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Cambodia sightseeing & beach

8/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Phnom PenhSihanoukvilleKoh RongSihanoukvilleSiem Reap
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From the amazing National Museum and haunting Killing Fields to the majestic Angkor Wat complex and the great Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia is a charming destination for history and culture exploration. On this 8-day tour, you will not only discover the country’s most highlighted temples and tourist sites, but also have a great time on the pristine beaches of Koh Rong Island. This is a perfect combination of beach and sightseeing vacation in Cambodia.

Highlights

  Take a Phnom Penh city tour through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”, Russian market and National Museum

  Enjoy tropical beach relaxation on beautiful beaches of Koh Rong Island

  Get amazed by the traditional dinner and Apsara Dance

  Explore the picturesque temples of Angkor complex and surrouding sites

  Embark a local boat trip to visit Kampong Phluk Floating Village and Tonle Sap Lake

  Enjoy private tour with professional local tour guide

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Phnom Penh Welcome to Phnom Penh, transfer hotel to check-in, free at leisure
Day 2 Phnom Penh Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeung Ek Killing Field, Russian... B, L
Day 3 Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Koh Rong Drive to Sihanouke Ville, Speedboat to Koh Rong Island, free to relax B
Day 4 Koh Rong Free at leisure B
Day 5 Koh Rong, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap Speed boat from Koh Rong Island to Sihanoukville Port. Drive from the... B, D
Day 6 Siem Reap Explore the Angkor Templex B, L
Day 7 Siem Reap Visit Kor Ker & Beng Mealea Temples B, L
Day 8 Siem Reap Enjoy boat trip when visiting Tonle Sap Lake. Transfer to airport for... B, L
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    Welcome to Phnom Penh, transfer hotel to check-in, free at leisure

Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s vibrant and bustling capital city. Despite its recent turbulent history, Phnom Penh’s wide tree–lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm.

Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to city center.
Enjoy free time to rest and freshen up.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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    Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeung Ek Killing Field, Russian market, National Museum

Spend full day on a city tour, visiting the capital’s main attractions. Start by learning about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s recent, bloody history on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”. Stop en route to visit Russian market.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we visit the National Museum and learn about the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. Then, we talk the leisure walk from National museum to riverfront, discover the neighborhood and visit the night market or watching sunset on the river. Driver and guide will take you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

A very moving experience at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Svay Pray High School sits on a dusty road on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 1976, the Khmer Rouge renamed the high school S-21 and turned it into a torture, interrogation and execution center. Of the 14,000 people known to have entered, only seven survived. Not only did the Khmer Rouge carefully transcribe the prisoners' interrogations; they also carefully photographed the vast majority of the inmates and created an astonishing photographic archive. Each of the almost 6,000 S-21 portraits that have been recovered tells a story shock, resignation, confusion, defiance and horror. Although the most gruesome images to come out of Cambodia were those of the mass graves, the most haunting were the portraits taken by the Khmer Rouge at S-21.Today, S-21 Prison is known as the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide. Inside the gates, it looks like any high school; five buildings face a grass courtyard with pull-up bars, green lawns and lawn-bowling pitches. The ground-floor classrooms in one building have been left to appear as they were in 1977. The spartan interrogation rooms are furnished with only a school desk-and-chair set that faces a steel bed frame with shackles at each end. On the far wall are the grisly photographs of bloated, decomposing bodies chained to bed frames with pools of wet blood underneath. A must see while in Phnom Penh! Horrific but an essential part of a visit to Phnom Penh!

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A somber and emotional visit to Killing Field

Get a great educational and historical experience when in Killing Field - a deeply moving insight into Pol Pot's regime.The excursion will put a lot of things in perspective and why the Cambodian people just want peace after awful era with thousands of impact which is greater and longer lasting. The experience is like time has stopped when you quietly walk through the fields, seeing bones and items still left in the place where the massacre took place.  Visiting this places will absolutly move you and give you a mixture of emotions. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Drive to Sihanouke Ville, Speedboat to Koh Rong Island, free to relax

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel followed by a 4 hour drive by car (without guide) to Sihanouk Ville. With surrounding coastline of white–sand beaches and sun–drenched islands, this coastal town is Cambodia's most happening sun–sloth destination. Drop off at the pier, you will take the short local speedboat ride to Koh Rong island, second largest island of Cambodia. Located in Koh Kong Province about 25 kilometers off the Sihanoukville’s coast in the Gulf of Thailand, the island possesses many untouched sandy beaches for tourists to explore.
Optional tours: Dotted among the bays, visitors can indulge in diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and boat trips. 

Upon arrival, do check-in and free time to enjoy relaxing time on this lovely island.

