Day 1: Phnom Penh arrival
You will be met upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport by our local guide and driver, and transferred to your hotel. You will enjoy your free time before a welcome dinner in the acclaimed Malis Restaurant, which serves authentic Khmer dishes. You will have a restful night at your hotel in the capital Phnom Penh.
Day 2 Phnom Penh city tour
A city tour will acquaint you with some of the major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore closed to the public. In the northern area of the palace grounds is the Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. You will also visit the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of your trip will be the National Museum, exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. And, if you desire, you may make a detour to visit the notorious Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.
For the rest of day, you will go on a shopping excursion at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market where you will feel the bustling daily life of the local people. You will then have a private table for a fine dining experience and then an overnight stay in Phnom Penh.
Day 3 Flight to Siem Reap
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in for a four night stay.
In the afternoon, you will have free time to enjoy the comfort of your hotel and/or take an optional tour and go boating o n Tonle Sap Lake . This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. You will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, police stations, etc. Of course, the “village” moves from place to place following water levels and current! You will then have dinner and enjoy a traditional Khmer dance show at Angkor Village Theater.
Day 4 Classic tour of Angkor Wat
You will visit Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Neak Pean (a fountain built in the middle of a pool representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som (built in late 12th century C.E. and the most distant temple on the grand circuit). You will also visit Preah Khan Temple. Built by the King Jayavarman VII., Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. You will then drive back to the hotel for refreshments and lunch, or you may want a siesta.
In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. You will also learn about Thommanon , Chau Tevoda , and Takeo temples. Finally, you will enjoy a high-end dining experience at Chez Sophea restaurant, located at the Archaeological Park.
Day 5 Phnom Koulen & Banteai Srei
Today you will venture away from Angkor and discover the people and wide-open unspoiled countryside of rice paddies, little villages and lost temples. You will drive up Phnom Koulen Mountain for a visit to the River of a Thousand Lineages, the Grand Buddha and the majestic waterfall. You will have a picnic lunch near the fall.
Archaeologists had long suspected that the city of Mahendraparvata lay hidden beneath a canopy of dense vegetation atop Phnom Koulen Mountain. Finally, airborne lasers produced the first detailed map of a vast cityscape, including highways and previously undiscovered temples. Imagine, a 1,200-year-old city buried deep in the jungle!
On the way down to town, you will visit the Banteay Srey and a Khmer Village and drive back to Siem Reap for the rest of the day for free time and a restful night in Siem Reap.
Day 6 Siem Reap free day
Spend a free day at your own exploration.
Day 7 + 8 Flight to Sihanoukville
Upon arrival at Sihanouk Ville Airport, You will transfer to your resort for next two day
Day 9 Drive back to Phnom Penh
Breakfast in resort, free time, after lunch, we will check out and transfer by car to Phnom Penh, arrive in the afternoon and check in at your hotel for the last night of 10 Day Classic Tour of Cambodia
Day 10 Phnom Penh departure
Free day until our driver transfer you to the airport for departure flight. Thank you for traveling with CambodianPrivateTours.com