PNHOM EPNH-BEACH-BATTAMBANG-SIEM REAP-TEMPLE.13D

Duration: 13Days/12Nights

Hight Light

    Cambodia is home to a wealth of exceptional off the beaten path locations that unveil the ancient qualities of this rugged country. Within its boundaries are an abundance of adventurous opportunities. Start your adventure from the the bustling city of Phnom Penh, drving to the beach and relax, riding a bamboo train and trekking the hill top ancient ruins of Bannon and hill of Phnom Sampove in Battambang, the last excursion in Angkor including its sourrounding beauty of the lust coutry side and villages.  

 

Itinerary

DAY1. PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

On the arrival meet with our local guide and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure.
 
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.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
 
DAY2. PHNOM PENH- TOURS 
 
Sightseeing today includes visits to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, which houses the striking Emerald Buddha and the National Museum. We also visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and the Killing Fields. Finish the day watching the sun set from Wat Phnom.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
 
DAY3. PHNOM PENH - KEPT - TOURS 
 
Today visit Tonle Bati and the Vineyard Pepper Farm at Kep. 
Overnight in Kep 
 
DAY4. KEPT- SIHANUK VILLE
 
Visit the cave temple of Phnom Chhnork and take a walking tour through the colonial town of Kampot. Later, travel to Sihanoukville and view the city from Victory Hill.
Overnight in Sihnuk ville 
 
 
DAY5. SIHANUK VILLE - RELAX 
 
Spend the day at leisure relaxing in the beautiful coastal town of Sihanoukville.
Overnight in Sihanuk Ville 
 
DAY6. SIHANUK VILLE- KIRRIROM - CHAMBOK TREK AND HIKE 
 
We return to Phnom Penh and visit Kirirom National Park to see the stunning waterfalls or trek for 3k through the tropical forest and bamboo plant to the Chambak waterfall. 
Overnight in Kirrirom Lodge 
 
DAY.7 KIRRIROM-  BATTAMBANG - TOURS 
 
Travel to Battambang with its beautiful colonial houses stopping at Udong to visit this 17th Century capital city, a potters’ village in Kampong Chhnang Province and Phnom Touch Hill.
 
Arrival at Battambang, check in. 
Late afternoon, you are transferred to Odambang 1 for taking Bamboo Train ride. The ride for 1hour 2ways accross thye rice field and village during sunset. 
Overnight in Battambang 
 
DAY. 8.BATTAMBANG - TOURS
 
This morning drive to Phnom Banan and walk to the 12th Century Prasat Banan Temple to enjoy the breathtaking view over the surrounding plains. We return to town and stop at a vineyard for wine tasting; Battambang is home to the only vineyards in Cambodia. Later, walk through the village of Wat Kor, giving you an insight to traditional Khmer life. After lunch visit La Maison an ophanage and local community to learn how traditional rice paper is made.
Overnight in Battambang 
 
DAY9. BATTAMBANG - SIEM REAP 
 
Drive towards Siem Reap, stopping at Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre. Learn about the silk creation process, and the growing and harvesting of mulberries. Continue to Siem Reap where the rest of the day is free.
 
In the rainy season you will take a boat trip from Bammbang to Siem Reap ( 6-7h) one way. You will explore many floating village on the way and a great opportunity to learn about real life of Cambodia. 
Overnight in Siem Reap 
 
DAY10. SIEM REAP- ANGKOR - TOURS 
 
Start the day with a visit to Ta Phrom. One of the most atmospheric temples, being slowly swallowed by the jungle. Continue to the fortified city of Angkor Thom. We start at the Southern Gate and continue to The Bayon, which is beautifully carved with numerous striking faces. We also visit the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the magnificent Angkor Wat.
 
DAY11. TONLE SAP - ANGKOR- TOURS 
 
This morning take a boat to see the floating villages of Siem Reap. Afterwards, we visit the temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre before climbing to the summit of Pre Rup Temple at sunset for a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape.
 
DAY12. SIEM REAP - ANGKOR TOURS 
 
We visit the magnificent temple of Beng Mealea, explore a local market and visit Les Artisan D’Angkor, where disadvantaged youths are taught how to make traditional Cambodian crafts. In the evening, we will enjoy an Apsara Dance Show. The following day is at leisure to further explore Siem Reap.
 
DAY 13. SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
 
Breakfast in the morning and transfer to the airport for your departure flight to….
 
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Price Included

TOUR DURATION: 13Days / 12Nights

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.

Our services include:

Hotel accommodation at each destination 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

Beach break and wonerful overnight at Kirrirom Lodge 

Bamboo trind ride

Visit old city after Angkor, Udong and Pottery workshop. 

Boat trip on Tonle Sap lake to explore floating village and lear about life on the water 

An evening dinnerwith tradtional dace andh showin Siem Reap

Visit pink sanstone Banteay Srei, Beng Mealea and villages

Sunset over rice field 

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Daily drinking water and cold towels

Our services do not include:

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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