Cambodia

Phnom Penh with a Twist in 4 days

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 4 Days

1 hour    English, French, German, Spanish, Russian

tour details

On arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be transferred to your hotel to freshen up before getting some lunch and continuing on to visit two of the capital’s inevitable sites for the rest of the afternoon.
Next morning, immerse yourself with local fishermen to learn about their livelihood and everyday life, and have lunch with the family. In the afternoon, visit Phnom Penh’s namesake, a market with no tourists and the school converted into a torture center during the Khmer Rouge Era.
On your third day, work for the wellbeing of rescued wildlife animals and watch traditional dances in the evening.
Before heading to your next destination, take a tour of Phnom Penh’s Colonial architecture and heritage and end with a final authentic Cambodian lunch.

Arrival in Phnom Penh airport and transfer to the hotel (room may not be ready until the afternoon)

Lunch at local restaurant
14:00 hours
Depart to visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace

The National Museum, built in 1917, is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.

Next to the National Museum, gleaming in gold, is the Royal Palace, one of Phnom Penh's most splendid architectural achievements. It was built in 1866 by His Majesty Preah Bat Norodom, great grandfather to our current King. The Royal Palace is built on the site of the old town. This site was especially chosen by a Commission of Royal Ministers and Astrologers because it had great geographical significance in relation to the King, who was regarded as a direct descendant of the gods, whose role it was to live and govern on earth under the influence of heaven.
The Royal Palace contains some spectacular buildings including the Throne Hall and its 59-meter tower, The Royal Treasury and the Napoleon III Villa and the Silver Pagoda, also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha of which the steps are crafted from Italian marble and the regal floor made of more than 500 solid silver blocks.
The magnificent 17th century emerald Buddha statue is made of jade. Another treasure is the life-sized solid gold Maitreya Buddha which weighs 90 kilograms and is adorned with 9,584 diamonds. The Silver Pagoda is home to a number of unbelievable treasures.

17:00 hours

Because visits can take the energy out of your body, you will be treated with a 1hr body massage in a heavenly Spa, a space of physical, mental and spiritual healing which reflects traditional, non-clinical and holistic based therapies.
Dinner is not included and accommodation at hotel.

includes

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air-conditioned van/coach as detailed in our itinerary Water
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Bottled water and cold towels available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Cambodia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa fees
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program

Tour code: PNHDPTW4

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