CAMBODIA ADVENTURE TOUR

This guided tour will introduce you to the cultural highlights and most famous destinations in Myanmar. From the bustling streets of Yangon to the awe-inspiring temple plains of Bagan.

PRICE:From
DURATION:9 Days / 8 Nights
TOUR STYLE:Cultural & Heritage
DESTINATIONS:Siem Reap, Sihanoukville & Phnom Penh
TOUR CODE:
DEPARTURES:Daily (Private Departures)
STARTS:In Siem Reap
ENDS:In Phnom Penh
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At a glance

Highlights

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrival Siem Reap & Sunset Quad bike tour
  • DAY 2: Siem Reap
  • DAY 3: Siem Reap
  • DAY 4: Fly to Sihanoukville
  • DAY 5: Sihanoukville
  • DAY 6: Sihanoukville
  • DAY 7: Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh
  • DAY 8: Phnom Penh
  • DAY 9: Departure

Tour Details

International Flight: Arrival flight is your own arrangement (not included)

Visa information: Cambodian Visa can be applied on arrival Siem Reap International Airport at $30. Be sure to bring two passport photos and your valid passport at least 6 months before departure Cambodia and has at least 2 blank pages available for stamp the visa. Note that some nationalities are required to get visa in advance at Royal Embassy of Kingdom of Cambodia in their country like Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Nigeria.

Private Transfer: Upon arrival Siem Reap Airport, you will meet and greet by your Cambodian English speaking tour guide with a chauffeur transfer you to hotel for check in.

Sunset quadbike tour with cocktail: Enjoy an unforgettable way to experience life in the beautiful countryside of Cambodia surrounding Siem Reap. We take to the less-travelled tracks and paths to weave through the rural villages and communities, taking the opportunity to stop and interact along the way with villagers and children, visit an ancient temple off the ‘beaten track’ and enjoy a cool drink, while an afternoon ride will include a sunset view as it dips below the rice fields. This is an opportunity to see the ‘real’ Cambodia that very few visitors ever experience.

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat Sunrise (05:00am) and Exploration: Rising at the crack of dawn, we journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor. We stay at Angkor Wat to enjoy a picnic breakfast. As the crowds return to their hotels, we venture into Angkor Wat to enjoy its magnificence in peace and quiet. We begin by unraveling the mysteries of the bas-reliefs that tell of tales from Hindu mythology and of the glories of the Khmer empire. Stretching for almost one kilometre, these intricate carvings are a candidate for the world’s longest unbroken piece of art. Following in the footsteps of the devout and the destructive before us, we then continue to the upper levels of the inner sanctuary. The final steps to the upper terrace of Angkor are the steepest of all, as pilgrims of old were to stoop on their pilgrimage to encounter the Gods. Finally the pinnacle, the sacred heart of Angkor Wat, a blend of spirituality and symmetry so perfect that few moments will measure up.

Lunch at Sala Kdei Khmer House (shared service): Enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch menu at Sala Kdei, an intimate location to eat and rest in the middle of the day while exploring the temples. Breakfast, sunset cocktails or a Khmer cooking class are also available at this gorgeous traditional wooden home on the banks of the Royal bathing pool at Sra Srang.

Afternoon Visit Angkor Thom & Bayon: Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the badly damaged Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city. He began with existing structures such as Baphuon and Phimeanakas and built a grand enclosed city around them, adding the outer wall and some of Angkor’s greatest temples including his state-temple, Bayon, set at the centre of the city. There are five entrances (gates) to the city, one for each cardinal point, and the victory gate leading to the Royal Palace area. Each gate, as well as much of Jayavarman VII’s architecture is crowned with four giant faces. The giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. There are 37 standing towers, most sporting four carved faces oriented toward the cardinal points.

  • Meals Included: Lunch at Sala Kdei
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Siem Reap

Full day visit – Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, Landmine Museum and Banteay Samre: Early morning (7am) We travel to Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhot in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy. After soaking up the unique atmosphere of Ta Prohm, we head to Banteay Srei, Angkor’s ultimate art gallery. This petite pink temple is the jewel in the crown of Angkor-era sculpture. The elaborate carvings here are the finest found in Cambodia and the name translates as ‘Fortress of the Women’, thanks to the intricate detail here, considered too fine for the hands of a man. We also take the opportunity to visit the Cambodia Landmine Museum to learn more about the scourge of landmines and the shadow they cast over rural communities in Cambodia with a visit to this flagship museum promoting mine awareness and education.
Later we visit the 12th century temple of Banteay Samre. Built by King Suryavarman II, the genius behind Angkor Wat, this temple has been extensively restored.

