AUTHENTIC CAMBODIA

Length

8 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURAL

Type of Service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

An authentic journey to the Kingdom of Wonder following a path that circles around the great Tonle Sap Lake. 

Get an insider’s view of Angkor Complex temple, the largest archeological site in the world, with a Khmer expert. 

Visit one of the most authentic village on stilts and floating on the Tonle Sap Lake still off the beaten track.

Explore remote temples completely hidden in the forest where very few restorations have been carried out in recent decades and still preserve the mysterious as in the times of the first explorers. 

Visit the remote Isanapura, the pre-angkorian town where dozens of hindu temples witness the Indian influence on Khmer culture.

Visit the capital Phnom Penh, where the traditional Khmer and colonial charm is well preserved. 

This itinerary can be customised based on your actual travel needs and can be extend to the beach or combined to other tours.
 

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Length : 8D 7N
From : SIEM REAP
To : SIEM REAP
Destinations  : Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN SIEM REAP

Welcome by our staff upon your arrival at Siem Reap international airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Included : Private pick up at the airport and accommodation

02. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Banteay Srei, Cambogia (In Asia Travel © Gabriele Stoia)Stone carvings at Banteay Srei

We begin the journey with the visit to Angkor archaeological site. Our selection of the most important temples certainly includes the oldest sanctuaries such as the Prasad Kravan, the Pre Rup mountain temple, the fascinating “citadel of women” Banteay Srei known for its delicate bas-reliefs.

Visit the Buddhist temples Ta Som, modest in size but extremely fascinating, Neak Pean, the representation of Anavatapta, a mythical lake in the Himalayas whose waters are thought to cure all illness, and Preah Khan, “The Great Sword”, built on the field of the last battle of Jayavrarman VII for the reconquest of the Kingdom invaded by the Champa Empire.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

03. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Angkor Wat, Siem ReapEast gate Angkor Wat

After breakfast we continue the visits to the archaeological site at the best known Angkor Wat temples, the largest religious building in the world, the most picturesque Ta Phrom wrapped in the huge roots of centennial trees, and the group of temples of “The Great City” Angkor Thom where stands out the Bayon temple known for the 216 giant stone faces that overhang the 54 towers.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

04. FLOATING VILLAGE AND BEANG MELEA TEMPLE

Villaggio galleggiante Kompong Kleang, Siem ReapKompong Kleang floating village

Today an extraordinary visit to one of Cambodia’s most authentic and least touristy floating villages awaits us to observe the authentic lifestyle and traditions of the fishermen on Tonle Sap lake. We reach Kompong Kleang village and embark for an excursion in the canal lined with houses on stilts and houseboats. A unique experience that takes us back in time.

In the afternoon we enter the fascinating and adventurous ruins of the Beang Melea temple completely surrounded by the forest

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

05. BATTAMBANG

Banteay Chhmar temple (© Gabriele Stoia)Banteay Chhmar temple

Early in the morning we leave Siem Reap province in the direction of Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia. During the transfer you cannot miss a visit to another unmissable masterpiece of Khmer architecture, the temple of Banteay Chhmar.

Once in Battambang we experience the thrill of the “bamboo train” to immerse ourselves in the Cambodian countryside aboard a motorized bamboo platform on the tracks of the old railway. We conclude the day with the extraordinary visit to the cave of Phnom Sampeu to observe the incredible spectacle of a thick column of bats that pours from a cave at the top every evening at 17.30 to their feeding areas near Tonlé Sap.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

06. TRANSFER TO PHNOM PENH

Oudong MonasteryOudong Monastery

We continue our journey to the capital Phnom Penh. The long transfer allows us to observe the lifestyle of the Khmer people engaged in traditional activities. We stop in Pursat to visit the sandstone workshops, and in Kompong Chhnang to the village of terracotta works.

In the afternoon we visit Oudong Monastery, the largest in the nation, located in the previous capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. We go up the hill to admire the sacred stupas that preserve the relics of the Buddha and the incredible panorama.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation

07. VISIT PHNOM PENH

Throne Hall - Royal Palace © Gabriele StoiaThrone Hall – Royal Palace

Let’s explore the charming capital Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of Asia,” one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s.

Despite growing urbanization it still retains the spirit of the traditional Khmer lifestyle. We visit the Royal Palace where the Throne Hallo and the Silver Pagoda stand out. Tuol Sleng genocide museum is certainly worth a visit, witnessing the dramatic period of the Khmer Rouge regime.

We conclude the day at the suggestive and colourful local market.

Included : Accommodation, breakfast, tickets, tour guide and private transportation

08. TRANSFER TO SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE

Kompong Kdei Bridge © Gabriele StoiaKompong Kdei Bridge

After breakfast we begin the transfer back to Siem Reap.
Right outside the capital we stop at Skuon village, a place known for its curious food amenities, especially the fried spiders.

At Kompong Thom step in past at the pre-Angkorian site Sambor Prei Kuk, once known as Ishanapura, the capital of the Cenla Empire in the 7th-8th centuries. The complex hosts singular Hindu temples sole survivors of an influence of Indian models then will disappear Khmer architecture.

Before reaching Siem Reap we pay a short visit at Spean Preah Toues in Kompong Kdei, the largest and most important Angkorian bridge still standing. Built on 12th century it measures 86 meters in length and 16 meters in width, and is supported by 21 arches. At the time it was located in the central area of the Kingdom.

Arrival in Siem Reap and transfer to the airport.

Included : Breakfast, tickets, tour guide and private transportation

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Angkor, Battambang and Phnom Penh

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