Cambodia in Essence

8 days Siem Reap - Battambang - Phnom Penh

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Siem Reap

Siem Reap
3days
World's Largest Religious Monuments

Battambang
2days
Experience a Bamboo Train Ride

Phnom Penh
2days
Heart-Breaking History

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Phnom Penh

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 10+
  • Destinations: 3
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Culture & History

Marvel with the world's largest religious monuments in Siem Reap

Stop at Pouk Market to try some local snack as Snail, Spider, cockroach, BBQ snake

Visit Battambang and experience a bamboo train ride

Learn about the history of Phnom Phen

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Cambodia!

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

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

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  • Day 2 - Exploring the Wondrous Ancient Ruins of Angkor

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch
    • Activity:

      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.

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  • Day 3 - Extraordinary Temples in Angkor

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Temple Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch
    • Activity:

      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 Kdei are your next stops before some leisure time in the late afternoon. 

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  • Day 4 - Visit Tonle Sap Lake & Transfer to Battambang

    • Accommodation:

      Delux Villa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch
    • Activity:

      Morning visit a Khmer village and enjoy view of the rice field and a lots of palm trees with great fresh air. Then board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia. In the afternoon we drive to Battambang (about 3-4 hrs). Upon arrival, check in to hotel and have some leisure time.

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  • Day 5 - Full Day Explore Battambang

    • Accommodation:

      Delux Villa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch
    • Activity:

      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.

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  • Day 6 - Head to Phnom Penh

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch
    • Activity:

      Morning departure Phnom Penh the Capital city of Cambodia, by Having had time to explore, continue to Kompong Chhnang, taking the time to stop at a pottery village before continuing further north to Pursat Province, famous for its marble stone carvings. Then stop at Kompong Loung to visit the village of goldsmiths along the Tonle Sap, manufacturing souvenir center stopping, and 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. Upon Arrival Phnom Penh, check into the hotel, and free time for you.

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  • Day 7 - History of Phnom Penh

    • Accommodation:

      The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch
    • Activity:

      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.

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  • Day 8 - Departure

    • Meals:

      Breakfast
    • Activity:

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

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Accommodation

Golden Temple Hotel

Angkor High School Road, Siem Reap,

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  1. 8km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0.35km Center
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

Delux Villa

Phum 20 Uksaphea, Sangkat Svay Por, Battambang, Cambodia

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 75.2km Airports
  2. 0.3km Public Transport
  3. 1km Center
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

The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa

#28, Street 184 Street 184, Phnom Penh 12206 Cambodia

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 10.3km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 3.6km Center
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

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

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

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    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

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    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

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    International flights not mentioned in itinerary

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    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

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