Private Tour- Booking Code: AACPP7
Visit the Wat Phnom, Independence Monument, Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum, Artisans d’Angkor, Angkor Thom Area, Eastern Baray, Floating Village, Cambodian Cultural Village, Angkor Wat Temple….
Day 1: Arrival-Phnom Penh (/L/D)
Arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport. On arrival your local English speaking guide will meet you for the transfer to visit the Wat Phnom is on the only ‘hill’ in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong River and discovered by Penh, the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Afternoon, visit to the National Museum of Cambodia houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Khmer cultural material including sculpture, ceramics and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian periods, Enjoy 01Hour Sunset Cruise and the Sisowath Quay along the riverfront till dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit to the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum, In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21) and the Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the communist Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975). Afternoon, the Central Market (Phsar Thmei) in Phnom Penh is one of those busy bazaars that are always filled with effervescent crowd from one end to the other. The Central Market (Phsar Thmei) of Phnom Penh stocks everything right from food items to clothes, silverworks and jewelries, the former King Norodom Sihanouk statue and the Independence Monument or Vimean Ekareach – as it is referred to in Khmer, is a majestic structure that dominates Phnom Penh city centre. Independence Monument was primarily erected to mark the liberation of the country from the French who ruled Cambodia for almost a century from 1863 to 1953 till dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 3: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we’ll board a public a/c bus to Siem Reap (Approximately5-6hours). On arrival, our guide will pick you up and transfer to have your lunch before check in your hotel. Late afternoon, visit to Angkor Silk Farm. Our guides will give you more details on the mulberry trees, silkworm farming, cocoon unwinding, preparation of the silk threads, ikat technique (tie-dyeing of the threads) and silk weaving. Next, visit to Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecole where visitors can observe students learning traditional carving and finishing techniques till dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap (B/L/D)
After breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom Area (Angkor Thom Temple South Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Elephants Terrace & Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond). Proceed to visit Ta-Prom Temple. After lunch, continue our journey to Angkor Wat Temple – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century till its beautiful sunset.
Day 5: Siem Reap (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Kbal Spean, which is located 50 km from Siem Reap. It takes about 1h to reach the site and you will spend a moderately easy 45-minute Uphill walk through the woods. Kbal Spean means literally “the head of the river”. This is one of the rivers of 1000 lingas made up of unique Lingas stands chiseled into the riverbed of the Siem Reap River. It was believed that the lingas spiritually fertilized the waters that fed the Eastern Baray and irrigated the rice fields. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon, we turn back to visit Banteay Srei. This is the fabled pink temple of women, so called because it is made of pink sandstone and considered a tribute to the beauty of women. Its small size, delicate carvings and remarkable state of preservation make Banteay Srei one of everyone’s favorite temples. It’s Apsara and male and female divinities represent the most skilled crafts-manship of sand stone carvings till transfer back to your hotel
Day 6: Siem Reap (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, we visit to visit the Floating Village of Chong Khneas. Chong Khneas is the name of famous floating village at the edge of the lake. It locates at Southern part of Siem Reap town about 15 Km, and takes only 30 minutes by vehicles to the boat dock where there are always boats waiting for visitors. You will explore the different of Khmer, Muslim and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets, fisheries, clinics, schools, basketball course, pigsty and other boatloads of tourists, the Khmer Ceramics Centre located on the road to the temples, this ceramics centre is dedicated to reviving the Khmer tradition of pottery, which was an intricate art during the time of Angkor and the Cambodian Cultural Village where is designed to provide tourists with an excellent insight into the life and culture of the Cambodians; their traditions and practices, etc. and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Siem Reap-Departure (B/)
After breakfast at hotel, it’s free on your own leisure till transfer to Siem Reap airport for your departure (driver only). End of services.