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Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh – Homestay in Takeo (D)

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by our driver and then you will transfer direct to homestay, about 1.30 hrs drives (in the middle between Phnom Penh & Kampot). On arrival, greeting & warm welcome by host family with cold mineral water & wet towel before escort you to the room. Tonight enjoy welcome dinner with host family and spend restful night.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh
Note: The host family could speak English very well so that they could entertain you without using tour guide.

Day 2: Home-Cook Experience - Kep (B/L/D)

An early morning – explore local village tours at your own to see and learn how Cambodian people living in the countryside before experience home-cooked experience.
 
In the afternoon, we drive to Kep, Cambodia’s prestigious seaside resort of the 1960s is now awakening to its former glory. The small town offers reminders of the past and a growing choice of activities including island trips, a national park and the famous crab market. On the way, our driver will stop for your visit a local pepper farm (Sothy’s Pepper Farm), where you meet the expert to tell you how they plant the Pepper and you can buy the best black, white or red pep-per from the region. After this you will drive straight to check in at hotel. Explore Crab market and have seafood dinner.
  • Today – full exploration with driver
Overnight at hotel in Kep

Day 3:  Kep – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Enjoy morning by Kep Underground our driver or local guide if possible.
From the 1930’s to 1950’s, Kep was considered the Asian Riviera and was the playground of the rich and famous. The king and his family (or girlfriends) would frequent his local palace, as would Khmer movie stars, musicians and wealth foreigners, with many having holiday houses. Kep fell into disrepair during the Khmer Rouge regime of the 70’s and 80’s. The beautifully designed colonial holiday houses today sit abandoned as empty shells. The hidden treasures of Kep are best discovered with the help of a local. You’ll be taken to some of the most wonderful abandoned old houses, spot some graffiti by reknowned Brazillian artist (name) and marvel at beautiful fences around vacant plots. We stop for lunch at Kim Ly seafood restaurant. Pick your crab from a line up, or watch a local kid wonder out and pluck it out of one of the ocean cages. 
 
13:30 pm – Transfer back to Phnom Penh and you stop for visit the Killing Fields, then you will led to restaurant on street where you can enjoy Cambodia Food before check in hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 4:  Phnom Penh – Haft day Central Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

After breakfast – enjoy 3 hrs Khmer Architecture tours to Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. This tour is conducted and led by Cambodian architects and students of architecture.
This tour explores central Phnom Penh and includes colonial buildings as well as modern, post-independence architecture. Meant to be a brief historical introduction to the city, the tour includes a selection of well-known buildings as well as some less obvious examples, ie of religious architecture. We explore the district around the old Post Office, then go to the area south-east of the Central Market.
Traveling by cyclo (a Cambodian pedal-powered rickshaw) is a special way of experiencing the streets and buildings of the city. We will enter some buildings and see others from the cyclo, as well as exploring on foot.
We drop you back at hotel.
 
This afternoon, continue your visit with our English speaking to visit Royal Palace, Silver pagoda, the National Museum & Wat Phnom.

Overnight at hotel in Phnompenh

Day 5:  Phnom Penh – Battambang (B/L/D)

After breakfast – our driver will transfer you to Mekong Express bus for departure to Battambang (290 km – 5 hrs drives). On arrival, meet and transfer to have lunch at local restaurant
 
This late afternoon, our guide will take you by Remork to the bamboo train station where you will embark on the bamboo train and riding to explore the countryside and then we continue to witness sunset at Phnom Sampou and see thousands of bad fly away for food at late evening.
 
A special visit awaits you at Phare Ponleu Selpak. School of Music, Visual & Performing Arts - Phare Ponleu Selpak combines the Arts to provide education, support and entertainment to the poor communities. This project is a success story of how humanitarian aid work can turn into a display of zest for life, genuine warmth and creativity, against all odds. A visit to one of their circus shows will leave you with a lasting memory of the wonderful Cambodian people and should not be missed when in Battambang. (Note: The circus performance is only performed regularly on each Monday & Thursday).

