Let the unique culture of Cambodia enchant you on this custom tailored tour through the country’s irresistible history and incredible charm. Ancient ruins are surrounded by lush jungle and cities are decorated with the images of a French Colonial past. Opulent Royal complexes radiate with silver tiles and sparkling precious stones. Relax on a decadent riverside promenade and traverse unique waterways. Scour distinct temples and search for freshwater dolphins. Experience the splendor of Cambodia...
Phnom Penh – Welcome to Cambodia’s Capital
Phnom Penh is a city that sits along two rivers and the Sisowath Quay stretches along the wide breadth of the junction between the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Its brick promenade is shaded with large palm trees and decorated with flowerbeds while the rivers' currents carry fishing trolleys and longtail boats and the water mists into the air. Your private transfer will meet you at the airport and take you to your elegant hotel that looks out over the water. You will admire the lobby, which is situated in a French Colonial building, and the windows, whose high arches grant you an excellent view of the city that glows gold from the lights in the evening. Enjoy a welcome dinner of traditional Khmer cuisine while dancers tell ancient stories with their elegant and purposeful movements. Their wardrobe will be gilded to encompass the opulent history of past empires while the city will be energetic and welcoming in its entire historical splendor.
Phnom Penh – Full-Day Tour of the City’s Historic Sites
Kratie – French Trading Post of Kampong Cham and Wat Nokor Temple
Kratie – The Mekong Village of Kampi and Sorsor Mouy Roy Temple
Kampong Thom – Visit Phnom Santuk Mountain
Siem Reap – Pre-Angkorian Ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk
Siem Reap – Angkor Wat and the Ta Prohm Complex
Siem Reap – The Ancient City Angkor Thom
Siem Reap – Explore the Overgrown Jungle Around Beng Mealea
Battambang – Visit the Villages of Tonle Sap Lake
Battambang – The Temple of Phnom Sampeau and the Bamboo Train
Phnom Penh – Traditional Villages of Kampong Chhnang and Oudong
Phnom Penh – Depart for Home
- See the magnificence of the Royal Palace complex, including the opulence of the Silver Pagoda
- Learn about the tumultuous history of Cambodia at the S-21 Prison Museum
- Experience a kayak ride on the Mekong River in search of the majestic freshwater dolphins
- Discover the pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk
- Enjoy an exceptional sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
- Journey through the tremendous jungle to explore the ruins of Beng Mealea and Ta Prohm
- Witness the rural culture of Cambodia on a unique train ride through the countryside on the Bamboo Train
- Traverse the incredible freshwater Tonle Sap Lake to experience life on the water
Experience Cambodia like never before on this 13-day exploration of the country’s powerful spirit and remarkable grandeur. Best visited within the months of June to December, you will find floating villages set atop Tonle Sap Lake. The Silver Pagoda is a breathtaking collection of religious artifacts and Angkor Wat welcomes you into its majesty as one of the largest religious complexes in history. You’ll find temples overrun with jungle flora and mountains overrun with temple majesty. The simple countryside is divine as it is draped with vast paddy fields. Prepare to be mesmerized through your discovery of Cambodia.
Your journey will begin with your arrival in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. A fabulous traditional dinner awaits you, ready to introduce you to the flavors and culture of the country. The following day you will explore the city, from the Royal Palace to the Russian Market. The morning will take you out of the city and onward to the former French trading post of Kampong Cham and the temple of Wat Nokor, before you arrive in Kratie. Step aboard a kayak in the quaint riverside town and search the Mekong River for the rare freshwater dolphin.
Spend time at Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy in Sambo, a temple with 100 different pillars. The following day you will venture to Kampong Thom. Nine-hundred and eighty steps bring you to the pagoda atop Phnom Santuk Mountain where the views of the surrounding forest will be stunning. En route to Siem Reap you will visit Sambor Prei Kuk, a complex of pre-Angkorian temples in the dense jungle landscape. Once in Siem Reap you will plenty of time to experience the marvels of the ancient Khmer Empire. Witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat and visit the outstanding capital of Angkor Thom.
Then, you will discover the jungle-clad temples of Beng Mealea and Angkor Prohm. Traverse nearby Tonle Sap Lake en route to Battambang. The villages on the lake are remarkable and the culture on the water is unique to the region. When you arrive in Battambang to explore the countryside you will see Phnom Sampeau and the Bamboo Train. Finally, visit Kampong Chhnang and the former capital city of Oudong before you venture back to Phnom Penh for the night. In the morning you will have a private transfer to the airport to board your flight home.
$3,037 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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