Cambodia Classic Tours

CTC8: Heart of Cambodia 8 days

Destination: Siem reap - Phnompenh - Sihanoukville
Starts in: Siem reap
Ends in: Phnompenh
Duration: 8D-7N
Tour code: CTC8

Heart of Cambodia 8 days

Heart of Cambodia 8 days
Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Siem reap arrival ( D )
Day 2: Siem reap – Angkor tour ( B, L )
Day 3: Siem reap tour ( B, L )
Day 4: Siemreap – Phnompenh ( B, L )
Day 5: Phnompenh  - Sihanoukville ( B )
Day 6: Sihanoukville relaxation ( B )
Day 7: Sihanoukville relaxation ( B )
Day 8: Sihanoukville – Phnompenh departure  (  B )
Itienrary in Details:
Day 1: Siem reap arrival ( D )
Pick up at Siemrea[p international airport, transfer to city hotel in city center.
Afternoon visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Dinner at local restaurant and enjoy Apsara Dance show.
Day 2: Siem reap – Angkor tour ( B, L )
After breakfast, we access Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate to explore the ancient city and then proceed to visit the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. In the afternoon, a visit to the magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture offers an opportunity to experience a spectacular sunset over the monuments. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. 
Day 3: Siem reap tour ( B, L )
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, visit the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and the Banteay Samre Temple. On the return trip, experience the impressive Ta Prohm Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in the area.  Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. 
Day 4: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh. The guide in Phnom Penh will pick up you, transfer to city center.  Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the Victory Monument, and  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. Visit Central Market ( or Russian market ), end your 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.
Day 5: Phnompenh  - Sihanoukville  ( B )
Transfer from Phnompenh to sihanoukville. Arrive in Sihanoukville, check in, relax.
Day 6: Sihanoukville relaxation ( B )
All day free and relax at beautiful beach in Sihanoukville
Day 7: Sihanoukville relaxation ( B )
All day free and relax at beautiful beach in Sihanoukville
Day 8: Sihanoukville – Phnompenh departure ( B )
Drive back to Phnom Penh, transfer directly to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
Accommodation Options

Location Standard Superior First class Deluxe
Phnompenh Cardamom 3* King grandboutique 3* White Maison 4* Sofitel 5*
Siem reap Casa Angkor 3* Central Boutique 3* Prince D’ Angkor 4* Borei Angkor 5*
Sihanoukville     Independence Resort Sokhar Beach Resort
Tour includes:

  • Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Flight ticket Siem reap - Phnompenh
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as stated
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Mineral Water and towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:

  • International flight ticket to and from Cambodia
  • Visa in Cambodia ( available at the airport at 20 USD )
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
  • Tips and gratuities
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