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Premium Cambodia

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Encounter a land where the past sits alongside the present on a 6-day Premium adventure through Cambodia. Explore the revitalised city of Phnom Penh and make a sobering visit to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Wind down the Tonle Sap river en route to Siem Reap and take in quiet moments of local life. The temples of Angkor Wat have intrigued the world for centuries – uncover their mysteries with the guidance of a local leader and see their architectural wonders through the lens of a private photography coach, leaving you with lifelong reminders of a remarkable journey.

Trip Name
Premium Cambodia
Last Updated
2022-05-24
Days
6
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • See the important sights of Phnom Penh on a full day guided tour. Visit the sobering Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, then stop by a working Buddhist monastery to meet the resident monks, a Premium Exclusive Experience.
  • Relax and unwind during a 3-night Feature Stay at the Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat in Siem Reap – this tropical oasis is home to three swimming pools, bright and beautiful rooms and an excellent restaurant.
  • Enjoy two days of fully guided temple tours in Siem Reap, with in-depth insights into the history of these extraordinary structures and plenty of time at Angkor Wat, plus an Exclusive Experience morning accompanied by a private photography coach.
  • Experience authentic Cambodian cuisine when you dine at the restaurant run by Friends International, visit the Sala Bai Hotel School for lunch, eat at Cambodia’s first farm-to-table restaurant and enjoy a exclusive privately catered breakfast on the shores of the Srah Srang Lake in the temple district.
  • Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in style during an Exclusive Experience – floating down the Tonle Sap River on a charming riverboat. Sit back, relax and watch local life on the water play out in front of you.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Phnom Penh
Sua s'dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s lively capital city. You’ll be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm where you’ll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers – the hotel reception will let you know where this meeting will take place. If you arrive early, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. Why not go for a stroll to discover the city’s gorgeous French colonial architecture, or check out the National Museum and its fascinating collection of classic Khmer craftsmanship. After your meeting, join your leader and small group for dinner at the wonderful Khéma La Poste. This delightful French restaurant is located in the center of the old colonial quarter next to the Phnom Penh Post Office built in 1890. After dinner perhaps cap off the night with a cocktail at the Le Moon Rooftop at Amanjaya Pancam Hotel.
Day 2 - Phnom Penh
Today your leader will introduce you to the sights of Phnom Penh during a full day city tour. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are home to King Sihamoni and closed off to the public, but you will be able to visit the sacred Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek will tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. There is an optional visit to Wat Phnom, the temple that gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th century.
Day 3 - Siem Reap
After breakfast this morning, set sail in style and begin the journey to Siem Reap on a comfortable riverboat. A world away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, sit back and relax as you float peacefully down the Tonle Sap river. This unique form of transport exposes you to a side of Cambodian life most tourists don’t get to see. Pass by rural villages and watch quiet moments of daily life play out in front of you on the water. After disembarking, you will continue the journey to Siem Reap by road, with plenty of interesting stops along the way. Arrive in the late afternoon and check in to the Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat, your Feature Stay accommodation in Siem Reap. The evening is yours to relax at this hotel, hidden away on the quiet fringe of the city. This tropical oasis boasts three pools and an excellent restaurant with a focus on wellness. Bright and spacious rooms are in harmony with the lush grounds, and feature a veranda, private garden and rain showers.
Day 4 - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Spend a full day visiting the amazing temples of Angkor on a guided exploration with your leader. The memories of seeing some of the world’s most important ancient sites are ones you’re going to want to preserve forever, so for the first half of the day you will also be accompanied by a private photography coach who will teach you how to take that one-in-a-million shot. Begin at Angkor Wat, the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor's temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', a temple famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited today, Bayon temple is the centrepiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers. Your leader will let you in on the secrets of the temples and share their remarkable stories. For lunch you'll visit the Sala Bai Hotel School where underprivileged local youths learn skills that enable them to find gainful employment in the hospitality industry. Here you can enjoy a meal prepared by students at the school. After lunch you will head out of town to an ancient working monastery to gain a special insight into the life of a monk and Theravada Buddhism. You will get to meet the monks, enjoy a sacred water blessing for good luck and prosperity and have a red band tied around your wrist to keep you safe in your travels. Later, enjoy Cambodia’s first farm-to-table restaurant for dinner and enjoy a wonderful menu of new Mekong cuisine. The restaurant is run by a talented local chef with a passion for sharing sustainable and seasonal food using organic ingredients grown on site. The rest of the evening can be spent exploring the bars of Siem Reap, or relaxing in laidback luxury at your resort.
Day 5 - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Embrace a very early start today if you wish to experience a sunrise visit to the Angkor complex (this is optional). After sunrise this morning, head to the shores of the Srah Srang Lake. Here you will be treated to an incredible private catered breakfast – take a moment to soak in your stunning surroundings and enjoy a meal as wonderful as the landscape itself. After breakfast, it’s off to the Ta Prohm temple, which has large trees embedded in the stone foundations of the structure – powerful symbols of nature. Next, visit Banteay Srei to snap some enviable pictures of the temple’s intricate stone carvings. You can head back to the resort or use your ticket for the Angkor ruins to continue exploring the site and try out your new photography skills. The vaulted corridors of Preah Khan are well worth a visit, or you may prefer to spend the afternoon getting to know the town. Tonight you will enjoy a final dinner at a great restaurant in town serving local cuisine.
Day 6 - Siem Reap
Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. If you would like to expend your stay in Siem Reap, additional accommodation can be arranged in advance (subject to availability). .

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
22-07-202227-07-2022AUD $ 2,335-
02-09-202207-09-2022AUD $ 2,360-
23-09-202228-09-2022AUD $ 2,218-
07-10-202212-10-2022AUD $ 2,335-
14-10-202219-10-2022AUD $ 2,335-
21-10-202226-10-2022AUD $ 2,480-
11-11-202216-11-2022AUD $ 2,525-
18-11-202223-11-2022AUD $ 2,430-
25-11-202230-11-2022AUD $ 2,430-
09-12-202214-12-2022AUD $ 2,575-
23-12-202228-12-2022AUD $ 2,430-
14-01-202319-01-2023AUD $ 2,745-
28-01-202302-02-2023AUD $ 2,845-
11-02-202316-02-2023AUD $ 2,745-
18-02-202323-02-2023AUD $ 2,795-
04-03-202309-03-2023AUD $ 2,820-
11-03-202316-03-2023AUD $ 2,795-
18-03-202323-03-2023AUD $ 2,695-
25-03-202330-03-2023AUD $ 2,650-
08-04-202313-04-2023AUD $ 2,650-
22-04-202327-04-2023AUD $ 2,650-
13-05-202318-05-2023AUD $ 2,545-
17-06-202322-06-2023AUD $ 2,545-
08-07-202313-07-2023AUD $ 2,545-
22-07-202327-07-2023AUD $ 2,545-
12-08-202317-08-2023AUD $ 2,545-
02-09-202307-09-2023AUD $ 2,545-
23-09-202328-09-2023AUD $ 2,545-
07-10-202312-10-2023AUD $ 2,545-
21-10-202326-10-2023AUD $ 2,545-
28-10-202302-11-2023AUD $ 2,650-
11-11-202316-11-2023AUD $ 2,650-
18-11-202323-11-2023AUD $ 2,650-
25-11-202330-11-2023AUD $ 2,650-
02-12-202307-12-2023AUD $ 2,745-
23-12-202328-12-2023AUD $ 2,745-

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Transport

Private minibus,Boat,Remork (tuk tuk)

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