Phnom PenhTransfer to accommodation in Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for a tour guide displaying a welcome signboard with the Asia Tour Advisor Logo and your name and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure for own first discoveries in Cambodia's capital. Overnight in former pavilion of the Queen Mother (The villa was built in the 1920's for the Queen Kossamak, mother of Prince Sihanouk. It is only 100 meters from the Royal Palace. The architecture is a combination of Khmer elements with a French colonial style. In the garden located beside the pool or a bar and a restaurant.
Phnom Penh - Toul SlengVisit by the Khmer Rouge, about Toul Sleng.
After breakfast, have a full day sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh, crime scenes are visited by the Khmer Rouge, about Toul Sleng. The old school was used by the communists as the Stone Age, interrogation and torture centre, now home to a documentation of their terrorist regime. After this preparation Killing Fields of Choeung Ek is visited. The afternoon is spent in the PSE (Pour Un sourire d'enfant), an independent charitable organization (NGO) for children living in poverty. Lunch at the Lotus Blanc Restaurant, good Asian and European cuisine, is not included in the price. Subsequently, the school and the training centre can be visited. Crafts in the gift shop, will have produced the children and their mothers offered. In the afternoon, the National Museum is visited. At the centre are fascinating sandstone sculptures from Angkor. Finally there is the Royal Palace. In the tropical landscaped park is the Silver Pagoda, which has its name after more than 5,000 silver tiles in the floor. The pagoda is one of the greatest treasures of the country: a life-Buddha made of gold and diamonds. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh - Silk IslandThe bulk of the product is sold to traders in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast our morning tour begins with a boat ride to Koh roof, which is also known as the Silk Island. There, a small village is visited, where silk-spinning is the main source of income. Here we learn about the weaving techniques as much as about the daily life. The bulk of the product is sold to traders in Phnom Penh. To both parties a purchase in the village is therefore beneficial, the manufacturer and the customer. Lunch in Phnom Penh is not included in the price. After lunch, the origin of Phnom Penh is mostly visited the Wat Phnom. The temple is situated on a beautiful hill and is still visited by many worshipers. The oldest pagoda dates from 1373 and houses four Buddha statues. Before it goes back to the sunset on the water, a stop can be placed on the Russian market, where there is everything possible and impossible to buy. The day ends with a boat ride on the Tonle Sap, which each year the bed changed. The highlight is the dramatic sunset over the river at the royal palace. In the subsequent return trip to the Mekong River takes you through some villages where you experience the fishermen to prepare for the nightly catch. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh - KratieVisit to a river spot where the dolphins gather to feed
After breakfast at the hotel, drive along the Mekong River along the northeast in the lively provincial city of Kampong Cham. Besides the beautiful buildings from the French colonial period, the city offers mainly through its two Proh and Phnom Srei Phnom hill, from where one can enjoy a wonderful view of the central Cambodia. Lunch at a local restaurant is not included. Along the way we keep in Skuon, which is known for its unconventional culinary specialty - the fried tarantulas - including Spider Ville. The route continues over Kratie, a sleepy backwater on the Mekong, with well-preserved buildings from the colonial era, home to a few of the rare freshwater dolphins. Visit to a river spot where the dolphins gather to feed in the afternoon. Stay overnight in Kratie.
Kratie - Kampong ThomReturn to Kampong Cham on a dirt road along the Mekong.
Return to Kampong Cham on a dirt road along the Mekong. Here you cross vast rubber plantations of the colonial era, which today are cultivated again. Inspect the multi-faith temple Wat Nokor from the 11 Century. The construction of sandstone in its courtyard is a few colourful carvings. Stylistic and religious differences between Hindu and Buddhist past, present here are so clear as hardly anywhere else) In the afternoon travel to the holy hills of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female hills. From the top you can look far across the country. Continue to Kampong Thom. Stay overnight in Kampong Thom.
Kampong Thom - Siem ReapVisit to this city an ideal preparation for the temples of Angkor.
In the morning, after breakfast tour of Isanapura was the capital before the Angkor and is now called Sambor Prei Kuk. The oldest temple city in Southeast Asia is a peaceful contrast to the much-visited Angkor. At the same time is a visit to this city an ideal preparation for the temples of Angkor. Lunch, is not included in the tour price. Evening drive on the N6, a historic road from the Angkor period in Kompong Kdei, which span several centuries old bridges over the River. Continuing to Siem Reap. Stay overnight in a Khmer guesthouse, where the stylistic elements of the Khmer and the West to a small piece of art unite. The house is surrounded by a tropical garden with exotic plants. Those who visited the restaurant will note that Cambodia - sandwiched between the culinary giants Thailand and Vietnam - a significant, independent equipped kitchen. Calm, quiet and shady coolness of the plant are in a pleasant contrast to the bustling Siem Reap.
