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CAMBODIA CRUISE PACKAGE 7DAYS 6NIGHTS
Code: PT-CC7
TRAVEL DESTINATION: <PHNOM PENH Arrival>
PHNOM PENH-KOMPONG CHHNAGE-PURSAT-SIEM REAP
Tour Style: Private 7days 6nights PHNOM PENH-SIEM REAP
Day 1: PHNOM PENH Arrival
Dinner
Transfer from Phnom Penh International Airport, meet with our guide and transfer to hotel (room may not be ready until afternoon).
Lunch (supplement)
Morning; Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the National Museum, 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.’. Visit the Royal Palace, situated on the site of the former Citadel,  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, located in the compound of the Royal Palace. Inside, the floor of the palace is laid with 5000 silver blocks.
Lunch (supplement)
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. End tour with a visit to the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong) a lively outdoor market.  Afternoon; visit the Wat Phnom Temple, symbol of the Phnom Penh capital which was built in 1434 to house the sacred relics the notorious.
Dinner and accommodation at hotel
Day 2: PHNOM PENH-KOMPONG TRALACH by Cruise
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to boat port.
07:45 hrs:  Check-in at the boat-pier in Phnom Penh.
08:45 Arrival to Kôh Chen, a small village whose inhabitants are specialized silver and copper smiths. They make ornamental items, including delicately engraved tropical fruits, used in traditional ceremonies at the pagoda or for marriages. The distant hills of Cambodia's old capital, Oudong, and its royal stupas can be seen a few kilometers away from the ferry. At the top of the hill, the ruins of Anthareu temple.
11:45 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Kampong Tralach.
15:30 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda by crossing the Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, passing beautiful stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind. The Vihara dates back to early 21st century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. Though weather beaten. they remain one of the last surviving cultural monuments, which continues to be destroyed due to widespread indifference. Standing singularly in the middle of rice fields, is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.
17:30 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away.
19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction. Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard.
From Day 3 to Day 4 there are two option as follows:
OPTION 1: High water program (July to January)  
Day 3: KOMPONG TRALACH-KOMPONG LUONG
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
07:00 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation
09:00 Arrival in Kampong Chnang. Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery-ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country.  Not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.
11:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Kampong Luong.
16:00 Arrival at Kampong Luong. Local boats come along the Toum Tiou and pick passengers for the visit. Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely self-sufficient. A floating school, factories to make ice for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations, pig farm, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke bar, police station... what’s unique about this place is that all these facilities are located on water!  All trades are represented and everybody from children to grandparents go by boat through the network of canals that cross this little town.
18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou stays overnight under the protection of the flooded forest.
19:30 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager. Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine).
Overnight on board
Day 4: KOMPONG LUONG-SIEM REAP
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
07:00  Departure of the Toum Tiou early morning.
Time to pack and relax a half a day when crossing the Tonlé Sap Lake.
13:00 Passengers disembark, pick up passengers and transfer to hotel after lunch onboard.  Transfer from boat pier to hotel in Siem Reap. Check-into hotel
Afternoon at leisure at hotel for own activities – no car/guide at your disposal
Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel
OPTION 2: Low water program (February to June)  
Day 3: KOMPONG TRALACH-CHNOK TRU
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
07:00   Departure of the Toum Tiou early morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast on boarad. 09:00 Arrival to Kampong Chnang. Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery-ware, unchanged in style for centuries, and is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country.  Not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.
11:30   Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru.
15:00   Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats come along the Toum Tiou and pick passengers for the visit of the biggest floating village on the Tonlé Sap River
18:00   Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou stays overnight in the proximity of Chnok Tru.
19:00   Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager
Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Overnight on board.
Day 4: CHNOK TRU-SIEM REAP
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
07:00   Breakfast and relaxing morning on the boat.
09:00   Daily speedboat shuttle service available for crossing the Lake
13:30   Arrival at Phnom Krom pier. Pick up and transfer (~5 miles) to restaurant in Siem Reap for lunch.  After lunch transfer to hotel or airport.
Afternoon at leisure at hotel for own activities – no car/guide at your disposal
Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel
OPTION 1 or OPTION 2 continue to Day 5  
Day 5: SIEM REAP
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel
Morning; visit Prasat Kravan, east-facing brick towers containing unique bas-reliefs of Vishnu and Lakshmi rendered in brick – the only example of brick bas-reliefs in the Angkor area. 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. Also visit Takeo (Constructed under three kings, begun by Jayavarman V as his state-temple and continued under Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman I), Chau Say Tevoda (a small temple of similar design and floor plan to that of Thomanon) and Thommanon (attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat).
Lunch (supplement)
Visit Preah Khan, built by the King Jayavarman VII, It was the centre of a substantial organization, with almost 100,000 officials and servants, visit 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. Visit temple of Ta Som , a small, classic Bayon-style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure, face tower gopuras and cruciform interior sanctuaries much like a miniature version of Ta Prohm. Visit Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths").
Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel
Day 6: SIEM REAP
Breakfast/Dinner
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning; visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain 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’s 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 with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant
Accommodation at hotel
Day 7: SIEM REAP Departure
Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel.
Early departure to 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.
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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