TEMPLES OF ANGKOR-BEACH BREAK AND PHNOM PENH. 8D

Duration: 8D/7N

Hight Light

    Early start in the morning to beat the crowds at the remarkable jungle temple, Ta Prohm, the "Tomb Raider" fame. Enjoy mid-morning soft drinks and coffee at the temples walk through the forest to the rare visited Ta Nei temple just before ending the morning on the peak of the temple mountain Ta Keo. Great journey on foot along the quiet the 8m wall of Angkor Thom. Afterward walk on a very quiet path through the forest for more than 1 km straight ahead to the Bayon temple, early start for a breath-taking sunrise excursion Angkor Wat, explore the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey Srei. The remarkable temple so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. Take the photogenic visit Kompong Kleang village, away from the touristic area on the north shore of Tonle Sap Lake with a private boat and guide. Explore the mysterious jungle Beng Mealea. This remarkable temple was featured in the Lost Temples by Indiana Jones, a traditional monk’s blessing at one of Siem Reap’s most famous pagodas. Stay and relax at the beach city of cambodika, Sihanoukville for 3 days. Explore the turbulent city Phnom Penh. Enjoy your Cambodian flavor food and taste local beer and produce, meet local and learn the culture....  

     

     

     

 

Itinerary

DAY1. SIEM REAP ARRIVAL

Early start in the morning to beat the crowds at the remarkable jungle temple, Ta Prohm, the "Tomb Raider" fame. Here begin your early cool day from the eastern entrance, working through a very quiet causeway just before seeing the lost treasure right in the middle of the forest. There will be only a couple of tourists wondering around the ruin. You are amazed with the gigantic trees that left in the state as they were founded trekking and scrambling over the building that make this ruin so well known. By stay in state off cool, quiet without crowds you feel that it appreciates the interplay of man and nature. Enjoy mid-morning soft drinks and coffee at the temples walk through the forest to the rare visited Ta Nei temple just before ending the morning on the peak of the temple mountain Ta Keo.

Lunch break

Afternoon: Begin your journey at the ancient fortified capitol Angkor Thom. Enter your visit from east gate of Angkor Thom where you start your soft adventure on foot along the 8m high wall the death gate. Afterward walk on a very quiet path through the forest for more than 1 km straight ahead to the Bayon temple which is in the heart of the city and resume your trip on foot to explore other treasures including Terrace of the Elephants, Royal Palace and Terrace of Leper king in the flowing.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY2. SIEM REAP- ANGKOR - SUNRISE

Your day with an early start for breath-taking sunrise excursion Angkor Wat one of mankind's architectural gems erected in the early twelve century with nearly a million labors and forty years just on the peak of the architectural achievement of the Khmer Empire. Stay just right on the corner of this huge Building before heading to explore the bas-reliefs at the first step.

Lunch break

Afternoon travel to the countryside to explore the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey Srei. The remarkable temple so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. This ruin is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor. On the way back stop to explore Banteay Samre temple, it is a hidden treasure, established approximately at the same date of Angkor Wat, it was used as monastery. The temple is laid just by the ancient- Silk Road leading east from Angkor to Harihailaya city in 9th century. This also a quiet ruin, that makes you a lovely walk along its old causeway flanked the stone lions and Naga balustrades, as the temple looms above.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY3. SIEM REAP- FLOATING VILLAGE AND BOAT TRIP EASTER HIDDEN TREASURE

Morning transfer to the photogenic visit Kompong Kleang village, away from the touristic area on the north shore of Tonle Sap Lake with a private boat and guide. This lake is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmer living on and around it. You will board a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you probably climb on a stilted house to see how a subsistence fishing family lives. Then enjoy a private picnic lunch in your own stilted house.

Afternoon: After picnic lunch drive north to explore the mysterious jungle Beng Mealea. This remarkable temple was featured in the Lost Temples by Indiana Jones and The Two Brothers by a French movie maker, Jean Clake Annaud. Beng Mealea just before civil war in Cambodia. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple untouched temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. It has its own character which cannot be found in any other temple.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY 4. SIEM REAP ANGKOR- DEPARTURE FOR SIHANUK VILLE

This morning take part in a traditional monk’s blessing at one of Siem Reap’s most famous pagodas. Guests sit in front of the monks and they will say specific prayers and use flowers as an offering. To finish the monk will tie a red thread around guest’s wrists which signifies good luck and prosperity. Fly to Sihanoukville for 3 days of relaxation.

Overnight stay in beach town, Sihanuk Ville

DAY5 AND 6. SIHANUK VILLE

Free time to spend at leisure to enjoy this beach town.

Overnight stay in beach town, Sihanuk Ville

DAY7. SIHANUK VILLE – PHNOM PENH

Up on your arrival city tour, check in. If time permits take your honeymooner holiday to visit Phnom penh attractions including Royal Place, national Museum and Wat Phnom. Take a boat cruise on the Mekong River to see some life on the water and end of the day enjoy your dinner at one of the most luxurious restaurants in the heart of city.

Overnight stay in Phnom Penh

DAY8. PHNOM PENH- INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel, fee at leisure until your transfer to airport for flight to...

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Price Included

 TOUR DURATION:  7Days /  6Nights

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 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

An early sunrise at Angkor Wat

Boat trip at Kompong Kleang in Siem Rreap and boat trip on Tonle Sap lake and Mekong river in Phnom Penh

Day trip to Banteay Srei Beng Mealea temple 

Tours to Phnom Penh and Sihanuk Ville 

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 injuries, 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 Cambodia

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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