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ANGKOR TO THE SOUTH CAMBODIA

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At a Glance

  • 12 days
  • Siemreap-phnompenh-Kampot-Kep
    • Explore main attractions in Siem Reap: Angkor Complex; Kulen and Banteay Srei
    • Cruise to a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake
    • Visit Phnom Penh then Takeo town
    • Discover Bokor National Park
    • Take a visit to Kep

Visting Countries
Cambodia,

 Our Angkor To The South Tour comprise a dynamic itinerary that combines exploration of the magnificent temples with cultural immersion and some soft adventures. Explore Siem Reap with your local guide who will help facilitate exchanges with the Khmer people, as well as being a useful source of knowledge with regards to local culture and the country's fascinating yet sometimes perplexing history. The tour ends at the beautiful beach KEP.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1Siem Reap arrival
  • Day 2Siem Reap Exploration
  • Day 3Siem Reap Exploration
  • Day 4Siem Reap Exploration
  • Day 5Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by flight
  • Day 6Phnom Penh Exploration
  • Day 7Phnom Penh – Kampot – Bokor Mountain
  • Day 8Bokor Mountain
  • Day 9Bokor Mountain – KEP
  • Day 10KEP – Free leisure
  • Day 11KEP – Free leisure
  • Day 12 KEP – Phnom Penh departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    SIEM REAP ARRIVAL (D)

     Arrive Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, warm welcomed and transfer to hotel for check-in. Enjoy free time at leisure.

     
    Evening, savor welcome dinner at local restaurant with Apsara Dance show.
  • Day 2

    ANGKOR THOM & ANGKOR WAT (B)

     Start on your bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.

     
    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 locates just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
     
    The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
     
    Continue the afternoon tour with the famous temple: Angkor Wat, 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. Embark on traditional Khmer boat and enjoy sunset view from Prasat Chrung.
     
    Enjoy foot massage 1 hour & walk at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.
  • Day 3

    KULEN & BANTEAY SREI

     This morning, embark on an amazing journey to the unexplored and beauty of the lush mountain region of the north. Phnom Kulen is the holiest mountain in Cambodia. Kulen is no doubt the mount the most sacred of Cambodia, a very active pilgrimage place and a picnic destination for Khmer families. Few foreigners visit this magnificent place making this destination very unique. A 1½ hour drive from Siem Reap, pass through local villages, farm land, rice fields and temples taking us to a trail through dense jungle leading to the top of the mountain.

    Here stands Preah Ang Thom, a 16th century Buddhist monastery notable for the giant reclining Buddha carved into the top of a 20-m boulder. Climb the wooden staircase to a landing that surrounds the 17m long Buddha, where monks and believers bow, and burn incense and leave fruit. Continue walking downstream to the magnificent series of tiered waterfalls. The waters hold special religious significance for Hindus, thanks to the hundreds of phallic images carved into the sandstone floors along the shady brook area. Having the opportunity to walk right into the shallow river to photograph the sculptures and underwater carvings is simply amazing. The river then drops about 4 m to a landing where court officials once bathed. Beyond that, the water cascades another 20 m and creates a pool where the masses once washed.
     
    Continue to visit Banteay Srei & Banteay Samre temples before returning your hotel.
     
    Overnight in Siem Reap.
  • Day 4

    TONLE SAP & QUAD BIKE (B)

     Visit Tonle Sap floating village as school, crocodile and fish farm. You will find out about daily life of people on lake. The Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997.

     
    The Tonlé Sap is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.
     
    This afternoon venture out past the temple area and explore the real countryside, by quad bike for 19km.  A fun way to take in the sight, sounds and smells of the countryside, and ride through the villages, rice paddies, wetland area – don’t wear your best clothes though – we’re going to get dirty!
     
    Overnight in Siem Reap.
  • Day 5

    SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B)

     Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you are met and transfer to your hotel for check in. 

     
    Firstly, 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, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5,000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. You will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony.
     
    Then go shopping at Toul Tompong Market (called Russian Market), so-named because of the prevalence of items from the Eastern Bloc in past times, the Russian Market today is a treasure trove for tourists, that you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodian’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their faces.
     
    The cyclo tour gives you a different perspective on the streets and sights of the city. Start at Wat Phnom, iconic symbol of Phnom Penh, before heading past the National Library and Hotel Le Royal. Pass the train station before winding our way down to Psar Thmei, and the elegant riverfront. Go by the glittering Royal Palace Compound.
     
    Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
  • Day 6

    PHNOM PENH – countryside cycling (B/L)

     After breakfast, drive to riverfront where you will take a local ferry across the Tonle Sap River and cycle north along the far bank of the river. There will be a chance to visit a Chinese style Pagoda. Continue the ride by taking a ferry to cross to Koh Areyksath, where you will enjoy a gentle ride around this small Mekong Island with its fertile farmland and small village communities. En route, stopping at a school to learn a little about Cambodia’s school system, a typical modern Khmer Wat, and a silk weaving house to see how those lovely silk scarves are produced.

