The Cambodia Angkor Honeymoon tour means seeing one of the world’s most breath-taking man-made wonder.
Sip champagne at sunset, enjoy a private lunch in a traditional Khmer wooden house, visit the River of One Thousand Lingas. The highlight of the tour will be a private blessing ceremony performed by a resident monk
Your honeymoon will be a once in a lifetime adventure. The awe-inspiring Angkor Temples (one of the wonders of the world) will play an important part in your holiday. Explore the ruins of the Khmer Kingdom and you’ll be richly rewarded.
At a glance
|Day 1||Arrive at Siem Reap Airport. Dinner at local restaurant|
|Day 2||Visit the Angkor Temple|
|Day 3||Siem Reap: day at leisure for further exploration|
|Day 4||Outlying Temples and Kulen Mountain/Waterfall tour|
|Day 5||Remote Temple & Lunch at local house (bring candles)|
|Day 6||Siem Reap: day at leisure for further exploration|
|Day 7||Last day in Cambodia. Transfer to Airport|
The Honeymoon Tour starts from Siem Reap. Here you visit the famous Angkor temple, the Outlying Temples and Kulen Mountain/Waterfall. There will be plenty of free time to enjoy your honeymoon together. Discover one of the world’s most magnificent sights, the Angkor complex. During this tour, honeymooners will gain many romantic memories as well as amusing and interesting experiences.
- Best time to travel to Cambodia
Tourist season runs from November to March, but Cambodia is warm throughout the year and temperatures do not go below 20C. If you prefer lesser crowds, opt to travel between May to early October
- Cambodia Culture and Greetings
Cambodians are a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism. The country’s golden age between the 9th and 14th Century is better known as the Khmer Empire era. During this time, Cambodia achieved unparalleled achievements in the arts and architecture and Angkor Wat is your perfect example.
When you greet someone, press your hands together in front of your chest.
- Drinks & Food
The basis of any Cambodian meal is rice, served either sticky or jasmine rice grown in the many paddy fields.
Noodle soup is very common, and you will find that French food is still readily available. Don’t be surprised to find a coffee and “baguette sandwich” snack option. Roadside street food stalls are fun to try but rather sticks to the busy stalls serving piping hot foods
- Discover your environment
Taxi hire is available in all major cities. They are not metered so fix the rate in advance. Tips will be appreciated by the driver. Not to be missed is a ride in a tuk-tuk.
Locals rarely tip, however, tourist like to add 10% which is appropriate especially in restaurants where no service charge is added to the bill
- Local interesting meals:
Babor: Rice porridge with chicken broth
Kralan: Sticky rice flavored with sugar, beans and grated coconut steamed inside a Bamboo pole
Mee Katang: Cantonese styled wild rice cooked with meat and vegetables served with an oyster sauce
Fresh Coconut Juice: a refreshing and popular drink
Beer: Angkor and Anchor are the largest lagers served
Be sure to taste some local dishes. Good food combined with friendly and helpful locals makes for a pleasant holiday for everyone.
Couples on a romantic vacation will enjoy the adventure of visiting such an exotic location. It’s just that little bit outside of your comfort zone. However, not to worry, Cambodia is home to some of the most luxurious accommodation around.
Cambodia is a great choice as the sole destination of a loved-up short break or a romantic getaway. Particularly when combined with sojourns to Vietnam and Thailand, which are nestled to either side.
A honeymoon or romantic holiday in Cambodia will not be quickly forgotten; with beaches, jungles, charming villages and bustling cities as well as stunning temples and rich culture. Couples will delight in discovering Cambodia.
Siem Reap – Outlying Temples and Kulen Mountain/Waterfall (B/L)
- Breakfast at your hotel.
- After breakfast we leave for a 1.5 hour drive north of Siem Reap that will bring us to Phnom Kulen; which provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it.
- Although the highest peak of the mountain range lies at only 487m; Phnom Kulen has much to offer visitors.
- The Cambodian people regard the site as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire.
- Visit the eight meter long statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue to purify your mind and body.
- Continue to visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall close to it.
- Take a refreshing dip in the stream and pool of the waterfall.
- On the way back; enjoy lunch in the garden at Bong Thom House.
- Afterwards; visit the jewel of Khmer art; Banteay Srei temple. Its red sand-stone walls are decorated with elaborate carvings in an amazing state of preservation.
- This evening; enjoy dinner with an Apsara dance performance at Apsara Terrace in Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. Set in the cozy atmosphere and performed on the garden stage; this is a unique and wonderful dining experience featuring an Asian Barbecue buffet.
- Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Remote Temple & Lunch at local house (B/L)
- After breakfast; you will visit Wat Damnak; one of Siem Reap’s most beautiful pagodas.
- The French colonial architecture reflects its history and serene-looking Buddhist statues positioned around the spacious grounds create a tranquil atmosphere.
- Bring candles and incense sticks to the pagoda to participate in a private blessing ceremony; performed by the resident monks.
- Sit on a hand-woven mat while the monks chant ritual blessings and sprinkle holy water (believed to offer good luck) before tying a sacred thread around your wrist.
- The monks will offer you a small keepsake to remind you of this special moment.
- We leave for a 1.5 hour drive through the Cambodian countryside to reach the sprawling jungle temple of Beng Mealea; constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by King Suyavarman II in the early 12th century;
- Beng Mealea preceded and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way.
- Accessibility has improved as elevated walkways have been set up throughout most of the temple; although to see all corners does require a sense of adventure as you will need to climb over stone blocks or walk through narrow passageways.
- Visit the floating village of Kampong Khleang; one of the largest settlements on the Tonle Sap Lake. Living on water is an art the Khmer people have mastered over the course of time.
- Board a local boat and visit a floating house where a picnic lunch is set up for you.
- Observe the local customs and talk with your hosts about the difficulties they face living on the water.
- After lunch we continue exploring the small island; which is home to a bustling market; a pagoda; a school and a health centre before returning to Siem Reap.
- Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Free at leisure (B)
- Today you will have breakfast at hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure to continue exploring Siem Reap.
- Today is free but your can talk our tour guide for some optional tour such as helicopter ride; Quad Bike Riding; Private Monk Blessing and more.
- Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Accommodation in double/twin room at selected hotels
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Guide
- Entrance fees
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Cambodia Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 MAY and 30 SEP 2018
- Seasonal supplements may be applicable