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Classic Cambodia

Classic Cambodia

Take in the main highlights of this fascinating country on the outstanding Classic Cambodia tour. Visit Phnom Penh, which is now regaining its reputation as the Pearl of Asia after enduring its traumatic recent history. Continue to progressive Battambang, a former trading post boasting an architectural legacy of colonial mansions and vibrant Buddhist temples. Finally, conclude your Cambodian journey with an unforgettable experience: exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor Temples on a guided tour of this World Heritage site.

Duration
09 days
Price from
$777
when
Year-round
destination
Cambodia
type
Tailor-made

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  • Day 1 Arrive Phnom Penh

    Upon your arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, take some time to unwind and relax. Later, enjoy a delightful 20-minute Tuk Tuk ride through the vibrant streets of Phnom Penh. Following the ride, you will have free time to explore at your own pace, take a leisurely walk along the picturesque Mekong River and bustling waterfront, or unwind with a refreshing drink at a charming riverside café.

    Accommodation: In Phnom Penh
    Meals: Dinner

  • Day 2 Highlights of Phnom Penh

    Discover Cambodia's rich history and culture on a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh. Begin your day at the magnificent Royal Palace, where you can marvel at the intricate architecture and explore the revered Silver Pagoda. Continue exploring at the National Museum of Cambodia, home to a vast collection of Khmer artefacts and ancient treasures. Gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia's tragic recent past as you pay tribute to the victims at the Khmer Rouge memorial sites of Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields. Browse the vibrant Russian Market for local handicrafts and textiles. Conclude your day with a private sunset boat cruise on the scenic Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views as the sun sets over the water.

    Accommodation: In Phnom Penh
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Road Trip to Battambang

    Set off on a scenic five-hour drive through the charming Cambodian countryside and villages to reach Battambang. During the journey, your driver will make scheduled stops at your request, allowing you to explore villages and towns known for their traditional and modern Khmer crafts.

    Your first destination is Kompong Luong goldsmiths' village, where you can observe the intricate artistry of Cambodian goldsmiths. Continue your drive to Phnom Oudong, the former royal capital, and hike up Oudong mountain to reach the summit. From there, enjoy a panoramic view of villages, pagodas, plains, and lakes. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the area's history, architecture, and the religious beliefs of the Cambodian people.

    Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Kampong Chhnang and visit a ceramic village to experience the skilled craftsmanship of local artisans. The journey then takes you to Pursat, known for its marble sculpture workshop, where you can admire the beautiful creations. Finally, arrive in Battambang in the late afternoon, ready to explore the charm of this city.

    Accommodation: In Battambang
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Explore Battambang

    Explore the rich history and diverse architecture of Battambang, a former trading hub influenced by French, Thai, and Khmer cultures. Visit local markets, discover the fascinating exhibits at Battambang Provincial Museum, and enjoy a ride on the iconic bamboo train. After lunch, venture into the picturesque countryside to visit Wat Ek Phnom, Phnom Banan, and the renowned Chan Thay Chhoueng plantation, home to Cambodia's only winery.

    Please note: The availability of the bamboo train ride may be subject to change due to ongoing track reconstruction. In such cases, an alternative sightseeing activity will be arranged.

    Accommodation: In Battambang
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5 River Cruise to Siem Reap

    Departing from Battambang, embark on Cambodia's most spectacular boat journey, navigating the narrow waterways and marshlands of the Sangker River to reach the magnificent Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. Along the way, explore the floating villages of Preak Toal, where you will experience traditional fishing techniques and have the opportunity to visit a family living on a crocodile farm. As the cruise continues on Tonle Sap Lake, you will eventually arrive at Chong Kneas in the late afternoon. From there, you will be transferred by road to Siem Reap, your gateway to the iconic temples of Angkor.

    Please note: The river cruise from Battambang to Siem Reap may not be available from April 1 to October 15 due to shallow water conditions in the river and lake. In such cases, a road transfer will be arranged.

    Accommodation: In Siem Reap
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Lunch box)

  • Day 6 Discover Angkor Wat Temple & Angkor Thom City

    Journey back in time to the former Khmer Empire as you discover the awe-inspiring temple complex of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest temple ruins on Earth. Begin your day with a visit to the magnificent Angkor Wat, a masterpiece of Khmer architecture built between AD 1113 and 1150.

    Continue your exploration with the great city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Enter through the South Gate and marvel at the impressive Bayon Temple, known for its iconic smiling stone faces. Visit the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, featuring intricate bas-reliefs. After a day filled with historical wonders, return to your hotel to relax and reflect on the incredible experience of exploring these ancient temples.

    Accommodation: In Siem Reap
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 7 Jungle Temple of Ta Prohm & Banteay Srei Temple

    Begin your day with a visit to the enchanting Ta Prohm temple, where ancient stones intertwine with towering trees. Explore the lesser-known Ta Nei temple nestled in the forest and conclude the morning at the impressive Ta Keo temple mound. In the afternoon, drive to Banteay Srei temple, located 30km outside Siem Reap. Known as the Citadel of the Women, it is one of the most captivating Angkor temples, adorned with intricate carvings. During your return, visit the Cambodian Landmine Museum to learn about the legacy of war. Finally, hike to Phnom Bekang Hill, a popular spot for climbing and enjoying sunset views, before returning to Siem Reap.

    Optional Tour: For an iconic travel experience, we recommend experiencing the breath-taking sunrise at Angkor Wat on day 7.

    Accommodation: In Siem Reap
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8 Travel to Kompong Khleang Stilt Village & The Lost Temples of Beng Mealea

    Embark on a road journey through the captivating Cambodian countryside to reach the picturesque village of Kompong Khleang. As one of the largest Tonle Sap communities, this village remains hidden from the usual tourist trail, offering an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of subsistence fishing families. Take a boat tour to get up close to the stilt houses and observe the fascinating fishing techniques of the floating community.

    After exploring the village, continue your adventure to the extraordinary Beng Mealea temple. This sprawling complex, engulfed by the jungle, spans over a square kilometre and is adorned with lush vegetation, similar to the famous Ta Prohm temple. Capture the mystical atmosphere and immerse yourself in an afternoon photography session, as you explore the captivating ruins surrounded by nature's beauty.

    Please note: During the flood season, which occurs from August to February, access to Kompong Khleang village is only possible by boat. However, during other times of the year, the village can be reached by road.

    Accommodation: In Siem Reap
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 9 Depart Siem Reap

    Take your time to explore the charming town of Siem Reap at your leisure. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Artisans D'Angkor, a collective of skilled local artisans showcasing Khmer fine arts and crafts. As your journey comes to an end, you will be transferred to the International Terminal for your outbound flight.

    Accommodation: Check-out time is 12:00
    Meals: Breakfast

PRICES & DETAILS

A rough idea of the price and what is included in this tour program. The exact price depends on the season, accommodation and activities, it will be provided on your personalised quote.

Prices

GROUP SIZE2 PERSONS3 – 6 PERSONS7 – 10 PERSONSSINGLE SUPP.
Valid from Oct 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2023
Deluxe161113881169593
Premium13241100882322
Superior1219996777216
  • Prices are quoted in USD per person based on double-sharing occupancy.
  • Prices apply for individual traveller bookings only (FIT, not groups).
  • Single supplement will be added to the package prices for bookings of single occupancy rooms.

What's Included

  • Four nights of hotel accommodation
  • All specified sightseeing, including entrance fees
  • Transportation and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Knowledgeable local guide proficient in either English or French
  • Domestic flights as specified
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner
  • Government tax and service charges

What's Not Included

  • Any International flights
  • Cambodia Visa
  • Single supplement
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks

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