Cambodia | Secret of Mekong
DAY 1: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL
On arrival at airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel for check. Remain of the day is free to recover from the jet lag. O/N in Phnom Penh
DAY 2: PHNOM PENH – CITY TOURS (B/D)
After breakfast – spend morning by TukTuks to the infamous TuolSleng Museum and Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, where large numbers of people were killed and buried in mass graves.
Afternoon, enjoy city tour by Cyclo to visit Independence Monument commemorates the end of Cambodia’s ruled by France in 1953. Wat Phnom, an ancient pagoda stand up on the hill, marks the legendary founding place of the capital city Phnom Penh And then continue to National Museum built in 1917-18 is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts. TheRoyal Palace built in 1866 and Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.
This evening, enjoy sunset cocktail & Dinner from 05:30pm – 08:00 pm
(For joining: a minimum of 4 full paying passengers are required)
Includes: all inclusive cruise concept during 2 hours and half cruise along Phnom Penh riverfront, from Japanese Friendship Bridge to Koh Pich Island and across Mekong River among floating fishing villages, with appetizers, unlimited drinks and BBQ dinner set with French wines.
Overnight at hotel
DAY 3: PHNOM PENH – SILK FARM ISLAND (B)
After breakfast – We spend a half – day of boat trip to a rural weaving village on Koh Dach, the island in the middle of Mekong River. The interesting traditional of the people existing long time ago is the real handicraft of Khmer. In all accommodations of the people has individual loom according to the capital of each farm. The boat may stop at ‘Mekong Island’ (Koh OkhnaTey) and some other weaving houses along the way before back to Phnom Pen. Overnight at hotel
DAY 4: PHNOM PENH – KRATIE – KOH TRONG(B)
Transfer from Phnom Penh to Kratie (315 km) via Kampong Cham by private vehicle and guide. This is a real outpost town on the banks of the Se San River just off the Mekong. The tranquility in the region shows us an authentic and remote “face” of Cambodia. We will arrive in Kratie after 6 hours drives and then we embark on boat to where you will spend rest of the day on the sandy beach or enjoy activities at that island.O/N in Koh Trong – Kratie
DAY 5: KRATIE – KOH TRONG (B)
Breakfast at lodge or local restaurant before enjoy your own activities on the island!
Afternoon, heading to Kampi Dolphin Pool, This is the largest dolphin pool on the Mekong River. We take the boat to view the rare Irrawaddy dolphins in their natural habitat. There are handicraft sellers at the site who produce wooden carvings for sale. Stop to watch a local artisan carving his next masterpiece! A further 1km north is Kampi Rapids where you can relax, swim and enjoy the rapids. Return to hotel and restful night in Koh Trong – Kratie
DAY 6: KRATIE – KAMPONG CHAM – KAMPONG THOM (B)
After breakfast, we explore this charming town as we walk along the roads spotted with many charming Khmer houses and waving kids. We then take the trip to Kompong Cham by private car or van. You will enjoy very much the beautiful view of the countryside along the way. Kompong Cham has plenty of interesting sights, some of which are old colonial buildings and WatNokhor with its ancient temple and modern style pagoda. Then we will drive to Kampong Thom where you will be spending a night at hotel. O/N in Kampong Thom
DAY 7: KAMPONG THOM – SAMBOPREIKUK – SIEM REAP (B)
An early morning start to drive to the archeological sight of SamborPreiKuk, which is dotted with hundred pre-angkor styled temples. The road conditions are poor, but the spectacular scenery of this ancient ruin, with a mixture of temples and forest, makes the hardship all worthwhile. We continue travel by roads to Siem Reap, passing the charming Khmer countryside. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. Arrival, check in and spend rest of the day at hotel. Overnight at hotel in REP
DAY 8:ANGKOR COMPLEX (B)
After breakfast, we drive to visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, it is time to visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. O/N in Siem Reap
DAY 9: BANTEAYSREI – BANTEAYSAMRE – KAMPONG PHLUK (B)
Heading out of the town, we drive on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of BanteaySrei. On the way, we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and follow these with a visit the BanteaySamre temple, adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. We continue to the Kampong Phluk. This amazing floating village is built on 8 to 10 m high stilts and it is also one of natural tourisms and a mangroves for hundreds species of fresh water fishes and birds and decorated with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. We embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, habitat of many bird species it will bring you to Kampong Phluk. We visit an island pagoda, a school and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families then return to hotel. O/N in Siem Reap.
DAY 10: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast – Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for onward flight to next destination. End of Service!
(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
• Cheung Ek
• The Killing Fields
• Independence Monument
• Wat Phnom
• National Museum
• The Royal Palace
• Silver Pagoda
• Mekong River
• Koh Dach
• Mekong Island
• Koh Trong
• Kampi Dolphin Pool
• Kampi Rapids
• Kompong Cham
• The Phimeanakas
• The Royal Enclosure
• The Elephants Terrace
• The Terrace of the Leper King
• Angkor Wat
• Temple of BanteaySrei
• BanteaySamre temple
• Kampong Phluk
• Great Tonle Sap Lake
• 3 nights Phnom Penh
• 2 nights Koh Trong
• 1 night Kampong Thom
• 3 nights Siem Reap
• Full private A/C vehicle transfer as program.
• Private tour with English speaking tours guide.
• All sightseeing tickets
• Personal items
• Any unmentioned services