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  • Cambodia Passion

    Code: CFT04 - Duration: 12 Days
    Start: Siem Reap | Finish: Phnom Penh
  • Cambodia is becoming one of the most favorite destinations in Asia thanks for its natural beauty, amazing heritage sites, and smiling people. Cambodia Passion starts in Siem Riep, the gateway to the majestic ruins of Angkor including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Terrace of Elephant, Grand and Small Circuits, Banteay Srei, Rolous Group etc. We also have chance to take a boat trip over the water of Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating fisherman’s villages for a closer view of the local lifestyle. From here, we travel by road to Phnom Penh passing Battambang where you can enjoy Bamboo Train. 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. Ending the trip in Phnom Penh with visits to some major sites such as National Museum, Royal Palace, Victory Monument, and the famous Silver Pagoda to understand more its rich historical past and French influence in the ornate Khmer-style temples and the grand colonial buildings and villas.

    Highlights:

    • A 2-hour visit to Angkor National Museum and sunset view in rice paddies 
    • Admire the amazing architecture of Angkor Wat and its jungle temples
    • Explore the ancient capital Angkor Thom
    • Trip to the sophisticated carvings of Banteay Srei temple, the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art
    • Visit the monuments of Roluos, one of the earliest of the Khmer Capital cities
    • Take a boat trip on beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas to integrate into the local life
    • Visit non tourist area of Battambang, one of the country’s best-preserved colonial-era towns
    • Discover the history and treasures of Phnom Penh city, the capital of Cambodia
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:Cambodia Passion 12 days

    Day 1: Siem Riep arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom (B/L/-)
    Day 3: Siem Riep - Grand Circuit - Small Circuit (B/L/-)
    Day 4: Siem Riep - Banteay Srei - Rolous Group (B/L/-)
    Day 5: Siem Riep - Tonle Sap Lake - Battambang (B/L/-)
    Day 6: Battambang (B/L/-)
    Day 7: Battambang - Phnom Penh (B/L/-)
    Day 8: Phnom Penh - Sihanouk Ville (B/-/-)
    Day 9: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 11: Sihanouk Ville - Phnom Penh (B/-/-)
    Day 12: Phnom Penh - 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: Siem Riep Arrival (-/-/-)

    Siem Riep - Airport: 7km, 15min drive

    Angkor National MuseumUpon arrival at Siem Riep airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel for check-in. After making sure of your successful hotel check-in, they will be pleased to leave you free time for your own lunch and leisure to recover after the long flight.

    In the afternoon, meet our guide again who will start with a brief of history and introduction of Siem Reap province and Angkor. We then visit to Angkor National Museum where you can see all the main artifacts from the pre-Angkor period up the post-Angkor period and especially a 30-minute meeting with our Khmer Archeologist from Khmer Royal University of fine and arts. We continue to a local pagoda for a very special blessing ceremony arranged by Buddhist monks to bring you the happiness, prosperities, peace of mind and pleasant trip.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 2: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom (B/L/-)

    Angkor tours 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.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, we 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.

    Optional: You can use bicycle to explore Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom instead of by car.

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

    Day 3: Siem Riep - Grand Circuit - Small Circuit (B/L/-)

    Ta Prohm tonkin travelMorning after breakfast at hotel, we visit to the “Small Circuit” group of temples including: Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. This is one of Jayavarman VII's first major temple projects dedicated to his mother, Thommanon built at the same time with Angkor Wat and Chau Say Tevoda temple, Banteay Kdei – surrounded by four concentric walls, Srah Srang – “The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing and Ta Keo known as “ The mountain with golden peaks” dedicated to Hindu God Shiva.

    The afternoon is spent for visiting the “Grand Circuit” including: Pre Rup- a temple-mountain with beautiful bas reliefs and excellent views of the surrounding countryside, East Mebon- a large temple – mountain dedicated to Shiva in honor of the king’s parents, Tasom- the most distant temple of the Grand Circuit, Neak pean a small island temple originally dedicated to Buddha and the Preah Khan dedicated to Jayavarman VII's father.

