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Fascinating Cambodia / 11 days

Tour Outlines:
Day 1:  Arrival Phnom Penh and sunset cruise.
Day 2: Day excursion to Takeo, visit Phnom Da and visit Phnom Penh.
Day 3: Phnom Penh to Sambor Prei Kuh and to Siem Reap.
Day 4: Roluos sight-seeing + Kampong Phluk. Afternoon, artisan d’Angkor.
Day 5: Full day Angkor temples complex.
Day 6: Full day Grand Circuit.
Day 7: Siem Reap – Batdambang (by boat Nov – Feb), and by overland drive (Mar – Oct) incl. the visit at Silk Farm.
Day 8: Full day tour and sight-seeing in Batdambang by Remork (Tuk Tuk).
Day 9: Transfer to Phnom Penh and visit to Ouddong Mountain on the way.
Day 10: Full day Phnom Penh Sight-seeing
Day 11: Free time till transfer out.
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Day 1: ARRIVAL PHNOM PENH , TOUR IN THE AFTERNOON

Arrive in Phnom Penh by morning flight. Meet your guide and driver and transfer to your hotel for check in. Enjoy some time to yourself and lunch on your own before starting the afternoon tour.
Begin your adventure in Phnom Penh. This charming city will be your first encounter with the Kingdom of Cambodia and the legendary smiles and friendliness of the Cambodian people. Explore the capital city in a special. A tradition that was on the verge of disappearing before it received governmental support, the Cyclo tours around Phnom Penh remain one of the best ways to appreciate the energetic buzz of the city in combination with the historic sites and lively boulevard. Observe the colonial style buildings in the old French quarter such as the post office, the beautifully restored Van’s restaurant and the UNESCO building. Later in the afternoon pass by the lively boulevard and observe how thousands of locals prepare themselves for a total workout through aerobics and different kinds of sports. End the Cyclo tour at Wat Ounalom, Phnom Penh’s most important Pagoda. Wat Ounalom was established in 1443 and their grounds are home to 44 different structures. The pagoda allows for a remarkable insight into Buddhism and is a stunning example of traditional architecture. Towards sunset head for the small port and board a local boat to take in the sights of the city. The Royal Palace, National Museum and Wat Ounalom stand out in grandeur where the moving masses of exercising locals provide an entertaining end of the day. Disembark after one hour and enjoy dinner nearby the port on the riverside.
Meals: Dinner at Bopha Phnom Penh Restaurant
Overnight at Ohana Hotel / Rambutan Resort / White Manson / Sofitel Hotel

Day 2: PHNOM PENH – TAKEO- PHNOM PENH, Follow the tails of the civilization

Breakfast, ready to start for your excursion to the last religious Center of the Funan Kingdom. The temple Phnom Da is located 70 km from Phnom Penh in the province of Takeo. The way to Takeo takes you through some of Cambodia’s most beautiful countryside. Upon arrival, take a local speed boat to the temple on an old water channel constructed in the mid-6th century (depending on water levels). Nowadays this channel is still used for transportation between Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the river you can see duck farms, rice fields and fishing villages. It is a one tower temple built on the top of a mountain representing the mountain “Meru”. Visit a unique Indian-style sandstone temple, the Asram Maharosei. There is no other temple in Cambodia constructed in this style. On the way back, we visit a small museum with sculptures from the time of the Funan. Lunch can be enjoyed in Takeo town but is not included. After lunch we head back to Phnom Penh, with a short stopover at one of the temples constructed by King Jayavarman VII (1181-1219). On the way back you will visit the weaving village of King Svay. If time permits, visit Tonle Bati & Phnom Chisor. After, drive back to Phnom Penh and remain free for the evening.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel, lunch on the way on own account
Overnight at: Ohana Hotel / Rambutan Resort / White Manson / Sofitel Hotel

