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Cambodia Highlights Tour – Extension

4 nights / 5 days

Our 5 day extension tour features the famous historic sites of Angkor Wat and the exciting city Phnom Penh. Visit Beng Mealea in the lush jungle and discover the lives of communities living on the waters of Tongle Sap Lake. Departure dates are flexible so this extension can be added to any of our tours.

    • BayonTemple
    • GoldenTemple
    • Cambodia Highlights tour
    • AngkorWat

    With our Cambodia extension we bring you the famous sites of Ankor Watt and Phnom Penh, but with extra special touches. Delve deep into the jungle surrounding Siem Reap where you’ll uncover hidden temples at Beng Mealea, which became accessible only recently.  Discover the unique lives of communities living on floating houses in the flooded jungle at Tonlé Sap lake.  Sampling delicious local food in our hand picked restaurants and staying in deluxe class accommodation, this extension is an excellent add-on to our Vietnam or Laos tours and a perfect way to round off an amazing holiday.


    Extension includes
    Inbound flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh (quote separately for other locations);
    Accommodation as listed on itinerary (twin/double share);
    All domestic flights and land transportation;
    All excursions and sight-seeing entrance fees;
    Meals as listed;
    Taxes and surcharges

    Extension excludes
    International and onward flights
    Single supplement where applicable (from £119)
    Travel Insurance;
    Cambodian Visas;
    Tips and gratuities


     

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  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) – Phnom Penh

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Phnom Penh.On arrival, you will be met by your English speaking guide and then transferred to the hotel for check-in. For arrival from a different location, please enquire.

    On arrival there will be free time for you to relax at your hotel after your journey.


    Day 2:    Phnom Penh (B/L)

    After breakfast, we embark on a cyclo-rickshaw tour of the main sights this lively city has to offer.

    First, head to the Royal Palace complex which also houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddha statues in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze. From here we continue on to the National Museum, which houses the world’s foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Then we move on to Wat Phnom, considered the birthplace of the city.

    After Lunch in a local restaurant, we move on to explore the recent dark history of Cambodia at the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide. The museum is housed in the former school that was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as its main detention and torture center. From here we continue to Cheung Ek, the most notorious of the ‘Killing Fields’ which will provide you with an impression of the brutality of the regime.

    From here we return to Phnom Penh and our hotel, where there will be free time for the rest of the day.


    Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B/L)

    After breakfast,transfer to the airport for the short flight to Siem Reap, the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. After hotel check-in, we visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, entering through the ancient South Gate, carved with Elephants, four giant faces and 54 gods and demons holding the sacred Naga snake.

    From here, continue to Bayon Temple at the exact center of the city. We also visit The Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. A special lunch will be served at Sala Bai, a school training young Cambodians in the principles of hospitality. There will be an opportunity to meet with the local students who will also give you a brief tour of the school after your meal.

    This afternoon we visit the world famous Angkor Wat by Tuk Tuk, built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. On the way back to Siem Reap, you will be right in time to catch the beautiful evening light from Pre Rup, a pyramidal temple surrounded by rice fields.

    Free time in the evening.


    Day 4: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea (B/L)

    This morning head off the main tourist track to Beng Mealea. Following a short walk through the dense jungle we arrive at the completely overgrown temple. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea has only recently been made accessible and remains unrestored. It is one of the very few temples where you can climb through, giving a very ‘Indiana Jones’ feel to the experience!

    After a lunch box ‘picnic’ amid the temple grounds, we continue through the countryside to see the beautiful temple of Banteay Srey. Also known as the “Citadel of the Women”, this remains one of the best preserved temples in Cambodia.

    On the way back to Siem Reap, we will stop by one of the local communities along the way (time permitting) where your guide will help you to interact with the local community to learn more about their way of life. We will view how rice paper is produced and taste Palm Wine and Palm Sugar, which are a popular local produce (seasonal).

    In the late afternoon, we transfer back to Siem Reap where there will be free time for the rest of the day.


    Day 5: Siem Reap – UK (or onward destination) (B)

    After breakfast, there will be free leisure time before transferring back to Siem Reap Airport for your onward flight back to the UK or onward destination.


    Accommodation

    Phnom Penh: 4+* Raffles Le Royal Hotel
    Siem Reap: 4+* Le Meridien Angkor


     

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  • Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Book
    £819 - subject to availability
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