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CAMBODIA DISCOVERY 6DAYS 5NIGHTS
Code: PT-CD6
TRAVEL DESTINATION: <Phnom Penh Arrival>
Phnom Penh 2day, Kompong Thom 1day & SIEM REAP-ANGKOR 3days
Tour Style: Private 6days 5nights - Phnom Penh-Kompong Thom-Siem Reap Angkor
Day 1: Phnom Penh- Arrival
Dinner
Transfer from Phnom Penh International Airport to the hotel (rooms may not be ready until the afternoon).
Lunch (supplement)
Afternoon; visit the Royal Palace, situated on the site of the former Citadel, it was built by King Norodom in 1866 on the banks of the Mekong River and visit Silver Pagoda, also called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, which is located in the compound of the Royal Palace. The floor palace interior is laid with 5000 silver blocks.
Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit National Museum, was dedicated by King Sisowath in 1920. Over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts, most notably the legendary statue of the ‘Leper King.’  Followed by a visit to Wat Phnom, symbol of the Phnom Penh capital which was built in 1434 to house the sacred relics of the notorious. Later visit Central Market, another landmark of the city of Phnom Penh.
Lunch (supplement).
Depart to visit Killing Fields of Choeung Ek (16 km south of Phnom Penh) many of the dead ended up in various ‘Killing fields’ that can be found scattered across the country. Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum (S21 prison) this former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Tour ends with a visit to  the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong) a lively outdoor market. Enjoy Sunset Cruise  by locally assembled boat on the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Accommodation at hotel.
Day 3: Phnom Penh-Kompong Thom-Siem Reap
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart by overland from Phnom Penh to Kompong Thom passing along typical Cambodian villages.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit Sambor Prei Kuk, the ancient capital of Chenla with its 100 temples dating from the Pre-Angkorian period (Located 35km northeast of Kompong Thom). Continue to Siem Reap, enroute, visit traditional villages and stop at the ancient Naga Bridge (Spean Pratpo), located 40 km from Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel.
Dinner and accommodation at hotel
Day 4: Siem Reap Angkor
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning; visit the most famous of all the temples on the plane of Angkor: Angkor Wat, it is generally the first one seen. Built by Suryavaman II during the first half of the 12th century. Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, a big gate with an arch and surmounted by a tower or gopuram, are the access to the city of Jayavarman VII. Visit Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers) great city built in the 12th century by Jayavarmant VII which has more than 200 enormous mysterious faces. Return to Phnom Bakheng Mountain for sunset.
Dinner at local restaurant
Accommodation at hotel
Day 5: Siem Reap Angkor
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning; visit Banteay Srei temple (10th century) translate to ‘citadel of the women,’ but this is modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Then visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. Drive back to Siem Reap.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit the floating village of Chhong Khneas on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia.
Dinner with Apsara dance show at local restaurant.
Accommodation at hotel.
Day 6: Siem Reap Departure
Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel.
This morning visit Ta Prohm, quiet, sprawling monastic complex is only partially cleared of jungle overgrowth. Intentionally left partially un-restored, massive fig and silk-cotton trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best ‘tree-in-temple’ photo opportunities. End your morning visits at Neak Pean, a fountain (built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake) was originally designed for medical purposes, as it is one of the many hospitals that Jayavarman VII built.
Lunch (supplement)
Visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.
END OF ITINERARY
Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road- and weather conditions, as well as room availability.
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