Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Highlights of Cambodia

Travel back in time to the Golden Age of the Khmer Kingdom then experience the modern bustle of Cambodian urban life on this five-day adventure that takes you from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, capturing the essence of Cambodia.

- Start city: Siem Riep
- Departure city: Siem Riep
- Siem Riep - Angkor - Phnom Penh
- Duration: 5 days 4 nights
- Private Tour. Departure: Daily, upon your request

Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival

Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor Temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Driver and guide of Travel Cambodia will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. In the rest of the afternoon, we drive to the Archeological Park to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat—the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. IF weather is permitted, we will take the balloon over Angkor Wat for panorama view of whole the Angkor complex.

- Meals: N/A
- Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm, at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour. Begin with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Khmer cuisine served at the home of a local. After lunch we drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 3: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Today we fly from Siem Reap to Cambodia’s bustling capital, Phnom Penh. Despite its recent turbulent history, Phnom Penh’s wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of this afternoon, we will visit the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda and spend sometimes at the Russian market for bargain hunting.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodations: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 4: Phnomepnh City Tour
Spend the day on a city tour, visiting the capital’s main attractions. Start by learning about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s recent, bloody history on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek “Killing Fields.” In the afternoon, enjoy the cyclo ride down Sihanouk Boulevard to visit the National Museum.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodations: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Bon voyage!
Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodations: N/A
- Meal: Breakfast

Note:Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability.If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered.
All hotels are rated according to local standards.
All itineraries are flexible and can easily be altered to suit your needs and interests.
Please contact one of our travel consultants for more information.


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