The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work.
- Tour Code: AMDT-10
- Length: 10D / 9N
- From: Siem Reap
- Finish: Hochiminh
The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work.
|Day 1||Visit to the Ganesha which is a boutique shop selling all Cambodian products||L|
|Day 2||Visit the Banteay Samre Temple||B, L|
|Day 3||Exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom City & Bayon||B, L|
|Day 4||Drive on a newly paved road to the most remote and ruin temples of Boeng Mealea||B, L|
|Day 5||Visit to the Silk Farm of Puok||B, L|
|Day 6||Visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum||B, L|
|Day 7||Enjoy the boat cruise along the Mekong River for one hour||B|
|Day 8||Enjoy an hour's cruise down the Lower Mekong River||B, L|
|Day 9||Visit the floating fish farm and the floating village||B, L|
|Day 10||Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River||B, L|
Upon arrival, meets and transfers to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhom temple, drive to southern party of Siem Reap to embark on a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work. Afternoon visit to Angkor National Museum which we can see the artifacts from the every part ofCambodiain the ancient time. Visit to the Ganesha which is a boutique shop selling all Cambodian products and is 100% real fromCambodia.
This morning we visit the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group (Lo Lei, Preah Koh, and Bakhong Temples). Lunch with the local family and then we will continue to drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back to Siem Reap we will visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishnu as well as Krishna legends.
Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.. At 09am come back to hotel for breakfast and rest in the noon to avoid of the heats of the day until 15:00 continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
Heading out of the town, we drive on a newly paved road to the most remote and ruin temples of Boeng Mealea which is a temple located 60 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor Wat and built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Its primary material is sandstone and it is surrounded by moats. The basic layout is three enclosing galleries around a central sanctuary. There is extensive carving of scenes from Hindu mythology, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Causeways have long balustrades formed by bodies of the seven-headed Naga serpent. Smaller in size than Angkor Wat, the king’s main monument, Boeng Mealea nonetheless ranks among the Khmer empire’s larger temples. Continue to Peurng Kumnou carving on the foot of Kulen Mountain and then lunch box will provide in the deep jungle, return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.
Early morning we drive through the countryside to West Baray to view the sunrise, back to hotel for breakfast at 07:00am and visit to "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" a professional training school, was founded to help young Cambodians rediscover traditional handicrafts and give them the opportunity to take part in the rebuilding process their country had undertaken. (Optional for cooking class at Peace Café www.peacafeangkor.org = US$20 per person from 11:00-13:00, your own account). A professional vegetarian cooking class (Recommended dishes: Fresh Spring Rolls, Papaya Salad, Amok, and Black Rice with Mango). We visit to the Silk Farm of Puok, learn the different stages of the complex process of producing handmade silk.
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to pier to take boat to Phnom Penh. The boat will go through floating village of chong kneas, meets and transfer by local guide in Phnom Penh and transfer to hotel for check in. After take a short relax we will visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at hotel, then we will visit Toul Sleng Museum and Killing Field of Cheoung Ek, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime. We will explore the open market of Russian Market called Toul Tompong Market for everywhere for sales.
Late afternoon, we enjoy the Cyclo ride along the Sihanouk BLVD, visit the Independence Monument, and enjoy the boat cruise along the Mekong River for one hour. Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel, free and leisure by your own till time transfer to pier to take boat to Chau Doc. Arrive at Chau Doc around 3.30pm. Pick up and transfer to your chosen hotel. Enjoy an hour's cruise down the Lower Mekong River. In the afternoon, visit Sam Mountain and the cave pagoda. From the summit of the mountain, admire the sunset over the flat rice fields around the Vietnamese-Cambodian border. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Breakfast at hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the floating fish farm and the floating village, the Cham weaving village. Depart for Can Tho via Long Xuyen, visit the insense stick village, the Crocodile farm. Check in on arrival. Free at leisure in the evening. Overnight in Can Tho.
After breakfast, take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then proceed to the Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the liveliest in the region. You will probably have tried Vietnamese vermicelli soup so now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the local people. Learn how to cross a "Monkey Bridge" which is built from a single bamboo. Return to Can Tho for lunch at a local restaurant. Depart for Ho Chi Minh City with stopover at Vinh Vong and My Tho town. Arrive in HCMC at around 5pm. End of services.
|Valid from 1st October 2012 to 30th April 2013|
|3* Hotel||USD 895||USD 780||USD 675||USD 145|
|4* Hotel||USD 1,090||USD 970||USD 865||USD 330|
|5* Hotel||USD 1,465||USD 1,350||USD 1,270||USD 715|
|Valid from 1st May 2012 to 30th September 2012|
|3* Hotel||USD 890||USD 770||USD 665||USD 140|
|4* Hotel||USD 1,040||USD 925||USD 820||USD 290|
|5* Hotel||USD 1,360||USD 1,245||USD 1,105||USD 615|
|City||Mid – range 3*||Superior 4*||Deluxe 5*||Premium 5*|
|Siemreap||City River Hotel||Somadevi Angkor Hotel||Sokha Angkor Hotel||Sokha Angkor Hotel|
|Phnom Penh||Cardamom Hotel||Ohana Hotel||Intercontinental Hotel||Intercontinental Hotel|
|Sihanoukville||White Beach Hotel||Independence Hotel||Sokha Beach Hotel||Sokha Beach Hotel|
|Kep||Veranda Natural Resort||Knai Bang Chatt Hotel||Knai Bang Chatt Hotel||Knai Bang Chatt Hotel|
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