Cambodia In Depth Tour

15 Days / 14 Nights

  Phnom Penh - Kratie - Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Sihanoukville

15 Days / 14 Nights

Cambodia In Depth Tour

  Phnom Penh - Kratie - Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Sihanoukville

Cambodia, which emerged from decades of civil war in the 1990s, has lately become one of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing destinations. In this 15-day tour, see the country’s best sites and meet a few local personalities along the way. Aside from the capital Phnom Penh and the world-famous temple complex at Angkor Wat, you will also see dolphins in the Irrawaddy River and ancient temples in the town of Battambang.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wandering through the temples and historical highlights of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh
  • Visiting Kampong Cham, a town steeped in legend, and getting your future read by a fortune teller
  • Living out your travel dreams exploring the famous ruins of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples
  • Cruising around the astounding floating villages of Cambodia's biggest lake, Tonle Sap
  • Giving back to local communities with a cultural immersion experience in a rural village
  • Wandering through the charming colonial streets of Battambang and riding a bamboo train
  • Relaxing at Cambodia's premiere beach destination in Sihanoukville

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
    Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
    Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrive in Phnom Penh

DAY 1 - Arrive in Phnom Penh

Upon your arrival at Phnom Penh’s international airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

DAY 2

DAY 2 - Phnom Penh City Tour

Tour the city that lies at the confluence of two great rivers, The Mekong and the Tonle Sap. Start your whirlwind day with stops at the Royal Palace and the National Museum. Then walk to the top of Wat Phnom and have your fortune told. Next, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which documents atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s – a chilling window into Cambodia’s violent past. Then, on a lighter note, shop for anything under the sun at Phnom Penh’s airy Central Market.

DAY 3

DAY 3 - Phnom Penh - Kratie

Travel 340km to the sleepy riverside town of Kratie, with its faded French architecture to see the rare and elusive pink Irrawaddy dolphins. Walk to the top of Phnom Sambok, with its small temple and take in a peaceful Mekong sunset.

DAY 4

DAY 4 - Kratie – Koh Trong Island

Just across the water from Kratie is Koh Trong. Hop on a boat and make the short journey across for bit of cycling, and a peek into village life. If you’re lucky you might get the chance to see one of the rare Mekong mud turtles who inhabit the western shore.

DAY 5

DAY 5 - Kratie – Kampong Cham

Journey four hours to Kampong Cham, a town that’s steeped in myth and legends. See the 12th century Wat Nokor and take a short trip to the twin hills of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey – meaning man and woman hills, for striking views. See what your destiny holds and visit one of the many fortune tellers and watch out for the roaming monkeys!

DAY 6

DAY 6 - Kampong Cham – Siem Reap

Travel about five hours today, passing through Kampong Thom, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold to arrive in Siem Reap late afternoon.

DAY 7

DAY 7 - Siem Reap – Angkor Complex

Be awestruck by Angkor Wat, marvel at the smiling faces of Bayon and the tree entwined Ta Prohm that featured in the movie Tomb Raider. You’ll also see the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of Leper King, the pyramid shaped Phimeanakas and watch the sunset from the top of Pre Rup. All the main highlight temples are covered so you won’t miss a thing!

 

DAY 8

DAY 8 - Siem Reap – Banteay Srey – Tonle Sap Lake

See the exquisite pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srey, overflowing with small, delicate and very ornate carvings depicting classical Khmer art, and considered one of the best temples of all! Then it’s off for a quick look at Banteay Samre , which is modelled on Angkor Wat, before heading to the Tonle Sap Lake for cruise around the floating villages.

DAY 9

DAY 9 - Siem Reap – Community Village Tour

Set off to a rural village about an hour away from Siem Reap. Visit, a local non-profit organization employing village women who specialize in the traditional craft of mat weaving. Then get a hands-on experience as you immerse yourself into the daily life. Travel like a local in an ox cart, receive a blessing at a local monastery and participate in fishing, farming or animal husbandry. Funds from your tour go directly to the community to improve the lives of the people. This is feel good tourism at its best.

DAY 10

DAY 10 - Siem Reap – Battambang

Drive about two hours to the sleepy town of Battambang with its crumbling French colonial architecture, fertile soil and rubies. See the superb views from Phnom Banan, an 11th century temple similar in style to Angkor Wat, and visit an ancient house. Then let the fun begin as you take a ride on the bamboo train – all aboard!

DAY 11

DAY 11 - Battambang – Siem Reap

Spend the morning at Ek Phnom, a popular picnic and pilgrimage spot. Built in the 11th century the temple has some fine bas-reliefs and a lintel depicting the Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Then it’s back to Siem Reap for the night.

DAY 12

DAY 12 - Siem Reap – Sihanoukville

Fly to Sihanoukville the premier beach destination of Cambodia, to soak up the sun and work on your tan. There are three main beach areas with long stretches of white sand and shallow waters perfect for swimming. Rent a boat for an island escape of swimming, fishing and snorkeling.

DAY 13-14

DAY 13-14 - Sihanoukville

If flop and drop is not your thing then get out and about and explore the town. Sihanoukville has quite an interesting history. From the opening the first Angkor Beer brewery, to the Khmer Rouge battles, there is a story to tell.

DAY 15

DAY 15 - Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh airport

Transfer to Phnom Penh via a four-hour ride for your departure flight out of Cambodia.

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