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Complete Cambodia Tour

16 Days

This tour combines the famous sites of Angkor Wat with Phnom Penh and so much more besides! Visit lush, jungle locations and remote, unspoilt beaches with this superior tour, all the time staying in excellent accommodation and sampling some of the best cuisine Cambodia has to offer.

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    Cambodia is a country most people pass through in a few days, viewing the famous sites at Ankor Watt and Phnom Penh although discovering little else. In this extended tour of the Cambodia we offer you the very best of what this amazing and beautiful country has to offer. Delve deep into the jungle and feel like Indiana Jones as you discover hidden temples at Beng Mealea, which became accessible only recently.

    Discover a unique life of flooded jungle and floating houses on Tonlé Sap. Enjoy the old style charm of Kep and relax on the stunning beaches of Sihanoukville before finishing in style with a few days at the exclusive 4 Rivers Floating Lodge in Koh Kong, to round off an incredible holiday.


    Price includes
    Return international flights;
    Accommodation as listed on itinerary (twin/double share);
    All domestic flights and land transportation;
    All excursions and sight-seeing entrance fees;
    Meals as listed (B, L, D);
    Taxes and surcharges

    Price excludes
    Single supplement where applicable (from £325)
    Travel Insurance;
    Cambodian Visas;
    Tips and gratuities


     

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  • Day 1: UK – Siem Reap (Meals on board)

    Your journey begins with an overnight scheduled flight to Siem Reap.

    For those who may experience jet lag, we recommend adding a pre-tour night in Siem Reap for a refreshing start to your holiday – from £34 per person. We can also offer flight upgrades, please enquire for supplement prices.


    Day 2: Siem Reap (Meals on board)

    Arrival into Siem Reap where you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for check in.

    The rest of the day is free for you to relax after your journey although in the late afternoon there will be the option to start with an introduction to the magnificent temples by leaving the hotel at 4pm to go and watch the sun set over Angkor Wat from the vantage point of Phnom Bakheng.


    Day 3: Siem Reap (B, L)

    After breakfast, we embark on a boat trip over Tonlé Sap Lake. As we head towards Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. You will also pass floating houses and flooded forests, where there will be the opportunity to learn more about life on the lake.

    After lunch at the Sugar Palm Restaurant & Bar we journey to one of the oldest temple complexes of Angkor known as the Roluos Group. Travelling by Cow-cart, we will pass through the beautiful surrounding countryside with paddy fields and sugar palm trees that are typical for Cambodia, on our way to the Roluos Pagoda. If time permits, we will also meet with local Buddhist monks who will hold a private blessing ceremony for you; wishing you good health and a safe journey in Cambodia – a rare and special experience!

    Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and free time for the rest of the day.


    Day 4: Siem Reap (B, L)

    After breakfast we journey out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire. Entering through the ancient South Gate, we pass carved Elephants, four giant faces and 54 gods and demons holding the sacred Naga snake. From here, continue to Bayon Temple at the exact centre 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 take a Tuk Tuk ride to the world famous Angkor Wat, built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. 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, we will catch the beautiful evening light from Pre Rup, a pyramidal temple surrounded by rice fields.

    Free time in the evening.


    Day 5: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea – Banteay Srey (B, L)

    This morning travel 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 un-restored. 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 ancient buildings in Cambodia.

    On the way back to Siem Reap, we will stop by one of the local communities (time permitting) where your guide will help you to interact with the local people 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 6: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B, L)

    After breakfast we head overland to the capital Phnom Penh. Relax and enjoy the passing countryside on your way to the first stop at Spean Praptos. Here we will view the only surviving bridge from the Khmer Empire. Dating from 12th Century, it was once the largest stone arched bridge in the world. Also en route, we visit the busy market town of Skun. Known in the local language as “Spiderville”, it is famous with international visitors to Cambodia for its fried tarantulas. Sampling this local delicacy will  be purely optional!

    Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel for check in. Following a lunch of Khmer food in a lovely colonial setting, we spend the rest of the afternoon browsing through the colourful markets of Phnom Penh. First we visit the Central Market, an Art Deco landmark and one of the largest markets in the city, before moving on to the Russian Market – which is the best place to find wood and stone carvings, jewellery, clothes and Cambodian silk souvenirs.


    Day 7: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

    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 more than 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 artefacts 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 centre. 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.

    Later in the afternoon, enjoy an atmospheric sunset river cruise and watch how Phnom Penh’s popular river front awakens with life. Later, you will be treated to a delicious dinner in a contemporary Asian style restaurant facing the National Museum and the Royal Palace.


