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Holiday Break Cambodia to Phuket 13days 12nights

CODE GCHCP13D12N
DESTINATION Multi-Country
CATEGORY Classic
DURATION 13 days 12 nights

Booking Package


Discover two of Southeast Asia’s most impressive countries renowned for their well - preserved ancient, historical and colonial temples in Cambodia and beach relaxing in Phuket of Thiland.

Glittering Royal Palace & The National Museum which contains many Angkorian artifacts.

Visit the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat and many other remarkable temple structures in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Enjoy a rural sunset over the paddy fields and the beautiful countryside from the pyramidal Pre Rup temple.

Embark on a fascinating boat trip to visit the stilted village on Tonle Sap Lake of Kampong Phluck. Visit the silk farm in the town of Siem Reap to investigate the entitle process of silk creation.

Complete relaxing for 6 nights at the end of trip to Phuket to enjoy the most fascinating beach exploration at your own leisure.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Phnom Penh Siem Reap Phuket

 


Day 01: Phnom Penh Arrival

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be welcomed by your local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city.

Phnom Penh was once considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm. Cambodia’s capital is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap. Wide tree-lined boulevards and many colonial-era buildings reflect the glorious days and add to the allure of the city, where Asian and Western traditions meet in a fascinating way. Free and easy on your own leisure for your rest at the pool after a long flight 

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: None

Day 02: Phnom Penh

You will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a Cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation and a fun way to explore this lively city.

First, head to the National Museum, which houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Over 5,000 pieces are on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom's cultural wealth. In addition, the roof space is home to a large bat colony!

This palace dates back to 1866 and was the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.

Enjoy an atmospheric sunset river cruise and watch how Phnom Penh’s popular riverfront awakens to life while taking pleasure in a welcome cocktail and snacks.

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 03: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Mid-morning, transfer to airport for your departure flight to Siem Reap by Cambodia Angkor Air K6103 1000-1045, the gateway to the majestic temples of Angkor and a charming little city. Your local English speaking guide will welcome you and accompany you to your hotel for check in.

After lunch, you will visit the famous Angkor Wat by local tuk tuk. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

Enjoy the spectacular view from above as you depart on a tethered Helium Balloon ride that will lead you 200 meters straight up for an amazing aerial view of Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, West Baray and other ruins amongst the surrounding jungle and rice paddies glimmering in the best evening light.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 04: Siem Reap

After breakfast, explore the temples of the Small Circuit. Start your tour with a visit to Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground.

This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. Continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom in an eco-friendly electric vehicle. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square.

Now you are ready for a very special encounter: Get up close with an Elephant as you ride on its back through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces – a truly unforgettable moment. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred naga snake.  This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

This afternoon is free at your leisure for personal shopping at the markets with Tuk Tuk and driver or to simply relax at your hotel. If you like some more adventure, you can join one of our optional visits:

Option: Horseback-Riding at Happy Ranch
Head to the Happy Ranch outside of Siem Reap, the only western style horse ranch in Cambodia. There, you will get acquainted with your horse of pure Cambodian breed, a descendant of the Mongolian wild horses. Enjoy the countryside on horseback! During the 2-hour trail ride you will get to places far outside the tourist area, through the rice fields and local villages to the rarely visited temple of Wat Atvea. Explore the peaceful temple ruins of the Angkor era, a truly authentic experience.

Option: Angkor National Museum
The modern museum showcases artefacts from the Golden Era of the Khmer Empire by use of multimedia technology to picture this interesting historical period. Experience Angkor at its best on a guided visit to the Museum.

Return to Siem Reap for dinner with a traditional Khmer dance performance

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 05: Siem Reap

After breakfast, you will embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake.

Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where we’ll see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. You will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water.

From there, travel by private vehicle to the countryside of Siem Reap Province to see the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey, which is best viewed in the warm afternoon light. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs. Banteay Srey is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.

On the way back to Siem Reap, stop at the Landmine Museum which promotes mine awareness and education. Mr. Aki Ra, the museum founder, was a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. The museum serves also as a rescue center for a number of landmine amputee children that Aki Ra has brought off Phnom Penh’s streets or from impoverished rural communities. Transfer back to Siem Reap in the afternoon.

Enjoy a rural sunset over the paddy fields and the beautiful countryside from the pyramidal Pre Rup temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 06: Siem Reap

This morning, head to the countryside around the Western Baray, where you can spot water buffalos in swampy ponds, kids in school uniforms on their bicycles and oxcarts transporting today’s harvest.

Visit the Angkor Silk Farm 15 km west of Siem Reap, where you can witness the entire process of silk creation from growing and harvesting mulberry as food for the silk worms, the breeding process and life cycle of the silk worm to the spinning of the silk, the dying process and the creation of beautiful silk weavings on wooden hand looms. Return to Siem Reap.

Afternoon free and easy on your own leisure at Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 07: Siem Reap - Phuket

Transfer to the Airport for your onward to Phuket by morning flight.

Arrival at Phuket, free and easy on your own leisure.

Overnight in Phuket
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 08: Phuket

Free time at your own leisure.

Overnight in Phuket
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

 

Daym 09: Phuket

Free time at your own leisure.

Overnight in Phuket
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 10: Phuket

Free time at your own leisure.

Overnight in Phuket
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 11: Phuket

Free time at your own leisure.

Overnight in Phuket
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 12: Phuket

Free time at your own leisure.

Overnight in Phuket
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 13: Phuket - Departure

Free time at your own leisure.

Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation based on a shared Double room including breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Transfers from and to airport.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary + 3 day Angkor Pass.
  • Boat cruise in Phnom Penh.
  • Cyclo City tour in Phnom Penh.
  • Tethered Helium balloon ride at Angkor.
  • Elephant ride at Angkor Thom.
  • Boat trip to Kompong Phluck.
  • Excursion to Banteay Srei.
  • Excursion to Angkor Silk Farm.

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)
  • All international and domestic air tickets.
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...).
  • Personal travel insurance (must include helicopter evacuation for Cambodia).
  • Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels’ porters.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above.
  • Supplement for early check-in and late check-out (check-in: 14h00, check-out: 12h00)
  • Any compulsory Gala dinners at the hotel (if required from the hotels)


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