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Grand Cambodia

13/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Phnom PenhKampong ChamKratieKampong ThomSiem ReapBattambangKampong ChhnangPhnom Penh
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Let’s get off the tourist trail and explore Cambodia’s rich culture and history on this 13-day tour package that takes you deep into the real heart of the Khmer Kingdom. Start and end in the capital of Phnom Penh, this well-rounded journey shows you contrastive sides of the tragic past and the graceful modern life through the city’s main highlights such as Tuol Sleng Museum, National Musem or Royal Palace. Head north to Kampong Thom and Kratie, you will have a great chance to see the lovely Mekong dolphins and immerse in the laid-back vibe of the countryside before moving to Siem Reap to explore the Temples of Angkor. Finally, relax you mind and body in the quiet charm of Battambang city where you see vast rice paddies, wooden houses, green plantations and ancient temples. Let join us and explore the best Cambodia has to offer on this Grand Cambodia tour.

Highlights

  Enjoy a fascinating cyclo tour around the beautiful capital of Phnom Penh and its main hightlights: Wat Phnom, Angkor National Museum

  Gain an insightful view into the cruelty of Khmer Rouge Regime by visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

  Grasp the chance to see freshwater dolphins (Mekong dolphins) – one of endangered animals protected by WWF at Kratie

  Admire the architecture of Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex at the sub-tropical forest of Tonle Sap Lake

  Greet the stunning sunset over Angkor Wat and visit other outlying temples: Beng Mealea, Angkor Thom, Banteay Srey…

  Explore the special Kampong Phluk floating village and learn about the local life on water

  Experience Cambodian countryside and local life in Battambang and Oudong

  Enjoy an authentic Khmer farewell dinner

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Phnom Penh Visit Royal Palace, explore National Museum, enjoy Khmer welcome... D
Day 2 Phnom Penh Enjoy cyclo tour around Phnom Penh, visit Wat Phnom and Toul Sleng... B
Day 3 Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kratie Travel to Kampong Cham, explore Wat Nokor, proceed to Kratie, and... B
Day 4 Kratie Visit local market, explore the island of Kaoh Trong, discover... B
Day 5 Kratie, Kampong Thom Explore Phnom Santuk Mountain, travel to Kampong Thom B
Day 6 Kampong Thom, Siem Reap Explore Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex, proceed to Siem Reap B, L
Day 7 Siem Reap Enjoy the dawn at Angkor Wat, explore Angkor Silk Farm, visit Small... B
Day 8 Siem Reap Explore Angkor Thom, discover Tonle Sap Lake; and experience charming... B
Day 9 Siem Reap Visit Beng Mealea Temple, explore Banteay Srey, experience the... B
Day 10 Siem Reap, Battambang Travel from Siem Reap to Battambang, enjoy a long cruise along Tonle... B
Day 11 Battambang Transfer to Phnom Sampeau, explore some local villages and farms,... B
Day 12 Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Phnom Penh Transfer to Kampong Chhnang, explore Oudong, climb to Oudong... B, L, D
Day 13 Phnom Penh Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport B
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  • Activities:

    Visit Royal Palace, explore National Museum, enjoy Khmer welcome dinner

On arrival at the hotel, tourists will be warmly greeted by tour guide and transferred to the hotel for check-in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability).

In the afternoon, we will start a city tour to explore this charming capital with the first destination – Royal Palace. Including of several luxurious and charming buildings like Moonlight Pavilion, Throne Hall, Phochani Pavilion, Royal Palace will make tourists overwhelmed immediately. After that, we will go on discovering National Museum, a fine architectural structures, which is now exhibiting one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art including sculpture, ceramics, carved works, and bronzes of different periods.

At last, tourists will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

  • Meals:

    Dinner

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  • Activities:

    Enjoy cyclo tour around Phnom Penh, visit Wat Phnom and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum

After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will join in a fascinating cyclo tour around the beautiful capital of Phnom Penh. The first destination of today is Wat Phnom – a Buddhist temple built in 1373. Being the highest religious structure in the city, Wat Phnom is attached with the foundation of Phnom Penh. In this temple, the walls are decorated with murals, especially of Jakarta stories of the Buddha’s earlier reincarnation before his enlightenment. Next stop will be Angkor National Museum.

Lunch at a local restaurant (your own account).

In the afternoon, tourists will have better understanding about the brutal sins of Khmer Rouge Regime by visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Being there, you can witness scaring crude cells which used to imprison about 17,000 people from 1975 to 1979 or cabinets filled with human skulls.

Drop off at 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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Great cultural experience at Angkor National Museum

Angkor National Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of Angkorian artifacts, also to provides information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated from Khmer Empire's Angkor period circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby.It will be a wonderful overview and introduction to some fantastic artificats but also the stories and mythologies they’re all about. This was hugely beneficial to go before Angkor Wat so that the ruins have a deeper and lasting meaning otherwise they would be awash in the many many temples you can visit. Highly recommended to go before you visit Angkor temples.The museum is well designed and the artifacts are displayed with creativity as well as the interesting movie presentations. English descriptions and media presentations in english, chinese, korean and française

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast

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    Travel to Kampong Cham, explore Wat Nokor, proceed to Kratie, and explore Wat Roka Kandal

After breakfast at the hotel, pick up and drive to Kampong Cham. This town carries its charm of French colonial architecture. On the way, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes of immense rice paddies as far as to the horizon, white stork flying, Khmer traditional houses scattered.

