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Day 1 - Welcome to Cambodia！
សួស្ដី Sua s'dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Your private guide will meet with you at airport and take you to hotel for check in. In your free time in the afternoon, strolling the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city.
Day 2 - Learn the Modern History of Cambodia
Today a fullday city tour introduces you to the sights of Phnom Penh, a city that lies near the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers.It remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles and successes.You will be transferred to Royal Palace, and visit the Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom. Have lunch at local restaurant before a visit to Tuol Sleng Prison Museum，a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here.The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which tells the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge.The Choeung Ek Memorial，home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields.This was the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng, and standing in this peaceful setting it's almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area.
Day 3 - Stroll around the Idyllic streets of Battambang
Morning departure from Phnom Penh to Battambang by private transfer (about 5-6 hrs), enroute, you will stop at Phnom Oudong, the ancient Cambodian capital during the latter stages of the Khmer Empire and crowning site of many past kings. Consisting of a series of stupas atop a large hill, there are outstanding views across the surrounding plains below. Phnom Oudong was bombed and desecrated by the Americans and then the Khmer Rouge, but still possesses a beauty that no war has been able to steal from it. Then stop at Kompong Loung to visit the village of goldsmiths along the Tonle Sap, manufacturing souvenir center stopping.Continue to Pursat Province, famous for its marble stone carvings. You will also taking the time to stop at a pottery village in Kompang Chhnang before arrive at Battambang. Upon Arrival Battambang, check into the hotel, and free time for you.
Day 4 - Full Day Explore Battambang
Today you will discover the city of Battambang, a charming big city where you can watch the elegant houses in the French colonial style along the river. You then visit the Provincial Museum and the pagoda before heading to the 11th century temple of Wat Ek Phnom.
You will pass through traditional villages along the route where you can attend the manufacture of family rice cakes and contacting people about their daily lives. Afternoon, we drive an hour's ride to the hill of Phnom Bannon (337 steps) and its temple, Prasat Bannon, 7th century, which stands atop mountain that reach by a long staircase. From there, you can also admire the beautiful scenic landscape of villages, plains, pagodas. We drive to the Bamboo Railway Station. The Bamboo Train has been set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. The train in itself is very basic – one platform on 4 wheels activated by a small motor. Sitting on the platform we travel the 8km to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice paddies. On arrival, you will visit a village and discover the daily life of the Cambodian countryside. You will also visit a workshop which is specialized in wooden sculpture.
Day 5 - Classic Cruise on Tonle Sap Lake
After breakfast in hotel of Battambang, make a classic journey by scheduled boat across the Tonle Sap Lake (approximately 7 hours), taking in the magnificent views, scattering of fishermen and local people living atop their floating villages. After arrive at Siem Reap, check in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.
Between April and August, when water levels are typically at their lowest, we are unable to travel by boat and instead make this journey by private car. So that our Intrepid travellers at this time don't miss out on the Tonle Sap experience, we instead include a boat tour of Tonle Sap from Siem Reap.
Day 6 - Full Day Temple-hopping Tour in Angkor
This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in Siem Reap to begin your unforgettable Angkor Wat Tour. You will be transferred by private car to the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.Your tour will include visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Angkor Period (AD 802-1432). Visit the breathtaking Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex with over 200 giant faces carved into its 54 towers. The temple was designed to represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire and it still carries a completely majestic atmosphere. You will also visit Baphuon Temple,Phimeanakas Temple,the Terrace of the Elephant,the Terrace of the Leper King,and Royal Palace Temple.
In the afternoon, you will visit Angkor Wat Temple, one of the seven wonders of the world. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. View sunset at Phnom Bakheng before heading back to your accommodation.
Day 7 - Banteay Srei & Ta Prohm temple
If you want, you can take the early morning trip witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area, you also have the chance for a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. After the sunrise tour, breakfast either at hotel or take away is available.
Start the day by visiting Banteay Srei Temples, nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving.Continue to visit Banteay Samre, Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
Have lunch at a local restaurant for exotic cuisine.Ta Prohm temple and Banteay Kdey are your next stops before some leisure time in the late afternoon.
If you feel like some adventure, maybe do the Angkor zip-line course in this afternoon, which gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful rainforest – and an adrenaline rush, of course. You could get to the heart of Cambodia through its food with a cooking class, where you’ll whip up a 3-course gourmet meal, get to experience local village life, and, best of all, eat your culinary creations.
Day 8 - Drive toward Anlong Veng & Visit Preah Viear
This morning, we will drive toward Anlong Veng, it's known as Khmer Rouge Cultural Site, the last stronghold of Khmer Rouge leaders. We will visit the house that once was owned by former Khmer Rouge Commander Ta Mok (1979 â€" 1997) some remaining statues describe the way the rebels lived and how they arranged their troops during their bloody struggle again the government. We will take a half an hour to walk to a pile of tires which is believed to be the funeral pyre and burial site of Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge. Then we continue to Preah Vihear by new branch road. If time permits, we will drive up Preah Viear Mountain to observe the sunset over the ancient land of Khmer empire.
