Highlights of Cambodia

5 day Small Group Tour - from £543

Explore the highlights of Cambodia, from the capital city of Phnom Penh and the history surrounding the Killing Fields to the ancient temples of Angkor.

Highlights:

  • Killing fields
  • The capital city of Phnom Penh
  • Sunrise at Angkor
  • Hustle and bustle of Siem Reap
  • The fishing villages of Tonle Sap Lake
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Phnom Penh

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers for the Cambodia portion over welcome drinks while your Tour Leader explains some important details and logistics of the journey ahead.

Hotel: Sun and Moon Urban Hotel or similar

Day 2 – Phnom Penh

After breakfast, head out into town and visit at the Central Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts and jewellery. Explore “the old” Phnom Penh by cyclo, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city. Afterwards head to the Royal Palace, the residence of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer art. Then, see the Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the capital.

In the afternoon, visit the Toul Sleng Museum, formerly a High School which became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime. Continue southwards outside the city to Chong Ek, where you will visit the Killing Fields Memorial to learn more about the chilling history of Cambodia.

Hotel: Sun and Moon Urban Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

In the morning, transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap. Later, visit Kampong Pluk floating village, Kampong Phluk: an isolated community of three villages built on stilts. These scenic villages are flooded for around half the year (Aug/Sept – Feb), enabling row boat journeys that provide income for the local community. You will take the small boat through the flooded mangrove forests; this unique ecosystem survives on wet soil for half the year, fostering a variety of wildlife. Return by boat and vehicle to Siem Reap and the balance of the day is at leisure

In the evening, you can visit Phare, the Cambodian Circus Show, Uniquely Cambodian, and Daringly Modern Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic, top rated evening entertainment. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.

Boat: Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Siem Reap

Don’t forget to set you’re alarm today as we start at pre-dawn to witness the breathtaking view of the Sunrise over Angkor Wat temple. Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before proceeding to the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom ‘Great City’. This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23m (75-foot) high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in all who view them. At the center of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces.

This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King. Later in the day you will discover the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas. Later visit Ta Prohm. It is unforgettable due to the massive trees with thick roots that entangle the walls. They were left here intentionally by the archaeologists working on the site. While clearing back the forest it was decided to leave them in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discovers found it and other temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains, and soar high above the temple.

This evening step back in time with the only air-condition theatre in town, Dancers, Singers and Musicians will bring Khmer Ancient culture back in time in a spectacular surrounding while you enjoy one of the finest cuisine in town.

Boat: Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 – Farewell

It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

Meals: Breakfast

5 day Small Group Tour - from £543

With flights from £1243

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Talk to an Asian Expert for departure dates and availability.

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Your Touring Experience

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your small group tour includes:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 16 passengers
  • Daily breakfast and 1 dinner
  • 1 internal flight
  • Expert local guides

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Departure Dates

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2020-12-03

2020-12-10

2020-12-17

2020-12-24

2020-12-31

2021-01-07

2021-01-14

2021-01-21

2021-01-28

2021-02-04

2021-02-11

2021-02-18

2021-02-25

2021-03-04

2021-03-11

2021-03-18

2021-03-25

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