6 Days Essence of Cambodia Tour

INT-C-EC06 6 Days Essence of Cambodia Tour

The 6 days essence of Cambodia tour will take you to the best attractions in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, for example, Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap Lake, Silver Pagoda and more.

After your arrival at Siem Reap, take two days to explore the splendid temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. And have a boat out to the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and to the lake village of Kampong Phluck to see its stilt-houses and learn how people adapt to life on the water. After that, transfer to Phnom Penh, a crossroad of Asia’s past and present. To see the Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagodas and other sights in Phnom Penh within one day.

TOUR CODEINT-C-EC06

PLACES VISITEDSiem Reap - Phnom Penh

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom, covering Bayon, Baphuon, Terrace of the Leper King, Terrace of the Elephants, etc.
  • Admire Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.
  • Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to see the unique lifestyle of floating villages.
  • Enjoy a city tour to Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Royal Palace, etc., in Phnom Penh.

At a Glance

Siem Reap(3 nights)

Phnom Penh(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

6 Days Essence of Cambodia Tour

Day 1 Siem Reap Arrival

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Siem Reap! Upon arrival, meet up with the tour guide at Siem Reap International Airport. Then, your will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2 Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat

Meals: B

Today, begin your exploration of the remains of Khmer Empire that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Angkor served as the seat of the empire.

In the morning, tour the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Huge silk-cotton trees and strangler figs grow over, around, and through the ancient stone blocks. The temple would make you feel as if you are in an adventure movie set.

Then, visit Banteay Kdei, a kind of smaller version of Ta Prohm. Continue to Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Palace, Baphuon Temple and Bayon Temple. Bayon sets itself apart with its 200 smiling faces, sure to make you feel welcomed. With winding tunnels, chambers, and climbs, Bayon offers many exciting moments to keep your camera busy.

In the afternoon, head to visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carvings. Spend the afternoon fully exploring the passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the flourishing kingdom.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3 Banteay Srei, Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk

Meals: B

In the morning, head towards the deep jungle to visit Banteay Srei. The temple is carved from red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to elaborate wall carvings, which are well preserved to this day.

After lunch, take a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake - Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll take a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Then, tour Kompong Phluk, the largest village on the lake, to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4 Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Meals: B

After breakfast, drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, taking about 7.5 to 8 hours including the stops to visit some attractions along the way.

En route, you will first stop to visit the Naga Bridge built in the 12th century. It is well reserved and now still used by local people. Second stop will be around lunch time in Kompong Thom town to visit the ruined temples in Sambor Prei Kuk, the ancient capital of the Khmer between the 6th and 7th century. Arrive in Phnom Penh in the afternoon.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 5 Phnom Penh City Highlights

Meals: B

Start the day with a Tuk-tuk ride to visit the Silver Pagoda which is decorated with about 5000 silver tiles on the floor and the Royal Palace where the Khmer royal family lives. After that, tour the National Museum where you can see a large collection of Khmer history, arts and architecture.

In the afternoon, head straight to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to delve into the sad past of Khmer people. Accompanied by the knowledgeable guide, you will see the exhibitions in the museum and then pay a visit to Choueng Ek Memorial, a pagoda constructed out of over 8000 human skulls excavated from the Killing Fields.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 6 Phnom Penh Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Meals: B

Today, enjoy your leisure time untill the guide transfer you to the airport. Hope you have a nice trip home and look forward to traveling with you again!

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Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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