Get a closer view of epic Cambodia in 8-day culture tour with all the famous destination, food, and exploration. This one-week itinerary may bring you to the village life of the rural countryside to get to know deeply the cultures and customs of Cambodian as well as the Khmer Kingdom.
 

Tour Code:
Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Start/ End: Siem Reap/ Siem Reap
Tour Route: Siem Reap – Preah Vihear – Banteay Chhmar – Battambang – Siem Reap
Tour Type: Natural and Landscape, Explore, and Experience
Tour Categories: Cambodia 1-week ItinerariesCambodia Local Tour Packages 
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English or other Languages upon your Request)
Transportation: Private first-class vehicles with air-conditioning, bike
Accommodation: Upon Request

Highlights of the 8-day Cambodia Cultural Tour:

  • Discover the capital of the Khmer Kingdom
  • Visit the historical and cultural relics of Cambodia
  • Explore fascinating Battambang City

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02: Siem Reap
Day 03: Siem Reap
Day 04: Siem Reap – Preah Vihear
Day 05: Preah Vihear – Banteay Chhmar
Day 06: Banteay Chhmar – Battambang
Day 07: Battambang
Day 08: Battambang – Siem Reap – Departure

 
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Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival (D)

Welcome to Siem Reap, the first destination in your 8-day itinerary. This vibrant city is your first step to explore the unique Cambodian culture, the ancient Angkorian temples. Once you arrive in Siem Reap International Airport, our guide will pick up you and take you to the hotel for check-in. Spend a short time to refresh yourself after a long flight before immersing into the eventful nightlife in Siem Reap.

Angkor Night Market cambodia cultural tour 8 days

Do some shopping in the Angkor Night Market to adapt to the Cambodian lifestyle and culture with the tour guide who would like to show you the useful information about this area. Have dinner at a local restaurant then overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 02: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex (B, L, D)

Begin your exploration of Angkor Wat by an open-air remork tour. Unlike other temples facing the east, Angkor Wat faces to the west. For the best Angkor Wat’s visit, you should be here at 5 am to see the sunrise. Then come back to Phnom Bakheng or the Terrace of Srah Srang at 5 pm to watch the spectacular sunset.

Angkor wat sunrise cambodia cultural tour

Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom (B, L)

Continue your rework tour to the majestic Ta Prohm temple to highlight your culture itinerary. Ta Prohm gains its reputation as “Tomb Raider Temple” overgrown by giant tree roots which create an otherworldly view.

Ta Prohm temple cambodia classic tour

In the afternoon, head to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Discover the South Gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. Next, move to the Bayon Temple at the heart of Angkor Thom, where include 54 towers with enigmatic faces which represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire. Go on to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Terrace of the Elephants cambodia classic tour

Day 04: Siem Reap – Preah Vihear (B, L)

Today, your itinerary may start at 7:30 am to transfer to Preah Vihear with a 3-4 hour drive in private vehicle. On the way, we will stop at Trapaeng Prasat Temple bringing a stunning vista of Preah Vihear mountain. Check-in your hotel and enjoy lunch before going to visit the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear located on the edge of a plateau with the local guide.

Trapaeng Prasat Temple cambodia cultural tour

Day 05: Preah Vihear – Banteay Chhmar (B, L, D)

After breakfast, leave Preah Vihear and toward the rural countryside of Cambodia, Banteay Chhmar. One of the most attractive features in Banteay Chhmar is the impressive number of bas-reliefs on the exterior walls of the inner sanctuary. Have a picnic lunch before return to the village.

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In the late afternoon, it would be great if you go sightseeing in the surrounding countryside to see the rice paddies and sugar palm plantations. Afterward, you may have a night on an intimate homestay where your accommodations will be a traditional Cambodian style to experience local culture and customs.

Day 06: Banteay Chhmar – Battambang (B, D)

Have breakfast with your host family. The local guide may take you to the local market and explain several aspects of traditional life in a village including, fishing, beekeeping, and weaving. Next, you may have 2-hour drive to Battambang, the second-largest city in Cambodia.

Battambang city cambodia cultural tour

In the afternoon, spend some time on the walking tour to discover the Battambang’s history. The early 20th – century colonial architecture has been also best-remained.

Day 07: Battambang City Tour (B, L, D)

There are two main activities you must-do in Battambang: take a cycling tour to the local villages in the morning and experience Bamboo Train in the afternoon. On the 30km bike riding, you have a chance to get closer to the beauty of the local countryside, learn how rice paper is produced.

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After lunch, explore the Bamboo Train station which could bring you plenty of exciting experiences with sitting on a cushion which we will bring along and travel in 8km to the next station.

Day 08: Battambang – Siem Reap – Departure (B)

Enjoy the last day in your culture itinerary with a walk-guided tour to the “Ancient House”, the oldest-standing wooden Khmer house in Wat Kor Village, to explore how the Khmer milled their own rice in olden times.

Wat Kor Village cambodia classic tour

Afterward, transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight.

 

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What’s Included?

  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in double/twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Boat excursion
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing

What’s Excluded?

  • International/domestic airfares & tax
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance. (We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home)
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters and project cost
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion

Recommended Accommodation List

LocationBoutique Option 3* Standard 4* Standard 5* Standard
BattambangClassy Hotel

Superior

Battambang Resort

Garden View

Bambu Resort

Standard

Siem ReapClaremont Angkor Boutique Hotel

Deluxe

Saem Siem Reap Hotel

Deluxe

Royal Angkor Resort & Spa

Superior

  • Room type is based on Double bed or Twin-shared rooms by 2 people
  • Inclusive of Daily breakfast & taxes