Cultural Siem Reap
Days : 8 | Nights : 7Phnom Penh , Cambodia
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and the most inhabited city of the whole country. Phnom Penh is swarming with breathtaking temples, royal buildings, and interesting museums as well as stylish restaurants, shopping malls, and lively bars. The chaotic yet fascinating capital of 08 Days Phnom Penh Tour offers radiant spires of the royal palace and in the setting of a stunning river-side locality, it truly is one of the hidden gems of Asia. Featured with its marvelous mix between the traditional and the French style of architecture, a visit to Phnom Penh holiday is a must for any traveler who spends Sihanoukville vacation of Cambodia. Traveling Phnom Pehn either by road, air or by boat along the river into the capital city and then at last by road to spend a relaxing some time at the beach in Sihanoukville.
Joining Rabbit Island tour with the visit of Sihanoukville travel, you will enjoy a wonderful moment and experience the Angorial style ancient temple and sunbath, snorkeling and swimming in Rabbit Island beaches. Sihanoukville is located on Cambodia's West Coast near to the border with Eastern Thailand and very accessible from Siem Riep home to the capital city Phnom Pehn. This Kampot and Takeo tour makes for a very interesting range of combinations and touring programs throughout the region.
Day 01: Arrival Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will meet our guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel downtown. It depends on the time you arrive that you would have a short city tour in the afternoon or just relax in the hotel after check-in. Phnom Penh is a bustling capital where traditional Asian customs meet essential western customs in a very charming way. In the evening we will have a tour briefing. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 02: In Phnom Penh
Breakfast at the hotel. Our city tour starts with a visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site is a former high school which was used as the Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the communist Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Then head to the famous Royal Palace which was built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. After the museum, we will scale up the steps of a small hill to see Wat Phnom Temple, the birthplace of Phnom Penh. We will spend the rest of day shopping at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market where you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodia’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their faces, Palaces and buildings of Khmer & Colonial style architecture. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville
After our breakfast, we depart for Cambodia’s foremost beach resort: Sihanoukville. Upon arrival in Sihanoukville, we check in the hotel and enjoy the beach. In the late afternoon, we will fit the bikes and have a ride around town to “get in the mood of cycling”. We will visit a pagoda on top of the hill from where you can admire a great view along the coast of Sihanoukville before we return to our hotel. Overnight in Sihanoukville.
Day 04: Sihanoukville – Kampot
After breakfast, we transfer about 15km out of town to avoid the steep hills and heavy traffic. The ride today is a real challenge for any rider not because of the difficult terrain but the long distance. We have to cover 80km. However, the support vehicle will be ready whenever you need. We cycle the coastal road to Kampot town which have the magnificent Elephant Mountains as a backdrop. We will ride through the peaceful countryside and encounter friendly locals who will greet you with broad smiles and curious faces. Picnic lunch on the way. Kampot is a small provincial capital situated on the banks of a river with a relaxing and shady boulevard. There are still many French colonial buildings present in town and it has a truly relaxing atmosphere overlooking the mountain range and sunset over the river. Overnight in Kampot.
Day 05: Rabbit Island
Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to the Cambodian coast simply would not be complete without some true island relaxation. In the morning after breakfast, we take a short boat ride takes us to neighbor island of ‘Koh Tonsai’, or Rabbit Island, leaving us to enjoy the beaches, swimming, snorkeling and lunch with seafood. We also explore the island to learn about the simple rural life of the island’s residents. In the afternoon, take the boat back to Kampot. Overnight in Kampot.
Day 06: Kampot – Takeo
After breakfast, we depart for Takeo, a small town that is truly Cambodian in any sense. Today is also a long riding day with 75km we have to cover. Again, the support vehicle will be ready whenever you need. Today we will have a combination of smooth paved road and slightly bumpy village roads. The accommodation for tonight is basic but comfortable enough to spend a night in Takeo. Overnight in guest house.
Day 07: Takeo – Phnom Penh
Breakfast at the hotel. We depart early for Phnom Penh. The first leg of the trip is peaceful with riding through villages and fields. We would see Cambodian farmers working hard on their farms. We stop several times for a snack break and continue towards Tonle Bati Temple, an ancient Angkorian style temple which has been preserved quite well. The pretty garden around it makes it a great treat before you explore the massive Angkor Wat complex. Then we continue cycling toward Phnom Penh. We arrive in Phnom Penh in the late afternoon. Check in hotel and quite sure that we would be in the mood for a glass of Angkor beer. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 08: Departure
Breakfast and free at leisure until you transfer to the airport for flight home.
Days : 8 | Nights : 7