HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN
CAMBODIA ESSENTIAL 1 - 14 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS (CA-ES01)
- Theme’s program
Visits of the most popular sites, family, beach.
- The Must-Sees
Phnom Penh, the economic and cultural capital city, Siem Reap and the amazing temples of Angkor, the countryside of Battambang and the heavenly beaches of Sihanoukville are all worth the trip.
- What will you do during your trip?
This trip is dedicated to the discovery of whole Cambodia and it makes it very complete: cultural visits (mostly temples and pagodas as well as the traditions and the craft of Cambodian people), meeting with the locals, amazing nature walks (countryside of Battambang, beaches of Sihanoukville) and taste of Cambodian delicacies.
- Useful information
For you, we have chosen nice hotels downtown. During your trip, you will experience tuk-tuk, coach, bamboo train, small boat, walks in the villages, etc.
We provide an English speaking tour guide skilled in group management.
DAY 1 : YOUR CITY Flight to PHNOM PENH
Departure at your own expense from the airport of your choice; Registration and formalities for the flight to Phnom Penh.
Dinner and night on board.
DAY 2 : PHNOM PENH
Welcomed by your guide and transfered to the hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you can visit Wat Phnom Pagoda, a pleasant and symbolic place of the city located on top of a small hill.
Then, you will walk in the old French quarter of Phnom Penh with its houses and public buildings of the "Belle Epoque" style and "Art Deco" dating from the colonial period: the post office, the national library, the rail station etc.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 : PHNOM PENH
Visit of the historical capital: the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Breakfast in a local restaurant.
Continuation of the discovery with the prison of the Khmer Rouge regime : Tuoi Sleng, now transformed into a museum of the Genocide. Afterwards, you will visit the Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Poung or Psar Thmey) known as the Central Market, and its impressive building is a colonial style built in 1937.
Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
DAY 4 : PHNOM PENH / KAMPONG THOM / SIEM REAP
Departure to Siem Reap with a brief stop in the village of Skun, known for its culinary specialty: spiders.
Back on the road to visit Sambor Prei Kuk (7th century) which is the most important pre-Angkorian complex.
Lunch on the road. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 : SIEM REAP
Early visit of Angkor Thom by tuk-tuk to explore the complex with the Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and Angkor Wat, masterpiece of Khmer art which became a symbol of Cambodia.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Pursuit of visits, if necessary after a short nap, with Bayon, the extradinary temple of many faces.
Dinner in a local restaurant. Night in the hotel.
DAY 6 : SIEM REAP
Visit of the Banteay Srei temple, the "Citadel of the women", thenn on the way, we will stop in a traditional village producing palm sugar and you will also discover the Butterfly Garden and the Ta Keo Temple.
You will walk to Ta Nei, where you will visit a small temple little located in a forest, which gives this mysterious atmosphere...
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Then we will go to Ta Prohm temple to visit the 12th century Banteay Kdei monastery and Srah Srang temple, known for its ablutions basin. You will walk through the village of Srah Srang before discovering Mebon temple and admire the sunset from the top of the Pre Rup temple.
Dinner at the local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
Option: At the end of the afternoon, it is possible to make a hot air balloon flight at 200 meters from the ground to discover a breathtaking panoramic view on the site of Angkor and its surroundings.
For safety reasons, hot air ballooning can be modified depending on weather conditions.
DAY 7 : SIEM REAP
Visit of the local market and road to Lake Tonle Sap, one of the wonders of Asia. You will embark for a boat trip to discover the floating village animated by fishing activities which offers a colorful spectacle. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Then, you will visit the factory "Scents of Angkor" where you will learn how creams, soaps, candles, etc. are produced; as well as the process of producing spices like pepper, pepper, curry, etc.
Before returning to your hotel, you will visit an art gallery "Theam's House", located in a rural house where Lim Muy Theam creates valuable sculptures and paintings for art collectors.
Dinner in a local restaurant with a dance show. Night at the hotel.
DAY 8 : SIEM REAP / BATTAMBANG
Visit the Inkosei Pagoda, built on the ruins of an ancient temple, and Bo Pagoda with its preserved paintings.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a small ceremony of blessing made by the Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and protection during your journey. You will then leave for Battambang with a brief stop to discover Puok and its silk farm.
Lunch at a local restaurant on the road.
Upon arrival in Battambang, you will be transferred to your hotel. Free time to stroll along the Sangke River and admire the charm of this city. You can also visit the Manoir du Gouverneur and then stroll around Wat Kor village known for its magnificent traditional houses.
Dinner and night at the hotel.
DAY 9 : BATTAMBANG
Day dedicated to the discovery of the countryside by tuk-tuk, with several stops to discover rural life: rice paper factory, making rolls of dried bananas, manufacture of rice alcohol, and visit a Prahoc factory (fish paste) to test your senses and your tolerance!
Lunch prepared by a Cambodian family.
Pursuit of the road and visit a memorial commemorating the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. Start of a unique experience on the "Bamboo-Train" discover the beautiful landscapes of rice fields and countryside through an old railway built by the French. Visit Wat Ek.
In the evening, circus show by the famous troupe Phare Ponleu Selpak - theatrical mixture of music, dance and acrobatics (only on Mondays and Thursdays).
Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at hotel.
DAY 10 : BATTAMBANG / SIHANOUKVILLE
Departure to Sihanoukville and on the way, stop at the floating village of Kampong Chhnang and visit a village known for its artisanal pottery production. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Poursuit of the road to Sihanoukville, along the clear waters of the Gulf of Siam; the white sandy beaches are bordered by plantations of coconut palms and pines on several kilometers of coast.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.
DAY 11 : SIHANOUKVILLE
Day at leisure to enjoy the beach. All meals at the hotel. Night at hotel
Option: An unforgettable day on the beautiful islands. Koh Rong Samloem is a pearl surrounded by turquoise blue water. We will anchor in Koh Rong Samloem bay with white sandy beaches and the first protected lagoon in Cambodia. You can also walk through a rainforest and mangrove tropical river. On the way to the island, we will stop to Koh Tas, which is one of the secret spots for Robert's amazing snorkeling coral garden. Equipment is provided for snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, etc. On board you'll find a fresh water shower and western style toilets. We'll promise you one of the best days of your holiday!
DAY 12 : SIHANOUKVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy the beach. All meals at the hotel. Night at hotel
DAY 13 : SIHANOUKVILLE / PHNOM PENH Flight to YOUR CITY
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Phnom Penh and lunch on the way. Transfer to the airport for return flight
DAY 14 : YOUR CITY
Breakfast on board. Arrival in your city.
Tailor-made tours Service
Our local managers
- CAMBODIA OFFICE IN PHNOMPENH :
- Add : 84AEo, St. 174, Sangkat Psar Thmey III, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
- Website : www.imagecambodia.com
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- LAOS OFFICE IN LUANG PHRABANG :
- Add : St. Sisavangvong, Ban Pakham, Luang Prabang
- Email : email@example.com