Our Cambodia tour from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap gives you an in-depth look at this amazing country. After arriving in the capital Phnom Penh, visit the ancient Royal Palace built in 1866 and Choeung Ek, made famous by the movie "The Killing Fields". Travel to Siem Reap, home of the Temples of Angkor. The amazing temples are jaw-dropping. Also, enjoy a trip to Mechrey Floating Village and experience the daily life of local people who live in the village.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Phom Penh. Transfer to Hotel.|
|Day 2||Phnom Penh City Tour|
|Day 3||Flight to Siem Reap|
|Day 4||Angkor Temples tour|
|Day 5||Village walk and Floating Community tour|
|Day 6||Transfer to Siem Reap Airport for onward flight|
> Phnom Penh tour including the green Fields of Choeung Ek
> Visit the famous Russian market and watch the sunset from Wat Phnom Tempe
> Early morning Angkor Wat complex tour - one of the world's most impressive ruins
> Ox-wagon ride through rice paddies
> Visit the floating communities south of Siem Reap
- 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 basic 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
Phnom Penh – Arrival
- On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel for check-in
- Remainder of the day is at leisure
Phnom Penh – City Tour (B)
- Set out on a city tour to visit the Royal Place built in 1866 by King Norodom; Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles and located within the Royal Palace compound, and visit Tuol Sleng Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime.
- The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation.
- Continue to the Russian market and end the trip with a visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.
Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B)
- Transfer (without a guide) to Phnom Penh airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap.
- On arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Domestic Airfares (subject to conditions)
- Accommodation in selected hotels in a double room sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International 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 OCT 18 and 31 MAR 2019
- Seasonal supplements for travel between 20 DEC 18 and 05 JAN 19
Contact us for any other date of travel required