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PHNOM PENH - BATTAMBANG - SIEM REAP CPT PBS001

PHNOM PENH - BATTAMBANG - SIEM REAP

Tour Code: CPT PBS001
Destination: Phnom Penh (capital city of Cambodia) - Battambang privince - Siem Reap province.
Duration 6 days, 5 nights

Overland trip from Phnom Penh (Capitol city of Cambodia) to Battambang province (enjoy Bamboo train & boat trip to Siem Reap province). Visit Angkor temples: Angkor Thom (South gate of Angkor Thom - Bayon - Bapuon - Phimeanakas - Elephants & Leper king Terrace) - Ta Phrom - Banteay Kdei - Angkor Wat - Bakheng temple - grand circuit: (Pheah Khan - Neak Pean - Ta Som - Eastern Mebon - Pre Rep) - Banteay Srei - Khbal Spean (see waterfall) - Banteay Sam Re - Kampong Phluk floating village on Tonle Sap lake. Tour finish in Siem Reap.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Pick up from hotel in Phnom Penh at 7:30am to Battambang province by air condition Capitol bus sharing around 6 hours.

  • Pick up from bus station in Battambang to hotel.
  • Afternoon our driver will pick up from hotel and transfer to Bamboo train ride (about 1hour without tour guide). Overnight in Battambang.

Read one of our guest comments:

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:33:57 +0200(E-mail: nero_nerino@yahoo.it)

The bamboo train nice but Now probably Too turistic, ferry between Battambang and Siem Reap  Very nice and interesting.. Worth the visit to battambang.

DAY 2

  • Pick up from hotel at 6:45am, transfer to the ferry dock, the boat will leave at 7am to Siem Reap/ Angkor.

  • Enjoy boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake about 7 hours.
  • Pick up from the ferry dock to hotel (12km from Siem Reap center town ).
  • After arrival in Siem Reap and check in hotel. Free time.

 DAY 3  (8am - 6pm)

Visit of Angkor Thom, South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon and Phimenakas Temples. Terrasse of the Elephants and Terrasse of the Lepra King.

Optional lunch in Angkor Thom.

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 great roundview (staying on the same place, around 15 minutes!).
 
Sunset from Phnom Bakheng (very busy but famous for sunset) or Preh Rup, a lovely and quiet place.
Optional dinner in our Ta Som Garden Restaurant, try the famous traditional Amok Fish, delicious and not spicy!

Overnight in Ta Som Guesthouse in air conditioned room.

 DAY 4 (5am -6pm)

After an unforgettable "must see" sunrise in Angkor Wat (without tour guide), you meet your tour guide at 8:30am and have at first breakfast (as breakfast box) on the picturesque Srah Srang Water Basin. Enjoy this quiet place, the former royal bath.

Visit Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, the so called "jungle temples".
Enjoy to "feel" and to "smell" Angkor!
Optional lunch near Ta Prohm Temple.

In the afternoon, explore  Preah Khan temple (with huge trees overgrowing the ruins). Go on seeing the most important temples on the "grand circuit", like Neak Pean (holy bath) and the Eastern Mebon (with Elephant statues).

Ta Som Temple was built by Jayavarman VII on Late 12th century.

The visit of this marvellous small temple is also included in this tour!
Ta Som means "the ancestor", king Jayavarman VII dedicated this temple to his father.
Enjoy the famous eastern gopuram of Ta Som. Don't miss to take your picture.

Go on to visit Pre Rup temple.

DAY 5 (8am - 6pm)

Banteay Srei - Kobal Spean / River of Thousand Lingams - Wildlife Centre ACCB -           Banteay Sam Re

 After breakfast, enjoy your excursion in the Northern part of the Angkor Archaeological Park.
On your way, you pass through picturesque landscapes with ricefields and sugar palms to another highlight of Angkor: the famous and precious Banteay Srei Temple.

Banteay Srei means "the citadel of the women" and is reknown because of its incredible sandstone carvings looking like wood. It really deserves the name "diamond of Angkor".