Evening Visit Phare Modern Circus Shows: In the evening we head out to the home of the innovative circus performers from Phare Ponleu Selpak. Their regular modern circus show under the Big Top is proving very popular in Siem Reap and in each show they display a variety of disciplines including acrobatics, choreography, juggling, clowning, live music and much more. A pre-show dinner can also be arranged.

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Siem Reap

Morning is free: This morning is free at your own leisure.

Private Transfer: Our guide and chaffeure will pick us up from hotel to airport for our domestic flight from Siem Reap toward Sihanoukville

Domestic Flight: by Cambodia Angkor Airways (K6-135), leaving from Siem Reap at 14.20 hrs and arriving at Sihanoukville at 15.20 hrs

Private transfer with driver only: You will be picked up by our local driver (assigned by your hotel) and transferred directly to hotel in Sihanoukville and near the beach. Remainder of time is free at leisure to enjoy beautiful beaches and warm waters.

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Sihanoukville

Enjoy a free day at own leisure for relaxation on the beach (no guide, neither driver at disposal).

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Sihanoukville

Enjoy a free day at own leisure for relaxation on the beach (no guide, neither driver at disposal).

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Sihanoukville

Morning transfer from Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh: We leave Sihanoukville and travel north on National Highway 4 towards the Cambodian capital. We pause to pay our respects to Yeay Peau, a protective spirit who looks after travellers on the road. The Pich Nil Pass is where the road cuts through Bokor and Kirirom National Parks to the east and west and is lined with shrines and incense.
We continue to Phnom Penh, the lively riverside capital of the country and check into our hotel.

Sunset cruise on board of Kanika Boat (shared service): In the late afternoon, we board a local boat for a sunset cruise on the river. We set off on the Tonle Sap River, which famously reverses direction each year, acting as the world’s largest natural flood barrier for the Mekong River. On board, you will be served a Cheese plate + 1 glass of wine. We cruise past the Royal Palace compound and around the Chrouy Changvar Peninsular on to the mighty Mekong River. We cruise past small villages and see fishing boats preparing their catch. We return to Phnom Penh after dark.

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Morning Visit Royal Palace and National Museum: This morning we explore the stunning Royal Palace complex, home to the Cambodian royal family and a symbol of the nation. We begin amid the beautiful royal gardens, landscaped with tropical plants and studded with gleaming spires. We enter the Throne Hall where the royal receptions are held and the Cambodian king’s coronation took place. We then pass the Napoleon III Pavilion made from iron, a gift from the French emperor in the 19th century. We continue to the Silver Pagoda, named after the 5000 silver tiles covering the floor, each weighing 1kg. Inside are some of the country’s most cherished treasures, including a life-size gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds, the largest weighing 25 carats. There is also a delicate emerald Buddha made of baccarat crystal, which gives the temple its Khmer name of Wat Preah Keo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). We leave the Royal Palace and continue to the nearby National Museum, home to the world’s finest collection of sculpture from the Angkor period. The exquisite building was completed between 1917 and 1920 and features a lush courtyard garden surrounded by collections from the pre-Angkor, Angkor and post-Angkor periods. We concentrate on the incredible sandstone sculpture from Angkor, as well as the intricate bronzes.

Afternoon visit Toul Sleng and Killing Field: We come face to face with the horrific crimes of the Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng was a former high school that the Khmer Rouge turned into a centre for interrogation, torture and death. Today it is a museum of torture and serves to remind visitors of the terrible atrocities that came to pass in Cambodia. 17,000 people passed through the gates of this prison and only seven lived to tell the tale. The Khmer Rouge were meticulous in their record keeping, photographing all the prisoners and many of these haunting black and white images are on display in the cells. Enemies of the revolution were killed here, as well as many Khmer Rouge loyalists, denounced by an ever more paranoid political party. It became a production line for killing, as those that worked within its walls were unwaveringly loyal to Pol Pot. The party did not make mistakes, so those sent here had to be guilty. The role of the prison was not to prove innocence but to confirm guilt. Tuol Sleng is a profoundly moving experience and not everyone will want to visit. However, it is key to understanding the hell into which Cambodia descended and how far it has come in the years since. We then travel out of town to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Prisoners from Tuol Sleng followed this same route to their fate. An old Chinese cemetery, Choeung Ek was turned into an extermination camp for political prisoners. The remains of 8985 people were exhumed from mass graves and are kept in a memorial stupa here. Despite the horrors of the past, it is a peaceful place to go and a tranquil spot to reflect on the tragic events that engulfed Cambodia and its people.

