Cambodia Classic Tours

Truly Cambodia

Number of days: 16

Price from: 00$

Tour type: private tour
Departure: daily
Start from: Phnom Penh or Siem Reap
Highlights: Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Sihanouk Ville, Kampot, Kep

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  • BRIEF ITINERARY:

    Day 01: Arrive Phnom Penh

    Day 02: Phnom Penh City Tour (B/L)

    Day 03: Phnom Penh – Drive to Battambang (B/L)

    Day 04: Battambang (B/L)

    Day 05: Battambang – Siem Reap (B/L)

    Day 06: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Tour (B/L)

    Day 07: Angkor Tour (B/L)

    Day 08: Siem Reap – Fly to Sihanoukville (B)

    Day 09: Sihanoukville Beach (B)

    Day 10: Sihanoukville Beach (B)

    Day 11: Sihanoukville Beach (B)

    Day 12: Sihanoukville – Drive to Kampot (B/L)

    Day 13: Kampot – Kep (B/L)

    Day 14: Kep (B/L)

    Day 15: Kep – Drive to Phnom Penh (B/L)

    Day 16: Phnom Penh – Departure (B)

    Tour inclusive of:

    v  Private tour with local English Speaking Guide

    v  All transfers and land tour with A/C vehicle

    v  All entrance fees as per program

    v  Meals as mentioned per program

    v  Boat ride as per program

    v  Cold water and towel during the tour

    v  Service charge & government tax

    v  Accommodation based on twin/double sharing

    v  One domestic flight: Siem Reap - Sihanoukville (Economy class)

    Tour exclusive of:

    v  Visa fee to Cambodia of USD 20 per person

    v  International air ticket

    v  Travel insurance

    v  Drinks and meal not mentioned in program

    v  Personal Expenses

    v  Gratuities/ Tipping

    v  Other services not mentioned in the program and in the inclusion



  • DETAILED ITINERARY:

    Day 01: Arrive Phnom Penh
    On your arrival in Phnom Penh, you are welcomed by our guide at the airport and take the private transfer to the hotel. This city was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history it still retains a colonial charm. Leisure time to relax. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

    Day 02: Phnom Penh City Tour (B/L)
    We begin our Phnom Penh discovery with the visit to the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages. Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha.
    We take a 'walk back' into the brutal, (modern) history that Cambodia shockingly suffered under Pol Pot's reign during the 1970's, visiting 'The Killing Fields' & S-21 - The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in the afternoon.
    Visit the thriving old market areas and then zip around the modernising parts of the city, visiting the exotic Central Markets where gems, silks and statues entice. End your afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

    Day 03: Phnom Penh – Drive to Battambang (B/L)
    Breakfast at hotel. Depart Phnom Penh for Battambang by overland transfer. Stop in Kompong Chhnang to see the pottery village. Visit the floating village with private boat at Krar Kor. After lunch, visit the stone carving in Pursat. Arrive in Battambang, and check-in the hotel. Overnight in Battambang.

    Day 04: Battambang (B/L)
    Breakfast at hotel. Drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Continue to visit Wat Ek Phnom. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Visit the Provincial Museum (closed on Saturdays / Sundays) and the local market. Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view. Then come back the town and taken on a bamboo train tour. Overnight in Battambang.

    Day 05: Battambang – Siem Reap by Boat (B/L)
    Depart Battambang and travel by private boat to Siem Reap along the Sangker River and enjoy unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes. Stop at Cheur Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda”, in Bak Prier floating village and cross the floating village of Prek Tuol. Picnic lunch on board. Continue by boat across the Tonle Sap Lake to Chhong Kneas floating village. On arrival transfer to Siem Reap and check-in hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

    Day 06: Siem Reap – Angkor Tour (B/L)
    In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wats five towers symbolize Merus five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. 
    Afternoon, Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal EnclosurePhimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap. 



    Day 07: Angkor Tour (B/L)Morning, transfer to Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to Ta Prohmone of the areas most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery.
    In the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Prea Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble. Overnight in Siem Reap. 

    Day 08: Siem Reap – Fly to Sihanoukville (B)
    You will have a free morning to explore this small town with the Old Market, Pub Street etc on your own. Early afternoon, transfer to the airport for the one hour flight directly to Sihanoukville K6 131 @14:15-15:15. On arrival in Sihanoukville, transfer to the beach resort. Overnight in Sihanoukville.  

    Day 09: Sihanoukville Beach (B)
    Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in hotel by the beach.

    Day 10: Sihanoukville Beach (B)
    Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in hotel by the beach.

    Day 11: Sihanoukville – Ream National Park (B)
    Today, take a day trip to Ream National Park from Sihanoukville from morning and return to the beach resort in late afternoon.  Overnight in hotel by the beach.

    Day 12: Sihanoukville – Drive to Kampot (B/L)
    After breakfast in hotel, we set off our drive to Kampot. On arrival, we will enjoy a tour of this quiet town which has preserved some nice colonial architecture houses. Visit Kampot Exploitation inclusive of visit to pepper plantation, rice paddies, salt fields, fruit plantation, villages and handicrafts. End your day with a boat trip on the pristine Kamchay River. Overnight in Kampot.

