This tour begin in Phnom Penh and continue to Angkor, the 2 main destinations of Cambodia, with a schedule as follows: arrival the morning of first day and departure after the breakfast of the last day. It will be fitted out to your official arrival / departure times in Phnom Penh and Angkor as well as the related tariffs. It may start from Angkor depending on your flight schedule, program and tariffs being adapted accordingly.
Day 1 : International / Phnom Penh
Morning: Welcome to Phnom Penh airport by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Installation in rooms if available. Free time and lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon: First contact with the capital and visit the Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace housing the Silver Pagoda (first built in 1866 after King Norodom’s final installation in Phnom Penh following the abandonment of Oudong. All the components of the Royal Palace were reconstructed in hard, while maintaining the same architecture, in 1917, under the reign of King Sisowat), the National Museum (a magnificent Khmer classical ocher-colored building housing an admirable collection of Cambodia’s glorious past) and strool along the river in late afternoon. Lunch during visits and dinner in local restaurants, overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Phnom Penh
Full day visit of Phnom Penh including the Genocide Museum of Toul Sleng, former school converted into a torture center under the Pol Pot regime, and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, memorial containing the remains of the Cambodians executed by the Khmer Rouges and located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh and the Central Market (yellow-colored, built in the 1930s, consists of an immense dome and four wings that cover vast ramifications of walkways with goods stands). Lunch during visits and dinner in local restaurants, overnight at the hotel.
Option: Plae Pakaa at National Museum performs in high and low seasons, which transports you to the different regions of the Kingdom, leading you through traditional ceremonies and celebrated dances, in the splendid gardens of the National Museum. Take part in this exploration of Cambiodia’s rich culture inspired by the Angkorian era. Supplement +13USD per adult, +06USD per child.
Day 3 : Phnom Penh
Morning: Visit the Wat Phnom, Ounalom Pagoda and the Russian market where you can find all kinds of disparate souvenirs to take away. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Transfer to the port and embarkation to the village of Taskor, located 10kms on the other bank of the Mekong, where you will discover the work of Nouvelles Pousses (NGO) in the village: school, medical center, a water treatment center. We also discover a specificity of the village, the manufacture of mats from the field of papyrus. Depending on the season, transplanting of rice, lotus fields, harvest and the life of a Cambodian village. Access to the village by boat takes an hour to go, and maximum 15 minutes more to return, according to the current of the Mekong. Transfers in the village are made by local tuk-tuks and return to Phnom Penh is expected around 18:30.
The visit is feasible every day but the passage in a class at school is an important moment. So if possible avoid Thursdays, Sundays and holidays. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Phnom Penh / Angkor
Morning: Flight to Siem Reap and meet at airport with your guide. Transfer to your hotel, installation in the room.
Visit of Angkor Thom which, after the passage of the South Gate, brings together the Bayon temple, the Terraces of Elephants and the Leper King, the Royal Palace and the Baphuon. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Angkor Thom was built by Jayavarman VII from the end of the 12th century and acquired the status of capital for about 300 years. This is why we encounter in this city some later monuments, but also some that are anterior to the work of the king.
Afternoon: Continue to Angkor Thom with the Kleangs, Prah Pithu, Victory Gate, Thommanon, Chau Say, and then wait for the sunset over the towers of Angkor Wat, a world-famous moment and appreciated by visitors. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Angkor
Morning: Visit the Small Circuit with the temples Takeo, Taprohm (superb and world-famous whose giant roots, which have grown over the centuries, enclose whole sections of walls and prevent them from collapsing), Banteay Kdei, Terrace of the Sras Srang, Prasat Kravan. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Visit of the Grand Circuit with the temples Pre Rup, Mebon, Tasom, Neak Pean, Prah Khan (another major temple of the site of Angkor, which was once a city surrounded by a 700m side wall, housing a university). Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Angkor
Morning: Excursion to Kbal Spean “the river of the thousand Lingas”, part of river carved over a few hundred meters, which is reached after a small walk in forest, and Banteay Srei “the Citadel of Women”, small pink sandstone temple finely chiseled, through the fields and local villages. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Entirely at Angkor Wat, the most famous and extensive monument of the complex, a masterpiece of Khmer art, whose central towers are the pride and symbol of an entire nation. The temple is surrounded by moats and galleries adorned with sumptuous bas-reliefs. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 : Angkor
Morning: Excursion to the Tonle Sap Lak with boat tour of floating fishing villages. Small stroll in ox-cart before transfer to the pier. Tonle Sap is the world’s finest freshwater lake which welcomes one of the largest colony of threatened waterbird species in Southeast Asia. The life of fishermen is truly unique: installed on floating houses on very high stilts, they depend on water fluctuation and use a wide variety of fishing gear whether it is family, artisanal or industrial. Return to Siem Reap.
