ANGKOR TEMPLES-PHNOM PENH AND BEACH BREAK. 9D

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Hight Light

    Cambodia, home of ancient ruins and glorious beaches and  Asia's largest freshwater lake. And home of diversity of the natural resources.  We have devised a tour that explores the best of Cambodia taking you on a journey of discovery from the temples of Siem Reap to its pristine coastline in the south west. You spend your time with us to explore Angkor Wat complex and its many fascinating temples including the famous Ta Prohm, built in the mid 12th to 13th century. Ta Prohm is overgrown with jungle vines and was used during the filming of the hit movie Tomb Raider.

    Guest also visit the Rolous group, the site of an ancient center of Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya. Here we take a cow cart ride through the countryside to meet friendly locals and visit Rolous Pagoda. At Rolous Pagoda Buddhist monks will celebrate a private blessing for you.

    A boat ride across Tonle Sap Lake, Asia's largest freshwater lake, unveils a very unique and local way of life on the water. Vist Kampong Phluck to see houses on stilts that become submerged during the rainy season. The following day you fly to Phnom Penh and explore its historical attractions and drive  to Sihanoukville to relax at this beautiful seaside resort. There is plenty of time for private relaxation with the choice of visiting Ream National Park and Koh Rong Island if desired. Dine on delicious seafood and snorkel in the clear sea before taking a transfer back to Phnom Penh on your final day.

 

Itinerary

DAY1. SIEM REAP ARRIVAL

Meet with cultural guide and car at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in.

Siem Reap, the fabled ancient city of Angkor and the gate way town to awesome ruins of Angkor from the 19th- 15thcentury.

city tour and lunch.

Afternoon visit the largest capital city Angkor Thom, begin with the south gate, famous Bayon, Baphoun temple, Royal Palace and Pimean Akas, Terrace of elephants, Terrace of leper king. Sunset at Phnom Bakheng before turning back to hotel.

Over night in Siem Reap Angkor

DAY2. SIEM REAP -TEMPLES 

After breakfast start your visit to magnificent 12 century Angkor Wat. Lunch and afternoon visit Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Ta Keo, Srah Srang lake, fabulous Ta Prohm, Thomanon and Chao Say temple.

Over night in Siem Reap

DAY3. SIEM REAP- TEMPLES

Morning, visit to isolated ruin Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Lunch
Afternoon focus your visit to magnificent ruin of Prah Khan (Holy sword), Buddhist hospital Neak Pean, Ta Som, Hindu temple East Mebon, and finally stop at Pre Rup at dust. Back to hotel

Overnight in Siem Reap Angkor.


DAY4.SIEM REAP TEMPLES

Early start for long distance drive to most amazing jungle monument Beng Mealea, turn on the same way back to city, stop in awhile to visit three monuments in Rolous group, taking in Prah Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei temple. Lunch, where . And visit the floating houses, plenty of fish men living on and learn about life on the water. (While touring on the lake, you can imagine daily life, how the people live on fishing and farm). Back to city free at leisure.

Over night in Siem Reap.

DAY5.SIEM REAP-TONLE SAP LAKE - DEPARTURE 

After breakfast, free at leisure or visit to most impressive huge great Lake Tonle Sap or visit at Artisan art school and workshop that employs hundred of poor adults who need daily life financial support.

Depart from Siem Reap to airport for on ward departure flight to Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s, the significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1434, the city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions.  

Rest of the day free at leisure 

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Up on arrival meet with local guide and car transfer to hotel city tour. Lunch
Afternoon visit to Wat Phnom, National Museum, Royal Palace and silver pagoda. Back to hotel,

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY6. PHNOM PENH - SIHANUK VILLE 

Breakfast, then begin your tour to memorial genocidal prison of Khmer rough Toul Sleng and keep driving further south to horrible killing field Choeung Ek.
Check out, lunch and transfer to Sihanuk Ville for the beach vocation for a few days by private car and guide and driver. Arrive in Kompong Som at dinner time. Check in and

Overnight in Sihanuk vile.

DAY7.SIHANUK VILLE

After breakfast drive to Ream National park, get on the boat and visit Ream National Park, Koh Rong and landscape. Back to city and

Overnight in Sihanuk vile.

