Immediately after the Thailand Open event, we have a very nice trip to Cambodia which everyone can participate! After successful tours to Laos, Vietnam and Singapore & Malaysia in 2016, in 2017 we will visit the impressive Cambodia. The great diversity of culture and nature and the painful history makes Cambodia a fascinating country. This trip offers the best of Cambodia has to offer. We will picked up in our hotel in Jomtien, and the beautiful trip can start. We will visit the official Wonder of the World Angkor Wat. Then we will go to Battambang, the Capital Phnom Penh, the interesting Kep and Kampot, and at the end we will relax at the beautiful beach of Sihanoukville. After that we will travel back to Bangkok. End of an unforgettable holiday!12 Days Round tour Cambodia 5-16 June 2017
We are very proud that we are the best thing that Cambodia has to offer in this one trip. It will be a great adventure, in which the participants only need to be there and enjoy. All this under very expert in Cambodia residing Dutch-and English-speaking tour guide. We will stay at all four star hotels, all featuring a swimming pool! Don't miss this unique opportunity! Day 1> Monday 05 June, Jomtien - Siem Reap
After an early breakfast, the bus will take us from our hotel in Jomtien (Thailand) for our trip to Cambodia. After arriving at our hotel in Siem Reap we will be welcomed by Lily and André, our Cambodian-Dutch hosts during this trip. We get a welcome drink and we will learn about the wonderful tour that we have on our program. Because we are very aware of the fact that traveling can be tiring, we give you the opportunity to take it easy today. Maybe you want to freshen up in your room or relax on one of the loungers in the palm garden, overlooking the pool. Take a coffee or a refreshing cocktail and your holiday can begin. Time to explore the city! Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Hotel: Royal Empire Hotel (D)Day 2> Tuesday 6 June 2017, Siem Reap
After breakfast you will be picked up by a tuk-tuk (the famous Asian tricycle consisting of a motorcycle and a cabin) and this will take you to one of the biggest and most beautiful temple complexes in the world: the official world wonder Angkor Wat! We will explore led by a guide. The world heritage temple dates from the 12th century and is a combination of mystical and beautiful images. First we will visit Angkor Wat itself bring and where we will walk through one of the most important temples of not less than 110 temples. Before we continue we will review our thirst with a soft drink or perhaps a fresh coconut? A short drive brings us to Angkor Thom, which includes, among others, the 12th century Bayon. The 54 four-headed Buddha statues are one of the most impressive sights of the temple complex. Later in the day we visit the Ta Phrom temple. This is one of the few temples in the original state is held. It was made famous by the film Tomb Raider, who has recorded with Angelina Jolie. The temple is partly overgrown with trees with huge roots, which are 'nested' and on the stone blocks.
At five-thirty you will be picked up by tuk tuk for the dinner-dance show, the "Smile of Angkor". Prior to this show, you have a buffet dinner with a wide choice of Asian dishes. The show is of top quality. A combination of sound, light, lasers and dance make this interpretation of the birth of Angkor a breathtaking show.
Hotel: Royal Empire Hotel (B, L, D) Day 3> Wednesday 7 June Siem Reap – Kampong Kleang – Siem Reap
We take a whole day to explore the area of Siem Reap by bike, jeep and boat. While we're on the bike take the first part of the tour, we literally breathe the smell of the rice fields and we are surrounded by beautiful lotus fields. We stop at a local market, traditional houses and small hidden temple. An easy bike tour on flat roads for about an hour. For those who can not bring bikes, we arrange a moped or trolley which can be rode and which can be subsequently followed the same route.
By jeep, we continue the route to Kampong Kleang, the biggest floating village in Cambodia. The most authentic village on the big lake. Because we use jeeps, we are going to be able to drive partly through the countryside to our destination. It's a great experience to be driven in a vintage jeep. No windows and doors in the jeep, so we scents and environment can include in our way possible.. During the dry season we can do between up to 10 meters high poles on which the houses are built by walking. In the rainy season the water in the lake to rise to 1 or 2 meters from the floor of the house and you understand why the houses are built so high. Lunch with a local family and we can relax here in hammocks. Then we go by boat to sail through this village . At a pagoda we learn about Buddhism and we will experience a special experience: We are blessed by a monk! A unique experience.
