Tour code:
CA05
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Start in
Siem Reap
Finish in
Phnom Penh
Places to visit
Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom - Bayon – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm temples - Phnom Krom Sunrise – Boat Ride – Sambor Prei Kuk – Kampong Thom - Spider Market – Phnom Penh – Food Tours
Starts
Ends
Siem Reap, Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Highlights

Angkor Wat, an extensive temple complex located in Southeast Asia's Cambodia, stands as a globally acclaimed and notable archaeological marvel, attaining UNESCO World Heritage status.

Renowned for its magnificent architecture, historical significance, and cultural importance, this vast complex was originally built during the 12th century by King Suryavarman II of the Khmer Empire as a Hindu sanctuary dedicated to Vishnu.

  • Subsequently, it went through a conversion into a Buddhist temple. The term "Angkor Wat" translates to "City Temple" or "Temple City." Not restricted to a single temple, Angkor Wat is part of the expansive Angkor Archaeological Park, housing many other temples and historical structures from the Khmer Empire era.
  • Today, it serves as a prominent tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to admire its awe-inspiring architecture and immerse themselves in its enriching history and culture of 5 days Package Tour to Cambodia
  • Explore a Phnom Penh Food Tour to savor the specialties of the region next to the enigmatic Mekong River.

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Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival – Bakheng Sunset (No Meals)
Car

Upon reaching Siem Reap Airport, you will be greeted by a local guide who will then accompany you to the hotel in Siem Reap town for check-in. Please note that early check-in is not included in the package and is subject to the availability of rooms at the hotel.

In the late afternoon, at approximately 4.00 pm, we will embark on a drive to Phnom Bakheng temple, where you will have the opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset from the summit of this mountain temple. Dating back to the 9th century, Phnom Bakheng temple stands majestically on a natural hill. It is often referred to as "le-mountain" due to its resemblance to Mount Meru. Positioned on the left side of the road connecting Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom, this temple captivates numerous tourists who gather here to marvel at the enchanting sunset scenery. Afterward, we will return to the hotel in Siem Reap, concluding our day's excursion.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Discovery Of Angkor Temples (Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom - Bayon – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm Temples) (B; L)
Car

Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel at 6 AM. At 7:30 AM, our knowledgeable guide and driver will pick you up for a full-day exploration of the main temples in Angkor Archaeological Park: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei, and Ta Prohm.

We'll begin our unique approach to Angkor Wat by entering through the East Gate and exiting at the West Gate. Explore the temple's different levels, admiring its architectural grandeur and intricate stone carvings depicting Apsaras from the Angkor period. Gain a deep understanding of Khmer culture and civilization as you delve into this remarkable site.

Next, we'll uncover the mysteries of the Royal City of Angkor Thom, with its impressive 50-tower temple. Discover the enigmatic faces staring out from a distant era as we visit Bayon, Baphuon, the Royal Enclosure, and the Terrace of Elephants. Our exploration will begin from the South Gate.

Enjoy a homemade lunch at the residence of Mr. Peout and Mrs. Gin, who will warmly welcome you to their peaceful home with a lush garden. As you savor their delicious meal, listen to their personal stories, including their experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime until the present day.

After lunch, we'll continue our journey to the enchanting Banteay Srei temple, known as the jewel of Khmer art. Admire the intricate carvings on the red sandstone structure, showcasing the artistic mastery of the time. On our way back to Siem Reap, we'll visit Ta Prohm, famous for its appearance in the movie "Tomb Raider." Experience the captivating fusion of the temple and the surrounding jungle, with tree roots embracing the ancient stones, creating a hauntingly beautiful scene.

As we return to Siem Reap, treat your tired feet to an hour of Khmer Traditional Foot Massage, rejuvenating and soothing your senses. Finally, we'll accompany you back to your hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of this extraordinary day.

