Ultimate Cambodia Tour with International Flights
Discover the ancient temples, striking pagodas and traditional floating villages of Cambodia on a seven-day small-group tour (max. 10 people) including return international flights. Experience this fascinating country with visits to the main sites including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, the authentic floating villages of Siem Reap, the palaces and pagodas of Phnom Penh, the Genocide Museum, Tuol Sleng prison camp and more.
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Journey to Southeast Asia to discover the wonders of Cambodia including the iconic Angkor Wat with a seven-day small-group tour (max. ten people).
Enjoy a guided tour of Cambodia's most iconic sights including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, the authentic floating villages **of Siem Reap, the **palaces and pagodas of Phnom Penh, the haunting Genocide Museum, Tuol Sleng prison camp and more.
What You’ll Love - Discover temples, floating villages, palaces, pagodas and more
Begin your Cambodia adventure in Siem Reap where you'll visit the authentic floating villages on the north-western tip of the Tonle Sap. Board a boat to discover the small village of Me Chhrey where the families live on *wooden houseboats *and live from the agriculture of the land. Feel free to ask the locals questions about their everyday life before visiting the *Silk Farm of Artisans d'Angkor *where people from underprivileged backgrounds are given the opportunity to improve their livelihood by reviving the ancient craft of silk production.
No trip to Cambodia would be complete without visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed** Angkor Wat. An early start means you'll arrive at the area by sunrise, before discovering temples including the **Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, the Terrace of Leper King, the Terrace of the Elephants and more.
Travel through the scenic countryside to Phnom Penh *where you'll enjoy a city tour to *The Royal Palace, built in 1866 by the French and home to the Silver Pagoda — a striking monument built out of Italian marble and housing a 90kg Buddha studded with nearly 10,000 diamonds.
Delve into Cambodia's tragic history as you visit the S-21Tuol Sleng Prison Camp *where 'enemies of the state' were tortured and later killed. All of the prisoners were photographed and the pictures now hang on the walls of the *Genocide Museum of Tuol Sleng. It is believed that 17,000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng, and all but seven met their deaths there. Visit Choeung Ek, also known as *'The Killing Fields' *featuring a shrine containing over 5,000 skulls of people slain during the brutal regime of Pol Pot, which serves as a memorial for remaining family members to visit.
Your Package Includes:
*Return international economy flights *from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane to Cambodia (Adelaide departure available for a surcharge, see Fine Print for more information)
Accommodation *in *centrally located hotels throughout the tour. Spend four nights at the Sokha Roth Hotel in Siem Reap and two nights at the Green Palace Hotel located in the heart of Phnom Penh city, a stone's throw from the Royal Palace
Six breakfasts and two lunches throughout the tour
*Guided sightseeing *and all *entrance fees *as listed in your itinerary
Boat trip in Siem Reap to visit the Floating Village
Airport transfers and transport between cities in an air-conditioned bus
An English-speaking tour manager at your service throughout the tour
The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
Valid for the following tour departure dates:
31 July 2018
7, 14, 21, 28 August 2018
4 September 2018
16, 23, 30 October 2018
6, 13, 20, 27 November 2018
5, 12, 19, 26 February 2019
5, 12, 19, 26 March 2019
All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.
The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged two years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES.
*Single Traveller Surcharge: *Single travellers must pay a surcharge of AU$400, payable directly to the tour operator at the time of booking.
The minimum age for the tour is eight years. All children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children must pay full price. Children aged from eight to 16 years will sleep on a rollaway or foldout bed.
Flights: Return economy class flights from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth (max. 14 hours travel time) are included in your package. A surcharge of AU$150 applies to departures from Adelaide. Flights are provided by Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines or Malaysia Airlines only. Flights are booked at providers discretion.
*Instant Booking: *To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.
Bedding configuration is double or twin beds. Connecting rooms are available, subject to availability.
Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels. Hotels listed are guaranteed unless fully booked or in the case of unforeseen circumstances.
Sokha Roth Hotel
Green Palace Hotel
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended for the tour guide.
Package does not include travel insurance, late or early check-in, Cambodia visa/visa fees, tipping, meals not listed in the itinerary and personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls.
