Day 1 Arrival at Phnom Penh Airport
Welcome to Cambodia
On arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace
Phnom Penh is known as the "Pearl in Asia", it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s with old colonial buildings. There are a number of surviving French colonial buildings scattered along the grand boulevards. Currently known as the political and commercial city of Cambodia.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 2 Phnom Penh City Tour
In the morning after having breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up in the hotel. Visit Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. We will visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, with many pre & post Angkor artifacts.
Lunch is at Friends the Restaurant a ‘kindness restaurant’ where ex-street children are trained in hospitality and restaurant skills, helping them to break away from life on the streets.
This afternoon, we deal with a dark chapter of Cambodian history as we visit sites related to the Khmer regime. Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum & Choeung Ek Killing Field. This former school was 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. We will also have some time to explore the Russian Market.
Day 3 Phnom Penh –Siem Reap by public bus
After breakfast, check out at the hotel and the driver will pick you up in the hotel and drop you to the bus station to begin the journey to Siem Reap, which takes around 6 hours. On arrival the driver will pick you up and drop you to the hotel.
Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 4 Siem Reap –Angkor Temple Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the exploration of the temples. Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate where giant carvings of gods and demons flank each side of the entrance. Inside this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity that exudes from the stone face carvings of the Bayon and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm.
Lunch is Khmer style in a local restaurant. Regain your energy enjoying a sumptuous Khmer feast near Sras Srang, the Royal Pool of Ablutions, originally reserved for the King and his consorts. Enjoy a spread of great local food followed by a nap lazing in a hammock, or explore to see the traditional way of life and say hello to the Cambodians near here.
Afternoon exploration to Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire. Sunset at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup paints the temple in an orange hue. Tonight enjoy dinner with Apsara show at local restaurant
Day 5 Siem Reap-Great Lake
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit, Asia's largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world the Tonle Sap Lake, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here you will visit the people living, school , hospital , church, fishing farm, crocodile farm, souvenir shop in the floating village then back in town to visit Les Artisan D'Angkor to observe student learning of art carving .
Afternoon we visit the Killing Field of Wat Thmei. End the day with the walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.
Day 6 Siem Reap / End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 5950/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
Destinations: Phnom Penh City, Siem Reap, Angkor Temple Tour, Great Lake.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Phnom Penh/ Siem Reap/ Dubai.
2 nights / 3 days accommodation in Phnom Penh based on double room occupancy.
3 nights / 4 days accommodation in Siem Reap based on double room occupancy.
Return transfers in in Phnom Penh & Siem Reap on private car.
One way bus transfer from Phnom Penh & Siem Reap on seat in coach.
Sightseeing tours Phnom Penh & Siem Reap on seat in coach.
Meals as mentioned in the program.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Cambodia: There’s more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat. But let’s face it, if you were dropped on earth for a day and that was the place you were dropped, you’d think earth was a pretty incredible place.The country's capital Phnom Penh is renowned for its beauty, particularly the area surrounding the Royal Palace where magificent Khmer towers share the boulevard with coloured French villas overlooking the banks of the Tonle Sap river.
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