     
    This afternoon, enjoy your free time and relax at the resort.
     
    Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
  • Day 7

    PHNOM PENH – TAKEO – BOKOR (B/L)

     This morning you leave Phnom Penh and head south initially visiting Tonle Bati where you can explore the small yet picturesque Angkorian temple of Ta Prohm. On the banks of the nearby river is line of bamboo shacks with hammocks, a great place for a relaxing drink. Get on your car to the quiet town of Takeo before taking a short cruise to Angkor Borei town, located just a few kilometer navigation from the Vietnam border. There is a small museum which displays several reproductions of sculptures from the nearby ruins and few artifacts dating as far back as the 4th century. After seeing this pleasant place, continue our boat trip to visit a pre-Angkorian style temple of Phnom Da and a nearby temple of Asram Maharosei. The steep path over some big rocks makes Asram Maharosei different from other temples in Cambodia. Continue south following the picturesque drive to Kampot. The southern coast of Cambodia, edging the border with Vietnam, once served as a glamorous seaside resort for the French in the early 1900s. Evocative of the French Riviera towns along the Mediterranean coast; the towns of Kep, Sihanoukville and Kompot have tree-lined, wide roads fringing the ocean, large statues, luxury villas, casinos and even a palace overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Drive to Bokor National Park where you will drive up the winding 35km road through lush jungle scenery to the cooler summit hill station.

     
    Overnight in Bokor Mountain.
  • Day 8

    BOKOR NATIONAL PARK (B/L)

     Start excursions at Bokor Mountain. Whole day historical and scenery tour:

     
    French Palace Casino & resort – This grand and hauntingly beautiful colonial building used to be part of the French resort town for social elites to escape from the humidity & heat of Phnom Penh.
     
    Old Catholic church – The Old Catholic church at Bokor Hill Station looks like the priest has locked it up only yesterday. Inside, bits of glass still cling to the corners of the windows and the altar remains intact. 
     
    Wat Sampov Pram aka 5 boats Wat
     
    The name Wat Sampov Pram or 5 boats Wat came about because the five oddly-sculpted rocks nearby resembled boats. It was named after The Legend of the Pagoda of Five Sailing Boat. 
    Popokvil Waterfall has 2 levels and it is the best place to relax and reunite with nature. Also you can have the lunch at local restaurant with Khmer specialties such as grill chicken, fried fish, etc.
     
    In the afternoon, continue a Scenic walking trails & real jungle trekking: to explore beautiful and wild Cambodian jungles. You will have 1.5 to 2 hours unforgettable experience accompanied by our guide. Sunset viewing – Catch the last glimpse of sunlight at the old church where sunset viewing is perfect.
     
    Return to the hotel. Relax.
     
    Overnight in Bokor Mountain.
  • Day 9

    BOKOR NATIONAL PARK – KEP

     This morning you travel through delightful scenery of rice paddies, sugar palm trees, traditional wooden houses, and karst limestone outcrops on the way to the cave of Phnom Chhnork. Inside the cave you will discover the remains of a 7th century brick temple. After this you will visit the caves of Phnom Sla’ang, if you are feeling adventurous you can scramble through this cave until you magically appear into the sunlight on the top of the hill, being rewarded with perhaps some of the most beautiful views in Cambodia, with the traditional countryside stretching off into the Gulf of Thailand and its many islands. For the less adventurous you can follow a track up the outside of the hill be see the same views. During the 1960’s Kampot was world famous for its aromatic pepper you will visit a local pepper plantation.

     
    Overnight in KEP.
  • Day 10

    KEP – FREE DAY (B)

     Free day to relax by the beach, visit the town, try seafood in the crab market or take an option tour to Rabbit Island

    Stay overnight in KEP.
  • Day 11

    KEP – FREE DAY (B)

     Free day to relax by the beach, visit the town, try seafood in the crab market or take an option tour to Rabbit Island

    Stay overnight in KEP.
  • Day 12

    KEP – PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B)

     Free at leisure till good time driver transfer you back to Phnom Penh city airport for your departure.

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.
 
Services include:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mention or similar
  • Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees, other boat fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu. 
  • Quad bike
  • Sunset cruise
  • Tours with local English speaking guide (Other languages with supplemental charge)

 

Services Exclude:

  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals. 
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time. 
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Internal airfares in the tour (please refer to the supplement quotation)
  • International airfare from/to Cambodia
  • International airport departure tax
  • Express boat Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills 
  • All other service not stated in the program
A. CANCELLATION POLICY:
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost 
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost
 
B. CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)
  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents 
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate

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