Highlights of tour:
The trip gives you the authentic sightseeing’s of Cambodia Kingdom ; an adventure trip in the off the tourist track offer you a new experience in this majestic country.
Day 1: Siem Reap (L,D)
Upon arrival Siem Reap, you will be welcome airport by professional tour guide and transferred to hotel for check in. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Prasat Kravan, a brick temple built in 10th century, Srah Srang (royal bath), Banteay Kdei, and a Buddhist monastic complex built in 12th century. Then, visit an amazing view of Ta Prohm temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. In Ta Prohm kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots; and Ta Keo – an unfinished state temple for unknown reason. Ta Keo temple was built in early 11th century by King Jayavarman V and dedicated to god Shiva. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridge and Bayon temple, a forest of heads, built in late of12th century by king Jayavarman VI as a Buddhist state temple. Then, visit terrace of elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper king supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal crematory. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit Angkor wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of it glory in the 12th century. The temple is a temple-mountain and was built by king Suryavrman II. Climb Bakheng hill to have bird’s-eye view of sunset, Angkor Wat and western Baray. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Big Circuit – Banteay Srei (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Banteay Kdei, and a Buddhist monastic complex built in 12th century, Srah Srang (royal bath). Then, we drive you our off town to visit Kulen Mountain about 60 km northeast of Siem Reap. Where the 500-year long Age of Angkor began. Kulen Mountain is the mountain with water full on which Jayavarman II initiated a royal (god of the king) linga cult in 802AD, declaring a unified and independent Cambodia uder a single ruler. Soon after, he moved his capital from Kulen to Roluos where it was to remain for almost a century before moving to Angkor area. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 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. Dinner with Apsara show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Kampong Phluk – Silk Farm (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Today will make our trip on the floating village to Kampong Pluk where you can see the flooded forest alongside an other –worldly village built on stilts. Kampong pluk village itself most of the houses are built on stilts of about 6m or 7m high. Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. Kampong Phluk’s economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting. After Lunch at local house in Kampong Pluk we will return to Siem Reap town. Late afternoon, visit Angkor silk farm in Puok, 16km from Siem Reap, where you will visit silk process begun on raw silk threads: The artisans treat and dye the silk, prepare the weaving looms and weave following improved traditional methods. Traditional “Hol” patterns are precisely and meticulously prepared. Patterns are successively tied on the weft and the silk is dyed, showing geometric or floral patterns. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Siem Reap – Kampong Thom (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart by private car to Kampong Thom province, driving through Cambodia country side then a short stop at Kampong Khdey Bridge (built during Khmer Empire period), and a short stop at Stoung to visit some colonial houses and Khmer houses. On arrival in Kampong Thom, we tour to Sambor Prei Kuk located 30 Km from Kampong Thom town, a pre Angkorian site dating from the 7th century which presents among the most ancient surviving examples of Khmer architecture. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit this small town and local market. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Kampong Thom town.
Day 6: Kampong Thom – Phnompenh (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Continue by private from Kampong Thom to Phnom Penh. One the way, we visit Wat Nokor; this temple was built in the 13th century with stones out of sand and still remains in a good condition. After visit the temple, we leave for Phnom Penh city. Upon arrival Phnom Penh, transfer to hotel for check-in and relaxing. Lunch at local restaurant. Free at own leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 7: Phnompenh visit (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. You will visit to Wat Phnom hill, the symbol of Phnom Penh and Independence monument. Then, visit the National Museum, in which there is an attractive collection of ancient Khmer art: The sandstone sculptures dating from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, start a city tour of some major sights of Phnom Penh. You will also visit Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Evening enjoy 1 hour boat trip on Mekong River along the front view of Royal Palace for sunset. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Phnompenh – Phnom Chisor – Takeo – Kep (B)
Breakfast at hotel, departure to Phnom Chisor, we visit some khmer temples: Phnom Chissor, Prasat Neang Khmao and 2 angkorian temples of Tonle Bati. Then, continue the road unti Takeo, then we board and cruise toward Phnom Da. You discover a pre-angkorian temple. The car will accompany you to Kep. Overnight in Kep.
Day 9: Kep – Rabbit Island (B,L,D)
This day will be reserved for a nice boat trip for destination of Rabbit Island, a natural resort located around 5kms from southeast for Kep city. Stop at Koh Tunsay for swimming or enjoy a scuba diving trip for discovering many kind of fish, plants and corals. Return to Kep for overnight.
Day 10: Kep visit – Kampot (B,L,D)
All day city tour in Kep province by visiting its countryside: stop at a fishing village, visit of the salt field then a pepper plantation. We go to visit the famous Kompong Trach caves. Afternoon, the car bring us to Kampot, a small city famous by its colonial style houses. Overnight in Kampot.
Day 11: Kampot city tour (B,L,D)
This morning, we have a short trek of 2 hours through primary jungle and visit the former king’s residence. Arrive in the top of Bokor mountain where you can admire a panoramic view of Kampot, we continue to walk through the old French hill station and visit a tea farm. End of the day, we can relax in the crystal clear water of the beautiful waterfall Popkvil. A nice sunset cruise accompanied us to Kampot. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Kampot-Phnompenh (B,L,D)
This day, we visit some fruit plantation and rice fields by cycling (around 8kms). We can taste many kinds of fruits as specialty of Kampot: durian, mango, rambutan, pineapple… Upon return to the town, we visit some colonial houses which give a charm to Kampot. Return to Phnompenh in the afternoon. Overnight in Phnompenh.
Day 13: Phnompenh departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free leisure till you’re transferred to Phnom Penh International airport for departure flight.