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The Cambodia Culture and Culinary Tours, 6days

Explore central Phnom Penh colonial buildings as well as modern, post-independence architecture. Meant to be a brief historical introduction to the city and the temples of Angkor are one of the wonders of the world and a leading archaeological site in Southeast Asia. The tour includes selection of well know how to Learn to make traditional Cambodian Cuisine in a rural village and include a visit to a local family to learn about cooking in a traditional Khmer household, local food customs and superstitions as well as some less obvious examples, of religious architecture in Cambodia.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN PHNOM PENH

Be welcomed by your guide up on arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, transfer to your hotel for check in. Enjoy a free time at leisure to discover the City and its many eatery places and venues at your very own pace! Till evening, you will pick up from your hotel at 5h00pm, transfer to boat pier from where you can joint in comfortable with 1 house evening sunset cruise. Arrival on boat you will get warmest welcome drink and where to relax, discover Phnom Penh, riverside from Tonle Sap River to Mekong River, overlooking the busy Phnom Penh’s riverside at night. Then take your time and catch the boat return back to have dinner at local restaurant. Read more

Overnight in Phnom Penh [D]
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DAY 2

PHNOM PENH SIGHTSEEING TOUR

After breakfas, transfer to visit of The French built the Royal Palace, located between 184th Street and 240th Street, in 1866. The entry is at the Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, formerly Lenin Boulevard, not far from the banks of the Tonle Sap River. Among various buildings within the walls the Throne Hall ranks as most important. This Khmer-style building was erected only in 1917. It is used only on special occasions. Attached to the Throne Hall is a tower, 59 meters high. Silver Pagoda (or the temple of the Emerald Buddha), formerly a wooden building, was rebuilt in 1962 in concrete and marble. The pagoda is floored with over 5000 silver tiles each weighing 1 kilo. It is famous for its 90 kg solid gold Buddha made in 1907 and an emerald Buddha said to be made of baccarats crystal. Note: During the visit of Royal Palace – visitors should wear shirts or blouse covering shoulders and arms and long skirts and trousers covering legs (no miniskirt or short trousers). Visit of Royal Palace is subject to be reconfirmed if the King is in residence or during traditional events. Then, transfer to visit of National Museum of Arts is to the North of the palace grounds, on the opposite side of 184th street. A French architect designed the building in Khmer-style in 1920. The most important artifacts are sculptures from the Angkor era and before. Continue to visit of Wat Phnom is a revered place of worship for all Khmers and is the namesake of the capital. The original pagoda was built in 1373 to house four Buddha statues said to have been deposited by the waters of the Mekong. The temple is the focal point for many Buddhist ceremonies especially Pchum Ben. Wat Phnom has a unique atmosphere and is surrounded by various fortune tellers, mystics, faith healers and elephant rides around the site are available. You will be transfer to have Lunch at local restaurant. After break lunch, transfer to visit of The Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center used Tuol Sleng Museum, known as the Museum of Genocidal Crimes in the late 1970. Today the building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims. Visitors can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the torture devices used to extract confessions in Stalinesque purges of the regime. Return to the hotel for some free time to relax and freshen up. In the evening you will depart on an evening for Phnom Penh food testing tour by a local ‘remork’ (Tuk Tuk) with a Cambodian foodie and to learn about Phnom Penh’s nightlife culture. Start the tour fr om Central market (Phsa Thmey) is a large market constructed in 1937 in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls of goods. Initial design and layouts are from French architect Louis Chauchon. Construction works were supervised by French architects Jean Desbois and Wladimir Kandaouroff. The tour stop at central market where you there is chance to try some local tropical fruits, interesting desserts. Then continue to the old Market to stroll in a lively local night market. We continue by Remork and stalls along the riverside to see busy streets in the evening. You’ll finish the evening one of the local restaurant to have dinner with real local food and enjoy drink with local cool beer. Return back to your hotel by tuk tuk and free relax as your leisure time. Read more

