The Angkor empire that ruled Cambodia until the 14th century left an indelible mark on the culture and beliefs of the country. Our 'Culture and Cuisine' tour takes you on an insightful journey to explore the legacies of a bygone era as well as the modern glory of Cambodia. With expert guides, exotic cuisine, and luxurious hotels you will be amazed at the, often unexpected, wonders along the way.
Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel right in the heart of the city. Relax and unwind post-flight as you get pampered with a rejuvenating traditional Khmer massage at Amara Spa. This evening, indulge yourself in a delicious Khmer Welcome Dinner at one of Phnom Penh's best restaurants. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Phnom Penh
After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a Khmer Architecture walking tour that will take you on a fascinating discovery of Cambodian architecture from the late 1950s and 1960s, a culturally and politically vibrant time. After lunch, visit the remarkable National Museum and Grand Palace for further understanding of the Kingdom's illustrious history. Dine for a cause this evening with a fabulous meal at a charity-run restaurant and enjoy a traditional puppetry and dance performance. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap, a charming little city and the gateway to the majestic temples of Angkor. Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat where intricate carvings and looming towers will leave you breathless. Enjoy watching the sun set over the temples from a helium balloon which rises above the archaeological park before ending today with another delectable meal. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Siem Reap
Learn more about Khmer cuisine with a half day cooking course. Under the guidance of a trained chef, visit the local market, buy traditional ingredients, and try your hand at preparing a variety of dishes. After feasting on your creations, visit the enigmatic temples of Ta Phrom and Bayon as well as the smaller, but equally impressive, Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Siem Reap
Experience the unique lifestyle of the rural Cambodians with a boat trip through the floating village of Kampong Phluck and an excursion to the countryside. Enjoy sights of the flooded forests, floating houses, and rural scenes of oxcarts and rice fields. Visit crafts workshops and the silk center as well as the fascinating Angkor National Museum before dining on a delectable farewell dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Siem Reap Departure. After breakfast, the morning will be at your leisure to stroll around the markets or relax at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. Includes: (B).
- The minimum price ($1030) is based on 3-6 persons traveling together during low season (first class accommodation).
- The maximum price ($1730) is based on 2 persons traveling together during high season (deluxe accommodation).
- Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
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