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Tour Overview

The 6-day Cambodia tour is ideal for those who are pressed for time but want to fully appreciate the culture and history of the country. On this adventure, meditate on the horrors of Phnom Penh's killing fields, witness the grandeur of the ancient Angkor Empire, uncover the mysteries of the Bayon Temple, and get an insight into the daily life of Cambodians on a village tour... Its natural beauty combined with its history makes Cambodia a truly attractive destination.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Learn about the brutal history of the Khmer Rouge during the visits to Killing Fields.
  • Explore the stunning Angkor monuments at your own pace and capture the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
  • Receive a temple blessing from a monk who will tie a sacred thread around your wrist and sprinkles holy water on you.
  • Be greeted in a local village to visit rice paddies and enjoy a sunset drink with the host of the family.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, nestled in the Delta between the Mekong and Tonle Sap Lake. Upon arrival, your driver will pick you up and escort you to your hotel during the designated pickup time. Once checked in, you're free to explore, wander the streets, and admire the stunning French colonial architecture.

    In the evening, you are arranged to dine at a riverside restaurant and sample Cambodian specialties.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  2. A full-day city tour will give you a taste of Phnom Penh. Our first stop is the National Museum of Cambodia, which 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. Your guide then takes you to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek to explain the brutal history of the Khmer Rouge period.

    National Museum Cambodia
    National Museum

    If you don't wish to visit these shocking execution sites, you can have an optional visit to Royal Palace, or Wat Phnom - a tranquil, 30-meter-high temple filled with Khmer-style relief sculptures. You can climb to the top of the pagoda to get a commanding view of the city. After all visits, relax at a riverside cafe.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  3. After breakfast, drive 7 hours (including stops) to Siem Reap. We'll stop for lunch at a country restaurant on the way. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. After a short break, have a guide-led walk to an old market where you can find hot sales of all kinds of goods such as silver, silk, cotton, and statues. It's also a foodie paradise, offering cheap and delicious street snacks.

    Phsar Chas Siem Reap
    Siem Reap Old Market

    In the evening, enter a restaurant of your choice for dinner, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to enjoy a traditional shadow puppet show.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  4. Today is the day to explore Angkor Wat, which is the name given to the ancient ruins of Angkor, once the capital of the ancient Khmer Kingdom. Stone carvings are everywhere, especially the relief is the essence, as well as the mysterious and peaceful smiling Buddha statues, very enjoyable to watch.

    Bayon Temple is the main attraction for us, it is the center of the Angkor Thom. Here you can admire the reliefs of many smiling faces and nearly 40 Gothic stupas. Visit one of the ancient temples where you will meet Buddhist monks and experience a unique ritual - a monk ties a sacred thread around your wrist and sprinkles holy water on you, ensuring protection and good luck for the rest of your journey. After that, go to Sala Bai Hotel School for lunch.

    Angkor Wat Bayon Temple
    Bayon Temple

    In the afternoon, move forward to your final destination, Ta Phrom Temple, where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. Over time, the temple was invaded by tropical trees, whose python-like roots penetrated into the building, causing the internal stone towers and walls to collapse. Don't miss the sunset view of the temple.

    Note: Sala Bai Hotel School is closed on public and school holidays, so on those days we will have lunch at another restaurant.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  5. Take a morning tuk-tuk ride to Angkor Wat for a spectacular sunrise - the entire sandstone temple complex is gilded by the morning light (optional). Today's tour will begin at Banteay Srei Temple. It is famous for its gorgeous colors and exquisite reliefs, and is known as " the Gem of Angkorian Art".

    Banteay Srei Temple
    Banteay Srei Temple

    Late in the afternoon, take a guided tour to a village to gain insight into the daily life of Cambodians by hiking through rice fields, visiting traditional stilted houses and drinking with locals.

    In the evening, enjoy a final farewell dinner at a well-selected restaurant.


    Relax with a traditional Khmer massage.

    Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  6. Enjoy some free time at your leisure after breakfast. And then you will be escorted to the airport for your flight home. Wish you a pleasant journey!


    If you would like to stay longer in Cambodia, we will be happy to arrange subsequent tours for you.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private vehicles with good air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 5 nights' accommodation & meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned;
  • Tuk-tuk tour;
  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Phnom Penh and off Siem Reap;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities & any items 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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