  • Meals Included:
  • Overnight Stay: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Morning is free: This morning is free at your own leisure.

Private Transfer: Our guide and chaffeure will pick us up from hotel to airport for your home-returning flight

International Flight: Departure flight is your own arrangement (not included)

  • Meals Included:

*END OF SERVICES*

Package Tour Price Person (Excluded Hotel Rate) Valid from 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Number of Person Travelling together Package Price in US$ Per Pax (Not included Hotel Room)
1 Pax US$ 1194.00 per person
2 Pax US$ 836.00 per person
3 Pax US$ 748.00 per person
4 Pax US$ 680.00 per person
5 Pax US$ 639.00 per person
6 Pax US$ 620.00 per person
7 Pax US$ 664.00 per person
8 Pax US$ 640.00 per person
9 Pax US$ 621.00 per person
10 Pax US$ 606.00 per person

Included:

– All sightseeing and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
– Meals as indicated in itinerary as: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, drinks not included
– English speaking guide (local guide, one guide one place)
– All entrance fees as detailed in our itinerary
– Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
– 2 bottles of water and 2 refreshing towels per person on full day excursions
– All permissions and local taxes
– Hanuman arrival and departure gifts
– Public liability insurance
– Sunset Quad bike tour with sunset cocktail at rice fields
– Circus show ticket (VIP seat A)
– Sunset Boat cruise ticket – Kanika Boat (incl. 1 glass of wine + cheese plate)
– Additional air ticket Siem Reap – Sihanoukville by Cambodia Angkor Air (K6 / class economy): USD 137 /way/pers. (Note: Airfare are subject to change without prior notice by airline company)
– Bike for cycling tour

Excluded:

– Tour services not detailed in our itinerary
– All meals not specified and no drinks except complimentary water
– Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD30/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)
– Overweight luggage
– Arrival/Departure flight to Cambodia
– Banking fees
– Early Hotel check-in
– Expenditure of a personal nature
– Tips and gratuities
– Other services not listed in ‘What’s In’
– Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expense, including repatriation in the event of accident or illness).
– Not including any additional charges from hotel during its peak season, the additional charge is to be advised up on the request of booking during peak season.
– Accommodation in double/twin shared room basis with daily breakfast as specified
NOTE: The regular hotel check-in time is @ 1400pm and check-out is before 1200pm

Yangon

jasmine palace hotel deluxe room yangon hotels

JASMINE PALACE HOTEL

Comfort

Modern city hotel in Yangon with excellent location. Jasmine Palace Hotel presents good value and high standards is the perfect base for exploring the city’s highlights.

Bagan

Bagan Umbra Hotel

HOTEL UMBRA

Comfort

Charming garden resort near Old Bagan. Hotel Umbra is one of our favourite hotels in Bagan. It was recently renovated and reconstructed. Particularly the Grand deluxe rooms are nice with modern and spacious facilities.

Inle Lake

RED CANAL HOTEL

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Mandalay

RED CANAL HOTEL

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What's Included

  • Private tours and transfers with air-conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water & 2 refreshing towels per passenger per day
  • Lodging with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling fees at airports
  • Entrance fees or zone fees
  • English speaking guide(other languages guide can be provide with additional charges)

What's Not Included

  • Visa to Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for tourists)
  • All entrance fees or zone fees
  • Domestic Airfares (always quoted and mentioned separately from tour package price)
  • International air fares
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Peak season surcharges & Compulsory dinners during Xmas & New Year’s
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 11am or 12 o’clock noon
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and expenses of personal nature
  • Camera & video fees. Some of the sites visited may ask small fees for photographing and video recording.

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