CULTURAL TOUR IN CAMBODIA

Length

8 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURAL

Type of Service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

A cultural journey discovering the most exciting treasures of the Kingdom of Wonder.

Retrace the history of one of the most glorious empires with our historical experts. 

Board a local wooden boat to glide through the houses on stilt and  the floating at Kompong Kleang village on Tonle Sap Lake.

Explore Preah Vihear Temple, one of the most incredible Khmer architectures off the beaten track, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, sitting on the edge of a plateau atop 525 mt. cliff that dominates the plain of Cambodia.

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 : PHNOM PENH
Destinations  : Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Battambang, Phnom Penh

ITINERARY

01. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

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

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

In the afternoon we begin the journey 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”, and the fascinating “citadel of women” Banteay Srei known for its delicate and unique bas-reliefs.

Included : Private pick up at the airport, tickets, tour guide and accommodation

02. ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

Angkor Wat, Siem ReapEast gate Angkor Wat

After breakfast we continue the visits to the archaeological site at the 12th century temple Angkor Wat, 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

03. ANGKOR - TRANSFER TO PREAH VIHEAR

Preah Khan © Gabriele StoiaPreah Khan Temple

In the morning 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.

In the afternoon we transfer to the remote province of Preah Viher through a rural landscape. On the way we cross the town of Along Veng, the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge until the end of the 90s. Short visit to the home of Ta Mok, the last leader of the regime. In the late afternoon we arrive in Sra Em town.

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

04. PREAH VIHEAR TEMPLE

Preah VihearPreah Vihear temple

After breakfast we continue north towards Dangrek Mountain Range. At the base of the mountain we will have to board on pickup truck to reach the top of the plateu due to the extreme slope of the path.

The temple stretches along 800 m of a causeway and steps rising up the hill towards the sanctuary, which sits on the clifftop, throughout several “gopuras” (gateway) and courtyards built with different styles and decorations.

After the visit we stop for lunch at a local restaurant and return to Siem Reap in about 3h.

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

05. 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

06. TRANSFER TO 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

07. 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

08. VISIT PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE

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 before heading to the airport.

Included : Breakfast, tickets, tour guide and private transportation

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Angkor, Battambang and Phnom Penh

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