- Nature reclaiming ancient temples
- Royal Palace Phnom Penh
- Crumbling French colonial architecture
- World Heritage listed Angkor
- Tonle Sap lake cruise
- Choice of accommodation
- Signature Journey
Day 1 - Phnom Penh
A private A&K welcome awaits your arrival and the afternoon is spent touring the Cambodian capital with visits to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda and the National Museum which houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artefacts.
Day 2 - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
More to see this morning with a stop at the Russian Market, Wat Phnom and Tuol Sleng genocide museum for a confronting but meaningful insight into the horrors of the Pol Pot era. A&K also takes you to visit the Sunrise Children's village before a short flight north to Siem Reap (B,L).
Day 3 - Siem Reap
Discover the delights of Siem Reap and its famous temples. Your A&K guide accompanies you around the important sites which make up the World Heritage listed Angkor complex. Explore the principal monuments of the ancient Angkor kingdom including the fortified royal city of Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple, the Elephant and Leper King Terraces, the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat and a boat trip on Tonle Sap lake with a visit to the AKP supported Sam's Brothers Clean Water Project (B,L).
Day 4 - Design your day Siem Reap
An exciting day ahead to explore as you see fit. Early risers may be inspired to take an early morning visit to a Buddhist monastery to meet with the monks and offer alms, this is entirely optional. Choose from three other options: a visit to the beautiful temple of Banteay Srei, a jewel in pink sandstone, the heavier styled Banteay Samre, the temple of 'the sacred sword' Preah Kahn and the jungle clad Ta Prohm; or head out to the Rolous Group of temples which date from the late 9th century. This is the earliest site of the 600 year Angkor period that is open to visitors and takes a whole day culminating in sunset at Angkor Wat; finally there's a day trip to the 12th century Beng Melea, Cambodia's second largest temple built in the style of Angkor Wat and still largely cloaked in vegetation appearing much as it would have done when early French explorers stumbled upon it (B,L).
Day 5 - Depart Siem Reap
Your stay in Cambodia finishes at the airport (B).
Sam's Brothers Clean Water Project
During a visit to Tonle Sap Lake at Siem Reap, accompany your A&K guide to a local village for an unforgettable experience with the rural community here where AKP support has been changing lives in recent years. With a commitment to improving the standard of living in the area, AKP has facilitated the building of wells to provide fresh water, a basic humanitarian necessity that the Cambodian government is currently unable to deliver to all countryside villages. Through the kind and generous donations of A&K guests some 30 villages now have access to fresh water. Be welcomed by the villagers with friendly smiles and gain an understanding of their lives and a vastly different existence.
All arrangements as per itinerary. Single / twin share with private facilities. Meals as specified. All transfers and transport by private air-conditioned vehicle. Sghtseeing as specified on a private basis with English speaking guides. Monument and site entrance fees. Bottled water during sightseeing drives and airport porterage.
Choice of Accommodation
For your convenience, there is a choice of Platinum or Gold accommodation options to suit your budget. Refer to the table below for details. This is not a group departure and itinerary dates are flexible. You travel at your own pace with your chosen companion
Whilst this itinerary can be booked on most days throughout the year, we can also provide select dates on which instant confirmation is available. You travel with your chosen companion, not as part of a group. For a limited time only, save 5% off on the following guaranteed departures dates in 2013:
- January 15
- February 15
- March 15
- April 15
- May 15
- June 15
- July 15
- August 15
- September 15
- October 15
- November 15
- December 15