10 DAYS – 9 NIGHTS   PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH  [Code: C10-PP-SR-BT-PP]

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DAY 1 PHNOM PENH

Upon the arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, meet your private English speaking guide and transfer with private A/C vehicle to your hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (-/-/-) 

DAY 2 PHNOM PENH

After breakfast, visit the historical Tuol Sleng Museum (S 21 Prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the sadly notorious Khmer Rouge. At noon, you are invited to a typical and friendly lunch nearby the striking Mekong River. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 and the Silver Pagoda, made up of 5,000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End your afternoon with a visit to Wat Phnom, founded in 1373, built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. At sunset, embark upon and enjoy a private Sunset Cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (B/L/-)

DAY 3 PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP

Early morning breakfast at the hotel and then depart to Siem Reap. On the way, pause at Skun, a small village well-known for its unique culinary art of fried spiders. Approaching Siem Reap, you admire Spean Praptos, the longest and one of the last 12th century corbeled stone-arch bridges. You arrive in Siem Reap and embark upon a fascinating panoramic cruise on lake Tonle Sap with a visit to Chong Khneas Floating Village where you can meet local fishermen.  The boat takes you through the flooded forest and its unique landscape. Visit a small, authentic and family owned crocodile farm where the most adventurous can hold the baby crocs! Back to town, wander in Siem Reap and visit its colorful market, its small restaurants, local craft shops or even have a massage*. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner with an Apsara dance show and a huge buffet of Cambodian specialties. Afterwards, return to your hotel in a tuk-tuk. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B/-/D)

DAY 4 SIEM REAP

Today, after breakfast, you explore the most fascinating spots of Angkor site. You come across traditional rural life whilst your chauffeur drives you through the countryside to Banteay Srei, the "City of Women", a jewel of pink sandstone dedicated to Shiva which has been beautifully restored by the joint project between The Apsara Authority and the Swiss government. On your way back, visit the Banteay Samre temple and its exceptional ornamentation; go on to the Prasat Kravan temple. The afternoon is devoted to the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat, national symbol and highlight of any visits to Cambodia. The 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. Enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous churning of the ocean of milk. You witness the magic silhouettes of Angkor Wat in the mid-afternoon and sunset from Mount Bakheng. Two exiting activities can be experienced: an elephant ride* and a balloon flight over the archaeological site*. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B/-/-)

DAY 5 SIEM REAP

Breakfast at the hotel; this day is devoted to the most amazing temples of the site. Discover the fortified ‘Great City’ of Angkor Thom, dating from 9th to the 13th century. Enter by the monumental south gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant Naga. Visit the enigmatic and famous Bayon, one of the most compelling temples in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Visit the ruined Baphuon and the Royal Enclosure. Continue with the Terrace of The Leper King and the Terrace of The Elephants, former spaces for public ceremonies both adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs. Then, discover Thommanon, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm, lost temples in lush vegetation, and smaller temples Neak Pean and Preah Khan, not to mention the Great Baray. Later, according to availability –and your inspiration- visit the workshops of Artisans d’Angkor and discover the practice of silk weaving which was introduced to Cambodia back in the 13th century thanks to the Silk Road. You are also shown the traditional art of wood and stone carving. Back to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B/-/-)

DAY 6 SIEM REAP

After breakfast at your hotel you discover the stunning Banteay Kdey, Pre Rup, Preasat Khleang and the Oriental Mebon temples. Then you make your way to the famous Group Of Roluos which served as the capital of Indravarman I, among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers: Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei. Back to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B/-/-)

DAY 7 SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG

 

Subject to the season, the area of Lake Tonle Sap varies from 2,500 to 14,000 km². Typically, the height of the water is very low in the dry season from February to May.

-If the high-water permits, you board a boat and go up the Sangker River to Battambang. It’s a very pleasant journey of 8 hours, crossing the flooded forest, passing the reserve of Prek Toal bird sanctuary; the boat traverses through a floating village where one can meet local fishermen.

-If the water is too shallow, embark for a small cruise on Lake Tonle Sap between stilt houses of Kompong Pluk village. You enjoy calm and beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, depart by road to Battambang.

Overnight in Battambang. (B/-/-)

DAY 8 BATTAMBANG

This is the Cambodian town where the colonial architecture is the most preserved. Enjoy an excursion up the Sangker River amidst lush greenery to Prasat Banon, a beautiful temple perched on top of a hill with 368 steps to climb. Transfer to the "Bamboo Train" station invented by the villagers to facilitate the transport of goods. Seated on a platform of bamboo, you travel through peaceful rice fields and landscapes. Observe the life in the countryside and visit a traditional brick factory. Many outstanding edifices like residential villas and significant public buildings were constructed in Battambang during the French colonial period. Battambang is renowned for the preservation of this style of architecture. Stroll along the riverside and discover the charm of the colonial houses. Overnight in Battambang. (B/-/-)

DAY 9  BATTAMBANG – PURSAT – KAMPONG CHNANG – PHNOM PENH

Today is a day filled with a range of memorable sights and experiences with the visit to Kompong Luong in a small motorboat. This amazing floating city moves along the lake. You continue your journey through Kompong Chnang, famous for its pottery. You visit Oudong, Ancient Royal Capital until 1866 and a village of silversmiths. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (B/-/-)

 

DAY 10 PHNOM PENH

Breakfast at the hotel. You discover Wat Phnom, founded in 1373, built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river, where you can burn an incense stick. You visit the National Museum, also called Musée des Beaux-Arts.     A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, created it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a stunning collection of Khmer art throughout the ages. At lunch time, you visit Friends, an association devoted to street children. You can even support them by having lunch at their restaurant that provides a good cuisine. Transfer to your hotel, then to Phnom Penh International Airport for your departure flight. (B/-/-). End of our services.