Overnight at hotel in Battambang

Day 6:  Battambang - Discovery (B/L/D)

After breakfast, spend your morning by Remork “Tuk Tuk” to discover “Traditional Livelihood” to see how local people run their small business producing such as Rice Paper Making, Dried Banana, Rice Wine, Khmer Noodle, Fish paste making, Fresh Local Fruits, Bamboo Rice Cake and so on.  
 
In the afternoon, relax or cycling along Sangke River to visit pagoda and Wat Ek Phnom.  

Overnight at hotel in Battambang
 

Day 7:  Battambang – Siem Reap (B/L/D)

After breakfast – transfer to pier for taking a public slow boat to Siem Reap which depart at 7:30am. It's a picturesque, 4 - 6 hour journey across the Sangke River up to the Tonle Sap Lake in the wet season, but can be considerably longer (8-11 hours) in the dry season due to low water levels. In this dry season, you can choose by a private car (2.30 hrs) instead of boat without extra charges.
You will have chance to see beautiful landscapes of Ton Sap Lake, flooding forest, floating villages, pagoda and people living along the river bank (lunch box is provided). Upon arrival at Chong Khneas pier; you will be met and transferred to hotel.  Explore Siem Reap Street food.

Overnight at hotel in Battambang

Day 8: Siem Reap – Temple Exploration (B/L/D)

After breakfast – visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, the fabulous Ta Prohm & the World Heritage Site; the Heart & Soul of Cambodia, Angkor Wat, the biggest Buddhist temple on the World. seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat and stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. 

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

Day 9: Siem Reap – Cooking Class – Cambodia Traditional Buddhism (B/L/D)

Enjoy morning learn the art of Traditional Khmer Cuisine with us at the Mahob Khmer Cuisine Restaurant
 
Program :
10:00am-Welcome Drink and meet the Chef at the Restaurant
10:20am-Siem Reap Market Tour
11:00am-Return to the Restaurant
11:15am-Theory Class
11:30am-Cooking Class (Forth Course)
12:20pm-Savor Khmer Cuisine, accompanied by
Lunch+ Soft drink or glass of House Wine
* Participants will also receive a Certificate and Recipes book after the class 
 
Afternoon, visit Angkor National Museum, to learn and see how Khmer established and became the Empire Kingdom during the glorious period. Then learn about the Cambodian Traditional Buddhism. Our guide will bring you to the pagoda for offering something to the monk whom stay at the pagoda and listening to the monk praying you for best wish, prosperity and good luck. Back to hotel

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

Day 10: Siem Reap – Departure (B)

Free until transfer to airport.
Thank you very much for traveling with us and we wish you all the best and safe flight home!

PACKAGE INCLUDED

-    Full private A/C vehicle transfer as program
-    Private tours (2 days) by English speaking guide 
-    Accommodation at double or twin sharing room
-    All entrance fee as indicated sights
-    Full board meals on the street and local restaurant
-    Bus ticket Phnom Penh – Battambang
-    Boat ticket Battambang – Siem Reap
-    Haft day cooking class in Siem Reap
-    Government taxes
-    Cold mineral water & wet towel during the trip

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

-    Visa fee 30$
-    International air ticket in all kinds
-    Personal expenses
-    Tipping & travel insurance
-    Beverage during meal
   Guide escort which not mentioned 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

•    Valid from 1 December 2016  to 30 November 2017
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra- please contact us.
•    Children policies
o    Children under 5 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). 
o    Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 80% of tour price, sharing the bed with parents. Or pay full price to have an extra bed.

NOTE

-  Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions
-  Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking.

 

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Kep Mealea Resort  Double Bungalow Thatchet Roof
Phnompenh Cardamom Hotel  Superior room 
Battambang Classy Hotel & Spa  Superior room 
Siem Reap      Mother Home Inn hotel       Superior room            

 

4 star

 

Place Accommodation Room Type
Kep Raingsey Bungalow  King room
Phnompenh Okay Boutique Hotel  Superior room
Battambang Battambang Resort  Garden View room
Siem Reap   Angkor Holiday Hotel       Superior room       
 


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