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CLASSICAL CAMBODIA TOUR CTC-004

CLASSICAL CAMBODIA TOUR

Tour Code: CTC-004
Destination: Angkor Temples with Banteay Srei - Overland trip - Phnom Penh
Duration 6 days, 5 nights

All highlights of Cambodia in one tour: Angkor Temples, Tonle Sap Lake, overland tour to Phnom Penh, discovery of the capital with many special extras. --- Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon), Angkor Wat, sunrise in Angkor Wat, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre. Tonle Sap Lake with boat trip to floating village. Apsara dance show with dinner buffet. Overland trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom, National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Tuol Sleng Museum, sunset cruise on Mekong river. Tour starts in Siem Reap and ends in Phnom Penh.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:  Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat (8:30am - 6pm)

Pick up from your arrival point in Siem Reap ( Bus - / Boat station / airport ), transfer and check in at Ta Som Guesthouse. Welcome drink and cold towel upon check in.
In your room, we provide a tropical fruit basket upon arrival.

In air-conditioned car, you will be accompanied by our experienced English speaking local tour guide to the Angkor Archaeological Park, UNESCO-World Heritage site since 1992.


Visit of Angkor Thom

Entering this once largest city of the world form the South Gate, you admire the road decorated by108 gods and devils.

Explore the Bayon Temple and its four-faces statutes (the "smile" of Angkor) and bas reliefs from the 12th century, depicting the Khmer daily life that doesn't seem to have much changed until now.


Easy walking tour to Baphuon Temple and Phimenakas Temple.

We walk further to the Terrasse of Elephants and Terrasse of Yama (the so- called lepra king) and see the fantastic bas reliefs.

Time for optional lunch in a local restaurant with good view to the historical central place of Angkor Thom. You should try the good noodle soup!


Visit of Angkor Wat

In the afternoon, under the sunshine, it is a great time to visit one of the 7 world wonders- Angkor Wat temple.

Optional: You can start your visit by riding a balloon (staying at the same place, around 15 minutes!). Great views above the temples. Take your best photo shots!


Study the fantastic bas reliefs of Angkor Wat, the largest complex in the world!
The reliefs depict scenes of Hindu mythology (like the famous churning of the milk sea).
Don't miss climbing up to the third level of this holy place, where once only the Angkorian priests and kings have worshipped their gods.
Enjoy the great roundview and take your time for meditation.


Sunset from Phnom Bakheng (very crowded but a good spot to see sunset) or Preh Rup, a lovely and quiet place to reflect your discoveries in Angkor.

Transfer back to Ta Som Guesthouse for optional dinner in our Ta Som Garden Restaurant.
Try the famous traditional Amok Fish, delicious and not spicy!


DAY 2:  ANGKOR (5am - 5pm)

You shouldn't miss the fantastic sunrise in Angkor Wat - a unique experience!
Transfer from Ta Som Guesthouse to Angkor Wat with your driver (without tour guide for sunrise!).

After sunrise, you meet your tour guide and have breakfast (as breakfast box) on the picturesque Srah Srang Water Basin. Enjoy this quiet place, the former royal bath.

Start for a walking tour through Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, the so called "jungle temples". This tour has a special itinerary. It's easy and takes us about two hours. Enjoy to "feel" and to "smell" Angkor! (If you want, the walking tour can be shortened up to one hour, depending on your condition.)

The EFEO (Ecole Francaise d'Extrême-Orient) has decided to keep Ta Prohm Temple overgrown by the jungle, in the estate where the first explorers and "rediscoverers" of Angkor, like Henri Mouhot or Lunet de Lajonquière, saw the whole area.

Time for lunch in front of the gigantic Western face gopuram (Western temple entrance) of Ta Prohm in a local restaurant (optional).


In the afternoon, we explore Preah Khan temple (with huge trees overgrowing the ruins). The temple complex has been ideally restored by the World Monument Fund. Learn about the enormous looting problem in Angkor and the important savegarding and preservation activities of the WMF.

Continue our journey exploring the most important tempels situated along the "grand circuit", like Neak Pean (holy bath) and the Eastern Mebon (with Elephant statues).

Sunset from Pre Rup or from another place (according to day 1).
 
Transfer back to Ta Som Guesthouse, optional dinner.
On this second day, you should try our traditional beef Loklak, together with a refreshing pineapple juice or tropical fruit shake!

After your second day in the temples, you will be certainly tired and you will enjoy our complementary traditional Khmer massage in your air-conditioned room.
Relax and reenergize your body and soul for the next days in Angkor!


DAY 3:  TONLE SAP LAKE & BANTEAY SREI (8:30am - 5pm)

After your breakfast in Ta Som Guesthouse, enjoy your boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating village of Chong Kneas. Visit the traditional fish farm and the crocodile farm and learn about fishing techniques and life on the water.


