SIEM REAP&PHNOM PENH, 6DAYS/5NIGHTS

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    Discover the fabulous jewel in the jungle Ta Prohm, Tomb Raider temple, the ruin has remained as the state it was founded. Unforgettable Angkor Wat! The beautiful monument complex is ‘must see’ for any visitor to Cambodia. Your visit will be also at large fortified Buddhist city Angkor Thom City and gigantic smiling faces Bayon temple and near by an artificial Pyramid Hindu temple the Bapuon, Roya Palace, Terrace of Elephants, and Terrace of Leper King, once was used as the Royal Crematorium. Take the Condola Boat to experience a private sunset with cocktail and champagne. Spend an hour drive to excurse magnificent pink sandstone monument Banteay Srei following by Banteay Samre temple and village tours on the way back. Explore Tonle Sap Lake and floating village to learn about life on the water. Visit Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia, take your tour to Cambodia’s Royal Palace, the Royal Palace ‘Silver Pagoda’ and National Museum, visit the infamous spot of Cambodia Killing field, Cheung Ek and n the way back visit Tol Sleng, the Khmer Rouge prison from 1975-79. An option to visit Russin market city tour, have some soft drink at the restaurant near by Mekong River and evening enjoy your nightlife tour at some gay bar in the city.

     

     

 

Itinerary

 Day1. Siem Reap Angkor – Arrival

Up on arrival, meet with a local English speaking guide and driver for pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. City tour on your own

Siem Reap, an ancient city of Angkor, now is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day2. Siem Reap Angkor - Angkor Wat -Ta prohm- Angkor Thom- Bayon

After breakfast at the hotel, discover the fabulous jewel in the jungle Ta Prohm temple. Found in the late twelve century by the Buddhist king in the dedication to Buddha and memorial of his mother, was used as the Buddhist University, school of Art. The fabulous Ta prom gives an upscale value to foreign visitors as well as Cambodian citizens and especially the intellectuals. It is one of the most impressive temples in Angkor because of the overgrown trees with their entwined roots that make this ruin one of the most attractive in the orient. This awesome site was chosen to be filmed named Tomb Raider, performed by Angelina Jolie in 2000, just before she became a Good Will Ambassador of the United Nations to Cambodia.

From here take a short ride to your next discovery, the most extensive monument Angkor Wat. Unforgettable! The beautiful monument complex is ‘must see’ for any visitor to Cambodia. You will not be disappointed and our expert guides will explain you the history in details.

The entire sandstone structure is exquisitely covered, and dominated by five gigantic peaks on the third level. They are pineapple shaped with lotus buds at the top. The total Angkor Wat experience is one of emotional appeal to the senses; one you will never forget!

After a short lunch break, your visit will be at large fortified Buddhist city Angkor Thom City. The huge capital of Angkor Thom was found in the late 12 century when the Cham fleets shacked the Angkor city. It is said that it was built by Jayavarman VII to serve a million of people and valuable materials which were used in Angkor. Surrounded by 8meters height solid wall, 25metters in width and 2,50miles long. Each entrance of the capital decorated with the guardians holding the Naga snake, the huge moat filled with crocodiles to guard the city. Every tower contained four gigantic smiling faces of the city founder and Buddha symbolizing the divines state of mind.

From here continue Bayon temple. Located in the heart of Angkor Thom city, the huge temple of Bayon consists of more than 200 carved stone faces looking out four directions and showing different expressions. The faces represent the emotional turmoil under the Cham attack. The carving faces depict the king’s expression and concern about his country politics, economies and education.

The rough smiling faces are full of sorrow and concern, and the gentle smiling faces show the promising future and peace of the founder in the ancient Khmer history.

Then resume your visit to an artificial Pyramid Hindu temple the Bapuon, this monument found just before Angkor Wat temple symbolizing Mount Meru dedicated to Shiva god, a god of destroyer. Heading out to explore Royal enclosure and former Royal Palace from 9th to 15th century and visit your nearby Terrace of Elephants, Royal Stage for performances and foreign services meeting. And finally visit Terrace of Leper King, once was used as the Royal Crematorium.