The road goes back to Siem Reap for a part on dirt roads and through small villages. At the end of the afternoon we are back in Siem Reap again.
Hotel: Royal Empire Hotel (B, L, D) Day 4> Thursday 8 June: Siem Reap – Battambang
Today we leave Siem Reap and Battambang travel with our own bus. A few kilometers outside of Siem Reap is West Baray. This is more in the Angkor
time with the hand excavated and served as a water reservoir. Nowadays this basin is still used. Then we visit a silk farm Artisan d'Angkor. Locals here will have the opportunity to learn the craft of weaving, a craft that is present in Cambodia for hundreds of years.
Optional. We can visit the Circus tonight Phare. A unique show even enjoys worldwide fame.
Hotel: Classy Hotel (B), (L), (D) Day 5> Friday 9 June, Battambang
Time for a first introduction to Battambang! Today, a ride on the famous bamboo train forms part of the route. This is probably the smallest train in the world and a unique local invention. The train consists of a bamboo-platform and two pairs of rail wheels and is driven by a small petrol engine. Because there is only a single railway line, the train must occasionally the rails are removed, to allow oncoming traffic, and sometimes they will go to the side of us.
After lunch we drive to Phnom Sompov Mountain through small villages and rice fields. This mountain is about 140 meters high and there are in total 800 steps to reach the top. We avoid this climb and go with the motorbike to
the first part of the mountain to visit the temples, shrines and killing caves of the Khmer Rouge period. We look out over Battambang and enjoy this vast, beautiful landscape. We end our tour at sunset and walk down through the mountain stairs to visit the "bat army." Thousands of bats fly out of the mountainside of the cave once it is dim. Hotel: Classy Hotel (B, L, D) Day 6> Saturday 10 June, Battambang - Phnom Penh
We take you to your new destination from Battambang to Phnom Penh. Today we leave Battambang. After breakfast we travel to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. En route we stop regularly regularly so that we can make beautiful pictures. At sunset we make a Mekong sunset boat cruise. Hotel: Ohana hotel (B, L, D)Day 7> Sunday 11 June, Phnom Penh
Time for an interesting city tour of Phnom Penh. In the morning tuk-tuks bring us to the S21 genocide museum Tuol Sleng. This former high school wed used by the Khmer Rouge as the most notorious S21- prison during their regime that lasted from 1975 to 1979. Then it's just a short drive to the Royal Palace, a building complex that serves as a royal residence for the king of Cambodia. Here we can see pure Khmer architecture. We continue on this city tour by leaving the city and visit the lurid Choeung Ek, better known as The Killing Fields, where thousands of people were tortured and buried in mass graves. On the way back to the hotel we stop at one of the local markets.
Hotel: Ohana hotel (B), (L)Day 8> Monday 12 June, Phnom Penh – Kep - Kampot
After breakfast we be picked up at the hotel by our driver. Today we drive towards the coast. Cambodia is located on the Gulf of Thailand and next to some very nice beaches also again many times fewer tourists on the beaches. This will experience later in Sihanoukville. First we go to Kep.
Today we visit the famous Kampot pepper plantation. The best peppers in the world hail from Kampot. We learn all about red, white and black peppers that enjoy worldwide fame.
