Whether ancient imperial kings or intricate reliefs that depict powerful gods, family comes first on this custom tailored tour through Cambodia. Traverse the ruins of ancient temples that have been taken over by the jungle. Venture through the expansive Angkor citadel to witness the ancient architecture and artistry of the Khmer empire. From the culture of the capital city to the undiscovered temples that predate the glorious empire of Angkor, you will create lasting memories with the ones you...
Phnom Penh – Family Arrival
Phnom Penh is filled with vibrant life. It is a city that sits between the delicate currents of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. The riverfront holds a wide promenade shaded by tall palms and decorated with elegant flowerbeds. The French Colonial buildings display an image of the country’s history. The Central Market is painted a daffodil yellow. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes the family to your accommodation at the city center.
Your hotel is close to the riverfront and a rooftop pool offers a view of the water in the short distance. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You can choose to explore the contemporary comforts of the promenade or you can visit Wat Phnom, the most famous temple in the city. The entrance to the temple is decorated with a large clock molded out of the flowerbed. Its diameter reaches over 65 feet.
The temple was constructed in the 14th century and the stupa stands at over 88 feet tall. Stone lions stand proudly at each architectural corner. The garden contains a sitting statue of King Sisowath. The temple’s beauty is as captivating as the numerous statues that surround the complex. You find a collection of murals on the bottom levels balancing the storytelling with traditional and modern elements. The temple is a marvelous representation of the city, an ancient site with contemporary history and filled with endless splendor for the whole family to enjoy.
Phnom Penh – A Powerful Revival
Kampong Thom – Overtaken Temples
Kampong Thom – Life on the Lake
Siem Reap – Family Exploration of an Empire
Phnom Penh – Memorable Family Adventure
Siem Reap – Always More to Explore
- Experience the magnitude and wonder of Angkor Wat
- Visit the various depths of history in Phnom Penh, from imperial palaces to contemporary prisons
- Discover the rich collection of temples that predate Angkor
- Explore the interactive history of Beng Mealea, a temple overrun by nature
- Witness the exceptional stone reliefs of Banteay Srei
- Create lasting family memories with your journey through the ancient capital of Angkor Thom
Cambodia is a world apart in both culture and history. Experience the natural beauty, remarkable history, and exceptional culture on this 7-day family tour that will have you doing more than just witnessing the past but also adventuring through it. Explore exciting Angkor Wat and the surrounding ancient complex. Stroll along the treasured riverbanks of Phnom Penh. Witness the ruins of Beng Mealea. From bustling markets to unique flavors, captivating shadow puppet theaters to legendary artwork, indulge the family in an endless voyage through the splendor of Cambodia.
Your family adventure begins with your arrival in Phnom Penh. The capital city of Cambodia bustles with life and exploration. Journey through the French Quarter and visit the city’s birthplace at the temple of Wat Phnom. In the morning you will meet your private guide and make your way to the Royal Palace complex. The imperial history is opulent and beautiful. The National Museum will offer you a glimpse into the depths of the country’s ancient history before you make your way to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, which documents Cambodia’s more contemporary past.
The following day you will travel to Kampong Thom to visit the Sambor Prei Kuk Temple complex. The temples were built before the Khmer Empire and hold an interesting place in history. Continue northbound to Siem Reap, visiting the exceptional freshwater of Tonle Sap Lake en route. Witness the village and fisherman lifestyle on the water. Once in Siem Reap you will have your choice of luxurious accommodations.
The next day you will discover the vast marvels of Angkor, from Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom. You will even have the chance to visit Ta Prohm, made famous as the location used in Angelina Jolie’s film, Tomb Raider. Beng Mealea is a temple complex overtaken by the surrounding jungle. History becomes interactive as you traverse the grounds. Continue onward to the magnificent reliefs at Banteay Srei before returning to Siem Reap for the evening.
The following day you will have a private transfer to the airport. You can begin the journey home or choose to stay a while longer in Southeast Asia. If you want to extend your trip, you may want to read the Cambodia tours reviews for ideas and information on traveler experiences.
$1,633 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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