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Tour Overview

Highlighted by the beach, this 10-day Cambodia vacation from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh will take you to visit the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, and cruise on the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia before relaxing on Cambodia's southern coastline. Enjoy Cambodia's freshest crabs, see Cambodia's only salt pan, and taste special peppers. In addition, the rickshaw will take you to explore the main attractions of Phnom Penh such as the Independent Monument, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Admire the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat and explore lesser-known stunning temples such as Ta Prohm Temple.
  • Take a rickshaw ride along the dazzling Cambodian capital and gain an insight into the Khmer Rouge's dark past.
  • Hop on a canoe through the beautiful mangrove forest of Tonle Sap Lake and visit the peaceful floating villages.
  • Enjoy a relaxing time at a famous seaside resort in Cambodia - Kep.
  • Experience a wide variety of entertainment on a beach vacation in the south - sunbathing, swimming, diving, and jungle safaris.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Meet your guide at the airport and proceed to your hotel for check-in. Have a good rest at the hotel or enjoy your free time exploring this vibrant city at your own pace.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  2. Today is the day to explore Angkor Remain. First, you'll be guided to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where you'll see four giant faces. Bayon Temple, the heart of Angkor Thom, is where you can find the famous carving of the "Khmer Smile". Follow a 200-meter walkway to Baphuon Temple. Standing at the top, you can enjoy the surrounding verdant landscape and the classic reflection of Angkor's historic site on the water. Then visit Phimeanaksa, Terrace of the Elephants, and Terrace of the Leper King.

    Angkor Wat Bayon Temple
    Bayon Temple

    Conclude your morning tour at Ta Prohm Temple, which offers a spectacle of huge tree roots entwining the temple building.

    After lunch, take on a tour of Angkor Wat, the heart of the Angkor complex. Known as the National Treasure of Cambodia, it is the largest religious monument in the world and the earliest Khmer-style architecture in Cambodia. Visitors can see huge stone carvings and exquisite reliefs everywhere, and gain an insight into its history and legends. Don't miss the spectacular sunset at Pre Rup Temple.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  3. Today, you will travel to the countryside to experience a bullock cart adventure and visit the local vegetable gardens and vast rice fields. Sample fresh coconut milk and a variety of tropical fruits. Followed by tasting different flavors of Liqueur at the Cambodian Liqueur workshop is to visit various exquisite handicraft and silk products at the best Angkor wood/stone carving center. Finally, wander around the old local market.

    In the afternoon, head to Kompong Phluk, the largest floating village in the region, where we have a leisurely boat trip to catch a glimpse of the daily life of the locals on the water. Continue your trip on a canoe through the beautiful mangrove forest where you have the opportunity to see water birds. Then return to the regular boat for a tour of Tonle Sap Lake. After a delicious dinner at Grill Wine Café, move on to watch the unique Phare Cambodia Circus show.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

    Cambodia Kompong Phluk Floating Village
    Kompong Phluk Floating Village

  4. After breakfast, pack your luggage and say goodbye to Siem Reap. Your driver will escort you to the airport at the appointed time for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, your local guide will transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

    After a short rest, drive to Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, once a concentration camp during the Khmer Rouge regime. There is a stupa, housing skulls excavated from tombs in memory of innocent souls. A visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum will give you further insight into the brutal past of the Khmer Rouge.

    Phnom Penh Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
    Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

    Finally, go to the Russian Market for a stroll. It is the largest tourist souvenir market in Phnom Penh, selling Cambodian silks and small handicrafts at low prices.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  5. The first activity of the day is to experience the rickshaw and see the various French colonial buildings along the way. Independent Monument is the first attraction we visited today. It was built in memory of Cambodia's liberation from French colonial rule. Then proceed to the Central Market, a French-style indoor market selling a wide variety of goods, from handicrafts and daily necessities to fresh food. End your morning tour at the dazzling Royal Palace, a complex of traditional Khmer architectural style and religious colors, completed with splendid minarets. Silver Pagoda, reached from the south gate of the Royal Palace, is a stunning Buddhist temple known for its thousands of silver bricks.

    Royal Palace Phnom Penh
    Splendid Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

    In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the National Museum of Cambodia. It combines traditional Khmer architecture with French colonial style, with its herringbone roof and carved doors. Here you can see artifacts from different periods of the Angkor dynasty, including stone, bronze, porcelain, and wood. The next one is Wat Phnom, a tranquil, 30-meter-high temple filled with Khmer-style relief sculptures.

    Enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers at approximately 4:30 pm, savoring a welcome cocktail and taking in the stunning sunset views. Your dinner will be served on board. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  6. After breakfast, drive about 3.5 hours to Kep, Cambodia's famous beach resort mecca. Upon arrival, relax at the hotel or take a walk along the beach and catch the beautiful sunset.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Kep

  7. Depart in the morning for Crab Market, a market whose atmosphere is always bustling from morning to night, offering the freshest crab and seafood in Cambodia. Then drive to see Cambodia's only salt pan. Next, drive past the rice fields to Phnom Chhnork, a limestone cave that houses a small, seventh-century brick temple.

    Cambodia Kampot Salt Pan
    Kampot Salt Pan

    Afterwards, have a special pepper tasting before you begin your wonderful tour around Sothy's Pepper Farm. Learn about the entire process of growing, drying, and processing peppers and the interesting stories of peppers throughout Cambodia. If you're interested, you can also visit a durian plantation.

    After the visit, drive back to Kep for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Kep

  8. Your guide picks you up at your hotel at the appointed time in the morning, then heads to the dock for a 45-minute boat ride to Rabbit Island, a peaceful beach island with swaying palm trees and sun loungers. Enjoy free time - sunbathing, swimming, and short hikes to discover the island's exotic plants. Specialty dishes fried crab with red pepper and grilled fish will be served as your lunch. Sail back to Kep in the late afternoon.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Kep

    Rabbit Island Kep Cambodia
    Rabbit Island

  9. Enjoy some free time in the morning. If interested, head to Crab Market for fresh seafood tasting. Boiled Crab with Kampot Pepper Lime Sauce is quite recommended (at your own expense). Afterwards, your guide and driver will transfer you to Phnom Penh.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  10. Enjoy a bumper breakfast in your hotel. After checking out, your driver will escort you 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;
  • Hotels & meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned;
  • Private boat excursion/canoe as listed;
  • All sightseeing & activities as mentioned;
  • Flight ticket from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh;
  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

Price Excludes

  • International flights;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as telephone, drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.

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