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  • Hidden Treasure of Cambodia

    Code: CLT02 - Duration: 13 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. Hidden Treasure of Cambodia trip 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 Kampong Thom where you can visit the ancient capital of Chenla with its 100 temples from the pre-Angkor period. 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:

    • Visit the monuments of Roluos, one of the earliest of the Khmer Capital citiesNorth to South Cambodia - Cambodia tours with Tonkin-Travel
    • 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
    • Take a boat trip on beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas to integrate into the local life
    • Cycle through several typical Cambodian villages – a completely different world
    • 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
    • Relax on the beach of Sihanouk Ville 
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 1: Siem Riep arrival - Rolous Group (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Siem Riep - Ta Prohm - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom (B/L/-)
    Day 3: Siem Riep - Banteay Srei - Banteay Samre - Phnom Krom (B/-/-)
    Day 4: Siem Riep - Beng Melea – Tonle Sap Lake (B/L/-)
    Day 5: Siem Riep - West Baray cycling (B/L/-)
    Day 6: Siem Riep - Kampong Thom (B/L/D)
    Day 7: Kampong Thom - Phnom Penh (B/L/-)
    Day 8: Phnom Penh City (B/L/-)
    Day 9: Phnom Penh - Sihanouk Ville (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 11: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 12: Sihanouk Ville - Free (B/-/-)
    Day 13: Sihanouk Ville - 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 – Rolous Group (-/-/-)

    Siem Riep – Airport: 7km, 15min drive

    cambodia tour 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 for your own lunch and leisure to recover after the long flight.

    In the afternoon, we start visit to the Roluos Group including three major temples: Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

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

    ta prohm tonkin travelEarly morning, we visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.. At 09am come back to hotel for breakfast and rest in the noon to avoid of the heats of the day until 15:00 continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom whose 50-tower Bayon temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area.

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

    Day 3: Siem Riep – Banteay Srei – Banteay Samre – Phnom Krom (B/L/-)

    banteay Srei tonkin travelAfter breakfast at hotel, 6:30: we enjoy a drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back we visit to Banteay Samre temple. Return to hotel for relaxation and swimming at your hotel during the noon to avoid of the heats of the day until 16:00 we drive to Phnom Krom which is located on the bank of Tonle Sap Lake, visit the local family and learning about how the working on the rice field and fishing. Then we drive up to the top of Phnom Krom Hill to view the sunset.

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

    Day 4: Siem Riep – Beng Melea – Tonle Sap Lake (B/L/-)

    Beng Melea temple tonkin travelAfter breakfast, we visit to Beng Melea temple which is 60km from Siem Reap and then visit to Kompong Khleang Village by boat and keep cruising another 1 hour through the Great Lake of Tonle Sap, lunch box will be provided on boat. On arrival at Kompong Phhluk Village, visit the local pagoda and typical houses build on stilt from 4 to 5 meters. Our boat continues cruising through the flooded forest to reach our vehicle and transfer back to Siem Reap Town.

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

    Day 5: Siem Riep – West Barray cycling (B/L/-)

    cycling tour tonkin travelBreakfast is served at hotel. To experience a true slice of Cambodian village life, this tour is a must. Cycling around the stunning 8km long West Baray and through the surrounding countryside, you will really get a sense of rural living. Almost unchanged for centuries, palm leaf and bamboo constructed stilted huts house a community, where age- old methods of cooking are employed by local women, and are explained and can even be sampled. Leisurely cycling through striking countryside, you will also visit a handful of hidden temples, unknown even to some locals.

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

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

    Siem Riep – Kampong Thom: 147km, ~3h drive

    kampong thom - tonkin travelAfter having breakfast at hotel, we will departure Siem Reap to 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 is 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
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kampong Thom

    Day 7: Kampong Thom – Phom Penh (B/L/-)

    Kampong Thom – Phnom Penh: 260km, ~5h drive

    Wat Kohear Nokor tonkin travelHave breakfast at the hotel and we will depart for Kampong Cham. On the way, we stop in Phum Prasat, with its single ancient temple. Then drive towards 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
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

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

    phnom penh tonkin travelBreakfast is at the hotel and then we enjoy Phnom Penh city tour starting by 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 is at the hotel. 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.

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

    Day 9: Phnom Penh – Sihanouk Ville (without guide) (B/-/-)

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

    Sihanouk Ville tonkin travel

     

     

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

    sihanouk ville tour 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
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanouk Ville

    Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Sihanouk Ville – Phnom Penh – Departure (B/-/-)

    Time is free until our driver meet and transfer you to airport in Phnom Penh 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:

    • The period: during high season (from October till April), the price of services is generally higher compared to the low season (from May till September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you travel together, the less you will pay.
    • The choice of hotels: a 5-star hotel for example can cost ten times as much as a 2-star hotel; two hotels all classified among the three stars may have different prices if they are more or less charming.
    • 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, too close booking departure date can raise the price due to the low availability of services.

    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 in Tonle Sap
    • 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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