinner at local restaurant and Enjoy walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market
DAY 4: SIEM REAP EXPLORATION (B/L/D)
Today after breakfast at your hotel then we start on our bike and cycle in option (45 minutes for cycling) to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride 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. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at restaurant. In the afternoon, we continue to visit the famous temple Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site since 1992. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-reliefin the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill. Dinner at restaurant with Apsara Dance. After dinner at restaurant, Enjoy for food or body Khmer massage 01 hour before transfer to hotel for Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 5: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B/-/- ) Free at leisure for your own discovery Transfer to the airport for departure flight to the next destination say good bye to your Cambodia tour guide and driver
- Private transportation with English speaking guide throughout the program
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, based on Twin sharing
- Private boat trip as stated in above sights
- Meals, sightseeing and entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
- Purified water during transferring
- 1 FOC based on the above services for 15 paying pax. Maximum 2 FOC
- Arrival / Departure air ticket
- Travel Insurance & other personal expenses.
- Meals not mentioned in the program, beverage during meals
- Visa fee (if applicable)
- Tips for guide and driver:
- 1 – 3 pax: USD 10 /Group/Day
- 4 – 6 pax: USD 15/Group/Day
- 7 pax up: USD 3/pax/Day