CCT-7 : Charming Cambodia

Code: CCT-7
Duration: 6 Days - 5 Nights
Summary: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap Special: Angkor Complex includes Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean (River of 1,000 Lingas) & Tonle Sap Lake



Day 1:  Arrival-Siem Reap  – Floating Village – Phnom Krohm Mountain
Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival,BI0-122 a guide of Travel Cambodia will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel to check in. In the afternoon, we will head out of town and
074-676 embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake visiting the local floating villages. This evening, we will have a chance to watch the sunset from the foot of Phnom Krohm Mountain on the way back to your HOTEL IN town.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: HOTEL IN SIEM REAP
Day 2: Discover Angkor Temples
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm, at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays. Return to the HOTEL FOR breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour. Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture, we proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
If the weather permits, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of these amazing temples from a hot air balloon ride over the Angkor Wat.
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: HOTEL IN SIEM REAP
Day 3: Cooking Class in the Village – Rolous Group
Discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class but first begin with a walk along the country lanes in the village where you will learn about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients before returning to the classroom for a hands-on culinary experience. After dining on your creations, Travel Cambodia has arranged for you to visit some of the oldest temples in the Angkor complex. An hour drive out of town to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit a shadow puppet workshop and enjoy a traditional performance put on by the “Little Angels” orphanage and school. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: HOTEL IN Siem Reap  
Day 4: Kulen Waterfall – Banteay Srei – Preah Khan Temple
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then set out for a tranquil countryside drive around Kulen Mountain – the Khmer Empire’s capital in the early 9th century. Here we visit, countless ancient temples, the River of 1000 Lingas, a reclining Buddha and cascading waterfall.  After lunch we drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.
After a full day of sightseeing, enjoy a complimentary one hour foot massage to help you relax a bit. Return to the HOTEL IN THE late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: HOTEL IN SIEM REAP
Day 5: Old Market – Departure
After breakfast, explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market” for some last minute souvenir shopping, before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
Bon voyage!
Meals: Breakfast

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All itineraries are flexible and can easily be altered to suit your needs and interests. 
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