    Day 8: Phenom Penh – Takeo – Kep (B, L)

    Following breakfast and morning check-out, we head south of Phnom Penh to Takeo Province. Our first stop is Phnom Chisor, where well-preserved ruins of a 10th century Angkorian temple sit on top of the mountain. From here you will see amazing views of the Cambodian countryside.

    Next we pass by Tonle Bati. This well preserved temple is famous for is beautiful gardens that are very popular with a locals. A traditional Cambodian lunch is served on arrival in Takeo town  before boarding a river boat cruise to the archaeological museum of Angkor Borei and the temple ruins of Phnom Da. From here we continue on to Kep where we check in to our hotel beach resort hotel. There will be free time for the rest of the day.


    Day 9: Kep (B, L)

    After decades in isolation, this prestigious beach resort of the 1960s is now re-awakening to its former glory. After breakfast, we embark on a short boat trip to the scenic Koh Tonsai, also called Rabbit Island. On arrival you are free to explore the island, relaxing on the beautiful tropical beach or both! A seafood barbecue lunch will be prepared for us on the island before our return to Kep in the mid afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or exploring the town.


    Day 10: Kep – Sihanoukville (B)

    After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer by land to Sihanoukville, famous for its beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Thailand. After arrival and hotel check-in, you will have free leisure time to fill in with either sunbathing at the private beach or by the swimming pool.


    Day 11: Sihanoukville (B)

    A leisurely breakfast is followed by free time for swimming and relaxation on the beach.


    Day 12: Sihanoukville – Koh Kong (B)

    After breakfast we leave behind the beaches of Sihanoukville and head back in land towards Koh Kong. The route cuts straight through the jungle with dramatic views of the magnificent Cardamom Mountains. From here we head to the deluxe 4 Rivers Floating Lodge. On arrival at the floating resort you will have the remainder of the day to get settled in to your luxury floating safari tent and to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.


    Day 13: Koh Kong (B)

    Today, there will be free time or the option visiting Tatai Waterfall. Away from the tranquillity of 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, the thunder of these majestic falls reveals the river’s true power as it drops 6 meters to the rocks below.  Your day, depending on the tide, starts at around 10am for the 45-minute boat ride past Tatai village to the falls.  Turning on to a tributary you head into the heart of the Cardamom jungle to the far-off sounds of exotic birds and secretive wildlife.

    Within minutes you are at journey’s end, gazing down into the turbulent waters of the falls.  Soon it’s time for lunch, maybe a few moments hydro-massage and a refreshing drink as you find some shade for a picnic and open your senses to the sights and sounds of the jungle.  We will also arrange to transport some kayaks for your added fun and adventure.   After leaving the falls, we stop at the mouth of a small river where you can paddle your kayak to a traditional Cambodian farm; you will see rice fields and some fruit trees depending of the season.


    Day 14: Koh  Kong (B)

    A final free day at leisure. You can just completely unwind and relax on your private pontoon or take out the lodge’s kayaks and explore the surrounding mangroves.


     Day 15: Koh Kong – Phnom Penh – UK (B, Meals on board)

    After breakfast we leave the river behind and transfer back to Phnom Penh, in plenty of time to the airport for your departing flight.


    Day 16: Phnom Penh – UK (Meals on board)

    Morning arrival into the UK.


    Accommodation

    Siem Reap: 4+* Le Meridien Angkor (Superior Room)
    Phnom Penh: 4+* Raffles Le Royal Hotel (State Room)
    Kep: 4+* Knai Bang Chatt (Sea View Room)
    Sihanoukville: 4+* Sokha Beach Resort (Deluxe Room, Ocean Wing)
    Koh Kong: 4+* Four Rivers Floating Lodge


     

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  • Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Book
    07/02/2015 22/02/2015 £2799
    07/03/2015 22/03/2015 £2765
    04/04/2015 19/04/2015 £2715
    06/06/2015 21/06/2015 £2499
    26/09/2015 11/10/2015 £2749
    24/10/2015 08/11/2015 £2799
    21/11/2015 06/12/2015 £2865
    19/12/2015 03/01/2016 £2999
    09/01/2016 24/01/2016 £2899
    06/02/2016 21/02/2016 £2865
    05/03/2016 20/03/2016 £2799
    02/04/2016 17/04/2016 £2749
    13/06/2016 28/06/2016 £2499
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