Day 3: PHNOM PENH – SAMBOR PREI KUH - SIEM REAP, OVERLAND DRIVE AND SIGHT-SEEING ON THE WAY

Today, take your early breakfast and prepare to check out and continue your trip to Siem Reap.
Transfer after breakfast to Kampong Thom province. Make a stop at Skuon, nicknamed “Spider Ville” for its deep fried Tarantula’s. If you are up to it, try yourself one of Cambodia’s delicacies. Continue to Sambor Prei Kuk. This remote temple site is located in the jungle of Kampong Thom and compared to Angkor receives very few visitors. It is a pre-Angkorian temple site that dates back to 7th century and the Isanapura period. Sambor Prei Kuk was in fact the capital of the Chenla Kingdom during that time and remains Cambodia’s oldest temple sanctuary. On arrival, enjoy a locally prepared lunch, which is served along the river side in small wooden huts. Afterwards, start a cycling tour of about 3km through the forest passing beautiful structured that are fully submerged with its natural environment. Return to town and continue the journey to Siem Reap. On the way make a stop at Kampong Kdei. This village is famous for its perfectly intact Angkorian Bridge, known locally as Spean Praptos. This ancient bridge is the highest and longest of the 800 year old ancient bridges in Cambodia and spans approximately 85m in length and 14m high. Arrive in Siem Reap late afternoon and check into your hotel for a free evening.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel, lunch on the way at local restaurant
Overnight at: Sokha Roth Hotel / Tara Angkor / Victoria Angkor resort / Navutu Dreams

Day 4: ROLUOS (Hiriharalaya), KAMPONG PHLUK AND BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE, SUNSET AT PRE RUB

Located 15km east of Siem Reap, Roluos temple group is the province oldest temple site. It was once the seat of the Hariharalaya, the first capital of the ancient Khmer Empire. Roluos’ three main features are Preah Ko, Lolei and Bakong. Bakong and Preah Ko were constructed by King Indravarman I where Lolei was constructed by King Yasovarman I. All three structures however, date back to the late 9th century and represent the beginning of the classical period of Khmer civilization. Continue afterwards to Kampong Phluk, which is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife. During the dry season when the water levels are low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary stilted houses. In the wet season when water level rises again, the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Enjoy an intriguing boat trip through the village and its mangroves and learn more about this exceptional way of life. Lunch is served at a local home. In the afternoon visit one of the jewels in the Angkor area, Banteay Srei, which dates back to the late 10th century. The enchanting temple is nearly everyone’s favourite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its remarkable state of preservation, small size and excellence of decoration. A special feature of the exquisite decoration was the use of hard pink sandstone. After visiting this beautiful structure continue to Pre Rup for an unforgettable Sunset. Afterwards return to Siem reap for a free evening.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel, Lunch at a local wooden house on the way to Banteay Srei
Overnight at: Sokha Roth Hotel / Tara Angkor / Victoria Angkor resort / Navutu Dreams

Day 5: VISIT THE GREAT CITY OF ANGKOR THOM AND THE RUINS IN ANGKOR COMPLEX

Today is one of your highlight day as you will visit the most highlight temples in Angkor Complex.
First in the morning, visit to the former capital of the Angkor Kingdom, Angkor Thom, which translates to “Great City”. The city covers an area of 9km² in which numerous breath-taking monuments were built. The South Gate offers the grandest access to the city where the Victory Gate grants access on the East side, leaving the East Gate, which is also known as the Gate of the Death beautifully untouched in a very quiet part of the complex. The centrepiece of the city is the Bayon. Its most distinctive features are the 216 serene stone faces that seemingly face all directions. The Baphuon and Phimeanakas are structures built in the 11th and 10th century respectively and both were built in the pyramid style. The Terrace of the Elephants is a 300 meters long terrace that has three main platforms and two subsidiary ones. Likewise, the Terrace of Leper King was constructed in the 12th century. The curious name of this terrace refers to a statue of the Leper King that is on the platform of the terrace. Lunch can be enjoyed in between the visits and may be back at the hotel or at a local restaurant in the Angkor area. The afternoon is dedicated to Ta Prohm, which is considered to be the most photographed temple within the Angkor complex. Constructed in the Bayon style between the late 12th and early 13th century, Ta Prohm was left pretty much untouched by archaeologists. The trees that grow out of the ruins allow for a mysterious feeling filled with photogenic opportunities. King Jayavarman VII constructed the temple as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university and it is estimated that close to 80.000 people resided at the temple. End the day at Angkor Wat, which dates back to the first half of the 12th century. King Suryavarman II constructed this magnificent masterpiece and built it to become the largest religious monument in the world. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, reliefs and sculptures make it one of the finest in the world. It took in its entirety roughly 30 years to construct Angkor Wat. Return to town for a free evening.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Overnight at: Sokha Roth Hotel / Tara Angkor / Victoria Angkor resort / Navutu Dreams

