Enjoy the beautiful Cambodian weather and sites on your Cambodian tour

Cambodia Discovery

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23 Jun 20172 Jan 2019

Cambodia's Angkor Wat is one of the most prominent attractions in all of South East Asia. Long considered 'lost', the ruins of Angkor were never really lost to the Khmers, who have used the monuments as religious sites throughout their history. The site includes the ancient city area of Angkor Thom, with its many carved-stone faces standing as silent witnesses to former days of glory, and Ta Prohm, a temple complex slowly being reclaimed by the jungle. We start the trip in vibrant Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, and visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, a sombre reminder of the reign of Pol Pot. The revitalised city is also home to Wat Phnom, as well as the Silver Pagoda, located in the Royal Palace. Its waterfront, located near the confluence of the Tonle Sap and the mighty Mekong River, is a picture of tranquility and a great place to relax.

Inclusions

  • This trip maximises your time in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, with an included flight between these two major cities.
  • So there's no need to worry about a long day of travel
    See the important sights of Phnom Penh on a full-day guided tour around the Cambodian capital.
  • The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) are sobering experiences you won't forget
    Enjoy two days of fully guided temple tours in Siem Reap, with in-depth insights into the history of these extraordinary structures and plenty of time at Angkor Wat
    By dining on delicious local cuisine at the Sala Bai Hotel School, you're supporting the cause of underprivileged hospitality students in training
    Spend your nights in comfort under the roof of Peregrine standard hotels – centrally located and ideal for relaxing
    Enjoy a visit to a working Buddhist Monastery and meet the resident Monks to learn more about this religion and it's importance to the Cambodian people.

  • Stroll through the countryside of a farming village and learn about the wonderful work of a non Government organisation (NGO) that is striving to improve the quality of life of Cambodian families.

  • Breakfasts Included: 5
    Lunches Included: 1
    Dinners Included: 2
    Hotel (2 nights),Resort (3 nights)
    Plane,Private vehicle
    Group Size: 1 - 16
    Buddhist Monastery visit
    Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
    Phnom Penh - Choeung Ek (Killing Fields)
    Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
    Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison Museum (S21)
    Siem Reap - Angkor Banteay Srei temple
    Siem Reap - Angkor Childrens Hospital Visitor Center
    Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
    Siem Reap - Countryside village walking tour
    Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
    Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass
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Itinerary

Day 1 Phnom Penh
Sua s'dei. Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You'll be transferred to your hotel – check with hotel reception for more information about your important group meeting this evening. If you have free time in the afternoon, perhaps stroll the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture. The National Museum, with its collection of classic Khmer craftsmanship, is well worth a visit. Dinner tonight will be at the restaurant run by the Friends organisation. You might decide to go for a drink at the Foreign Correspondents' Club afterwards.  Notes: The restaurant run by the Friends organisation is closed on public and school holidays. Alternative dinner arrangements will be made during these times.
Day 2 Phnom Penh
Today a full city tour introduces you to the sights of Phnom Penh, a city that lies near the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are home to King Sihamoni and are closed to the public. You will, however, be able to visit the Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country. Phnom Penh remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles and successes. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. There is an optional visit to Wat Phnom, the temple that gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th century. An ideal way to spend your second evening here is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront. Notes: The Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and Killing Fields of Choeung Ek are major parts of the experience here, but if you don't wish to visit them, please inform your tour leader.
Day 3 Siem Reap
Fly north to Siem Reap (approximately 40 minutes) where the great temples of Angkor await. For lunch you'll visit the Sala Bai Hotel School where underprivileged local youths learn skills that enable them to find gainful employment in the hospitality industry. Here you can enjoy a meal prepared by students at the school. Later you head out of town to a working Monastery to learn more about the life of a Monk and Theravada Buddhism. Buddhism in Cambodia is a way of life that most people incorporate into their daily life. You will get to meet the Monks, enjoy a sacred water blessing for good luck and prosperity and see the fascinating Pagoda art at this temple. On the way back into town you will visit Angkor Children’s Hospital Friends Centre to learn more about the hospital’s activities. The Friends Centre features rotating art and photography exhibitions as well as the work of founder Kenro Izu. Notes: The Sala Bai Hotel School is closed on public and school holidays, so on these days an alternative restaurant will be used.
Day 4 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Spend a full day visiting the amazing temples of Angkor on a guided exploration. Angkor Wat is the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor's temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', a temple is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited today, Bayon temple is the centrepiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers. After lunch you will head to the Ta Prohm temple, which has large trees embedded in the stone foundations of the structure – a powerful symbol of nature. In the afternoon you will travel into the countryside to a local farming community, take a walk through the rice fields and learn about Cambodian stilt homes and life in a typical farming village. Husk Cambodia - a non government organisation is working directly with this community and you will get to hear the wonderful support they are providing to help improve the lives of Cambodian families. End the day with a stop for cocktails at a scenic point overlooking the countryside before returning back to our hotel.
Day 5 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Embrace a very early start today if you wish to experience a sunrise visit to the Angkor complex (this is optional). From here, continue onto Banteay Srei. You'll see it's not a huge temple, but thanks to its intricate stone carvings it is sometimes referred to as ‘the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art’. At this point you can either head back to your hotel or carry on exploring more temples, such as Preah Khan. This temple contains a maze of vaulted corridors and is another complex that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle. Your ticket for the Angkor ruins also lets you spend more time exploring this site. Otherwise you might like to take a free afternoon to explore the town. If you have time, perhaps indulge in a traditional Khmer massage. Tonight you will enjoy a final nights dinner at a great restaurant in town serving local cuisine.
Day 6 Siem Reap
Your Cambodia Discovery comes to an end after breakfast this morning.

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