Mythical statues at the South Gate of Angkor Thom
Mythical statues at the South Gate of Angkor Thom

Essential Cambodia - 4 Days

Essential Cambodia is an easy holiday in Cambodia traveling through the history and culture of Cambodia in 4 days, 3 nights. We start the trip in Phnom Penh with the highlights of the capital city, and conclude our tour in Siem Reap, gateway to the celebrated Temples of Angkor.  

Learning about the magical arts and architectures, cherishing the resilient culture and people, and tasting the fine Khmer cuisine are the highlights of our trip. Accommodations for our tour are deluxe boutique hotels, conveniently located in each city. Essential Cambodia is definitely suitable for the travellers who love to travel through the best of Cambodia in a limited time.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    (    Saturday    )    Arrive in Phnom Penh (no meals included)
Day2    (    Sunday    )    Pnompenh – Siem Reap (B/D)
Day3    (    Monday    )    Siem Reap Angkor Temples  (B)
Day4    (    Tuesday    )   Depart Siem Reap (B)

2 bottles of water per person per touring day;

What is included

  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
  • Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
  • Air ticket for Phnom Penh – Siem Reap as per itinerary;
  • Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;

What is excluded

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
  • International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
  • Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
  • Compulsory dinners on Dec 31st and Dec 24th;
  • Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Day1    (    Saturday    )    Arrive in Phnom Penh (no meal included)
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you are welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Free time for a break. Then, we start touring around the capital of Cambodia. We begin the tour at the heart of the capital, The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. These are among the most spectacular structures of the capital city. Afterward, we continue onto the National Museum, where relics of the once great Khmer Empire are on display.
Free time for the remainder of the day.
Free time for lunch and dinner.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day2    (    Sunday    )    Pnompenh – Siem Reap (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take the morning flight from Pnom Penh to Siem Reap. Arriving at Siem Reap, welcomed by our local team and escorted to the hotel.

In the afternoon, we start our discovery in the jungles with visits to the magnificent Angkor Temples. We first visit the Sra Srang – often referred to as the Royal Bath. We then go to the Banteay Kdei gracefully nestled in the jungle, where you find yourself amid the mysterious ruins of the fabled world of Angkor. We then continue our tour and we visit the place where the film Tomb Raider was shot in: the Ta Prohm temple whose walls are taken over by giant roots and creepers.
Travel back to Siem Reap and have free time for the remainder of the day.
Free time for lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Huge encroaching trees at the Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Huge encroaching trees at the Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day3    (    Monday    )    Siem Reap Angkor Temples  (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Built around the 12th century, Angkor Wat and Angkor City are forever the treasures of the Khmer as well as mankind. The grandeur of Angkor makes words fail to do the job. Our journey today takes us back in time visiting the splendid world of Angkor Wat. At the temple, our tour guide will reveal some secrets of the Angkor Temples and the magical Khmer Arts.

In the afternoon, we move onto the enigmatic Temple of Bayon where the God leaves us unanswered smiling questions forever. We walk to the ancient relics of Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Notes: Be sure to be armed with as much film and memory card as possible for your camera before setting off. You'll always need more once there.

Enigmatic smiles of Bayon, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Enigmatic smiles of Bayon, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day4    (    Tuesday        Depart Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have free time relaxing the quiet town of Siem Reap until our team come back and transfer you back to Siem Reap for your departure. Time to bid farewell to the fabled world of the Angkor Temples. We trust you had a memorable holiday in Cambodia with Paradissa Travel.