Day 5: VISIT THE GREAT CITY OF ANGKOR THOM AND THE RUINS IN ANGKOR COMPLEX

Today is your highlight day as you will visit the most highlight temples in Angkor Complex.
First in the morning, visit to the former capital of the Angkor Kingdom, Angkor Thom, which translates to “Great City”. The city covers an area of 9km² in which numerous breath-taking monuments were built. The South Gate offers the grandest access to the city where the Victory Gate grants access on the East side, leaving the East Gate, which is also known as the Gate of the Death beautifully untouched in a very quiet part of the complex. The centrepiece of the city is the Bayon. Its most distinctive features are the 216 serene stone faces that seemingly face all directions. The Baphuon and Phimeanakas are structures built in the 11th and 10th century respectively and both were built in the pyramid style. The Terrace of the Elephants is a 300 meters long terrace that has three main platforms and two subsidiary ones. Likewise, the Terrace of Leper King was constructed in the 12th century. The curious name of this terrace refers to a statue of the Leper King that is on the platform of the terrace. Lunch can be enjoyed in between the visits and may be back at the hotel or at a local restaurant in the Angkor area. The afternoon is dedicated to Ta Prohm, which is considered to be the most photographed temple within the Angkor complex. Constructed in the Bayon style between the late 12th and early 13th century, Ta Prohm was left pretty much untouched by archaeologists. The trees that grow out of the ruins allow for a mysterious feeling filled with photogenic opportunities. King Jayavarman VII constructed the temple as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university and it is estimated that close to 80.000 people resided at the temple.
Late of the day at Angkor Wat, which dates back to the first half of the 12th century. King Suryavarman II constructed this magnificent masterpiece and built it to become the largest religious monument in the world. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, reliefs and sculptures make it one of the finest in the world. It took in its entirety roughly 30 years to construct Angkor Wat. Return to town for a free evening.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Overnight at: Sokha Roth Hotel / Tara Angkor / Victoria Angkor resort / Navutu Dreams

Day 6: VISIT THE TEMPLES IN GRAND CIRCUIT, PREAH KHAN, NEAK PEAN, TA SOM AND END UP AT BAKHENG

Visit the last masterpieces in the jungle today. Pieces of stone can be seen and are scattered largely unrestored, Preah Kahn, which is one of the excellent monuments that is often given a pass for no obvious reason. Regarded to as one of the largest structures in the Angkor Kingdom, Preah Kahn was home to 100.000 officials and servants. Continue afterwards to Neak Pean, an artificial island situated in the Preah Kahn Baray. The four connecting lakes represented the four elements of nature; Water, Fire, Earth and Wind and by entering these pools it was believed that a disease could be cured. Travel further east after Neak Pean and visit the smaller Ta Som temple, which was built by King Jayavarman VII during the late 12th century to honour his father and previous King of the Kingdom, Dharanindravarman II. The eastern tower is of particular interest as it has been overgrown by a sacred fig and allows for one of Angkor’s most stunning pictures. Lunch can be enjoyed either back in town or at a local restaurant near Sras Srang before enjoying a short hike that leads from Batchum Temple to Sras Srang. Walk through the village and observe the daily activities of the people living in harmony with history. Enter Banteay Kdei, which is known also as the “Citadel of Monks”. Constructed in the same period as Ta Som, the temple reminds of a smaller Preah Kahn or Ta Prohm. End the day at Bakheng Mountain, for sunset if you wish.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Overnight at: Sokha Roth Hotel / Tara Angkor / Victoria Angkor resort / Navutu Dreams

Day 7: Siem Reap - Batdambang (by boat Nov - Feb), and by overland drive (Mar - Oct) incl. the visit at Silk Farm.

