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Temples Explorer Tour

Temples Explorer Tour 6 days by Mekong Delta Travel

Angkor Wat is known to the world as the biggest tourist site of Cambodia. Its visually artistic impact earns her a counterpartship to the Pyramids of Egypt, Machu Pichu of Peru, and the Taj Mahal of India. The Phnom Penh-Angkor Tour Package drifts along the Phnom Penh’s attractions before getting a move on to the overwhelming zone of millennium-old Angkor Wat plus others nearby.

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival (L/D)1

Upon arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport, we will get transferred to the hotel. Then we have a city tour: visiting the only one hill in town with sacred sites called Wat Phnom, and to the Independent Monument. After the lunch break at a restaurant, in the afternoon, we visit Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of Khmer palace, which allows us to visit the precious Throne Hall, Prasat Khemarin, Prasat Samren Phirum, Hor Preah Khan, Chan Chhaya, and Silver Pagoda where the king regularly does the warship. Then we move to the nearby National Museum where is collective of post-Ankorian antiques. Then we go through the River Front Park whose scenery is much worth shooting before experiencing the exciting boat cruise along the Mekong River bank to see the lovely Phnom Penh city at night with breathtaking view along the river. At the end of the day, we will have dinner at the local restaurant.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Orientation Tour (B/L/D)2

Today, we spend the morning visiting the unforgotten Toul Sleng Museum where is the largest center of detention and torture of Khmer Rough regime, and we continue to similar genocidal site of Cheung Ek Killing field. (Attention, both places could be quite a heartily horrific and depressing experience.) In the afternoon, city orientation tour includes Phnom Penh Municipality Hall, National Library, National Bank, Independence Monument and shopping at New Central Market where we find various kinds of souvenirs ranging from clothes to galleries, and then enjoy ourselves with a nice dinner in Phnom Penh city.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B/L/D)3

In the morning, we get on the 1-hour flight to Siem Reap, the city of Ankor. The same morning we are on tour to Rolous Group temples including the 9th-century-erected Preah Ko temple, Bakheng, the largest and most complex temple of the Rolous group temples, and the four-brick-tower temple of Lo Lei. After the lunch break, we will head to Small Circuit to witness the Prasat Kravan (Cardamon sanctuary), where we will be stunned by image of the eight-armed Vishnu in the largest central tower. Then we get going to Banteay Kdei, a massive Buddist temple with four concentric walls; Srah Srang (Royal Bath); Ta Prohm, which is best known for its originally charming look, with trees and roots intertwined with the carvings and chambers of the buildings. Next, we move to just east of Ankor Thom where stand the Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda that seem to be known as the twin temple; and to Takeo, the only temple never completed, and yet is one among the finest.  Finally, we enjoy the dinner with both Khmer and foreign food in a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap.
 
Day 4: The World Seventh Wonder of Angkor Wat (B/L/D)4

In the early morning, we enjoy the view of sunset at Ankor Wat. Then we start our tour to the most popular South Gate of Angkor Thom’s before going to Angkor Thom (the temple) which was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown until now. Then we go to Bapoun, which is one of the most spectacular of Ankor’s temples in its heyday; to Terrace of Leper King, the mysterious site to find out; and to Terrace of Elephants that once served as the base for the king’s grand audience hall for the public ceremonies. Now it is time to visit the World Seven Wonder, better known as Anokor Wat, which is considered the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia. In the evening, comes the moment for the relaxing view from the Phnom Bakheng Hill before dinning out with Khmer Traditional Dance Show and taking individual time at night time in town.

Day 5: Banteay Srei and Grand Circuit (B/L/D)5

Today in the early morning, we will view sunrise at Angkor Wat. There you will see the wonderful spectrum of sun rise on the top of the five peaks of Angkor Temple,then breakfast at hotel. In the morning, we continue to visit the exquisitely decorated pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srey, whose intricate carving has the example of Khmer classical art remaining and stands as the finest monument ever seen on the planet. and then we will visit Kbal Spean (The river of a Thousand lingas). Then lunch at the local restaurant, after that we continue to visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup (Turning the body) where there are some amazingly detailed lintel carvings here, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong. Dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 6: Siem Reap – Departure (B/L)

In the morning, we are on a boat trip to Great Lake Tonle Sap that is renowned for its basin of fresh water fish (10 tons/ 1Square Km in the 60’s). Visitors may also view the fresh water exhibition where we can see various kinds of fish in Tonlesap Lake. We then continue to Les Artisans d’Angkor -Chantiers Ecole where visitors can observe artisans making high quality wood and stone carvings from scratch to end-product. Then we will enjoy the leisure time until the flight departure.

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GroupCost: US$ per pax 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-10 pax 11 up pax Single Supplement
Deluxe A 1,450 880 859 789 488
Boutique B 1,295 785 762 699 433
1st Class Deluxe C 1,110 702 678 616 313
First A 939 596 575 512 245
First B 759 512 489 429 162
Superior 715 482 459 399 146
Standard 636 440 415 355 112

Tours Price Include :

- Entrance fees to tour sites
- Hotel accommodation (Twin Sharing Basis )
- Lunches and Dinners at local restaurant
- Accommodation Tax
- Private ground transport with air-con vehicle
- Tours Guide (English/French/Japanese)

Tours Price Exclude:

- Cambodia visa fee US$20 /pax (Upon arrival)
- Compulsory gala dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
- International Airport Tax
- Domestic Airport Tax
- Personal expenses such as drinks at meals,
- Camera fee to tour sites

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