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Cambodia Classic Tours


Cambodia Explorer

Duration:       6 days - 5 nights
Departure:     Daily                                                               
Start From:   
Phnom Penh or Reverse                
Destinations:  Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor Temples 
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BRIEF ITINERARY:


Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor (B)

Day 3: Siem Reap - Angkor (B)

Day 4:Siem Reap - Angkor (B)
Day 5: Siem Reap - Angkor (B)

Day 6: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

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DETAIL ITINERARY:

 

Day 1: Arrive to Phnom Penh
Transfer from Phnom Penh International Airport to the hotel.

Afternoon, Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages. Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End your afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset. Accommodation at hotel.

 

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport and departure by Siem Reap Airways International or similar to Siem Reap. Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel (rooms may not be ready until the afternoon).

Visit the Roluos GroupThe monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical artPreah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

In the afternoon, continue your temple tour to the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Eastern Mebon, (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunsetAccommodation at hotel.

 

Day 3: Siem Reap - Angkor (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of AngkorAngkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.

Afternoonn, Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal EnclosurePhimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Accommodation at hotel.

 

Day 4: Siem Reap - Angkor (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel,

Morning, drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60Kms from Siem Reap). There is a lot to see in the approximately 2? hours drive as it takes you through many lively villages and along kilometers of rice paddies. Explore the long abandoned temple (11th C), strangled by the jungle. Lunch box will be provided at the site

Proceed to the Banteay Srei temple (10th century) regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. Then visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of "anastylosis". The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat.  The proportions of Banteay Samre are splendid.  A unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple. Drive back to Siem Reap. Accommodation at hotel.

 

Day 5: Siem Reap - Angkor (B)

Early bird special:

Transfer to the archaeological site for the sunrise from the Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat: Access is steep and may be slippery especially after rains. Not recommended for elderly people. Or sunrise at Srah Srang

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap.  Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.

Afternoon, visit Preah Khan.  Built by King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, though, it's well preserved and ongoing restoration efforts should improve this situation. Visit as well Neak Pean a fountain built in the middle of a pool and the temple of Ta Som. Accommodation at hotel.

 

Day 6: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, continue the temple tour to Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda and Ta Prohm, one of the area's most beautiful temples.  Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

Afternoon, visit to "Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap and spend time at leisure at a local market (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.

Visit to the Dance school of Aspeca where you can watch young children learn the ancient traditional Khmer dances. Visit Wat Inkosei built on the site of an ancient temple, which still remains. Continue to Wat Bo pagoda to view its well-preserved paintings. You will also observe monks making the various moldings, which adorn the pagodas. Visit a workshop where traditional shadow play puppets are made.

 

Including:

- Private tour with English Speaking Guide

- All entrance fees as per itinerary

- Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

- Domestic Air ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

- Boat trip

- Cold water and towel during the tour

 

Excluding:

- Visa fee of USD 20.00 per person

- International airport tax of USD 25.00 per person

- Domestic airport tax of USD 6.00 per person

- Travel insurance

- Personal expense and tipping

 

Hotel Contact:

 

AB*** (3-STAR HOTEL)

A *** :  NEW YORK HOTEL 

Address: No. 256, Monivong BLVD, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 23 214 116, Fax: 855 23 217 142

E-mail: info@newyorkhotel.com.kh

Website: www.newyorkhotel.com

B***: SALINA HOTEL

Address: 1 Km south of Rte #6,  Salina Road, Taphul Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 63 380 221, Fax: 855 63 380 035

E-mail: salina@camintel.com

Website: www.salinahotel.net

 

CD**** (4-STAR HOTEL)

C **** : JULIANA HOTEL

Address: No. 16, Road 152, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 23 880 530, Fax: 855 23 882 373

E-mail: Juliana@camnet.com

Website: www.julianacambodia.com

D **** : STEUNG SIEM REAP HOTEL

Address: Old market (Psar Chas), Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: 855 63 965 167, Fax: 855 63 965 169

E-mail: resv@steungsiemreaphotel.com

Website: www.steungsiemreaphotel.cm

 

EF**** (4-STAR HOTEL)

E **** : PHNOM PENH HOTEL  

Address: No. 53, Monivong BLVD, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 23 724 851, Fax: 855 23 981 279e

E-mail: info@phnompenhhotel.com

Website: www.phnompenhhotel.com

E **** : EPRESS ANGKOR HTOEL

Address: National Road No.6, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 63 963 999, Fax: 855 63 964 333

E-mail: reservation@empressangkor.com

Website: www.empressangkor.com

 

HI***** (5-STAR HOTEL)

H ***** :  INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

Address: 296 St. Mao Tse Toung, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 23 424 888, Fax: 855 23 424 885

E-mail: phnompenh@interconti.com

Website: www.intercontinental.com

I ***** : SOKHA ANGKOR HOTEL 

Address: National Road #6, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 63 969 999, Fax: 855 63 969 998

E-mail: info@sokhahotels.com

Website: www.sokhahotels.com

 

JK***** (5-STAR HOTEL)

J ***** : LE ROYAL HOTEL

Address: Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tel: 855 23 981 888, Fax: 855 23 981 168

E-mail: raffles.hlr.ghda@online.com.kh

Website: www.raffles.com

 

K ***** : GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

Address: Vithei Charles de Gaulle Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tel: +855 63 963 888 , Fax: +855 63 963 168

E-mail: ask-us.siemreap@raffles.com

Website: www.raffles.com

 

Other hotels will be arranged on request.
 

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Cambodia major places of interest:
 Phnom Penh, Mondulkiri, Siem Reap/ Angkor, Kratie, Battambang, Kampot, Preah Vihear
Banlung (Ratanakiri), Sihanoukville, Kampong Thom

 

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