CAMBODIA CULTURE – ADVENTURE TOUR 19 DAYS 18 NIGHTS

TOUR TYPE:       CULTURE – ADVENTURE – BEACH

DURATION:        19 DAYS 18 NIGHTS

DESTINATION: SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH – KRATIE -  RATTANAKIRI – KEP – SIHANOUKVILLE

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Afternoon (-/-/D). Arrival by flight PG 905 from BANGKOKat 12:35 

Pick up from Siem Reap International Airport upon arrival by a private English speaking tour guide and our driver, then transfer to check in Hotel. Pick up from the hotel for a  tour to visit Angkor National Museum and sightseeing tour around town.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 2: (Special Angkor Tour) (B/L/D)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM: Visit ANGKOR THOM (The big city) was built from 1180-1220. There are several monuments in it such as: South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, PreahPalilay, Elephant and Leper King Terrace and then continue to visit Ta Prohm Temple (Tomb Raider temple with many gigantic roots of the trees on the temple’s structure). Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: Spend the full afternoon to explore the World Seventh Wonder of Angkor Wat (The holy city which is the biggest Hindu temple in Cambodia, was built by King Suryavarman II in early 12th century dedicated to Vishnu God). Dinner at local restaurant and 0vernight Stay at the Hotel.

 

Day 3: (Special Angkor Tour) (B/L/D)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM: Visit an ancient Hindu temple at the countryside, BANTEAY SREY , was built from 968-1001 AD, is dedicated to Shiva God. In Cambodia, it is a unique pink sandstone temple which has most beautiful deep carvings. Then continue to visit Landmine Museum & East Mebon Temple. Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: Visit Preah Khan (an extensive 56-hectares Buddhist complex where King Jayavarman VII finally defeated the Cham warriors).Sunset at Phnom Bakheng( on a top of mountain ) with Angkor Wat scenery.

Dinner at local restaurant and Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 4: (Special Angkor Tour) (B/L/D)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM: Visit “Rolous Group” (Hinduism, 9th century): PreahKo, Lo Lei &Bakong.

Lunch at local restaurant.

 

PM: Time for shopping at local Market, Artisan Angkor Art School, etc. Back to the hotel.

Dinner at the local restaurant and Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

Day 5: (Special Adventure to Jungle Temple) (B/L/D)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM:VisitBengMealea temple because it is a very interesting temple that is interested by many tourists. BengMealea temple was built in the 12 century, the layout and style of BengMealea is very similar to Angkor Wat. Its current state, however, is dominated by jungle. Trees have grown out of the towers and vines entangle columns. Lintels and others building blocks lay around in a tumble and require visitors to climbed up and down as they approach the completely collapsed central towers. This is how the early expeditions must have found the temples of Angkor….

 

PM: Boat cruise toKompongKhleang / Kampong Phluk Floating Village at Tonle Sap Lake where you will see thereallocal life at the rural. Kampong Khleang is located on the northern lake-edge about 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less tourist than Kampong Phluk. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. In the wet season the waters rise to within one or two meters of the buildings. Like Kampong Phluk, Kampong Khleang is a permanent community within the floodplain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. But Kampong Khleang is significantly larger with near 10 times the population of Kampong Phluk, making it the largest community on the Lake.

Back to the hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 6: Siem Reap – Battambang (The Land of rice bowl & Colonial Building) (B/L/D)

AM: Pick up by our private car or minivan with English Speaking driver to Explore Battambang Province. Lunch at your own account.

PM:Sightseeing tour around town, visit Ta DambongKraNhong, King Residence Palace, Museum..

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 7: Battambang (Special Tour) (B/L/D)

AM:Drive along the picturesque Sangker River to WatSlaket pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Visit a Khmer Ancient House and make a stop to see the production of rice paper used for making spring rolls. Continue to visit WatEk Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made.

Lunch at your own account.

PM:VisitPharePonleuSelpak, this centre supports around 30 orphans and trafficking victims and is schooling more than 1,200 pupils, over 400 of who study visual arts, music, circus, drama and dance for leisure or vocational training. Continue to drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset.

 

Day 8: Battambang – Phnom Penh(B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM: take the Bamboo train to explore the village and life style of the people which make exchange local business each other.

 

Battambang for Phnom Penh by our private car or minivan. You will be free by your own leisure until departure time before 10:00AM. Lunch at your own account.

Trip takes 6 hrs. You will be in Phnom Penh around 16:00 PM, check in Hotel.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

Day 9: Phnom Penh Special Tour(B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM: Visit S-21 Prison(ToulSleng Genocide Museum), Cheung Ek Killing Field. Lunch at local restaurant.