We will stop at Wat Nokor for visiting this fine-art Buddhist shrine. Built in 11th century and made from sandstone and laterite, Wat Nokor owns a variety of apsaras in good condition. We will then proceed to Kratie where you can enjoy free time of wandering around this sleepy riverside town. At last, we will visit Wat Roka Kandal – a unique architectural work built at the late of 18th and the early 19th century.

Overnight in Kratie.

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    Breakfast

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    Visit local market, explore the island of Kaoh Trong, discover floating village

After breakfast at the hotel, you will wander around the northern part of the town for visiting local market. You can witness the bustling life of locals in the early morning: vendors from different villages gather at the market buying and selling fresh fruit, vegetables, furniture and other gadgets. In Kratie, tourists will have chance to observe freshwater dolphins (Mekong dolphins) – one of endangered animals protected by WWF.

In the afternoon, we will go to Koh Trong islands for experiencing typical Cambodia rural life. Being there, you can take part in various activities. Tourists may choose to take horse riding or cycle around the islands - paid by your own. You will also visit Wat islands where you can join in a meaningful activity: growing trees in order to cover bare land. Then, we will continue visiting floating village at the southern part of the island. At last, we will return to Kratie by boat.

Overnight at Udom Sambath in Kratie.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast

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    Explore Phnom Santuk Mountain, travel to Kampong Thom

Leaving Kratie, you will travel to Kampong Thom – The second largest province in Cambodia. Kampong Thom province is rich in tourism potentials to attract tourists with its exotic lakes, rivers, forests, mountains and more than 200 ancient temples. En route, we will climb to Phnom Santuk Mountain. Located at the height of 207 meters, from the top of Phnom Santuk Mountain, you can enjoy great view to the whole Kampong Thom’s boundless rice paddies, ancient temples scattered around the town.

You will spend your afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Kampong Thom.

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    Breakfast

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    Explore Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex, proceed to Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Complex. Located on the eastern bank of Tonle Sap Lake at the sub-tropical forest, Sambor Prei Kuk is an archeological site dated to 7th century. You will be attracted by architectural features including numerous prasats, octagonal towers, shiva lingams and yonis, ponds and reservoirs, and lion sculptures. Going further into the complex, you can enjoy watching other temples of pre-Angkor period with unique architecture and features.

You will enjoy lunch with hospitable locals living there before going to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap, tourists will check-in the hotel then enjoy free time in the afternoon. You may choose to wander around Old Market for enjoying a variety of locals’ junk food or go on exploring Angkor D’s Artisan for deeper look at Cambodia traditional handicraft.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Enjoy the dawn at Angkor Wat, explore Angkor Silk Farm, visit Small Circuit Temple

Today, get up early to enjoy stunning scenery of sunset on Angkor Wat. The scenery of red sun rays gradually lightening the whole massive and delicate Angkor Wat will become tourists' unforgettable memory. Then, we will return to hotel for having a tasty breakfast.

The next place is Angkor Silk Farm where you can observe the traditional process of making silk in Cambodia. You may get fascinated by watching amazing beautiful products from silk or buying these nice handicrafts. Leaving Angkor Silk Farm, we will return to Siem Reap for a short break at midday.

In the afternoon, we will have a joyful journey to Small Circuit consisting of five nice Angkor Temples: Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Sras Srang and Prasat Kravan. Among them, Ta Prohm is the most famous. Built in the early 13th centuries, Ta Prohm impresses tourists with its exotic and unique scenery: tree grows from ruined temples. The works of nature and human combined to make a masterpiece. Ta Keo is a fine-art complex with five sanctuary towers, surrounded by moat and decorated with delicate carvings. Banteay Kder, Sras Srang and Prasat Kravan are also amazingly beautiful architectural works with stunning carvings and bas-relief.

Once the tour finishes, return to your hotel & relax. Overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast

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    Explore Angkor Thom, discover Tonle Sap Lake; and experience charming villages of Kampong Phluck

Today, you will have a fascinating day of exploring Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple. While Angkor Thom is the last and the most enduring capital of Khmer Empire built in the 12th century. Tourists will get amazed by unique and delicate statues along the South Gate – the entrance way to Angkor Thom. Bayon Temple is world well-known for its stunning architecture with 54 high towers and giant four-face statues carved on stone. You may feel like stepping into a wonderland. Go further inside, you may feel breathless by the delicate carved works in the East and South Galleries.

In the afternoon, we will enjoy a boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake – the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. En route, tourists will have chance to experience charming villages of Kampong Phluck. Also known as “Habor of the Tusks”, Kampong Phluck is a very special village. Its appearance depends on the season: In the dry season, it is a normal village with wooden house on stilts; however, when the water level rises, the stilts will become invisible. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure before returning to Siem Reap for overnight.

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    Breakfast

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    Visit Beng Mealea Temple, explore Banteay Srey, experience the process of making rice paper, palm wine and palm sugar, and enjoy the sunset in Pre Rup Temple.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the temple of Beng Mealea. Built in early 12th century by King Suryavarman II, Boeng Mealea is a large Hindu Temple in Angkor Style. This temple is nicely decorated with intricacy carved motifs, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Then, we will move to the temple of Banteay Srey. It was built in 10th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Being a stunning structure with intricacy of carvings, Banteay Srei will please your eyes. It is also known with the name "Citadel of woman" or "Citadel of beauty" due to many charming davatas carved on the red sandstone walls.

In the afternoon, tourists will experience the traditional process of making rice paper, Palm Wine and Palm Sugar. You will have chance to taste these unique tasty products from palm. At the end of the day, enjoy stunning view of sunset over immense paddy fields and the holy pyramid Pre Rup temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast