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Grand Cambodia

13 Days / 12 Nights

Imagine a country full of ancient and modern history, saturated with beautiful religious monuments, teeming with wildlife, and lush with rice fields, grasslands, and rivers. This is probably not how most people think of Cambodia, but after travelling through the country on this grand tour, your opinion is likely to change.

This grand tour takes you to both most visited and less visited attractions of Cambodia. We start from the capital Phnom Penh –then head north to the less visited Kratie province to witness rural life and look for the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Next destination are Siem Reap, famous worldwide with the majestic Angkor Temples complex and Battambang, the second largest city of Cambodia where French colonial buildings are still well kept.

Itinerary at glance

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival
Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 3: Phnom Penh- Kampong Cham- Kratie
Day 4: Kratie
Day 5: Kratie- Kampong Thom
Day 6: Kampong Thom- Siem Riep
Day 7: Angkor Tour
Day 8: Angkor Tour
Day 9: Angkor Tour
Day 10: Siem Riep- Battambang
Day 11: Battambang
Day 12: Battambang- Kampong Chnang- Oudong- Phnom Penh
Day 13: Phnom Penh Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Phnom Penh Arrival

Arrival in Phnom Penh. In the afternoon, you will explore the rich history and waterways of the capital with the opulent Royal Place, home to Cambodia's Royal family, and the National Museum, with its superb collection of Khmer art. Enjoy a Khmer welcome dinner at Romdeng.
Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 02: Phnom Penh City Tour

This morning, you take a cyclo tour to will the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh: Wat Phnom which demonstrates some good examples of Khmer architecture and statues and the Royal Palace. This afternoon, you will visit the remarkable Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to understand Cambodia better.
Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 03: Phnom Penh- Kampong Cham- Krati

Today we visit Kampong Cham and make a tour in its town centre, a former French trading post; Wat Nokor, an evocative 11th century sandstone Buddhist shrine. In the afternoon free at your leisure in the sleepy riverside town ofKratie. This evening you will visit Wat Rokakandal on the banks of the Mekong to see the unique wall paintings before enjoying a special dinner served within the grounds.
Overnight in Kratie

Day 04: Kratie

This morning we visit a local market. In the afternoon, we enjoy a boat trip to catch a glimpse of the endangered,freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. This afternoon, cross the river to the island of Koh Trong and experience typical Cambodian village life. You can decide whether you would like to take a local horse cart or pedal yourself around the island on a bicycle. You will visit the islands Wat and then visit a Vietnamese floating village on the southern tip of the island. Back to Kratie.
Overnight at Udom Sambath, Kratie

Day 05: Kratie- Kampong Thom

Today we leave Kratie for Kampong Thom. On the way, we climb up Phnom Santuk Mountain to enjoy the spectacular vistas of the surrounding countryside and houses a small pagoda at the top. We head to Kampong Thom. Arrival in Kampong Thom.
Overnight at Kampong Thom

Day 06: Kampong Thom- Siem Riep

Today, you visit Sambor Prei Kuk, 30 kms north of town, is a jungle-enclosed temple complex. You will have the chance to visit and contribute to the sustainability of the people's livelihood as the local community will prepare a simple but tasty lunch for you near the temples. Continue towards Siem Reap (3h).
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 07: Angkor Tour

You can rise early to experience the sunrise over Angkor Wat before the breakfast at Angkor Café. Today you take a tour from the elevated perspective of a hot air balloon and then proceed on to the countryside around the Western Baray area, where you will observe local life. Carry on to Angkor Silk Farm 15 km west of Siem Reap to witness the entire process of silk creation from the breeding process and life cycle of the silk worm to the spinning of the silk. This afternoon, explore the highlights of the Small Circuit with Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries.
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 08: Angkor Tour

This morning, visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom in an eco friendly electric vehicle. We continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This afternoon, you will continue on to the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia,Tonlé Sap to learn about life on the river. Board a local boat and visit charming village of Kampong Phluck.
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 09: Angkor Tour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the quiet Beng Mealea (1 h drive). From here, travel to the "gem" of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to stop at local communities and interact with locals, followed by an introduction into the production of rice paper before sampling somePalm Wine and Palm Sugar, both local produce. You have chance to observe the sunset from the pyramidal Pre Ruptemple.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10: Siem Riep- Battambang

Today, you enjoy a boat trip from Siem Reap to Battambang to cruise along the Tonlé Sap Lake. Arrival in Battambang, home to some of the most well preserved colonial French buildings in the country.
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 11: Battambang

Today you explore the city with Phnom Sampeau, home to the killing caves and a small temple, representing both serenity and inhumanity in one place. Continue the tour with a ride on a bamboo train. You will visit the local villages and farms on the way to Wat Banan, an 11-century temple on a mountain top. This afternoon, you will be taken to some of the many cultural villages around Battambang to learn how the locals produce rice paper, prahoc (typical Cambodian fish paste), grolan (sticky rice stuffed in bamboo), and other Cambodian treats. You will also visit a weaving and handicraft centre.
Overnight in Battambang.

Day 12: Battambang- Kampong Chnang- Oudong- Phnom Penh

Today you visit Kampong Chhnang, known for its traditional pottery and then continue to Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia, where you have chance to enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch at a picnic hut on the foot of the hill. An ox cart will pick you up for a fun ride through the Cambodian countryside. You will then climb the stairs to the top ofOudong Mountain and enjoy magnificent views over the plains below. This afternoon, you will drive to Phnom Penh stopping at Koh Chen, an island in the Tonlé Sap River known as the 'Silver Village'. In the evening, you will enjoy an authentic Khmer farewell dinner.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13: Phnom Penh Departure

Free till transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport for your individual departure.

Tour Operates: Year around / On demand
Tour Price: Available on request

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
  • - 12 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • - All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax):
    • 1-2pax: car of 4 seats
    • 3-7pax: van of 16 seats
    • 8-12pax: coach of 25-29 seats
    • 13-15pax: coach of 30-35 seats
    • 16-24pax: coach of 45 seats
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
    • Phnom Penh/Kratie/Kampong Thom: 01 guide
    • Siem Reap/Battambang: 1 guide
  • All entrance fees as program
  • 03 hours cyclo tour in Phnom Penh
  • Boat to see Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River
  • Join planning project on Koh Trong island
  • Balloon ride at Angkor Wat complex
  • Big/Small boat on floating forest at Kampong Phluk
  • Ox-cart riding in the village at Kampong Phluk
  • Public boat ticket from Siem Reap to Battambang
  • Bamboo train in Battambang
  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program (Local food):
    • Daily breakfast at hotels
    • 04 Lunches & 04 dinners at local restaurants
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and Sightseeing only

  • Added value from 15 Paying Pax up: 1 Tour Leader Free Of Charge based on twin sharing
  • room (exclusive of airfares and other surcharges)

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above