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8-Day Non-Stop Adventure

8-Day Non-Stop Adventure

8 days / 7 nights

from Phnom Penh / to Siem Reap

Tour Highlights
8 days and 7 nights of the best of Cambodia
Visit remarkable ancient shrines and temples
Enjoy water tours at Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake
Visit a rubber plantation and get a hold of Khmer lifestyle in different Cambodian villages
Daily flights and unlimited number of guests
Each day is a new adventure as you trek down Cambodia’s fascinating landscape. You will be treated to exciting adventures tour of different historical and religious landmarks that Cambodia is so well-known for. The break of dawn will give you new surprises and you will definitely experience eight days of thrill, adventure, and discovery. Get a taste of Cambodia’s daily life as you visit villages and interact with its inhabitants. You will also enjoy Khmer cuisines at its finest along different points of your travel.

Itinerary

Day 01: Phnom Penh – Arrival (-)

Upon arrival at the airport in Phnom Penh and pickup by the tour guide who accompanies the transfer to the reserved hotel in the center. The Cambodian capital was once one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia. Notwithstanding its recent, tragic story she has yet to receive much of its colonial charm. Wide avenues, yellow-colored buildings and several streets restaurants with inviting wicker furniture reflect the glorious past. It goes to – from 1866 originating – Royal Palace with its famous Silver Pagoda. Your name goes back to the 5000 heavy, silvery panels that adorn the floor inside. But the here shown Buddha statues made of gold, silver, bronze and crystal attract the attention of visitors. Further along the route is the impressive National Museum. It houses the world’s largest collection of Khmer art from the 4th to the 13th century. On display are numerous unique pieces that reflect the power of the Cambodian god-kings. Enjoy the afternoon on a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Note: The hotel room will be available from about 14 clock. You can leave in the hotel luggage beforehand.

Day 02: Phnom Penh Kampong Cham – Stung Treng (B,L)

From the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, it goes northwards to Stung Treng. The way you will lighten the relatively long distance by several eventful stopovers. In Kampong Cham province, for example, the temple of Wat Nokor is visited, which is known for its beautiful murals. After a brief foray into the provincial capital and its typical markets, it proceeds to one of the many rubber tree plantations. During a guided tour can learn more about the management and the production of viscous, white liquid. Lunch will be served at a picnic. Once Stung Treng is reached, the terms of the hotel. Overnight at Stung Treng.

Day 03: Stung Treng – Kratie / Koh Trong (B,L)

In a local, lying near a market restaurant where breakfast is served. Then a visit to the project “Mekong Blue” takes place. As a local center of silk weaving, it provides work for disadvantaged young women in this isolated area. In an interesting tour of course also leaves some of the beautiful silk purchase as a souvenir, which bears the seal “UNESCO Seal of Excellence”. Later, the journey to the south continues. On the road to Kratie, a stay in the village of Sambo is on the program, where the shrine Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy to be visited. The so-called “100 Pillars Pagoda” (100-Pillar Pagoda) is an important historical and cultural monument and to the entwines the legend of a princess and a crocodile. The local young people like to play traditional musical instruments – an art that threatened to sink into oblivion after the Pol Pot time. The children are always the western visitors to show off their talents. After lunch magnificent scenic vistas are opened up along the Mekong. Because in Kampi – the best place to observe the rare Irrawaddy dolphins, a boat is once again climbed to arrive at the preferred places of the rare animals. As soon as the first dolphin has shown the engine is stopped, so that the passengers calmly on the animals can take in – and vice versa. This exciting trip will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. Back in Kratie (the transfer time is around 30 minutes each).Take a local boat to Koh Trong in the afternoon is free, so that you can relax at the hotel or the small city can explore on your own. Overnight in Koh Trong.

Day 04: Kratie / Koh Trong (B,L)

After breakfast at the hotel you discover Koh Trong. This island lies in the middle of the Mekong Island is particularly typical of the Cambodian rural life, in which the security of existence is dependent on the income from rice and vegetable cultivation. Of course, visitors can also find times (depending on season) attempt at a pomelo fruit, which are particularly well thrive here. Sporty active or leisurely in a coach, you can explore the island. First, it goes to the temple of the island. A local farmer here has initiated a tree-planting project to reclaim the once covered with dense forest island. Everyone can help by planting your own tree, which is then carry a sign with the name of the founder here. In this way can be – as far away from the home – leave a very positive track in Cambodia. After this physical activity, relaxation is called for in a traditional Cambodian lunch or under one of the pomelo trees next to the river. Of course, the Vietnamese floating village is visited on the southern tip of the island. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Koh Trong

Day 05: Kratie – Chhlong – Kampong Cham – Kampong Thom (B,L)

After the participants have strengthened with the hotel’s breakfast, drive south to Kampong Thom starts. Move a stopover in Chhlong is planned. The small town is reached after about 45 minutes and boasts numerous buildings from the French colonial era, which radiate a very special magic. Upon reaching Kampong Cham by further 2.5 hours, a local restaurant will be driven to take a delicious lunch. After a brief foray into the provincial capital with its colorful-busy market we continue to Kampong Thom, which is reached after about 2 hours. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the swimming pool or explore the provincial capital on their own. Overnight in Kampong Thom.

