BTI-007 Cyclical Great Lake
(P.P - KAMPONG THOM - SIEM REAP - BATTAMBANG - P.P)
8 days 7 nights / $371 For 16 Pax upwards
Day 1 : PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL [-/L/D]
AM : Your arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport is welcomed by our guides with nice vehicles. And then you are picked up for visiting Wat Phnom before transferring to the hotel for Check-In.
PM : Visit Independent Monument (The Monument was built for commemorates the end of Cambodia ruled by France in 1953), the Royal Palace (the royal residence of the king of Cambodia), the Silver Pagoda. Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21). Enjoy shopping at the Russian market. Have dinner at the local restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : PHNOM PENH - KAMPONG THOM by Overland [B/L/D]
AM : Transfer to Kampong Thom province by overland and visit Kuhak Nokor Temple, which was constructed of th sandstone in the 11 century during reign of King Suryavarman I, and continue to visit Santuk Mountain which is a cultural and natural site, it about 17 kilometers from the provincial town and turn left 2 kilometers. Continue to Kampong Thom Town and Check-In at the hotel upon arrival.
PM : City Tour and visit Sambor Prei kuk Complex, which was one of the old capitals named Isanapura and a religious center for the worship of Shiva Brahmanism. The temple was built during reign of King th Isanavarman I in the 7 Century. The temple of Sambor Prei kuk constructed from solid brick, laterite, and sandstone. Return back to the city and stay overnight in Kampong Thom.
Day 3 : KAMPONG THOM - SIEM REAP [B/L/D]
AM : Transfer to Siem Reap province by overland. On the way photo stop and visit the nice scenery Prei Pros Resort.
PM : Arrive at Siem Reap and Check-In. Visit Roluos Group is the most impressive of the Roluos Group, sitting at the center of the first Angkorian Capital, Hariharalaya. Have buffet dinner at the restaurant with Apsara Dance Show. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : ANGKOR CLASSIC TOURS [B/L/D]
AM : After having breakfast, visit Angkor Thom (This last capital was indeed a 'Great City' as its name implies and it served as the religious and administrative center of the vast and powerful Khmer Empire. It was grander than some cities in Europe at that time and have supported a considerable population as high as one million within Angkor Thom are Bayon the giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. There are 49 standing towers, most but not all sporting four carved faces oriented toward the cardinal points), Baphoun, the Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King, Phimeanakas and Ta Prohm Temple. Back to Siem Reap Town.
PM : Visit the amazing Angkor Wat. Watch sunset from Phnom Bakheng Temple. Have buffet dinner at the restaurant with Apsara Dance Show. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI [B/L/D]
AM : Visit a nice Banteay Srei temple, built in late 10 century by King Rajendravarman for Religion of Hindu, and Banteay Samre temple, built in the middle of the th 12 century by King Suryavarman II (reigned 1113-1150) and dedicated to Vishnu Hinduism with Art Style of Angkor Wat.
PM : Visit Preah Khan Temple was built in the late 12 century in 1191 during reign king Jayavarman VII (1181- 1220) that dedicated to Buddist Mahahanism. Preah Khan is the name of the sacred sword, the safeguard of Cambodia, which is preserved in the palace of Phnom Penh. It seems that there is a connection between this precious arm and the name of the monument, a name which is not unique among the temple of the country. Then visit Neak Pean, Pre Rup, and Ta Som temples. Have buffet dinner at the restaurant with Apsara Dance Show. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : SIEM REAP - BATTAMBANG [B/L/D]
AM : Transfer to Battambang by boat to experience the lifestyle of Cambodian people that living on the river bank & the fishing method on Tonle Sap Lake. (If the Level of Tonle Sap Lake is not enough for navigation during dryseason, we recommend the Passenger to do trip by overland). Check-In at the hotel upon arrival.
PM : Visit Phnom Banan or Banan Temple that was built on th the top of Phnom Banan between the mid-11 and late th 12 centuries. The temple has five towers similar to Angkor Wat, but it was constructed separately and visit Phnom Sampeou located in Battambang district, a bout 12km from the provincial town. Atop 100m high mountain stands a pagoda and three natural caves: Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak, then visit the Ancient House. There is the "homeland" for many Khmer traditional houses, most of them built from 1920-1956. Stay overnight in Battambang.
Day 7 : BATTAMBANG - PURSAT - KAMPONG CHHNANG [B/L/D]
AM : Departure to Kampong Chhnang by overland. On the way, stop at Pursat Province to visit Kleang Meoung statue and Floating village life style of people at Kampong Luong.
PM : At Kampong Chhnang province, visit administrative center with old colonial mansions and pottery-making villagers nearby. Stay overnight in Kampong Chhnang.
Day 8 : KOMPONG CHHNANG - PHNOM PENH [B/L/-]
AM : Transfer to Phnom Penh by overland on the way excursion to Udong mountain the former Royal Palace was home to several Kings when it served as the Cambodian capital between A.D. 1618 and 1866. There are three names for this hill: Phnom Udong, Phnom Preah Reach Troap, and Phnom Edthareus.
PM : Arrival Phnom Penh, shopping at the Central Market and transfer to the airport for next destination.
End of Tours. Check-Out before 12:00pm