 

PM: Visit Independent Monument, KohPich, French colonial building as Post office, Ministry of Economic, National Library, Phnom Penh Municipal hall…

Take a boat cruise on the Tonlesap for view of Royal Palace and Phnom Penh with the Crowded people on the river bank for spot & evening fresh relax.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 10: Phnom Penh Special Tour (B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

AM:VisitRoyal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum. Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: Take Cyclo Tour for Sightseeing tour to visit Wat Phnom, Central Market. back to the hotel by the route along the river bank.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at The Hotel.

 

Day 11: Phnom Penh – KratieViaChhlong. (B/-/-)

We leave Phnom Penh and travel northeast to the bustling provincial city of Kompong Cham. En route, there is the chance to pause at Skuon, where it is possible to sample the local delicacy of deep fried tarantula. You arrive in Kompong Cham mid-morning and visit the temple of WatNokor, an 11th century sandstone temple with a colourful modern pagoda set in its central courtyard. Lunch in Kompong Cham.

Continues on east bank, passing through the old river port of Chhlong, home to some of the best examples of French colonial architecture in the country.ReachKratie, a sleepy Mekong port and gateway to an encounter with the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin that inhabit the upper reaches of the Mekong in Cambodia. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 12: Morning Dolphin Watching – Rattanakiri(B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

 Depart for Kampi, one of the many deep pools where the rare river dolphins gather to feed. Take private local boat cruise out into the mighty Mekong for a chance encounter with these gentle creatures. Viewing is commonplace, although it is easier to see the dolphins in the shallower waters of the dry season, than in the swollen river of the wet season. After enjoying an hour or more of dolphin viewing, depart to the north on the new National Highway 7 towards Stung Treng. Stop for lunch at local restaurant.Depart for Ban Lung in time to enjoy the refreshing waters of the beautiful crater lake of Yeak Loam, set amid a pocket of lush jungle. Return to the provincial capital. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 13: Ratanakiri Forest Walk – VeunSai. (B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

 Today you spend full day tour enjoying a walk that takes us into the countryside and the community forests that dot the Ratanakiri landscape. Our main focus is on the black basalt lava fields known as Veal Rum Plan, north of Ban Lung and a protected area with a natural appeal for our walk. With our guide, we experience the forest, small waterfall and ‘tiger’ caves and find out more about the history, fauna and flora of this region of the province, as well as the different minority peoples that inhabit the area.

Afternoon, continue by walking to the small town of VoenSai on the banks of the San River, passing through some pristine stretches of forest along the way.

Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 14: Rattanakiri – Phnom Penh(B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

Leave Ban Lung for Phnom Penh. Free at own leisure or time for shopping at local market until time transfer back for Phnom Penh. The trip takes 9 hours.

Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 15: Phnom Penh – Kampot – Kep(B/-/-)The tour starts at 8:00 AM.

 Departure to visit Kampot&Kep the Southern Coastal beach with the famous Crab foods.Lunch at local restaurant in Kampot.

Departure to Kep for check in Hotel.free at your own leisure for relax on the beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 16: Kep – Bokor – Kep(B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today spend a full day tour to Bokorthatallows people to see the beautiful sites on Bokor Mountain and around and to learn about the history of this site from our excellent En glish guides. On this trip you will be able to admire the beautiful views from the former king’s residence that encompass the gulf of Siam, Vietnam, and panoramic views of Kampot,Visitthe ghost town (church, pagoda, and casino). lunch break with the Picnic Lunch at the site.

Afternoon departure to visit PoPokVilwaterfalls.Back to the Kep for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 17: Kep – Rabbit Island – Kep(B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take a private boat from Kep Boat pier to the Rabbit island. Rabbit Island (KohTunsay) is a natural resort located 4.5km southeast of Kep City. KohTunsay, with its two white sand beaches and shallow water provides an excellent location for swimming. In the sea you will find many different kinds of fish, plants and corals, making this a most interesting location for ecological research and scuba diving. The island covers two-square kilometers of land area and has many unique and attractive features that include tourist infrastructure built during the reign of His Majesty Preah Bat SamdechPreahNorodom Sihanouk.

Spend the full day at the beach for relax and Lunch there at your own account.

Late Afternoon back to Kep.take refresh before dinner. dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 18: Kep – Sihanoukville(B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early morning, Departure from Kep to Sihanoukville by our private minivan.Lunch at Sihanoukville.

Transfer to check in hotel. time for relax at Ouchheur Teal Beach and Take a short sightseeing tour around town. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 19: Sihanoukville-Phnom Penh Airport(B/-/-). Flight departure to BANGKOK PG 914 at 15:45

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free at your own leisure until time transfer from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh International Airport for departure flight to next destination.

