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This short tour is designed to be a simple add on to our Vietnam tours or the Thai beach resorts. Taking in the main sights of Cambodia including the world-famous Angkor Wat, this is a must-do addition to any trip to the Far East.
Arrive in the Cambodian capital around midday and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay at the Sunway Hotel or similar. This evening there is the option of a sunset cruise on the Tonle Sap River (pre-bookable with an additional charge).
A morning tour of the city includes the impressive National Museum with its stunning collection of Angkor sculptures and the imposing 19th century Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, a grandiose edifice of Khmer design, ornate tile work and sumptuous murals. Visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the 'Killing Fields' of Choeung Ek, memorials to the horrors of Pol Pot's tyrannical regime, the Apsara Arts Association or the Toul Tompong Market. Besides jewellers and gold-sellers, there is also a huge collection of curios, silks and carvings and the market is one of the best places in Cambodia to purchase fabrics. Late this afternoon transfer to the airport for the short flight to Siem Reap and transfer to the Prince d'Angkor Hotel for 2 nights. After check-in and freshen up, you will have a chance to explore The Made in Cambodia Market brings together the most exciting examples of craftsmanship in Cambodia today. With an abundance of unique and fascinating stalls, many of the products are hand produced by underprivileged villagers, who greatly benefit by being able to sell their crafts. There is a fantastic selection of recycled products too! Opens to the public everyday 12noon to 22 hrs. You also can take a stroll down the famous Pub Street until midnight. The name alone excites tourists, a short alley flanked by clubs, bars, and restaurants, offering a wide variety of culinary treats from Khmer specialties to Western favorites (B)
You will have a full day of sightseeing to cover the major archaeological sites of the Angkor area, built by the Khmer civilisation between 802 and 1220 AD. It is time to visit one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Continue to visit the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom - last capital of the Khmers, and the stunning Bayon temple. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very centre of Angkor Thom and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. The exterior gallery walls have extensive bas-reliefs but the highlights are the 'faces', more than 200 of them, silent but with the famous half-smile playing on their lips. PJ de Beerski wrote of them 'godliness in the majesty and the size, mystery in the expression'. Also enjoy a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake followed by a visit to the village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. (B)
Breakfast and free at leisure until check-out time at 12 noon or you could take an optional tour to Banteay Srei: The citadel of women - a tiny, enchanting temple, which is one of the jewels in this remarkable city. Built of red sandstone in the 10th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the carved male and female figures in the niches are exquisitely executed in both style and proportion. This is the most Indian of all the temples in Angkor and in the words of H.W. Ponder, is 'a fairy palace in the heart of an immense and mysterious forest'. The last of your temple visits in the morning will be the Ta Prohm Temple, romantically overrun by the verdant jungle vegetation (pre-bookable with an additional charge). Afterwards you'll transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
The table below shows our escorted tour departure dates.
Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.
Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.
Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.
If you wish to arrive earlier, extra nights can be added to your tour in the Sunway in Phnom Penh. We recommend extending your tour at the Prince d’Angkor in Siem Reap.
GMT +7 hours (summer) +8 hours (winter)
Tours listed in the itinerary.
Occasionally we may need to substitute one or more of the hotels with that of a similar standard.
Cambodia Visa fee (currently cash US$30 with one photo passport size on arrival). Obtain your visas prior to travel at: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/.