Image of Cambodia

Image of Cambodia

 Day 1 : Arrival - Phnom Penh
On arrival at Po Chen Tong Airport , you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh lies near the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. This riverside town still maintains considerable charm despite its recent turbulent history. An afternoon city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country. We visit both structures as well as the National Museum for an appreciation of the splendour of Khmer history. Afterwards we climb up a small hill to visit the legendary Wat Phnom and catch a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2 : Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor Temples
Today we board a short morning flight to Siem Reap. On arrival you are greeted and driven to hotel. This tranquil town is our base for exploring the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which was the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD. Upon leaving Siem Reap Town we set off on a short drive to the archeological area and spend our time to visit the most striking structures. They are the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns , libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B)

Day 3 : Siem Reap - Angkor Temples
The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore the well known Ta Prohm and some nearby temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. They almost belong to the small circuit according to the archaeologist's division. Upon leaving this area we visit various famous temples of the grand circuit such as Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup. We round off our exciting day with a walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill to admire the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B)

Day 4 : Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Heading out of town we embark an express boat navigating along the Tonle Sap River to Phnom Penh. This river journey takes anything from four to six hour depending on season. No matter how long it will be, it is still an unforgettable experience as we can have close contact with local passengers and see the picturesque scenery changing all along the way. On arrival at Phnom Penh pier, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge still can be seen at the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. We visit these infamous sites in an afternoon tour before strolling around one of the city's lively open markets, Psar Toul Tom Pong, all called the Russian Market. This bustling trading center is full of local handicrafts and artifacts. The ideal way of spending your last evening in Cambodia is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (B)

Day 5 : Phnom Penh - Departure
There is a free time for your own exploration of the city and wandering around the shopping areas. The trip ends after your transfer to Pochentong Airport for departure. (B)