8 days private adventure Cambodia – Best tour ever
Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh – free time
Once arrive to Phnom Penh city, the driver is ready to transfer you to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of day is free for you to be familiar with the weather and atmosphere in Phnom Penh. Walking around, visit the markets, enjoy your beautiful time by sitting down beside the river…etc. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh city.
Day 2: Full day visit historical city – Phnom Penh (breakfast, lunch)
Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Continue your visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.
Lunch is served at the local restaurant in Phnom Penh city. After that, you will be transferred to your hotel to relax for 1 hour.
Afternoon, visit Wat Phnom – the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh. It was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.
We continue visiting the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Visit the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.
At the late afternoon, we come back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 3: Phnom Penh – bus or car to Sihanouk ville –
In the morning at around 7.30am, car transfer you to the bus office in Phnom Penh to get the bus to Sihanoukville. Private car is an optional for you and the price would be change. Please just confirm service with our sales department.
After 4 hours driving by bus, you arrive to Shihanoukville. The tour guide will be helping you to get ferry to Koh Rong Saloem island by ferry. All the afternoon will be free for you to enjoy the beach time in one of the most beautiful beach in the world. You can enjoy the seafood party by yourself in the restaurant.
Overnight at the resort in Koh Rong Saloem island.
Day 4: Scuba diving trip. Best time to relax (breakfast, lunch)
Please note that Scuba diving is not for the people with below issue: age below 12 and over 60, pregnant ladies, someone has issues heart disease, joints, lung issues.
Get picked up in the morning at around 9.30am, you will be transfer to the Diving center in M’pai Bay in Koh Rong Saloem island and start to have a beautiful day with the scuba activities.
The boat will transfer you to the diving area. Soft drinks, fruit and snacks are provided all day. Once at the islands, you will do their first dive with Diving Instructor. We dive for around 40 minuntes here. You will have a chance to get in and explore the underwater world. Unless otherwise requested, all dives will take place at different dive sites.
After first diving, you will return to the boat and get transferred to the island. From here, you will be supplying snorkeling facilities to do by yourself at the island. From here, you enjoy your best relax time at the emerald water, clean beach and quiet.
During the long surface interval we will have lunch and there’s time for relaxing, maybe taking a walk on the beach, swimming, jumping off the boat – the choice is yours.
The second diving will be in different place. The boat transfers you there with instructor and start to discover the coral rescue area. The colorful world under the ocean bring you the unique feeling and make you love the world.
After 40 minutes diving again, you return to your boat and get transferred to M’pai Bay and you return to your hotel or resort. The rest of day is free for you to walk around the beach and overnight on the island.
Day 5: Koh Rong Saloem Island – Sihanoukville – Siem Reap (breakfast)
After your breakfast at your hotel or resort, you will be transferred to the port and get the ferry to return Sihanoukville. Car will be ready for you to transfer you to the airport in Sihanouville and get the flight to Siem Reap. After 1.30 hours flight, you arrive to SIem Reap.
The driver is ready to transfer you to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of day is free for you to walk around the area and try some traditional food. In the evening, you can be free to walk to the night market, Pub Street and enjoy a lot of drinks which are reasonable price. I would recommend you to try Fish massage here. It is funny.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap city.
Day 6: Best day for Angko Wat (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.
Before ending the tour today, enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
Day 7: The typical trip of Siem Reap city (breakfast, lunch)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start to visit some beautiful temples in Siem Reap including:
– Roulous group with: Preah Ko, Bakon and Lolei. It is composed by three major temples: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko, along with tiny Prasat Prei Monti. At both Bakong and Lolei there are contemporary Theravada buddhist monasteries.
Lunch is served in the local restaurant.
Afterward, you will continue to visit Kampong Kdei bridge what built in early of 12th century. From here, you will see the oldest bridge in Cambodia with the architecture at the time of Rise of Khmer Emperor. The symbol of the bridge is Naga statue on the both sides. It is a snack with many heads.
The picture of Kampong Kdei was printed in the Cambodia 5000 riels denomination.
We continue to visit Dam Dek – a typical local market in Cambodia. You will learn more about the local life of Cambodian people. Spend there for 30 minutes and get on your car to return Siem Reap town. The rest of day would be free for you to relax.
Day 8. Departure (breakfast)
Car transfer you to the airport in Siem Reap. Trip ends.
- All transfer by private car
- English speaking tour guide during your time.
- All meal mentioned as program
- All accommodation services in Phnom Penh, Koh Rong Saloem Island and Siem Reap
- Private tour for scuba diving in Koh Rong Saloem Island with diving facilities and professional diving instructors.
- Domestic flight Sihanoukville – Siem Reap.
- All entrance fees, sightseeing tickets in all visiting places in the itinerary.
Cambodia visa (30 USD per person payable at the airport), travel insurance, personal items, drinks, TIPs for tour guide, all things that not mentioned in the itinerary.