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DAY 3

PHNOM PEN-SIEM REAP/ANGKOR W

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Phnom Penh International airport for departure flight to Siem Reap (See supplement price). Up on arrival you will meet your guide and will start with an exploration of the South Gate of Angkor Thom and the temples of Bayon, Baphoun. You will be transfer to have lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon lunch, continue to visit to the main temple, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is one of mankind’s greatest achievements, and the intricate carvings at the temple of Angkor Wat demonstrate the skill of the Khmer builders. It was constructed in the jungle in the early 12th century, then - two centuries later - was mysteriously abandoned by the Khmer civilization. The jungle soon overwhelmed Angkor Wat, hiding it for several centuries with thick tropical foliage. There was little left to see except an occasional protruding building stone. In 1861 a French naturalist accidentally came across the jungle-veiled ruins. Now Angkor Wat can be enjoyed by everyone. Note: During your visit to the Temples, visitors should wear shirts or blouses covering your shoulders and arms and long skirts or trousers covering your knees (no miniskirts or shorts above the knee). Read more

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DAY 4

COOKING CLASS IN SIEM REAP

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class in the Siem Reap countryside at Treak Village from where you can joint in the Cooking class. You will get picked up from your hotel by Remork transfer to a rural location “Treak Village” located around 10 minute drives from Siem Reap town. Begin with an introduction to the morning’s activities with a professional chef, followed by a guided trip to a farming village where life revolves around the seasons and family. Life here is fairly simple, and while Siem Reap town is rapidly changing, change here is slow, giving you a chance to see the simple Cambodian way of life. This Cooking Class is in an outdoor covered pavilion, surrounded by Banana trees, bamboo and a fish pond, or our Herb Garden. Before start to cook, you take a short walk in the village around 15mn to visit a local family and garden to see the ingredients growing. Learn about food superstition and beliefs and learn to make traditional Cambodian Cuisine in a rural village. Our classes are very hands on and interactive and each person has an individual cooking station. Meals are eaten in a lovely pavilion perched over a fish pond, or at the Herb Garden, a pavilion surrounded by flowers and fresh herbs. After which you will get to eat what you have created. Finish the class, return back by Remork to Siem Reap town. This afternoon visit the magival Ta Prohm temple Built in 1186, Ta Prohm was dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII. Its atmospheric dark-gray sandstone towers and courtyards exude an aura of reverence and mystery. You then have your evening to ponder on the sense of life and to relax by the pool at the hotel. Read more

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DAY 5

CULINARY TOUR IN SIEM REAP

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning an entertaining and informative culinary tour to Cambodia's cultural heart will be taken, getting the chance to try Cambodia's best breakfast dishes, tasty treats, and tropical fruits, with photography opportunities along the way. The tour will travel into the bustle of Siem Reap's food markets and street food stalls, sampling food all along the way, before heading on a scenic drive through rice paddies and temples to a village that is known for a quintessentially Cambodian dish. Here guests can see rice noodles being made by hand, and then get to try the finished product. You will be transfer to have lunch at local restaurant. After finish lunch time, transfer to visit of Banteay Srei, loosely translated as "Citadel of Women." It houses some of the finest and best-preserved examples of classical Khmer bas-relief. The temple's relatively small size, pink sandstone construction and ornate design give it a fairyland ambiance. Return to Siem Reap, transfer to have dinner at hotel or local restaurant with Apasara Dance show. Read more

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DAY 6

SEIM REAP DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure before departure. According to your departure time, you will then be transferred to Phnom Penh International Airport for your departure flight.

6days/5nights [B]

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Phnom Penh
Hotel Cardamom
Day 3
Location Siem Reap

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All transfers and transport as per the program:
  • All accommodation as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)
  • All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)-English speaking station guide as mention on the itinerary.
  • All Entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
  • Fresh water & Tissue

Package excludes

  • Air tickets both domestic and international
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips
  • Early Check in/Late Check Out
  • Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any peak season surcharge at hotels (normally New Year period)

More information

  • Surcharge for peak season at Angkor holiday hotel: USD 11 /room-night from 25th December 17 -25th February18
  • AIRFARE: (not including above price)
  • Price per person in USD:
  • -Flight: Phnom Penh (PNH)- Siem Reap (REP) : 95USD per ticket/way including airport tax
  • *** Airfare rate is subject to change without prior notice according to airline's policy or any tax, fuel increase.
  • Child Policy:
  • 0 year to 2 years free of charge
  • 3 years to 11 years will charge 50% of adult
  • 2 years to 11 years will charge 75% of adult with extra bed
  • 12 year up will charge Apply for adult, charge 100%
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