On this short but action-packed tour you really do see the main highlights of this fascinating country. Begining in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, where you visit all the famous sights, you travel to a resort hotel at Siem Reap, gateway to the amazing Angkor Wat complex, where you have a boat ride around floating villages as well as exploring all the temples that have made this one of the world's must visit destinations.
On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and relax after the journey or go out and explore on your own seeing some of the sights. You are staying in the Sun and Moon Urban Hotel, or similar, for the next two nights and this evening before dinner you will meet your tour guide who will tell you about the exciting things you will be seeing and doing over the coming days. Later it is worth going out and experiencing the nightlife in this colourful city.
This morning after breakfast you are taken on a cyclo ride through the backstreets of Phnom Penh. Stop at Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the city, the Royal Palace with its famous landmark silver pagoda, and the national museum with its unique collection of Khmer art. Later you are taken to visit the infamous Toul Sleng Museum, a former high school, which became the interrogation and torture facility during the Pol Pot regime. Last stop is at the Central Market, where you can shop for silks and crafts.
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Wake early today for your short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival you are met and taken to your resort hotel before enjoying a boat ride visiting the scenic floating villages of Kampong Phluk travelling through a vast network of flooded mangroves past the homes on stilts. Return to your hotel to relax for the afternoon and in the evening you are taken to see a performance of the spectacular and uniquely Cambodian Phare Circus.
Another early start when you are taken to see the sun rise over the great temple of Angkor Wat. Marvel at the silhouetted central spires and explore the grounds before having breakfast nearby. Then travel to the southern gate of Angkor Thom to see the beautiful stone carvings on the Bayon temple. See the Terraces of the Elephants and the Leper King before continuing with a drive to visit atmospheric jungle enveloped Ta Prohm temple. This evening there's a farewell dinner for you and your fellow travellers.
Today your short but exciting tour of Cambodia's highlights comes to an end. Possibly time for some more sightseeing around Siem Reap and a visit to the fascinating Artisans Village before you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the airport to catch an onward flight, and see more of south east Asia, or begin your journey back home. This short tour makes a great add on to any longer stay in the region and will leave you with lots of great memories.