• Cambodia Experiences

    Cambodia Experiences

    Cambodia is still a land wreathed in mystery where few tourists have ventured. It’s a land shrouded with secrets still to be discovered: a land where one of the world’s most awesome monumental complexes cannot fail to take the breathe away – Angkor Wat – the Jewel in the crown of ancient and modern Cambodia – a glory of ruins dedicated to the Gods. Close by other wonders await: including the Banteay Srei - The Citadel of Women, and the Beng Melea an 11th C. Temple built, by Suryavarman II. A new Cambodia, with warm and friendly people, is slowly emerging from the tears of its troubled past and welcoming visitors to explore the beautiful country, so rich in history and culture. Miles of golden beaches in the Gulf of Thailand are perfect for beach lovers: relax on the shore at Kep-sur-mer with its French Colonial heritage or explore white sanded offshore islands. Sihanoukville is nicknamed the “Riviera of the East”, with its beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, delightful bars and restaurants scattered along the beaches.
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The Spirit of Cambodia

  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Experiences
  • Highlights
London Bangkok Siem Reap Banteay Srei Beng Mealea Ta Prohm Angkor Thom Angkor Wat Tonle Sap Lake Cruise Phnom Penh Killing Fields Koh Kong Song Saa Experience Phnom Penh Bangkok London

Day 1. To Bangkok

Fly from London to Bangkok with Thai airways.

Day 2. To Siem Reap via Bangkok

On arrival connect to onward flight to Siem Reap. Transfer to the hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Five nights at the Hanuman Alaya.

Day 3. Siem Reap – Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea

Start the day away from the crowds with a visit to the River of a Thousand Lingas, Kbal Spean before marvelling at the pristine pink sandstone bas-reliefs at Banteay Srei. Explore further afield taking in the massive Temple of Beng Mealea. Witness here how the jungle has reclaimed its territory with unrivalled ferocity.

Day 4. Siem Reap – Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom

Begin the exploration of the magnificent Temples of Angkor with a tour of the enigmatic Ta Prohm at dawn; still bound tight by the inexorable jungle. After lunch, continue with a visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, which houses the charismatic faces of the Bayon.

Day 5. Siem Reap – Angkor Wat

No words can describe the beauty of a sunrise visit to the mystical Angkor Wat. Then explore the incomparable complex, probably the largest religious building in the world. Conceived by Suryavarman II, and believed to be his funeral temple, Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build. Unlike all the other Khmer Temples it faces west, and was inspired by 12th C. Hinduism architecture. Today, its symmetrical towers are stylized on the Cambodian flag. Occupied continuously by Buddhist monks, it’s still well preserved and totally charismatic. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides. Each tells a story but the most celebrated of these is the mystical Churning of the Sea of Milk, located on the east wing

Day 6. Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake cruise

Boat trip on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, the Tonle Sap. First visit Kompong Khleang, explore the canals (wet season) or streets (dry season) of this incredible town. In the wet season, the houses appear to be floating, as water gently laps at the verandas, however, in the dry season lofty stilts are revealed and the houses soar skyward. Visit a Pagoda, built on the site of an ancient Temple, to see the wall paintings. Journey by boat to Kompong Pluk, a medieval village, literally floating on the Lake. Space is tight for the residents and animals in this unique place. Next see the flooded forest and finally the floating village of Chong Kneas. Disembark and return to the hotel

Day 7. Phnom Penh – Cultural highlight Tour

Morning flight to Phnom Penh. Afternoon tour the city including the Royal Palace and National Museum. Two nights at the Sofitel.

Day 8. Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum

Morning tour to learn about the heartbreaking history of a nation virtually annihilated by civil war. Visit the notorious Killing Fields outside Phnom Penh and the Genocide Museum, a stark record of the violence of the Khmer Rouge. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9. To the Cardamom Mountains – Koh Kong

Morning drive to the Koh Kong region at the foothills of the Cardamom Mountains. Two nights 4 Rivers Floating Ecolodge.

Day 10. Koh Kong Exploration

Delightful day gently exploring the mangroves by kayak and visiting the stilted village of Koh Kapi.

Day 11. To Sihanoukville – Song Saa Resort

Transfer to Sihanoukville and then take a 30 minute boat ride to Song Saa Resort for three nights.

Day 12. Song Saa Resort

In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. Known locally as Song Saa – the Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’ – the soft name conjures a picture of quiet harmony and sweet romance gently wrapped in pure heavenly bliss. This alluring new resort was conceived for pure relaxation and for guests to become one, with the beauty of the islands – everything created has been built with the deepest respect for the natural environment in this pristine tropical paradise.

Day 13. Song Saa Resort

Linger in the Spa suspended in the rainforest, cool down in the gorgeous infinity pool, explore the reefs or beach comb searching for shells, stargaze, do yoga at sunrise.

Day 14. To London via Phnom Penh

Transfer to Phnom Penh for the onward flight to London via Bangkok.

The Cost From

Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis                      £4,045.00

Single room supplement                                                  £2250.00

 

Cost Includes:

  • International & internal flights in economy class.

  • Accommodation in a double/twin sharing room with en-suite facilities.

  • Daily breakfast throughout. All Inclusive Basis at Song Saa Island

  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.

  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned car.

  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Full ATOL Bonding.

 

Cost does not include:

  • Visa Fee.

  • Any optional Excursions.

  • Any expenses of a personal nature.

  • Travel Insurance.

 

Yoga and Meditation
For ultimate relaxation, in the company of a Yoga Master meditate under the watchful eye of a serene Buddha Statue, on a Desert Island or in the deepest jungle.

  • Shadow puppets are an integral part of Cambodia’s heritage; share the experience of this unique art form with the local villagers at a private performance.
  • Enjoy exclusive access to Cambodia's best known museums and conservation departments with one of Cambodia's leading art experts. See the Angkor Conservation collection in Siem Reap.
  • Learn from Cambodia’s premier spiritually-inspired artist how to paint traditional Buddhist themes and stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana.
  • Glamping at the stunning 4 Rivers Floating EcoLodge and enjoy the stunning Song Saa Paradise Island Retreat.

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