The Old market for shopping, and the former French colonial quarter which adjoins, will embellish the visit of Siem Reap, the City of Temples whose name is now highly evocative. In late afternoon, you’ll stroll through the Night Market, very close. The crafts and products for sale on Siem Reap’s markets are very rich and varied and you can stroll through the aisles in search of the object sought after, to take away or to offer. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Afternoon: Recreational afternoon at the Cambodian Cultural Village Cambodian Cultural Village, in a 21ha park, between the city and the airport. You will attend scenes of everyday life played by young actors, dancers and artists, all along a course arranged in this space, and highlighting the various ethnic minorities of Cambodia and their customs. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 : Angkor / International (or Phnom Penh)
After breakfast, flight to Phnom Penh or international.
The transfer to the airport for your international flight will be made 2 hours before departure of the aircraft. This transfer will take place 1 hour before takeoff if you take a domestic flight.
Tariffs including 10% VAT
Price in US$ per person based on the double occupancy (2 persons) :
* Category B/2*: from 867US$ per person.
* Category A Std/3*: from 906US$ per person.
* Category A Sup/4*: from 1000US$ per person.
* Category A Sup/5*: from 1319US$ per person.
* Cost of the flight Phnom Penh-Siem Reap with Cambodia Angkor Air: 111USD/person. Price may change without prior notice by the company. If other flights are available at the time of request, we will notify you.
The tariffs above are given as information only and need confirmation after inquiry. They have been worked out on a basic-hotel-of-each-category basis and are payable whether in USD cash once in Cambodia or by bank transfer, before your departure, as listed on our General Conditions section.
The flight Phnom Penh/Siem Reap is not included in the tariffs.
These tariffs take into account the numerous increases that took place in recent years: tax on accommodation, guide fees, restaurants, gasoline, new visit fees at Angkor and Phnom Penh, the 10% VAT on every service.
From Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Vientiane, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, it is possible to start and end the tour either by Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, thanks to the daily flights operating between these cities.
We will recommend the visits to be done in keeping with the length of your stay in each town as well as the domestic flights to be arranged.
Are included in our tariffs: Accommodation on double occupation basis with daily breakfast, all meals in various local restaurants (as of 1 dinner-show of traditional Khmer dances with the famous Apsaras dancers), all land transfers and transport in air-conditioned vehicle, all visit fees regarding to program, English or French graduated guide (inquire for other nationality), the bottled water and cold towels during sightseeing, 10% VAT on every service.
Are excluded from our tariffs: The visa, the flights, all drinks at hotel and restaurants, the personal expenses and exceptional expenses due to fortuitous events, the individual insurance to take out before traveling, the tips, all expenses not clearly stated in the section “are included in our tariff”.
The flight Phnom Penh/Siem Reap is not included in our tariffs and may change without notice by the Airline. It will be communicated to you when you make contact.
For example, the cost of that flight is 111US$ per person (validity January 2017) including the domestic airport tax, with Cambodia Angkor Air. If other options are available when you book, you’ll be notified.
Compulsory Gala dinners: Christmas’s eve December 24th & New Year’s eve December 31st. Numerous hotels in Cambodia apply that condition to every booking passed these days. We’ll inform you at the time of booking.
Supplements never included in our rates.