Best Of Cambodia 4 Nights 5 Days
4 Nights/ 5 Days
Cambodia Where Wonder Meets Adventure, In Beautiful Southeast Asia With a history of beauty and bloodshed, Cambodia is an enigmatic emerging destination in the heart of tropical Southeast Asia. The country is best known as the home of the sweeping temple complex of Angkor Wat, but it possesses much more in its arsenal of attractions. Pristine beaches hug its extensive shoreline, it boasts natural wonders like the mammoth Tonle Sap Lake and jade-hued Yeak Lom Crater Lake. Captivating cities like Phnom Penh and tranquil towns like Battambang let you immerse yourself in the unique Cambodian culture. Leaving its troubled times behind, the country now ranks as one of the top places to visit in the region, offering a complete holiday experience for all its welcomed visitors.
Day 1 - Arrival – Phnom Penh
Arrive Phnom Penh – the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the gem of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom of sorts, with new hotels, restaurants, ars and nightclubs springing up around the city. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Inclusion: Transfer, guide, water, hotel. More
Day 2 - Phnom Penh’s Parent & Past
Your tour will start with a visit to The Royal Palace, which is the grand residence of Cambodia’s much loved King and was built by the French in 1866. The main building on the compound is the Throne Room, built in 1917 in the traditional Khmer style it has a tiered roof and a 59‐meter tower, whi h is influenced by Angkor Thom’s Bayon Temple. Also on the compounds of the Royal Palace, is the stunning Silver Pagoda, the floor inside it is comprised of more than 5000 silver tiles, which together weigh nearly 6 tons. The pagoda houses a magnificent 17th century Emerald Buddha statue and a 90 kg gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds. The fourth visit of the day will be to the city’s most important temple, Wat Phnom. Located on a man‐made hill, 27m high, Wat Phnom is named after the wealthy widow who built a small pagoda here after finding four Buddha statues floating in the river. Learn about the legend behind this temple as you enjoy the views. Cambodia’s harrowing history under the brutal Khmer Rouge routine, whilst deeply upsetting, is something that should not be ignored. For those who can handle it, we offer a visit to the S‐21 (Tuol Sleng) prison camp for an in-depth account of the atrocities that occurred, followed by a trip to Choeung Ek. Known as “The Killing Fields”, this seemingly peaceful area located 17km from Phnom Penh was for everyone entering the site the end of the line. Nowadays it is home to a memorial stupa containing over 5000 skulls, which allows the Khmer people to return and honor their ancestors who died by the Pol Pot regime. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, water, breakfast, hotel. More
Day 3 - Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Today you travel by road from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. En route you will have a chance to stop on the way to take photos and witness the everyday lives of Cambodians as you pass through interesting provincial towns, bucolic villages, and delightful scenery. This is no ‘freeway dash’ as you will ften slow down to let cows and water buffalos wander across the road, pass horses drawn carriages, and school kids walking and cycling to/from school. We may choose to stop at Skun, also known, as ‘Spider ville’ due to the deep fried tarantula that is the local delicacy, are you adventurous enough to try one? Contiue to visit Sambor Prei Kuk, which is dotted with hundred Pre-Angkor styled temples. The site, part of the Chenla Kingdom, includes an area of nearly 1000 acres enclosed by double walls, and hundreds of temples and towers; its construction predates Angkor Wat by several centuries. You may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Pratos – an ancient Angkorian bridge. Overnight in Siem Reap. Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, water, breakfast, hotel. More
Day 4 - Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
After meeting our tour guide, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire. The scale is simply staggering and we are i mediately overwhelmed by the audacity of Jayavarman on arrival at the city’s gates. We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself. These colossal heads stare down from every side, exuding power and control with a hint of compassion, just the mix required to keep a hold on such a vast empire. We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century. It has undergone a massive renovation by the French and is now once again open for viewing. You'll break for lunch at a local restaurant before the 15-minute drive to Ta Prohm, the monastery-temple of Tomb Raider fame. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhot in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones. We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor. We venture into Angkor Wat to enjoy its magnificence in peace and quiet. We begin by unraveling the mysteries of the bas-reliefs that tell of tales from Hindu mythology and of the glories of the Khmer empire. Overnight in Siem Reap. Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, water, breakfast, hotel. More
Day 5 - Siem Reap - Departure
We will transfer to Tonle Sap Lake for taking boat trip to visit at Kompong Pluk, where we will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. On the way, we will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. Return back in town, we will go to visit Artisa s d’Angkor. In there, we can take a tour through the workshops and watch students as they learn how to create silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, polychrome products, silver plating and silk paintings. Transfer to SIEM REAP airport for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again. Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, water, breakfast. More
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- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
- All transportation & Sightseeing through AC Vehicle as per the itinerary.
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Rate does not include Air / Rail fare
- Any other which does not include in the cost include list
- As per the Booking Conditions of the Tour, the cancellation charges will be applicable for any cancellation request of the tour, either by the customer or any member of the group. This will be intimated at the time of booking. In any other case, including 'No Show', the Company shall make no refund to the customer.
- Itinerary is subject to change without any prior notice.
- No rooms on Hold. Confirmation will be subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
- Tour itinerary may be shuffled due to the inclement weather conditions and changes in Flight/ Ferry operations, which may incur extra charges.
- All the passengers should carry the valid ID during the travel
- Peak Season / Weekend Surcharges may be applicable at the time of confirmation. This will be intimated at the time of booking. However we will not be able to get this information prior.
- Child below 2 years is considered as infant and 2 years to 11 years are considered to be child.
- All the services included in the package are compulsory and no refund will be given if any of the services are not taken.
- Flights arriving Early Morning or Late Evening & departing Early Morning or Late Evening, passengers needs to book Private Transfers if Schedule Transfer is not operational
- Check-in time of the hotels starts from 14.00 hrs and check out time will be 12.00 hrs. Early Check in/late check out will be subjected to availability of rooms. However Hotel has the right to change the timing without any prior notice.
- Company will not be liable for any claims due to accidents, food poisoning, medical illness or other natural calamities arising during the tour/travel. Passenger will have to ensure themselves and company will not entertain any claims in this regard.
- At the airport driver will be holding placard under the main passenger name. If you do not locate the driver please call the emergency no and trace out the same.
- For transfers and tours please be ready on time and wait at the hotel reception. If you miss the same no refund. Please carry all your documents safely. All valuables, cash, traveler cheque, air ticket,Visa copy passport etc. should be carried in your handbag for easy access.