18D17N South-Eastern Cambodia

Trip Code

18D17NSEC

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

18 days

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Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Kampong Som

Start and end in Phnom Penh! With the In-depth Cultural tour 18D17N SOUTH-EASTERN CAMBODIA, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Phnom Penh, Cambodia and 5 other destinations in Cambodia. 18D17N SOUTH-EASTERN CAMBODIA includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: WELCOME TO CAMBODIA! (-)

Flight: Departing Tan Son Nhat at 08:30 arriving Phnom Penh at 09:25 Welcome to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by your guide. The guide will assist you to transfer to your hotel for check-in. Please note standard check-in time is at 14:00. Depending on your arrival time you may decide to add an additional tour at this point. Notice: Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knees and bare shoulders are prohibited in sacred places and temples. On religious Buddhist dates the Top Tower (Level 3) of Angkor Wat temple is closed. PHNOM PENH ‘Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s busy capital, sits where the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers meet. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, trendy restaurants and bars, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around the Cambodia. Despite its checkered past PP is in the midst of rapid change and growth, although it continues to exude a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Definitely eclectic and alluring it’s a Capital worth seeing’
Day 2

Day 2: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR (B-L-)

Breakfast at hotel. We start to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda the most sacred shrine in the country. We then continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th Century), but some date from as early as the 4th Century. Explore the legendary temple of Wat Phnom which recites the history of Phnom Penh's name. Continue to discover The Tuol Sleng Prison Museum "S21" a visit to this site provides us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. Free time for rolling at Central Market.
Day 3

Day 3: PHNOM PENH -MEKONG ISLAND (B-L-)

Breakfast at hotel. Today is a full day exploring Phnom Penh. We visit the Royal University of Fine Arts where the young Cambodians learn the ancient arts of their ancestors. The most interesting part of this structure is the Dance Academy. Here, many young children practice the graceful movements of the beautiful national dances. Take a trip into the Cambodian countryside and along the Mekong River. Travel by private local boat to Koh Dach, an island also known as Silk Island. The village on Silk Island is typical of many rural Cambodian villages, with houses built up high on stilts. You will see people underneath the houses, weaving silk on hand looms and dying it vibrant colors. See how the silk is transformed from a cotton wool-like texture into thread on homemade spinning wheels made from bicycle parts. Try using the looms to weave the silk into distinct Ikat patterns, or wander the village and meet the locals. Aboard a boat back to Phnom Penh and catch a sunset cruise down the Mekong River and back to Phnom Penh. Admire the city from the water as the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the skyline. Lunch at home stay on Island.
Day 4

Day 4: PHNOM PENH -KOMPONG CHAM (B- -)

Breakfast at hotel. Start your trip to Kampong Cham. On the way we will explore Wat Nokor. Kompong Cham's 11th century temple gives up its legend. Rubber Plantation of Kompong Cham province was a headland of the Cambodia rubber industry and rubber plantation stretch across the province. Many of these are no longer commercially tapped, but tapped by locals for a variety of uses. However, some of the largest plantations remain active and can be visited by interest groups, usually French tourists on a tour of their colonial past. The most commonly visited is Chup Rubber Plantation, a large plantation in district, about 15km east of Kompong Cham. And Wat Han chey Wat Han chey is a hilltop pagoda that was an important center of worship during Chenla period, which today offers some of best Mekong views in Cambodia.
Day 5

Day 5: KOMPONG CHAM -KRATIE (B- -D)

Breakfast at hotel. Departure via A/C vehicle to Kratie, a lovely town by the riverside. We start to visit Phnom Sambok, Sor Sor 100 Pagoda and the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin and admire the dramatic sunset over the mighty Mekong River by private local boat. We transfer to Koh Trong Island. The Koh Trong Community-based Ecotourism Site was established in 2008. Koh Trong is a beautiful and peaceful island. Even though some villagers are shy, plenty of children and adults will offer friendly smiles and "hellos" welcoming tourists to their island home. Moreover, it is a must to taste one of the unique and juicy pomelos fruits the island is famous for. Pomelo's growing on Koh Trong Island have the most intense and delicious flavor in the whole country and are the most expensive ones. Koh Trong is a gorgeous quiet island opposite the riverfront of Kratie Town in Stung Treng Province. It is a short ferry ride between town life and a slice of Cambodia's rural ways. In the dry season the island is surrounded by large sandy beaches that call out to be lazed upon with a picnic after a dip in the Mekong River. This evening experience with home stay tour, you will venture off the beaten track, and you will learn about rural life in Cambodia. You will have the opportunity to connect with the people and communities you will visit, and talk with people from the Khmer Rouge Erea. Experience farm life, and taste traditional meals at home stay.
Day 6

Day 6: KRATIE -MONDUL KIRI (B- -)

Simple Breakfast at our home stay. Visit to Koh Trong Island by bicycle, 9 kilometers (6 miles) loop road around the island's perimeter provides the perfect opportunity to explore. Visitors come across traditional villages, fruit orchards and rice fields while observing the daily rituals and routines of the traditional village life. Lunch at own account. Continue our trip to Mondulkiri where located Bordering the provinces of Kratié to the west, Stung Treng to the northwest, Ratanakiri to the north and the country of Vietnam to the east and south, it is the most sparsely populated province in the country despite being the largest in land area. Dinner not included. Overnight in Mondulkiri.
Day 7

Day 7: MONDUL KIRI – TREKKING BEHIND THE ELEPHANT (B-L-)

