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The famous temples of Angkor are the central highlight of this tour, but Cambodia has so much more to offer. This fascinating itinerary takes an in-depth look at regions of this country not normally visited by mass tourism. From French colonial towns to small villages, explore the real Cambodia.
– Wander the boulevards of charming Phnom Penh
– Discover the rustic town of Kep
– Relax on the beach in Sihanoukville
– Embrace the colonial charm of Battambang
– Explore the fascinating Angkor Wat
Days 1-2: Fly to Siem Reap
Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Temples of Angkor
Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom’s centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breath-taking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor’s treasures.
Day 4: Khmer Cooking Class
Enjoy a traditional Cambodian cooking class with a local, learning about the flavours that go into Khmer cuisine. This evening, enjoy the talents of the Phare Cambodian Circus! This rollicking performance is delivered by graduates of a charitable performing arts college.
Day 5: Tonle Sap Lake
High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Back on dry land, visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D’Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show.
Day 6: National Silk Centre
Begin the journey towards Battambang, stopping in Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre.On arrival in Battambang the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 7: La Maison de Coco
Head out of town to the 12th century Prasat Banan Temple and admire the breathtaking hilltop views. Return to Battambang and take a stroll through the village of Wat Kor, then explore a local house for a glimpse of traditional Khmer life. Visit a local NGO, La Maison de Coco, where traditional skills such as weaving are taught to locals before a visit to Phnom Sampov to see the bat caved.
Day 8: Arrive in Phnom Penh
Journey south to Phnom Penh, stopping at the former capital city Udong, a potters’ village and Touch Hill.
Day 9: Phnom Penh by Cyclo
Today’s visits include a cyclo ride to the magnificent Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Sunset at hilltop Wat Phnom rounds off the day.
Day 10: Cambodia past and present
Today, reflect on Cambodia’s tragic past under the Khmer Rouge regime at the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields. Later, visit the city’s craft brewery for a tour and tastings.
Day 11: Kampot Pepper Farm
Depart for the beach town of Kampot, and visit a pepper farm to learn about the renowned Kampot pepper.
Day 12: Day trip to Kep
Enjoy a day trip to the nearby seaside town of Kep, just a little east along the coast, starting with a barbecue lunch at the sailing club before a free afternoon to explore independently. Return to your hotel in Kampot.
Day 13: Return to Phnom Penh
Return to Phnom Penh, stopping en route to see the ruins of the former military hill station, ‘Bokor Mountain’. Relax in Phnom Penh this afternoon before a farewell dinner cruise on the Mekong River.
Days 14-15: Fly from Phnom Penh to the UK
Enjoy time at leisure until your transfer to the airport. Board your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Cambodian Circus Show
Enjoy this rip-roaring combination of theatre, music, dance and circus
La Maison de Coco
Pay a visit to this wonderful NGO-run centre when local people are taught traditional art to give them skills to help them earn a living
Kampott Pepper Farm
Tour a peaceful pepper farm in the southern countryside, learning about cultivation and production of Kampott Pepper
– Return international flights
– All Accommodation
– All meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners
– All transportation & transfers
– All sightseeing & entrance fees
– English speaking National Escort & local guides
– Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South East Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group, although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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