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Tour Overview

Explore the best of Cambodia, with the discovery of the prosperous present and the devastating past. This 5-day Cambodia tour begins in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, and will take you to explore many of the spectacular colonial buildings; Travel north to Siem Reap to visit the world wonder - Angkor Wat complex; Take a boat trip to southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake to learn about the daily life of locals in floating villages; Watch the whole process of silk weaving at the original place in Cambodia.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Stroll along the lush tree-lined boulevards, admiring the splendid Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda.
  • Get an insight into the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge during the visits to Killing Fields.
  • Marvel at the grand monument of the Angkor Wat complex and capture the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
  • Enjoy an authentic Cambodian dinner with a wonderful Apsara Dance Show.
  • Take a cruise to Tonle Sap Lake to immerse yourself in the bustle of local life in floating villages.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to join our 5-day tour of Cambodia! When you land in Phnom Penh, you're instantly captivated by its lush tree-lined boulevards, colonial buildings, and orange-robed monks.

    Once you check in, your guide will take you to the Royal Palace, a complex of traditional Khmer architectural style and religious colors, completed with splendid minarets. Step to the Silver Pagoda. Made of more than five thousand Silver bricks, it is one of the five most famous pagodas in the world.

    Cambodia Royal Palace
    Royal Palace

    Then visit the Independence Monument, which commemorates Cambodia's liberation from French colonial rule. Take a historical exploration of the National Museum, where you can see artifacts and sculptures from the Angkor Dynasty that will help you on your subsequent visit to Angkor Wat. Walk through a riverside park and enjoy the evening breeze.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  2. Our first stop is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school that was used as a prison camp during the Khmer Rouge era. You can see all kinds of torture tools, photos, and cultural and historical materials here, silently telling a tragic history.

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

    Forget Cambodia's brutal past and refresh yourself by shopping at the Russian Market. It is the largest tourist souvenir market in Phnom Penh, selling Cambodian silks and small handicrafts at low prices. Enjoy the sunset by boat at “Four Arms Bay”. After 5:00 p.m., you're free to explore Phnom Penh's nightlife.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  3. Take the morning flight to Siem Reap. Start our Angkor Wat tour with Ta Prohm. It provides visitors with a spectacle of huge tree roots entwining the temple building. Continue our visit to Prasat Kravan, a Hindu temple featuring various styles of brick carvings.

    Angkor Wat Ta Prohm Temple
    Ta Prohm Temple

    The next stop is Srah Srang, which used to be the place where bathing rituals were held. Banteay Srei is famous for its exquisite relief and gorgeous colors. Then we went to visit Wat Bo, one of Siem Reap's oldest temples, to discover perfect gardens and stunning Khmer architecture. In the evening, enjoy dinner with a wonderful Apsara Dance Show.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  4. Get up early to photograph the magnificent sunrise at Angkor Wat. Today we will continue to explore the ruins of Angkor Wat by bicycle.

    First, you'll be guided to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where you'll see the exquisite bas-reliefs. Bayon Temple, the heart of Angkor Thom, is where you'll find the famous carving of the Khmer Smile. Follow a 200-meter walkway to Baphuon Temple. Standing at the top, visitors can enjoy the surrounding verdant landscape and the classic reflection of Angkor's historic site on the water.

    Angkor Wat Bayon Temple
    Bayon Temple

    Then visit the Royal Land, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. Relax with a one-hour foot massage after you've completed all your visits. If you're interested, spend the evening in the bars of the Angkor Night Market.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  5. After breakfast, take a cruise to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater Lake in Southeast Asia. Like a giant emerald inlaid in the heart of Cambodia, it is the "lake of life" for the Cambodian people. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of local life in floating villages.

    Mangrove forests on Tonle Sap Lake
    Take a boat on Tonle Sap Lake

    After that, we will visit Puok, where you will see the complete process of silk production, as well as the weaving process. Then you will be escorted to the airport for your flight home!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private vehicles with good air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 4 nights' accommodation & meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned;
  • Internal Flight: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap;
  • Bottled water on the coach.

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