We go on northwards to a holy place, where in Angkorian times, thousands of Lingams (the phallus symbol of the Lord Shiva) have been carved into the riverbed, in order to fertilize the water going down to the Angkorian plain.

This place is called Kobal Spean or the River of Thousand Lingams.

Easy Walking tour (about one hour) through tropical dry forest and see the different places of carvings in the riverbed. Your experienced English speaking tourguide explains you the meaning of the interesting carvings.
Time for lunch in a local restaurant in Kobal Spean (not included).

At 1pm, we visit ACCB, the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity.

It is the first nature conservation and endangered wildlife rescue and breeding centre in Cambodia. Here, we will be guided by an ACCB expert. 

On your way back to Siem Reap, you also visit Banteay Samrei Temple.

In the evening, enjoy a classical Apsara dance show. Dinner buffet included.
Overnight in Ta Som Guesthouse in air conditioned room.

DAY 6 (8:30am - 3:30pm) visit Kampong Phluk floating village:

Kompong Phluk is a commune and village in Siem Reap Province in northern-central Cambodia. It is a floating village on the Tonle Sap. The village has a school and monastery, where prayers were taking place.

Start at 8.30 am.

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 on 8 to 10 m high stilts.

We visit an island pagoda, a school and traditional stilt houses.

We have lunch in a family's house (picnik boxes with sandwiches and drinks including).  After lunch, we see fishfarms and learn about the way of living in this still authentic community.

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

From August to January, the water level is high enough to make the boat trip through the flooded forest.

For the remainder of the year, when the water level is low, there will be no flooded forest, but the houses of the village appear like

standing on gigantic stilts. This makes a visit of this village worthwhile all year round.In the afternoon transfer to bus station or airport at 3:30pm

Finish tour service for 6 days, 5 nights

Package tour price:

Price: US Dollars 219/person (02pax up)

Group Size

2pax

3pax - 10pax

11pax up

Vehicle

Remok (Tuk Tuk)

Car/Mini bus

Bus

Accommodation:

  • Battambang: 1 night at Holiday hotel (including breakfast)
  • Siem Reap/ Angkor: 4nights at Ta Som Guesthouse with single aircondition room, hot & cold shower, private bathroom (including breakfast).

Services included

  • Pick up from hotels in Phnom Penh at 7:30am and transfer to Capitol tours office.
  • Transportation by air conditioned Capitol bus on day 1 from Phnom Penh to Battambang province about 6 hours on road # 5.
  • Transfer to the bamboo train in Battambang by Remork (Tuk Tuk) at 4:30 pm on day 1 (about 1 hour).
  • Experienced English speaking license local tour guide on day 3, 4, 5 and day 6.
  • Take the boat ride at 7am from Battambang on Tonle Sap Lake to Siem Reap province (on day 2, about 7 hours).
  •  Transport by Remork (Tuk Tuk) to Angkor temples on day 3, day 4, day 5 and day 6 full day (eight hours).Transport by aircondition car, minbus or bus from  3 persons up.
  • The entrance fee for bamboo train.
  • Boat ticket for Battambang to Siem Reap on day 2.
  • Accomodation for five nights (1night at Holiday hotel and 4 nights at Ta Som Guesthouse) with air conditioned twin room private ensuite bathroom with cold/hot water, minibar, Sat TV.
  • Daily breakfasts.
  • One lunch on day 6 at Kampong Phluk floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
  • Traditional Khmer massage in your room at Ta Som Guesthouse (one hour).
  • Apsara dance show and dinner buffet on day 5 at Kulen II Restaurnat (6:30pm - 8:30pm).
  • Transfer to departure point in Siem Reap (airport / bus station) on day 6 at the evening.

 
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 Archaelogical Park (ticket).       
  • 3 days ticket  US-Dollar 62 for day 3, 4 and day 5
           

 Accommodation: stars hotel (3*,4*,5*) on request

We also organize private tours for your own group by Remork (Tuk Tuk), car, minibus or bus with or without tour guide at reasonable price.