Highlight of Cambodia Tours
Experience the best of Cambodia on a comprehensive journey to the heart of the country through some highlights of Cambodia tours. Get to know the people, landscape, customs, and cuisine that make Cambodia so incredible.
Start in Siem Reap which is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor, the ruined capital of a historic Khmer empire, and one of the ancient wonders of the world. First, explore the lands surrounding Angkor Wat. Also, gain insight into the Cambodian way of life. Next, start the sightseeing tour of the Angkor area. Spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat.
Visit Phnom Penh, the ever-evolving capital where tradition and modernity collide. Explore the city’s oldest market, marvel at the colonial architecture of the French Quarter, and visit the enormous Wat Phnom pagoda. Enjoy a cyclo ride to visit National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art – notably sculptures – from the ages. Venture deep into the dynamic cities and gorgeous countryside of this elusive Cambodia tours to learn its stories, from the dawn of time through its troubling recent past to today, where the future, finally, looks bright.
Departure/Return LocationSiem Reap / Phnom Penh
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DAY 01: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
On arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. After check-in, you will be taken by Tuk Tuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia. The pre-orientation of Siem Reap will be conducted at Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chom, which is the holy place for worship on every religious day that Cambodians consider an important part of their life and continue to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda, founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Look for the daily-life market scenes such as an opium-smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial-era French officer at the market, and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha and cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town.Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 02: SIEM REAP TOUR (B)
Breakfast at the hotel: We start the sightseeing tour of the Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 03: SIEM REAP TOUR (B)
Breakfast at the hotel: This morning, drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km to the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction, and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. You will also experience an oxcart ride through the small villages on the dirt road. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Afternoon, visit Cambodian Cultural Villages, including Wax Museum, Miniatures, former capital Ou Dong, Royal palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Phsar Thmey, 12th century Kompong Key Bridge, 16th century reclining Buddha, and Independent Monument. Also includes carving, traditional dances show, and villages.Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 04: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time at your leisure till departure transfer to airport for a short flight to Phnom Penh (Rooms maybe not yet ready till afternoon). After checking in, we visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th-century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha and a visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 05: PHNOM PENH (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. We enjoy cyclo ride to visit National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - from the ages. The afternoon continues to a private vehicle, and enjoy one hour cruise on the Mekong River. We spend the rest of the time at Phnom Penh’s Psar Toul Tom Pong, known as the Russian Market, a great place to hunt for souvenirs, curios, and silks.Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 06: PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
In the event of local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances bad weather conditions, the sequence of the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. The activities will be replaced or canceled without prior notice for safety reasons. Alternative sightseeing or activities will be subject to on-site situations.