Cambodia

Siem Reap with a Twist in 2 days

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 2 Days

4 hours    English, German, French, Spanish, Russian

tour highlights

 

  • Ride through jungle paths of the Angkor complex
  • Visit 3 amazing temples
  • Discover Cambodia's talented artists of Phare Circus
  • Kayak on the Tonle Sap
  • Visit a fishermen's village like no other

tour details

Driving through Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk is one of the most interesting ways of exploring Cambodia’s vibrant capital. We’ll head to Wat Phnom, a site of legend, with an entrance guarded by statues of creatures both mythical and real. Next, we’ll head to the Royal Palace, a striking building near the riverfront featuring classic Khmer style designs. Within the Royal Palace, we’ll head to the extravagant Silver Pagoda with a floor comprised of thousands of silver tiles. Here, you’ll also see a gold, diamond-encrusted Buddha and an emerald and crystal Buddha. Finally, we’ll visit the National Museum where you’ll explore Cambodia’s cultural history and see some of the most exquisite pieces of Khmer art and sculpture. You can also take a peaceful stroll through the museum’s beautiful gardens.

08:00 hours

Travel 30 to 45min away from Siem Reap town, you can explore the remarkable stilted village of Kompong Phluk on the Tonle Sap Lake, where the houses are built a minimum of five meters above dry ground to account for the rise and fall of the lake's waters. This unique architecture has been nicknamed "bamboo skyscrapers".

This out-of-time village has 2 very different faces depending on the season. During the dry season (approx. February to July) you can drive to and walk through the village. During the rainy season (approx. August to December) the water has risen so high you cannot drive all the way to the village anymore and must start your boat ride earlier. During this rainy season also, the surrounding forest becomes flooded and instead of exploring the village by foot, you will explore the forest by pirogue.

Return to the city for lunch in a local restaurant before transferring to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.

includes

  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • 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
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • 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 programme
  • 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 programme

Tour code: REPDSTW2

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