Best Season: November – March
Starting from USD 800/- per person.
In this tour we visit the two must visit places in Cambodia, the Angkor Temples & Sihanoukville beaches.
Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire which flourished from 9th – 15th century. The ruins of Angkor are located amid forests and farmland north of the Great Lake (Tonlé Sap) and south of the Kulen Hills, near modern-day Siem Reap city. The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the Angkor Wat, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Many of the temples at Angkor have been restored. The entire expanse, including Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom is collectively protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sihanoukville, formerly Kompong Som is a seaside town featuring Cambodia’s best-known beaches: Victory Beach, Independence Beach, Sokha Beach, Ochheuteal Beach – the most developed beach, Otres Beach, and many more. Activities such as Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Jet Ski, Day trips to the nearby island.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft
Group Size Small Group
- Temples of Angkor
- Angkor Wat – the largest religious structure in the world.
- The brilliant beaches of Sihanoukville
- Type of Tour : Cultural Experience
- Grade : Soft
- Tour Duration : 07 Nights/08 Days
- Best Season : Nov – Mar.
- Ex-Destination : Start – Siem Reap; End – Phnom Penh
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 07
- Food Plan : All hotels Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Travel & Transport : Transfer & Sightseeing on seat basis in coach.
- All transfers & sightseeing tours in private AC car.
- Entrance to sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
- English speaking guides during the tour.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- International Flights.
- Internal Flights
- Visa Fees
- Meals not specified.
- Porterage at hotels.
- Camera fees
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
Arrival in Siem Reap
Upon arrive in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to the hotel. Your room is available after 14:00 p.m. Free time to explore charming city. Overnight stay at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat (Meals: B / L)
After having breakfast at hotel, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Lunch at restaurant. Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara). Overnight stay at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Petit Circuit – Grand Circuit (Meals: B / L)
Morning visit to the “Petit Circuit” group of temples including: Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. This is one of Jayavarman VII’s first major temple projects dedicated to his mother, Thommanon built at the same time with Angkor Wat and Chau Say Tevoda temple, Banteay Kdei – surrounded by four concentric walls, Srah Srang – “The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing and Ta Keo known as “The mountain with golden peaks” dedicated to Hindu God Shiva.
The afternoon spent for visiting the “Grand Circuit” including: Pre Rup- a temple-mountain with beautiful bas reliefs and excellent views of the surrounding countryside, East Mebon- a large temple – mountain dedicated to Shiva in honor of the king’s parents, Tasom- the most distant temple of the Grand Circuit, Neak pean a small island temple originally dedicated to Buddha and the Preah Khan dedicated to Jayavarman VII’s father. Overnight stay at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (Meals: B)
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will take short flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, check in hotel and then visit the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. Then visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Next, visit the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh - Sihanouville (Meals: B)
Breakfast at hotel. Then drive around 04 hours to the beautiful beach Sihanoukville (230 km from Phom Penh). Upon arrival, check in hotel and free & easy. Overnight stay at the hotel in Sihanoukville.
Sihanouville – Free Day (Meals: B)
Breakfast at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Sihanoukville.
Sihanouville – Phnom Penh (Meals: B)
Morning free until the car takes you back to Phnom Penh passing through the spectacular rural landscape. Overnight stay at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh; Final Departure (Meals: B)
Breakfast at hotel and then transferring to the airport for the flight back your home country or to next destination.
End of arrangements…
Accommodation & Food:
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Meals as indicated in the detailed program below (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).