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Best of Cambodia - 6 days

Regarded under the name “Kingdom of Wonder”, Cambodia is undoubtedly a must-visit destination in Southeast Asia as travellers are not only able to wander around famous historical sites and incomparable temples of Angkor, from the crumbling jungle-clad Ta Prohm to breathtaking Angkor Complex itself but also experience authentic Khmer local life via daily activities in many other non-iconic destinations. Taking a glimpse into the past, following great aspects of Cambodian art and culture at relic sites, your senses will be fully awaken. Before sunset, indulge in authentic local life while boating around Cambodian floating villages. The day finishes by an intimate dinner with Apsara dance performance and city promenade crossing Phare street circus show.

Highlights

  • Visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh
  • Marvel at the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap
  • Watch 2 different shows of Cambodian art performance: Traditional Apsara dance and Morden circuit of PHARE
  • Explore Merchrey “floating village”
  • Get blessing by a Monk in a temple of Angkor complex

Itinerary

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day 1
PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

Welcome to Phnom Penh! The capital of Cambodia, once known as the Paris of the East, Phnom Penh has undergone rapid development, yet it has retained much its rustic charm and elegance.

Take the remainder of the first day of your Cambodia travels to relax after your flight.

Meals: Nil

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

Optional activities: If you still have energy to explore the city today, Sens would like to suggest following

Walk along the most scenic area of Phnom Penh, from Royal Palace along the walking path on the riverside  to boat pier where you board a sunset cruise to relax and watch the magic color pour down on the glittering city. Coming back from the cruise, you can have dinner at one of many fine dinning or local restaurant at this trendy and busy area.
Watching Plae Pakaa/Fruitful a traditional Cambodian performing arts in the garden of the National Museum.

Plae Pakaa daily show start at 7:00pm (1hr)

High season (Oct-Mar) – close on Sunday & Public holiday

Low season (Jun-Aug) – close on Mon-Thu & Public holiday

day 2
PHNOM PENH - CITY HIGHLIGHTS

Today visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda with its incredible solid silver floor. Wander the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artefacts. Scale the steps up a small hill to see Wat Phnom Temple, the birthplace of Phnom Penh.

Learn about Cambodia dark history when visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, housed in a former high school building which was used as Security Prison 21 (S-21). Light your mood up with next visit to  Chmapey Academy of Art, learn about traditional Khmer dance and martial art, parts of the culture of Cambodia which this organization works to preserve, and enjoy a demonstration.

Finally, close your day at the Central Market when the heat already descending. The Central market is perfect place for a sense of the bustling daily life of local people, many photo chance as well as Khmer specialties tasting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

Note:

At the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing; short pants (above the knee) or sleeveless tops are not permitted.

day 3
PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT - APSARA DANCE DINNER

This morning drive to Siem Reap – or take the option to fly at extra charge – where you’ll explore the famed Angkor Wat Temple, the symbol of the culture of Cambodia. The largest and best preserved among the many temples in the area, Angkor Wat is the highlight for most Cambodia travellers, and the experience of walking its sacred grounds is not to be forgotten. In the evening, enjoy dinner with an Apsara dance show – a must for any visitor to Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 4
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR THOM - BANTEAY SREI - PRE RUP

Begin your day entering the South Gate of Angkor Thom, then view the massive stone faces on the towers of the Bayon. Continue to Ta Prohm which has been left just as it was when rediscovered: a photogenic and atmospheric maze of jungle growing up through temple ruins. Explore Banteay Srei, a smaller temple which nevertheless stands out for its ornate red sandstone design.

Close your day Pre Rup, with a spectacular sunset view over the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 5
SIEM REAP - MECHREY - PHARE CIRCUS SHOW

This morning explore Mechrey “floating village” by boat, cruising past a floating school, farms and houses in this water-borne community. Amidst the greetings of friendly locals, glimpse the genuine lake culture of Cambodia and the traditional family lifestyle.

Then visit a local pagoda, chat with the monks to learn more about Buddhism in Cambodia, and participate in a good luck blessing ceremony. The monks will chant blessings, sprinkle holy water on you, and fasten a sacred bracelet around your wrist, said to protect you from any evil spirits or accidents, and sure to be a tangible reminder of your Cambodia travels after you arrive home.

You will be free for the rest of the afternoon, and in the evening enjoy a performance from PHARE. The Cambodian Circus has long been famous, and this NGO teaching street kids to become circus artists is a regular at international circus conventions worldwide. Enjoy their creative interpretations of modern life and issues in Cambodian society.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

Note:

In dry season (Mar-Sep), when the water is low clients will visit Chong Kneas floating village instead.

day 6
SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

After breakfast you will be free until time for transfer to the airport for your departing flight. We wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Breakfast

note
HOTELS IN TOUR

Cities

Comfort

Superior

Deluxe

Phnom Penh

River Home Boutique Hotel

Superior Room

Queen Grand Boutique Hotel

Deluxe Room

Palace Gate Hotel

Royal Deluxe Room

Siem Reap

New Riverside Hotel

Superior Room

Saem Siem Reap Hotel

Deluxe Room

Templation Angkor Hotel

Junior Suite Room

Remarks: In places where there are no hotels of 4 star or 5 stars, we will quote based on the best hotel category available for Superior and Deluxe category.

Tour Price Includes:

  • 05 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees as mentioned on tour
  • Private boat/OX cart trip in Tonle Sap Lake
  • PHARE show
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Food and Beverages (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Visa to Cambodia
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • All not mentioned in Exclusion