WHY CHOOSE THIS TRIP?

Discover the architectural history of Cambodia and enjoy the atmosphere of the countryside, away from the usual tourist routes. This excursion aims to show Cambodia from a slightly different point of view from the usual temples and the beach route. Scattered across Cambodia are some wonderful examples of ancient French colonial architecture. Much of it was left in a state of mild decay, rickety vestiges of a bygone era. Starting at the magnificent temples of Angkor, you will travel by road through the country on a French colonial trail, ending your trip with a few days of rest on the tropical beaches of the south

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Siem Reap – Arrival, Sour Sdey “Hello” CAMBODIA

Arrive Siem Reap by flight, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
We meet our driver and transfer to hotel. The balance of the day free for your own times in Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

FOODS:
NOT INCLUDED
INCLUDED SERVICES:
PRIVATE CAR

DAY
1

Ta Prohm & Banteay Srei & CNN Hero

After breakfast, we begin early to 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 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. We’ll pay a visit to the Landmine Museum where Mr. Aki Ra, a former child soldier in the Khmer Rouge has dedicated his life to helping others in need. After having spent most of his child years fighting for the Khmer Rouge and later the Vietnamese army, Mr. Aki Ra was trained by the United Nations to detonate land-mines; his fantastic work earned him a nomination for CNN Hero of the year in 2010. Stop at a local village to visit families who are producing palm sugar.
Not to 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, LUNCH
INCLUDED SERVICES:
GUIDE, PRIVATE CAR, ENTRANCE FEE

DAY
2

Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

After breakfast, we continue to visit:
– The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
– See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
– Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru
– We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time.
– Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting.
– Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people.
We continue to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology.
Enjoy foot massage 1hour & walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

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

DAY
3

Local Village & Blessing Ceremony & Tonle Sap Lake

After breakfast, we continue to Chreav Communities Village. We will be warmed welcomed by our local English Speaking Tour Guide, he/ she will give you an introduction about geography and then being with oxcart riding tour, along the way, you see free chemical vegetable farm, local activities, typical stilt houses, authentic Cambodian living style, learning about Khmer culture, custom and tradition. The Oxcart tour will end at the local house behind Chreav Village. We will go to local pagoda, where you should change to clothes we can get wet in as here we will experience the ceremony “Srouch Teok”, which roughly translates into “Water blessing”. A monk will chant in ancient Pali as he splashes water over us, washing away our sins and bad luck so we can start fresh and by being a good person can increase our good luck.
We depart for the Tonlé Sap. We will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

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

DAY
4

Siem Reap – Battambang

After breakfast, we farewell Siem Reap and drive toward Battambang. Until recently Battambang was very much off the map for visitors as it was a Khmer Rouge stronghold. A riverside town and home to some of the best-preserved Colonial architecture in all Cambodia, Battambang is now making something of a comeback, with improved tourist facilities and roads allowing visitors to explore in comfort.
We drive to the Bamboo Railway Station. The Bamboo Train has been set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. The train in itself is very basic – one platform on 4 wheels activated by a small motor. Sitting on the platform we travel the 8km to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice paddies.
Departure to Phnom Sampeu Mountain. Phnom Sampeou means “Ship Mountain” because its peculiar shape reminds of a ship. Atop a 100-meter-high mountain stands a pagoda and three natural caves: Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak.
We will be just in time to catch the bats! As darkness falls, we will begin to see thousands of nocturnal bats taking flight from the surrounding caves in a massive formation of dark, black clouds. Be sure to photograph this amazing and staggering sight!
Overnight in Battambang.

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

DAY
5

Battambang – Phnom Penh

After breakfast, we depart Southeast direction to Phnom Penh, our first stop at Kampong Loung, where we visit by boat. This is a large floating village on the south side of the Tonle Sap and is beautifully situated between the rice fields and wetlands. Most residents are of Vietnamese origin. The boat rides of about 1 hour going through a network of floating houses, shops, petrol stations and schools. Continuing further north to Kampong Chhnang, taking the time to stop at a pottery village. We also visit Phnom Udong, the ancient Cambodian capital during the latter stages of the Khmer Empire and crowning site of many past kings.
Consisting of a series of stupas atop a large hill, there are outstanding views across the surrounding plains below. Phnom Oudong was bombed and desecrated by the Americans and then the Khmer Rouge, but still possesses a beauty that no war has been able to steal from it.
Last but not least, we stop at Kampong Loung to visit the village of goldsmiths along the Tonle Sap, manufacturing souvenir center stopping.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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

