Tour code:
CA09
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Start in
Siem Reap
Finish in
Phnom Penh
Places to visit
Angkor Temples (Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom - Bayon – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm temples) - Phnom Krom Sunrise – Battambang - Kampong Luong Floating Boat Ride – Kampong Chhnang - Natural Hot Spring – Kirirom National Park - Kirirorom National Park – Koh Rong Sanloem Island - Sihanouk Ville – Phnom Penh
Starts
Ends
Siem Reap, Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Highlights

Cambodia 9 day itinerary, wrapped in an air of mystique for international explorers, presents a mosaic of historical richness, architectural marvels, and a lively heritage despite its modest dimensions.

At the heart of this enigmatic country lies Angkor Wat, an extensive complex of temples ensconced in the Southeast Asian region. Resonating as an emblematic marvel of archaeology, it proudly boasts the revered designation of UNESCO World Heritage.

With its grandiose conception and profound cultural significance, Angkor Wat's roots extend back to the 12th century. King Suryavarman II of the Khmer Empire conceived of it as a Hindu haven devoted to Vishnu, later undergoing a metamorphosis into a Buddhist shrine. Under the moniker of the "City Temple," Angkor Wat dwells within the sprawling expanse of the Angkor Archaeological Park, a sanctuary for the remnants of the Khmer Empire.

  • Unveiling Angkor Wat beckons globetrotters who hunger for its breathtaking structure and immersive chronicles. Delve into the realm of traditional Khmer stilt dwellings and the lush orchards of Battambang.
  • Embark on a brief expedition to be captivated by the resplendent Chambok Waterfall, a natural treasure originating from Kirirom National Park.
  • Pause to indulge in the captivating sands of Koh Rong Sanloem Island's exquisite beach.
  • Encounter Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, a poignant testament to the nation's bygone days. 9 day Cambodia itinerary safeguards both enigmas and revelations, where history and ambitions coalesce in seamless harmony.

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Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival – Bakheng Sunset (N/A)
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: 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 – Battambang (B; L)
Car

Start your day with an early transfer to Phnom Krom, south of Siem Reap. Witness a stunning sunrise over the rice paddies and Tonle Sap Lake. Enjoy a picnic breakfast on Phnom Krom's hillside and return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out and drive for 2 hours and 30 minutes to Battambang.

Upon arrival, visit the ancient Khmer Traditional House. Battambang, Cambodia's second-largest city, offers a wealth of cultural heritage. Have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and check in to your hotel.

In the afternoon, take a scenic drive with your guide and stroll through the village along the Sangker River. Explore traditional Khmer stilted homes and tropical fruit farms. Taste the region's juicy oranges and sweet pineapples. Observe villagers making rice paper and brewing Rice Whiskey.

Next, visit the impressive Phnom Sampeau pagoda. This limestone hill holds caves with remnants of Cambodia's history. Admire the countryside, with villages and rice paddies dotted among swaying sugar palm trees. Witness bats emerging from the caves at dusk. Enjoy a cold beer or soft drink before returning to your hotel in Battambang, reflecting on the day's adventures.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Battambang

Day 4: Battambang – Kampong Luong Floating Boat Ride – Kampong Chhnang (B; L)
Car

To beat the heat and witness the bustling village activities, we'll start our day early at 6:00 am. We'll head to the Bamboo Train Station, where you'll experience a unique ride on the Bamboo Train. This motor-engine powered bamboo platform glides along the train rails, offering picturesque views of villages and rice paddies. It's a delightful and fun-filled experience.

Afterward, we'll return to the hotel for a late breakfast, check out, and embark on a journey to Kampong Luong in Pursat Province. This village is renowned for being one of the largest floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake. A boat ride will allow us to explore the vibrant daily life of Cambodian families living in floating houses. Witness the constant movement of boats transporting people and goods within the village. You'll encounter both Cambodian and Vietnamese communities coexisting in this unique setting.

We'll return to the mainland and continue our adventure to Kampong Chhnang, a charming riverside town known for its scenic landscapes and pottery production. Visit a pottery village and learn about the traditional methods of pottery-making while surrounded by lush rice fields. You'll also have the opportunity to observe the collection of sugar from palm trees. Your guide will be there to assist with translation and provide insights into village life if you're interested in learning more.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Pursat, savoring the flavors of the region.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Kampong Chhnang

Day 5: Kampong Chhnang – Natural Hot Spring – Kirirom National Park (B; L)
Car

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, we'll embark on a scenic drive to the Chambok Eco-tourism community in Kampong Speu Province. Enjoy the picturesque views of rice fields, palm trees, and sugar cane plantations along the way.