Travel insurance is recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
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Day 1 - Arrive in Siem Reap
Arrive at the airport and be transferred to the hotel.
Overnight: Siem Reap
Day 2 - Floating Village Half Day
In the afternoon, visit one of Siem Reap’s authentic floating villages. Located on the north-western tip of the Tonle Sap, Me Chhrey village allows for an authentic floating village experience. The small village is home to families who unlike other floating communities still live in wooden house boats. The village moves throughout the year, depending on the water levels of the lake. At the end of the dry season when the lake’s water levels are at its lowest, the villagers move closer to shore and live primarily from agricultural activities on land. By visiting a local home you get a better understanding of life on the lake and your guide would be more than happy to translate your questions to your hosts. Return to the port and visit the Silk Farm of Artisans d’Angkor, located a 15-minute drive away. Here people with underprivileged backgrounds are given an opportunity to improve their livelihoods by reviving the ancient crafts of making art and producing silk. A local representative accompanies you and walks you through the farm and explains all the steps necessary to produce quality silk. Return to town for a free evening.
Overnight: Siem Reap
This tour sometimes may be changed into the morning because of the level of water (high or low level), your guide will re-confirm the time for the tour.
Day 3 - Angkor Temples
We spend a full day visiting the well-known Temples of Angkor Archeological Park. Wake up early at 05:00 am to witness the beautiful Sunrise at Angkor Wat or Ta Prohm, then head back to hotel for breakfast and continue the tour to visit:
Southern Gate of Angkor Thom
Bayon, late 12th century
Baphuon, middle of 11th century
Phimeanakas, early 11th century
Northern & Southern Khleang, beginning of the 11th century
Terrace of the Elephants, late 12th century
Terrace of Leper King, late 12th century
Angkor Wat, first half of 12th century
Ta Prohm, early 13th century
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Overnight: Siem Reap
Day 4 - Day at Leisure in Siem Reap
Enjoy a free day in Siem Reap. See your hotel tour desk to arrange a day trip or wander the town at your leisure.
Overnight: Siem Reap
Day 5 - Phnom Penh (travel by bus - 7 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to the bus station to go to Phnom Penh. The bus trip will pass through the countryside, so you can see local house during the way. Upon arrival at the bus station pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 6 - Phnom Penh - City Tour
The Royal Palace was built by the French in 1866 on the site of the old town. The main building on the compound is the Throne Room. It was built in 1917 in the traditional Khmer style and has a tiered roof and a 59‐meter tower, which is influenced by Angkor Thom’s Bayon Temple. On the compounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. The Pagoda’s steps are of Italian marble. On the inside, the floor is comprised of more than 5000 silver tiles, which together weigh nearly 6 tonnes. The pagoda houses a magnificent 17th century Emerald Buddha statue and a 90kg gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds. Right next to the palace, the National Museum of Phnom Penh was designed by French historian George Groslier also following traditional Khmer architecture. Finally visit the Wat Phnom located on a man‐made hill, 27m high. Then, have lunch. Although far from pretty, learning more about Cambodia’s recent history is essential and helps to increase one’s perception of Cambodia’s development and the people’s mentality. When on 17 April 1975 Phnom Penh fell, the Khmer Rouge evacuated the city with force leaving and left the capital as a ghost city. Pol Pot turned the former High School of Chao Ponhea Yat into the S‐21 (Tuol Sleng) prison camp where “enemies of the regime” were tortured and later killed. All of its prisoners were registered and photographed and nowadays these pictures deck the narrow halls of the Genocide Museum of Tuol Sleng. It is believed that over 17.000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng, all of them but seven known survivors, eventually found their death. Prisoners who did survive the torture of Tuol Sleng were brought to Choeung Ek, which is known as “The Killing Fields”. This seemingly peaceful area located 17km from Phnom Penh was for everyone entering the site the end of the line. Nowadays it is home to a memorial stupa containing over 5000 skulls, which allows the Khmer people to return and honour their ancestors who died by the Pol Pot regime.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Day 7 - Phnom Penh - Departure
Check out and transfer to the airport your departure flight.
Tours start in Siem Reap and end in Phnom Penh.
Return international flights are included in your package. See 'Fine Print' for more information.