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Arrive – Phnom Penh, Sour Sdey “Hello” CAMBODIA

Fly into Phnom Penh, the city that retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree- lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the ‘pearl’ of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up across the city.
Transfer to hotel for check-in (without guide).
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

FOODS:
NOT INCLUDED
INCLUDED SERVICES:
PRIVATE CAR

DAY
1

Phnom Penh “Past & Present”

Visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was built since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument, which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony.

This afternoon, we will learn about the dark side of Cambodia – Its more recent turbulent and harrowing history. Initially you visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S21), ironically a former school, located in a quiet Phnom Penh suburb, this was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison / torture centre.

We enjoy our cyclo ride along the riverside. This laidback tour gives us a different perspective of the streets and sights of the city. We will enjoy a cruise for view sunset on the Mekong and Tonle Sap River (1 hour).

Situated at the “Four Arms” where the Mekong meets the Tonle Sap River before splitting into two branches, Phnom Penh offers the ideal location to discover the mighty Mekong.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST, LUNCH
INCLUDED SERVICES:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
2

Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham – Kratie

Morning we drive to Kratie, a sleepy Mekong port and gateway to an encounter with the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin that inhabit the upper reaches of the Mekong in Cambodia. En route, there is the chance to pause at Skuon, where it is possible to sample the local delicacy of deep fried tarantula. We continue to Kratie. We will visit the famous 100 pillars pagoda and learn its fascinating history as a place of pilgrimage for residents of Kratie. First built in the 16th century by King Chann Reachea. The pagoda includes 100 wooden columns to commemorate the memory of his daughter Vorakpheak who was killed by a Mekong crocodile. We continue to Kampi, one of the many deep pools where the rare river dolphins gather to feed. We board a local boat and cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance encounter with these gentle creatures.
Overnight in Kratie.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST, LUNCH
SERVICES INCLUDED:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
3

Kratie – Kampong Thom

Leave Kratie to Kampong Thom. En-route stop at Chhlong village to admire one of the oldest wooden houses of Cambodia.
Arrive in Kampong Cham, we visit Wat Nokor also called Nokor Bachey Pagoda is an 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine made of sandstone and laterite with a large reclining Buddha and numerous  alcoves containing Buddha images. We continue to Phnom Pros “Man Hill” and Phnom Srei “Woman Hill”. According to local tradition, two teams of men and women competed to build a stupa on the summit of each hill before dawn. After being tricked into thinking that daybreak had already come, the men lost the competition and, as a result, forever after had to be the ones to approach the women for their hands in marriage.
Overnight in Kampong Thom.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST, LUNCH
INCLUDED SERVICES:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
4

Kampong Thom – Siem Reap

We 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 temples and towers; its construction predates Angkor Wat by several centuries. We continue to Siem Reap. On route you may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Pratos – an ancient Angkorian bridge. Then continue our journey to one of the floating communities of Siem Reap province, called Kampong Klaing, a remarkable village built entirely on stilts, where there is time to explore the various houses, school and shops before boarding your private boat. Cruise along a short tributary, passing fishermen and children playing in the shallow waters before arriving at a typical floating village where you may either disembark or cruise amongst the waterways.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST, LUNCH
SERVICES INCLUDED:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
5

Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. This temple is largely built of pink sandstone, a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. Not be missed is Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
For the later afternoon we head back into main Angkor Park and journey to Tasom. Tasom offers some beautiful photo spots, especially the rear entrance where tree roots adorn the gateway. We finish by experiencing sunset over the rice fields from the royal crematorium of Pre Rup, a classic view of the Cambodian countryside.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST
INCLUDED SERVICES:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
6

Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm & 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.
We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact centre 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.
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 11 th century.
We visit Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.
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.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST, LUNCH
INCLUDED SERVICES:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
7

Siem Reap – Departure

We depart to Chreav Community. We will be warmly welcomed by community Tour Guide, he/ she will share with you the brief information of Chreav geography then start trekking in village to see our local organic vegetable farm, vegetable collecting activities, our local guide will explain more about the agriculture in Cambodia. Along the way, you will see daily-life activities, Cambodian typical stilt houses, authentic Cambodian living style, seeing more of the Khmer culture, customs and tradition.
Transfer to 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.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST, LUNCH
INCLUDED SERVICES:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
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