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DELIGHTED CAMBODIA


DAY 1        PHNOM PENH – ARRIVAL                                       

Arrival in Phnom Penh International airport by flight ... Welcome and transfer with guide to the hotel for check-in.     

Lunch at local restaurant 

One hour visit of the center by Cyclo: Independence Monument and Wat Phnom. 
NOTE:     thank you to inform the participants that they will have to sign a disclaimer form before taking the activity. It will be provided by our guide in Phnom Penh.

Dinner at leisure 
Accommodation at hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY 2        PHNOM PENH                                             
Breakfast at hotel     
In the morning, visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Then, continue to visit Champey Academy of Arts. (Close on the week-end and Public Holidays)
NOTE:    During the visit of Royal Palace – visitors should wear shirts or blouse covering shoulders and arms and long skirts or trousers covering legs (no miniskirt or short trousers).
Lunch at local restaurant 
In the afternoon, visit Tuol Sleng and Russian Market. 
Note:    To visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) , visitors are required to wear proper attire, covering shoulders and knees to show their culture respect (no short, no miniskirt nor short trousers).
Dinner at leisure 
Accommodation at hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY3        PHNOM PENH- KRATIE                                                   
Breakfast at hotel     
Early departure by overland from Phnom Penh to Kratie via Kampong Cham (260km, approx. 6h00 – 7h00 drive included visit). 
Stop en route, for a visit of Skun which is called spider village because of its famous snack of fried tarantulas, the spiders are caught in the soft ground of the surrounding countryside and dug out of their burrows.
Lunch at local restaurant
Arrival in Kratie, taking a boat which organized by Rajabori and transfer to Koh Trong Island.
After that, taking the Biking tour on Koh Trong Island.  
The narrow roads are perfectly designed for cycling with plenty of shade while simultaneously allowing visitors to pass close to people’s homes without intruding too much on their privacy. This allows visitors a more in-depth look into the lives of the local people of Koh Trong. Although some villagers are shy, plenty of children and even adults will offer friendly smiles and “hellos” welcoming tourists to their island home. Renowned throughout the region for its grapefruit (a type of citrus fruit), Koh Trong is a self-sustaining community that produces a variety of fruits and agricultural products such as rice, soy beans, milk fruit, coconuts and a range of vegetables for sale in the town of Kratie. Outgoing and patient visitors are often rewarded with the opportunity to share in the eating local fruits or garden produce with the village people. 
Dinner at leisure  
Accommodation the island Koh Trong     

Remark:Overnight on Koh Trong Island, you should prepare a small hand bag in case the luggage will be kept in the car or bus.

DAY 4        KRATIE – PREAH VIHEAR                                               
Breakfast at Hotel
Morning, transfer by boat to Kratie town and then transfer directly to Preah Vihear province along the approximately road 348 km around 6 – 6h30 hrs drive. Arrival, check in at hotel.
Lunch at local restaurant 
Dinner at leisure
Accommodation at hotel in Preah Vihear

DAY 5        PREAH VIHEAR- KOH KER-- SIEM REAP                                                         
Breakfast at hotel
Drive up to the hill (by 4x4) to visit the amazing Khmer ancient temples of Preah Vihear on the sacred mountain of Dong Rek mountain ranges, extending for over 700 meters on the top of the Dangrek Mountains.
Lunch at local restaurant
Departure from Preah Vihear temple to Koh Ker (137 Km/around 3h-3h30 drive, Paved and Red soil road include visit)
Visit Koh Ker temple. 
A trip to Koh Ker brings you deep into the Cambodian countryside and way back in time, head north-east from the west of Kulen National Park From there it’s 85 km to the small village of Seong, passing through some remote villages and a beautiful forest populated by deer. It was built by Jayavarman IV who had feuded with family and as a result, constructed this unusual temple. This monument consists of five brick towers in a row - a very unusual style. 
Departure from Koh Ker to Siem Reap (122 Km/around 2h30 -3h00 drive, Paved and Red soil road ). 
Dinner at leisure  
Accommodation at hotel

DAY 6        SIEM REAP                                           
Breakfast at hotel 
Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. 
Lunch at local restaurant 
Visit of Angkor Wat temple.
        
NOTE: To visit the Bakan tower of Angkor Wat temple, visitors are required to wear proper attire, covering shoulders and knees to show their culture respect, as this temple is still considered as a sacrificial site for the Khmer people (no short miniskirt nor short trousers). Children under twelve years old are restricted not to climb up the tower. The tower will be closed on the Buddhist Sabbath Days, the Buddhist religious days and four days a month in accordance with Lunar Calendar. (**To climb to Bakan tower, is now allowed only 100 person per time, so visitors have to queue the line).
Dinner at leisure 
Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 7        SIEM REAP                                                 
Breakfast at hotel 
Drive out of Siem Reap for visiting Banteay Srei temple (About 37 km around 30-45min drive) and Banteay Samré temple.
NOTE:    During the visit of Banteay Srei temple – visitors should wear shirts or blouse covering shoulders and arms and long skirts or trousers covering legs (no miniskirt or short trousers).
Back up your day, lunch will be served at The Bong Thom Homestay-local business operation.  It is likely a small village of atmospheric countryside with a beautiful garden, rice fields and veggies in which to enjoy your meal. The Homestay’s project also supports to the local community as providing free English training and school materials for children. 
On the way back from Banteay Srei temple, stop in a village for a fresh coconut drink and to observe how Cambodian people prepare the sugar palm and do the rice field (depends on season). 
In the afternoon, visit of Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Neak Pean and view sunset from Pre Rup temples.
Dinner at leisure
Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 8        SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG                                                        
Breakfast at hotel 
In the morning, take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake and explore the floating village.
NOTE:     High Level Water Season (August-February) / Low Level Water Season (March-July).
Then, visit of Silk Farm of Pouk. The farm is located on an 8 hectares site. You will discover the various stages involved in Silk production, from mulberry tree orchards, to silkworm breeding, the spinning mill and the weaving process.
Lunch at local restaurant
After lunch, continue transfer by road to Battambang province.