During the journey, we'll make a stop at the captivating Te Teuk Pus Natural Hot Spring in the Oral District. This unique hot spring spans 100 meters in diameter and is fed by six sources. The water, known for its distinct sulfur or limestone scent, covers an area of 80 square meters and maintains a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius. The site itself covers 5 hectares and features tall grass, Kok reeds, and striking red rocks.

Continuing our adventure, we'll arrive at the Chambok Eco-tourism community, where a delicious lunch awaits. Prepare for a short trek to marvel at the stunning Chambok Waterfall, a natural gem originating from the Kirirom National Park. Just 2 kilometers away from the community office, this waterfall promises an immersive and awe-inspiring experience.

Next, we'll ascend to the summit of the Kirirom National Park. Upon arrival, we'll check in at the Vkirirom National Park and take a moment to relax. To enhance your exploration, our knowledgeable guide will arrange for a local motorcycle taxi to guide you through the enchanting pine jungle, leading us to the magnificent Thmor Loy. This exceptional viewpoint offers a panoramic spectacle of the lush forest from its hilltop, allowing you to fully appreciate the surrounding natural beauty.

Finally, we'll return to the resort, providing you with a well-deserved opportunity to relax and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the day.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at a resort in Kirirom National Park

Day 6: Kirirorom National Park – Koh Rong Sanloem Island (B; L)
Car Sampan Cruise

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the resort, preparing you for an exciting exploration of the breathtaking Kirirom Mountain Range. This journey will allow you to discover the area's rich history as we visit captivating sites such as the old silver houseware and the former King Residence.

Afterward, we'll venture to the lively coastal city of Sihanouk Ville, where a mouthwatering lunch awaits at a charming local restaurant. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the city's ambiance as we drive around, capturing glimpses of its unique charm and character.

Our adventure continues as we board a speedy boat bound for the stunning island of Koh Rong Sanloem. Upon arrival at the boat pier, you'll be greeted with warmth and hospitality by the friendly team from Eden Resort, who will assist you with a seamless check-in process.

Once settled in, you'll have plenty of leisure time to revel in the relaxed beach atmosphere and embrace the tranquility of the surroundings. Allow yourself to unwind, bask in the sun, and create unforgettable memories on this idyllic island getaway.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at a resort in Koh Rong Sanloem Island

Day 7: Koh Rong Sanloem (B; L)

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the resort and leisurely spend your day at the beautiful beach, soaking up the sun and embracing the serene surroundings.

For adventurous souls, the resort offers diving, boat trips, and hiking. Simply approach the staff to arrange these activities. Please note that additional activities are at your own expense.

Immerse yourself in vibrant marine life through diving, embark on thrilling boat trips to nearby islands, or enjoy scenic hikes to experience the natural wonders. The resort team guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at a resort in Koh Rong Sanloem Island

Day 8: Koh Rong Sanloem – Sihanouk Ville – Phnom Penh (B; L)
Car Sampan Cruise

Enjoy breakfast at the resort before boarding the speed boat back to Sihanouk Ville. Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then embark on a drive to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and enjoy your leisure time.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Phnom Penh

Option: Tour cost = US$ 75 per person (Minimum of 2 persons)

Join our guide and tuk-tuk driver at 6 pm for an enchanting food tour of Siem Reap. We'll start at a charming riverfront bar with a tour presentation and refreshing drinks. Explore the bustling night market and savor Cambodian-style seafood. Then, enjoy live music at a trendy nightspot and visit the iconic Independence Monument. End the evening at a stylish bar with a panoramic view of Phnom Penh City. This tour includes a knowledgeable guide, tuk-tuk transportation, complimentary drinks, and delightful food experiences.

Day 9: Phnom Penh – Departure (B)
Car Air plane

Enjoy a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before we arrange your transfer to the airport for your departure.

Meals on your own.

End of services of Cambodia 9 day itinerary – Thank you very much and have a safe flight back home!

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Cambodia Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
  • Notes

    • Surcharged for Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December if any.
    • 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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