This trip is perfect for those who have 8-10 days vacation and would like to take in all the main highlights of this fascinating country. The combination of history, culture, architecture, countryside and coastal relaxation provides the opportunity to know more about the sublime Cambodia.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city of Angkor, which was the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD.
Tonight, enjoy a dinner while watching an Apsara (Kmer folk dancing) performance at a local restaurant before retiring for the evening in Siem Reap.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Today you will spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins within 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, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th Century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. You will stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries, with ornate columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds reflecting the towering temple. Next, you’ll walk up Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset overlooking sandstone monuments.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which have entwined themselves in the stone foundations of the structure, giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. You will explore this masterpiece, as well as some of the surrounding temples, including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. The grand circuit through Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup Temples will also be on your journey.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
The original "River of a Thousand Lingams" (Kbal Spean) is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle.
You will visit Banteay Srei Temple (10th Century), which is regarded as the crown jewel of classical Khmer art. You’ll next go back to the hotel and later board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake.
Here, you’ll enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages, complete with schools, restaurants, hospitals, continue to the Les Artisan D'angkor or “rolling local market” for shopping.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
After breakfast, you will have private transport to Battambang, where you will check in to your hotel.
In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a Battambang city tour, including activities like visiting the French colonial buildings, rustic local villages, and the local fishing market. A special thing you must do in Battambang is taking the famous bamboo train to Wat Phnom Sampov.
Once in Wat Phnom Sampov, you’ll witness the daily life of people along the Sangke River.
Stay overnight in Battambang.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
After breakfast, you will depart for Phnom Penh (290km – 4 hrs drive).
After you travel along the National Road No.5, through some beautiful countryside, you’ll reach the Floating Village and Oudong Mountain, before arriving in Phnom Penh and checking in.
The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast, you’ll discover the city of Phnom Penh. Here, you’ll visit Wat Phnom (an ancient pagoda standing on a hill) and the Independence Monument which commemorates the end of Cambodia's rule by France in 1953. There is also Wat Unalom (the oldest Buddhist foundation in the city) which is believed to predate the abandonment of the capital at Angkor in the 15th Century. The National Museum (built in 1917-18) is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts. The Royal Palace (built in 1866) and the Silver Pagoda, located within the Royal Palace compound, will also be on the tour. You will then continue to the famous Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek (better known as the “killing fields”) which is a testament to the atrocities of war and which is the site of numerous mass graves. You’ll then return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore or relax at your leisure until you are escorted to Phnom Penh Airport for your departing flight to your next destination. End of services.
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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes
7 nights at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel).
[ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request]
· 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 1 dinner
· Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
· Experienced English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
· All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
· Boat trip in the Tonle Sap Lake
· Drinking water & tissue and Asianway's gifts (complimentary)
· Local taxes & Service charge
· Visa stamp fee
· All drink and meals do not listed in itinerary.
· Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
· Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
· Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
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