Optional: Luch (Price USD10/Pax).

Day 06: Kampong Thom – Sambor Prei Kuk – Siem Reap (B,L)

Once breakfast is served, is a ward of the rarely visited archaeological field Sambor Prei Kuk on the program. This sanctuary presents itself as one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in the country and can be found on the list of potential cultural heritage, to be proposed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sambor Prei Kuk was built in the Chenla era during the 6th and 7th century. With the help of the guide, it goes to the most interesting of the more than 100 well-preserved, scattered in the forest temple. The three major systems are connected by small shaded paths. During a walk through the jungle arise repeatedly breathtaking sights while even supported by visiting a regional tourism project: The seven villages in the area of ​​the ruins still practicing their ancient craftsmanship, are processed in the materials such as bamboo and rattan. The products are sold by the municipality, among others in “Isanborei Craft Hut” as souvenirs. But even those who ordered a simple, tasty meal in the picnic huts lying here, contributing to the livelihood and future viability of the residents. After lunch we continue to Siem Reap, which after about 2.5 – is achieved 3 hours. The terms of the hotel is combined with some rest. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 07: Siem Reap  (B)

After breakfast exploring Angkor Thom is provided. It is the last capital of the great empire of the Khmer during the reign of Jayavarman VII. The city is surrounded by an eight-meter high wall, whose sides are four meters long, thus resulting in a perfect square. But the ruins should not remain the only highlight: On the back of an elephant, it goes through the ancient South Gate, which is decorated in an impressive manner with stone-carved elephants and four giant faces. From here we continue to the Bayon temple, which rises exactly in the center of the former city. The masterpiece of the 12th century is famous for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces that should symbolize the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire. Among the most important stages of exploring include the “Terrace of the Elephants” and the “Terrace of the Leper King,” the charm with intricately designed bas-reliefs. The tour begins with Ta Prohm – between the mid-12th and the late 13th century as a famous temple. Because after this shrine was rediscovered in the jungle, it was left in its original state – that is, in the firm grip of impressive giant trees and luxuriant climbing plants. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most photographed temple ruins of Angkor. In addition to the program is a visit of Banteay Kdei – a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th century and from Srah Srang, which once served as a water reservoir for ablutions. You then return to the hotel. In the afternoon, another highlight is on the program: Angkor Wat. The main temple of the archaeological field was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Model for this was the Temple Mount Mount Meru as “home of the gods”. The walls inside are adorned with rock paintings and bas-reliefs or designs from Hindu mythology and the wars that led to the god-king. Above all, Angkor Wat is known for its legendary Apsara dancers famous: More than 2,000 of topless Himmelsbotinnen – half human and half divine – adorn the impressive sanctuary. Particularly attractively presents the temple at sunset, which rounds off the tour in a glorious way. After returning to the hotel is the evening free. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 08: Siem Reap – Departure (B)

After breakfast it comes at a typical boat on the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Because it acts as a storage basin of the Mekong River, it can expand in the rainy season up to four times the area. With Kampong Phluck a typical village of stilt houses visited, where the locals live on and with the waters of the huge lake. But the floating houses and flooded forests bear witness to the fascinating, amphibious life of the Tonle Sap. Then it’s the purpose of the return or onward journey to the airport. (F)

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.10.2015 – 15.04.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room[nbsp](single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.116 1.939 149
Hotel Category Superior 1.195 2.084 215
Hotel Category First Class 1.306 2.317 338
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and some nights from January to March 2016. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Rates: 16.04.2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.109 1.926 143
Hotel Category Superior 1.182 2.058 202
Hotel Category First Class 1.266 2.238 299
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and some nights from January to March 2016. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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Our services include:
accommodation incl. breakfast (B)
other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes

Our Selection of Hotels for You

PHNOM PENH
Hotel Category Standard:
Phnom Penh: Double Leaf Boutique Hotel *** (Superior)
Stung Treng: Golden River Hotel ** (River View)
Koh Trong: Rajabori Villas Resort **(*) – (Deluxe Fan)
Kampong Thom: Sambor Village Hotel **(*) – (Deluxe)
Siem Reap: Claremont Angkor Boutique Hotel *** –  (Superior)
Hotel Category Superior:
Phnom Penh: Villa Lanka Hotel *** (Superior)
Stung Treng: Golden River Hotel ** (River View)
Koh Trong: Rajabori Villas Resort **(*) – (Deluxe Fan)
Kampong Thom: Sambor Village Hotel **(*) – (Deluxe)
Siem Reap: Pavillon D’Orient Boutique Hotel ***(*) (Deluxe)
Hotel Category First Class:
Phnom Penh: White Mansion Boutique Hotel **** – Garden View
Stung Treng: Golden River Hotel ** – River View
Koh Trong: Rajabori Villas Resort **(*) – Deluxe Fan
Kampong Thom: Sambor Village Hotel **(*) – Deluxe
Siem Reap: Angkor Village Hotel **** (Deluxe)

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