Best of Cambodia 6 Days

This tour begins in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s magnificent capital, and ends in Siem Reap, where the incredible Angkor Complex is available. The trip is completed with cultural heritage sites, wonderful sightseeing, and only-in-Cambodia beaches.


Brief Itinerary
Day 1 / Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Arrival – Tour (D)
Day 2 / Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Tour (B)
Day 3 / Siem Reap: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (a 1hr flight) – Angkor Tour (B, D)
Day 4 / Siem Reap: Siem Reap – Angkor Tour (B)
Day 5 / Siem Reap: Siem Reap – Angkor Tour (B)
Day 6 / Departure: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake Boat Trip – Departure (B)


Trip Includes
  • 5 nights’ accommodations in memorable, centrally located hotels
  • All airfares used in tours
  • Meals as indicated
  • A/C private transfers
  • Tours and excursions as indicated
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance Fees
  • Boat trips as indicated
  • All taxes & service charges
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh – Tour

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be greeted, picked up, and driven to your hotel to check-in. This afternoon, we’ll take a tour of the city’s highlights. First, we will transport you from your hotel to Royal Place, which was built in 1866 by King Norodom. This is the most famous site in Phnom Penh, and it is located in the city’s true center, so if you don’t want to take the bus, you can walk from your central hotels to this tourist complex.

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Royal Palace

Following our admiration for the magnificent and magnificent structures in the Royal Place complex, we proceed to Silver Pagoda, so named because its floor contains up to 5000 silver tiles.

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Silver Pagoda

Then, we will visit one of Cambodia’s most national structures, the National Museum, which is regarded as one of the country’s true architectural gems and pride. The National Museum has been built in Khmer style since 1917.

This evening, you should explore Phnom Penh city by taking a short trip by tuk-tuk, which is the most popular local vehicle in this crowded city, you can see Tuk-tuk everywhere, from street corners in Cambodia to the most luxurious places of hotels or resorts at here; this vehicle is available everywhere, and it is also one of the vehicles that offer the cheapest prices for tourists who want to experience and explore Cambodia in a local way. If your hotel is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, you will only need to pay $1 to $3 to get around the city, such as the Phnom Penh night market, Tonle Sap River, Royal Place, and so on.

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Tuk-Tuk vehicles of the locals in Cambodia

This evening, we will enjoy our dinner while seeing with Khmer Dance Show at the local restaurant in Phnom Penh city.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Meal: Dinner With Dance Show

 

Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour 

We will continue exploring Phnom Penh’s highlights after breakfast at your hotel. These attractions will take you to historical sites that vividly depict the Cambodian war against the Pol Pot regime. First, we go to the Killing Fields, also known as “Choeung Ek” which are about 15 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh’s center.

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as the S21 prison and a historical site where the Pol Pot regime held many people, is our next stop on this date. This was once a Cambodian high school, but it was later converted into a prison where many people were interned by the Pol Pot regime (Khmer Rouge). Tourists visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum will be able to see the small rooms (which used to be classrooms when it was a high school) and images of the prisoners held by Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.

We had lunch at a local restaurant in the heart of Phnom Penh, where we sampled the city’s local and traditional dishes. Khmer dishes are always the most unique and well-known dishes that visitors to Cambodia should try. It may seem strange and difficult to eat with some Western tourists, but it should be tried because such dishes are available in only a few countries.

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison), where many people were interned by the Pol Pot regime (Khmer Rouge)

After lunch, we continued our exploration of Phnom Penh by visiting the Russian Market, also known in Cambodia as Psah Tuol Thom Pong. This is the largest and most well-known market, and it is a must-see for any tourist who enjoys shopping while on vacation. The Russian Market teaches tourists about many traditional handicrafts made by Phnom Penh residents, as well as a variety of other items such as silver, gold, clothes, T-shirts, antiquities, silk, gems, shawls, shoes, sandals, and souvenirs….. Everything is in order. In this market, you should especially bargain for what you intend to buy to avoid being overcharged by the sellers. The Russian Market sells a variety of local foods and fresh produce in addition to a variety of goods.

We will proceed from Russian Market to the Victory Monument, which is located in the center of Phnom Penh’s main roads. Tourists can see the bustling roads with many different vehicles moving on the roads in Phnom Penh City very clearly from this monument, especially in the evening because it is decorated with many different types of lights and lamps. Then, during your free time, you will be transferred to a hotel where you can relax and independently explore Phnom Penh.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Meal: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Angkor Complex Tour 

We have breakfast at the hotel before taking a short flight to Siem Reap. When you arrive, you will be met and transferred to the hotel to check in and relax.

