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  • Cambodia Experience

    Code: CFT02 - Duration: 10 Days
    Start: Phnom Penh | Finish: Siem Reap
  • Cambodia is becoming one of the most favorite destinations in Asia thanks for its natural beauty, amazing heritage sites, and smiling people.  The trip starts in Phnom Penh with visits to some major sites such as National Museum, Royal Palace, the famous Silver Pagoda and Toul Sleng Museum to understand more its rich historical past and French influence in the ornate Khmer-style temples and the grand colonial buildings and villas. We then take a short cruise to Angkor Borei town which is just a few km navigation from the Vietnam border. The next destination is Sihanouk Ville which is very quickly emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s premier beach destinations thanks for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Moving to Battambang, you and your family will be amazed at the Bamboo Train experience before catching a private local boat to Siem Riep, the gateway to the majestic ruins of Angkor including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Bayon), Terrace of Elephant, etc.

    Highlights:

    • Discover the history and treasures of Phnom Penh city, the capital of Cambodia
    • Take a boat trip through stunning scenery to Angkor Borei town 
    • Relax in Sihanouk Ville with beautiful beaches and clear waters
    • Visit non tourist area of Battambang, one of the country’s best-preserved colonial-era towns
    • Take a private local boat trip from Battambang to Siem Riep through the Stung Sangke River and Tonle Sap Lake
    • Admire the amazing architecture of Angkor Wat and its jungle temples
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:Cambodia Experience 10 days

    Day 1: Phnom Penh arrival (-/L/-)
    Day 2: Phnom Penh - Takeo - Kep (B/-/-)
    Day 3: Kep - Sihanoukville (B/-/-)
    Day 4: Sihanoukville  - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 5: Sihanoukville  - Phnom Penh (B/-/-)
    Day 6: Phnom Penh - Battambang (B/-/-)
    Day 7: Battambang - Boat trip to Siem Riep (B/L/-)
    Day 8: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B/L/-)
    Day 9: Siem Riep - Preah Khan (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Siem Riep - Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Laos or Vietnam 

    Notes:

    - We specialize in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    - The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    - Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    - For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE"

    - If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
    - We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request. 

  • Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival (-/L/-)

    Phnom Penh - Airport: 12km, ~35min drive

    phnom penh tonkin travelUpon arrival in Phnom Penh airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our guide and driver. After making sure of your successful hotel check-in, they will be pleased to leave you free time at leisure to recover after the long flight.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages. Our next destination is the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. We will end our afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.

    Meals Included: Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

    Day 2: Phnom Penh - Takeo - Kep (B/L/-)

    Phnom Penh - Kep: 164km, ~4h drive

    template in phnom penhAfter breakfast at hotel, our journey southwards begins as we depart Phnom Penh and make our first stop at Phnom Chisor Temple dating back from the 11th century. A 500 step path leads up to the top of the hill from where we can enjoy fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. We get on our car to the quiet town of Takeo before taking a short cruise to Angkor Borei town, located just a few kilometer navigation from the Vietnam border. There is a small museum which displays several reproductions of sculptures from the nearby ruins and few artifacts dating as far back as the 4th century. After seeing this pleasant place, we continue our boat trip to visit a pre-Angkorian style temple of Phnom Da and a nearby temple of Asram Maharosei. The steep path over some big rocks makes Asram Maharosei different from other temples in Cambodia. Proceed to Kep city for overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kep

    Day 3: Kep – Sihanouk Ville (B/-/-)

    Kep - Sihanouk Ville: 125km, ~3h drive

    Sihanouk VilleBreakfast at hotel and we continue to Sihanouk Ville, en route visit the countryside and salt field, pepper plantation, and also stop to enjoy the boat ride along the Mangrove Forest in Ream National Park before we are arriving Sihanouk Ville. The remainder of the day free at leisure on the beaches of Sihanouk Ville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

    Day 4: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)

    Sihanouk Ville tonkin travelToday is the free day for your to enjoy the sun, sand, and beaches in Sihanouk Ville, or you can find the optional tour to some nearby islands for diving, snorkeling…

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

    Day 5: Sihanouk Ville - Phnom Penh (B/-/-)

    Sihanouk Ville - Phnom Penh: 230km, ~4h30min drive

    Sihanouk ville tour tonkin travelBreakfast at hotel and keep continue enjoying the beaches until afternoon we will be transferred to Phnom Penh, on arrival check in at hotel and free on your own in the late afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

    Day 6: Phnom Penh - Battambang (B/-/-)

    Phnom Penh - Battambang: 294km, ~6h drive

    battambang tours tonkin travelMorning after breakfast at hotel, we travel to Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia, Battambang located on both the highway and railroad linking Phnom Penh with Thailand. En route, we will visit the floating village of Kompong Luong in Pursat Province. On arrival, we enjoy a walk around this colonial styled town and visit some outlaying hilltop temples as well as the infamous cave, which used as execution field under the Khmer Rouge rule. There are also some opportunities to take a drive along tiny winding tracks into some small villages where tourists hardly ever venture. Ride the Bamboo Train in the late afternoon before come back to hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

    Day 7: Battambang - Boat trip to Siem Riep (B/L/-)

    tonle sap tonkin travelAfter breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to boat pier of Battambang and embark on the local private boat to cruise to Siem Reap though the Stung Sangke River and Tonle Sap Lake, the journey is very interesting with the local community living on the floating houses and specially we stop and interact with some of local families, visit Buddhist pagodas, local school on the lake. Arrival at Siem Reap transfer to hotel for check in and free in the late afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 8: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B/L/-)

    angkor tour tonkin travelIn the morning after breakfast, we visit the most famous of all temples on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers glory on the Cambodian flag and a masterpiece of the 12th Century. Art historians describe him as a prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru, the five peaks the enclosing wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding ditches the sea. Lunch is at the hotel. Visit the South Gate with its huge statues and the ancient capital of the 12th Century, Angkor Thom. We continue to see the Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara paid), the royal residence, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 9: Siem Riep - Preah Khan (B/-/-)

    sieam reap travel tonkin travelBreakfast is served at hotel. Today, we visit to Preah Khan, Neak Pean temples and in the afternoon we will get away from the touristy area by traveling through the countryside to see the daily activities of the Cambodian Former working in the field and it is a great opportunities for us to take picture and learn more about the culture of Cambodia. Ridding the ox-card which serves by the villager to view the sunset in the rice field and then return to Siem Reap.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 10: Siem Riep - Departure (B/-/-)

    Breakfast at hotel and you will be free on your own for shopping, massage, swimming...... until our driver meet and transfer you to airport for your flight to next destination. End of our services!

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • Seasonal: during high season (October-April), the prices of services are generally higher when compared to the low season (May-September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you that travel together the less you will pay!
    • The choice of hotels: Fairly obvious one here; a 5-star hotel can cost ten times as much as a 2 star hotel.
    • The activities during the trip: Two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: In some cases, booking your trip late can drastically affect prices due to their low availability.

    Inclusion:

    • Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability.
    • Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver except free day
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage
    • Meals as indicated in program (B: Breakfast /L: Lunch / D: Dinner)
    • Entrance fees for attractions included in the program
    • All activities and cruises clearly mentioned in the program
    • Water and cool tissues
    • Government taxes & service charge

    Exclusion:

    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Early check-in, late check-out
    • Personal expenditures, tips
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air transfers associated with airport taxes
    • Visa and visa arrangement (available upon request)

    Booking

    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.

    Accommodation

    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.

    Transport

    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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