In the afternoon, enjoy your journey through picturesque natural landscape with rice paddies and sugar palms in the Northern part of the Angkor Archaeological Park.


Visit another highlight of Angkor: the famous and precious Banteay Srei Temple.


Banteay Srei means "the citadel of the women" and is reknown because of its incredible sandstone carvings looking like wood. It really deserves the name "diamond of Angkor".

You also visit Banteay Samre Temple.


In the evening, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance show with a delicious dinner buffet.

DAY 4: From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh   & Mekong sunset cruise (7:30am - 6pm)


After breakfast, you will be tranported by Capitol bus from Siem Reap on the old Angkorian road via Kampong Thom and Skuon ("spider city") to the capital Phnom Penh.
Enjoy your journey of 314 km through the rich farmlands and the scenery of rice fields, water buffaloes and authentic Khmer village life.

Check-in Capitol Guesthouse and time for relxation and rest.

In the evening, enjoy a romantic Mekong river sunset cruise on a traditional wood boat. Relax on the boat and enjoy great views on the “Phnom Penh skyline” ( Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Mekong riverside promenade) during sunset.

DAY 5: ROYAL PHNOM PENH (8:30am - 5pm)

In the morning, visit Wat Phnom. See the different shrines of Theravada and Mahayana budhhism and enjoy this quiet place in the heart of the capital.

Visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of genocide, and learn about this sad part of Cambodian history.


Continue to visit famous National Museum with the worldwide largest collection of Khmer arts. You will see lots of masterpieces of Khmer bronzes, bas-reliefs and sculptures, like the famous reclining Vishnu (from Western Baray) and the stone sculptured head of Jayavarman VII, the most powerful of all Angkorian kings. The Museum gives an excellent overview of Angkorian history and arts and invites you to sum up your visits of Angkor.

 
Our journey continues with the Royal Palace and its highly decorated throne hall, the flowered royal gardens and of course the famous Silver Pagoda. See the model of Angkor Wat giving you a bird eyes’ view of the whole temple area.

By our traditional “cyclo” you will be transported from the Royal Palace to the colourful Central Market. This cyclo tour is certainly one of the highlights of your Phnom Penh program.
Explore the market area and have lunch in Suriya Market with lots of all kinds of foodstands (exclusive).

Overnight in Capitol Guesthouse.


DAY 6

After check-out, transfer to airport / boat - / bus station in Phnom Penh.

It is the end of our tour program.

Have a nice trip to your next destination!

ACCOMMODATION:

  • In Siem Reap/ Angkor: 3 nights
  • In Phnom Penh: 2 nights

 PACKAGE TOURS PRICE

CODE

ACCOMMODATION

1 PAX

2-3 PAX

4-7 PAX

8-11 PAX

6 Days 5 Nights

-Ta Som Guesthouse A/C

- Capitol Guesthouse A/C

$487

$277

$199

$151

3 star hotels

$626

$349

$268

$219

THE PRICE ABOVE IS IN US DOLLAR FOR ONE PERSON

  • Pick up from Siem Reap airport (Ex: Arrival at 7:50am/ Ak 1480) and transfer to Ta Som Guesthouse / 3*hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minibus (depending on number of persons)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Capitol bus on day 4 from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
  • Experienced English-speaking, licensed local tourguide.
  • Walking tour with special itinerary through "jungle temples" Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm (about two hours).
  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to floating village (on day 3, about two hours).
  • Phnom Penh City Tour by car or  minibus (depending on the number of persons), including Wat Phnom and Independent Monument
  • Entrance fee for the National Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Entrance fee for the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh
  • Entrance fee for Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Entrance fee for Killing field (Cheoung Ek)
  • Mekong river sunset cruise - boat drive on traditional wood boat (about 1 hour)
  • Accomodation for five nights in air conditioned room with private ensuite bathroom with cold/hot water, minibar, Sattlelite TV.
  • 3 breakfasts at Ta Som Guesthouse (on day 2,3,4).
  • Apsara dance show and dinner buffet on day 3 at Kulen II restaurant (6:30pm - 8:30pm).
  • Traditional Khmer massage in your room at Ta Som Guesthouse only (one hour).
  • Transfer to airport / bus / boat station in Phnom Penh.

The price excludes: 

  • Meals other than stated above
  • Personal expenses and others not stated above
  • The entrance fee for Angkor Archaeological Park (ticket)

        Please note: If you wish to extend your visit of Angkor Archaeological Park,
        prior or even after this package, the entrance fee for Angkor (ticket) is not included.
        This allows you to decide by yourself, which ticket is best for you:
        1 day ticket   US-Dollar 37
        3 days ticket  US-Dollar 62
        7 days ticket  US-Dollar 72

 Price Information  

  • The price is in US-Dollar per person
  • The price for two persons is based on accommodation in one double room or one twin room
  • The price for 3 persons is based on accommodation in triple room
  • The price for 4 persons is based on accommodation in two double rooms or two twin rooms.