Itinerary can also start from Siem Reap and end in Phnom Penh
Pick up from airport, transfer to hotel, visit the Independent Monument, and 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, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Lunch at restaurant, visit of the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art – notably sculptures – from throughout the ages and the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city, the Sisowath Quay & Naga World Casino. Dinner at restaurant and accommodation at hotel
Breakfast at hotel, visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum, In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung EK just outside Phnom Penh about a 20-40 minute was an orchard and a Chinese cemetery prior to 1975. During the Khmer Rouge regime it became one of the killing fields. Lunch at restaurant, visit the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs. Dinner at restaurant and accommodation at hotel
Day 03: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we will board a public bus down to Siem Reap (4-6hours). On arrival at Siem Reap, meet and transfer to your hotel for the night. This day is free at your own leisure; take some time to enjoy this mystical place.
Day 04: SIEM REAP (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom Area (Angkor Thom Temple South Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Elephants Terrace & Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond). Proceed to visit Ta-Prom Temple. After lunch, continue our journey to Angkor Wat Temple – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century. Before we end our tour today, make a visit to Bakheng Hill for its beautiful sunset.
Day 05: SIEM REAP (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to the Tonlesap Boat Trip (Floating Village) and Les Artisan D’ Angkor (Art School), a full-service crafts organization with an ambitious program which includes Les Chantiers Ecoles, an educational center that trains rural young people in the traditional skills of stone carving, woodcarving, lacquer and silk weaving. After lunch, proceed to Angkor Silk Farm. Enjoy a traditional Khmer massage for 1hour and proceed for a tour of their Local Market. Tonight, we will have dinner with Aspara Dancing Performance.
Day 06: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, free at leisure till time to be transferred to airport for your flight back home.
PNH= Pnom Penh, REP= Siem Reap
|Hotel Category||Hotels (or similar)|
|3* Hotel||Class A||PNH: Salita Hotel / Rain Rock Hotel|
|REP: Desire Park Boutique Hotel|
|Class B||PNH: Mito Hotel / Samnang Laor Phnom Penh Hotel|
|REP: Cheathata Angkor Hotel / New Angkor Land Hotel / Angkor Hotel / Claremont Angkor|
|4* Hotel||Class A||PNH: River Palace Hotel / Green Palace Hotel / Asia Tune Hotel|
|REP: Sokha Roth Hotel / Angkor Holiday Hotel / Starry Angkor Hotel / Angkor Riviera|
|Class B||PNH: Ohana Phnom Penh Hotel / Almond Hotel / Anik Boutique Hotel|
|REP: Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa / Ree Hotel / Pacific Hotel / Cheathata Suite|
|Class C||PNH: Harmony Phnom Penh Hotel / King Grand Suites Boutique Hotel|
|REP: Empress Angkor Hotel / Angkor Paradise Hotel / Tara Angkor Hotel|
|5* Hotel||Class A||PNH: Frangipani Royal Palace / Hotel Cambodiana 4*|
|REP: Royal Angkor Resort / Memoire D’Angkor Hotel / Angkor Miracle Resort|
|Class B||PNH: La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa / Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence|
|REP: Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel|
|Class C||PNH: Intercontinental Phnom Penh|
|REP: Shinta Mani Resort|
In the vast rain forests, brown fields and rice paddies, lies Siem Reap, a province in Northwestern Cambodia where visitors will find the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Here, history and nature come alive to sweep visitors away to a mesmerizing and ancient world.
Phnom Penh may not be as famous as Siem Reap, but it is a destination for visitors who wish to understand how Khmer culture was nearly wiped out by the terrors brought by Maoist-inspired guerrillas of the Khmer Rouge.Despite its painful past, there are still touches of that beauty in the Cambodian capital – the gentle and friendly Khmer people, the legacy of the French colonialists, monks parading the streets, fishing boats in the Mekong river.