Grand Tour 04 nights from Siem Reap via Battambang

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
5 days and 4 nights
Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap)
Cambodia (Phnom Penh)

Description

Tour Code :SIC GT-CM04

Title Tour : SIC GT-CM04 - 2Rep - 1Btb - 1Pnh – HB - Departure on WEDNESDAY

This itinerary, depending on the chosen category, can be:

-          On SIC: Departure guaranteed minimum 2 participants

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Program

Day 01: SIEM REAP (Lunch)
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
Visit of the Angkor complex, one of the world's largest archaeological areas, where there are 276 monuments of great importance. The undisputed masterpiece of Khmer art and architecture is Angkor Wat, displaying exquisite bas relief, a spectacular testimony of the great refinement of the Khmer people. We proceed to Ta Prohm, where giant trees and huge roots have been wrapping around the galleries and the stones for centuries, blending the work of men and nature forever.
Return to the hotel.

Day 02: SIEM REAP (Breakfast, Lunch)
Departure to visit one of the oldest sacred constructions, Prasat Kravan, built in 921. Then we visit Banteay Kdey, a Buddhist monastic complex, and we end the excursion at the public pool called Srah Srang.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
Visit of the temples Mebon, Pre Rup, Prah Khan and Neak Pean, all quite different in style and purpose. The Mebon is an Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva, built on a tiny island in the center of the now dry Eastern Baray. The Pre Rup, a huge mountain-temple, was used for royal funerals.
The huge Buddhist temple Pra Khan, surrounded by jungle, was built to celebrate a victory after invading Cham armies whilst the Neak Pean, known for its coiled snakes, represented a mythological lake in the Himalayas.
Return to the hotel.

Day 03: SIEM REAP - BATTAMBANG (Breakfast, Lunch)
We leave Siem Reap to reach Battambang, with a stop at Preah Netr Preah, a beautiful example of precious pink areanria skillfully worked by local artisans. We reach Sisophon.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
In the afternoon, we enter a wonderful rural landscape up to Ek Phnom, an impressive Khmer shrine from the first half of the eleventh century. We continue with a visit to Phnom Sanpeu and arrive in Battambang at sunset.
Transfer to the hotel.

Day 04: BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH (Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning we visit the market and the colonial part of the city. Afterwards we stroll along the left bank of the Stung Sangker heading up the hill on which stands the temple of Phnom Banan.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
After lunch we visit Oudong, which was the capital of Cambodia from the 17th to the 19th century. Nothing remains of the ancient city apart from the Buddhist monument on top of a hill. We continue to Kompong Chhnang, the fishing capital at the mouth of a big lake.
Arrival in Phnom Penh and transfer to the hotel.

Day 05: PHNOM PENH (Breakfast)
Visit of Tuol Sleng, a school that was the headquarter of the secret police under the Pol Pot regime. Then we climb the hill of Wat Phnom, which gave its name to the city. We reach Wat Ounalom, the pagoda where the supreme patriarch of the Buddhist monks lives. We end the excursion at the O'Roussey Market, the famous Russian market.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
Visit of classic Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. We start with a visit to the National Museum where the masterpieces of Khmer art from the 5th to the 13th century are displayed. Next we visit the nearby the Royal Palace and the Throne Hall, where the King grants his hearings. The excursion ends with a visit to the beautiful Silver Pagoda.
Transfer to airport.

Price includes

- Hotel in Standard room with breakfast
- Meals as per program
- Transfers and excursions as per program
- IT Guide.
- Assistance during your entire stay
- Phone Number "URGENCY " 24 hours 24 IN ENGLISH
- During long trips water and refreshing towels.

Price does not include

- Flights, if not stated in the program
- Everything not indicated in “Quote includes"
- Hotels peak season special supplements and policies such as Christmas and new year dinner new year minimum stay etc..