Cambodia Beach Break

10 Days from US$2,082 per person

PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A JOIN-IN TOUR



This tour offers the perfect combination of activities – a visit to Cambodia's capital city, an exploration of the Angkor temples and a few lazy days at the beach. Starting in Siem Reap we will introduce you to the temples of Angkor the ABOUTAsia way – without the crowds. See all the main sites: Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom, then fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia´s cosmopolitan 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 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia´s liveliest beach resort, a great place for soaking up the sun, diving, snorkeling or simply relaxing.

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 5Take a domestic flight 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 road to the coastal town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s premier beach resort. (B)

day 8 & 9Choose from Sihanoukville’s many beaches to relax on - Sokha, Independence, Otres, Occheuteal, Serendipity and Victory beaches are all on the mainland. Optionally, you may wish to take a boat to one of the islands, or take advantage of the Sokha Beach Resort’s excellent facilities. (B)

day 10Transfer by road to Phnom Penh international 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
  • Exploring the beaches of Sihanoukville

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

HOTELS

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

Phnom Penh: Raffles Le Royal - 5 star

Sihanoukville: Sokha Beach Resort - 5 Star



High Season: $2,950 per person
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Low Season: $2,696 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

Sihanoukville: Sokha Beach Resort - 5 Star



High Season: $2,217 per person
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Low Season: $2,139 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 - Boutique

Sihanoukville: Sokha Beach Resort - 5 Star



High Season: $2,148 per person
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017

Low Season: $2,082 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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