Cambodia Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

7 days and 6 nights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap gives an in depth look at this amazing country. After arriving in the capital Phnom Penh, you will visit ancient sites as well as some that have a history of only 30 years. Transfer to Siem Reap, the home of the Temples of Angkor. The amazing temples are jaw-dropping, and while here, you can enjoy a boat trip along Tonle sap lake. See the daily life of local people who live on the lake, in floating villages.

Angkor Wat

Everybody knows Angkor. It’s legendary, and for good reason. But Cambodia doesn’t end there. A broad range of activities, on and off the beaten path, enable visitors to pull back the curtain and discover the depth of the country’s true beauty. Venture into the wilds of the northeast on a nature trek, where friendly hill tribes welcome you into their world. Take to the Mekong River as it snakes through the heart of the country. Its banks becoming a showcase for Cambodian life. In addition, there’s always the fabled temples of Angkor Wat. The tour starts from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap – both served by regular international flights. Our tours feature, knowledgeable guides, and the best destinations – there’s no better way to experience Cambodia.

A land of mystical wonders which is home to the world-renowned architectural marvels, Angkor Wat, declared by UNESCO as one of the seven wonders of the world. Cambodia has definitely been a very popular destination within South East Asia. A small country filled with amazing culture, warm smiles, scenic spots and a thousand stories waiting to be told. Enjoy the sights and sounds and immerse yourself in the Khmer hospitality. Witness history unfold right before your very eyes; Visit Cambodia and relieve glory of mighty Khmer empire.

Siem Reap

The capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia, and a popular resort town as the gateway to Angkor region. Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. Siem Reap today — being a popular tourist destination — has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. This is much owed to its proximity to Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia.

Additional information

Hotel Rating3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star

TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1 Arrive in Phnom Penh and transfer to hotel Day 5 Highlights of the trip, visit the Beng Mealea Temple
Day 2 Phnom Penh  Architecture Tour and flight to Siem Reap  Day 6 Tour the Kulen Mountain – Waterfall & 1000 Lingas
Day 3 Visit the Angkor Highlighted Temples Day 7  After a cooking class, transfer to the Airport 
Day 4  Floating Village tour    

Scroll down for your detailed day by day itinerary.

1

Day 1

Phnom Penh – Arrival (D)
* You will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration; transfer to your hotel; and check-in; and to drop off your luggage (Early check-in is NOT included & subject to hotels availability).
* We then set out on a city tour to visit the Royal Place built in 1866 by King Norodom; the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor; which is made up of 5;000 silver tiles and located within the Royal Palace compound.
* We also visit the National Museum and the Tuol Sleng Museum; a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime.
* A small cruise boat will take you out onto the river for a different perspective.
* Witness the sun set over the Royal Palace and the Mekong River whilst enjoying a leisurely cruise with soft drinks; local beer and a BBQ dinner.
* Take in the sights along the river bank including many local Cambodian families and friends socializing.
* Cruise back to the port and transfer back to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Phnom Penh.
2

Day 2

Phnom Penh – Architecture Tour – Siem Reap by Flight (B)
* After breakfast; at 8 am we set out on our Phnom Penh Architecture Tour by cylco; we start from your hotel and cycle for three hours through the streets of Phnom Penh to admire the mix of Khmer and French colonial architecture.
* A local professional escort will explain the history; structure and style of the buildings such as the Old Post Office; the Railway Station and the Central Market.
* In some of the buildings you are able to enter and explore the interior in more depth while others can only be observed from the outside.
* Cambodia’s most famous architect; H.E. Vann Molyvann had a big hand in developing many of the structures you admire today.
* Lunch on your own.
* Transfer to the airport for departure to Siem Reap; on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in.
* Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
3

Day 3

Siem Reap – Angkor Highlighted Temples (B)
* Beat the crowd with an early morning 7 am visit to the picturesque Ta Prohm temple that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown; an oddly haunting and exotic scene.
* The magnificent roots of a tree; pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace; evoke feelings that you may remember forever.
* Continue on to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the worlds most impressive ruins. The temple still has fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.
* Lunch is for your own account.
* In the afternoon; explore the mysterious Royal Angkor Thom City & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone; but further scrutiny reveals a face; and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent; heavy; enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes; staring out from a primitive and remote time.
* Further; visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou; the Elephant Terrace; the Lepper King Terrace and the Royal Place area.
* Also visit one more ruin in the Angkor Area; the Preah Khan temple; built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
* Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

