Cambodia

Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonder is a country of intrigue and often casts a spell over those who visit. After decades of unrest and uncertainty, is fast becoming a “must see” destination, largely due to the much talked about and mysterious Angkor Wat.

An astonishing archaeological site, the once “lost city” of Angkor Wat is staggering in its grandeur and is said to be matched by only a few places on earth. But Cambodia is more than just the temples of Angkor; the gorgeous riverside city of Siem Reap, the chaotic capital Phnom Penh or relaxing on the beaches of Sihanoukville there is a profound blend of adventures to be had.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrice per person
Independent TourSiem Reap & The Legendary Angkor Wat4 Contact usOn application
Independent TourKingdom of Wonder4 Contact usOn application
Independent TourCambodia Essential7 Contact usOn application
Independent TourCambodia Overland14 Contact usOn application

Siem Reap & The Legendary Angkor Wat

Spend four days immersed in history and the wonder that is Siem Reap and the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. This tour takes in the highlights of the Angkor Wat complex which also includes Beng Mealea, a remote and more recently discovered  Khmer temple. Take in the history, culture, and crafts of Cambodia in this fascinating itinerary.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap

Upon arrival in Siem Reap International Airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon join the Angkor Gondola, a unique Khmer traditional boat for a natural and historical experience. Relax while watching the sunset over South Gate.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa, 3 Nights

Day 2: Siem Reap

Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of Angkor Period (AD 802-1432) until the 15thcentury, which was indeed a Great City as its name implies. Visit Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex. over 200 large faces carved on the 54 towers, which at that time represented the 54 provinces in The Khmer Empire, give this temple its majestic character. There are also Bapoun Temple and Phimean Akas Temple, Terrace of Elephant and Terrace of Leper King. In the afternoon, we proceed to visit Ta Prohm Temple which was built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII. Trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars, and spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces apart, make this temple even more attractive and a place worth visiting during your stay. End the day with a visit magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. End the day with a spectacular sunset from the top of the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.

Day 3: Siem Reap

After breakfast today we drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (approx 60 Kms from Siem Reap). Proceed to the Banteay Srei temple (10th century) regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. Finally a visit to Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of "anastylosis".

Day 4: Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast visit Pouk Silk farm village 16km west of Siem Reap. Then onto a visit at Artisan d'Angkor of Seam Reap. This afternoon transfer to Siem Reap International Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:3 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Kingdom of Wonder

An in-depth look at the culture, history, and mystery surrounding Cambodia. Lose yourself in this fabulous country and its people during your stay in the capital Phnom Penh and magical Siem Reap.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh

Welcome at Phnom Penh International Airport and transfer to hotel. Visit the National Museum, built in 1917. It is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both Angkorian and pre-Angkorian. Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree lined avenues of the city. In the afternoon visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town; and the Silver Pagoda located within the grounds of the Royal Palace (its floor is made up of 5000 silver tiles). Visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum (Genocide Museum). In the former time, this museum was the secondary school. It became a detention and torture centre for thousand of Cambodian people in Pol Pot regime and known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). Nowadays, the Tuol Sleng Museum remains a lot of evidences of deaths' people.
Hotel: Ohana Hotel

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. In the afternoon join the Angkor Gondola, a unique Khmer traditional boat for a natural and historical experience. Relax while watching the sunset over South Gate.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa, 3 Nights

Day 3: Siem Reap

Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of Angkor Period (AD 802-1432) until the 15thcentury, which was indeed a Great City as its name implies. Visit Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex. over 200 large faces carved on the 54 towers, which at that time represented the 54 provinces in The Khmer Empire, give this temple its majestic character. There are also Bapoun Temple and Phimean Akas Temple, Terrace of Elephant and Terrace of Leper King. In the afternoon, we proceed to visit Ta Prohm Temple which was built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII. Trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars, and spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces apart, make this temple even more attractive and a place worth visiting during your stay. End the day with a visit magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. End the day with a spectacular sunset from the top of the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.

Day 4: Siem Reap

After breakfast today we drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (approx 60 Kms from Siem Reap). Proceed to the Banteay Srei temple (10th century) regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. Finally a visit to Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of "anastylosis".

