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.
Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis £4,045.00
Single room supplement £2250.00
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.
Any optional Excursions.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
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.