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CLASSICAL CAMBODIA & BEACH CTC-005

CLASSICAL CAMBODIA & BEACH

Tour Code: CTC-005
Destination: Siem Reap / Angkor - Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville. The complete highlights of Cambodia in a one week package tour: Angkor Temples, capital Phnom Penh and the beach.
Duration 8 days, 7 nights

This 8 days tour is an extension of our Cambodia Classic Tour. In addition, you can relax in Cambodia's famous seaside resort Sihanoukville. Many included special extras like lunch in a family's house, traditional massage, Apsara Dance Show & Dinner and much more ... All major Angkor Temples, including Banteay Srei Boat trip to Kampong Phhluk stilt village & flooded forest. Overland trip to the capital Phnom Penh and have a city tour in Phnom Penh. It includes the highlights of beach with fantastic sea views. Extended options can be arranged.

ITINERARY

 Day 1 (8:30am - 6pm) : World Heritage Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat!

 Pick up from your arrival point in Siem Reap and check in hotel. An English speaking tour guide will be arranged to take care of you and bring you to the Angkor Archaeological Park, UNESCO-World Heritage site since 1992.

Visit  Angkor Thom: South Gate - Bayon, Bapuon and Phimeanakas temple, Terrace of the Elephants and  Terrace of Leper King

Optional lunch in Angkor Thom (depening on your interest)

In the afternoon, intensive visit of world famous  Angkor Wat Temple. Study the fantastic bas reliefs and climb up to the temple's third level.
Optional:  Start your visit by riding a balloon with a fantastic view over the heritag site (staying in the same place, around 15 minutes!).
 
Sunset from Phnom Bakheng (very crowded but famous for sunset).

Day 2 (5:30am - 5pm) : Sunrise in Angkor Wat - Srah Srang - Walking tour through "the jungle temples" - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Eastern Mebon - Banteay Srei

You shouldn't miss the fantastic sunrise in Angkor Wat - a unique experience!

After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide and driver will meet you at 8:30am then transfer to visit the Srah Srang Water Basin. Enjoy this quiet place, the former royal bathing.

Start for a walking tour through Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, the so called jungle temple.
This tour is pleasant and takes us about two hours.
(In our opinion as tour agency, walking is a much more experiencing way to "feel" and to "smell" Angkor than sitting only in a car and getting off at some spots.
If you want, the walking tour can be shortened up to one hour, depending on your condition.)

Visit of Ta Prohm
The EFEO (Ecole Francaise d'Extrême-Orient) has decided to keep this temple overgrown by the jungle. Enjoy the trees growing out from the temple ruins and feel like the first explorers and "rediscoverers" of Angkor, like Henri Mouhot or Lunet de Lajonquière.

Time for lunch in front of the gigantic face gopurams (temple entrance) of Ta Prohm in a local restaurant (not included).
In the afternoon, we explore Preah Khan temple (with huge trees overgrowing the ruins). The temple complex has been ideally restored by the World Monument Fund. Learn about the enormous looting problem in Angkor and the importance of safeguarding and preservation activities of the WMF.
Continue exploring the most important spots on the "grand circuit", like Neak Pean (holy bath), the Eastern Mebon (with elephant statues) and Ta Som temple was built by king Jayavarman VII
dedicated this temple to his teacher. Enjoy the famous eastern gopura of Ta Som. Take your picture!

 In the late afternoon, you visit world famous Banteay Srei, with its amazing stone carvings of highest quality. The temple really deserves its nickname "diamond" of Angkor.


Transfer back to hotel. After your second day in the temples, you are certainly tired and will enjoy your complementary traditional khmer massage
.

Day 3 (8:30am - 5pm) : Roluos Group, Morning Market and Floating Village Kampong Phhluk

After breakfast, visit the so-called "Roluos Group", the place where "Angkor was born" with Bakong Temple, Preah Koh Temple and Lolei. We see the morning market in Roluos with indigenously grown vegetables and many fish species.

Enjoy your boat tour through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, habitat of many bird species and arrive in Kampong Phhluk. This amazing floating village is built with 8 to 10 m high stilts.

We have lunch in a family's house (lunch boxes are provided) and learn about the way of living in this still authentic community.

Please note: Depending on the season and the level of water in the Tonle Sap Lake, this program may be subject to changes.  

Traditional Apsara Dance Show with Buffet Dinner at Kulen II Restaurant (6:30pm - 8:30pm).

Day 4 (7:30am - 6pm) : Cambodia Overland & Cruising on Mekong River

At 7:30am start your onland trip by Capitol Tours air-conditioned bus through rich farmlands with rice paddies, water buffaloes and sugar palm trees to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.In the evening, sunset cruise in traditional wooden boat on the Mekong River to see "the skyline" of Phnom Penh.

