Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, the perfect highlights for a luxurious visit to Cambodia.
Meet and greet from our tour guide upon arrival at Phnom Penh and transfer for check-in at your hotel.
In the afternoon, visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and National Museum with its collection of pre-Angkorian and Angkorian sculptures. ‘
Then visit Wat Phnom, the original name of the Capital of Cambodia.
Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Overland transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in the morning or afternoon.
Arrive in Siem Reap, transfer and check-in at the hotel.
A day of leisure and relaxation.
Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
After breakfast, start your temple tour by Tuk Tuk and head on to the South Gate of Angkor Thom to discover the ramparts (6 km long) of this old city, still covered by the jungle to get to the tower of the 4 faces, the Bayon temple. Proceed to visit Angkor Thom, the great royal city Boddhisattva, the nearby temple-mountain of Baphuon, the Royal Enclosure with the Phimeanakas temple, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Then continue to visit Ta Phrom temple, a combination of human ingenuity and natural beauty and one of the most beautiful temples in the area, as it has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retained.
In the afternoon, we have a full afternoon at Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Your guide will take you through the galleries to show you their stunning bas-reliefs, which depict scenes from the epic Ramayana and the Churning of the Ocean of Milk and the mountain-temple. Continue to watch the sunset at Pre Rup temple
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap,
After breakfast, we head out of town as we drive beyond the Angkor Complex through the Preah Dark village to the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srey temple. Afterwards, we will visit the Kbal Spean. We trek about 45 minutes through the forest to the top of the hill to reach Kbal Spean, the "Thousand Linga River." Discover the 10th-12th century sculptures chiseled into the rocky river bed, at the Royal Bathand the waterfall.
In the afternoon, continue your way through the country-side to visit the marvelously restored Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century and one of the most complete complexes at Angkor with its restoration method using “anastylosis”. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. If time permits, along the way back move on to visit a school village and discover seasonal farming methods and other daily activities of local people.
Walk through rural communities, meet local families, and learn mat weaving and the making of traditional palm-leaf cakes boxes or visit a local market to see the diversity of fresh countryside products.
Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
In the morning after your breakfast, we drive to Kampong Kleang floating village and we will board a boat and discover this village, where we’ll see the slide of floating houses, farms, schools, shops and even a floating hospital.
Rest of the day at leisure until departure.