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If you’re planning a vacation to the South East, think of Cambodia. Known for its spirituality and wonder, Cambodia boasts many tourist attractions. We often think of travelling to the southern portion of Indo-China, but fail to execute it. This land is a land of diversity, and offers a plethora of activities and places to explore.

So, come along on our trip, as Sinorita Mahadani takes you to a long awaited destination. We assure you that it would be well-planned, impeccably organised and superbly designed, so that you can make the most of it. When you come with us, we let you enjoy every moment of this journey through the serene land of mysticism in South East Asia.

From crossing over the borders from Thailand to Cambodia, exploring Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Sihanoukville and Ho-Chi Minh City in Vietnam, we offer you the best. We will be visiting museums, the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and ancient temples, and sampling a sumptuous, traditional meal of Khmer food. This package would leave you with amazing sights and innumerable priceless moments.

The Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive In Bangkok

The city of Bangkok has something for everyone and everyone’s welcome here!

The city of Bangkok has something for everyone and everyone’s welcome here!

In Bangkok, you can enjoy the city as per your will. In the evening, come back to the hotel to join your fellow travellers and review your tour plan. In the evening, come back to the hotel to join your fellow travellers and review your tour plan.

Day 2: Bangkok/ Siem Reap

 Explore the mysteries of the Khmer empire in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Explore the mysteries of the Khmer empire in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Our day begins with a journey to Siem Reap, where you get to enjoy an authentic Khmer meal at the New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, or at a village outside of Siem Reap, in the house of a local family. We also get the opportunity to cross the border from Thailand to Cambodia; which will serve as our base as we head out to explore the magnificent Angkor Wat. The border of Aranyaprathet is well-known as a busy border, but you need not worry, as we have our Chief Experience Officer to help you. We then come back for dinner at a Planeterra-project restaurant or dine with a local family of Siem Reap.

Day 3: Explore Siem Reap

Dive into the countless sculptural decorations at Angkor Wat

Dive into the countless sculptural decorations at Angkor Wat

We explore the famous and legendary Angkor Wat temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the ruins of the world’s largest religious building with the help of a local guide. One of the many unforgettable sites, ‘the lost city’ of Angkor Thom, the stronghold of the Khmer empire, and tour of Ta Prohm, highly acclaimed as the ‘Tomb Raider’ temple are definitely not to be missed while in Cambodia.

Optional Activities:

The other activities that you can’t opt for include touring the floating village of Tonle Sap. Here, you can experience what living on a lake feels like. Rice planting, pig farming, even attending churches and schools, are all carried out from the surface of the water.

Tour the floating villages of Tonle Sap and experience living on a lake

Tour the floating villages of Tonle Sap and experience living on a lake

If you’re curious to learn about the ancient history of the Angkor and the Khmer Empire, you can experience its beautiful past coming alive by visiting the Angkor National Museum. The Museum displays a variety of inspiring galleries and interactive technology.

We still have another activity for you. Take a look at Phare, which is a unique form of circus that binds Cambodian culture and history in its inspiring shows. Get mesmerised with the acrobatics, contortion, aerial arts with the right blend of theatre and modern dance. Find all of these under the same canopy. Don’t miss the early dinner with an amazing show!

Day 4: Siem Reap And Phnom Penh

When travelling to Cambodia, the best way to explore the lesser known sights of Siem Reap is by foot. Get to know about the main squares, ATMs and supermarkets. It is advisable to have a professional guide along with you during this excursion.

Day 5: Journey To Phnom Penh

Soak in the history of Cambodia at Phnom Penh

Soak in the history of Cambodia at Phnom Penh

Soak in the history of Cambodia at Phnom Penh. Don’t leave out on the impressive capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It’s set on the banks of the Mekong River. Revisit the sombre history of Cambodia while you explore the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Prison. Both these places are known for the infamous genocide that occurred under the reign of Pol Pot, the then leader of the Khmer Empire. Visit the Silver Pagoda and the Royal Palace.

Day 6: Phnom Penh/ Sihanoukville

Enjoy a relaxing day as you indulge in a swim at the beach post the 5 hour drive from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Start you evening with a barbeque by the beach and end the day with some fun and dancing in the town.

Day 7: Sihanoukville

Explore Sihanoukville's beaches and experience solace

Explore Sihanoukville’s beaches and experience solace

Bring out the beach bug in you, or opt for a snorkelling trip and get up close to the underwater marine life and marvel at the vast array of fish and corals. Relax at the island beach and gorge on some mouth-watering seafood barbeque before making your way back to the shore.

Day 8: Sihanoukville/ Can Tho

Cruise over the river Mekong on a pleasant boat ride

Cruise over the river Mekong on a pleasant boat ride

We cross another border today. It’s time to head over to Vietnam. In Vietnam we stay in a traditional village homestay! You can also opt for the boat ride cruising over the Mekong.

Day 9: Can Tho/ Ho Chi Minh City

Don't forget to visit the historic Cu Chi tunnel

Don’t forget to visit the historic Cu Chi tunnel

Enjoy the street food crawl, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the famous Ben Thahn market or check out the War Remnants Museum. A guided tour through the Ho Chi Minh city is a must do when in Vietnam.

End your tour with an evening filled with live music at one of the classic colonial Saigon institutions.

Day 10: Departure

Go back home with memories of an unforgettable holiday.

It’s included in the price:

  • 9 nights accommodation with breakfast. Simple hotels (8N), homestay (1N).
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Local Khmer meal or local home.
  • Street food-crawl.
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Overseas medical insurance for the duration of the tour.

Fact File on Cambodia

Location: Cambodia, Asia
Official Language: Khmer
Currency: Cambodian riel
Food & Drinks: Try the Cambodian rice and noodles, accompanied by beer and tarantula cocktail
Time zone: UTC+07:00

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Author Bio

Sinorita Majumdar

Sinorita Mahadani

Hi I am Sinorita, not from reel world but from the real world. Penning down thoughts and emotions has always been a sheer relief for me. I am presently pursuing my research on the culinary culture of the Indian Diaspora from University of Hyderabad. This research is the outcome of my behavior to laze around, read, travel, eat and write. Besides doing my research, I like to read a lot and write. In recent times, cooking is again one of my favourite pastimes.  I love reading books categorized under any genre. Though casual and content writing is one of my hobbies, I have been writing quite a number of papers mainly based on academic purposes; which have been published.

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