“November to February, trip can be conducted by boat, March to October by overland drive !”
After breakfast, prepare yourself for continuing to your next trip to Batdambang and say farewell to Siem Reap. Between November to February, the trip could be either by boat or overland.
Both overland and on boat trip, you will visit the floating village of Me Chrey, located on the north-western tip of the Tonle Sap. Me Chhrey, a small village allows for an authentic floating experience. The small village is home to families who unlike other floating communities still live in wooden house boats. The village moves throughout the year, depending on the water levels of the lake. At the end of the dry season when the lake’s water levels are at its lowest, the villagers move closer to shore and live primarily from agricultural activities on land. By visiting a local home you get a better understanding of life on the lake and your guide would be more than happy to translate your questions to your hosts. Continue to the Silk Farm of Artisans d’Angkor. Here people with underprivileged backgrounds are given an opportunity to improve their livelihoods by reviving the ancient crafts of making art and producing silk. A local representative accompanies you and walks you through the farm and explains all the steps necessary to produce quality silk. Continue the transfer and a simple picnic lunch can be enjoyed en route. Arrive mid-afternoon in Batdambang. Check into the hotel and enjoy some free time in the afternoon
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Overnight at: Stung Sangker Hotel / Classy Hotel & Spa / Batdambang Resort

Day 8: TOUR IN BATTAMBANG, VISIT THE VILLAGE AND SEE PEOPLE MAKING STICKER RICE, BAMBOO TRAIN

Today after breakfast, start your tour & visit in Batdambang. For small family, we bring you the experience of a local transport, Remork (Tuk Tuk), for mini/big group, you will still travel by van, coach or bus.
The first visit in the morning is Wat Damam and learn more about Pagoda Life in Cambodia. Continue to the Bamboo Train Station located a short cycle away and board the tiny train. This small engine powered train has a bamboo platform of 3 by 3 meters and can be considered the smallest passenger train in the world. The train can be completely dissembled to allow other transportation to pass on the single railway. A 45 minute ride will take you through Cambodia’s countryside and without a doubt will put you in touch with friendly local people transporting anything from fresh market produce to motorbikes and construction materials on the way. Visit the brick factory at the end of the rail track. Enjoy on the way a local snack and continue through small villages to the Killing fields of Battambang. Learn more about the history of Battambang during the Khmer Rouge years. Visit the village of Somrong Khnong and Don Tiu and on the way meet with the local people who produce sticky rice, rice paper, knives and a fish farm. Visit people at their beautiful Khmer home and enjoy a lunch locally prepared by the family. The house is a great break after a morning full of adventure. Bid farewell to your host and return to Battambang by bicycle. Take a rest in the hotel and depart by tuktuk for Phnom Banan. The hillside temple is located 25km south of Battambang and is like a smaller version of Angkor Wat. Built in the 10th century, its location is stunning. Enjoy the ride on the way and climb the stairs to the top for a beautiful view over the plains below. Return to town making a stop at the Battambang Winery. Unknown to the world, Cambodia also grows grapes and produces its own wine. With the help of foreign experts, medium sized wineries can be found around Battambang. Stop at one of the wineries and taste the Cambodian wine. Opt to walk around the property to learn more about the process before returning to the hotel for an evening at leisure
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel and Home Cooked Lunch
Overnight at: Stung Sangker Hotel / Classy Hotel & Spa / Batdambang Resort

Day 9: BAT DAMBANG - PHNOM PENH, VISIT KAMPONG LUONG AND OUDDONG

Leave Bat Dambang for Phnom Penh, the overland trip will take about 5 hours.
On the way, stop at Kampong Luong and visit the village of pottery productions. Continue your trip to Phnom Oudong, which was the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866 before the Siam (today Thais) invaded the country and Oudong was abandoned for Phnom Penh. On the top of the hill, there are several stupas containing the ashes of Khmer kings, including the King Ang Duong, the founder of the today capital of Phnom Penh.  The structure was heavily damaged in 1977 by the Khmer Rouge. Nowadays restorations have carefully taken place and the site remains on the list of tentative World Heritage monuments of UNESCO. Continue to transfer to Phnom Penh and arrive at the hotel in the mid-afternoon. Enjoy some time to yourself and depart in the late afternoon for Wat Phnom, located on a man-made hill, 27m high. It is believed that Daun Penh, a wealthy widow, found four Buddha statues in a Koki tree floating in the river. She built a small pagoda in 1373 to house the statues after which in 1437 King Ponhea Yat ordered the construction of Wat Phnom, what eventually lead to the city’s namesake: Phnom Penh. Return to the hotel for a free evening.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Overnight at: Ohana Hotel / Rambutan Resort / White Manson / Sofitel Hotel

