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 Cambodia Unveiled 
Embark on a journey of discovery through the history and culture of Cambodia, a fascinating country emerging from its dark past and now welcoming visitors with incredible warmth. Walk the streets of the relaxed riverside city of Phnom Penh before heading to Tonle Sap and its floating villages. Continue to Siem Reap and discover the magnificent Angkor Temples in your choice of privileged ways amongst which are a horse ride, an exclusive picnic and foot massage in a remote temple or a bike ride. 
 Holiday Length: 8 days
 Start City: Phnom Penh
 End City: Siem Reap
 Departure dates: daily
 SELECT & MIX Private Holiday



Day 1
  Phnom Penh


  Welcome to Cambodia.  Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel.  Set out for a first glimpse of Phnom Penh.  Visit Wat Phnom Temple, namesake and symbol of the capital city.  Overnight in Phnom Penh.  Select & Mix option:
+ Admire a sunset from the river on a short cruise on the Mekong
              
 
Day 2
  Phnom Penh (B)
    Morning visit to the National Museum, a superb example of Khmer architecture which hosts a superb collection of sculptures emanating from all different periods of Cambodian history.  Continue to the striking Silver Pagoda and the Royal Palace, home to many treasures including a solid gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds.  This afternoon, explore Phnom Penh off-the-beaten-track: visit the Old Post Office, a hidden Chinese Temple and one of the most renowned temples of the capital - Wat Langka.  Continue to the French Institute which promotes arts and education and later join the unique and busy atmosphere of Phnom Penh's riverside promenade.
   
Day 3
  Phnom Penh - Kompong Thom (BL)

  Morning departure for Kompong Thom.  Drive through villages en route to visit the pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk, dating back to the 7th century, reputed to have served as an inspiration for the architects of Angkor five centuries later.  Overnight in Kompong Thom.                       
   
Day 4
  Kompong Thom - Siem Reap (BL)



  Today visit Kompong Kleang on Tonle Sap Lake.  Here all the houses sit on 10 metre high stilts in an exceptional natural environment offering breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water views as far as the eye can see. Walk through the village meeting the locals and a local crocodile breeding family.  After a picnic lunch in a villager's home continue to Siem Reap.

 
Day 5
  Siem Reap & Angkor Temples (BL)

  This morning visit the incredible temple of Angkor Wat.  Built in the 12th century in honour of Vishnu, this is one of the most amazing man-made monuments with its soaring towers and extraordinary bas reliefs.  Continue to a traditional wooden house and savour a Khmer lunch prepared by a local family.  In the afternoon explore Banteay Srei: erected in the 10th century, this small pink sandstone temple is also known as the Citadel of Women and is famous for its beautiful and intricate sculptures.
     
Day 6
  Siem Reap & Angkor Temples (B)


In the morning explore Angkor Thom and the famous Bayon, composed of 54 gigantic towers featuring 216 smiling faces of Avalokitasvara.  Continue with a visit to the Elephant and Leper King Terraces and the Ta Prohm Temple (featured in the movie Tomb Raider) - walking among the overgrown trees and gigantic roots that have become part of it through the passage of time over centuries. Select & Mix options:
+ Picnic lunch in a remote temple, followed by a relaxing foot massage
+ Lunch at a local house & cycling tour through the countryside, including a visit to a Sugar Palm Village

     
Day 7
  Siem Reap & Angkor Temples (B)

  Morning at leisure to relax or explore further at your own pace.  In the afternoon discover one of the most ancient sites of the region - the Roluos Group of Temples dating back to the 9th century.  View the impressive Bakong Temple, Preah Ko and Lolei Temple which now houses a small monastery. Select & Mix options:
+ Countryside horse ride in Siem Reap - meet locals & view remote temples
+ Dinner & Aspara Dance Show
+ Phare Circus Show by Battambang based NGO
+ Explore local villages, countryside and temples on a 1-hour sunset quad ride
     
Day 8
  Siem Reap departure (B)

  After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

INCLUSIONS:



  • Private air conditioned transfers and transportation
• Accommodation in your choice of tourist, first or deluxe class hotels
• Professional private English speaking local guides
• Private sightseeing, activities, meals and entrance fees as per the itinerary
Select & Mix: your choice of 3 experiences (included in the price)


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