Overview
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Cambodia is a beautiful country bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Gulf of Thailand. Indian origin kings ruled over 600 years from 802 AD, facilitated the spread of first Hinduism and then Buddhism constructed more than 1,000 temples and monuments in Angkor alone. Angkor Wat is the most famous of these structures and is designated as a World Heritage Site.

Angkor Wat ("Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, on a site measuring 402 acres. It was built by then King Suryavarman II, migrants from southern India[3] in the early 12th century. It's a must see place for everyone.

Trip Highlights:

  • Group trip lead by Indian Travel Manager

  • Visiting World's largest religious monument at Angkor Wat, UNESCO listed

  • Seeing many other beautiful and heritage temples and monuments

  • Traveling to Kulen Mountains, seeing 9th Century 'The River of a Thousand Lingas'

  • Watching Apsara Dance, the traditional dance from Cambodia

  • Experiencing Cambodian Culture

  • Top rated hotel stay and taking the guests to excellent Indian restaurants

Itinerary in brief:

DAY

DESTINATION

MEAL

Day 1

Arrival – Siem Reap – Floating Village - Dinner Show

D

Day 2

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prom Temple

B

Day 3

Phnom Kulen, Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey

B

Day 4

Siem Reap transfer to Phnom Penh

B

Day 5

Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour + Sunset River Cruise

B

Day 6

Phnom Penh - Departure Flight

B

 

* B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

 

Itinerary in detail:

 

Day 1 Arrival - Siem Reap (Meal - Dinner)

  • Arrive at Siem Reap. We will facilitate Airport Transfer to the hotel. For Chennai guests, Indian Architect who is leading the trip would accompany.

Soon after checking in and freshening up, we will visit Chong Kneas floating village, It's one of the richest inland fishing grounds in the world, home to not only over 200 different species of fish but also to over one million people. In fact, the majority of these people actually live directly on the water in houseboats which create pockets of floating villages throughout this 1,042 sq. mile lake.

 

Later in the evening, we will see a spectacular Apsara Dance show at a Restaurant with Dinner. For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, no visit to Cambodia is complete without witnessing at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as 'Apsara Dance' after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance is better described as 'dance-drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.

 

We will go back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

 

Day 2: Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm (Meal: Breakfast)

 

We start early to see the sunrise at the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.

 

Then we will drive to Angkor Thom, which was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire.

 

We will visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself.

 

We will continue our journey to view the Terrace of the Leper King. Along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once one of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century.

 

We will then visit Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history.

 

Finish your visit with the beautiful view of sunset from the Sra Srang Pond which was built in the late 12 centuries for royal bathing. Returning to your hotel for relax and refreshment. 

 

In the evening, we will take a relaxed walk around busy Pub street or shopping at Angkor Night Market. Lunch & Dinner not included. Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 3: Phnom Kulen The River of a Thousand Lingas – Phnom Penh   (Meal: Breakfast)

 

We’ll drive 48 kms North of Siem Reap to visit the holy Kulen Mountains, also referred to as Phnom Kulen (“Mountain of the Lychees”) by locals. The sandstone from this mountain was the main supplier of construction materials for the Angkor Kingdom. We’ll stop at the sacred site of The River of a Thousand Lingas, which features hundreds of lingas carved in the sandstone bed of the river, which date back to the 9th century. Further downstream, large blocks of stone, also under water, are carved with Apsaras dancers and Vishnu figures. Next on the agenda is a wander around the mountain-top pagoda which is home to relics, statues and a large reclining Buddha. The last mountain stop will be Kulen Waterfall, featuring a natural pool which is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day and a great picnic spot too, so that’s what we’ll do.

 

Next visit Banteay Srey Temple, Banteay Srei is built largely of a harder sandstone that can be carved like wood. Brick and laterite were used only for the enclosure walls and some structural elements. The temple is known for the beauty of its sandstone lintels and pediments. A pediment is the roughly triangular space above a rectangular doorway or openings. At Banteay Srei, pediments are relatively large in comparison to the openings below, and take a sweeping gabled shape. For the first time in the history of Khmer architecture, whole scenes of mythological subject-matter are depicted on the pediments. 

