Cambodia discovery tour 13 days
Day 1: arrival at Phnom Penh. At arrival welcome at the airport by a member of our office and transfer in the hotel in the center of Phnom Penh. The beginning of the guided tours ( inclusive private guide and Transport). The Pagoda of Wat Phnom and the national museum (rich in statues resulting from Angkor). Sunset by boat in the confluence of Tonlé Sap and the Mekong
Day 2: the morning visits of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda , and departure with guide and private car for Ta keo, on the way visit of the sites of Tonle Bati, Ta Phrom and Yeay Peau, as well as Phnom Chisor. Night in hotel in Ta Keo . (guest house)
Day 3: Departure by private speed boat for visit Phnom Da temples and visit Angkor Borei site (the ancient capital of the kingdom of Fou Nan). Visit of the Museum and return to Phnom Penh. Night in same hotel.
Day 4: Departure by tourist bus (4 hours) to Sihanoukville , near ocean. Night in hotel 3 star meadows of the beach. Free day, relaxation.
Day 5: Sihanoukville: free Day at leisure or additional program to visit Ream National Park.
Day 6: Sihanoukville: free Day.at leisure or additional program to visit Ream National Park.
Day 7: Return from Sihanoukville , to Phnom Penh by tourist bus, (same hotel). free afternoon in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Departure with guide and private car to Kompong Cham (visit Vat Nokor) and Kompong Thom. Night in Kompong Thom.
Day 9: Departure with guide and vehicle for a Discovery of Sambor Prei Kuk’s temples, certainly the most beautiful examples of the art Pré-Angkorien of the VIIth century.and departure for about 5 hours drive to arrive in Siem Reap, near Angkor. At arrival, transfert to hotel and short visit of Siem reap. At 4.30 PM, we will go on Angkor site for look Angkor Wat from outside and after go to Phnom Bakhend temple to watch the sunset on Angkor Wat and others temples.
Day 10: From the 9th to 13th century, Angkor was the heart of a rich and sophisticated civilization. You will see massive stone monuments, wide majestic causeways, imposing gateways and towers, all in a wonderful jungle setting.. Morning you will visit with your prived professional guide and private car, the “Great City” of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon dicated to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares.With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor’s construction.
Day 11: Departure with your guide and private vehicle, for the visit a selection of temples, including the Royal City of Preah Khan with impressive sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon, Preah Rup.
Afternoon we will continue our visits by Thommanon temple , Ta keo , one of Angkor’s great temple mountains, Ta Prohm with a part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang a Royal bathing place, Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures. We will visit Les Chantiers Ecole, a handicraft center located in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers Ecole was founded in 1992 and its aim is to revive that ancient Khmer art. This organization gives young people the opportunity to learn the art of stone, wood carving, and silk weaving .
Day 12: Departure with your guide and private vehicle, Morning we will visit the enchanting Banteay Srei. It appears that the temple was designed to leave no space undecorated, and the fine carvings in pink sandstone are unique. We will continue after by car to a little chain of hills. near Kobal Spien and continue our journey on foot, approximately 40 minutes walk. We will discover that the riverbed and the rocks around are covered with carvings representing the gods of the Hindu religion dating as the 11th century, its the “thousand Lingas Rivers” The water runs over the sculptures of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Rama and many Lingas, which were carved in stone in the past to sanctify the water and Gods.
After this visit, we will go to Banteay Samre, with elaborate architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a local village. and visit of Baray Oriental sites, built by Rajendravarman : Banteay Kdey, Pré Rup, Preasat Khleang, Mébon Oriental.
Day 13: This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floatting schools, floatting police station, etc. It is same as a big village floatting on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and curant. . Transfer to airport 2hours before your international flight departure
The prices include: All the transfers and the indicated visits. All visit by private car or minibus as per the number of persons. All the hotels as indicated with inclusive breakfast. The English-speaking guide such as indicated. The entrances of temples and pagoda in Phnom Penh and Angkor special permit.
The prices don’t include: the lunch and diner meals. The not indicated visits.
Circuit in hotel 3 stars: for the persons who wish a circuit in hotel 3 & 4 stars, the residence in Ta Keo and in Kompong Thom is in hotel standard (no 3 & 4 stars in these little towns)Tags:Angkor, Angkor Wat, asia, Banteay Srei, Bayon, Cambodia, cambodian, circuit, journey, khmer, Laos, mekong, Phnom Penh, photo, photos, Preah Khan, siam, Siem Reap, Ta keo, Ta Prohm, Tonle Sap, Tour, tourism, travel, travel cambodia, travels, vietnam