 

 

Possible extension:

Phnom Penh – Kep – Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh 5 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS  [Réf : CEX-05-PP-SIH]

Phnom Penh – Kratie – Mondulkiri – Phnom Penh 5 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS [Réf : CEX-05-PP-MON-PP]


 

HOTEL CATEGORY

From the list below, choose the category of hotel and your favorite hotel. If you do not specify a hotel we will endeavor to book the best for you, subject to availability. We always patronize “hotels de charme.”

Destination

Category

Hotel

Web site

Room

PHNOM PENH

STANDARD 3*

Asia Palace hotel 3*+

www.asiapalacehotel.com.kh

SUPERIOR

Le Safran La suite

www.lesafranlasuite.com

STANDARD

Blue river hotel 4*

www.hotelblueriver.com

DELUXE

SUPERIOR 4*

The Pavilion

www.thepavilion.asia

SUPERIOR

The Plantation

www.theplantation.asia

SUPERIOR

Villa Langka Boutique

www.villalangka.com

SUPERIOR

FIRST CLASS 5*

Intercontinental 5*

www.intercontinental/phnompenh

DELUXE

Raffles le Royal 5*

www.raffles.com

DELUXE

SIEM REAP

STANDARD 3*

Golden Temple Villa 3*

www.goldentemplevilla.com

SUPERIEUR

Auberge Mont royal 3*

www.auberge-mont-royal.com

STANDARD

Ta Prohm 3*

www.taprohmhotel.com

STANDARD

SUPERIOR 4*

Somadevi Angkor 4*

www.somadeviangkor.com

SUPERIEUR

Pacific Hôtel 4*

www.pacifichotel.com.kh

SUPERIEUR

Royal Angkor Resort 4*+

www.royalangkorresort.com

SUPERIEUR

FIRST CLASS 5*

Borei Angkor 5*

www.boreiangkor.com

DELUXE

Angkor village

www.angkorvillage.com

COTTAGE

Sokha 5*

www.sokhahotels.com

DELUXE

BATTAMBANG STANDARD 3*

Classy hôtel & spa

http://www.classyhotelspa.com

SUPERIEUR

King fy

www.kingfyhotel.com

DELUXE

Phka Villa Hotel

www.phkavilla.com

SUPERIOR Bungalows

SUPERIOR 4*

Battambang Resort

www.battambangresort.com

VUE JARDIN

Phka Villa Hotel

www.phkavilla.com

SUPERIOR Bungalows

La Villa

www.lavilla-battambang.com

STANDARD

FIRST CLASS 5*

Bambu hôtel

www.bambuhotel.com

SUPERIEUR

Au Cabaret Vert

www.aucabaretvert.com

BUNGALOW

La Villa

www.lavilla-battambang.com

SUPERIEUR

Possibility to change hotels here

 

 

BREAKFAST - HALF BOARD - FULL BOARD

 

Breakfast is always included in your program, except on the day of arrival.

If you have not selected either half board or full board for, you can be referred to the list of restaurants to suit your budget and your personal taste which will have been submitted at the beginning of the trip. In any case, your guide will advise you on the spot.

If you chose the half-board option or full board, we offer- exclusive - your free choice of restaurants. You choose on spot, the list that will be given at the beginning of travel, one of the restaurants that match the hotel class you have chosen.

 

PRICES INCLUDE

Airport and transportation indicated in the program transfers, with air conditioning and private vehicle driver, a qualified English speaking guide, hotels with breakfast depending on the category selected, entrance to sites and museums, boat trips, a session of relaxation massage, 1 FOC for 20 pax full prices.

 

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE

International flights, lunches and dinners except those listed in the program, activities not included in the program, tip, cleaning and extra drinks, visa fees, the airport exit tax, insurance.

 

* Some activities are not included in our service can be suggested.    

 

CHILDREN:

Baby under 2 years: totally free. The child sleeps with his parents. Meals are not provided. The child is not included in the number of people for the price calculation.

Children 2 to 10 years: They are reflected in the number of people to calculate prices and thus help to lower the price. In addition to the first child of the 50% discount rate and a second child discounts 25% of the tariff. In both cases, the child sleeps in a extra bed. These conditions are valid for up to 2 children.

 

For 2 adults and 2 children: 2 bedrooms nearby or family room for 4 (Family rooms typically cost twice the price of a room)

For 2 adults and 3 children: A double bedroom, triple or family room if possible.

 

ROOMS DIVISON POLICY:

For people over 10 years (Adults and children over 10 years):

If you are an even number:

A room for two

If you are an odd number:

The single person wants a single room: There is a single supplement.

The only person sleeping in the room occupied by two people: It will be a triple, if not triple room in a hotel it will be with an extra bed. In this case no single supplement but a supplement for single room which is equal to ½ single.

 

 

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