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Day 1 - Welcome to Cambodia!

ជំរាបសួរ chôm rab suôr!Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation: The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa

Day 2 - Essential Phnom Pehn

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 PagodaNational 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.

Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom
Choeung Ek Memorial
Choeung Ek Memorial
National Museum of Cambodia
National Museum of Cambodia
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Killing Fields
Killing Fields
Accommodation: The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa

Day 3 - Transfer to 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.

Phnom Oudong
Phnom Oudong
Tonle Sap
Tonle Sap
Battambang
Battambang
Accommodation: Delux Villa

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.

Prasat Bannon
Prasat Bannon
Wat Ek Phnom
Wat Ek Phnom
Bamboo train
Bamboo train
Accommodation: Delux Villa

Day 5 - Transfer to Siem Reap and Visit the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake

Today you will transfer from Battambang to Siem Reap(about 3-4 hrs). You will visit a Khmer village and enjoy view of the rice field and a lots of palm trees with great fresh air.You will also board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia. After check in at hotel,enjoy your free time at leisure.

Tonle Sap
Tonle Sap
Tonle Sap floating villages
Tonle Sap floating villages
Accommodation: Golden Temple Hotel

Day 6 - Exploring the Wondrous Ancient Ruins of 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.

Terrace of the Leper King
Terrace of the Leper King
Phnom Bakheng
Phnom Bakheng
Phimeanakas Temple
Phimeanakas Temple
Terrace of the Elephants
Terrace of the Elephants
Baphuon Temple
Baphuon Temple
Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Accommodation: Golden Temple Hotel

Day 7 - Extraordinary Temples in Angkor

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. 

Banteay Samre
Banteay Samre
Banteay Kdei
Banteay Kdei
Ta Prohm temple
Ta Prohm temple
Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei
Accommodation: Golden Temple Hotel

Day 8 - Departure

Today will be spent at your leisure until you need to leave for your international flights home.

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights in Un-known
  • 2 Nights in Battambang
  • 3 Nights in Siem Reap
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
Room Type:Deluxe Room
Why this Hotel:

Situated directly behind the Royal Palace

10-minute walk from the lively riverfront and Phnom Penh's entertainment area

Two outdoor swimming pools

Delux Villa
Delux Villa
Delux Villa
Delux Villa
Delux Villa
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Authentic wooden house

5-minute walk to the famous Phsar Nath

Battambang Train Station is only a 5-minute drive away

40 sqm spacious superior room

Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Golden Temple Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Less than a 5-minute walk from the Old Market area

15-minute drive from Angkor Wat

Free bicycle rental

36 sqm spacious superior room

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-2 The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
Day3-4 Delux Villa
Day5-7 Golden Temple Hotel

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

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SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

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Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

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Daniel

Went on my first busabout and it was such a great experience, Young enthusiastic tour guide, perfectly planned out route. The transport and accomadation was clean and comfortable and found the value added by busabout really outweighed any means of doing this trip on my own stream. Excellent experience

Trent

Ryan was excellent at his job and catered to all the different types of people on board really well

Paul

My wife and I went in May 2017 to the Cambodia Busabout trip. The whole experience was amazing. It was completely different than I was expecting and Busabout made the whole trip easier to plan.

Wenjie

The trip is everything we wanted, lots of fun and laughters! We really enjoyed it! Our tour guide is really professional, organized, and fun!

David

Fantastic nine days spent with an amazing group travelling through Cambodia to see the hilights. We are mature age and the tour leader and the rest of the group were extremely generous with their time and patients ensuring we were ok all the way along. A special mention to our tour leader Ryan for his great leadership and organisational skills as nothing fazed him. Thanks Ryan, for making this a most memorable trip.

