Overview

  • Have a chance to explore Royal Palace - one of the most venerable religious works in Cambodia.
  • Expose to the local lifestyle in the Kompong Khleang floating village.
  • Discover the charming town of Battambang imbued in Indochina architecture.
  • Gain deeper insights into the traditional and cultural value of the Cambodia’s symbol - Angkor Complex.
     
Cambodia at a Glance 8 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Phnom Penh Arrival

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Meals: N/A

Welcome to Phnom Penh. As soon as you land at the airport, our local guide and driver of Asia Private Travels will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. You are free to use the room from 2:00pm. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Phnom Penh Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today, we will have an exciting tour regarding history of Cambodia. Pay a visit the Royal Palace, which is a symbol of Phnom Penh Capital. It was erected in 1866 by King Norodom, including distinct and separate structures grouped together in one enclosure that created a significant collection of Khmer art. Here, you’ll also be captivated by the Silver Pagoda where is home to a 90kg - golden Buddha encrusted with 9584 diamonds as well as a 17th century Buddha image decorated with emeralds and Baccarat crystal.

After that, continue to move to the south of the city where to witness another stage of Cambodian history - the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Firstly, we visit Tuol Sleng, known as the genocide museum, which was once a secondary school then turned into a detention centre. Thousands of prisoners were tortured and killed here. 

Next, we proceed to the Killing Fields, Choeung Ek - the burial site of the victims of Tuol Sleng. 

On our way back to the city, if time permits, we will visit the Russian Markets (or Toul Tum Poung). You’ll find many kinds of goods here ranging from fabrics, jewels, jewellery, crockery to handicraft, etc.

Meals at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Notes:
+ You will have an on - site guide at Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. Our guide is not allowed to work here.
+ The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are sometimes closed for special ceremonies. We will switch the sightseeing tour to another well - known spot.
+ Russian Market is closed on the country’s holidays

Day 3

Phnom Penh – Kompong Chhnang - Battambang

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Then, we will have a scenic drive to the village of Kompong Chhnang through the rustic Cambodian countryside landscape. Take a leisurely walk around the village exploring its traditional handicraft of making braziers and other domestic utensils.

After that, we continue our classic journey by move to Kompong Luong village where to observe the rustic life of the floating community via a motor boat. Lunch at an indigenous restaurant. Arrive at Battambang at the end of the day and check in your hotel. 

Dinner at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Battambang Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Discover Cambodia as a responsible traveler who respects the environment and nature. The Batambang cycling tour is definitely a great choice for those who seek for  new experiences. As we cycle on a lesser - known path along the small stream, feast your eyes on the mesmerizing paddy fields, rustic local workshops as well as traditional houses. Then, join in the exciting activities such as making sticky rice and custom knife or preparing the traditional fish paste called “Prahok”. All promises to create unforgettable experiences.

In the afternoon, we will discover the charming town of Battambang. Hop on a tuk tuk for a ride to the river’s banks observing the elegant colonial French-houses. Up next, we pay a visit to the local museum and a beautiful wooden pagoda before setting foot in an 12 - 13th century temple of Prasat Banon up on the hill. Contemplate a panoramic view of the beautiful countryside landscape.

Joining in an exciting Circus Art performance at Phare Ponleu Selpak this evening, which is organized by NGOs - "The brightness of art". This is a non-profit organization to support the community development via providing social, education and cultural services to children and their families. 

Meals at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 5

Battambang – Siem Reap – Afternoon Tour

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast will be served at the hotel before we continue travel to Sisophon in Banteay Meanchey province through the vast paddy fields and the Cambodian traditional houses. Moreover, a stop at a silk farm will offer you a chance to know the whole process of  silk weaving in the traditional way from raising silkworms to weaving the silk and dyeing it. Then, we make a next stop to observe the stone sculptors and their outstanding work.

Arrive at Siem Reap and have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue Asia Private Travels tour by paying a visit to Angkor Wat Temple, which is the largest and most venerable religious work in Angkor Archaeological Site. It was erected in the 12th century under the ruling time of King Suryavarman II. Angkor Wat is considered as a symbol of Cambodia, which is not only one of the seven wonders of the world recognized by UNESCO, but also the greatest legacy of the Khmer people.

Angkor Wat is located about 6 km to the north of Siem Reap which was intentionally built to worship Vishnu (Hinduism) but then converted to a Buddhist temple. The entire architectural complex consists of outstanding bas - reliefs  and ancient sculptures.

Afterwards, we will set foot in the ancient monastery of Ta Prohm. You will be immersed in the majestic natural scenery as well as the monumental architecture. Ta Prohm Temple was ignored for a long time and hidden several mysterious stories.

You will find it really exciting to explore the unique structure and splendid stone carvings of the temple.

Meals at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Angkor Full Day Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today, we will start at Preah Khan Temple, one of the largest complexes in Angkor. Although it was devastated and ruined by the time, a great number of carvings and decorations of the Buddha status still exist. The temple was restored carefully to keep the intact beauty, so you will find it really ancient and impressive.

Neak Pean Island is the only island temple of Angkor with the simple and gentle beauty imbued in the classical ambiance. Coming here, your curiosity will be satisfied with many thrilling legends as well as the ancient architecture. The combination between the unique work of Cambodia and the beautiful scenery evokes a great feeling for the visitors.

