This classic Cambodia trip is the perfect introduction to the culture, history, and heritage of the country. Find a beautiful blend of the past and present amid Phnom Penh’s classic buildings, bustling waterfront, and cafe-lined streets. Nearby, visit Udong on a personalized day excursion to discover impressive Khmer architecture, ancient pagodas, and the Cambodian countryside.
The highlight of any Cambodia trip is Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, which you will visit next. Discover these magnificent UNESCO-listed Angkor ruins on a tailor-made tour with a local expert. Also, get away from the crowds at Banteay Srei, which provides further insights into the ancient Angkor civilization.
Phnom Penh offers a heady mix of bustling city life and a sincere cultural experience. It’s a harmonious blend of the past and present, tempered with delicious Khmer and French cuisine.
Highlights of Phnom Penh Explore the finest examples of Khmer architecture with this marvellous city tour. The Royal Palace is a grand building overlooking a tranquil plaza and still houses Cambodia’s royalty, King Sihamoni. On the south side of the palace lies the Silver Pagoda, which is aptly named as it has been crafted out of 5,329 solid silver tiles. Wander along to Wat Preah Keo Morakot, the Buddhist temple where Royal ceremonies are performed, or Wat Phnom, the namesake of the city. You can also visit The National Museum, which houses many fascinating and historical relics, and King Ang Duong Stupa, the burial site of King Norodom Sihanouk, the 20th century monarch. To respect local customs, please dress conservatively.
Half Day Tour of Phnom Udong Visit Udong, the former capital between 1618-1866, home to impressive Khmer architecture. The ruins are scattered over 2 ridges – the smaller having 2 ruined buildings, several stupas and Ta San Mosque remains. Around the ruins are smaller yet intact pagodas, stupas and Buddha statues. On the drive back, you can stop at Kampong Tralach village, home of an ancient pagoda
Siem Reap is a most marvellous window to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Temple complex, with its fascinating Khmer architecture in varying states of preservation.
Private Tour of Angkor’s Temples Discover the important temples within the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park on this fascinating tour. Soak in the gorgeous views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple complex that comprises five spectacular towers and a vast gallery. Stroll to the imposing Angkor Wat temple, a fine example of Khmer architecture, built in the 12th century. At sunrise and sunset, you can see a surreal reflection of this temple in the nearby pool of water! After exploring this gorgeous temple, make your way to the walled city of Angkor Thom where you can find the splendid Bayon temple and other monuments. Saunter on to the Ta Phrom temple that sits tucked within huge fig and silk cotton trees and is known as the jungle temple. Capture stunning images of the ancient ruins with trees growing out, the most distinctive feature of this site. (Full Day; Time: 0700 hrs; Private Activity and Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Please dress appropriately for temple visits.)
Visit Banteay Srei Away from the Crowds Witness a jewel in Khmer art! One of Angkor’s famous architectural marvels, the beautiful sandstone temple of Banteay Srei has been preserved remarkably well and provides insight into the culture and traditions of the Angkor civilization. Your tour starts early with a transfer to Banteay Srei, built in the 10th century and dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. After your visit, a Khmer or international breakfast awaits you at Prasat Banteay Srei Restaurant, located within the temple complex. Visit Banteay Samre – a miniature 12th century Hindu temple complex. Return to Siem Reap afterward and spend the rest of your day at leisure. (Half Day; Time: 0630 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy).
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 6 days / 5 nights.
Meals as indicated
Economy flights for all sectors :
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
All activities as listed :
Phnom Penh: Highlights of Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh: Half Day Tour of Phnom Udong
Siem Reap: Private Tour of Angkor’s Temples
Siem Reap: Visit Banteay Srei: Away from the Crowds
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
Fees and taxes
Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
Travel, health and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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