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

    Day 4: Siem Riep - Banteay Srei - Rolous Group (B/L/-)

    Banteay Srei tonkin travelAfter having breakfast at hotel, we start our trip by visiting Banteay Srei built at the time when Khmer Empire was gaining significant power and dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It’s a masterpiece of Khmer Art with small size, sandstone construction and ornate design. We then back to visit Banteay Samre temple in the Angkor Wat style. Samre, the name refers to an ethnic group of mountain people; the region at the base of Phnom Kulen inhabited and is probably associated with the Khmer. None Inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture corresponds to the classical art of the middle period, as well as in Angkor Wat. The proportions of Banteay Samre are enormous. A unique feature is an interior moat with lateritic paving, which is filled with water to the temple an ethereal atmosphere.

    Afternoon, we visit Roluos Group of temples built between 877-889, situated 13km from Siemreap. They were constructed when the ancient Khmers created their first settlement in the Angkor region. There are 3 temples: Bakong is the most impressive temple, much older than Angkor Wat with beautiful carvings on its lintels that are still in good shape. Preahko temple is close to the main temple Bakong and consists of 6 elegant brick towers with exquisite decoration and statues of Nandi, Shiva's sacred bull. Lolei temple constructed in 893, is an island temple dedicated to members of the royal family and the Hindu God Shiva.

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

    Day 5: Siem Riep - Tonle Sap Lake - Battambang (B/L/-)

    Siem Riep - Battambang: 137km, ~3h drive

    Tonle sap tonkin travelIn the morning after breakfast, we carry out exploration of Tonle Sap lake - the largest natural lake in Indochina, cruising for 1 or 2 hours to visit its floating villages and discover the waterfront life. Disembark and drive back to Siem Reap through the peaceful countryside and quaint villages with lush rice fields and rows of palm. Visit the Artisans d’Angkor established in 1992 with the purpose of training young Cambodians in reestablishing the arts of their ancestral heritage and help increasing job opportunities. Drop by some workshops to know about the process of stone and wood carving. Then After that, we drive by overland to Battambang. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

    Day 6: Battambang (B/L/-)

    battambangAfter breakfast, we visit the traditional house at Phum Wat kor then drive along the Sanker river through the charming country side until Wat Ek Phnom temple (11th century). On the way back, visit Wat Slaket Pagoda, and Prahok market (prahok is the Cambodian fermented fish paste).

    In the afternoon, experience a 2-hour sightseeing tour aboard a bamboo train, the old means of transportation. Enjoy the beautiful village landscapes, rice fields and then return to Battambang to visit the provincial museum and stroll through the town center with your guide and admire its colonial architecture and Chinese shop-houses and colorful temples.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

    Day 7: Battambang - Phom Penh (B/L/-)

    Pottery Village tonkin travelAfter breakfast, we will drive back to Phnom Penh. Before arrival Phnom Penh, we have to pass 3 provinces such as Pusat, Kampong Chhnang and Kandal where we’ve arranged to have a short visit in each province. Arrival Pursat followed by a city orientation tour to see some interesting colonial architecture and a floating village. Upon arrival Kampong Chhnang, visit Pottery Village. Lastly, arrival Kandal Province, we visit the abandoned royal city of Oudong (early 17th century) and visit the temples and stupas that cover the hills. Then, we drive towards Phnom Penh. Arrival and check in hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

    Day 8: Phnom Penh - Sihanouk Ville (without guide) (B/-/-)

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

    sihanouk ville tonin travelBreakfast at hotel and we continue to Sihanouk Ville. The remainder of the day free at leisure on the beaches of Sihanouk Ville

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

    Day 9: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)

    Today 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
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

    Day 10: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)

    Today 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
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

    Day 11: Sihanouk Ville - Phnom Penh (B/-/-)

    phnom penh cambodia tonkin travelAfter breakfast at hotel, time is free until our driver meet and transfer you back to Phnom Penh passing through the spectacular rural landscape. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, we will take a half day for explore the heritage city with visiting the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of 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. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

    Day 12: Phnom Penh - Departure (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at hotel, time is set free for your personal discovery 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
    • Private boat excursion on Tonle Sap Lake
    • 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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