Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
Start/ End: Siem Reap/ Phnom Penh
Tour Type: Luxury and history, leisure and experience
Tour Routes: Siem Reap – Sihanoukville – Song Saa Private Island – Phnom Penh
Tour Categories: Cambodia Tour Packages
Tour Customizable: Definitely!
Tour Guide: Private local English speaking guide
Transportation: Private transportation by air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 – 5 stars hotels
Find the beauty of the lost temples which are famed for Khmer’s intricate and exquisite architecture
Enjoy one of the best places to watch the sunset in the world, Angkor Wat
Visit the largest lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap
Immerse in the lovely atmosphere of Song Saa Private Island and relax on the beautiful tropical beaches
Try the best food and stay in the most luxurious hotels with full of the services from 4 to 5 stars.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (D)
Welcome to Cambodia! As soon as you set your foot in the airport, our tour guide and diver are waiting for you. Transfer you to your 5 stars hotel in Siem Reap. Today is free for leisure time.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem Reap Highlights (B, L, D)
If you’re an early riser, consider watching the sunrise over the royal bathing pool of Srah Srang, which used by the ancient Khmer kings and their concubines in the past. Follow by walking in the local market seeing the local trading of buying and selling. Your breakfast will be served at the beautiful Khmer Traditional House. In a serene setting amid the rural village atmosphere of Angkor, offers a range of original experiences. It’s the perfect private escape from the crowds around Angkor during the heat of the day? Unwind or indulge, it’s the perfect complement to the majestic temples.
Then, return to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat, which is known as one f the modern wonders and most important religious monuments in the world. Here, your private tour guide will provide you the information, the story behind which you never hear on the internet.
Lunch is in town or hotel. Take a rest before continuing the visit to Ta Prohm, the beautiful temple with fig trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a “forgotten city” feeling.
Next, head you to visit Angkor Thom, the ancient city. Here, you can see the massive constructions of the Khmer empire. Next, visit the Terrance of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrane of the Leper King. Bayon temple will be the next destination in this itinerary. Bayon temple is known as the Ancient royal city’s centerpiece. After a long visit, back to your hotel to enjoy the foot massage.
Day 3: Siem Reap Temples (B, L)
Enjoy the breakfast is set by the hotel. Enjoy the meal before the beginning trip to visit Banteay Srei temple, which is translated to “The Citadel of the Women”, this red sand-stone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings and in an amazing state of preservation. Then, drive on to Chau Srei Vibol which is a small charming temple on top of a hill that hardly sees any visitors – very few non-locals have heard of it. Lunch is in town/hotel.
Continue to the trip at 3 p.m, depart in the afternoon for Preah Kahn temple, situated on the Grand Circuit and often neglected by tourists, allowing you to take in the secluded atmosphere. Built-in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII to commemorate his father, it is said that it once housed over 100,000 officials and servants, and become the best place to see the sunset at Angkor Thom.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Traditional Villages (B, D)
Today, spend time to explore the village culture. Stop at a beautiful village in the countryside, and start to walk through to visit the village houses, and you will see how the local life is. Enjoy a 30-minute ox-cart ride through the rice paddies to reach one big local house and see how this family doing daily work.
In the late afternoon, cross picturesque Siem Reap River to Wat Damnak, a living temple with monks praying, a vibrant school and a colorful “forest of stupa”. Receive a special blessing from one of the monks, which includes the tying of a blessed string around your wrist. Then, visit Artisans d’Angkor where you can get traditional Cambodian handicraft skills and observe the artisans at work. Ancient techniques are still practiced here such as wood and stone carving, lacquering, gilding and silk painting. Learn about the overall operations and their goals for the future.
Back to Siem Reap city and enjoy traditional body massage.
This evening, enjoy one of the Cambodia Arts, Phare circus performance which starts at 8:00 p.m. Not only stop at a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance, and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk, and modern. Back to your hotel
Day 5: Siem Reap – Fly to Sihanoukville (B)
Free at leisure time in the morning until check out of the hotel by noon. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Sihanoukville/Song Saa Private Island.
Pick up upon arrival from Sihanoukville airport, transfer to the pier and take the boat 45mn down to the private island of Song Saa.
(The Song Saa property features 27 jungle, over water, and ocean view villas, enjoying expansive terraces – all with private swimming pools. The constructions used the recycled materials from the local region and designed with state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, Song Saa Private Island’s natural finishes and traditional aesthetic ensure the resort blends seamlessly into its surrounds and lives up to its ethos, ‘luxury that treads lightly’. Not only owing to the spectacular seascapes, but the Song Saa Sanctuaries also provide a truly world-class spa offering, boasting regenerative sites, outdoor salas, and discreet treatment villas nestled in the tranquility of the rainforest and along the ocean shore)
Day 6 & 7: Song Saa Private Island (B)
Continue to relax on this paradisiac island. Enjoy the day to unwind on the beach or partake in one of the numerous activities offered by the resort.
Day 8: Song Saa – Phnom Penh (B)
In the morning, free to explore the wild nature and turquoise sea around your resort. Check out of the hotel by 12:00 noon. Take the returning boat to the mainland.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 9: Phnom Penh Departure (B)
Today is the last day in Cambodia. Please check your luggage before leaving the hotel. Your tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport. Back to your home, don’t forget to tell us about a 9-day tour in Cambodia. End of our service.
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