Cambodia City To Coast

10 Days from US$2,062 per person

PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A JOIN-IN TOUR



Temples, city and beach - this tour encapsulates the best that Cambodia has to offer. Start your trip in Siem Reap where we will introduce you to the temples of Angkor the ABOUTAsia way - without the crowds. Experience sunrise at Angkor Wat, visit jungle-clad Ta Prohm and gaze on the enigmatic faces of the Bayon. Fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's vibrant capital and visit the key Khmer Rouge sites for an insight into Cambodia´s recent tragic history. Also take a cyclo ride through the streets to soak up the city's modern architectural heritage. End the tour at the coast at the laid back town of Kep, a former French retreat famous for its seafood and relaxed atmosphere.

ITINERARY DETAILS

day 1Arrive in Siem Reap where you will be met by your expert ABOUTAsia guide and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy your first taste of Angkor with a visit to Banteay Kdei temple followed by sunset drinks on the moat of Angkor Thom, a world away from the tourist crowds.

day 2A single, magical day at the temples following our well researched crowd avoidance itinerary, including Ta Prohm of ‘Tomb Raider’ fame, Angkor Thom: Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Preah Palilay, Phimeanakas, Baphuon, and the Bayon with its captivating stone faces. During your tour enjoy a wonderful tuk tuk breakfast in the secluded forest temple of Ta Nei. (B)

day 3Take a private boat onto the Tonle Sap lake, the richest freshwater fishing ground in the world, to visit one of the authentic stilted villages (either Kompong Kleang or Kompong Phluk depending on water levels). A picnic lunch is included. In the afternoon head into the countryside to jungle-clad Beng Mealea temple which, in a much collapsed state, retains a very atmospheric feel. (B, L)

day 4Motor through the darkness of pre-dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat as we guide you to the best photo vantage points. Explore the temple in the hours immediately after sunrise when the temple is at its quietest. This afternoon take a journey of discovery by boat, ox-cart and on foot to visit villages little changed since the days of Jayavarman VII. End the day with a cocktail at ABOUTAsia’s country villa overlooking the paddy fields with the option of adding on dinner. (B)

day 5Fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia´s bustling capital and once called the ‘Pearl of Asia’. This afternoon we endeavour to provide some insights into Cambodia´s recent tragic history under the Khmer Rouge with visits to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng (S-21) Prison. (B)

day 6Weaving through Phnom Penh’s colourful streets, explore some of our favourite hidden gems by traditional transportation method: the cyclo. In the afternoon take in the shimmering spires of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. (B)

day 7Private transfer by car to the delightfully sleepy coastal town of Kep, a fashionable seaside resort in the 1960s. Explore some of the examples of modernist French and Khmer architecture, which are in various states of disrepair. In the afternoon, explore the local fish market and have some delightfully tasty fresh crabs. Then travel by car along the coast, visiting the nearby town of Kampot, a charming riverside town and the surrounding pepper plantations where the famed Kampot pepper is grown. (B)

day 8Take a private long tail boat to nearby Koh Ton Say (Rabbit Island) a short 20 minute ride. Relax on its un-crowded beaches, snorkel in the shallow waters or just laze the day away in a hammock along the beach front as your chef whips up a sumptuous BBQ feast of fresh seafood served on the beach. (B,L)

day 9Free and easy time at leisure today to wind down at your hotel pool. Or, take a self-guided walk up Kep Hill with views over the Gulf of Thailand. (B)

day 10Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your departure flight. (B)







TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Angkor Wat sunrise
  • Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom and the Bayon
  • Off the beaten track Beng Mealea temple
  • Khmer Rouge sites in Phnom Penh
  • Cyclo ride through Phnom Penh's streets
  • Relaxed coastal towns of Kep and Kampot
  • Day trip to Rabbit Island (Koh Ton Say)

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

HOTELS

Siem Reap: Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor - 5 Star

Phnom Penh: Raffles Le Royal - 5 Star

Kep: Knai Bang Chatt - Boutique



High Season: $3,108 per person
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Low Season: $2,845 per person
01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017


Please Note:

  • From 1 February 2017 the cost of Angkor admission tickets will rise by up to US$22 per guest
  • Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Peak Season surcharges may apply

HOTELS

Siem Reap: Victoria Angkor - 5 Star

Phnom Penh: White Mansion - Boutique

Kep: Knai Bang Chat - Boutique



High Season: $2,375 per person
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Low Season: $2,288 per person
01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017


Please Note:

  • From 1 February 2017 the cost of Angkor admission tickets will rise by up to US$22 per guest
  • Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Peak Season surcharges may apply

HOTELS

Siem Reap: Shinta Mani Resort - 4 Star

Phnom Penh: Villa Langka - 4 Star

Kep: Veranda resort - Boutique



High Season: $2,109 per person
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Low Season: $2,062 per person
01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017


Please Note:

  • From 1 February 2017 the cost of Angkor admission tickets will rise by up to US$22 per guest
  • Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Peak Season surcharges may apply
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