Cambodia Classic 6 Days

If you are traveling in South East Asia, and  looking for a short side trip, then this is a perfect trip for you.

Begin the tour from the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, the largest religious complex in the world, with some of the magnificent architects in the South East Asia.

Continue to Siem Reap, literally "Siam Defeated", commemorates a Khmer victory over the neighboring kingdom of Thailand. is quite laid-back and all in all a pleasant place to stay while exploring the world famous Angkor Wat.

 
 
 
 
  • Day 01 Arrive Phnom Penh.
  • Day 02 Tour of Phnom Penh
  • Day 03 Fly Phonom Penh-Siem Reap, and tour of Siem Reap
  • Day 04 Tour of Siem Reap
  • Day 05 Explore Siem Reap
  • Day 06 Siem Reap- U.S. or extend your trip.
 

Day 01 Arrive Phnom Penh.

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day leisure or free to explore Phnom Penh depending on the arrival time. 

Overnight at Phnom Penh.

Day 02 Tour of Phnom Penh

MEAL: Breakfast

In the morning, explore PHNOM PENH, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with life and activity, as motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendor hawk their wares, and pedestrians just go on their business.

Start your tour at WAT PHNOM, the birthplace of the capital; according to legend, the city began here when a woman named Penh found four Buddha statues and built the temple to house them.

 Afterwards, see the splendor of Cambodia's royal heritage by visiting the ROYAL PALACE, still the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoni, the adjacent SILVER PAGODA, also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, and the elegant NATIONAL MUSEUM, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer art.

 In the afternoon, learn about a chapter from Cambodia's more recent, tragic, past at the TUOL SLENG MUSEUM (Museum of Genocide). Formerly the Tuol Svay Prey High School, in 1975, this became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime - at that time known as Security Prison 21, or simply S-21. Kept largely unchanged, this prison now showcases photographs and exhibits about the thousands of victims that passed through these doors - only seven of whom came out alive.

Finally, explore the modern-day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh's two great markets, the CENTRAL MARKET, located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building (Central Market is currently under construction but can be visited as usual), OR the sprawling RUSSIAN MARKET, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more. 

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 03 Fly Phonom Penh-Siem Reap, and tour of Siem Reap

MEAL: Breakfast/Dinner

 Early morning transfer to airport for your fight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, meet with your tour guide to visit directly to 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. Next is 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. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. 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. 

In the afternoon, Visit to the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, SrahSrang ("The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), , Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone.

Evening Buffet Dinner and enjoy Khmer Traditional Dance Show at local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 04 Tour of Siem Reap

MEAL: Breakfast

 In the morning, visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century) : the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. 

In the afternoon, Visit to the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.  

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 05 Explore Siem Reap

MEAL: Breakfast

 In the morning, visit the BANTEAY SREI, considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors. Continue to BANTEAY SAMRE is a mid-12th century temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. 

 In the afternoon, visit to Kompong Kleang is located about 50 km from Siem Reap town. The place is situated northeast shore on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. The road to the site is good but rather narrow. Here we board on the boat to explore the floating fishing villages that live at the edges of the lake, passing submerged forests and fishing farms.

 Overnight in Siem Reap. 

Day 06 Siem Reap- U.S. or extend your trip.

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer to airport and fly back home or extend your trip to Laos, Cambodia or Thailand.