Cambodia culture travel 12 days cultural tour
From Phnom Penh
to Angkor in individual (Ref:CAMB-C
Cambodia culture travel
discovery of all the important archeological places
Day 1: arrival at Pnhom Penh. In the
arrival to Phnom Penh, reception at the airport by a member of
our office(desk) and transfer in the hotel in the center of Phnom
Penh. Beginning of the guided tours ( including english speacking
guide, and private Transport). The Pagoda of the Wat Phnom
and the national museum (rich in statues resulting from
Angkor). Sunset by boat in the confluence of Tonlé
Sap and the Mekong.
Day 2: The morning visits of the Royal Palace
and the Silver Pagoda, and departure with guide and
private vehicle for Takeo, on the way visit of the sites
of Tonle Bati, Ta Phrom and Yeay Peau, as
well as Phnom Chisor. At night in simple hotel in Ta
Keo ( Guesthouse).(air conditionned and attach bath)
Day 3: Departure by boat for
Phnom Da, visit of the city of Angkor Borei (the
ancient capital of the Fou Nan). Visit of the Museum and
return to Pnhom Phen. The same hotel.
Day 4: Departure with private car and guide
to Kompong Cham (temple of Vat Nokor) and Kompong
Thom. Free visit at end of afternoon. Night in Kompong
Thom in standard hotel.(air conditionned and attach bath)
Day 5: Departure with guide and private vehicle
for a Discovery of Sambor Prei Kuk's temples, certainly
the most beautiful examples of the art Pré-Angkorien of
the VIIth century. Night in Kompong Thom in simple hotel.
Day 6: Departure in private
vehicle for about 5 hours to arrive in Siem Reap, near
Angkor. At arrival, transfert to hotel and short visit of Siem
reap. At 4.30 PM, we will go on Angkor site for look Angkor Wat
from outside and after go to Phnom Bakhend temple to watch
the sunset on Angkor Wat and others templesl.
Day 7: 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 and private car, 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..
Day 8: Departure with your
guide and private vehicle,day dicated 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
low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time
of Angkor's construction.
Day 9: Departure with your guide and private
vehicle, for the visit of Morning visit of a selection of temples,
including the Royal City of Preah Khan with impressive
sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small circular island,
Ta Som, East Mebon, Preah Rup.
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 sculptures. We will visit Les Chantiers Ecole, a
handicraft center located in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers
Ecole was founded in 1992 and its aim 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 10: Departure with your guide and private vehicle,,
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 unique. We will continue
after by car to a little chain of hills. near Kobal Spien
and continue our journey on foot, approximately 40 minutes walk.
We will discover that the riverbed and the rocks around are covered
with carvings representing the gods of the Hindu religion dating
as the 11th century, its the "thousand Lingas Rivers"
The water runs over the sculptures of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman,
Rama and many Lingas, which were carved in stone in the past
to sanctify the water and Gods.
After this visit, we will go to Banteay Samre, with elaborate
architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a
local village. and visit of Baray Oriental sites, built by
Rajendravarman : Banteay Kdey, Pré Rup, Preasat
Khleang, Mébon Oriental.
Day 11: This morning 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 fishermen's "floating village"
with floatting schools, floatting police station, etc. It is
same as a big village floatting on the lake, and the "village"
move from place to place following water levels and curant.
afternoon, 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 .
Day 12: Depending of your departure time, visit of Siem Reap.'s market. Transfer
at the airport 2h1 / 2 before the departure of your plane
per person in US dollars base room twin bed
( above 5 persons contact
charms hotels and 5 stars hotels on demand
include: The plane Phnom
Penh-Siem Reap. All the transfers and the indicated transport,
in car or minibus following the number of persons. All the hotels
indicated with inclusive breakfast. The english-speaking guides
such as indicated. The entrances of temples and pagodae in Phnom
Penh and in Angkor.
don't include: The meals
of lunch and diner, and, the airport taxes. The not indicated
visits. The insurances and The taxes photo or video.
Note Tours in hotel 3 and 4 stars: (for the
persons who wish a circuit in hotel 3 or 4 stars, the hotels
in Ta Keo and in Kompong Thom are simple hotel, (no 3 and 4 stars
hotels in these cities).