 

On the way back, you will have a quick stop at Preah Dak Village, a famous and popular place for souvenirs such as objects and arts. Visitors can discover beautiful places and nature.

 

Lunch & Dinner not included. Overnight stay at Siem Reap.

 

Day 4: Siem Reap transfer to Phnom Penh (Meal : Breakfast)

 

This morning after breakfast at 8:00am, Check out from your hotel, and our driver transfer you to Phnom Penh capital city. It takes around 7hours driving by private bus. Lunch by your own account. Arriving to Phnom Penh capital city. Check in to your hotel.

 

Lunch & Dinner not included. Overnight stay at Phnom Penh

 

Day 5: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR – RUSSIAN MARKET, TOUL SLENG, KILLING FIELD, SUNSET CURISE (Meal :Breakfast)

 

After your breakfast in hotel, at 8:00am pick up from your hotel and then start tour by visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, is a museum chronicling the Cambodian genocide. Located in Phnom Penh, the site is a former secondary school which was used as Security Prison 21 (S-21; Khmer) by the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 until its fall in 1979.

 

 Next, we will visit Wat Phnom or "Mountain Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple (wat), a pagoda, that symbolizes the name of Phnom Penh, a historical site in the record of Khmer national identity. Wat Phnom has a total height of 46 meters (150ft). and then visiting Independence Monument in Phnom Penh Capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 to memorialize Cambodia's independence from France in 1953.

 

 Lunch is at a local restaurant by your own account. Afternoon we will explore two local markets in Phnom Penh, they are Central Market & Russian Market, the markets and an art deco landmark in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The bright yellow building completed in 1937 has a 26-metre high central dome, with four tall arch-roofed arms branching out diagonally across the block, creating vast hallways housing countless stalls and a variety of goods. Initially designed by city architect Jean Desbois, construction works were supervised by French architect Louis Chauchon. When it first opened in 1937, it was said to be the biggest market in Asia; today it still operates as a market. 

 

Next, we are going to visit Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than one million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime (the Communist Party of Kampuchea) during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975). The mass killings are widely regarded as part of a broad state-sponsored genocide (the Cambodian genocide).

 

Late afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Cruise along the Mekong River, one drink offered for each of the clients. Relax on a boat before returning to the hotel. 

 

Lunch & Dinner not included. Overnight stay at Phnom Penh

 

Day 6: Phnom Penh - Departure Flight (Meal : Breakfast)

 

Transfer to the airport for departure to the destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.

 

Cost: 244 USD per person (Approximately Rs. 19,600 Per Person. You get early bird discount of Rs.1000 if paid 20% on or before. You get Rs.1000 discount on every additional person that you bring in. 

 

Notes:

  • Hotel stay is twin sharing based. Hotel will be similar to the list given below.

  • KeyTerns reserves the right to cancel the trip at any point in time under an unavoidable situation and if done, 100% trip money will be refunded. This does not include Air tickets refund, which will be as per Airlines policies.

Location

HOTEL NAME & ROOM TYPE

# NIGHTS

SIEM REAP

Hotel Holy Angkor 

3

Phnom Penh

Hotel Grand Elevation

3

 

INCLUSIONS: 

  • 3 Night’s accommodation in SIEM REAP 

  • 2 Night’s accommodation in PHNOM PENH 

  • Daily Breakfast at all hotel 

  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours (Bus 25seats) 

  • English speaking tour guide during all sightseeing tours 

  • 1 Day Angkor Archaeological Park Pass 

  • Entrance Fee to all sightseeing tour stated in the program

  • Mineral water & cold towel through the program

  •  Welcome Krama

  • 1 Dinner show

  • Driver pick up & drop off airport

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • All fees including entrance fee, camera fee, etc. 

  • Cambodia Visa stamp fee: Around Rs.2500 (Passport valid more than 6 months, enough space for visa stamp (1 free space), 1 passport photo (4X6), cash 30$)

  • Lunch & Dinner that is not in plan

  • Anything not included in inclusions.

  • International & Domestic flight tickets 

  • Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, boat rider, etc. 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Tour Guide transfer to Phnom Penh by private bus

  • Tour Guide drop off airport on departure day


 

5 Nights 6 Days 01 Oct