At the end of the day take the Condola Boat to experience a private sunset with cocktail and champagne. Relaxing on ancient boat, watching sunset on the corner of Angkor Thom city wall and enjoying a glass of champagne at the same time. 

Day3. Siem Reap, Banteay Srei, Boat Trip Floating Village and Sunset

After breakfast at the hotel, take an hour drive to excurse magnificent pink sandstone monument Banteay Srei following by Banteay Samre and villages on the way back. More than 20 miles north of Angkor complex, the Banteay Srei monument was not rediscover until 1914. Now the site is pretty safe and under the concerning eyes of Switzerland government preservation. Banteay Srei was made of pink sandstone in the end of 10 century for the king mast “Kuru” and it was for the dedication to three gods, Shiva, Visnu and Brahma. It is said that the jewel of the Khmer arts as the architectural workmanship and cultural art had reached the richest its peak. It was built at the time of the Khmer was in the development of science that make the ruin well known to the outside world.

Afternoon explore Tonle Sap Lake and Phnom Krom,

This famous floating village is now extremely popular with visitors wanting a break from the temples and is an easy enough excursion. It is very scenic in the warm light of early morning or late afternoon, but this location is most well known as a place to take photos of the sunset.

A boat trip on the Tonle Sap is a chance to encounter fishermen and their families who live on the water and whose homes form the floating village, Chong Knas.

Tonle Sap is the largest permanent freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is the main source of fishing and agriculture to people living on the surrounding plain and has played an important role in Ankgor throughout history. The lake is connected to the Mekhong River via the Tonle Sap River at Phnom Penh.

The floating village may move 4 or 5 times in each direction during the year as the water level changes. During the rainy season, when the lake water level is high, the village can be founded near the ferry terminal, while in the dry season, the village will be located at the mouth of the canal at the edge of the main part of the lake.

Overnight in Siem Reap Angkor

Day 4. Siem Reap- Departure Phnom Penh

Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure until departure pick up to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh

Up on arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you are pick up by your local guide and transferred to hotel for check in.

Phnom Penh,  the Pearl of Asia, it has been the capital of Cambodia since 1866 and although it suffered extensive damage during the Khmer Rouge era,  the city still retains a rustic charm, and now, the capital of Cambodia and center of education as well as foreign embassies.   

Afternoon explore Then the group will be driven and escorted by our guide to your tour at Cambodia’s Royal Palace, which stands majestically in the city center just off the riverfront area. More buildings are open to visitors including the Royal Palace ‘Silver Pagoda’ whose floor is lined with solid silver tiles. Continue to the National Museum. Located in a fabulous old building, the Museum is filled with art and artifacts dating back to the pre-Angkorian era. And National Museum in the following. National Museum is house to the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. The Museum’s collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before, during, and after the Khmer Empire. The museum is now open to the public and all the stuff are now being displayed for every traveler come to explore the Khmer amazing treasures.

Day 5. Phnom Penh, Killing Field, Tuol Sleng Prison, City Tour and Market

Breakfast at hotel then begin your visit to After breakfast at the hotel, accompanied by and English speaking guide to 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 visit Tol Sleng, the Khmer Rouge prison from 1975-79. It was a prison or interrogation center. The Khmer Rouge renamed the complex "Security Prison 21" (S-21). It was the detention center where nearly 20000 innocent including students, social workers, political prisoners were imprisoned and sent to be killed at Cheung Ek genocide killing field.

Lunch break

After lunch you have an option to visit Russin market city tour, have some soft drink at the restaurant near by Mekong river and evening enjoy your nightlife tour at some gay bar in the city.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 6. Phnom Penh –Departure.

After breakfast, free at your leisure until your departure to airport for your next flight to…

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Price Included

Inclusive

TOUR DURATION:  6Days /5Nights

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, USD25/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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