Cambodia’s Heritage

5 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

From the great rulers of the Angkorian Empire, to the French occupation of Indochina, and on to the devastating Khmer Rouge reign of the 1970s, modern Cambodia has been shaped by the experiences and events of its past.

This five day takes you from the epicenter of the country's recent tragedy to the glorious crumbling temples of its ancient empire.

Arrive in Phnom Penh where French colonial architecture shines through in fleeting glimpses as you drive along the wide boulevards of the capital city. Overlooking the Tonle River stands the grandiose Royal Palace, home to the country's royal family and the stunning Silver Pagoda. Next door is the city's National Museum which contains hundreds of relics and artifacts from ancient times. Your guided tour will be the perfect introduction to the Angkorian era and a preview of what awaits you in Siem Reap.

Travel west to Siem Reap where you will have plenty of time to explore the Temples of Angkor. With hundreds of temples within a 40 square-kilometer area, your guide will show you all of the highlights, along with some hidden gems rarely seen by other tourists. From the massive Angkor Wat to the petite Banteay Srei, your days will be filled with wonder as you marvel at the sheer scope of the temple complex and at the intricate details of their carvings.

DAY 1 - PHNOM PENH

Arrive in Phnom Penh and transfer to hotel. A city tour by pedal-powered cyclo includes the National Museum, the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Prison and Wat Phnom.

DAY 2 - PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP

After breakfast you will drive to Siem Reap. (It is possible to fly this leg at an additional cost). Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor and the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. After freshening up, travel to the outskirts of town where the 9th century temples of Rolous are located. Visit the anceint ruins and travel through the countryside by local ox cart enjoying the peaceful rural scenery and meeting friendly locals along the way. (B)

DAY 3 - SIEM REAP

Enjoy a morning of temple touring at Angkor Thom City, from the evocative smiling faces of Bayon to the expansive Terrace of the Elephants. Partake in a special blessing ceremony performed by a monk at a Temple. This afternoon, board a boat on the Tonle Sap river to explore the sunken forests and floating houses of a fisherman's village as you motor along Asia's largest freshwater lake. (B)

DAY 4 - SIEM REAP

This morning visit Banteay Srei, an elaborately carved pink sandstone temple known as the citadel of women. Continue to the Landmine Musuem to learn about this charity’s efforts to rid the country of mines followed by a visit to the enigmatic jungle-covered temple of Ta Phrom. This afternoon, visit Angkor Wat where you will tour the hallways of carvings long after the tourist crowds have disappeared. (B)

DAY 5 - SIEM REAP DEPART

This morning, visit the workshops of Aritisan’s D’Angkor where you can observe local aritsans learning traditional crafts which are then sold at their boutique. Shop for one to take home as a unique reminder of your time in Cambodia. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

PRICES ON REQUEST (EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS)

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from first class to deluxe), seasonal supplements over Christmas & New Year, and any additions you wish to add to your basic holiday.

Our Cambodia's Heritage Tour

Includes: 1 night in Phnom Penh & 3 nights in Siem Reap at your choice of hotel; daily breakfast, sightseeing excursions with English speaking private guide and transfers.

Hotels used on this holiday:

  • First Class: Villa Langka & Royal Crown Hotel
  • Superior Hotel: Amanjaya Pancam Hotel & Shinta Mani Hotel
  • Deluxe Hotel: Raffles Hotel Le Royal & Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Seasonal supplements may apply throughout the year.

Prices are for private arrangements and are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Cambodia's Heritage - 5 Days
Visit Phnom Penh and Angkor on our Cambodia Heritage holiday. Code (EXO)

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