Our first stop this afternoon will be at Ta Prohm Temple, where we will have the opportunity to see the largest and oldest trees that have grown up through the walls of the ancient temples here, as well as the old trees that have existed for hundreds of years. This is a truly magical place that will surprise and delight even the most jaded tourist.

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Ta Prohm Temple

After exploring Ta Prohm Temple, the next stop is Neak Pean Temple, which was built in the center of a pool. This ancient temple was symbolic of the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain lake, and tourists will have the opportunity to take the most beautiful photographs at such a sacred location. Following our exploration of Neak Pean Temple, we continue our exploration of the Angkor Temple Complex by visiting Ta Som Temple, which was built in the late 12th century C.E. and is one of the most ancient temples in the grand circuit complex; it is not a large temple, but it is very classic.

After our half-day tour of the Angkor Temple Complex, our tour guide and driver will transport you back to your hotel for a bath and relaxation before escorting you to a local restaurant for a buffet dinner and a performance of the Khmer Traditional Dance Show, which is one of Cambodia’s most famous spirit symbols. After dinner, you will be escorted back to your hotel, or if you are not tired from your trip today, you should walk along the night market in Siem Reap town to buy local handicraft souvenirs made by the locals here or to see how crowded and busy a night market can be in such a small town as Siem Reap. Then, accompany you back to your hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Airfare: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast, Buffet Dinner With Traditional Dance Show

 

Day 4: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples Complex 

After breakfast at your hotel, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at around 8 a.m. and we will begin our full-day trip to continue exploring the Angkor Temple Complex. Please keep in mind that this is a private tour, so you can start the trip at any time in the morning upon your request, which means you can start the trip at 8 a.m. or earlier or later.

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Angkor Thom Temple

Firstly, we proceed to Angkor Thom Temple, an antique capital built in the 12th century, where we can see the South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King, all of which have large statues and smiling faces that are very beautiful and especially. You should also take photographs here because the statues are very special and unique; you will be hard-pressed to find statues like these anywhere else in the world.

We have lunch in a traditional restaurant near the Angkor Temples Complex before heading to the most famous of all temples in this area, Angkor Wat, which is 81 hectares in size and is comparable to the area of the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China. Angkor Wat Temple has five towers and is emblazoned on the Cambodian flag. This great structure has also been the pride of Cambodia since the 12th century. Angkor Wat is not only famous for its unique architecture and history but it is also recognized by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural heritage sites, attracting a large number of tourists each year.

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Angkor Wat Temple

After exploring Angkor Wat Temple, we should not miss viewing a romantic and beautiful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill, which is located nearby Angkor Wat Temple, you will have the most beautiful photos of the sunset view from this hill.

We will return you to your hotel after the trip. In the evening, you have free time to explore Siem Reap on your own. You should also walk around this small town to meet the locals and learn about their daily lives, as well as enjoy some traditional food on the walking streets in the night market.
Overnight: Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Temple Complex 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart around 40 kilometers from Siem Reap to visit the rest sites of the Angkor Temple Complex. First, we go to Banteay Srei Temple, which was built in the 10th century and is typical of the Khmer countryside. It is regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. When you arrive, you will have the opportunity to not only see the most ancient temples that have been preserved the most complete in the Angkor Temples Complex, but also to trek around a very beautiful and peaceful countryside region of Khmer in Cambodia.

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Banteay Srei Temple

After that, we continue on to Banteay Samre, which is still considered the most complete because it was built using the anastylosis method and still looks very original despite being built a long time ago. By visiting these two special temples, you will gain a better understanding of the local’s and the Government of Cambodia’s attitudes toward the country’s ancient structures.

After lunch at a local restaurant in this area, we explore the remaining four temples of the Angkor Temple Complex, which are Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang Lake, also known as the Royal Baths, Banteay Kdei, which is surrounded by four concentric walls, and Ta Keo. When you visit these historical sites, you will have the opportunity to see many of the unique interior brick sculptures that have been built since the late 10th and early 11th centuries C.E, particularly Ta Keo Temple, which is the first temple to be constructed entirely of sandstone and is both unique and beautiful. Then, our guide and driver will return you to your hotel.
Overnight: Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake “Great Lake” Boat Trip – Departure 

Today, we will take a boat trip to explore Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest fresh lake, where you will take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat to explore the floating life of the locals on this lake, if you intend to volunteer on your trip, this is an ideal place for you to do so because almost all of the locals who live in Tonle Sap Lake are still very poor, despite the fact that there are floating schools, hospitals, houses…

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Tonle Sap Lake

After our boat ride, you will be taken directly to the airport to catch your flight back home to your next destination.
Meal: Breakfast