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  • Exotic Cambodia

    Code: COT05 - Duration: 9 Days
    Start: Siem Reap | Finish: Phnom Penh
  • Thanks for its natural beauty and amazing heritage sites, Cambodia is becoming one of the most favorite destinations in Asia. Exotic Cambodia brings you to the most famous sites of this beautify country within 9 days only. You 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 and people. The trip continues with Peam village 12km from Siem Riep to learn the real life of local people. Passing Kampong Thom, a province located at the central point of the Kingdom of Cambodia, we reach Phnom Penh to explore this vibrant capital with visits to some major sites such as Victory Monument, the 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.

    Highlights:

    • Take a boat trip on beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas to integrate into the local life
    • 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
    • Discover a remote village near by Siem Reap to learn the real life of the local people
    • Travel to Kampong Thom, a province located at the central point of the Kingdom of CambodiaExotic Cambodia
    • 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:

    Day 1: Siem Riep Arrival (-/L/-)
    Day 2: Siem Riep - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom (B/L/-)
    Day 3: Siem Riep - Banteay Srei - Banteay Samre (B/L/-)
    Day 4: Siem Riep - Ta Prohm - Peah Khan (B/L/-)
    Day 5: Siem Riep - Peam Village (B/L/-)
    Day 6: Siem Riep - Kampong Thom (B/L/D)
    Day 7: Kampong Thom - Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
    Day 8: Phnom Penh - City (B/L/-)
    Day 9: 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 (-/L/-)

    Siem Riep - Airport: 7km, 15min drive

    Tonle sap - tonkin travelUpon arrival at Siem Riep 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.

    When you are ready to discover our city, we will drive along the riverside to visit the local shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhorm and have a lunch with one of the local family near Siem Reap town. Then we embark on a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work. And view the Sunset on the foot of Phnom Krom Mountain.

    Meals Included: Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

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

    angkor vat - tonkin travelMorning after breakfast, w 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 3: Siem Riep - Banteay Srei – Banteay Samre (B/L/-)

    siem reap tonkin travelAfter breakfast at hotel, we drive through the typical Khmer countryside to the holy Kulen Mountains. Some of the construction of the temple of Angkor stones used came from here. Our vehicle takes us on a steep dirt road, where we can admire the beautiful landscapes based on the top of the mountain. There we are Lingas carved in the riverbed of the first successive kings of the Angkor-see period. Our walk will take us further into a huge natural rock with one carved into the rock big reclining Buddha. We continue to a waterfall, do not forget your bathing suit, together with the locals to take a bath. More rock carvings in the riverbed can be found above the waterfall. The Phnom Kulen is also a very popular place for the Cambodians, who come here to enjoy the weekend at a picnic.

    After lunch, we will visit Banteay Srei temple (10.-century regarded as the crown jewel of classical Khmer art and continue to visit to Banteay Samre, one of the most complete facilities in Angkor, above all, because of the restoration by the method of “Anastylosis". 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. Return to Siem Reap.

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

    Day 4: Siem Riep - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan (B/L/-)

    Ta Prohm temple - tonkin travelEarly morning at 05:30, we drive by Tuk Tuk to visit Ta Prohm temple before other tourists. As one of the most beautiful temples in the region was, the Ta Prohm left relatively untouched since its discovery, and has retained many of its secrets. Its charm lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, which was given up to free him from the jungle. How about the first European explorers, most of the temples of Angkor must have found, when she accidentally stumbled upon them, back to hotel for breakfast at 09:00.

    After lunch, we proceed to Preah Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is like Ta Prohm, a place of countless corridors and rooms. However, the temples of Preah Khan, Ta Prohm, are unlike in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts and to improve the situation and maintained. Built next to Neak Pean, a fountain in the middle of a swimming pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan Mountain Lake), and conclude we visit Ta Som.

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

    Day 5: Siem Riep - Peam Village (B/L/-)

    preah vihear - tonkin travelAfter breakfast, we continue to explore the many temples at this incredible site, including the beautiful Prasat Krahom, covered by jungle. After lunch, we head east through Kulen district to the provincial capital of Preah VihearTbeng Meanchey. We visit a local silk project for the disabled and disadvantaged called Joom Noon and spend the night in a local hotel.

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

    Day 6: Siem Riep - Kampong Thom (B/L/D)

    Siem Riep - Kampong Thom: 198km, ~3h25min drive

    kampong thom - tonkin travelAfter having breakfast, we will depart Siem Reap for Kampong Thom. On the way visit traditional villages and stop at the ancient Naga Bridge (Spean Pratpo) is located 40 km from Siem Reap. Arrive in Kampong Thom and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you drive from Kampong Thom for Sambor Prei Kuk, located 35 km northeast of Kampong Thom. Visit the ancient capital of Chenla with its 100 temples from the pre-Angkor period. Return to Kampong Thom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kampong Thom

    Day 7: Kampong Thom - Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

    Siem Riep - Kampong Thom: 201km, ~3h45min drive

    kampong cham - tonkin travelHave breakfast at the hotel and we will departure to Kompong Cham (260 km, 3h drive). On the way we are stop in Phum Prasat, with its single ancient temple. Then go continuing to Kampong Cham. Continuing on our way to visit Wat Kohear Nokor, from the 11th Century, and then you will visit Wat Nokhor with its ancient temple and the pagoda from the 12th Century. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Have a short tour in Kampong Cham to view examples of colonial architecture. Drive to Chhup, a rubber plantation, the first in the region and by the French tire manufacturer Michelin founded. Late afternoon arrive in Phnom Penh.

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

    Day 8: Phnom Penh - City (B/L/-)

    Russian market - tonkin travelAfter breakfast at hotel, we start our city tour by visits to the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, also known as the Museum of Fine Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in 1917 in the Khmer style. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art, especially sculpture from all eras. Visit the Royal Palace of King Norodom built in 1866 on the grounds of the old city, and the Silver Pagoda. It is located in the royal palace, called the Silver Pagoda, because there is a floor of 5000 silver tiles. Other treasures, which you will see are a Buddha made of solid gold and weighing 90 kilograms and a small emerald Buddha from the 17th Century, and baccarat crystal Buddha. Lunch on your own cost. Then visit the infamous Tuol Sleng museum. In 1975, the Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and used as a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21) become. It soon became apparent as the largest such centre of detention and torture in the country. More than 17,000 people were being housed in the S-21 to later in the extermination camps in Choeung Ek brought. Prisoners died during the torture and were buried in mass graves in the prison floor. The museum displays include room after room photos of these men, women and children. On the walls from floor to ceiling are virtually represented all the people who were later killed. Then visit the Russian market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), in a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewellery, gems, silk, cameras, stone and wood carvings, and find T-shirts, CDs and other souvenirs . Late afternoon enjoy a community ride on the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, to enjoy the sunset.

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

    Day 9: Phnom Penh – Departure (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at hotel, time is set free for your personal discovery or relaxation before our driver meet and transfer you to Phnom Penh airport for your flight to next destination. Thank you very much for travelling with us!

    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 traditional wooden boat 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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