Day 10: PHNOM PENH, CITY TOUR AND VISIT THE TEMPLES

Today, enjoy your tour and visit the capital city of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, the commercial and industrial city, and it the most busiest city in the Kingdom.
Your visit today will start at the Royal Palace, it was built by the French in 1866 on the site of the old town. The main building on the compound is the Throne Room. It was built in 1917 in the traditional Khmer style and has a tiered roof and a 59-meter tower, which is influenced by Angkor Thom’s Bayon Temple. On the compounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. On the inside the floor is comprised of more than 5000 silver tiles, which together weigh nearly 6 tons. The pagoda houses a magnificent 17th century Emerald Buddha statue and a 90kg gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds. Right next to the palace, the National Museum of Phnom Penh was designed by French historian George Groslier also following traditional Khmer architecture. The museum itself is a landmark and masterpiece in the capital. It houses some of the most valuable Khmer Art and is home to a permanent display of Post-Angkorian Buddha statues. Lunch is served in a nearby restaurant. The afternoon is dedicated to a more unpleasant past; the genocide museums of Cambodia. Learning more about Cambodia’s recent history is essential and helps to increase one’s perception of Cambodia’s development and the people’s mentality. When on 17 April 1975 Phnom Penh fell, the Khmer Rouge evacuated the city with force leaving and left the capital as a ghost city. Pol Pot turned the former High School of Chao Ponhea Yat into the S-21 (Tuol Sleng) prison camp where “enemies of the regime” were tortured and later killed. All of its prisoners were registered and photographed and nowadays these pictures deck the narrow halls of the Genocide Museum of Tuol Sleng. It is believed that over 17.000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng, all of them but seven known survivors, eventually found their death. Prisoners who did survive the torture of Tuol Sleng were brought to Choeung Ek, which is known as “The Killing Fields”. This seemingly peaceful area located 17km from Phnom Penh was for everyone entering the site the end of the line. Nowadays it is home to a memorial stupa containing over 5000 skulls, which allows the Khmer people to return and honor their ancestors who died by the Pol Pot regime. End the day with a shopping spree at the Russian Market where you cna find any souvenir you need to bring back home from this wonderful trip!
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
Overnight at: Ohana Hotel / Rambutan Resort / White Manson / Sofitel Hotel

Day 11: PHNOM PENH, LEISURE DAY AND TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT OUT

Enjoy your breakfast and relax at the hotel till time for the pick up to the airport. Time of pickup transfer is required 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to your departure time. End of service!
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel

Tour Inclusion Of:
– Hotel night incl. Breakfast based on TWN sharing;
– Transfers and visits with private vehicle;
– English Speaking guide for all tours + transfers;
– Water and cold towels on sightseeing days;
– Tickets and Entrances’ fees on sites;
– Meals as specified in program summary;
– Excursions and additional transportation as mentioned;
– Personalized program in details;
– Pure drinking water and refreshing towels during tour and sight-seeing;
– Taxes and service charges.

Tour Exclusion Of:
– Visa & Camera’s fee;
– Travel insurance;
– Departure taxes (if applicable);
– Personal Expenses;
– Additional services are not mentioned in the program;
– Tips and other gratuities;
– Meals that is not specified in the program.

* Bookings and Payments:
– All services are subject to availability.
– In the event of an activity being unavailable, then the best reasonable alternative will be offered.
– In the event of chosen hotel accommodation becoming unavailable after confirmation, the best reasonable alternative accommodation will be offered.
– Reservations will be made only on confirmation of tour services.
– In the event of cancellation by the guest less than 3 days, 50 percent cancelation’s fee will be applied;
– We reserve the right to impose any cancellation fees from any third parties.
– In the event of cancellation due to forces beyond the control of Angkor Destination Travel, all deposits- received will be returned.
– The settlement should be by international bank transfer in advance, or (exceptionally) cash or credit card (Visa or Master card only) in Siem Reap – banking fees may be charged.

* Booking Information:
To book your tour, we require the following to be confirmed:
– Submit us the email confirmation of a final itinerary a minimum of 1 week prior to arrival for FIT,
and/or 25 days prior for group tours.
– We accept all types of credit cards (Visa or Master card and Amex).
– Payment by cash up on arrival is the most preferable.
– Payment by credit cards are subjected to add 2.5% for Visa & master cards, and 4.5% for Amex.

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