We get into boats to go to the mangrove. Here is a special project to restore the mangrove weather on the coast. We lend a hand. We each get a baby mangrove plant and we are free to plants on the coast of Kampot! In the evening we go to eat crab in one of the small local restaurants
Hotel: Summer Resort (B, L, D)Day 9> Tuesday 13 June, Kampot – Sihanoukville
Start the day with breakfast and after breakfast drive to Bokor Hill Station. This old abandoned village is built on a plateau at 1km high. It was built by the French in the years 20. Although there is now a large hotel and gamblinghouse, are there still great places to admire the old buildings. In particular, the ancient Church, the old gamblinghouse and the water tower are still shining on the plateau. During the morning we take our bus to Sihanoukville, about 3 hours from Kep. At night we can see the beautiful sunset and enjoy the beach at dinner . Hotel: Summer Resort (B), (L)Day 10> Wednesday 14 June, Sihanoukville
Today a boat tour on the program. Diving from the boat and swimming in a turquoise bay with a beautiful white sand beach make this day one to never forget.
Hotel: Holiday Villa Nataya (B), (L)Day 11> Thursday 15 June, Sihanoukville
A day at leisure. In the evening we’ll have our farewell dinner
Hotel: Holiday Villa Nataya (B, D)Day 12> Friday 16 June, Sihanoukville – Koh Kong border - Bangkok
Unfortunately, today it's time to say goodbye to this amazing country. We drive through the beautiful landscape of the Cardamom mountains before arriving at the border with Thailand. After we crossed the border, we will move to the Thai bus that is waiting for us in Trat, Thailand. After the long drive to Bangkok, where we will arrive early evening. (B, L)This 12-day tour costs € 965,
- Day 1: transfer from Jomtien to Thailand-Cambodia border
- Private bus from Poipet to Siem Reap
- Welcome drink at hotel
- Day 2: Angkor tour: with Tuk-tuks, English speaking guide,
- Smile of Angkor show, with Tuk-tuks
- Day 3: Countryside tour with English speaking guide,
- Bicycle tour to the countryside of Siem Reap
- Jeep-tour to floating village
- Boattour in Kampong Kleang, the biggest floating village
- Benediction by a monk,
- Day 4: Visit to West Baray, with private bus
- Visit to silk farm,
- Day 5: Battambang tour: Bamboo Train
- Visit to Phnom Sampov mountain,
- Visit to the Killing caves,
- Visit to the "bat army"
- Day 6: With private bus to Phnom Penh,
- Various interesting photo-stops on the way
- Mekong sunset boat cruise on the Tonle sap and Mekong River
- Day 7: City tour by Tuk-tuks, English speaking guide
- Visit to the Royal Palace
- Visit to the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)
- Visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum
- Day 8: With private bus visiting pepper plantation in Kampot,
- Boat tour mangrove, mangrove planting, donation to the project.
- Day 9: With private bus to visit Bokor Hill Station,
- Day 10: Sun boat tour, transfers, island visit, swimming, snorkelling
- Day 12: Private bus Sihanoukville - Koh Kong - Bangkok,
- Farewell gift
- Bed and breakfast in comfortable hotels (4 stars) with swimmingpool
- Siem Reap: Royal Empire Hotel, 4 *
- Battambang: Classy Hotel, 4 *
- Phnom Penh: Ohana Hotel, 4 *
- Kep: Summer Resort 4 *
- Sihanoukville: Holiday Villa Nataya 4 *
- Throughout the tour Cambodian-Dutch (also English speaking) tour guides (2 pers.)
- During the entire trip Dutch tour guides (2 pers.)
- Daily bottled water during the tour and on the bus.Not included:
- Entrance fees and meals (10 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D) according program total to be paid on the spot 125 euros.
- Personal expenses, other meals (1 dinner Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville 2 dinners), insurance, visa, drinks and optional excursions.Note:
To increase the ease during the trip, the entrance fees, lunches and dinners in advance paid at once (€ 125), so having to settle participants not separately for each excursion or meal. This increases the comfort while traveling and also provides a lower price, because it reserved by the tour operator and paid.
Single supplement (single room) is € 240
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after departure from Thailand. Visa for Thailand is not necessary. The aircraft must be filled in a note which one gets a visa stamp in their passport on arrival.
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The route is in the pink line indicated. Route Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Bangkok.