Cambodia Overview: 6Ds 5Ns (AGAT009)

Cambodia Overview: 6Ds 5Ns (AGAT009)

Cambodia Overview: 6 days / 5 nights (agat009)

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh
Upon arrives at Phnom Penh international airport, Angkor Grand Adventure Tours' team meets and greets guests, then transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. Private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to royal family and are therefore very close to public. At northern area of palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, most sacred temple in the country. We climb up a small hill to visit legendary Wat Phnom and catch a fantastic view over the surrounding areas.
Overnight : Hotel
Meal : -

Day 2: Phnom Penh city
Today we continue seeing this delightful city with the National Museum, which is exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th century, but some date from as early as the 4th century, next stop is lively city open market 'Russian market', bustling trading center and see plenty of local handicrafts and artifacts. And then a painful bloody rule of a Khmer Rouge still can be seen at genocidal museum of Tuol Sleng (Prison Museum), and notorious ’Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek. Overnight: Hotel
Meal : Breakfast

Day 3: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap/ Angkor temples
The following destination of our trip will be Siem Reap via a short flight from Phnom Penh.
On arrival you are greeted by our guide and transferred to hotel. This tranquil town is our base for exploring the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which was the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD.
Upon leaving Siem Reap Town we set off on a short drive to the archeological area and spend our time to visit the most striking structures. They are the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.
Overnight : Siem Reap
Meal : Breakfast

Day 4: Siem Reap/ Angkor temples
The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore the well known Ta Prohm and some nearby temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. They almost belong to the small circuit according to the archaeologists’ division. Upon leaving this area we visit various famous temples of the grand circuit such as Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup. We round off our exciting day with a walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill to admire the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments.
Overnight : Siem Reap
Meal : Breakfast

Day 5: Siem Reap/ Angkor temples
Heading out of town we drive beyond the Angkor Complex through the Preah Dark village to the intricately carved and well preserved Banteay Srei Temple. We stroll around this beautiful landmark which was designed to leave no space undecorated. The roads begin to deteriorate but it is still fascinating to drive past the rolling mountain scenery towards Kbal Spean. This interesting site locally named the river of 1000 Lingars, has been largely reclaimed by the jungle; however it involves a walk to catch a view over its riverbed carvings.
The next stop is Banteay Samre which is adorned with striking relief depicting the scenes of Vishunu and Krishna legends. Today we also have a chance to explore the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group.
Overnight : Siem Reap
Meal : Breakfast

Day 6: Siem Reap Departure
The temple exploration is not only activity in Siem Reap. We visit the famous Tonle Sap Lake on a boat trip out. This shallow lake boats the largest natural fresh water body in Southeast Asia and flows into the Tonle Sap River which joins the Mekong River in Phnom Penh. The traditional boat navigates along a small river towards the grotesque lake, giving us a chance to explore floating village, local life style, friendly children in small boats and fishermen pulling in morning catch close up. This excursion is all depending on your departure time.
Transfers to Siem Reap Airport for departure.

- Price: USD 505 per person, based on 2 pax or more

Inclusions:
•    Hotel accommodations standard 3-Star hotel including daily breakfast
•    English speaking tour guide
•    Transfers: airport/hotel/airport
•    Transportation with A/C
•    Meals (Lunches, buffet dinner with Apsara dance)
•    All transfers-airport/hotel/airport
•    Boat-tours on Tonle Sap Lake - the Largest Lake in Sout East Asia.
•    Cold bottle of water
Exclusions:
•    Temple entrance fee
•    Meals
•    Gratuities for driver and guide…etc
•    Domestic flight Pnh-Rep

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