4

Day 4

Siem Reap – Floating Village (B/L)
* In the morning we transfer out of Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside.
* You will start with a walk through the village houses; witness the different activities of the locals in their daily life; some examples are how the locals wash vehicles; selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets.
* On the way; you can pick some fruit from the plants; enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with the very kind people in the village.
* You will take a 30-minute ride on an ox-cart through the rice paddies to reach a local house to see how this family does their daily work; such as making rice wine and handicrafts.
* Meanwhile a member of the family will offer you a fresh coconut and some man made rice wine to taste.
* Afterwards hop into your van for our drive onward to the next destination; a floating community; Mechrey village.
* Here you will take a Kayak and paddle through houses; schools and even shops all bobbing on the water – though not in the dry season – as locals paddle around in traditional wooden boats. (Recommended from October to February).
* Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
5

Day 5

Siem Reap – Beng Mealea Temple (B)
* After breakfast at your hotel; today is one of the highlights of the trip with a visit to the famous temple built by King Soryavarman II in the early of 12th century; it is well hidden in the jungle and in ruins; called Beng Mealea.
* Return to Siem Reap town.
* Wat Damnak is one of the most beautiful pagodas in town with French colonial architecture reflecting its history and a large garden filled with statues.
* Bring candles and incense sticks to the pagoda and participate in a private good luck blessing ceremony; performed by local monks that reside at the temple.
* Sit on the mat while the monks chant blessings and sprinkle holy water on you; a tradition which is believed pass on the good luck of the gods.
* Afterwards; a sacred thread will be tied around your wrist. This will protect you from any evil spirits or accidents.
* Before you continue on your journey; you will receive a small keepsake from the monks to remind you of this special moment.
* Afterwards; visit the jewel of Khmer art; the Banteay Srei temple. Its red sand-stone walls are decorated with elaborate carvings and it is in an amazing state of preservation.
* Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
6

Day 6

Siem Reap – Kulen Mountain – Waterfall & 1000 Lingas (B/L)
* Located 40km north of Angkor Wat; the Phnom Kulen mountain range provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it.
* Although the highest peak of the mountain range lies at only 487m; Phnom Kulen has much to offer visitors.
* The Cambodian people regard the site as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. King Jayavarman II claimed independence from Java there in 802 A.D.
* Travel in the morning by car through the countryside to Phnom Kulen and start the rather steep climb up by car.
* On top of the mountain you will visit a modern style pagoda that offers stunning views over the Angkor area.
* Visit the eight meter long statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue to purify your mind and body.
* Continue to visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall close to it.
* Take a refreshing swim in the stream and pool of the waterfall and enjoy a picnic lunch served in a natural setting.
* If time allows; take a stroll around the area with your guide and venture off the beaten track to take in the impressive forest and scenery.
* Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.
* Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
7

Day 7

Siem Reap – Cooking Class and Departure (B/L)
* Breakfast at the hotel
* Experience a hands on Cambodian Cooking Class instructed by a chef.
* First visit the local market to choose the ingredients for the cooking class. The chef will explain the many varieties of ingredients and vegetables used in Khmer cooking.
* Learn to make three Cambodian dishes under the instruction of and demonstration by the chef and enjoy your creation following the class.
* Free time in the afternoon for relaxation in the pool or walking around the old market.
* Transfer for departure.
* In the afternoon we depart for the airport.
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at the airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Cambodia experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
* Excellent English speaking guide
* Private air-conditioned transportation
* Accommodation shared in double room as mentioned with daily breakfast
* Meals as mentioned
* All entrance fees
* Water & tissue during the tour
* No extra charge after services confirmation
* 24/7 support 

* Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
* Travel insurance
* Visa fee to Cambodia of USD 30 per person
* Tipping
* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

First Name*
E-Mail:*
Departing From*
Number of Days
Number of Children (Under 12)*
Accommodation Type
Meal Plan
Last Name*
Phone Number*
Departure Date*
Number of Adults*
Age(s) of Children
Room Type
Additional Requirements / Requests

Rates valid for travel between 01 August to 30 September 2017.
Seasonal supplements may be applicable.

Cambodia view of Wat Damnak
Cambodia vegetable market in Siem Reap
Cambodia steps leading up to the Phnom Kulen Temple
Cambodia view of Wat Damnak
Cambodia floating village with woman sitting in front cooking
Cambodia temple in the Angkor Wat complex
Cambodia exterior view of the post office in Phnom Penh
Cambodia Royal palace exterior at Phnom Penh