CAMBODIA SOFT ADVENTURE – FAMILY TOUR

Cambodia Soft Adventure for your family vacation 7 days 6 nights

Trip overviews: This action, culture and history well-blended Cambodia Soft Adventure for family vacation will bring you a truly discovery and more of the epicenter of Siem Reap. Begin your visit with a voyage around the magnificent Angkorian temples when you step into Cambodia’s enchanting past and witness both the exterior and the interior of Angkor Wat. Explore the spectacular deserted Banteay Chhmar – an exceptional mystic that is applying for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Conquer the Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire where exuberant carvings and impressive stone gates make for one of the finest experiences in the region. Visit the overgrown temples of Ta Prohm, also known as the location for the Tomb Raider film.

* Biking all through stunning countryside passing endless rice fields and sceneries as well as quaint cultural villages. Reach Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged within the Tonlé Sap, Southeast Asia’s biggest freshwater Lake. Embark on boat ride and observe the lifestyles of those living on the river amid unique flooded forests. This Cambodia Soft Adventure tour is perfect for family holiday those in search of a cultural vacation filled with fun activities and memorable moments.

BRIEF ITINERARY:

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Biking Countryside

Day 1 – Siem Reap Arrival – Angkor Wat discovery (L)

Day 2 – Siem Reap – Biking Countryside – Boat Trip (B, L)

Day 3 – Siem Reap – Banteay Chhmar Homestay (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Banteay Chhmar – Siem Reap (B,L)

Day 5 – Siem Reap – Visit more ancient temples (B, L)

Day 6 – Siem Reap – Departure (B)

DETAIL ITINERARY: 

Day 1 – Siem Reap Arrival – Angkor Wat discovery (L)

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be greeted by our local tour guide and transferred to hotel in Siem Reap downtown. Take a rest after your long flight or stroll yourself nearby the hotel. Lunch in local restaurant.

Shortly afterward we will visit the famous Angkor Wat by tuk tuk (local vehicle), the temple was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century; Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia’s national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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                       Angkor Wat Views

Day 2 – Siem Reap – Biking Countryside – Boat Trip (B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for a scenic biking tour through the most beautiful Cambodian countryside. You will pass rice fields and villages, on the way, there are many opportunities for photo shooting, meeting local farmers. The road is all flat and easy to cycle, and the tour is fully supported with a private vehicle.

We will head to Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. Embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. You will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about 4 times its size in during the wet season. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the local house. Return and stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3 – Siem Reap – Banteay Chhmar Homestay (B, L, D)

Start early this morning, we drive to Banteay Chhmar. Stop en-route for relax and photography. We will enjoy a 5 hour drive to the destination.

We will reach Banteay Chhmar about afternoon and enjoy lunch in the village. Then head out to visit Banteay Chhmar, a place of exceptional atmosphere which gets very few visitors. A notable feature of this temple that is applying for UNESCO World Heritage Site status is the magnificent bas reliefs on the outside of the inner sanctuary walls. Almost every step within this vast ruin; gives another fabulous picture of stone being consumed by nature. It is a spectacular sight with its Bayon Style towers, walls and enclosures cloaked with vegetation. Late afternoon take a local transport similar to a tractor called “Kuyon” to the Banteay Top temple to see the sunset. Overnight in a homestay in Banteay Chhmar.

Day 4 – Banteay Chhmar – Siem Reap (B,L)

After breakfast, visit the local market in Banteay Chhmar and experience a typical Khmer village. Your local guide will explain about some of the traditional life that takes place, including fishing, beekeeping, weaving and rice farming.

Enjoy your picnic lunch before your return to Siem Reap. Arrival late afternoon in Siem Reap for relax. Stay overnight in hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 5 – Siem Reap – Visit more ancient temples (B, L)

Today we will return to the beginning of your temple exploration experience at the East entrance of Angkor Wat. You set out like the first explorers did on foot, trekking through the dense jungle of the magnificent temples of Angkor on a 6km trek. Walking from temple to temple is a unique way to see these magnificent ruins:

After a few km, you will reach the city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8m high wall, drawing a perfect square.

We continue on foot to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire.

Finishing the walk with a visit to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Drive to Sra Srang (Pool of Absolutions) for a picnic lunch in a local house away from other tourists.

After lunch, we visit Ta Prohm temple built between the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes the ‘Tomb Raider Temple’ one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples.

This evening attend a performance of ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus’. Starting at 7pm, professional artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) will perform an inspiring show suitable for people of all ages. Set up in Battambang in 1994 by young returnee Cambodians from the refugee camps who learned about using art as a means of coping with trauma, PPS has played an influential role in promoting and developing Khmer culture over the years after the Khmer Rouge genocide. The hour long show mixes traditional and modern theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion performed in a story about Cambodian lives and society. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 6 – Siem Reap – Departure (B)

Enjoy today free time at leisure to relax at the hotel or to discover Siem Reap town on your own until the transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Or extend your vacation to other places in Cambodia and Vietnam.

 

Our Cambodia Soft Adventure Tour Includes:

+ Accommodation based on 2 adults in a shared twin or double room;

+ Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner);

+ English speaking guide;

+ Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise;

+ Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets

+ Boat trip as indicated in itinerary

+ Daily drinking water and cold towels on tour

Our Cambodia Soft Adventure Tour excludes:

– Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, USD20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo).

– Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice

– Other meals than mentioned

– International and Domestic Flights (quoted separately)

– Camera/video entrance fees

– Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc)

– Travel insurance including recommended helicopter evacuation for Cambodia

– Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

Create Your Own Trip:
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