SIEM REAP& PHNOM PENH PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS.7DAYS

Duration: 6NIGHTS-7DAYS

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    Photography Cambodia tours offers our customers both amateur and professional photographersOur aim is simply, to help you find nice spots and create images that express your awesome and unique experience in Cambodia to be an unforgettable one. We warmly welcome our enthusiastic photographers in unskilled and skilled on our tours. A 7Day tours in Cambodia brings you an awesome memorable experience as you have time at the wonderful attractions.

    Begin your photography soft adventure at the world famous sacred building on earth Angkor Wat, remarkable ruin with gigantic smiling face Bayon, smiling faces of the Bayon, perfect based Tomb Raider Ta Prohm, the ruins nearby and unforgettable  Ta Prohm and floating village. Our experienced tour guides of leading photographers, pro and amateur brink to the most exciting locations and the best light. Country side tour, silk farm and art school, private monk blessing, balloon ride tour, culral and historical activities in Phnom Penh including Royal Palace, National Museum, Killing Field Cheung Ek and Tuol Sleng prison. 

 

Itinerary

 Day1. Siem Reap Arrival

Upon arrival you are welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in.

 Siem Reap, the perfect base from which to explore the temples of Angkor; with plenty of charm and facilities only a short drive away from the temple sites. Check in and enjoy lunch.

After lunch, head to your first temple; the magnificent Angkor Wat. Built in the early 12th century during the reign of King Suryavaman II; it is said to be a symbol of the soul of Khmer people, you will take your time to see some of the beautiful carvings such as wars he fought and Hindu mythology also features heavily in the designs, along with the beautiful forms of nearly 2,000 Apsara dancers; representations of feminine grace and beauty.

The crowds disperse before sunset; and this is a great time to be at Angkor Wat when the Apsaras are illuminated by the setting sun’s golden rays.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2 - Siem Reap Angkor

This morning you have an early start for private tour to Ta Prohm. The temple was a perfect base for Indiana Jone and Tomb Raider. This iconic temple is twined with incredible tree-roots as nature has slowly reclaimed it over the centuries. Originally constructed as a Mahayana Buddhist temple in the late 12th century by Jayavarman VII, it apparently took 80,000 people to look after it, and has been left as it was found in the late 19th century. Though well-known, it still can make the visitor feel like an explorer of old; the crumbling masonry and overgrowth of vines, trees and roots conveying the romance of discovering a true lost civilization. Also near here are the 12th century Buddhist monastery of Banteay Kdei, and the old bathing pond of Sra Srang; a tranquil area where Khmer Royalty used to bath.

Afternoon, you’ll head to the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate, carved with four giant faces; and look around this perfectly-square ancient walled-city.

Bayon temple sits exactly in the center of the city, a magnificent masterpiece of 12th century Khmer craftsmanship. Its 54 towers represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer empire, and the temple also has amazing, detailed bas-reliefs at The Terrace of The Leper King and The Terrace of The Elephants.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3 - Siem Reap-Angkor 

This morning go to the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A marvel of nature, Tonle Sap Lake swells to almost five times its normal size during the rainy season and supports many communities all-year round. Take a boat out to the lake village of Kampong Phluck to see its stilt-houses. You’ll pass flooded forests and floating houses along the way, witnessing how people adapt to life on this fertile body of water. Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of these local houses. On the way back you spend your time to visit some schools or orphanages along the way before heading back to hotel for break

 Afternoon. Your discovery will be at the gem of Angkor, Banteay Srey. This ‘Citadel of the Women’ as it is known, is made of pink sandstone and is the most well-preserved temple in Cambodia. Excellent examples of classical Khmer art are to be found in its magnificent bas-reliefs.

We’ll also visit the Landmine Museum. The museum’s founder was a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. As well as promoting mine awareness and education, the museum serves also as a rescue center for a number of landmine amputee children.

See the sunset over the paddy fields and palm fronds of the beautiful Cambodian countryside from the pyramidal Pre Rup temple.

Option: An Evening at the Temple

Experience a memorial- lifelong experienced private Monk Blessing at your favorite temple (Wat Atvea or Angkor Wat) for a safe journey back home.  Together you’ll enjoy a Balloon Ride Tour over Angkor Wat under the beautiful sky.

 The dinner will be complemented with Khmer cultural show.

Overnight in Siem Reap

 Day 4 - Siem Reap Angkor

This morning you have a chance to further explore the countryside. See every day Cambodian life; from water buffaloes bathing and oxen pulling carts to farmers working in their fields and children cycling to school. Visit the Angkor Silk Farm where you can see the whole process of silk creation, from the rearing of silkworm right through to the finished silk items.

Your afternoon city tours, explore some monasteries in town to learn a bit more in Buddhism while you are in Asia. Or if you prefer, you can choose one of the following options.

 Day 5- Siem Reap Angkor- Phnom Penh

After breakfast, free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Phnom Penh.

 Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Despite its turbulent recent history, the bustling capital of Cambodia retains its colonial-era charm; with wide tree-lined boulevards and parks and a mixture of eastern and western architectural styles.

Hop on Cyclo this afternoon to further see the city. Your first stop will be the National Museum, where over 5000 Khmer artifacts are displayed, covering almost 1000 years of the Kingdom’s history.

Next is the 19th century Royal Palace, which houses a collection of Buddha images; as well as the Silver Pagoda, the floor of which is covered entirely in heavy silver tiles.

Head to the lively riverfront area next for a sunset cruise to enjoy beautiful sunset view on Tonle Sap lake and Mekong River.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

 Day6 - Phnom Penh

After breakfast you are transferred to the explore the infamous spot of Cambodia Killing field, Cheung Ek, about 17 km south of Phnom Penh, the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge in between 1975 and 1979, it is the best-known of the sites known as The Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge regime executed. Many of the dead were former political prisoners who were kept by the Khmer Rouge in their Tuol Sleng detention center.  On the way back to city, you will stop at Toul Sleng, the infamous S21 prison, the former public school where Khmer Rouge turned it to the detention center of political prisoners.

Afternoon explore the city and visit to Russian Market for shopping and learn about history of Cambodia when Russian’s’ occupation. 

Day7. Phnom Penh- Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until time to transfer to airport for your departure flight to

Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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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 accommodations 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)

Trip to isolated ruins and attractions around Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Boat trip on Tonle Sap lake and community tours

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

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Daily drinking water and cold towels

Our services do not include:

Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD35/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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