Day 5: Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast visit Pouk Silk farm village 16km west of Siem Reap. Then onto a visit at Artisan d'Angkor of Seam Reap.
This afternoon transfer to Siem Reap International Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Accommodation:3 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Cambodia Essential

Discover four different areas of Cambodia from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap via Kompong Thom. Experience the city, history, villages, culture and crafts of this wonderful country.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh

Welcome at Phnom Penh International airport and transfer to hotel. Visit the National Museum, built in 1917. It is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both Angkorian and pre-Angkorian. Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree lined avenues of the city. In the afternoon visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town; and the Silver Pagoda located within the grounds of the Royal Palace (its floor is made up of 5000 silver tiles). Visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum (Genocide Museum). In the former time, this museum was the secondary school. It became a detention and torture centre for thousand of Cambodian people in Pol Pot regime and known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). Nowadays, the Tuol Sleng Museum remains a lot of evidences of deaths' people.
Hotel: Ohana Hotel

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Kompong Cham - Kompong Thom

In the morning drive to Kompong Cham, a small town that has retained its colonial-era charm. Upon arrival, we visit Wat Nokor temple, the local market and French colonial buildings. After lunch, we drive to Kompong Thom. En route visit the 11th century Wat Kohear Nokor to meet local monks and villagers.
Hotel: Glorious Hotel & Spa

Day 3: Kompong Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk - Siem Reap

In the morning drive 30 km to the 7th century Sambor Prei Kuk temple. Along the way observe everyday life of rural Cambodia. Visit the ancient capital of Chenla with its 100 temples dating from the pre-Angkor period. The complex at Ishanapura is composed of four groups of temples that are among the most ancient surviving examples of Khmer architecture. After lunch, drive to Siem Reap. On arrival check in hotel.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa, 4 Nights

Day 4: Siem Reap - Roluos Group - Ta Prohm

Visit the Roluos group of temples dating from the 9th and 10 century, including Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei temples. In the afternoon, view the Bantey Kdei with its rarely seen sculpted female deities, the Lake of Srah Srang, the impressive Ta Prohm Temple, which remains in the clutches of the enveloping jungle. Visit the Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada, and Thommanon temples before returning to hotel.

Day 5: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex

Begin exploration of the ancient city of Angkor by entering Angkor Thom via the South Gate. Continue the journey by viewing the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terraces and the Leper King Terrace. In the afternoon, visit magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. End the day with a spectacular sunset from the top of the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.

Day 6: Siem Reap - Kbal Spean - Banteay Srei

In the morning, take a soft jungle trek to the River of a Thousand Lingas. The ancient Khmer civilization used the waters for canals and irrigation. Numerous bas-reliefs remain as do the thousand lingas carved in to the riverbed to bless the water before it flowed downhill to the royal city. In the afternoon proceed to the graceful Khmer Temple of Shiva - Banteay Srei - dating back to the 11th century. Banteay Srei means "Citadel of Women" and the site contains some of Angkor’s best preserved sandstone decorations, friezes and lintels.

Day 7: Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast visit Pouk Silk farm village 16km west of Siem Reap. Then onto a visit at Artisan d'Angkor of Seam Reap.
This afternoon transfer to Siem Reap International Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Cambodia Overland

This unique tour gives visitors a great look at the contrasting areas of Cambodia. Starting in Siem Reap, visit the well-known Angkor Temples before travelling through the heart of the Cambodia. Finish your tour relaxing on the soft sand beaches of Sihanoukville.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa, 4 Nights

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex

This morning, explore the Khmer temples from the early Angkorian period. Visit the Roluos group of temples dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, including the Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei Temples.

In the afternoon, visit Ta Prohm Temple which is mystically enveloped in the jungle. Return to the hotel. Remainder of the afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex

This morning, visit Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate to explore the ancient city, and then proceed to visit the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Angkor Wat where its extraordinary architecture offers an opportunity to experience a spectacular sunset over the monuments.

Day 4: Siem Reap - Kbal Spean – Banteay Srei Temples

This morning, we drive to visit Kbal Spean (45Km, around 1.15 hours drive), commonly known as the valley of a 1000 Lingas. Kbal is set deep in the jungle to the north east of Angkor. Upon arrival, we hike (3 - 4Km, requires a moderately easy 45-minute uphill walk through the woods.) through the jungle to reach the River of a Thousand Lingas. The ancient civilization at Angkor used this waterway for irrigation. Numerous bas-reliefs remain, as do the thousand lingas placed to bless the water before it ran downhill through the royal city. This Hindu Pilgrimage site predates the Angkor Temples by some 200 years; making it the most ancient site in the region. On the return, stop to have lunch on your own account at local restaurants in front of Banteay Srei Temple (12Km, around 30mins drive from Kbal Spean). After lunch and a short rest, we discover the graceful Khmer Temple of Shiva - Banteay Srei - dating back to the 11th century. Banteay Srei means "Citadel of Women" and the site contains some of Angkor's best preserved sandstone decorations, friezes and lintels.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Battambang

