The highlights of Cambodia 4 days 3 nights

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The trip is a combination of Heritage and rural lifestyle exploration. First, we will take you to Angkor Wat – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination in Cambodia, featuring a vast complex of ancient temples, palaces, and other structures dating back to the Khmer Empire and then to the Kampong Khleang village – Beng Mealea which is home to a diverse community of people who rely on fishing and agriculture for their livelihood.

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Day 1: Hello Siem Reap (D)

Upon arrival at Siem Reap Int Airport, process the immigration procedure (visa on arrival is reopened, USD 30 or obtain in advance via www.evisa.gov.kh), then get your luggage and walk straight to the Exit Gate where our guide & driver are waiting. After self-introduced, you’ll transfer directly around 15mins to the hotel in the city center for check-in (check-in time is 2 pm). Please note that the first day of the journey could be modified to meet your time of arrival and activity references.

Day 2: Angkor Wat Discovery (B)

The day will start at around 8:30 after you finish your breakfast at your hotel. Our local English-speaking guide & driver will bring you to Angkor World Heritage Site which covers the most impressive and stunning temples in the country, the Heart & Soul of Cambodia!

Begin a trip to avoid the crow by visiting Ta Prohm – The Ancestor Brama & Jungle Temple, famously known as the Tomb Raider temple. Most of this temple is covered by gigantic trees that have grown over ancient structures for over 600 years. Ta Prohm has been left untouched by archaeologists except for the clearing of a path for visitors and structural strengthening to stave off further deterioration. After Ta Prohm, head on over to Ta Keo, one of the biggest temples built during the Khmer Empire, and it was built a couple of hundred years before Angkor Wat temple. Then visit the ruined Ta Nei temple that’s hidden in the jungle. Continue your trip to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom where you will be welcomed by the four smiling faces of King Jayavarman VII in the form of Buddha accompanied by gods and demons. Enter through the gates to discover the impressive Angkor Thom temple complex (the Great City of King Jayavarman VII between 1181 – 1220 AD). The area consists of the Elephant Terrace, Leper King, Preah Paleilay, Ancient Royal Palace, Phimean Akas, Baphoun, and Bayon. At noon, we will visit the biggest Buddhist temple in the World. seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat and strolling around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. If time permits, we go to view the sunset before returning to the hotel.

Day 3: Kampong Khleang village – Beng Mealea (B)

After having your delicious breakfast at the hotel, our driver and guide will pick you up and head to Kompong Khleang village which is the largest floating village located at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake, about 45km from Siem Reap town. On the way, we taste a few bites of bamboo sticky rice – a Cambodian traditional famous snack and observe incense making (seasonal). Arrived at the village, we embark on a private sheltered boat to discover amazing stilted houses standing over 8-10 high poles, witness daily life animated by the highlights of fishing activities, see a lot of morning trading on boats, learn how life works on the water and fishing techniques, and admired by the floating community on Tonle Sap Lake. The villages are home to over 10,000 people, many of whom have been living here for generations and it can be accessed by boat (during the rainy season) or drive directly by car in the dry season that starts around January and finish by early July water leaves the village and the waterway slowly becomes a narrow canal). Afternoon, drive to Beng Mealea then walk within the lush jungle to explore the lost temple of “Beng Mealea”. Since the temple was constructed during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century until then it’s never been restored. It provides a wonderful adventure in which you’re going to climb over/down the ruined rocks, and walk into the gallery to unlock the carvings and the interesting history of the Hindu temple related to Angkor time. We then tranquility capture picturesque photos before heading back to the hotel.

Day 4: Farewell Siem Reap (B)

Enjoy your last hearty breakfast at your hotel and free time to see the citakesefore our driver take you to Siem Reap Int Airport for connecting flight home or your next destination!

Inclusions:

  • 3 days itinerary
  • 2 nights in a local homestay
  • All meals on board (02 breakfast, 01 lunch, and 02 dinners)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportations
  • Free wifi
  • Daily complementary of mineral water

Exclusions:

  • Paragliding
  • Tips (optional) and personal expenses
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • VAT

Additional information:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The itinerary can change due to the weather condition
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, a raincoat or an umbrella

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Diep Van

Founder & Photography Guide

Specialties: Culture, landscape, portrait, hiking, active and adventurous tour

Besides my unlimited passion for traveling, a professional tour guide for over a decade, I have been taking photographs since sitting at Hanoi of the University of Culture in the early 2000s. Photography started as a hobby but it was seriously taken due to my work relations and my significant passion for the beauty of our world, especially in Southeast Asian parts such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Within a few years of taking photographs, my works began to be recognized by many reliable international publications such as AFAR Travel, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In addition, I continuously add to my growing profile by winning numerous major awards: 3rd Position of The Independent Photographer 2018, 1st Position of Amateur Photographer of the year 2018, Grand Prize Winner of the AFAR Travel Photography 2019, and a Gold Award of San Francisco Bay International Photography 2020.

I photograph a wide variety of subjects, from travel to landscapes to street scenes. I enjoy documenting the East’s rich cultural heritage and its land soaked in glorious sunrise or sunset light in remote and secluded spots. And, I am very happy to share my knowledge and experience with you. You can visit Luminousvietnamtour to explore tour!




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