Siem Reap+Phnom Penh+Sihanoukvile 8 Days
8days / 7nights
Royal palace, silver pagoda, national museum, tourl sleng, cheung ek, phnom udong, koh dach, city tour, south gate, bayon, baphoun, royal enclosure, phimeanakas, elephant & leper king terraces, angkor wat, ta promh, banteay srei, banteay samre, tonle sap, island trip
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP
Arrival siem reap international airport, welcome by our tour guide and transfer to check in hotel. and then start tour to visit roluos group, these monuments mark the beginning of classical art, as some of the earliest great temples built by the khmer. they served as the capital of indravarman (who reigned from 877 to 889). lolei temple built on an islet by yasovarman i (who ruled from 889 to 910), the founder of the first city of angkor. the sandstone carvings in the niches of the temples are notable as are the sanskrit inscriptions on the doorposts. preah ko temple erected by indravarman i in the late 9th century in dedication to his defied ancestors in 880. there are inscriptions in sanskrit on the doorsteps of each temple. bakong temple built and dedicated to shiva by indravarman i, this is the largest and most interesting of the roluos group of temples and still has an active buddhist monastery.
Afternoon: visit banteay srei temple seemingly miniature in comparison to the other angkor temples, banteay srei is considered to be the jewel of classical khmer art. built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite.
Overnight in siem reap
DAY 2: SIEM REAP – TEMPLE TOUR
Breakfast at your hotel, continue tour to the crowning jewel of khmer architecture, angkor wat temple is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to cambodia. the largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the angkor temples, angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. to approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. as you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. visit ta prohm temple, one of the most popular attractions of angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the angkor monuments would have appeared when european explorers first stumbled across them.
Afternoon visit angkor thom covers an area of 10 square km. enclosed by a wall and wide moats; the city includes many of angkor's most popular sights. enter by the monumental south gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. continue to the terrace of the elephants and the terrace of the leper kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. visit the ruined baphuon, royal enclosure and phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious bayon temple. in this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.
Overnight in siem reap
DAY 3: SIEM REAP – TEMPLE TOUR (D)
Breakfast at your hotel; continue to visit preah khan temple, which was known as an old temporary city of king jayavarman vii (1181-1218). you will continue neak pean temple, which was one of the 102 ancient hospitals of king jayavarman vii who built this hospital temple for taking care people’s health.
mebon temple and pre rup temple will be visited later on. these two temples were built by the same king ‘rajendra varman ii (944-967) to dedicate his ancestors.
Afternoon start to visit the angkor national museum; during the golden era of the khmer kingdom, one of the ancient civilizations of this world was being created. it was the origin of khmer art, culture, and architecture. these great inventions became one of the few wonders of the world that still amaze people throughout generations that still hold a great impact in present cambodia society. angkor national museum takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of this golden era of the khmer kingdom through state of the art multimedia technology to provide visitors a full pictorial story of the legend for easy comprehension.
buffet dinner with apsara dance show
Overnight in siem reap
DAY 4: SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE
Breakfast at your hotel, meanchey one of natural tourisms and a mangroves for hundreds species of fresh water fishes and birds and decorated with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air. the villages are primarily khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilted houses. the people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. we embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the great tonle sap lake, habitat of many bird species it will bring you to chong kneas. this amazing floating village is built on 8 to 10 m high stilts. we visit an island pagoda, a school and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families. return to siem reap for refreshment.
Afternoon continue to visit angkor silk farm offers free guided tours of the process from the mulberry bushes cultivation to the production of silk fabrics and accessories. as the silk farm covers an area of 8 hectares, of which 5 are used for the mulberry trees plantation, you will enjoy the beautiful setting while learning about the fascinating process of silk-making. artisan d’angkor has developed from the ambitious belief that it is possible to revive ancient khmer arts & crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas.
overnight in siem reap
DAY 5: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH
Breakfast at your hotel, we’ll transfer to bus station and take limousine van from siem reap to phnom penh. it’s taking around 5.30hrs included drop on the way for your lunch. arrive and pick up by our driver transfer to check in hotel.
Afternoon starting the infamous toul sleng and cheung ek, better known as the killing fields, where large numbers of people were killed and buried in mass graves. and then royal palace built in 1866 and silver pagoda located within the royal palace.
overnight in phnom penh
DAY 6: PHNOM PENH - SIHANOUKVILE
Breakfast at your hotel; check out from hotel and direct transfer by limousine van from phnom penh city to to sihanoukvile (beach). arrival sihanoukvile transfer to check in hotel.
relax and overnight in sihanoukvile.
DAY 7: SIHANOUKVILE – ISLAND TRIP (L)
Breakfast at your hotel, this morning you will start at 8.30 am taking a joining boat trip for about 2 hours out to koh pos, koh reusey and many other islands. these islands are calm and ideal for snorkeling & swimming. you have a tour boat almost one full day by starting from 8:30am and to finish around 5:00pm.
Lunch provided by boat staffs at the island.
Overnight in sihanouk ville
DAY 8: SIHANOUKVILE –PHNOM PENH- DEPARTURE
Breakfast at your hotel, this morning you will relax at sand beaches at ochheuteal beach. this moment you will have time of sun bathing on unruffled beaches.
12.00pm: after your lunch, we are transfer you back from sihanoukvile back to phnom penh by limousine van. arrive phnom penh, pick up by our driver transfer to phnom penh airport departure to next destination. end tour at airport.
- Welcome drinks and cool towel during the trip.
- All taxed included for 10% of government tax & 10% of service charge.
- Complementary round-trip airport transfer
- Transportation during trip as mention in itinerary and around town
- Ticket limousine van from siem reap to phnom penh and sihanoukvile
- Professional english tour guide daily ( another language on request but in extra charge)
- Ticket for buffet dinner in siem reap with apsara dancing show
- Private boat and tickets for floating village is included in the package
- Temple entrance fee is included as itinerary
- Angkor national museum ticket
- Interest place entrance fee at phnom penh as itinerary
- Ticket for cruise and island trip at sihanoukvile
- 1 buffet lunch on cruise providing by staff.
- Flight in and out cambodia
- Visa fee and airport tax
- Daily breakfast, all meals (lunch & dinner)
- Personal expenses like drink, phone, laundry etc.
- Tipping for tour guide and driver
- Optional tour beside itinerary (on request)