The Spirit of Cambodia Tailor-made

Cambodia

The Spirit of Cambodia Tailor-made

This is an outstanding tour covering the main highlights of evocative Cambodia from its wondrous Temple heritage at Angkor Wat, beauty of Tonle Sap Lake, and, the still recent echoes from the infamous Killing Fields of the Khymer Rouge. Explore the delights of Koh Kong in the foothills of the Cardamom Mountains and end the tour on a wonderful paradise island retreat – with outstanding modern amenities – at Song Saa. Quite perfect relaxation to end the tour.

15 days from £4,750.00 per person
Bangkok – Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Beng Mealea - Ta Prohm - Angkor Thom - Ankor Wat - Tonle Sap Lake cruise - Phom Penh – Killing Fields – Koh Kong - Song Saa Experience
Highlights
  • Creep through the jungle in darkness and enter through the eastern gate to watch the sun’s first rays hitting the incredible temples of Angkor away from the throngs of tourists.
  • Cruise the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, where entire floating villages are lit by the warm glow of the evening sun.
  • Receive a water blessing from a Buddhist monk at the peaceful Tep Pranam pagoda inside Angkor Thom, and gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia’s main religion.
  • Explore the Cardamomn Mountains, go kayaking and trekking, as well as boat trips to remote fishing communities whilst Glamping at the stunning 4 Rivers Eco Lodge.
  • Relax at the stunning Song Saa Private Island.

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Day 1: To Bangkok

Fly from London to Bangkok with Thai airways.

Day 2: To Siem Reap via Bangkok

On arrival connect to on bound flight to Siem Reap. Transfer the hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Five nights at the Phum Baitang Resort.

Accommodation: Phum Baitang

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 an exploration 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 generally 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: To Phnom Penh – Cultural highlight tour

Morning flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city's cultural highlight tours including the Royal Palace and National Museum. Two nights at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal.

Accommodation: Raffles Hotel Le Royal – Phnom Penh – Cambodia

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. Four nights at the Song Saa Resort.

Accommodation: Song Saa Private Island

Day 12-14: 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 15: To London via Phnom Penh

Transfer to Phnom Penh by road to board Thai Airways overnight flight back to London via Bangkok.

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£4,750.00
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.

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