NOTE:     The road from Siem Reap to Battambang is under construction (distance around 180km) and the driving tour takes approximately 4-5 hours by car/van and 5-6 hours by coaster/bus without visiting along the way.

Arrival in Battambang, transfer to check in at hotel.
Dinner at leisure 
Accommodation at hotel in Battambang 

DAY 9        BATTAMBANG                                              
Breakfast at hotel.
Half day local livelihoods tour.
This morning, you will deeply experience a local livelihoods tour. You will discovery some of these artisans who open their homes/workshop randomly: sculptors, manufacturers of incense, rice cakes, rice wine, Khmer noodle’s production, produce rice paper, prahoc (typical Cambodian fish paste), Krolan (sticky rice stuffed in bamboo). In the village, you will taste Krolan and local fruit. (Some of these activities can change according to the season)
Transportation notice for visiting Livelihood: 
•    Car (sedan): use for 1-2 pax 
•    Van (12 seats): use for 3-5 pax 
•    Tuk Tuk ( 02pax per Tuk Tuk): use for 06-20 pax 
Highlight: you may have chance to join some activities with the local people on how to produce above natural product and its taste.
Lunch at local restaurant   
Then, visit the village of Wat Kor, a very old traditional Khmer house. It dates from 1920, you can exchange with the owner who will tell you the story of this house made of precious wood, which has escaped from destruction during the Khmer Rouge. The village, typical with his many houses of the Last Century, is home to fruit vendors and farmers who daily come to the market to sell their crops. 
Afternoon, visit PHARE School, is a Cambodian non-governmental organization (NGO) aiming to support community development through providing social, educative and cultural services to children and their families (Note: The school is closed every Saturday, Sunday and during public holidays). 

Then continue to Art Gallery tour (Private tour) at Sangker Gallery.

Foodie Tour treats as Local Dinner.
Tonight, embark on a culinary journey with "Battambang Foodie Tour". This foodie tour will take place in the old colonial quarter of Battambang and along the banks of the Sangker River. Local Khmer cuisine will be on the menu, as you will stop at several food stalls with your guide to try the local delicacies.
You will end the tour with a glass of wine and a selection of Khmer desserts at the “bric-a-brac” shop, seating along the sidewalk and observing the authentic local life after dark.
(The tour will last for 2 to 2:30 hrs. Inclusive of: Snacks + drinks (1 soft drink or 1 bottle of mineral water + 1 glass wine or local beer).
Operation time: 18-20:30.                                          

Dinner at leisure
Accommodation at hotel

DAY 10        BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH                                      
Breakfast at hotel
Continue your journey to Phnom Penh (291 km approx. 8-10 hours including the visit on the way and lunch time). 
From Battambang to Phnom Penh you will be crossing by four provinces (Pusat, Kompong Chhnang, Kompong Speu and Kandal Province). 
Among these four provinces you will stop at Kompong Chhnang to see traditional handmade pottery. 
During harvest season, you will learn an authentic experience (harvest, sugar plam collective to be based on season) and learn more about daily life style of local people in this province. Visiting duration 1-00- 1.30hrs 
Lunch at local restaurant along the way  
On road about 46 km from Phnom Penh, take a visit Koh Chen, an island on Tonle Sap River, specializing in carvings silver or copper: trays of all sizes, ornaments used during wedding ceremonies in pagodas, animal figures, boxes and jewelry.
Continue to Phnom Penh and upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in.
Dinner at leisure 
Accommodation at hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY 11        PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE                                           
(Note: Official check out time is 12h00.)
Breakfast at hotel
Free at leisure until the time we pick up from hotel to Phnom Penh International airport for your flight to next destination. 

*** End of services ***

Includes:

•    Accommodation in half twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast at hotel.
•    Transfers and tours by air-conditioned standard vehicle with English speaking guide. 
•    Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program.
•    GTS (Group Tour System) during temples tour from 10pax up
•    Meals (standard menu) as mentioned in the program.
•    Fresh water and towel during tour.


Excludes:


•    Surcharge price for peak season at hotels  
•    Surcharge price for compulsory gala dinner at hotel on 24 and 31 December 2019  
•    Surcharge price for French/Geman/Spanish/Italian instead of English speaking guide
•    All lunches and dinners for whole trip.
•    Transfers and visits not mention in the program. 
•    Domestic and international flight.
•    Cambodian visa fees
•    Travel insurance.
•    Early check-in and late check-out. 
•    Personal expenses such as tips, drink, laundry and souvenirs etc. 
•    Suggestion tips for guide USD 3-5 per person per day and for driver USD 1- 2 per person per day.
 

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