Cambodia in Depth & Essential Heritage
Highlights of tour:
Explore some untouched islands nearby Sihanoukville: Kaoh Rong Island, the largest island off the coast of Cambodia and Hoh Rong Saloem located in the South of Cambodia. Explore these Islands with unique attributes within the Indochina Riviera of Thai-Cambodian-Vietnamese coastline comprising untouched islands, pristine beaches, calm turquoise waterways. Capturing the magnificence of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with ancient temple ruins and towering monuments as Essential tour with unforgettable memories of Khmer Kingdom.
Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap – Small circuit (L,D)
Welcome to Cambodia, arrival at Siem Reap airport, after immigration and customs formalities, you’ll be met by your personal guide and driver, then transfer into the city. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. We begin to do the small circuit by visiting Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei temples. Then visit an amazing view of Ta prohm Temple that has been deliberately left as it was discovered. In Ta Prohm kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. Lunch at local restaurant near Angkor Wat. Aftenoon, we visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Bapoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at your hotel.
Day 3: Banteay Srei – Kampong Phluk (B,L,D)
Visit Banteay Srei Temple, a tiny temple complex consider by many visitors to be the highest achievement in art and architecture of the Classic Angkor civilization. The glory of Banteay Srei is the beauty of its sculpture and decoration. The pink sandstone used in its buildings makes this temple more beautiful. Afternoon, visiting Kampong Phluk village on Tonle Sap Lake, a biggest fresh water lake in south-east Asia. Most people (90%) are fishermen living in their wooden houses built on small boats and rafts. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Sihanouk ville by flight (B,L,D)
After breakfast, free leisure till transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to Sihanouk Ville (11:20-12:20, flight every Mon, Wed and Fri). Upon arrival at Sihanouk Ville, transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at own leisure. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville.
Day 5: Siem Reap – Sihanouk ville by flight (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for visiting fishing port and villages of Tumnup Rolok. Then, continue driving to visit Kbal Chhay waterfal. Back to visit Independence Square and public market (Phsar Luer). Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit the most popular white sandy beach of Ochherteal and relax on the beach till sunset and back to hotel. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville.
Day 6: Ream National Park (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel to Ream National Park, which takes about 30mn drive, by national road # 4. Upon arrival, take a boat trip through mangrove Channel River and boat trekking inside mangrove forest by a small lake in order to see the park’s wildlife (Boat may trekking inside a small mangroves lake whenever the water in park is high). From November to May, you will have an opportunity to see the dolphins. Boat will be drop off at a small fishing village, then continuing trekking from this village through the mountain channel to a beautiful natural beach of Koh Sam Pouch. Return to hotel in late afternoon. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville.
Day 7: Koh Kaung Kang – Koh Rong (B, L, D)
After breakfast, leaving from Hotel to Hawaii beach then take on a boat direct to Koh Kaung Kang island which located at the west of Sihanouk Ville. Arriving at Koh Kaung Kang and start to snorkel in order to see the wildlife are living under the ocean such as fish, colors of corals and others. Then, continue to Koh Kaung Kand and riding direct to Koh Touch village, which is located at Koh Rong island. Continue by boat to Sok San beach for rest and relax on kilometers of pristine beach, to snorkel with colorful fish and stingrays sometime. Enjoy lunch and relax on the beach. Overnight on Island.
Day 8: Koh Rong – Koh Rong Saluem (B,L,D)
After breakfast, departure by boat to Koh Rong Sanleum where the beach is still wild and untouched. Free leisure to enjoy the snorkeling and the beautiful beach of Koh Rong Sanleum ; stay overnight on the Island.
Day 9: Koh Rong – Koh Rong Saluem (B,L,D)
After breakfast, free leisure on the island till boat pick up from Koh Rong Sanleum back to mainland. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville.
Day 10: Nearby islands (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will be transfer to take boat to visit nearby islands. You could enjoy snorkeling, fishing or simply relaxation. You will see colorful corals and fishes at the first and third islands (Koh Chaluh & Koh Takiev islands). Enjoy swimming with fresh and clear water or relax on a long yellow sandy beach with coral reef of Bamboo Island. Leaving Bamboo Island in order to visit Koh Takiev for ejoying with swimming in clear crystal water and relax on a long white sandy beach and return back to hotel. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville.
Day 11: Sihanoukville – Phnompenh (B, L, D)
Free at own leisure on beach this morning, after lunch, departure by private car from Sihanouk Ville back to Phnom Penh (230km=4hours). On arrival, transfer at your hotel for your check in. Free at own leisure. Dinner and stay overnight in Phnompenh.
Day 12: Phnompenh city tour (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, you will visit Wat Phnom, built in 1372, and stands 27 metres above the ground. After lunch at local restaurant, visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum which provides a deep Insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge and Choeung Ek, best-known of the sites known as The Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge regime executed about 17,000 people between 1975 and 1979. The day finishes by a sunset cruise on Mekong river where you can have an overview of Royal Palace. Dinner and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 13: Phnompenh departure (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel, we continue to visit in Phnompenh : National Musuem, Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Heading out of this area, you will follow your trip to Independence monument, and lively Central Market.