Cambodia’s Charm and Variety: Angkor and Much More

March 28, 2013 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Cambodia, News, Responsible Tourism

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Travel period 01 April – 30 June 2013

Group size Option 3* Option 4*
2pax USD 960  was USD 1022 USD 1142  was USD 1261
3pax USD 787  was USD 838 USD 969    was USD 1077
4pax USD 684  was USD 729 USD 866    was USD 969
5pax USD 631  was USD 672 USD 813    was USD 912
6pax USD 589  was USD 627 USD 770    was USD 867
Single surcharge USD 212  was USD 228 USD 394    was USD 468

Extra pay to Victoria Hotel option 1-30 April 2013= 63 USD/pax was USD 85

990 Siem Reap-BENG MEALEA JUNGLE

Day 1 >> Siem Reap – Arrival
Meals: B
Welcome to Cambodia and meet your private guide and driver who will transfer you to your luxury hotel.
The evening is free to explore Siem Reap on your own. For interesting people watching, venture down to Pub Street and the Siem Reap Night Market where you can buy a diverse range of Khmer handicrafts and goods.


Day 2 >>
Siem Reap
Meals: B L
Travel the impressive ruins of Angkor from dusk till dawn. Before sunrise we depart for Angkor Wat to see this breathtaking monument rise from the dark. Here and at the surrounding temple ruins, we spend our day discovering the surreal bas-reliefs and unbelievable attention to detail that is evident in remains of the ancient Khmer civilization.

We finish the day with a magnificent sunset on the top of Phnom Bakheng.

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Day 3 >> Siem Reap
Meals: B L
Early in the morning we depart for a countryside tour; we learn a few of the signature dishes of a local Cambodian family and take a leisurely bike ride in the srok srai Khmer (Cambodian countryside).
We take a scenic drive to Banteay Srei, loosely translated as “Citadel of Women.”  It’s a relatively small temple, housing some of the finest and best-preserved examples of classical Khmer bas-relief. Also visit Preah Khan with its labyrinth of grey, decaying stone courtyards that are slowly being reclaimed by the limbs and roots of large kapok trees. Raucous parrots screech. Monkeys keep watch. It’s a surreal picture.

Day 4 >> Siem Reap
Meals: B L
We bring you to have a picnic lunch in the peaceful ruins of Beng Mealea, a seldom-visited temple ruin in an area that has seen almost no restoration. The jungle is becoming one with the carved sandstone: roots of kapok trees twist and wind their way around the carvings and dark galleries. Intricately carved depictions have been well preserved, like the bird-god Garuda giving birth to Vishnu.

We continue our way to Kampong Kleang village. Imagine wooden houses on 10 meter tall stilts, surrounded by water in the wet season and on the flood plains of the lake in the dry season. A hospitable family welcomes us with some tea and coffee before we walk around the village. We learn about the village life while visiting a local school, see the smoking of catfish, and speak to a fisherman while he is making reparations on his net. In the late afternoon take a boat trip to see the beautiful sunset over Tonle Sap Lake.

Day 5 >> Siem Reap- Phnom Penh

Meals: B L
We drive to Phnom Penh, along the way stop in Kompong Kdei to see one of the ancient Angkor bridges that were built to span the rivers. Spean Praptos has more than 20 arches and is a spectacular sight. We also visit Sambor Prei Kuk by bicycle. It was the capital of the Chenla Kingdom and its ruins are spread out over a vast distance.
We continue our journey to Phnom Penh, the beautiful Khmer countryside with countless rice fields and local villages passing by on us. We also stop briefly at Skuon where the local specialty, fried spiders, is sold on the roadside.

Day 6 >> Phnom Penh – Kep
Meals: B
On the way to Kampot and Kep we stop to visit the Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau temples as well as Phnom Chisor, the latter giving a commanding view over the countryside. Along the way we also visit Angkor Borei and Phnom Da. In the rainy season it takes a local boat to reach this temple on Da Mountain.

Day 7 >> Kep
Meals: B
Travellers often overlook Kep, but it is a real gem nestled in Cambodia’s coastline. Today we visit Kep’s teeming crab market, known for the sweetest crabmeat in all of Cambodia. We hop on a local boat heading for Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), where secluded white sand beaches, coconut trees, and a variety of coral, sea animals and plants await.

Return to Kep in the evening as the sun sets over the Gulf of Thailand.

Kep

Day 8 >> Kep
Meals: B
A free day to spend at leisure.

Day 9 >> Kep – Phnom Penh
Meals: B
In about three hours we reach Phnom Penh in the early afternoon. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 10 >> Phnom Penh departure
Meals: B
Today clients will be picked up by their guide and driver and transferred to the airport for an onward flight. Check out time is 12:00 noon.

The tour includes

  • All transfers and transport as per the program
    • 02 persons: Comfortable Car with air-conditioning
    • 03-6 persons: Comfortable Minivan with air-conditioning
  • All accommodation as per program (based on double sharing rooms)
  • All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • English-speaking guide on days 1-8
  • All Entrance fees as per itinerary

Accommodation is provided as per the below

Siem Reap 3* Tara Angkor Hotel Superior room
4* Victoria Hotel Superior room
Phnom Penh 3* Cara Hotel Deluxe room balcony
4* Plantation Urban Resort & Spa Superior room
Kep 3* Saravoan Hotel Standard room
4* Veranda Nature Resort Superior suite

* Khiri Travel Cambodia has the right the change to similar accommodation when circumstances change.

For more information and bookings, please contact sales.cambodia@khiri.com.