Day 9 - Morning Sunrise & Head to Kompong Thom
Early morning we wake up early for sunrise, and then we continue to Kompong Thom. Then you will go to the archeological sight of Sambor Prei Kuk, which is dotted with hundred Pre-Angkor styled temples. The site, part of the Chenla Kingdom, includes an area of nearly 1000 acres enclosed by double walls, and hundreds temples and towers; its construction predates Angkor Wat by several centuries. The road conditions are very poor, but the spectacular scenery, with a mixture of temples and forest makes the hardship all worthwhile for your real experience Cambodia tour.Upon arrival at Kompong Thom, check in to hotel and relaxe.
Day 10 - Back to Phnom Penh
After breakfast, we will escort you to Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia via Kampong Cham province, stop on the visit a local village and check out fried spiders, a famous local delicacy. Afternoon continue to visit the temple of Kuk Hak Nokor. On arrival check in at Hotel and stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 11 - Explore Kep’s Oceanfront
This morning you will leave Phnom Penh and head south to visit Tonle Bati where you can explore the small yet picturesque Angkorian temple of Ta Prohm. On the banks of the nearby river are a line of bamboo shacks with hammocks, a great place for a relaxing drink. We will get on our car to the quiet town of Takeo before taking a short boat trip to Angkor Borei Town, located just a few kilometer navigation from the Vietnam border. There is a small museum which displays several reproductions of sculptures from the nearby ruins and few artifacts dating as far back as the 4th century. After this, we continue our boat trip to visit a pre-Angkorian style temple of Phnom Da and a nearby temple of Asram Maharosei. The steepy path over some big rocks makes Asram Maharosei different from other temples in Cambodia, definitely a piece of unusual memory for your Cambodia tours. You then continue southwards following the picturesque drive to Kampot. The southern coast of Cambodia, edging the border with Vietnam, once served as a glamorous seaside resort for the French in the early 1900s. Check in upon arrival and free exploration afterwards.
Day 12 - Rabbit Island & BBQ Lunch
This morning, your tour guide will transfer you to visit Caves of Kampong Trach, Kampong Trach town is small and relatively uninteresting. The area's main attraction is a series of limestone caves and tubes that have been carved.into a nearby mountain. The roof of a large cave in the center of a mountain has collapsed, making a small, enclosed jungle. Pagodas and shrines have been built amongst the caves, providing for some excellent photo possibilities. Bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes.
Then back to Kep city and take a bout cruise 30mn to Rabbit Island, White sand beaches and coconut trees. Relatively clear water. Snorkel around the rocks. No coral but lots of fish.
Enjoy your swimming and BBQ Lunch on Island.In the late afternoon return back to Hotel.
Day 13 - Visit Bokor National Park & Overnight in Sihanouk Ville
Today you visit Bokor National Park where you will drive up the winding 35km road through lush jungle scenery to the cooler summit hill station. The Bokor Hill Station was originally developed as a playground for the colonial and Khmer elite in the early 20th century, it’s cooler climate and lush scenery provided a welcome relief from the lowland heat. However, as with much of Cambodia, Bokor’s fortunes changed with the rise of the Khmer Rouge, the area saw heavy fighting and today many of the buildings are pock-marked and shattered from heavy machine gun and rocket fire. The ghostly remains have a unique ambiance and can be especially eerie when the clouds descend and the fog drifts in and out. On the way back to Kampot you will call in to a durian plantation (the smelly spiky fruit this area is renown for).
We then travel by roads along the southern coast towards Sihanouk Ville, which has long been a place of relaxation for Cambodians.
Day 14 - Free Time in Sihanouk Ville
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area.
Day 15 - Back to Phnom Pehn and Evening Free
This morning you’ll leave the coast and take your private car back to Phnom Penh. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for further exploration, or maybe some last-minute shopping.
Maybe take a walk on the riverfront at the Chatomok, where the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers meet. Perhaps search for an adventurous dinner – in the early evening market stalls set up selling fried cockroaches, spiders, crickets, grasshoppers and other culinary delights.
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Took part in the 14-day Cambodia Aventure with UME & every time someone asks if I enjoyed it, I respond saying that it was more than I expected. The whole 14-days was very organized and I feel that we got a good taste of different parts of Cambodia & saw the culture all around. I was very pleased with our guide, Ryan, who went above and beyond to not only make the 14 days enjoyable, but to get to know his passengers and help whenever needed. Based on this UME adventure and it being my first one, I would definitely consider doing another UME tour in the near future!
I went on the 14 Day Cambodia Adventure with UME in mid July. I didn't have any big expectations of Cambodia, but I had heard from friends that it is a good country to visit. The country and the tour outdid themselves. The country is filled with amazing people who are humble. polite, and happy to educate you on their history and culture. The tour itself was a good mixture of exploring and down time. We went to towns and cities I hadn't thought of researching or visiting when reading up on Cambodia, and I believe that it gave me a better understanding of its people and the culture. Our guide on the trip was Ryan, who did a great job of informing us on what to see in our down time and (more importantly) where to eat. He made an effort to get to know his passengers and include everyone to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere. He was approachable and would answer any questions we had as best as he could. I would highly recommend the tour and will be using UME again in the future.