DAY8.SIHANUK VILLE 

Morning after breakfast free at leisure or tour to the beach on your own arrangement for whole day. Back to hotel for dinner.

Over night in Sihanuk vile.


DAY9.SIHANUK VILLE-PHNOM PENH-DEPARTURE 

Breakfast at the hotel and then take a private car and driver to Phnom Penh international airport for your own on ward flight.

End of service in Cambodia. 

 

Price Included

9Days /8Nights

TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand

TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs. 

Over Services Included 

Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double shared room with daily breakfast

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise

Visit the ruins at the Off Beaten Track Area

Boat trip and floating village tours

Private transfer to and from Sihanuk Ville 

Visit Artisan School and Workshop 

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Daily drinking water and cold towels

Our services not included:  

Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)

Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice

International and domestic flights
Meals other than mentioned above
Camera/video entrance fees

Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc…….)

Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation for Cambodia)

Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

Travel Information

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all participants of our Exploration Tours.

A travel insurance policy to cover illness and injury, cancellation and curtailment of your journey, theft, loss of personal items like baggage and tickets, etc. is a necessity.

The insurance policy should also cover ambulance rides, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of a body.

Some insurance policies exclude "dangerous" activities which can include motorcycling, scuba diving, rock climbing, or any extreme adventure etc. If you are planning to do any of these "dangerous" activities while traveling, check the small print to see if you are covered.

Make sure that family or friends at home know the address and telephone number of your insurance company and your insurance policy number.

Find out in advance if your insurance policy will make payments to the providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenses. If you have to make a claim, you should keep all receipts (in English if possible) for medicines and medical treatment.

If you have anything stolen and you want to make an insurance claim you must obtain an official statement from the police.

For more information and to purchase travel insurance contacts a travel agent of travel insurer. Online information and purchase.

Health Advice

Drink lots of water. Never drink tap water purified, bottled water is available everywhere.

Use an insect repellent against mosquitoes. It is the only way to be sure of protection against mosquito borne diseases. Since Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and light-weight clothing is best. Clothing made from natural fibers is the best option. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings or in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.

When visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts (shoulder covered) are acceptable. Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas. For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts.

Standard film, (such as Kodak, FUJI or Konica 100, ), slide and digital camera memory are widely available. Photos are inexpensive to process in the country. Any specialized photo equipment should be brought with you. Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installations is forbidden and discretion should be used when photographing people, particularly monks.

Health Requirements

Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.

What to bring

A. Before you travel, Adventurous Asia gives you more scenes of understanding once you just search for information on its pages. Because many countries do not have waste collection services, try to pack as little as possible. When buying toiletries,  use only biodegradable products.  Asian countries have modest dress codes. Local woman and men cover a great part of their body. Revealing too much "flesh" is considered very rude and offensive in many cultures. And prevent you from real contact with local people. Leave high cut shorts, sleeveless tops and revealing swimming suits at home. Instead pack loose clothes that cover your arms and legs. This way you will be more readily accepted by local people, and also be protected against the sun and insects. Modest dress will also minimize the risk of sexual harassment; local men won't assume that you are "available". Leave expensive jewelry, watches and unimportant  items at home. You do not need them while traveling and there is no need to show off your wealth to local people. We are rich in the west, but there is no need to remind the local people of our wealth.

 B. What to Bring and How Long to Stay in Siem Reap Angkor

Passes are sold at the Check point Counter, on the way to the Angkor Archaeological Park.  Free photos taken are provided at the main entrance. Tickets bought are safely kept during your visit to Angkor, and carefully- strictly checked at every monument entrance gate.

Visiting hours are 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Angkor Wat closes at 5h.30PM, Banteay Srey closes at 5:00PM and Kbal Spean at 3:00PM. For further visit, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Phnom Kulen are required to have the new passes.

Weather

Due to the weather condition in Cambodia, hot and dry and rain sometime in the rainy season, wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and perhaps sunscreen. Consider buying a traditional Khmer scarf (krama) to keep the sun off your neck. Carry a raincoat during the wet season, though you will probably only need it in the afternoon. You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. For serious temple explorers, a flashlight, notebook and compass can come in handy. Books, refreshments, trinkets, postcards and film are available from small vendors throughout the temple complex. 

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