    Day 13: Kampot – Kep (B/L)
    Morning, continue our drive to Kep, formerly known as Kep-sur-Mer. This beautiful coastal area was once the favorite holiday spot for Cambodia's French-influenced elite. On arrival, check in hotel and leisure time.
    Afternoon, we will travel by local boat to Rabbit Island, enjoy the nice scenery, on the way back to Kep we will stop and do fishing boat and catch fish. Overnight in Kep.

    Day 14: Kep (B/L)
    Morning, drive 30km out of town to visit the caves of Kampong Trach. Return to the town in morning. Afternoon, visit the Crab market or visit the Kep National Park. Overnight in Kep.

    Day 15: Kep – Drive to Phnom Penh (B/L)
    After breakfast in hotel, depart from Kep for Phnom Penh. En route, stop at Phnom Da. Visit Phnom Da temple, a pre-Angkorian laterite tower (6th century) and Asram Maharoseil (6th century), an Indian-style sandstone temple constructed in a style unlike any other temple in Cambodia (the climb up is easy as this particular Phnom ‘hill’ is not very high. The path up to the temple is steep, over some big rocks). Take a boat trip to Takeo (please note that the speedboat does not have a cover or any shade – hat and sun tan cream are essential). Stop at Tonle Bati and visit Ta Prohm temple (12th-13th centuries) and Yeay Peau temple (12th century). Visit the Prasat Neang Khmao, the temple of the Black Virgin (10th century). Visit a silk weaving village. Continue our driver to Phnom Penh. On arrival, check in hotel and leisure time. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

    Day 16: Phnom Penh – Departure (B)
    Breakfast in hotel.
    Pick up from the hotel to the airport for the departure flight. Say goodbye to Phnom Penh and Cambodia. 


  • ACCOMMODATION

    Class

    Cost/Person

    3* hotels

    On request

    4* hotels

    On request

    5* hotels (deluxe)

    On request

    5* hotels (luxury)   On request

    Tour inclusive of:

    v  Private tour with local English Speaking Guide

    v  All transfers and land tour with A/C vehicle

    v  All entrance fees as per program

    v  Meals as mentioned per program

    v  Boat ride as per program

    v  Cold water and towel during the tour

    v  Service charge & government tax

    v  Accommodation based on twin/double sharing

    v  One domestic flight: Siem Reap - Sihanoukville (Economy class)

    Tour exclusive of:

    v  Visa fee to Cambodia of USD 20 per person

    v  International air ticket

    v  Travel insurance

    v  Drinks and meal not mentioned in program

    v  Personal Expenses

    v  Gratuities/ Tipping

    v  Other services not mentioned in the program and in the inclusion

  • CAMBODIA:

    Passports

    Passport valid for at least six months after date of return from Cambodia required by all nationals.

    Visas
    Visitors arriving by air can obtain a visa for stays of up to 30 days on arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, Phnom Penh or Siem Reap International Airport, Angkor. Visas are also available from Immigration at the border posts of Bavet, Poi Pet and Koh Kong. Visitors are advised to check current situation before traveling. E-Visas are only valid for entry via Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Cham Yeam land border, Poi Pet land border and Bavet land border.
    Visa Note
    Applications by post will only be accepted through a recognized visa courier. For further details, contact the nearest consulate (or consular section of embassy). 
    Nationals flying in to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap International Airport will be able to apply for a 30-day visa on arrival in Cambodia. 

    Validity
    All visas are valid for a one month period, and visas issued by the embassy must be used within three months of date of issue. Extensions of up to one extra month for Tourist visas or six or 12 months for Business visas (which can be multiple) may be granted by the Ministry of the Interior at the Immigration Office in Phnom Penh.

    Climate: 
    Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate. The monsoon season runs from May to November. The most pleasant season is the dry season, from November/December to April. In the north, winters can be colder, while throughout most of the country temperatures remain fairly constant. There is often seasonal flooding in Phnom Penh and the rest of Cambodia in late July and early August, and travel may be disrupted at these times.

    Required Clothing
    Lightweight clothing is worn all year. Rainwear is essential during the monsoon season.

    Travel Tips: 
    Most visits to Cambodia are trouble-free, however public order is fragile. Travelers should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. The greatest risks to travelers are from road traffic accidents, armed robbery after dark, landmines and unexploded ordnance in rural areas.

    Travelers should be aware of the risk of robbery and other crime (including sexual offences) in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap, particularly after dark, and take sensible precautions. Travelers should be on their guard against pickpockets and bag snatchers, especially when traveling around the cities.

    Outbreaks of avian influenza (bird flu) in Cambodia have resulted in a small number of human fatalities. As a precaution, travelers should avoid live animal markets, poultry farms and other places where they may come into close contact with domestic, caged or wild birds; and ensure poultry and egg dishes are thoroughly cooked.

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