Breakfast at hotel. You will be picked up by our car and a local guide. We start to do trekking in the forest and accompany by Elephants through the forest in Mondulkiri is a great experience and a nice and different way of exploring the area with its forests and jungles. We will trek to O Te waterfall where clients can swim with elephants; washing… we don't have chance to do elephant back riding. We will have Lunch with the team in the forest along the river. You will return to Sen Monorom in the late afternoon. Dinner not included. Overnight in Mondulkiri.
Day 8

Day 8: MONDUL KIRI – RATANAK KIRI (B- -)

Breakfast at hotel. Departure via A/C vehicle to Ratanakiri. We drive to Wat Phnom Soui to catch the first view over the plateau and Banlung. We follow this with a visit to Cha Oug Waterfalls and , a protected area, which is looked after and managed by the provincial government with support from the UN. The main attraction of this area is Yeak Laom Lake; a volcanic crater lake believed to have been created about 700,000 years ago. Surrounded by forest up to the crater rim, the present-day lake is about 800 meters across and more than 50 meters deep. A beautiful oasis and a great place for a refreshing swim! We will walk along the lake-side and visit the simple visitor center, which exhibits different tools from the various tribes. Meals are not including. Overnight in Ratanakiri
Day 9

Day 9: RATANAK KIRI VISITING (B-L-)

Breakfast at hotel. We visit to Voeune Say which is one of the main villages by the Se San River. The road conditions are rough in this region and the travel is somewhat ardous. We arrive at Voeune Say and are sure to attract attention since this part of the country received very few tourists. After a short walk through this village, we will embark on a traditional wooden long boat navigating on the scenic Se San River which gives us a taste of adventure and an enjoyable visit to the and Brou minority people. They are very poor but possess a colorful and interesting culture. Lunch box will be served on Spot. Dinner not included. Overnight in Ratanakiri.
Day 10

Day 10: RATANAK KIRI – STEUNG TRENG (B- -)

Breakfast at hotel. We continue via A/C vehicle to Steung Treng. Enjoy kayaking down to O’Svay where we will start our paddling tours to explore the Ramsar Wetlands area. It stretches south along the Mekong River from the border with Laos to Stung Treng. Only accessible by boat, it is a haven for critically endangered mammals, birds and fish and a unique riverine flooded forest system that is a photographer’s dream. Lunch at own account. Overnight in Steung Treng.
Day 11

Day 11: STEUNG TRENG – PREAH VIHEAR (B- -)

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Preah Vihear by private A/C vehicle with your tour guide. Visit to Preah Vihear Temple by car 4x4. Preah Vihear Temple, it's one of Cambodia's revered temples located on the plateau of Dângrêk Mountains in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. Preah Vihear belongs to Cambodia, though some of the outer areas are still under Thailand's control. The temple has beautiful views all around and has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-century-long Khmer Empire. Meals are not including. Overnight in Preah Vihear
Day 12

Day 12: PREAH VIHEAR – SIEM REAP (B- -)

Breakfast at hotel. We ride our Motor bike to Siem Reap. On the way we will visit Village Kampong Kleang where located on the northern lake-edge about 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less tourist than Kampong Pluk. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. In wet season the waters rise up to one or two meters of the buildings. Kampong Khleang is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. Kampong Khleang is significantly larger with nearly 10 times the population of Kampong Pluk, making it the largest community on the Lake. Meals are not including. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 13

Day 13: SIEM REAP (ANGKOR THOM AND ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE) (B-L- )

At 8:00am, pick you from your hotel for the day’s tour. Your first visit is the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk and see the ancient capital of Angkor Thom built in the late 12th century before we head onwards to Bayon temple which is unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. Baphuon is like an artificial mountain that recently re-opened after years of restoration. Following, you may visit the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Then continue to the popular temple of Ta Prohm which is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, built in the late 12th to early 13th centuries. However, probably more famous for being the location where they filmed the Tomb Raider movie. Lunch is a Khmer feast served at a local restaurant. After lunch we continue to the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor park’s most revered temple and the largest religious monument in the world. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas‐reliefs which are absolutely breathtaking. Your guide will explain the stories from the exquisite details and provide you with ample time to explore the inner and outer grounds of the temple. At the end of the tour, return back to hotel.
Day 14

Day 14: SIEM REAP (B- - )

Breakfat at hotel, today free and easy on your own leisure!
Day 15

Day 15: SIEM REAP -SIHANOUK VILE BY FLIGHT (Koh Rong Island) (B- - )

Breakfast at hotel. Our driver will pick you up and transfer to Siem Reap Airport for your departure flight to Sihanouk Ville (Domestic flight 1h). Upon arrival at Sihanouk Ville, you will be welcomed and transfer to boat's pier. Continue your trip to Koh Rong Island by Public speed boat (45mn). Meals are not including. Overnight in Koh Rong Island. Sihanoukville: Known as "Kampong Som", is a coastal city in Cambodia and the capital of Sihanoukville Province, at the tip of an elevated peninsula in the country's south-west on the Gulf of Thailand
Day 16

Day 16: KOH RONG ISLAND (B- -)

Today is free time at the beautiful beach at Koh Rong
Day 17

Day 17: KOH RONG ISLAND (B- -)

Today is free time at the beautiful beach at Koh Rong
Day 18

Day 18: SIHANOUK VILE - PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B- - )

Breakfast at hotel. Return back to Sihanouk Ville. You will be picked up by our driver and transferred to Phnom Penh (240Km around 4-5h). transfer to the airport (Without guide).

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2699 USD 2299 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 2899 USD 2499 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

· All nights hotel accommodation.
· All dinners and lunches and breakfast
daily.
· All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
· Sightseeing as specified .
· Expert English-speaking local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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