Introduction to Cambodia
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
This trip gives you a brief insight into the best of what Cambodia has to offer. Visit the busy capital city Phnom Penh showcasing beautiful temples and palaces. Phnom Penh retains an undeniable charm despite its tumultuous and often violent past. The crumbling colonial architecture makes an attractive backdrop to bustling street side cafes. Continue to Siem Reap, which itself is charming and pleasant to roam around, with some fine examples of French colonial architecture, though modern developments have been swift here in recent years since the demise of the Khmer Rouge. Now that the town is safe again, visitors have been flocking in, using it as a base for visits to nearby Angkor ruins. Enjoy the sights, smell and the culinary delights at a very affordable cost.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Arrive in the morning in Phnom Penh. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel.
Afternoon, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh visiting some of the capital’s most impressive sites, including the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda containing the Emerald Buddha statue, the Royal Palace and Phnom Penh’s oldest shrine, Wat Phnom.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B)
Today, you will be transferred to the airport to connect a flight to Siem Reap. On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel.
Explore the ancient city of Angkor by entering Angkor Thom via the South Gate. Continue the journey by viewing the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. In the afternoon, visit the epic Angkor Wat, viewing its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. End the day with a spectacular sunset viewed from the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Day 3: Siem Reap (B)
This morning, proceed to the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and the Banteay Samre temple. On the way back, stop at the three-tiered temple hill of Pre Rup. There view the Bantey Kdei with it’s rarely seen sculpted female deities, the Lake of Srah Sran, and the impressive Ta Phrohm Temple which is dramatically enveloped by jungle. Also visit the Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada, and Thommanon temples before returning to your hotel.
Day 4: Siem Reap
Today, you will be transferred to the airport to connect your onward flight.
Price from: $834pp+ internal flights from: $360pp
Prices quoted are valid from 01 October 2018 - 30 September 2019. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates
The tour can be priced on 3 star or 5 star accommodation to suit your requirements.
Independent program can be modified or operated in reverse.
Excluded: International and domestic flights, Visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.
Note: Please contact us if you require more information on different Hotel categories
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*per person share twin
3 Nights From
- Accommodation for 3 nights in 4 star accommodation
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B) Breakfast
- Transfers & sightseeing using air-conditioned private car & driver who will give insights into local customs and ensure flexibility to create your own unique experience
- A local English speaking guide will escort you when you visit sights and attractions contributing historical knowledge with the personal touches only a local can provide
- Entrance fees at monuments, current taxes, 24-hours local contact number for emergencies.