5 days - 4 nights
- Tread lightly upon the 5000 silver floor tiles at the Silver Pagoda, in the Royal Palace
- Step back in time at the National Museum, home to the world’s finest collection of Angkorian sculpture
- Enjoy dinner with Traditional Apsara Dance performance
- See floating villages in Tonle Sap Lake area and witness life of poor people who don't have land to build houses
- See magnificent ancient temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat, great city of Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and more
- Tonle Sap Lake – Get a glimpse of the distinctive way of life led in the floating villages on Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake
DAY 1: PHNOMPENH ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, you are warmly welcomed by our tour friendly tour guide and then transfer to hotel for check in. (room may not ready till afternoon).
Start the tour by visit to the Royal Palace, serves as the residence of the King, a venue for court ceremony and as a symbol of the Kingdom. Inside the Palace grounds street sounds are silenced by the high walls and the royal buildings. Attached to the Palace compound, Wat Preah Keo Morokat (Silver Pagoda) is unique amongst pagodas; it is so named for its 5000 silver tiled floors. Continue to National Museum, one of Phnom Penh's true architectural gems. It was designed in Khmer style in 1917 by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts Cambodgiens. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 2: PHNOMPENH TO SIEM REAP BY ROAD
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will be transfer by road on private vehicle to Siem Reap. Driving distance is 312 km with about 7 hours drive. Upon arrival Siem Reap, transfer directly to your hotel for check in and short rest.
Evening, out to dinner with Apsara Dance show. After dinner you may want to explore on your own the night life at Pub Street, the most popular place in Siem Reap to hang out at night time. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 3: SIEM REAP: ANGKOR TEMPLE DISCOVERY
After breakfast at hotel, we go out to visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): 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. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit 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, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a spectacular sunset view from Bakheng Hills. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 4: SIEM REAP: TONLE SAP LAKE LOCAL LIFE
After breakfast at hotel, visit Ta Prohm Temple, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location in the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. Visit this master piece then continue to visit some nearby temples including BanteayKdei, SrahSrong and Chau Say Tevado temple. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, continue to board on boat to Tonle Sap (BoeungTonle Sap), the Cambodia’s great lake. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, churches and hospitals. If time permitted, on the way back stop and visit at Artisan D’Angkor, an insight to the amazing skilled craftsmanship of Cambodian traditional handicrafts. You will see the work of the trainees who learn the art of stone carving, wood ornamental sculpture, the making of small furniture, the art of lacquer and polychromic. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 5: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
Free until time to transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure to next destination.