Today, you will drive to Battambang (173km/2.30 hours away), Cambodia's second-largest city, which was founded in the 11th century. It is the former capital of Monton Kmer located in the heart of Northwest Cambodia. Until the war years when most of the infrastructure was destroyed, the province was the leading rice-producing region of the country. You will visit the Provincial Museum and drive along the picturesque Sangker River to visit Wat Ek Phnom (11th century - Suryavaman I). In the afternoon, you will visit the Phnom Sampeau and killing fields before continuing on to Phnom Banon (most noticeable for its five sandstone towers standing on the top of a hill) and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains.
Hotel: La Villa Battambang, 2 Nights

Day 6: Battambang – Sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to the Bamboo Train Station. The Bamboo Train was set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of both goods and passengers. The train's very basic technology is comprised of a platform on 4 wheels which is activated by a small motor. For your comfort, Viantour provides some cushions for the 8km travel through beautiful landscapes and rice paddies to the next station. Leave the train and start your discovery of local country life by visiting a village. Stop at a workshop that specializes in wooden sculpture and afterwards visit a local NGO named "La Maison de Coco" and the downtown area populated with its beautiful houses dating from colonial time. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 7: Battambang - Kompong Luong - Phnom Penh

Continuing onto Phnom Penh today, our journey takes us by way of Pursat, where we'll stop off to visit the floating village of Kompong Luong. Located amongst the expansive waters of the Tonle Sap, this water-based community is the largest on the lake, with its residents living in stilt houses that they can raise and lower depending on the water levels. Everything here happens on the water and its 1200 families live their daily lives commuting around by boat. Schools, shops, markets, hospitals, even petrol stations, pigs and chickens go about their daily business on the waters of the Great Lake. A boat trip through the village presents us with a fascinating glimpse of life on the lake, before we continue on to the Cambodian capital.
Hotel: Ohana Hotel, 4 nights

Day 8: Phnom Penh - Sightseeing

In the morning, visit some of the capital's most impressive sites including the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda containing the Emerald Buddha statue, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh's oldest shrine. In the afternoon, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Khmer Rouge Killing Fields.

** The exhibits at these sites are graphic, and may not be suitable for all visitors.

Day 9: Phnom Penh – Koh Dach island

Today, you will be transferred to the Koh Dach Island for an exciting excursion along the Mekong River. You will get off from the car at the ferry where you will have a full day walking tour (22.4km/5hrs walk) to visit a traditional Khmer weaving village. This is a chance to meet local people, learn about their lives and interact in a respectful and meaningful way. Your guide will show you about the way of life for the local people and answer any questions that you have. You will be amazed to see how the villagers produce their own dyes and weave silk on old looms. Learn about the local way of life as you walk through the village and interact with the local people. In addition, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a home cooked meal with a local family on the island. After lunch, proceed to a local monastery and meet the resident monks and participate in a private good luck blessing ceremony, wishing you good health and a safe journey, performed by local monks. Sit on the mat while the monks chant blessings and sprinkle holy water on you - a traditional way which is believed pass on the good luck of the gods. Afterwards, a sacred thread will be tied around your wrist. This is traditionally believed to protect you from any evil spirits or accidents and is a memorable experience. Return back to the hotel.

Day 10: Phnom Penh – Cooking class

In the morning, you will have opportunity to have a half day cooking class. La Rose offers its customers the opportunity to learn how to cook real Khmer cuisine in a traditional Khmer setting, with a skilled and friendly chef who can impart the secrets of Khmer cooking to you. Visit the market and interact with the stall holders and purchase fresh ingredients for the day's meals. After completing the shopping, return back to La Rose. The chef will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of Khmer dishes; you can boost your cooking skills and knowledge under the chef's guidance. At the end of class, you will be delighted by your own prepared meal which will be served.
In the afternoon, free to enjoy at your leisure and rest to enjoy the hotel's facilities.

Day 11: Phnom Penh – Chambok - Sihanoukville

This morning you will leave Phnom Penh for Chambok, a community-based ecotourism site located at the border of Kirirom National Park in Kampong Speu Province. This is an ideal place for nature and adventure lovers who seek to explore off the beaten track corners of Cambodia. Highlights of your trip include a trek through the dense forest to a beautiful 40-metre high waterfall, a bat cave and some local villages. The landscape along the way is spectacular with opportunities to see wild animals and birds. During harvest time, you may see farmers busy at work in their fields and may even join them for some hands-on experience in ploughing and harvesting. Lunch box is included. Afterwards, proceeding onto Sihanoukville, one of the coastal provinces of the bay of Cambodia - a bay that was listed as one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
Hotel: Sokha Resort Sihanoukville, 2 nights

Day 12: Sihanoukville – Free at leisure

Enjoy a free day to relax on the beautiful beach at Sihanoukville

Day 13: Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh

You'll have a little more free time today, before we begin the drive back to Phnom Penh later this afternoon.
Hotel: Ohana Hotel

Day 14: Depart Phnom Penh

Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to Phnom Penh International Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:13 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary