Cambodia Hidden Charm 7 Days, 6 Nights
Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by a local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire.
Overnight in Siemreap.
(Check in time is 14.00 – Early check in is upon availability)
Today with the help of your private guide, driver and private vehicle you will get to explore the town’s major attractions.
Angkor Thom: was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces.
Ta Prohm: Swallowed by the jungle where Strangler Figs and Kapok Trees have entwined themselves around the ruins. Undoubtedly, the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor with several towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors to explore. Angkor Thom – This fortified city is flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side, which leads you through a 23- metre imposing stone entrance gate to the various temples inside.
Bayon: Beautifully crafted central towers, decorated with four opposing faces representing King Jayavarman VII. Bayon’s stone galleries display extraordinary basreliefs incorporating over 11,000 figures.
Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King: Giant viewing platforms used for public ceremonies, which served as a base for the King’s grand audience hall.
Angkor Wat: Surrounded by a 190-metre moat and taking 30 years to build, Angkor Wat represents the Khmer civilisation at its grandest. With its fascinating decorative flourishes, extensive bas-relief and multiple tiers, it is the best-preserved temple within the complex. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia’s national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.
We will end up our day by enjoying the sunset view from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill with a panoramic view of Western Baray and Angkor Wat.
Overnight in Siemreap
After an early breakfast, take the road to embark on an private boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Cruise through Kampong Phluck, a village full of houses on stilts that submerge when the lake expands. Pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, truly portraying life on the water.
Enjoy lunch during the trip, and return to Siem Reap.
Back in town, get ready to be pampered with a hour spa treatment and body massage.
Conclude the day with the remarkable Phare troupe perform a lively show that blends circus arts with riveting theater, dance and music to tell uniquely Cambodian stories — historical, folk and modern.
(Note: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from June to March. However an alternative floating village at Chong Kneas can be arranged instead).
Travel by private vehicle to the beautiful countryside of Siem Reap Province.
Stop at quiet Beng Mealea, a temple complex around 65 kilometres from Siem Reap. Get that explorer feeling by discovering the completely overgrown Hindu temples. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea has only recently been made accessible and remains unrestored. It is one of the very few temples that offer the opportunity to climb through it.
Lunch at local restaurant then leaving Beng Malea we continue to the 10th century capital of Koh Ker. Whilst there are known to be over 200 temples within the boundaries of this ancient city, only 96 have been discovered thus far and in fact most of your morning is likely to be spent at just one; Prasat Thom, much of which is partially buried. At the far end of Prasat Thom there is towering pyramid, somewhat reminiscent of the Mayan or Inca architecture.
Your day tour ends at the hotel at around 17:00. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your pleasure. Dinner are on your own arrangement.
After breakfast, free time until your driver takes you to the airport to take a short flight to Phnom Penh. After you are transferred to your hotel and check in, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh today; explore sites such as the Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom.
The Royal Palace: Built in 1866 by the French these ornate buildings are the official residence of the reigning Cambodian royal family and King Sihamoni. View the Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda.
National Museum: Located just north of the Royal Palace, the National Museum of Cambodia is housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design (built from 1917 to 1920), with an inviting courtyard garden. The museum is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture: a millennium’s worth and more of masterful Khmer design.
Silver Pagoda: This concrete and marble structure includes a floor with over 5,000 silver tiles each weighing 1kg. Famous artifacts include a 90kg solid gold Buddha made in 1907 and an Emerald Buddha said to be made of baccarat crystal.
Wat Phnom: Home to a hilltop temple that carries the cities namesake. Locals flock here to pray for good luck and success.
Finish the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel to relax. Free time to have dinner at your own arrangement.
Breakfast at your hotel then transfer to the airport to catch the departure flight.
- You choose the date of departure
- Private tour with English speaking guide
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Private boat trip as per tour
- All domestic flights
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Tissues and water on coach
- Services charges and government tax
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- No extra charge after confirmation
- Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support
- International flights & departures taxes
- Beverage Travel insurance
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities Cambodia visa stamp fee (US$ 30 & 02 passport photos each person)
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
- Early Check in or Late Check Out
- Other services not mentioned above
Useful InformationWhat you are reading here is just a sample itinerary. Your interest decides how your trip will look like. All of our tour is private so you can always adjust any details until it matches your wish...
Seasonal informationThis tour is designed for all-time. Cambodia is warm year-round. Dry season, running November through May, encompasses two seasons: cool (November-February) and hot (March-May). Cool season is when most travelers visit Cambodia. Wet season runs May through September and is a good time to visit Angkor.
Cambodia visaThe easiest way to get visa for Cambodia is do it on arrival. Most nationalities are offered Visa-on-Arrival at international airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Fare is USD 30-35 for all nationalities, for a maximum stay of 30 days and extensions are possible.
MealsDaily breakfast at hotels and a lunch for days with sightseeing are included, so are some dinners as mentioned in the itinerary. For meals that are not included, your tour guides will be happy to offer suggestions. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when making your inquiry. We will do our best to accommodation and we appreciate your understanding at some places that are not within our control.
TransportationYou will have a private car in each destination; our cars are within 5 years of usage and your private drivers will be polite and drive with strong regard for safety. All of vehicles are in good maintenance and with A/C.
Tour arrangementsSightseeing, activities and accommodations that are mentioned in this tour you are looking at are just for your inspiration. There is no doubt that the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about Cambodia is the UNESCO World Heritage Site — Angkor Wat. But in Cambodia, you can do more than just visit Angkor Wat. We can arrange trips for the top things to do in Cambodia, from visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site to doing fun activities and seeing the charming countryside scenery. If you are looking for experiences that are not done by others please contact our travel consultants and set your own pace.
Responsible travelTravel avails you with special experiences. Somehow its impact on the local community can be more beyond imagination and what Asia Dream Tours wishes to do is lead the impact onto a good path, a path that helps the local people (not only your tour guides) boarden their outlook and the local communities develop. During your trip, you will eat at a training restaurant where underprivileged youngsters get trained as a chef, ride on local cyclo to reduce your carbon footprints and most commonly learn about the country’s cultures with respect. Taking baby steps one at a time, we highly appreciate you would like to be part of it. With that being said, detours to so-called factories or specialty workshops are strictly prohibited. We make sure your tour guides earn enough to support their families without squeezing commissions out of you.
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- Unique experiences are designed to match your interests.
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