Cultural tour 12 days
Phnom Penh to Angkor: in
individual or in group (Ref:CAMB-C 12).
discovery of all the important archeological places
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
AT PNHOM PENH.
arrival to Phnom Penh, reception at the airport by a member of
our office and transfer in the hotel in the center of Phnom Penh.
Beginning of the guided tours ( including Transport). The Pagoda
of the Wat Phnom and the national museum (rich in statues resulting
from Angkor). Sunset by boat in the confluence of Tonlé
Sap and the Mekong. Transfer to your hotel . Overnight hotel
PHNOM PENH - TA KEO
visits with English speaking guide, and private AC car, of the
Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and departure with guide
and private vehicle for Takeo, on the way visit of the sites
of Tonle Bati, Ta Phrom and Yeay Peau, as well as Phnom Chisor.
At night in simple hotel in Ta Keo ( Guesthouse).(air conditionned
and attach bath)
TA KEO -PHNOM DA- PHNOM PENH
by private boat for Phnom Da, visit of the city of Angkor Borei
(the ancient capital of the Fou Nan). Visit of the Museum and
return to Pnhom Phen. The same hotel.
PHNOM PENH -KOMPONG CHAM - KOMPONG THOM
with English speaking guide, and private AC car, to Kompong Cham
(temple of Vat Nokor) and Kompong Thom. Night in Kompong Thom
in 2 stars hotel.(air conditionned and attach bath)
KOMPONG THOM - SIEM REAP
with English speaking guide, and private AC car, for a Discovery
of Sambor Prei Kuk's temples, certainly the most beautiful examples
of the art PreAngkorian of the VIIth century., then, departure
to Siem Reap for about 3 hours to arrive in Siem Reap, near Angkor.
At arrival, transfer to hotel and short visit of Siem reap. At
4.30 PM, we will go on Angkor site for look Angkor Wat from outside
and after go to Phnom Bakhend temple to watch the sunset on Angkor
Wat and others templesl.
the 9th to 13th century, Angkor was the heart of a rich and sophisticated
civilization. You will see massive stone monuments, wide majestic
causeways, imposing gateways and towers, all in a wonderful jungle
setting.. Morning you will visit with English speaking guide,
and private AC car, the "Great City" of Angkor Thom,
visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within
the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the
Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
with English speaking guide, and private AC car, day dedicated
to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple.
This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century
and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries
with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full
of water, carved low-relief about Ramayana Story and day-to-day
life at the time of Angkor's construction.
with your guide and private vehicle, for the visit of Morning
visit of a selection of temples, including the Royal City of
Preah Khan with impressive sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small
circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon, Preah Rup.
Afternoon we will continue our visits by Thommanon temple , Ta
keo , one of Angkor's great temple mountains, Ta Prohm with a
part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang a Royal bathing
place, Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures. We will visit
Les Chantiers Ecole, a handicraft center located in the center
of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers Ecole was founded in 1992 and its
aim is to revive that ancient Khmer art. This organization gives
young people the opportunity to learn the art of stone, wood
carving, and silk weaving .
BANTEAY SREI - KOBAL SPIEN
with your guide and private vehicle,, Morning we will visit the
enchanting Banteay Srei. It appears that the temple was designed
to leave no space undecorated, and the fine carvings in pink
sandstone are unique. We will continue after by car to a little
chain of hills. near Kobal Spien and continue our journey on
foot, approximately 40 minutes walk. We will discover that the
riverbed and the rocks around are covered with carvings representing
the gods of the Hindu religion dating as the 11th century, its
the "thousand Lingas Rivers" The water runs over the
sculptures of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Rama and many Lingas,
which were carved in stone in the past to sanctify the water
After this visit, we will go to Banteay Samre, with elaborate
architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a
local village. and visit of Baray Oriental sites, built by Rajendravarman
: Banteay Kdey, Pré Rup, Preasat Khleang, Mébon
BENG MEALEA - KOH KER
we will go to the Beng Melea Temple which is still lost in the
jungle. 2-3 hours drive through the beautiful countryside takes
us there. Beng Melea, a very romantic temple, is almost the size
of Angkor Wat and is one of the largest ensembles build during
the Khmer Kingdom. It is enclosed by a huge moat of 1200m x 900m
and the temple presents in places a veritable chaos of fallen
debris beside areas that remain absolutely intact - but everywhere
vegetation reigns as master. During our visit we will have to
walk over ruins to fully explore this site. The decoration of
Beng Malea is simple and animated only in certain areas but you
can find several bas-reliefs' showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology.
Then we will go to visit Koh Ker Temple from 9th century, also
lost in jungle Late afternoon return to Siem Reap
TONLE SAP LAKE
morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This
is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia
and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh.
We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floatting
schools, floatting police station, etc. It is same as a big village
floatting on the lake, and the "village" move from
place to place following water levels and curant.
afternoon, we will visit Siem Reap central market and the Silk
Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia's
beautiful silk production. We can see every step of silk production
12: ANGKOR - DEPART
at the airport 2h1 / 2 before the departure of your plane
per person in US dollars base room twin bed
( above 8 persons on demand)
to 8 persons
4 stars superio, charms hotels and 5 stars hotels on demand
The prices include: . All the transfers and the indicated transport,
in AC car or Van. All the hotels indicated with inclusive breakfast.
The English-speaking guides such as indicated. The entrances
of temples and pagodas in Phnom Penh and in Angkor.
the special permit of Beng Mealea and Koh Ker
The prices don't include: The meals of lunch and diner, and, the airport
taxes. The not indicated visits. The insurances and The taxes
photo or video.
Tours in hotel 3 and 4 stars: (for the
persons who wish a circuit in hotel 3 or 4 stars, the hotels
in Ta Keo and in Kompong Thom are simple hotel, (no 3 and 4 stars
in these cities).