Travel to the capital Phnom Penh and the old Siem Reap, understand its long and dark history, sight-see its museums, and explore Angkor to catch a glimpse of the great empire.
Arrival in Phnom Penh
Our staff will warmly pick you up at Phnom Penh airport and take you to check-in at the hotel.
Our first destination will be the National Museum of Cambodia. Its buildings are influenced by the traditional Khmer architecture and feature a number of the finest Khmer sculptures and displays. Trace the authentic Cambodian history at the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which are very well-known for its gleaming silver floor. Also, our group will enjoy a visit at Wat Phnom, the only temple in Phnom Penh located on the small hill before going back to the hotel.
Dark History – Travel to Siem Reap by Public Bus
After breakfast and checkout, we will take you around Phnom Penh to understand more about the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge regime. Our first visit will be at Choeung Ek Memorial, where the museum will display more than 5,000 human skulls of the Khmer Rouge victims. Then we head to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which displays more than 6,000 prisoners’ photographs and their confession files.
After finishing the trip in Phnom Penh, it takes you around 6 hours to go to Siem Reap by bus guided by our staff. Enjoy your stay at leisure after you check-in at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom
Start your day with tasty breakfast at the hotel and visit the Angkor Thom, the ancient capital city of Khmer empire, where features the Bayon Temple, attracting people by its 54 stone towers carved with smiling faces of Avalokitesvara, the South Gate with 108 large mythological statues lining up along the way to it, the Elephants Terrace, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Now, it’s time for the most well-known one: the Angkor Wat. This Hindu-Buddhist temple is the biggest religious place on the planet which covers the area of 400 acres, so it became a World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO. We must completely finish our trip today at the top of Pre Rup Temple to relax and appreciate the astonishing view of sunset before returning to our hotel at night.
Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm Temple
Start your lively morning with a flavorful meal. Head to Banteay Srei or the lady temple, and Banteay Samre which is one of the most interesting proportioned temples.
Then, it’s time to travel to Prasat Kravan, a Hindu temple with 5 brick towers, Srah Srang that is an ancient reservoir once used for royal bathing, and Banteay Kdei, a temple with several complex passages and chambers.
Head to one of the famous Khmer highlights, Ta Prohm or Tomb Raider Temple, then Neak Pean, a tiny temple located in the center of a pond, and Preah Khan which is one of the temples in Angkor Archaeological Park.
Tonle Sap, the Fresh-Water Lake – Departure
Once you finished your wonderful breakfast and did the check out, it’s time to visit the biggest fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap Lake at Kampong Phluk Village, where we can enjoy a magnificent boat ride and sight-see around fishermen’s floating village.
After finishing this memorable trip, our staff will transfer you to Siem Reap airport for your safe flight to your next destination.
Siam Luxe Highlights
- Phnom Penh
- National Museum of Cambodia
- Cambodia Dark History
- Siem Reap
- Angkor Thom
- Angkor Wat
- Banteay Srei, the Lady Temple
- Ta Prohm Temple
- Tonla Sap, Freshwater Lake
- Kampong Phluk Village
4 nights in 3.5 & 4-star hotels
Private Car/Minibus, Public Bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Boat in Tonle Sap
English Speaking Tour Guide (5 Days)
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Prices shown are per person and based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. They are inclusive of service charge, local and government taxes and non-commissionable. Bookings are confirmed on the receipt of your deposits. The final payment for your vacation is due 30 days prior to arrival.