Siem Reap - Ta ProhmDeparture to the Ta Prohm temple in Angkor
Departure to the Ta Prohm temple in Angkor, the temple was abandoned centuries, the jungle and is a symbol of the impermanence of human activity. Early in the morning when few tourists are there, the place is bathed in a magical and mysterious light. Thereafter, the giant pyramid of Takeo is inspected, one of the largest temples of Angkor. The impressive building dating from the 10th Century was never completed. During the morning you continue along to the remains of a bridge that spanned the centuries ago on the River. Lunch is at the hotel. From 2 pm leads the tour in a traditional forest-village with a temple in the 12th Century. Then the north to be visited Banteay Srei, Angkor ultimate art gallery. The small temple is a jewel of Cambodian carving. The name means "strength of the women evidently was the carvers female. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap - Angkor WatVisit of Angkor Thom is on the agenda.
In the morning of the trip leads to Angkor Wat, probably the largest temple in the world. The guide will explain the symbolic language of images and sculptures, as well as the relationship of Hindu mythology and theology of the state of Angkor Wat. In the footsteps of the pilgrims, the trail leads slowly into the interior of the temple. Before the Blessed Sacrament, the stages are increasingly higher in order to indicate that at the end of this pilgrimage is the encounter with God. Lunch is at the hotel. In the afternoon visit of Angkor Thom is on the agenda. The huge fortress surrounded by a walled city is the work of a king from the 12th Century. At the end of the day is the highlight of the visit to the temple of Bayon. 54 towers rise above the massive building, on each of the four faces of Avalokiteshvara, the compassionate Buddha, carved to look down into four directions on the earth. The finale of the day takes place at sunset at Phnom (mountain) Bakheng.
Meals:B, L, D
Siem ReapVisit your new neighbours to say "Hello" and enjoy a cup of palm wine together
After breakfast we will go on to another world. For this 9-day trip, you need only the bare essentials, a few easy things to change, sunscreen and bug spray, personal hygiene items, flashlight, and in no case should you forget your camera. The rest of your luggage is securely stored at the hotel. You will be met by a member of your host family. Already on your trip through rural Cambodia, you get an idea of what you would expect in the coming days.
You will act by your hosts yet but warmly welcomed once in the village. You should be aware of certain rules about which we inform you in advance, however. They are integrated from the first moment in family life. You will cook your own meal on a simple wood fire on a simple stove. Visit your new neighbours to say "Hello" and enjoy a cup of palm wine together. Learn the original firsthand about living in Cambodia. Enjoy nature, the green and yellow of the rice fields, the swaying palm trees. Listen to the silence, the barking of dogs and the laughter of children. They see free-range cows, oxen, chickens, pigs and water buffalo.
After dinner, you go to sleep. There is a simple toilet behind the house, where a simple cold shower possibility of there. You sleep on the floor in the house, on simple mats, pillows and blankets. The cottage is separated into two separate rooms for men and women where you spend the night together with your hosts.
Meals:B, L, D
Siem Reap - West BareyTake a trip to the nearby West Barey
After breakfast, make your own program. Your hosts are open to everything. Feed the Animals, or run them to drink, go fishing or fishing on the nearby Tonle Sap Lake. Take a trip to the nearby West Barey for a refreshing swim afterwards to help the family during field work. After dinner get socializing with a glass of rice wine, with a battery-powered lamp to donate, as there is no electricity yet. Stay overnight in the hut or a hammock outside, if you like it.
Siem ReapTrip to Siem Reap
Enjoy your local breakfast far from the luxury. In the morning time make a tour to the village or take the bike to a nearby pagoda, to bless by a Buddhist monk for the day to leave. Then there will be time to say goodbye. As a foreigner, they are coming and a friend, you're going. With completely new experiences and impressions you continue your journey. After lunch trip to Siem Reap and check in at hotel. Enjoy free time. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem ReapHave free time until transfer to airport for departure.
Have free time until transfer to airport for departure. Finish unforgettable Cambodia Tour with Asia Tour Advisor. Good bye & see you in the next time! AsiaTourAdvisor can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.
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