A few days of leisure but still want to have a wonderful Cambodia tour? The 9-day tour with all essential locations of Cambodia in Siem Reap, Kompong Chhnang, and Phnom Penh will absolutely worth your while. Discover the magnificent temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap. Then start your journey on the RV Jayavarman to Tonle Sap Lake to see the different birds in the lake, come to Kampong Chhnang the next day to explore the marshes along the river, to Kampong Cham to join the journey on land - Wat Hanchey Temple - Angkor. Travel to Phnom Penh - a crossroads of the past and present of Asia to visit the Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda and other famous attractions in Phnom Penh within two days.
 

Tour Code:
Duration:
 9 days/8 nights
Start/End: Siem Reap/ Phnom Penh
Tour Route: Siem Reap – Kompong Chhnang – Kampong Cham – Phnom Penh
Tour Type: Natural and Landscape, History and Culture
Tour CategoriesCambodia tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival – Angkor Wat (D)
Day 02: Angkor Thom – Ta Prohm Temple (B, L)
Day 03Banteay Srey Temple & Samre Temple (B, L)
Day 04: Cruise to Kompong Chhnang (B, L)
Day 05: Kampong Chhnang – Pottery village, Floating houses (B)
Day 06: Cruise to Kampong Cham, Visit Wat Hanchey & Wat Nokor (B, L, D)
Day 07: Phnom Penh City Tour (B)
Day 08: Phnom Penh, Relax at Leisure (B)
Day 09: Phnom Penh Departure (B)

 
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Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival – Half-day Angkor Wat (D)

Welcome to Siem Reap – the city of the wonder in the world!

You will receive the warmest welcome from our local guide at the airport, then you will be taken to the hotel. After a check-in and take a short break, spend half a day for your guide take you to explore the wonder of the world – Angkor Wat – a magnificent temple built in the 12th century and a complex Hindu temple – the largest Buddhist and the largest religious monument in the world. At the end of the day on the way back to Siem Reap, enjoy the sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped Pre Rup.

Angkor Wat

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 02: Angkor Thom – Ta Prohm Temple (B, L)

This is a Siem Reap day tour. Enjoy your breakfast, then board a tuk-tuk to visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom – the last and most durable capital city of the Khmer empire. Angkor Thom tours will start at South Gate and walk along the ancient wall to see the lost temple of Prasat Chrung, then continue to the Bayon Temple, where you will be surrounded by 216 famous giant rock formations called “Angkor Smile.” You will also visit the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue the Siem Reap tour, moving to Ta Prohm. After exploring Ta Prohm, you have the rest of the day for leisure.

Bayon Temple

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 03Banteay Srey Temple & Samre Temple (B, L)

The third day in this Cambodia Tour with Mekong Cruise, we hope for your growing excitement for this trip. After breakfast, you will go to Pink Temple (Banteay Srei). Despite its miniature scale, this temple has breathtakingly sculptured walls that are still observed in fine details to this day.

Banteay Srei

On the way back, chatting with local communities and your guides will help you interact with local people to learn about the lifestyle here. Enjoy Palm Wine and Palm Sugar (seasonal) and other popular local products. Then you will continue to the Banteay Samre temple built in the 12th century. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ride the ox cart around the village near the Samre Shrine to experience the local life of the Cambodian people.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 04: Cruise to Kompong Chhnang (L, D)

Have breakfast and relax a bit until departure to Lake Tonle Sap to board Jayavarman RV for cruising. Start the Tonle Sap lake journey from noon with lunch ready to be served. Tonle Sap Lake is recognized as the largest freshwater lake all over Southeast Asia. You can find different birds at the lake and when the sun goes down, you will enjoy dinner and overnight on the board.

Tonle Sap lake

Sample Itinerary from RV Cruise:

Day 1 Cruise:

“At 12 noon, you gather at the next rendezvous point for a speedboat ride. A sumptuous drink and lunch are served on board.

Today you will cruise along the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You will have the opportunity to discover more fish than any other lake in the world and where there are many incredible birds, including rare and endangered feather birds. Then it was a lazy afternoon as the ship surfaced along the water. Dinner is served at the Dining Hall. Enjoy the spectacular sunbathing experience while bathing in the moonlight and the brilliant light of the stars. Overnight on board.”

