Day 1 Arrive in Siem Reap
Upon you arrival in Siem Reap International airport , you will clear customs and immigration, getting your Visa on arrival fof 30$ . Be sure to bring one passport photo. Existing to baggage claim, you will be met by your English Speaking Tour Guide, holding a sign with your name on it. He will take you to the to your Hotel to drop your bags and wash up before having the rest of day at leisure.
Days 2 / Ta Prohm- Banteay Srei temple:
- At 7 am, we travel to the temple of Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to elelments, a reminder that while empire rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was discovered by French explorer Henri Mouhot in 1860, tentacle like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy. Lunch at the local restaurant:
- In afternoon, we head to Banteay Srei temple, Angkor ‘s ultimate art gallery. This petite pink temple is jewel in crown of Angkor- era sculptures. The elaborate carving here are the finest found in Cambodia and the name translates as the fortress of Women, thanks to the intricate details here, considered too fine for the hands of the man. Inscription at the site suggests it was built by a Brahman in 967 Ad. Back to hotel ( overnight in Siem Reap)
Days 3 Tonle Sap Kompong Khleng _ Food Tour:
- we travel southeast to one of the largest and least visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Khleng about 55 km from Siem Reap. It has a population of about 20,000 people, all of whom make a living from fishing industry. We explore the canals ( wet season) or streets ( Dry season) of this incredible town. In the wet season the house appears to be floating as the water laps at the verandas , but in the dry season towering stilts are revealed, the House almost like wooden skyscrapers. We visit one of pagoda here. Return to Siem Reap by road: Lunch at local restaurant
- Afternoon free at leisure
- Late Afternoon, you will experience the Food Tour around Siem Reap to sample delicious Cambodian dishes in serveral different location, from small local restaurant to night markets and bustling streets food stands. We started at 5 pm and sample everything from Cambodian soups and homestyle cooking to Cambodian BBQ to frogs stuffed with kroeng, a fragrant curry paste that is one of the defining ingredients of Khmer cousins. The evening tour is a fun way to get acquainted with Siem Reap and Cambodian Food.( overnight at Siem Reap)
Days 4: Angkor Wat + Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple
- Earlier Sunrise 5 am, we journey out to the Mather of all the temples, Angkor Wat believe to be the world ‘s largest religious building, this temple is perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and source of pride and strength to all Khmer. Built in the 12 century by king Suryavarman, This is most famous temple at Angkor . At one of the Pagodas in the ground of Angkor Wat, we will arrange a blessing from one of the Monks to offer you good fortune on your travels for the rest of your visit to Cambodia. As the crowds return to their hotel, we venture into Angkor Wat to enjoy its magnificence in peace and quiet.
- Breakfast on the Khmer traditional boat along Angkor Thom moat. Rest of the morning free at leisure.
- In the afternoon we visit the immense walled city of Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of king Jayavarman 7 . Following the occupation of Angkor by Chams from 1177 to 1181 AD, Then continue to visit The most impressive Faces temple Bayon. Overnight in Siem Reap Viroth hotel:
Days 5 : Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight:
- Morning at leisure and then meet the Guide and driver and transfer to the airport for your flight to phnom phen. Arrival in phnom phen, you will be transferred to the Hotel for check in.
- In the afternoon, we board a local boat for the sunset cruise on the river. We set off on Tonle Sap Lake. Which famously reverse direction each year, acting as the world ‘s largest natural flood barrier for the Mekong River. We cruise past the Royal Palace compound and around the Chrouy Changvar Peninsular on to mighty Mekong River . We cruise past small villages and see fishing boats preparing their cath. We return to Hotel:overnight in phnom phen:
Days 6: Living history Tour of Phnom Penh :
- we start our look at the living fabric of phnom phen at the very beginning, Wat Phnom. The city ‘s first pagoda was erected here in 1373 at the behest of the city founder, Madam Daun penh. We then seek out some of iconic buildings of the city that held tell the story of the city. We explore the post office square. Then explore the market for the fresh fruits shake or an iced coffee to finish things off. Lunch at local restaurant
- In the afternoon, we come face to face with the horrific crimes of Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng was a former high school that the Khmer Rouge turned into a center for interrogations, torture and death. Today it is a museum of torture and serves to remind Visoth’s of terrible atrocities that came to pass in Cambodia. 17,000 people passed through the gates of this prison and only seven live to tell the tale.
- We then travel out of town to killings Fields of Choeng Ek. Prisoners from Tuol Sleng follows this same route to their fate. An old Chinese cemetery, Choeng Ek was turn into an extermination camp for political prisoners. The remain of 8985 people were exhumed from mass graves and are kept in memorial stupas here. Despite the horrors of the past, it’s peaceful to go and tranquil spot to reflect on the tragic events that engulfed cambodia and its people. Overnight in phnom phen:
Days 7: Phnom Penh Royal Palace +National Museum:
- This morning we explore the stunning Royal Palace complex, home to Cambodian royal family and symbol of the nation. We begin amid the beautiful royal gardens, landscape with tropical plants and studded with gleaming spires. We enter the throne hall where the Royal receptions are held and cambodian king ‘s coronation took place. We then pass the Napoleon 3 pavilion made from Iron, a gift from French emperor in 19 century. We continue to the Silver pagoda, named after the 5000 silvers tiles covering the floor, each weighing 1 kg. Inside are some of country’s most cherished treasures, including a life- size gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds. We leave the Royal Palace and continue to the nearby National Museum, home to the world’s finest collection of sculptures from Angkor period. The exquisite building was complete between 1917 and 1920 and features a lush courtyard garden surrounded by collection from the pre- Angkor, Angkor, and post- Angkor period. We concentrate on the incredible sandstone sculptures from Angkor, as well as the intricate bronze: PM free or Traditional Dance at the local restaurant or National Museum of cambodia by Cambodian arts on stage: overnight in phnom phen:
Days 8: Phnom Penh- Kep
- we leave phnom phen and travel south on National Highway 3 towards the south coast. As we leave behind the suburbs of phnom phen, the road passes through some beautiful rural areas and there may be some good photos opportunity. We stop for a short break in Angk Tassom before continuing to the older French era beach resort of Kep. We check in a comfortable hotel for a night. Overnight at Knai Banchatt:
Days 9: kep- Kampot
- Today you will have the day at Leisure to relax at the Hotel or visit kompot town and pepper plantation by own arrangement or with tour.
(Overnight at Knai Banchatt)
Days 10: Kep- kampot
- Free day at your own leisure:
(Overnight at Knai Banchatt)
Days 11: Kep- kampot
Free day at your own leisure
(Overnight at Knai Banchatt)
Days 12: Kep- Phnom phen
Transfer from Kep to phnom penh airport for your flight home:
End the Trip