Day 1: Phnom Penh arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, meet and transfer to check in at hotel for refreshment.
If time permitted, we will discover the traditional Khmer Culture by joining an Apsara Dance Lesson (or Martial Art if you are interested in!) at Selapak School. SELAPAK means ART in Khmer is a dedicated place to the Khmer arts and culture where tourists can enjoy traditional dance and traditional martial art. “Initiation” but also demonstration, access to an exclusive Boutique and Khmer legends presentation. It would be a totally new experience for those who love to discover the meaning of a centuries-old culture.
Sunset Cocktails & Dinner Cruise (05:30pm – 08:30pm).
Includes: all inclusive cruise concept during 2 hours and half cruise along Phnom Penh riverfront, from Japanese Friendship Bridge to Koh Pich Island and across Mekong River among floating fishing villages, with appetizers, unlimited drinks and BBQ dinner set with French wines.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – City tour – Khmer Architecture Tours (B/L)
After breakfast – Enjoy by Remorque ride to 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 Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings although it is generally understood to be the royal abode of the King of Cambodia. The National Museum, one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems, It house more than 14,000 items; the World’s largest collection of Khmer Art, including sculptures, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects dating from prehistoric times to periods before, during and after the Khmer Empire and Wat Phnom, is the most significant of all the temples in Phnom Penh and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.
In the afternoon, take a “Khmer Architecture Tour” by cyclo. In Cambodia, the late 1950s and 1960s was a period of dynamic cultural and political ambition, which resulted in an extensive construction program. A far-reaching cultural and social vision for Cambodia was reflected in the new architecture of that time which focused on integrating an international style with local traditions, materials and climate. The “Khmer Architecture Tour” proposes to explore central Phnom Penh and includes some colonial buildings, as well as modern post-independence architecture, making it a unique ride through the “New Khmer Architecture”.
After a short historical presentation by your tour guide, you will discover the district around the Post Office before going back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Phnom Penh – Kep City (B/L)
After breakfast, We departure to Kep, the southern part and costal area that take about 3 hour drives through scenic rural countryside and green color along the way. Kep is a seaside tourist city located 173 Kilometers south west of Phnom Pen and it’s a big seafood market.
En-route, you make visit to Phnom Chhngok Cave temple. This is impressively low key cave formation that is home to a 7th century shrine to Shiva. The cave has provided good protection for the temple and it’s in remarkably good shape. Then we head to the Organic Pepper Plantation; learn about the process of growing the different coloured peppers and the differences between each in flavor and intensity. We drive straight to the Crab Market where you will have lunch with seafood before go to check in at hotel. The vendors will present you with live crabs, fresh prawns, squid and fish from which to choose.
This afternoon, we leave you free or do your own schedules either explore Kep Underground or take a boat to Koh Tonsay “Rabbit Island”. Overnight in Kep.
Day 4: Kep – Kampot – Ream National Park – Sihanoukville (B/L)
After breakfast, we departure from Kep City for Sihanoukville Beach (125 km). En Route, visit Salt Farm in Kampot before continue to Ream National Park, where we will pick up Ranger at his office before embark on a boat traveling through mangrove forests and beside a small lake in order to see the park’s wildlife. There is a chance that guests will see spot-billed pelicans or the rare freshwater dolphins (November-May). The ranger boat will drop off guests at a small fishing village, offering an insight into local life. Return to the port and continue to Sihanoukville town, you may arrive at late noon and check in at hotel.
Day 5: Sihanoukville Beach – Free at leisure (B)
Today is free day for to your enjoy and relaxing on the white sandy beach or take a day trip cruise to Koh Rong Samloeum. Overnight at Sihanoukville.
Day 6: Sihanoukville – Tatai (B)
09:30am – Transfer to Tatai in Koh Kong province by a private car without guide (220km – 4 hrs drives). Continue by boat to check in at the resort. The sunset cruise gives you that moment to gaze around, enjoy the amazingly clean sparkling waters of Tatai River and watch the colourful shades of the Tatai Sunset. We will take you to a romantic sail towards the open waters of the ocean to enjoy the relaxing beauty of nature. The enchanting scenery will truly inspire you to relish the luxury of being close to nature. Overnight in Tatail.
Day 7: Tatai – Waterfall (B)
You will take 45 minute boat trip sail down the Tatai River; you will be captivated with the beauty all around. Get ready to notice the exotic birds and its hidden wildlife. At the final bend along the river, you are set to peek around the corner where the awesome Tatai Waterfalls is situated. Splash into the water and enjoy the natural hydro-massage. Have a refreshing drink as you sit under a shaded special barbecue picnic prepared for you. A short walk on top of the falls will give you an amazing view of a kind of natural infinity pool. Kayak nearby to personally look around and free your senses to the music of the forest.
Day 8: Tatai – Battambang (B)
08:00am – check out from resort and embark to mainland where your driver is waiting and transfer to Battambang (6 hour drives). Check in and overnight in Battambang.
Day 9: Battambang – Discovery (B/L)
After breakfast, spend your day by Remorque “tuk tuk” ride to discover “Traditional Livelihood” to see how local people run their small business producing such as Rice Paper Making, Dried Banana, Rice Wine, Khmer Noodle, Fish paste making, Fresh Local Fruits, Bamboo Rice Cake and so on.
Afternoon, continue to take bamboo train to discover beautiful country side and then we go to Phnom Sampov see thousands of bad fly away for food at late evening. Overnight in Battambang.
Day 10: Battambang – Siem Reap (B)
06:30am – transfer to the pier where you will share a public slow boat to Siem Reap. The trip will takes about 6 hours or more depending on the season and how high the water level is. The boat will go through Sangke and Tonle Sap Lake passing by many small fishing villages, allowing you to get a sense of life on Cambodia’s riverside.
You will pick up on arrival and transfer to check in at hotel and remain of the day is free and overnight in Siem Reap.
Today, you will have a choice if you don’t want to spend much time on the boat by hiring a private car with about 3 hour drives or take a private boat instead of sharing with other.
Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B/D)
Enjoy full day by Remorque or tuk tuks ride to visit jungle Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from 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. Continue to explore Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. 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. This evening, enjoy farewell dinner with special arrangement at Chef D’ Angkor Restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Depending on your flight, you will have time free in the morning or transfer to airport for departure. End of Service!
- Full private A/C vehicle transfer as program
- Private tours by English speaking guide
- Accommodation base on twin/ double sharing room
- Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All entrance fee as indicated sights
- Boat ticket Battambang – Siem Reap
- Service charges & government taxes
- Cold mineral water & towel during the trip
- Cambodia Visa Fee 30$
- International air ticket in all kinds
- Personal expenses/ tips
- Travel insurance
- Drinks or meals not at above mentioned
- Peak Season Surcharge and special gala dinner on 24th & 31st Dec.
- Single charge for solo traveler
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