The Best of Cambodia Tour - 9 days 8 nights
Visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple .This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction.
- Duration 9 days 8 nights
- Experiences Tour Guide English, French
- Free Cancellation 15 days before
Day 1: Arrival - Siem Reap in Flight
Arrival at the airport of Siem Reap, welcome by our French or English speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Angkor wat - Banteay Srey - Taphrom
In the morning go to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple .This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction.
After we will visit the enchanting Banteay Srei. It appears that the temple was designed to leave no space undecorated, and the fine carvings in pink sandstone are unique. And on the way back, explore the shady ruins of Ta Prohm and the clash of nature and civilization where giant trees grow up between the walls.
Day 3: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Big tour
Your Siem Reap Explorer tour starts with the ancient Angkor temples. Our experienced tour guide shares their incredible history and shows you all the important sites. Soak in the beauty of the Angkor Thom complex, the ancient Khmer empire’s last capital city. Within its walls you visit the many faces of Bayon and walk along the Elephant Terrace past Baphuon Temple and view the elephant sculptures and the terrace of the leper king.
In the afternoon, we will visit the big tour: Pre Rup, Mebon, Tasom, Neak Pean and Prah Khan.
Day 4: Kbal Spean - Beng Mealea
In the morning take the car around one hour, we will arrive in a place near Kbal Spean and continue our journey on foot, after approximately 40 minutes walk; we will hear the sound of a waterfall. We will discover that the riverbed and the rocks around us are covered with carvings representing the gods of the Brahma religion dating back as far as the 11th century; it’s the "thousand Lingas Rivers". The water runs over the sculptures of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Rama and many Lingas, which were carved in stone in the past to sanctify the water and to thank the gods for their gift. The sound of a small waterfall temps to follow the river further through the small gorge. Using bamboo stairs to pass a few escarped passages we finally discover the beautiful waterfall.
In the afternoon we will go to visit Beng Mealea temple, half-collapsed temple, forgotten in the midst of exuberant vegetation, caught in a network of roots and lianas. This building is considered to be one of the most remarkable Khmer temples, to such an extent that it would be an Angkor Wat marquetry. Far from the hustle and bustle of Angkor Wat, the place lends itself particularly to daydreaming and meditation.
Day 5: Siem Reap - Battambang ( lunch included)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by private boat on the large lake of Tonle Sap and on the river Sangker, lined with houses on stilts, until Battambang. You will discover the floating fishing villages and their traditional fishing techniques. During the dry season (February to June), navigation only on the Tonlé Sap and continuation by road to Battambang. Night in Battambang.
Day 6: Battambang - Visit
Breakfast at the hotel. Day of discovery of another Cambodia. Visit Battambang, a charming town with elegant French colonial houses along the river. Visit of the provincial museum and the Angkorian temple of Wat Ek Phnom of the 11th century. Then drive along the river to the temple of Prasat Banon where you will admire a beautiful panoramic landscape. The afternoon in favor of the Bamboo train. A 20-minute tour through the countryside by this picturesque means of transport, using the railways built by the French once. On arrival, walk through the countryside to discover the local life. Return to Battambang, then visit one of the oldest houses in the city. Free dinner. Night in Battambang.
Day 7: Battambang - Phnom Penh
Breakfast at the hotel. Road (290 km) to Phnom Penh through the beautiful countryside. In Pursat, you will visit the marble sculpture and workshops. Then, explore the town of Kampong Chhnang, visit potter villages. Free lunch. Visit of Phnom Oudong, one of the ancient capitals of Cambodia after Angkor and stop at the goldsmiths' village near Tonle Sap before arriving in Phnom Penh. Free dinner. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Phnom Penh - Visit
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the National Museum (rich in statues from Angkor), the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the Independence Monument. Free lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Tuol Sleng Museum, a rickshaw ride in the old colonial district between the Tonle Sap river and the Wat Phnom hill, on which you will climb, at sunset. Free dinner. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 9: Phnom Penh - Departure
Enjoy some leisure time before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
- Experienced English or French speaking guide through out
- Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Bottled drinking water for sightseeing
- All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
- Bottled mineral water during touring days
What's Not Included
- International/domestic airfares & tax
- Visa fees (US$30). You are able to apply by online for tourist cambodia via
- Travel Insurance. (We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home)
- Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
- Tips for guide, driver, porters and project cost
- Beverage and alcoholic drinks
- Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.
- Personal expenses
The Plus in Mystery Angkor Travel
- Information / assistance to find good international flights
- Welcome gift from the agency