Day 05: Kampong Chhnang – Pottery village, Floating houses (B, L, D)

Get up early and you can enjoy the Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck as the sun slowly rises. The ship will travel out of the lake to Kompong Chhnang in the morning and you can enjoy the marshes along the river. When you arrive in the province in the afternoon, you will take a short bus ride to visit the Khmer style pottery in the village of Audaung Russey. Then continue by motorboat to Kompong Cham and you can see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms along the way. Participate in a bull rally before visiting the Heritage Line pro bono “Literary Project”.

khmer pottery

Overnight in Kompong Cham

Sample Itinerary from RV Cruise:

Day 2 Cruise:

“The new day always starts with a Tai Chi lesson invigorating on the sun deck. Before dawn, the ship runs along the Tonle Sap. When the ship is about to leave the lake, we see spectacular swamps floating along the banks of the Kampong Chhnang River.

Afternoon trips continue along the Tonle River, narrowing through the dense woods of Southeast Asia. Take a short bus ride to see the Khmer-style pottery in the village of Aundaung Russey. Then we embarked on a fantastic motorboat trip from Kampong Chhnang to see the wetlands, floating houses, and fish farms in the area before heading to Kampong Cham in the evening. Farther down the river, we took part in a bullfight before being introduced to Heritage Line’s literary project. Overnight in Kampong Cham.”

Day 06: Cruise to Kampong Cham, Visit Wat Hanchey & Wat Nokor (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will take a journey on the mainland to the pre – Angkorian temple of Wat-Nanchey. You can get a moto-taxi or climb up to 291 stairs to the top of the pagoda. Spectacular views from the top are waiting for you to enjoy. You will witness the blessing ceremony made by local Orange monks after returning to the ship. Then you will go towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a mountain built inside the ruins of an ancient temple with a timeless story.

Wat-Nokor

Overnight in midstream near Phnom Penh

Sample Itinerary from RV Cruise:

Day 3 Cruise:

“You will wake up in the early hours of the morning, really energized to embark on a land trip to Wat Hanchey’s pre – Angkor Wat. You can take a taxi or climb up to 291 steps to the top. Situated at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers one of the most breathtaking views in Cambodia. Return to the ship to witness a ceremony conducted by local monks.

As the tide permits, enjoy a surprise in the zodiac (inflatable boat) to the nearby river to swim in the tea-colored Mekong. Then you will travel to Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a mountain built inside the ruins of an ancient temple with an endless story.

Overnight in the midstream near Phnom Penh.”

Day 07: Phnom Penh City Tour (B, L, D)

How an exciting Phnom Penh day tour! After breakfast, you will visit the Silver Pagoda with 5,000 silver tiles on the floor and visit the Royal Palace where the Khmer royal family lives. You will also visit the National Museum, where you will find large collections of history, art and Khmer architecture. After lunch, continue your Phnom Penh day trip to the Genocide Museum and the Killing Field. After visiting the museum, return to the ship and enjoy a cocktail and traditional Apsara dance on board. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

killing fields

Sample Itinerary from RV Cruise:

Day 4 Cruise:

“After breakfast, we will be told a comprehensive lecture on the history of Cambodia. Then visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, witness the Khmer craft is particularly beautiful at the National Museum.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide Museum and the Killing Field in the town. You will feel immense emotions after visiting the Genocide Museum and the Killing Field when witnessing the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime in the dark period of Cambodia.

We returned to the ship after a visit to the museum. A variety of cocktails will be served later as the traditional Apsara dance show aboard. Overnight in Phnom Penh. ”

Day 08: Phnom Penh, Relax at Leisure (B)

Your cruising will finish after breakfast and you can enjoy in Phnom Penh at your leisure.

cambodian souvenirs

Talk more with local people to better understand Cambodian customs. Buy some souvenir for your Cambodia vacation at some of Phnom Penh’s famous shopping malls like Sorya Trade Center, Naga City Walk, The Russian Market is also an ideal choice.

Day 09: Phnom Penh Departure (B)

You have free time to relax and prepare for the flight leaving Phnom Penh, ending your Cambodia excursion. We hope you have a perfect Cambodia holiday!

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
  • Boat excursion
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where requires in the itinerary

What’s Excluded?

  • International/domestic airfares & tax
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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