Overnight on Koh Rong Island.

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    Free at leisure

Today is yours! Relax and further explore the island.

Overnight on Koh Rong Island.

Unwind in the paradise beaches of Koh Rong Island

If you're looking to a holiday to unwind in the glorious sunshine and sandy beach, pack your luggage and welcome to Koh Rong - a corner of the paradise on earth.Well known as the most beautiful island in Cambodia, Koh Rong will absolutly blow you away by the heavenly white sand, crystal clear water, picteresque scenery and plenty of secluded coconut beaches to walk to and spend the day swimming and sunbathing, especially the glowing of plankton at night A party atmosphere more in the evenings but relaxation and peaceful in the day.

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    Speed boat from Koh Rong Island to Sihanoukville Port. Drive from the port to Sihanoukville airport. Fly to Siem Reap. Enjoy dinner with traditional Apsara dance show

You are free until take the speed boat back to the pier of Sihanouke Ville, where our private car/ van waiting to transfer you to Sihanoukville Airport for your internal flight to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor temples.

Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, our guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check in and relax in a couple of hours.

Arriving at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide outside the terminal and transferred to the hotel for check-in or luggage drop off if the room is yet to be ready for you. During the transfer, our guide will give you the introduction of Siem Reap City and general information about traffic, currency, shopping area and more. We will drive you around the city through Sivutha StreetOld Market/Pub Street and Wat Damnak bridge before going to your hotel so that you will have a good idea on where to spend at your own leisure time.

In the evening, you should not miss the chance to enjoy dinner with the traditional beautiful Apsara Dance. Starting by the movements with deftness and deliberation, the beautiful artists in the sophisticated silk-made tunic will get you amazed by the exquisiteness and enthusiasm with warm smiles. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap.


Immersing yourself in a traditional dinner with Apsara Dance

When in Cambodia, don’t forget to give yourself at least an hour to immerse through the traditional dinner with ancient art of Apsara Dance. Starting by the movements with deftness and deliberation, the beautiful artists in the sophisticated silk-made tunic will get you amazed by the exquisiteness and enthusiasm with warm smiles. 

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    Explore the Angkor Templex

Beat the crowd early morning by 7.00 am, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. Lunch is own account.

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor ThomCity & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. 

Transfer back to your hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Splendor Trip to Religious Angkor Wat

Regarded as the largest religious structure in the world, Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia) steals travelers’ heart by the astonishing vast and amazing landscape. A wonderful experience to watch the mesmerizing sunrise and to explore the site needs tackling whilst you visit Siem Reap. Don’t forget to take water, hat, sunscreen and proper attire to maintain your energetic exploration.

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    Visit Kor Ker & Beng Mealea Temples

Depart for a full day trip to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea both located in the beautiful rural hinterlands of Siem Reap. Travel off-the-beaten track for 2.5 hours before arriving at Koh Ker, the former capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience. 

Enjoy lunch and continue to visit other ancient structures in the peaceful area. As you head back to Siem Reap, visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. After your visit, drive 1.5 hours back to your hotel. 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Fantastic jungle experience at Beng Mealea Temple

Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. It is located 40 km east from the main group of temples at Angkor, Siem Reap, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.Beng Mealea is largely unrestored and off the beaten path, with trees and brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards. You can wander around a huge maze, looking at stones and columns lying in great heaps, and explored semi-collapsed tunnels. It is definitely not as many tourists as Angkor Wat!If you are a bit tired of Angkor & looking for an extraordinary place without tons of people, just head to Beng Mealea.

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Amazing Pyramid Temple of Koh Ker

Located in Preah Vihear province, Koh Ker temple is an amazing pyramid temple you should visit and you will learn more about it when you go with your guide. It is a spectacular area of ​​temples other than Angkor (120 km / 2 hours drive from Siem rep), less touristy for now and in the process of being applied to be considered a UNESCO heritage site. Koh Ker was once a thriving city with over 10.000 inhabitants and was even the capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 AD and 944AD during the reigns of Jayavarman IV and Harshavarman II. Today what is left are dozens of temples in the area which are mostly covered by dense jungle. The most important remaining structure is the complex of the double sanctuary Prasat Thom / Prang.The one of the great pyramid (very similar to that of Chichen Itza in the Mayan Riviera) and which can be climbed on wooden stairs through one side (36 meters). The coolest part is that you get to go on top of it, how many ancient pyramids can you do that on? From top of the temple you can see the east jungle surrounding the complex and it still has many engulfed temples. The view from there is awesome: no buiding, no village, no car or no man, just tree and jungle.

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    Breakfast, Lunch