Private Tour- Booking Code: INSCAM
A comprehensive look into Cambodia including Koh Kong, Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap and the amazing Angkor Temples.
Day 1: Arrival-Phnom Penh-4 River Floating Lodge (Koh Kong) (///)
Arrive at Phnom Penh where you will be met by your local English speaking guide for your transfer directly to 4 River Floating Lodge in Koh Kong Province and overnight at 4 River Floating Lodge. Check in boat times: 02pm & 05pm Check out boat times: 08am & 12pm.
Day 2: 4 River Floating Lodge (Koh Kong) (B//)
Today is your free day or take optional tours there (own expenses) and overnight at 4 River Floating Lodge.
*Tatai Waterfall by boat (every second day)
*Lost in the mangrove (every second day)
*Sunset Cruise (every evening)
*Dawn Jungle trek
*A Walk into the Khmers ‘life.
Day 3: 4 River Floating Lodge (Koh Kong)-Phnom Penh (B//)
After breakfast, morning is your free time till 12pm our driver will pick you up from the embarking point and transfer to check in your hotel and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 4: Phnom Penh (B/L/)
After breakfast at hotel, visit to the Independent Monument, the Royal Palace built by King Norodom in 1866 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. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. Also, visit the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city. Enjoy a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then in the afternoon visit 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). Then drive a short distance to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Note: Some exhibits are graphic and may cause distress to some people. Afterwards stop for a visit and perhaps some shopping at the famous Russian Market and overnight in Phnom Penh. Note: Proper attire must be worn (no sleeveless tops or shorts) when visiting Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda.
Day 5: Phnom Penh-Battambang (B//)
After breakfast at hotel, we depart by land towards to Battambang Province and on the way we’ll make a stop to visit the Capital of Cambodia between 1618 & 1866 Phnom Udong, about an hour west of Phnom Penh, just off Route # 5, lay the hills of the abandoned royal city. Several temples, stupas and other structures cover three hills. The walk up the hill provides an excellent countryside view. Next, visit the Local Pottery making in Kampong Chhnang Province. On arrival at Battambang check in your hotel and this afternoon, we explore the charming city of Battambang where you can watch the Elegant Houses in the French-colonial style along the river and the Phnom Sampeau, meaning “Ship Hill” in Khmer, due to its distinctive shape, and one of the few hills standing out in this otherwise pancake-flat plain and your visit at Phnom Sampeau will last until dusk – a time when millions of bats emerge from a cave and create patterns as they fly in tandem across the sky – a nightly spectacular show of nature. Overnight in Battambang.
Day 6: Battambang-Siem Reap (B//)
After breakfast at hotel, we head to the Bamboo Train station. The “train” itself is very basic: one bamboo platform on four wheels, activated by a small motor. Sitting on the train, guests will travel about 5km through a beautiful landscape. Next, we visit to Phnom Banan Mountain. Phnom Banan is a mountaintop, mid-11th century Angkorian-era ruin consisting of five prasats (towers) arranged in the quincunx (five-pointed) form reminiscent of Angkor Wat. Several lintel carvings are in good condition. The mountaintop is a peaceful location with a sweeping view of the surrounding area. Along the way make a stop at Prasat Phnom Banan Winery, Cambodia’s only commercial winery. Here there is opportunity for wine tasting that includes a red wine that is a blend of cabernet and Shiraz, a brandy and ginger juice. Afternoon, we depart Battambang to Siem Reap and on arrival check in your hotel.
Day 7: Siem Reap (B//D)
A day of relaxed Countryside Cycling on the way to Chreav Village: After being collected from your hotel, transfer to the start point, where you will be fitted with locally hired bikes (quality touring bikes) for a leisurely cycle through quieter country lanes and passages Khmer house and Plantation field till return back to your hotel. Afternoon, visit to the Angkor National Museum for an hour’s walk around this interactive insight into the history behind Angkor then continue on to the Angkor Silk Farm for a tour to see how this amazing material is created all the way from silk production to weaving. Next, visit the ‘Old Market‘ to see the variety of stalls and products. Then on for dinner of traditional Khmer food and an Apsara Dance show of traditional Cambodian dance at Por Cousin Restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap (B/L/)
After breakfast, your guide will collect you from your hotel to begin with Angkor Thom entering via the South Gate. Then visit the Bayon complex including Phimean Akas Temple, the Elephant & Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace and Ta Promh Temple. Enjoy a break for lunch at a restaurant set in a garden setting close to the temples (Batchum Khmer Kitchen restaurant). Then continue to visit Angkor Wat, the jewel in the crown of Angkor till Sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap-Departure (B//)
After breakfast, at leisure until the transfer to Siem Reap airport for your departure.