6 days Best of Cambodia

Day 1: Arrival flight to Siem Reap in the afternoon


Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, our driver and tour guide will warmly welcome you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. We spend the night in a hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Angkor Wat / Angkor Thom

After breakfast we visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Wat Temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction.

In the afternoon visit the "Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits the Jayavarman’s state temple of Bayon Temple at the center of the city, then pass Phimeanakas with its beautiful lake and the imposing Baphoun, the state temple of King Udayadityavarman II  Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. In the evening, enjoy the dinner with Cambodia Traditional show, a classical Khmer performance art inspired by the water and cloud spirit of Hindu and Buddhist mythology. We stay overnight in the same hotel. (Breakfast and dinner are included)


Day 3: Siem Reap / Banteay Srei / Kampong Pluk Village / Siem Reap

This morning we journey to the exquisite Banteay Srei temple (10th century), renowned as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. We then proceed to visit Banteay Samre, constructed in the third quarter of the 12th century. This temple complex consists of a central temple with four wings, preceded by a hall and accompanied by two well-preserved libraries, particularly the southern example. Enclosed by two concentric walls, the ensemble exudes grandeur. Our next stop is Ta Prohm, one of the area's most enchanting temples. Left relatively untouched since its discovery, Ta Prohm retains much of its mystical attraction.

In the afternoon, we head to the village of Kampong Pluk, renowned as the most beautiful village on Tonle Sap Lake. Serving as a natural tourism spot and a haven for hundreds of species of freshwater fish and birds, this village is adorned with ethnic stilted houses that line the water's surface and extend into the air. Primarily inhabited by Khmer residents, the village is home to approximately 3000 inhabitants, most of whom live in stilted houses. This visit offers an exceptional opportunity to immerse ourselves in their lifestyle and learn about their unique way of life on the lake. As the day draws to a close we make our way back to Siem Reap for the night at the same hotel. (Breakfast and lunch are included)

Day 4: Siem Reap / Phnom Penh

Departing from Siem Reap, we head to Phnom Penh by private car (314km), a journey lasting around 5 to 6 hours. Along the way, we will make stops to visit the Spean Praptos Bridge, a Khmer-era bridge that crosses a small river at Kampong Kdei, a small town approximately sixty kilometers southeast of the Angkor Archaeological zone. Perhaps, we will also visit the Spider Market, renowned for its seasoned and deep-fried spiders. These spiders are served on hundreds of plates, creating an unforgettable sight for those without arachnophobia. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. (Breakfast is included)

Day 5: Phnom Penh Discovery

We begin our day with a visit to the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We then continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th Century), but some date from as early as the 4th Century. We also take time to explore the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which recounts the history of Phnom Penh’s name.

In the afternoon, we delve into the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge regime. We start by visiting the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest center of detention and torture in the country. S-21 has been transformed into the Tuol Sleng Museum, serving as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge.

Following this, we visit the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. Between 1975 and 1978, about 17,000 men, women, children, and infants who had been detained and tortured at S-21 were transported to the extermination camp of Choeung Ek. A visit to these sites provides us with a profound insight into the painful and bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. We spend the night in the same hotel. (Breakfast and lunch are included)


Day 6: Departure

Enjoy some free time for relaxation or to explore the city before your departure flight. Our driver will transfer you to Phnom Penh International Airport for your flight to the next destination. (Breakfast is included)
 

The facts:

The trip cost:
 

  • $738USD per person for a group of 2 to 6 people
  • $686USD per person for a group of 7 to 10 people
     

The cost of the trip includes:
 

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals listed on the itinerary
  • Purified drinking water
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees

 

The cost of the trip does not include: 
 

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Other personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc...


What to Bring: Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, small day pack for walking and hiking. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat

Have a great journey!!!