DAY 1. PHNOM PENH
You will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel upon arrival, depending on your arrival time.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace built in 1866, the National Museum as well as Wat Phnom, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Phnom Penh. The National Museum is Cambodia’s main museum of History and Archaeology. This is where you will have the opportunity to find one of the largest collections of Khmer art with ceramics, sculptures and diverse objects.
After that, you will embark on a boat to explore the Mekong River and contemplate the sunset before going back to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.
DAY 2. PHNOM PENH – PHNOM CHISO – TONLE BATI (B)
In the morning, you will set off to Takeo, the cradle of Cambodian civilization. After that, you will go to Chenla in order to discover Phnom Chiso temple, which was built in the early 11th century by King Suryavarman I. Constructed of sandstone and other stones, it is 60 meters long and 50 meters wide and sits atop a mountain.
Then, you will visit the silk waving village at the foot of the mountain.
On you way back to Phnom Penh, you will visit the Neang Khmau Temple as well as Tonle Bati and its two temples: Ta Promh and Yeay Pov.
In the afternoon, you will be back in Phnom Penh and take a stroll in the Russian Market.
DAY 3. PHNOM PENH – KOMPONG THOM – SIEM REAP (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your transfer by private car to Siem Reap. You will drive through Kampong Cham and Kampong Thong and make a stop in a Skun village to discover one of the region’s traditional and popular dishes: fried spiders.
After that, you will continue toward a village specialized in the production of sculptures in Santuk to admire a plethora of handmade artworks.
Arrival in Kampong Thom at noon. After lunch, you will visit the Sambo Prei Kuh Temple, a pre-Angkorian archaeological site and the ancient capital of Chenla.
Departure for Siem Reap. Overnight stay at a hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 4. SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT – ANGKOR THOM (B)
This day will be dedicated to the discovery of Angkor. Angkor Wat was built at the beginning of the 12th century by King Suryavarman II. As the most well-preserved temple of Angkor, it is considered as the greatest Khmer architectural work.
In the afternoon, you will visit Angkor Thom, the royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, including the Baphuon temple, the Phimean Akas Temple, the Terrace of the Leper King as well as the Terrace of the Elephants.
Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
DAY 5. SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – SMALL CIRCUIT (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will discover Banteay Srei, a 10th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and now widely praised as a "precious gem", or the "jewel of Khmer art."
You will visit the Banteay Samré on your way back.
In the afternoon, you will explore the Small Circuit, which takes in several of the major and minor temples in the area: the Ta Prohm Temple, which was built in 1186 by King Jayavarman VII and dedicated to his family, as well as the Banteay Kdei Temple.
Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
DAY 6. SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – DEPARTURE (B)
You will embark on a boat to explore Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. This excursion will give you the opportunity to discover a floating village as well as its inhabitants’ daily life.
After that, you will take a stroll in the local market or in Angkor’s craft workshop before your transfer to the airport for your international flight.