Ta Prohm Temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ta Prohm Temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia Discovery - 10 Days

Let's explore Cambodia tourist highlights following the less-traveled on a discovery tour for 10 days, 9 nights.

We start the trip with the beach city of Sihanoukville and travel northward. The tour covers the must-see sites such as the temples of Angkor, Bokor National Park, Takeo, Phnom Oudong, Kampong Chhnang and Battambang where camera-toting tourists are not often encountered.

The river trip from Battambang to Siem Reap offers you a real refreshment, plenty of photo opportunities and a further look into the authentic life of the Khmer people. At Siem Reap, gateway to the Temples of Angkor, we explore thoroughly the stunning architecture of the popular sites as well as the far afield and rarely-visited temples.

Accommodations for the trip are more of adventure standard, but there are options of luxury properties depending on local conditions. The pace of the trip is moderate. Authentic Cambodia Tour brings a further insight into the normal life of the Khmer people and their culture.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Arrive in Phnom Penh/Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville (no meal included)
Day2    Sihanoukville free at leisure (B)
Day3    Sihanoukville – Bokor National Park – Kampot (B)
Day4    Kampot – Takeo – Phnom Penh (B)
Day5    Phnom Penh (B)
Day6    Phnom Penh – Battambang (B)
Day7    Battambang – Siem Reap (B)
Day8    Siem Reap (B)
Day9    Siem Reap (B)
Day10    Depart Siem Reap (B)

What’s included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation as on the tour itinerary;
  • Boat trip in Takeo and between Battambang and Siem Reap as per itinerary;
  • Accommodations on twin-shared basis as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;

What’s not included?

  • Insurance of any types;
  • All airfares;
  • International and domestic airport taxes;
  • Compulsory dinners on Dec 31st and Dec 24th;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not specified in the included services as above;

Day1    Arrive in Phnom Penh/Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville (no included meal)
Arriving at Phnom Penh Airport, you are welcomed by our Cambodian tour guide and transferred through the scenic countryside to the beach city of Sihanoukville.
Free time for the remainder of the day.
Free time for all meals.
Overnight in Sihanoukville.

Day2    Sihanoukville free at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day free at leisure.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Sihanoukville.

Day3    Sihanoukville – Bokor – Kampot (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We continue our tour venturing further into the Bokor National Park which offers stunning view over the untouched natural surroundings. After our picnic lunch at the hill-station, we descend the mountain and travel further to Kampot, a sleepy riverside town.
Overnight in Kampot.

Day4    Kampot – Takeo – Phnom Penh (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our journey goes on further to Angkor Borei and Takeo where we enjoy a visit to a museum and a boat cruise to the Pre-Angkorian styled temple of Phnom Da and a nearby temple of Asram Maharose. Our car takes us further to Phnom Chisor Temple dating back from the 11th century with commanding view over the surrounding countryside before reaching Phnom Penh.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day5    Phnom Penh (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have full day visiting different tourist highlights of this capital city including the impressive Silver Pagoda in the Royal Palace Complex, and the Khmer National Museum. In the afternoon, we travel through the chilling Tuol Sleng Museum and the horrific Killing Fields of Choeung Ek with bones and skulls of victims by the Khmer Rouge still found in the ground.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

The Killing Field Of Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Killing Field Of Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Day6    Phnom Penh – Battambang (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We set out again on a less-travelled road to Battambang, a somnolent riverside town. On the way, we visit the remains of the Ancient Phnom Oudong City and Kampong Chhnang where much of pottery in Cambodia is produced. Arriving at our hotel in late afternoon, we get our rooms and enjoy free time at leisure. You may want to have a stroll in late afternoon adoring the charming colonial architecture or spend some peaceful moments on the river-front.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Battambang.

Day7    Battambang – Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Embark on a local boat and enjoy the most spectacular river trip in Cambodia. We travel through many preserved wetland areas as well as encounter the authentic riparian life.

Arriving in Siem Reap, we check into our hotel and head out for the first encounter with the legendary temples of Angkor. We start with the Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King. In late afternoon, we climb Phnom Bakheng for the stunning sunset over Angkor Wat and the countryside.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Mythical figures at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Mythical figures at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day8    Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our morning tour is dedicated to the unrivalled Angkor Wat. We enjoy the timeless moments in this fabled world, then travel back to town for refreshment.

In the afternoon, we continue our exploration with Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo. We also visit Prasat Kravan, Pre Rup, Neak Pean & Preah Khan temples.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

A cloister half ruined by jungles at Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
A cloister half ruined by jungle at Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day9    Siem Reap (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, we travel out of town through jungles and countryside of Cambodia to the less-visited temples of Angkor: Phnom Kulen and Beng Mealea.
Phnom Kulen was where Cambodia was proclaimed independence from Java by King Jayavarman II in 802. Phnom Kulen has a nice setting of jungles and waterfalls, and nowadays is the most sacred site for the Cambodian pilgrims.
Beng Mealea was constructed in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II and has similar architecture to Angkor Wat. Nowadays, Beng Mealea is almost hidden by forests.
We have time to explore thoroughly the temples at these 2 sites with picnic lunch en route. In late afternoon, we travel back to Siem Reap and you enjoy free time at leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

A cloister encroached by trees at Beng Mealea Temple, Cambodia
A cloister encroached by trees at Beng Mealea Temple, Cambodia

Day10    Depart Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have free time at leisure until we transfer you back to the airport for your departure flight. We trust you had had an adventure holiday of a life time in the Kingdom of Cambodia with Paradissa Travel.