Essence of Cambodia Tour is wisely designed for those who have a short time but want to visit the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD and almost highlight in Phnom Penh as a glance...
* BRIEF ITINERARY: Day 1: Arrival – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Discovery Vacation (-/L/D) Day 2: Siem Reap Vacations – Phnom Penh Travel Package (B/L/D) Day 3: Phnom Penh – Departure (B/L/-)
DAY 1 – ESSENCE OF CAMBODIA TOUR: ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP & ANGKOR WAT SIGHTSEEING TOURS (-/L/D)
AM: Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport by morning flight. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles. On arrival met and transfer direct to hotel for check in. Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant. PM: Visit Angkor National Museum & to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hills. Dinner and enjoy with Aspara Dance Show at local restaurant,
O/N at Siem Reap.
Optional for elephant or balloon riding up/down at the hills.
Angkor Wat Temples in Siem Reap – Silver Pagoda at Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
DAY 2 – ESSENCE OF CAMBODIA TOUR: SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING TOURS – FLIGHT TO PHNOM PENH – PHNOM PENH CITY TOURS (B/L/D)
Breakfast hotel. AM: Visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Lunch at local restaurant. PM: Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang (“The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for short flight to Phnom Penh. Dinner at local restaurant
O/N at Phnom Penh
DAY 3 – ESSENCE OF CAMBODIA TOUR: PHNOM PENH SIGHTSEEING TOURS – DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel. AM: Today visit to Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant. PM: Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for departure to next destination
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• Full private A/C transfer during the trips
• Hotel accommodation based on haft twin
• Full board meals (Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• Admission fee at all indicated sight
• Tours with English speaking guide
• 2 bottles of mineral water (500ml) and cold towel 2pcs daily
• Tipping is at customer discretion.
• Visa on arrival at Phnom Penh (USD 20. per pax)
• Domestic air ticket PNH-REP with airport tax of 6$
• International air ticket & airport tax from Siem Reap with airport tax of 25$)
• Travel insurance, personal expenses, etc
• Price for peak season (20 Dec – 05 Jan’ 09)
* CHILD POLICIES:
* Child Twin sharing with 01 adult 100% of adult fare
* Child with bed sharing with 02 adults 80% of adult fare
* Child without bed sharing with 02 adults 50% of adult fare
• Price is subject to change without prior notice
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