Have dinner on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Siem Reap

Day 3: Phnom Krom Sunrise – Boat Ride – Sambor Prei Kuk – Kampong Thom (B; L)
Car Sampan Cruise

Start your day with an early wake-up call for a transfer to Phnom Krom, located 13km south of Siem Reap. Climb up the hill to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the rice paddies and the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake. Enjoy a delightful picnic breakfast on the hip of Phnom Krom before embarking on a boat ride to explore the Chong Kneas Floating Village. Immerse yourself in the daily life of the village and marvel at the natural wonders of Tonle Sap, which provide a glimpse into the traditional riparian lifestyle and the beauty of the countryside. Return to the hotel to check out and proceed to Kampong Thom, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant along the way.

In Kampong Kdei, visit the impressive Naga Bridge, also known as Preah Toes Bridge or Spean Kâmpong Kdei. This ancient laterite bridge, built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII in the 12th century, spans 86 meters in length and 14 meters in width. Adorned with a stunning ornamental naga, the bridge features 21 arches and a sandstone balustrade. It is a prominent highlight among the Ancient Khmer Bridges and sites along the RN6 and Ancient Royal Road from Angkor to Prasat Andet.

Afterward, continue the journey to Sambor Prei Kuk Temples, the oldest temple site in Cambodia dating back to the 6th century. The site remains remarkably well preserved, and you can explore the various temple groups by walking along peaceful, shaded trails. Before heading to Kampong Thom city for an overnight stay, take a moment to observe villagers engaged in making No Banh Chok (Khmer Wet Noodle), weaving, and tending to vegetable gardens.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Kampong Thom

Day 4: Kampong Thom – Spider Market – Phnom Penh – Food Tours (B; L; D)
Car

After having breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Phnom Penh with a brief stop for a bathroom break. Along the way, we visit the Spider Market, located approximately 50km before reaching Phnom Penh. Here, you can witness the unique sight of vendors selling live tarantulas, deep-fried insects like water bugs, grasshoppers, scorpions, as well as local seasonal fruits.

Continuing our journey, we have lunch at a local restaurant in Phnom Penh and proceed to check in at the hotel. At 4:00 PM, our guide and tuk-tuk driver will pick you up for the Phnom Penh Orientation tour. Our first stop is Wat Phnom, which is the central point of Phnom Penh and gives the city its name. Sitting at 27 meters above sea level, it is the highest point in the area and became the origin of the settlement known as Phnom Penh, meaning "hill of Penh." We then visit Wat Unalom, a Buddhist monastery that serves as the headquarters for one of Cambodia's revered Buddhist patriarchs. The monastery features a pagoda and a post-Angkorean stupa.

Next, we enjoy a tuk-tuk ride through the city's riverfront, embarking on a food tour. Our first stop is at a charming bar on the riverside, where our tour guide provides a briefing and presentation while you enjoy a class of cocktails or a drink. We then explore a lively local night market before joining the locals at a popular street food spot. Indulge in the delicious flavors of Cambodian-style fresh seafood, a special recipe Saba fish dish, and squid seasoned with the renowned Kampot pepper. Continuing our ride through the vibrant city lights, we reach a trendy nightspot with live music, where you can savor more exciting local delicacies.

Afterward, we visit the celebrated Independence Monument, gaining a quick insight into the city's history and capturing fantastic photo opportunities. Our evening concludes at one of Phnom Penh's stylish bar areas, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top roof. Each person will receive one soft drink or one local beer before we return to the hotel.

Overnight at a hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 5: Phnom Penh – City Tour – Departure Back To Your Home (B)
Car

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly a high school but converted into an interrogation prison called S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era. Today, it stands as a haunting museum that sheds light on the atrocities committed during that time. Take your time to explore the museum and gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia's history.

After visiting the museum, you have the rest of the day free to spend at your leisure. You can choose to relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding area on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor delicious Cambodian cuisine.

Lunch on your own, transfer to the Phnom Penh International Airport for departure.

End of Cambodia 5 Day Tour!

  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Sampan cruise in Tonle Sap Lake.
    • Food Tour in Phnom Penh.
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Cambodia Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
  • Notes

    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/
    • late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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