David

I'm pretty sure I just met some of the best people in the world. My belly is full with delicious food, my soul is enriched, my thirst for adventure quenched...I had so many firsts...ate tarantula, cricket, rat...had my feet picked at by fish in tanks, learned a lot about Cambodian culture/history but even more about South African and Australian culture from my new friends, laughed a ton, represented the US in a beer snorkel funneling contest, schooled everyone at Heads Up, showed the natives how to Nae Nae...each day was so much different than the next. I'm sad to be going home but am happy to have had such an amazing trip. I don't know if I "found myself" but I'd like to think I'll take away more than a couple of awesome t-shirts, way too many bracelets and badass pictures. I'm recharged and ready to make 2017 my bitch...exactly what you want out of a vacation. A lot of this was due to our fearless tour leader Ryan Robson. So enthusiastic, fun and considerate. He really went out of his way to make sure everyone was always having a great time, was never left out or uncomfortable- even the less social members of the group. I wish everyone in this world took as much pride in their job as he does.

Ashley

Alvaro was the greatest trip leader I have ever had He was so passionate, knowledgable and fun!!! He's now a very dear friend.

Leszek

Tour was well organised, all in time (Cambodia time as our tour guide Will was saying). A lot of free time to do own staff or you could choose to do group activities suggested by Will. He knows where to go. We ate Tarantulas, snakes, rats and just normal Cambodian food-ha ha. Good hotels, some with swimming pools, but always comfortable and clean. Tour guide Will was always happy to help.

Andrea

Had an absolute blast in Cambodia with Alvaro! He taught us so much about the history and culture, and showed us around to all the amazing local food places. He even went out of his way to make sure I got my ring back when I lost it in a hotel! he honestly made Cambodia such a great experience for my group.

Rima

Alvaro was THE BEST tour guide I've ever travelled with. He was very knowledgeable and was ready to help whenever it was needed. I want to go back to Asia just to travel with him again!

Cassandra

Traveling to Cambodia was not something I thought I'd be doing this year... or ever really. I always pictured myself in North America or Europe or all inclusive beach resorts... From the moment I met Alvaro and he introduced himself I knew I was in good care and this was going to be one amazing trip. I fell in love with Cambodia with my group and with my tour guide! Everything was so meticulously organized and the knowledge he had allowed him to answer ANY of our questions. We felt so comfortable with him we knew he would only recommend the best places and every time they were not a let down. My partner and I found ourselves in a heartbreaking situation - the ring I had purchased her for her birthday had been left behind in our first hotel. Alvaro, without hesitation, came up with ideas, made calls and arrangements and had organized for the ring to be sent from the hotel all the way across the country to a bus terminal on our last stop. It was there! It was the right one! We are forever grateful to him for this. Nothing was a challenge or too hard for him, no one was too difficult - he took everything in his stride, always remained calm and always knew how to get the party started! If Bus a Bout brought in a new round the world tour and Alvaro was the leader - I would sign up straight away (or I'd have to contract him privately!) I can safely say Alvaro is the best tour guide I've ever had and now friend. Whenever he is in Sydney, we always meet up!

Olivia

My busabout cambodia trip was even more amazing than i expected, the transport and hotels were amazing. The places we went to eat were not only delicious but were contributing to community development projects. The best part of the tour was our AMAZING tour guide, Alvaro. He went above an beyond to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. He had amazing knowledge of the areas we travelled to, the history and culture. He took great care of me when i was sick. I will be eager to book another busabout tour with him.

Brian C

My wife and I arrived in Phnom Penh on February with ume travel. We had emailed back and forth and Aileen (the travel advisor) assured us we would have a private van with just the two of us for our entire tour. Indeed, everything was as promised. The tour involved visiting different mosques and Hindu temples. But what we really enjoyed was the bicycle ride in the old town and the boat ride. Our hotels were the best available and carefully chosen by Diana. Be sure to stay in Phnom Pehn, Battambang and Angkor with superb staff.

Jordan K

There was some religious holiday and ume was so kind to show us temple and how people celebrate these holidays - that was a good way to feel the local culture. Our travel advisor Diana arranged accommodation and meals for us and was excellent value for money.

bushman2018

Our travel advisor Pheobe was always on time and was flexible to change the plan as well. We also have introduced ume travel and our travel advisor to my friends.

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Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

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You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

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