Day 1: Arrival to Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap, the gateway to the ancient Angkor temples and gem of Cambodia!
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start your independent exploration.
Day 2: Sunrise at Angkor Wat & Other Temples
Prepare for a day of immersing in Cambodian historic legacy which makes you feel as though you've traveled back in time! Early in the morning you meet your guide and driver and have a 30-minute drive to magnificent Angkor Wat which you get to see in the first rays of sun at dawn.
Please, note: the tour starts at 5-5.30 am to avoid the heat of sunlight and the tourist crowds which often occur in the day time. Breakfast boxes are provided for this tour.
You begin your exploration with the marvelous Angkor Wat Temple, a noted UNESCO World Heritage Site. This religious complex, made up of several temples in honor of the Hindu God Vishnu, was built in the 12th century by the ruler Suryavarman II. Today you get to see the remnants of what was once a great civilization by visiting the biggest temple that can be found onsite. Interestingly, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious complexes in the entire world, extending on a territory of over 200 sqm (2,153 sq ft)!
Next on your list is one more major attraction of the Siem Reap province, the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Your acquaintance with this historic and spiritual landmark begins with the South Gate, boasting adorned doors, stone figures and unique relics. While there, you also visit the temple of Bayon, the centrepiece of the city Angkor Thom. Dating back to the 12th century, this stone marvel is considered to be a sacred destination. It is believed to be a place where heaven and earth meet, and it was erected to honor a Buddhist king. You get to see the huge well-preserved carved stone faces on its exterior.
Among other places you see today at Angkor Thom are the famous terraces, including the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, as well as the pyramid-shaped temple called Ta Keo, translated as the Jewel of Crystal. You leave Angkor Thom via the North Gate, and make your way to the Preah Khan Temple, on the way you also see the Ta Prohm Temple.
After the 8-hour tour you return to the hotel.
Day 3: Departure from Siem Reap
Following breakfast, you check out and have a transfer to the airport.
Day 3: Arrival to Phnom Penh & Royal Palace
Welcome to Cambodia's bustling capital, Phnom Penh! Your driver and guide meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon you have a guided visit to the Royal Palace, home to the Cambodian royal family. This outstanding complex is among the most-visited and popular landmarks of Phnom Penh. Built in the end of the 19th-century, the adorned palace and the neighbouring Silver Pagoda are surely worth your time. Note, though, that a certain dress code applies when visiting the sites.
After the half day tour, you return to the hotel. The remaining evening is free for you to have good rest.
Day 4: Phnom Penh City Tour
In the morning you meet your private guide and driver and start a full day tour around the city's highlights.
Your tour begins from a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Here, on the grounds of what once was a school and was later transformed into a prison, you learn about the chapter of the country's tragic history: Cambodian genocide of the 1970s claimed over 1.5 million lives.
In the afternoon you visit the National Museum and see the world's largest collections of Khmer art. This is the best place in town to dive into the cultural heritage, plus the building itself is very impressive and picturesque in terms of architecture.
Afterwards, you make your way to the riverfront. Here you can visit the night market which is a great place to shop for souvenirs, sample local treats and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Phnom Penh.
After the tour you return back to your hotel and have the remaining part of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Departure from Phnom Penh
This is the final day of your amazing exploration of Cambodia. Following breakfast you check out from the hotel, and your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.
We hope you are leaving with bright memories and wish you a safe flight!
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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