Cambodia Tour cultural package Phnom penh to Angkor 12 days
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT PNHOM PENH.
In the arrival to Phnom Penh, reception at the airport by a member of our office and transfer in the hotel in the center of Phnom Penh. Beginning of the guided tours ( including Transport). The Pagoda of the Wat Phnom and the national museum (rich in statues resulting from Angkor). Sunset by boat in the confluence of Tonlé Sap and the Mekong. Transfer to your hotel . Overnight hotel
DAY 2: PHNOM PENH – TA KEO
The morning visits with English speaking guide, and private AC car, of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and departure with guide and private vehicle for Takeo, on the way visit of the sites of Tonle Bati, Ta Phrom and Yeay Peau, as well as Phnom Chisor. At night in simple hotel in Ta Keo ( Guesthouse).(air conditionned and attach bath)
Day 3: TA KEO -PHNOM DA- PHNOM PENH
Departure by private boat for Phnom Da, visit of the city of Angkor Borei (the ancient capital of the Fou Nan). Visit of the Museum and return to Pnhom Phen. The same hotel.
Day 4: PHNOM PENH -KOMPONG CHAM – KOMPONG THOM
Departure with English speaking guide, and private AC car, to Kompong Cham (temple of Vat Nokor) and Kompong Thom. Night in Kompong Thom in 2 stars hotel.(air conditionned and attach bath)
Day 5: KOMPONG THOM – SIEM REAP
Departure with English speaking guide, and private AC car, for a Discovery of Sambor Prei Kuk’s temples, certainly the most beautiful examples of the art PreAngkorian of the VIIth century., then, departure to Siem Reap for about 3 hours to arrive in Siem Reap, near Angkor. At arrival, transfer 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 templesl.
Day 6: ANGKOR
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 English speaking guide, and private AC 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.
Day 7: ANGKOR
Departure with English speaking guide, and private AC car, day dedicated 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-relief about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor’s construction.
Day 8: ANGKOR
Departure with your guide and private vehicle, for the visit of Morning visit of 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 9: BANTEAY SREI – KOBAL SPIEN
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 10: BENG MEALEA – KOH KER
Today we will go to the Beng Melea Temple which is still lost in the jungle. 2-3 hours drive through the beautiful countryside takes us there. Beng Melea, a very romantic temple, is almost the size of Angkor Wat and is one of the largest ensembles build during the Khmer Kingdom. It is enclosed by a huge moat of 1200m x 900m and the temple presents in places a veritable chaos of fallen debris beside areas that remain absolutely intact – but everywhere vegetation reigns as master. During our visit we will have to walk over ruins to fully explore this site. The decoration of Beng Malea is simple and animated only in certain areas but you can find several bas-reliefs’ showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology. Then we will go to visit Koh Ker Temple from 9th century, also lost in jungle Late afternoon return to Siem Reap
Day 11: TONLE SAP LAKE
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.
afternoon, we will visit Siem Reap central market and the Silk Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia’s beautiful silk production. We can see every step of silk production .
Day 12: ANGKOR – DEPART
Transfer at the airport 2h1 / 2 before the departure of your plane
The prices include: . All the transfers and the indicated transport, in AC car or Van. All the hotels indicated with inclusive breakfast. The English-speaking guides such as indicated. The entrances of temples and pagodas in Phnom Penh and in Angkor.
the special permit of Beng Mealea and Koh Ker
The prices don’t include: The meals of lunch and diner, and, the airport taxes. The not indicated visits. The insurances and The taxes photo or video.