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HOTEL CATEGORIES:

 

  • 2 Star Hotel:

SIEM REAP:

-  Angkor Way Boutique Hotel

-   The Mekong Bed & Breakfast

-   DaraRaingsey Hotel

PREAH VIHEAR:

-   Sok San Guesthouse

BATTAMBANG:

-   Banan Hotel                                                                      

-   Golden Palace Hotel Battambang

PHNOM PENH:

-  Grand Plaza Hotel                                                          

-  Pacific Hotel

KRATIE:

-  OudomSambath Hotel

-   Santepheap Hotel

RATTANAKIRI:

-  ChhengLok Hotel

KEP:

-  Kimly Lodge

SIHANOUKVILLE:

-   White Beach Hotel

  • 3 Star Hotel:

SIEM REAP:

-          Angkor Holiday Hotel

-          Linrattanak Angkor Hotel

-          Starry Angkor Hotel

PREAH VIHEAR:

-          Sok San Guesthouse

BATTAMBANG:

-          SteungSangker Hotel

-          KhemaraBattambang

PHNOM PENH:

-          Golden stadium Hotel

-          Diamond Hotel

 

KRATIE:

-          OudomSambath Hotel

-          Santepheap Hotel

RATTANAKIRI:

-          ChhengLok Hotel

KEP:

-          Malibu Bangalow

-          Kep Lodge

SIHANOUKVILLE:

-          Golden Sand Hotel

  • 4 Star Hotel:

SIEM REAP:

-          Somadevi Angkor Hotel

-          Royal Empire Hotel

-          Angkor Riviera Hotel

PREAH VIHEAR:

-          Sok San Guesthouse

BATTAMBANG:

-          La Villa Battambang                                                     

PHNOM PENH:

-          Landscape Hotel                                                             

-          Ohana Hotel                                                                     

KRATIE:

-          OudomSambath Hotel

-          Santepheap Hotel

RATTANAKIRI:

-          ChhengLok Hotel

KEP:

-          Veranda Natural Resort

SIHANOUKVILLE:

-          Independence Hotel                                                     

 

  • 5 Star Hotel:

SIEM REAP:

-          Sokha Angkor Resort & Spa

-          Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort & Spa

-          Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

PREAH VIHEAR:

-          Sok San Guesthouse

BATTAMBANG:           

-          La Villa Battambang

PHNOM PENH:

-          Himawari Hotel

-          Cambodiana Hotel

 

-          Naga World Hotel                                                          

KRATIE:

-          OudomSambath Hotel

-          Santepheap Hotel

RATTANAKIRI:

-          ChhengLok Hotel

KEP:

-          Veranda Natural Resort

SIHANOUKVILLE:

-          Sokha Beach Resort

 

INCLUSIVE OF:

 

  • Rate are in US dollars per person
  • Hotel Accommodation for 18 nights stay in double / twin sharing room as selected hotels including daily breakfast.
  • Meals: ( B/-/- )= No Lunch and No Dinner by own account. B=Breakfast / L=Lunch/ D=Dinner as mentioned  in the itinerary
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Private A/C Car/Van/Coach/Bus for sightseeing & all the transfers as in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee to visit Angkor National Museum
  • Entrance fee for Angkor Temples 03Day Pass
  • Entrance fee to visit BengMealea temple
  • Entrance fee & Boat cruise to visit Kampong Pluk floating village
  • Entrance fee for 2 days in Battambang
  • Entrance fee to all tourist sites in Phnom Penh
  • Entrance fee to visit Rattanakiri
  • Entrance fee to Bokor National Park
  • Bamboo train riding atBattambang
  • Boat cruise to visit sunset onTonle Sap River at Phnom Penh
  • Boat cruise to visit Irrawaddy Dolphins in Kratie Province.
  • Boat cruise to visit Rabbit Island at Kep
  • The rates are in column single supplement are extra on person who wishes to stay in Single room.
  • Every 16 paying pax 1 tour leader will be FOC on tour
  • Children under 12 years old will be charge 70% of the package cost
  • Cool mineral bottles of water and fresh towels during sightseeing
  • Government tax

EXCLUSIVE OF:

 

  • Airport Tax & Air Tickets (Domestic 6$/pax, International 25$/pax)
  • Travel Insurance, Optional Tours & Visa Fee
  • All programs are NOT mentioned in INCLUSIVE OF as above
  • Personal expenses such as: Tips, Drink, Laundry, Shopping, .etc
  • Any services other than mentioned.

 

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