Thanks to my amazing tour guide for making our Cambodian adventure so memorable, exciting and inspiring. A wonderful educational and adventure packed tour, with great people and great fun!
Trip was better than expected. Too many memories with Seb/daddy to list. His the life of every party, I look back at the memories and just smile. 10/10 tour guide, Seb made my Cambodia experience so good that I recommended the trip to friends who are undertaking it in December 16.
I did the tour of Cambodia and it was such an awesome trip. I didn't know what to expect going there but it's an amazing country and I would definitely go back. the bus about tour was well organized and included some cool activities. Our tour guide Seb was a top bloke and really added to the experience. He had heaps of knowledge on the country and gave good tips on where to eat and what to see!
Seb was awesome on the trip I did through Cambodia and Thailand. He was a great tour guide and made everything run smoothly but he was also a really good mate to hang out with on the trip. Would happily attend any tour he was running in the future.
My time with UME was absolutely wonderful! Not only did I get to meet great people but our guide was wonderful. Ryan Robson was our guide for this tour and he was a delight! He was extremely helpful, knowledgable, and caring. He was there for you whenever you needed him and he was full of fun and positive energy. The tour would not have been the same without him. It truly is a freestyle travel company. You get to choose what you want to do and you have the freedom to decide to do your own thing. I love traveling like this because it gives you the power to decide what works best for you. I really had an amazing time and would highly recommend this company to anyone!
Recently went on a Cambodian adventure tour had an amazing time and saw amazing places , my tour guide Ryan was an absolutely incredible person with an amazing personality hope to cross paths in the future as I have gained a life long friend , Ryan and I's bromance flourished throughout the trip
Once again exceeded expectations. Cannot rate Ryan our guide more highly!
I did a ume tour through Cambodia. The accommodations were STELLAR, and I can comfortably say that based on where I stayed in Asia when I wasn't with ume haha. The food was mostly pretty good except that I did get sick. I can't see that being ume's fault, and is probably either my own weak constitution or sanitary practices as a whole in Cambodia. We saw many amazing sites along the way, and for the most part, I feel everything was well planned. We had an exceptional tour guide who made sure the partiers got to party, the chillers got to chill, and when I had bad news from home, he had me smiling in minutes and made me feel better. AND checked up on me every day after. I could have been miserable because of the heat, food, and sad news, but instead had a fabulous trip. I accredit most of that to Ryan the guide and the excellent people on the trip. And maybe drinking the beer out of the snorkel :p
The tour was great! Our guide (Ryan Robson) was fantastic - he really made it an unforgettable experience. The highlights for me were the Battambang circus, the island cruise, Angkor Wat and my birthday party in Sihanoukville!
Great tour, had such an amazing time seeing the sights of Cambodia!
My partner and myself were on a ume tour of Cambodia in June/July of this year. The tour was very good and the tour guide was exceptional. No detail was left to chance and Ryan was the perfect tour leader. He was pleasant, knowledgeable, and easy going. Nothing was too much trouble. He had everything organised and got everyone getting along with good humour and a willing attitude. A very impressive young man. The tour was excellent, the accommodation, transport and food supplied was excellent value. We had a great bunch of people on tour and it was a real joy. We have many happy memories. I would not hesitate to recommend a ume tour hosted by Ryan Robson to anyone.
I did a tour through Cambodia and the tour was fantastic! It was a great way to connect and meet new people as well as explore unknown places. The tour was better than I expected in that we were really well looked after by our guide but we also had a lot of flexibility to do our own thing if we wanted.
I had a really amazing time with ume travel. The accommodation was better than I expected; and the restaurants suggested had amazing, yet affordable, local foods. There was a great deal of flexibility with regards to activities, though the organised tours were fantastic and I would highly recommend doing all of the optional extras. I met heaps of amazing people, everyone on tour was friendly and open to trying new things. It was a very diverse group of people in terms of nationalities, age, etc. Finally, the tour ran incredibly smoothly thanks to our awesome tour guide. I can't thank him enough for the trip.
Earlier this month my husband and I and our 7-year-old son took a 9-day trip to Cambodia. The planning process was easy and quick and we felt like our trip was set well in advance of our arrival. Arrangement with ume travel is convenient and fuss-free. Both guides were very knowledgeable. We got a lot of historical and cultural information in Genocide Museum and Killing Fields, yet were able to also get some personal details of everyday life of people in Kep sunset cruise. Great experience and full of fun.
We booked a 9-day Cambodia tour and also flight tickets with UME Travel. The whole tour was excellent! My husband and I enjoyed all parts of it. Sunsern, our guide, was very knowledgeable, excellent English speaker, very polite, with good humor and a big smile! He definitely made our trip very pleasant! Both restaurants we visited for lunch were exquisite! Best local food we ever had!
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