2 overnights in Phnom Penh

Day 5 (8:30am - 5pm) : Royal City Phnom Penh

Your Phnom Penh city tour starts at Wat Phnom. See the different shrines of Theravada and Mahayana buddhism and enjoy this quiet place in the heart of the capital.
Continue our journey to famous National Museum with the worldwide largest collection of Khmer arts and sculptures.
You will see lots of masterpieces of Khmer bronzes, bas-reliefs and sculptures, like the famous reclining Vishnu (from Western Baray) and the stone sculptured head of Jayavarman VII, the most powerful of all Angkorian kings. The museum gives an excellent overview of Angkorian art and history and invites you to sum up your visit of Angkor.
Go on your programme with the Royal Palace and its highly decorated throne hall, the flowered royal gardens and of course the famous Silver Pagoda. See the model of Angkor Wat giving you a bird eyes' view of the whole temple area.

By traditional cyclo you will be driven from the Royal Palace to the colourful Central Market.
This cyclo tour is certainly one of the highlights of your Phnom Penh experience.
Explore the traditional Central Market and the modern Suriya Market with lots of all kinds of food stands (exclusive).
Visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of genocide, and learn about this cruel part of Cambodian history.

 Day 6:    Welcome to the beach!

By air-condition Capitol Tours Bus, we head southwards to Sihanoukville, Cambodia's most popular seaside resort. Enjoy your overland tour through very scenic natural landscapes with rice paddies, water buffaloes and sugar palms (230 km, about 4 hours).

You are free to choose your departure time. It is available at 7:15, 8:45, 11:15, 12:30, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Decide by yourself if you prefer another individual exploration of the capital Phnom Penh, or if you would like to spend more time at the white sandy beaches of Sihanoukville.

2 overnights in Sihanoukville.

 Day 7:  Relax in Sihanoukville - or optional daytrips?

Time to relax: Your resort offers fantastic seaviews to the islands and is located directly on the hillside at Serendipity Beach, giving also access to the more exclusive Sokha Beach.

Options for day trips, such as "Ream National Park" with mangrove forests and exotic wildlife (white fresh water dolphins!) or "Island Hopping" with snorkeling and seafood BBQ.

(Day tours are excluded)

Day 8:  Bye bye paradise!

After breakfast, transfer to the bus station in Sihanoukville.

End of package tour "Classic & Beach".

It will be hard to leave this fantastic place, that's why there are options for extensions in Sihanoukville (just contact us if you need to extend your travel).

From Sihanoukville's bus station, all other destinations can be easily reached (Koh Kong, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Saigon). If you need assistance in booking your tickets, please contact us.

Prices "Cambodia Classic & Beach"                                                 

8 days, 7 nights

ACCOMMODATION IN 3* HOTELS

  • In Siem Reap/ Angkor: 3 nights
  • In Capital Phnom Penh: 2 nights
  • In Sihanoukville: 2 nights

PACKAGE TOURS PRICE

CODE

ACCOMMODATION

1 PAX

2-3 PAX

4-7 PAX

8-11 PAX

8 Days 7 Nights

3 star hotels

$767

$433

$342

$293

THE PRICE ABOVE IS IN US DOLLAR FOR ONE PERSON

Tour Price included:

  • Pick-up service from your arrival point in Siem Reap at 8:30am ( hotel / international airport / bus station and transfer to hotel)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/ van/ bus on day 1, day 2 and day 3
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Capitol bus join with other passengers without tour guide from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh on day 4
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Capitol bus join with other passengers without tour guide from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (day 6) and return (day 8, only option B).
  • All transfers as described in tour itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking, licensed local tour guide on day 1, 2, 3 and day 5
  • Walking tour with special itinerary through "jungle temples" Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm (about two hours)
  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to floating village Kampong Phhluk (on day 3). Length of transfer and boat trip depend on the water level
  • Phnom Penh City Tour by air-conditioned car / van / bus (depending on the number of persons), including Wat Phnom and Independent Monument
  • Entrance fee for the National Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Entrance fee for the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh
  • Entrance fee for Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Mekong river sunset cruise - boat drive on traditional wood boat without tour guide (about 1 hour).
  • Accomodation in 3 star hotels
  • 3 nights staying at Siem Reap, 2 nights staying in Phnom Penh, 2 nights in Sihanoukville
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunch in a family's house in floating village Kampong Phhluk (on day 3)
  • Apsara dance show and dinner buffet at 6:30pm - 8:30pm (on day 3)
  • Traditional Khmer massage on day 2
  • Transfer to bus station in Sihanoukville

Tour Price does NOT include:

  • Meals other than stated above
  • Personal expenses and others not stated above
  • Personal travel insurance
  • The entrance fee for Angkor Archaeological Park (ticket)

        Please note: As you wish to extend your visit of Angkor Archaeological Park,
        the entrance fee for Angkor (ticket) is not included.
        This allows you to decide by yourself, which ticket is best for you:
        1 day ticket   US-Dollar 37
        3 days ticket  US-Dollar 62
        7 days ticket  US-Dollar 72

 Terms and Conditions:

  • The price is in US-Dollar per person
  • The price for two persons is based on accommodation in one double room or one twin room
  • The price for 3 persons is based on accommodation in triple room
  • The price for 4 persons is based on accommodation in two double rooms or two twin rooms
  • Tour Program can be subject to changes due to climatical or other unexpected problems