Day 1: ARRIVAL
SIEM REAP/ ANGKOR VISIT
arrival at Siem Reap airport. Transfer to your hotel .
Siem Reap is the nearest town to the temple complex of Angkor.
From the 9th to 13th Century, Angkor was the heart of a rich
and sophisticated civilization. You will see massive stone monuments,
wide majestic causeways, imposing gateways and towers - all in
a wonderful jungle setting.
Morning you will visit with your prived professional guide, the
"Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits include
the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within
the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the
Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Afternoon dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent
Angkor Vat temple.
This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century
and covers an area of about 210 hectares.With many galleries
with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full
of water, carved bas-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day
life at the time of Angkor's construction.
At the end of afternoon, following the season, since the Mountain
Bakend, the sunset on all the temples, with spectacular views
over Angkor Vat.
Day 2: ANGKOR
visit of a selection of temples, including the Royal City of
Preah Khan whi impressive sculptures, Neak Pean
built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon,
Afternoon we will continue our visits by Thommanon temple
, Ta keo , one of Angkor's great temple mountains, Ta
Prohm with a part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei, Srah
Srang a Royal bathing place, Prasat Kravan with unique
brick sculpturesWe will visit Les Chantiers Ecole, a handicraft
center located in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers Ecole
was founded in 1992 and its goal is to revive that ancient Khmer
art. This organization gives young people the opportunity to
learn the art of stone, wood carving, and silk weaving .
Day 3: VISIT
BANTEAY SREI / ROLUOS
Morning we will visit the enchanting Banteay Srei. It
appears that the temple was designed to leave no space undecorated,
and the fine carvings in pink sandstone are quite unique. The
second visit will be to Banteay Samre, with elaborate architecture
and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a local village.
Afternoon, we will visit the earliest temples of Angkor area
a the Roluos group. The three Roluos temples have been
in years 877 to 889. They are the Bakong Temple Mountain
with beautiful carvings on the false doors and lintels, the funerary
temple of Preah Ko, and Lolei Temple.
Day 4: BOAT RIDE
on TONLE SAP LAKE / FLOATING VILLAGE / SILK CENTER.
we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This
is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia
and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh.
We will see a fisherman "floating village" with floating
schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village
floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place
to place following water levels and curant.
Then we will visit Siem Reap central market and the Silk
Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia's
beautiful silk production. We can see every step of silk production
. and the Chantier ecole, where young Khmers study wood
and stone traditional carving art.
Day 5: BENG MEALEA/
will visit Beng Melea Temple very romantic temple which
is still lost in the jungle. You will be same as the discoverer
one century ago....A rather bumpy 2-3 hours drive through the
beautiful countryside takes us there. Beng Melea is almost the
size of Angkor Wat and is one of the largest ensembles build
during the Khmer Kingdom. It is enclosed by a huge moat of 1200m
x 900m and the temple presents in places a veritable chaos of
fallen debris beside areas that remain absolutely intact - but
everywhere vegetation reigns as master. During our visit we will
have to walk over ruins and climb over stones and scultures to
fully explore this site. The decoration of Beng Malea is simple
and animated only in certain areas but you can find several bas-reliefs
showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology. Early afternoon we will
drive on a logging highway along Phnom Koulen important
holy place for bouddhist Khmers. Late afternoon return to Siem
Day 6: SIEM REAP
TO PHNOM PENH By Boat. (optional
by plane, car, or bus)
Transfert from your hotel at 6 Am to a speed-boat trip to
Phnom Penh (departure at 7 Am), on the way from the boat,many
scenic views of the Cambodian rural life along the riverbank
. At arrival, private car and guide waiting you and transfer
to the hotel. We start to visit Phnom Penh . Situated at the
confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, the Cambodia's
capital city look like a big village- town where French colonial
influences can still be seen in old buildings restored.
we will start by visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda
. The Palace is a magnificent example of Khmer architecture,
it was built in 1866. You will see the Throne Hall and the Napoleon
III Pavilion. Silver Pagoda is one of the richest shrines in
the world . The floor is made of 5.000 silver tiles. Then, we
visit the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which
is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority are from
the Angkor period (9th to 15th century). Overnight in Phnom Penh.
(See below, optional Angkor-Phnom Penh, by plane, by private
car or public bus)
Visit with car and guide
of Wat Phnom and Wat
then visit of National library in center of Phnompenh ( very beautiful
building in colonial style, large reading room with wall paintings).and start a city tour for shopping at Russian Market
or Central Market. (or optional visit to Choeung Ek
Killing Fields and the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal
crime) , and we will start a Boat trip on Mekong river
to see the sunset . Overnight
in Phnom Penh.
DAY 8: PHNOM
You are free at your own
leisure or additional Sightseeing until departure. Transfer to
International Airport for Flight departure.