Cambodia Discovery

15 Days | Cambodia
Classic Tours

OVERVIEW

Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Battambang, Sihanoukville, Takeo, Kep

Discover Cambodia on a journey to the heart of the country and get to know the people, landscape, customs, cuisine, the French-colonial elegance of Battambang, on to the time-worn grandeur of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s remote south to discover the magical country of the Khmers. Along the way, spice up the adventure with temple sunsets, get a glimpse at Cambodia’s brutal history and escape to idyllic beach getaways. This vacation is one of the best Cambodia Vacations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Cambodia’s burgeoning Phnom Penh
  • Find traces of French elegance in Battambang
  • Watch the sun rise over amazing Angkor Wat
  • Explore rural Cambodia on two-wheels
  • Take a dip in seaside Sihanoukville

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Upon arrival, enjoy your free time to rest and freshen up before driving to the dock to catch an evening boat cruise along the Mekong River to watch the sunset over the shimmering city.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour

Explore Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”. Continue to visit National Museum – an excellent introduction into ancient Khmer art & civilization and the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham – Kampong Thom

Drive to Kampong Cham to explore the Wat Nokor Pagoda, home to a large reclining Buddha. Continue on our journey to Kampong Thom in the afternoon, stopping along the way at Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei. Complete the tour by climbing 980 steps to the top of Phnom Santuk for a superb sunset view.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kampong Thom.

Day 4: Kampong Thom – Siem Reap

Discover ancient temples around Kampong Thom, before continuing our journey to Siem Reap. Visit the ancient temple complex, Sambor Prei Kuk and enjoy the serene atmosphere as you wander through these 7th century brick monuments. Arrive in Siem Reap in the late afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Start discovering the magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. Proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Then visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 6: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples – Tonle Sap Lake

Travel to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan – one of Angkor’s largest temples. In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake before visiting the local floating villages. Conclude the day by watching the sunset from the foot of Phnom Krohm Mountain.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 7: Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Beng Mealea – Siem Reap

After breakfast, travel to Koh Ker to explore the long abandoned temples in the forests of northern Cambodia, Chok Gargya. In the afternoon, drive back to Siem Reap, stopping en route to visit the remote and jungle-covered Beng Mealea temple.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 8: Siem Reap – Battambang

Arrive in Battambang in the morning, check in at your hotel then enjoy an orienting walking tour through the city’s bustling boulevards lined with quaint French colonial buildings. Visit some of Battambang’s signature hilltop temples as well as the infamous cave and Phnom Sampov. Finish the tour by taking a relaxing 30min ride on the Bamboo train before returning to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang.

Day 9: Battambang

Spend the day exploring Battambang and its surrounding countryside. After breakfast we start our day visiting the local marketplace, then head out of town to visit surrounding Angkorian and post-Angkorian temples, including Wat Ek and Wat Toul Bassaet. After lunch climb Phnom Sampov, explore the Bat Cave and visit some local Khmer Villages. Return to Battambang in the evening.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang.

Day 10: Battambang – Phnom Penh

Proceed to Phnom Penh in the morning. Stop en route at Kompong Chnang to visit the floating village in Kompong Luong. Arrive in Phnom Penh in the afternoon. Balance the rest of the day at free leisure or wandering around the town.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 11: Phnom Penh – Takeo – Kep

Today, travel to the seaside resort, Kep-sure-Mer. On the way to Kep, visit Phnom Chisor Temple dating back from the 11th century. Climb the 500-step path to the top of the hill to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before taking a short cruise to Angkor Borei, to explore a small museum displaying a selection of artifacts. Then, enjoy a boat trip to visit the pre-Angkorian temple, Phnom Da, and temple Asram Maharosei.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kep.

Day 12: Kep – Rabbit Island – Kep

Embark a boat trip to Rabbit Island. Spend the afternoon bathing in the warm waters and snorkeling around the surrounding rocks, hiding many colorful fish. Return to Kep in the late afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kep.

Day 13: Kep – Sihanouk Ville

After breakfast, drive to Sihanouk Ville, home to some of Southeast Asia most pristine white-sand beaches. Upon arrival, you are free to discover the town on your own.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanoukville.

Day 14: Sihanouk Ville

Enjoy an entire day free for basking in the sun or bathing in the warm coastal waters.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanoukville.

Day 15: Sihanouk Ville – Departure from Phnom Penh

You will be free for late minutes shopping before driving to Phnom Penh’s airport to catch your departure flight home.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Accommodation in a shared twin/double room.
  • Board cruise in Tonle Sap lake.
  • Daily breakfast and all meals as the itinerary.
  • Expert English speaking tour guide (other language upon request).
  • Private transport with air-conditioning vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  • Bottle water.
  • International flights and departure airport taxes.
  • Cambodia Visa.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone…).
  • Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons.
  • Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking).
  • Tipping.

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