Our next stops are Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda. Although both temples are quite small, they own the tremendously beauty in Angkor. The most prominent feature of the temple is not from the architecture, but from the stunning statues of Shiva and Vishnu.

In the afternoon, we will move to Angkor Thom. Besides the majestic Angkor Wat temple, Angkor Thom is also a mysterious attraction that attracts a great number of tourists visiting Cambodia on a yearly basis. It is not only known as the magnificent capital of the Angkor Empire but the most beautiful, long -  standing and the pride of the citizens here. 

The National Temple of Jayavarman and the Bayon Temple are sited in the Angkor Thom central with many other relics around the Victory Square. You will have a great chance to observe numerous  ancient sculptures as well as to know more about the cultural and spiritual value of Cambodia. 

Meals at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Siem Reap – Kompong Khleang

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, we will depart to the west of Siem Reap to Kompong Khleang - a typical floating village to continue our Asia Private Travels itinerary. It will take us about an hour to get there. It is prominent for the largest community and having the highest stilt houses on Tonle Sap lake. Take a stroll through the village and visit a crocodile farm.

Up next, take a boat ride to go through the canals to a large lake where Vietnamese people live in the dry season. Turn back to the village and have a picnic lunch in a indigenous house.

Transfer back to Siem Reap. Dinner at your expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 8

Siem Reap – Departure

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

It’s time to capture some last photos to preserve memories and moments in Siem Reap. Purchase some great souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Our driver (without guide) will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. 

Meals at your expense. 

End of the excursion and say bye with Asia Private Travels team!

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: November to March, however, Cambodia is possible to travel all year round.

► Visa Requirements: 

  • Cambodia: Cambodia visa on arrival is available at both international airports and border checkpoints with the validity of 1 month from the date of issue. E - visa is also a great way to get your ticket to enter the Kingdom of Wonders. For more details, check out the easy guides to Cambodia Visa.

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 pax 4 - seater car
2 - 8 pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 pax 35 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Cambodia New Year: Extra fee required.

Reviews us on Tripadvisor

a nice trip with many experiences
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Zelda

United States

"I want to say thanks for giving me this chance to visit this beautiful country. 8 days in Cambodia with many interesting experiences was one of the best trip in my life. I truly had a relaxing time here. Many thanks."

8 days in Cambodia was very happy
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rosa

Australia

"so happy to stay in Cambodia for 8 days with many interesting experiences. I think the highlight of the tour is exploring the ancient temples, which helps me know more about this country and I really appreciate it. Besides, the landscape in Cambodia was great and I really enjoyed the tour. "

explore many beautiful and spiritual temples.
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Venn

Hungary

"10/10 definitely recommend. I love the peaceful landscapes and this trip is what I need. I could visit many historical buildings with many spiritual temples. The driver was on time and the hotels are nice for me to relax. Really like this tour."

Enjoyable trip
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rowan

United States

"Our first trip to Asia and we are happy with this tour. We could experience the lifestyle of the local people, visit the unique buildings that we never ever seen before. We also try many foods that we will not forget. Thanks for providing us with this trip. "

Beautiful tour, many beautiful natural places
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Enoch

Greece

"This is a good tour for me to admire the beautiful landscape in Cambodia in 8 days. During this time I could learn more about this country, thanks Linn for helping me a lot, you are a really good tour guide. Cambodia has a lot of things to explore and experience. I was lucky to have this opportunity. Thanks."

Very relaxing and amazing
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Phelim

Belgium

"This is a memorable trip with many interesting activities included in a detailed itinerary. Cambodia is a great place for a relaxing tour because it has many beautiful places with a peaceful vibe. I really enjoyed every moment during that time. Many thanks."

high quality experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Harry

United Kingdom

"This is the second time I have been to Cambodia and I all use your service. Thanks for giving me good tours 2 times and I really appreciate this. Mia is a good tour guide and she supports me a lot. Cambodia never let me down, everything was perfect, many things."

Cambodia discovery tour
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Harvey

NewZealand

"This tour is enough for me to explore Cambodia. Everything is nice, hotels, cars, foods... well-organized. Besides, the itinerary is detailed, I could both relax and participate in many activities to explore this country. Will comeback here someday. "

Beautiful nature and nice people
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Charles

Australia

"I would highly recommend this trip for my friends. This trip is a must. During 8 days in Cambodia, I could learn more about a country with its view, cuisine and people. Cambodia is a good country with many things to explore for sure. A really happy trip. "

definitely happy with this tour
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Brian

Great Britain

"Full of joy during this trip. Cambodia is more interesting than I expected. Many beautiful places to explore, many delicious foods to try and I could totally chill during this time. Thank you for planning this nice tour and supporting me during my time in Cambodia. "

beautiful place full history
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Samson

Canada

"My mom and I took a Cambodia trip for 8 days and we joined many interesting activities to experience this country and they were all great. We went to many beautiful regions, in each region, we tried many local foods. Nice trip for us. Thanks Dan for supporting us. "

Cambodia is good
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Uri

United Kingdom

"well-organized tour and guided by Mia. Besides Angkor Wat, Cambodia still has many other beautiful places and I was surprised at how it beautiful is. 8 days in Cambodia helped me understand more about this peaceful country. "

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