Tour Code: Sample Tour 1
Group size: 62 people
Time: April 2010
Tour Code: Sample
Duration: 5 days/4nights
Starts/Ends: Siem Reap / Phnom Penh
- Full Itinerary
- Price & Inclusion
Day 01: Arrival Siem Reap (D)
Upon arrival at Siem Reap and check into our hotel, in the afternoon you will explore Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakheng until sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap
Hotel: Steung Siem Reap hotel – Superior room.
Day 02: Siem Reap (B, L, D)
In the morning, we will explore Angkor Thom the site of the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Visit the South Gate, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Then, we visit Ta Prohm, which many consider the most charming of all the temples. Afternoon we will Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season.
Here we have a two-hours boat trip observing how local people go about their daily lives, during the boat trip we stop to visit a bird garden and a fishing farm, and also our boat driver will stop for us to visit the floating school which is a lot of the poor children study in this school, and they are the fisherman’s children and a local market will also prove a rewarding experience for today. Overnight in Siem Reap
Hotel: Steung Siem Reap hotel – Superior room
Day 03: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by overland (B, L, D)
Early morning we will depart Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by bus; afternoon we will visit the Choeng Ek killing field which is about 16km from Phnom Penh and the Toul Sleng genocide Museum, when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975 they converted a former high school in the suburbs of Phnom Penh into detention and torture centre known as Toul Sleng, or S21, a genocide museum was established at Toul Sleng after 1979 and today it remains as it looked when abandoned by the Khmer Rouge.
Hundreds of faces of those tortured line the walls inside the old school. Most of the 17,000 people detained at Toul Sleng were eventually transported to Choeung Ek , a mass gravesite known to the locals as the Killing fields after the popular movie , Choeung Ek also serves as a memorial to those killed under the Khmer Rouge rule. Overnight inPhnom Penh
Hotel: Castle hotel – Deluxe room
Day 04: Phnom Penh full day (B, L, D)
This morning we start our tour to visit the Royal Palace situated on the site of the former citadel, it was built by king Norodom in 1966, in front of the Mekong. inside its walls are the throne hall , the Chan Chaya Pavilion , used for performances of classical dance , the Napoleon III Pavilion , and the king’s and Queen’s residential quarters. In the royal palace we also visit the Silver Pagoda called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha; it is located in the walls of the Royal Palace. Inside, its floor is made up of 5,000 silver blocks. In the centre of the Pagoda, there is a magnificent 17th century emerald Buddha statue made of baccarat crystal.
The walls enclosing the pagoda are covered with frescoes depicting episodes from the Khmer version of the Ramayana. Continue to visit National Museum – near the Royal Palace, Cambodia’s National museum offers a charming setting for the display of a stunning collection of Khmer art. Predominantly worked in stone, the sculptures date from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras, In the afternoon, we will explore the colorful market of Russian, Central market.
The Central market is where most people do their shopping. There are many branches leading off the central area and the market’s high roof is very impressive. Both markets are the place to pick up a few bargains, especially the “Russian” market which specializes in antiques, souvenirs and chea;p CDs and DVDs. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Hotel: Castle hotel – Deluxe room.
Day 05: Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight out of Cambodia…
- All private transfer with air-conditioning vehicle (45seats bus throughout the country)
- Local English speaking tour guide (Throughout the country)
- Accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast and tax
- Entrance fee
- Bottle water, cold towel during sightseeing
- Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
- Luggage truck during transfer in and out
- Airfare, tax
- Own expenses
- Departure tax (USD25)
- Items not mention in program
- All beverages during the included meals