Cambodia Highlights - 05 Days
You will discover
- Day 01Phnom Penh arrival (-/-/D)
- Day 02Phnom Penh city tour (B/-/-)
- Day 03Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Rolous group – Banteay Srei (B/-/-)
- Day 04Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Taprohm – Angkor Wat (B/L/-)
- Day 05Siem Reap – floating Village – Departure (B/-/-)
You will be interested in:
- Visit the Killing fields and S-21 prison, as well as the famous silver pagoda and national Museum in Phnom Penh.
- Discover the Russian market and the local life in the city.
- Discover the amazing Bayon temple, Angkor Wat temples, Terrace of Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King in Siem Reap.
- Immerse yourself in the mysterious jungle and the Ta Prohm temple ruins where the 'Tomb Raider' movie was filmed.
- Catch the sunset from Phnom Bakeng hill.
- A boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake and discover the floating village.
Day 01 : Phnom Penh arrival (-/-/D)
Upon arrival, our Authentik Travel tour guide will welcome you at the international airport and transfer you a short distance to the city center. Check in at your hotel and enjoy a briefing tour as well as some first information about this beautiful region.
A welcome dinner will be served in the finest restaurant in the city.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 02 : Phnom Penh city tour (B/-/-)
Have breakfast at your hotel, then spend a full day learning about the Khmer rouge in the past and Cambodia in the present.
In the morning, start with a visit to the impressive colorful Khmer-style royal palace complex built in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver pagoda (the emerald Buddha temple), which contains plenty of decorated Buddha Statues made of gold, diamond, gemstones and silver. Then visit the National Museum.
Follow this by visiting Choeung Ek museum or the Killing fields, where about 17 000 innocent Cambodian people (during1975 and 1978) including men, women, children and infants were detained and tortured at S-21 prison then transported for their extermination.
We continue to Tuol Sleng prison, now the Genocide Museum, the most secret part of the Khmer Rouge regime. It’s also called S-21 (abbreviated for Security Office 21), Khmer Rouge's premier security camp, specifically designed for the interrogation and extermination of anti-Angkor elements.
It's surprising to know that S-21 used to be a high school before becoming this awful place during Khmer Rouge regime.
Return to the city to discover the local daily life at the Russian market and enjoy the bustling daily activities of the locals.
Go back to your hotel and relax.
Note: Please consider a different trip to the killing fields and S2-1 prison if you have small children in the group. We will offer other suitable alternative programs such as Koh Dach Island or Tamao wildlife rescue center.
Day 03 : Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Rolous group – Banteay Srei (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for short flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, get a pick up and transfer to hotel. Check in your hotel and enjoy a briefing tour as well as some first information about this beautiful region.
Enjoy a trip to Rolous Group. This is the ancient capital of King Indravarman I during 877AD – 889AD, also known as the birth place of the classical Khmer art and Architecture.
Among the Roluos Group temples, there are some of the earliest permanent structures built by the Khmer empire, dating from the late 9th century. Some were totally built with bricks, others built with laterite or sandstone.
In the afternoon, visit Bantey Srei temple known as the Women’s citadel and a cradle of the Angkor’s finest stone carving.
The temple is a masterpiece built with red sandstone.
Return to Siem Reap and relax
Day 04 : Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Taprohm – Angkor Wat (B/L/-)
After breakfast at your hotel, meet our tour guide and enjoy a full day discovering the mysterious Angkor complex temples, starting from the South Gate of Angkor Thom, known as Big Angkor, the last capital of Angkor Empire surrounded by a wall and moat.
Bayon temple is in the heart of Angkor Thom. It is a special architecture with 54 towers and 4 smiling face statues. All are impressive bas-relief.
Our guide will lead you to the Terrace of Elephant. This is a terrace wall adorned with carved elephants Followed by Baphuon – a huge temple mountain and Terrace of the Leper King – a double wall carved with many mythological beings.
Traveling out of Angkor Thom and through the jungle will lead us to the sacred Ta Prohm temple ruin which is a great combination between human genius and natural beauty. Admire giant trees which have grown here for centuries. This is also the place where the “Tomb Raider” was filmed.
Lunch will be served in the restaurant by the Srah Srang Lake.
In the afternoon, discover Angkor Wat temple, the largest Khmer temple and the finest example of architecture and Angkorian art.
Enjoy the sunset from the Phnom Bakeng hill before returning to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 05 : Siem Reap – floating Village – Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to Tonle Sap Lake, located 10km from the city center. On arrival, embark a boat and discover the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia, known as one of the world’s most varied and productive ecosystems the region that has always been of central importance for Cambodia's food provision.
Discover the beauty of the water landscape and local life on the lake, visit a floating village and enjoy the encounters with the locals.
Back to city, check out and transfer to airport for your flight to next destinations or flight home.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Professional English Speaking guide
- All private transfers
- Performance and boat trip
- Domestic flight
- All entrance fees
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Water on tour.
Service Not Included
- International flights from/to your country
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- Early check in and late check out
- Travel insurance
- Tipping and gratuities
- Visa stamp fee.
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, drink…