What you’ll get

  • Duration : 5 days 4 nights

  • Departure : Phnom Penh

  • Suitable : Friends, family with kids, couple

  • Type : Land tour

Overview

Our Essential Cambodia tour is a great way to explore this country by visiting the two major cities of Cambodia – Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Your journey begins in the capital of Phnom Penh where insightful tours of the city landmarks give you an introduction to Cambodia’s history. Next, the trip continues to visit Siem Reap, the historical and religious heart of the country with 4 days exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor temples which remain from a time when Cambodia was one of the most powerful civilizations in the world.

Highlights

    • Exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor temples in Siem Reap
    • Having opportunity to attend traditional Khmer dance “Apsara Dance” and enjoy foot massage
    • Visiting Phnom Penh capital with interesting sites: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum,ect
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Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation
    A/C transport
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
  • Price Includes
    • 1 Hour foot massage
    • Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
    • Cold water and towel during tours
    • Accommodation with daily breakfast
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
    • Local English speaking guide as per program
    • Meals as mention in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner)
    • Airport transfers and transport by air con. vehicles as per program
    Price Excludes
    • Visa fee
    • Travel insurance
    • International air ticket in-out Cambodia
    • Other meal, drink, personal expenses,tip
    • Other thing not mentioned in included
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
    • 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Asia Travel Package
  • Cancellation by Weather

     In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival, Cambodia

Arrive Phnom Penh by flight. Phnom Penh – the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the gem of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom of sorts, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up around the city.

Visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. Visit Tuol Sleng prison (Genocide Museum) was the most secret organ of the Khmer Rouge regime. S-21 stands for "Security Office 21. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meals: D

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Today we travel by road from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. On route we will witness the everyday lives of Cambodians as we pass through interesting provincial towns, bucolic villages, and delightful scenery. This is no ‘freeway dash’ as we will often slow down to let cows and water buffalo wander across the road, pass horse drawn carriages, and school kids walking and cycling to/from school.

We may choose to stop at Skoun, also known as ‘Spider vile’ due to the deep fried tarantula that is the local delicacy, are you adventurous enough to try one?

On route we may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Pratos – an ancient Angkorian bridge.

Before arrive in Siem Reap we discover Kampong Khleang, the largest floating village near Siem Reap but only few tourist go there. Depending on the season, the experience will never be the same. During dry season, from January till July you can walk between the stilts on which the houses are built, rising up to 10 meters in the air. In wet season, when the lake is at peak level, the water rises within one or two meters of the building floors. A local family will take you by boat on a tour and discover the splendor of these houses before continuing to Siem Reap.

 

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Samll Circuit and Banteay Srei

We begin to visit Prasat Kravan: the five brick towers were built for Hindu worship in 921 and are notable for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the interior walls. A massive Buddhist temple dating from the second half of the 12th century, Banteay Kdei is surrounded by four concentric walls, the outer walls measuring 500 by 700 meters. Srah Srang: a basin opposite of Banteay Kdei measuring 800 by 400 meters with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base remains of what was once a wooden temple.

We visit Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.

Then we move to Ta Keo: built by Jayavarman V who ruled from 968 to 1001, it was the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone and was dedicated to Shiva. The summit of the central tower is 50 meters high and is surrounded by four lower towers. Thommanon: temple which mirrors Chau Say Tevoda (just to the north), as it was built around the same time and has a similar plan. It is also dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Chaosay Tevorda: built during the second quarter of the 12th century opposite of Thommanon, it was dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.

We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. This temple is largely built of pink sandstone, a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. Continue to Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.

Dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.

For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as “Apsara Dance “after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as “dance-drama”in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.

Meals: B, D

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4: Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat

After breakfast, we begin to visit:

The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time. Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting. Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people. We continue to visiting 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.

Enjoy foot massage 1hour and walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5: Siem Reap – Departure

Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. Say goodbye to your Cambodian guide and driver. Goodbye Cambodia!!!!

Meals: B

Accommodation:


Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.1

Based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.0
  • Organization
    9.0
  • Value for money
    9.2
  • Safety
    9.4
9.5

Indonesia
27 Dec 2018
Something similar to my country The pick up was on time and we were put into a minivan. We had a comical tour guide. Overall it was a very affordable and fruitful trip to see the beautiful Temples.
7.8

Singapore
25 Dec 2018
We could see more places Good mix on itinerary, just not so happy as some of them, the group did not follow the time that the Guide made. Resulting the whole group waiting for them. Wasted a lot of time. COuld have been be... See more

Good mix on itinerary, just not so happy as some of them, the group did not follow the time that the Guide made. Resulting the whole group waiting for them. Wasted a lot of time. COuld have been better use. The Guide should just leave since he had said it before. Otherwise, it is good value and easy going

9.3

Taiwan
10 Dec 2018
Be prepare with the long walk This small circuit tour is surprisingly very tiring, so be prepared, wear only comfortable clothes & sandals. It can get very hot on the temples while exploring. Our driver is very nice, he may spe... See more

This small circuit tour is surprisingly very tiring, so be prepared, wear only comfortable clothes & sandals. It can get very hot on the temples while exploring. Our driver is very nice, he may speak little english but we appreciated the effort he made by making us feel comfortable during the tour

8.3

Thailand
10 Dec 2018
Something familiar and something different very good and eyes openning experience. journey smoothly planned out. a bit crowded at some sites. be prepared for long q during peak season. thank you.
8.8

Italy
27 Nov 2018
Thinkingless I always love it when the tour picks me up and sends me back to my hotel. I feel so safe. Tour guide is good, too. Very concern about our safety and always gives reminders.