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Cambodia: A Tour of The Best Places to Visit

20th Jan 2014
Photo of Cambodia: A Tour of The Best Places to Visit 1/3 by The-Wanderers
Royal Palace
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Angkor Wat
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Bayon Temple in Siem Reap

Cambodia is a land of contrasts. Beauty is contrasted with suffering. Temples are contrasted with prisons. Present day serenity is contrasted with a long history of violence and torture. And, the uptown countryside quietness is contrasted with the hustle bustle of the capital of Phnom Penh. Cambodia embodies a lot of aspects to intrigue the traveler. A vibrant Asian culture, backpacking adventure, a curious and daunting history, magnificent beaches and UNESCO world heritage sites.

Cambodia is climbing up the list of many travelers as this country expects around 5 million visitors in 2015. A journey into the vast expanses of Cambodia should start (as most travelers will recommend) in either the capital of Phnom Penh or the Siem Reap (where the famous Angkor Wat complex is located). If there is one feature Cambodia can be forever remembered for is its infinite number of temples. With Siem Reap being referred to as the "City of Temples," the rest of Cambodia doesn't lack in this its bit of historical heritage. Our trip in Cambodia begins at Siem Reap and the four days of this trip includes everything that you need to see in Cambodia. Most of the Cambodian charm resides in the two places mentioned above. This four day tour takes you around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and will provide you with a classic insight of the country.

Note: The female visitor should wear blouse covering arms, shoulders & long skirts covering legs (no short miniskirt or short trousers) on their visit to Angkor Wat and the other temples.

Rates are as mentioned below

Per person on twin share basis, in USD (Valid for Indian nationals)

Price : Superior Class - $450; First Class- $545; Deluxe Class- $880

Single Supplement: Superior Class - $107; First Class- $151; Deluxe Class- $380

Kindly Note: Booking needs to be made 60 days prior to the departure date.

Departure Dates: March 12, 2014, March 26, 2014

Price Includes:

  • Transfers and tours with English/French/German speaking local guide
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Meals full-board as per mention in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All Entrance fees for the whole trip
  • Fresh Water and towel
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

Price Excludes:

  • Early check-in or late check-out as subject to availability
  • Airfares & Taxes
  • Visas & Surcharge
  • Domestic airfares
  • Surcharge for peak season or compulsory dinner at hotels
  • Optional tours
  • Cambodian visa fee
  • Personal insurance
  • Other tours & meals than mentioned in the program
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry
  • Government Service Tax

After you land in Siem Reap and settle comfortably in your hotel, we first begin with a major attraction and one of the biggest landmarks in Cambodia, the Angkor Wat. Built by the Khmer king in the 12th century it is the biggest temple complex in the world and in many ways is symbolic of Cambodia (appearing on its national flag). This place translated into the "City Of Temples" contains a mix of Hindu and Buddhist Mythology. We explore the various structures inside the complex till sunset.

Photo of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia by The-Wanderers

Day 2 is dedicated to exploring the rest of Siem Reap, especially the temples. We visit Banteay Srey and Bantey Samre temples. From there we go to the south gate of Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Baksei Chamkrong, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. We have dinner at a local restaurant with the luxury of watching the famous Apsara Dance Show.

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by The-Wanderers

With so many temples and places to visit, Siem Reap extends to the second day with a visit to the Ta Prohm, Phrah Khan and Neak Pean temples. After that we head to Artisans D’Angkor and the local market created in 1999 to provide jobs to the rural workers and artisans as well as revive certain Khmer arts and crafts. This is a great place to understand the local culture through its handicrafts as well as pick a souvenir or two to take back home (and support young Khmer artists). After completing the last day in Seam Reap we leave for the capital- Phnom Penh

Photo of Artisans Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia by The-Wanderers

The Capital of Cambodia was once called "The Pearl Of Asia" with beautiful architecture and historic places. Its cities inspired by French architecture were reminiscent of the French Colonial rule. If Cambodia is the land of contrasts, Phnom Penh is where it all amalgamates. Modern with ancient, past with present, chaos with peace, Phnom Penh resonates the richness of Cmabodian heritage and innovation of modern day development. The National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom are some of the places we visit in the Capital before we end our journey.

Photo of Phnom Penh, Cambodia by The-Wanderers

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