DAY
6

Phnom Penh’s 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 build 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 center.
We visit Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple located in center of Phnom Penh City. It was built in 1373, and stands 27 meters above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city.
We will stop at Central Market is located in the heart of the Phnom Penh. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar Thmei, which translates to “new market”. The Central Market was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre.
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 tow 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
7

Phnom Penh – Takeo – Kampot

This morning, we leave Phnom Penh and head south initially visiting Tonle Bati where you can explore the small yet picturesque Angkorian temple of Ta Prohm. On the banks of the nearby river are a line of bamboo shacks with hammocks, a great place for a relaxing drink. We get on our car to the quiet town of Takeo before taking a short cruise to Angkor Borei town, located just a few kilometer navigations from the Vietnam border. There is a small museum, which displays several reproductions of sculptures from the nearby ruins and few artifacts dating as far back as the 4 th century. After seeing this pleasant place, we continue our boat trip to visit a pre-Angkorian style temple of Phnom Da and a nearby temple of Asram Maharosei. The steep path over some big rocks makes Asram Maharosei different from other temples in Cambodia.
We then continue south following the picturesque drive to Kampot. The southern coast of Cambodia, edging the border with Vietnam, once served as a glamorous seaside resort for the French in the early 1900s.
Evocative of the French Riviera towns along the Mediterranean coast; the towns of Kep, Sihanoukville and Kampot have tree-lined, wide roads fringing the ocean, large statues, luxury villas, casinos and even a palace overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.
Overnight in Kampot.

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

DAY
8

Bokor National Park – Sihanouk Ville – Koh Rong

We drive up Bokor National Park, packed with tropical forest and hidden waterfalls, is located at the southern tip of the Elephant Mountains near the Cambodia Vietnam border and is one of Cambodia’s largest protected natural areas. Sitting atop a 1080-meter hill is the Bokor Hill Station, a famous altitude resort during the French Protectorate and Prince Norodom Sihanouk regime in the 1960’s. The hill station has been abandon twice in its history – once when the Vietnamese overran the place in the late 1940’s while fighting for independence against the French, and then again in 1972 when it was over ran by the Khmer Rouge. The gutted remains of a casino can be seen on a visit to the peak, which also offers fabulous views of both the Cambodian and Vietnamese coastline.
We then travel along the southern coast towards Sihanouk Ville, which has long been a place of relaxation for Cambodians.
Arrive in Sihanouk Ville we take fast boat to Koh Rong “Little Paradise Island”.
Overnight Koh Rong.

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

DAY
9

Koh Rong – Free & Leisure

Free and leisure for your own time on Island.
Overnight Koh Rong.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST
INCLUDED SERVICES:
NOT INCLUDED

DAY
10

Koh Rong – Free & Leisure

Free and leisure for your own time on Island.
Overnight Koh Rong.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST
INCLUDED SERVICES:
NOT INCLUDED

DAY
11

Koh Rong – Free & Leisure

Free and leisure for your own time on Island.
Overnight Koh Rong.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST
INCLUDED SERVICES:
NOT INCLUDED

DAY
12

Koh Rong – Phnom Penh – Departure

We farewell island and take express boat back to Sihanouk Ville and drive back to Phnom Penh (without guide). Arrive in Phnom Penh, 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.

Note: To have enough time, please book departure flight not early then 4pm.

FOODS:
BREAKFAST
INCLUDED SERVICES:
NOT INCLUDED

DAY
13

WHY CHOOSE THIS TRIP?

Discover the architectural history of Cambodia and enjoy the atmosphere of the countryside, away from the usual tourist routes. This excursion aims to show Cambodia from a slightly different point of view from the usual temples and the beach route. Scattered across Cambodia are some wonderful examples of ancient French colonial architecture. Much of it was left in a state of mild decay, rickety vestiges of a bygone era. Starting at the magnificent temples of Angkor, you will travel by road through the country on a French colonial trail, ending your trip with a few days of rest on the tropical beaches of the south

TRAVEL COST

PRICE PER PERSON

Contact us

PRICE PER PERSON

€ 1.965

(WITH GUIDE IN CASTILIAN)

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