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CAMBODIA FAMILY TOUR 11 DAYS

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Duration: 11 days

Destination: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

US$ 1,150 US$ 1,099 per person

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Day 1: Arrival - Phnom Penh

Meal Provided: No Meal

 

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be welcomed by our friendly tour guide and transfer to your hotel reserved.

 

We visit the private quarters of the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda the most sacred shrine in the country.  We visit the most interesting part of this structure is the Dance Academy. Here, many young children practice the graceful movements of the beautiful national dances. We then continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture.

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Day 2: Phnom Penh – Prek Bang Korng Island

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Morning We will visit Prek Bang Korng Island by Private local boat. It’s located on the banks of Mekong River, upstream of Phnom Penh. It is a tiny, secluded and sleepy island in the province of Kandal in Cambodia which is just 12km northeast the capital city of Phnom Penh.  Aside from a few cars, one would mostly see motorcycles, bicycles, and a few horses or ox-drawn work vehicles on an unpaved main road that runs parallel to the river. The island is approximately 10 kilometers end to end and is surrounded by the Mekong River; Prek Bang Korng Village is one of the five villages in the Koh Dach commune, which is historically known for its traditional silk-weaving industry. There, one can still see some of the old silk workshops based in the local villagers’ homes. Some adventurous tourists occasionally go to Prek Bang Korng to experience the authentic rural life and the local beach with traditional thatched huts at the northern tip of the island, as well as to immerse in the local lifestyle of the villagers living along the Mekong River. A bike ride through this beautiful, green island is reserved. However, as soon as the dry season ends, the island is pretty much quiet. Lunch will be served by the local people in Prek Bang Korng. Return back to Phnom Penh in the late afternoon by Private boat.

 

Stay overnight in Phnom Penh

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Day 3: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kratie

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Transfer to Katie. By the road, you will explore Wat Kohear Nokor, Spider Market at Skun.

 

On arrival in Kratie, lovely towns by the riverside. We start to visit Phnom Sambok, Sor Sor 100 Pagoda and the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin and admire the dramatic sunset over the mighty Mekong River by private local boat. Dinner with local people.

 

Stay overnight in a homestay

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Day 4: Kratie Visit

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Now you are ready for a visit the island that is your home during your visit to Kratie. You can decide whether you would like to pedal yourself around the island on a bicycle.

 

Your first destination is the island’s wat, where a special activity awaits you: a tree-planting project initiated by a local farmer, in order to cultivate the once densely forested island.

 

Relax with a beautiful Khmer lunch under pommel trees at a typical local house right by the river. 

Continue by cycling around the island, where you will be able to taste local fruit. Return to your hotel this afternoon, where you will have some time to relax.

 

Stay overnight in Kratie

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Day 5: Kratie - Kampong Thom

Meal Provided: Breakfast

 

Departure by private car with a guide to Kampong Thom, crossing a big Rubber plantation area. Visit Sambor Prei Kuk temple. The pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk, "The City of Shiva in the Forest of Towers", are located 25 km north-east of Kampong Thom, near the west bank of the Saen River. Researchers recovered dikes which framed a nearly square city, 2 by 2 km. It was the capital of a regional kingdom, featuring some 50 temples.

 

Stay overnight in Kampong Thom

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Day 6: Kampong Thom - Preah Vihear

Meal Provided: Breakfast

 

Transfer to Preah Vihear province. Visit to Preah Vihear Temple, it’s one of Cambodia’s revered temples located on the plateau of Dângrêk Mountains in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. Preah Vihear belongs to Cambodia, though some of the outer areas are still under Thailand’s control. The temple has beautiful views all around and has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-century-long Khmer Empire.

 

On November 11 2013, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) interpreted a 1962 ruling saying that "Cambodia had sovereignty over the whole territory of the promontory of Preah Vihear". - Reading of Judgment in open court | Court Decision.

 

"In consequence, Thailand was under an obligation to withdraw from that territory Thai military or police forces or other guards or keepers who were stationed there," said Judge Peter Tomka.

On July 8, 2008, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided to add Prasat Preah Vihear to the World Heritage Site list as Cambodia and Thailand were in full agreement that the temple had "Outstanding Universal Value" and should be inscribed on the list. Lunch and dinner not included.

 

Stay overnight in Preah Vihear

 

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Day 7: Preah - Siem Reap

Meal Provided: Breakfast

 

Departure down to Siem Reap. Discover Koh Ker Temples. The temple complex at Koh Ker, northeast of Siem Reap, represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD. - 944 A.D. - a very unique period in the Age of Angkor. From the time the Khmer capital was first moved to the Angkor area in the late 9th century, it would remain there for almost 500 years, with one brief interruption. Just a few decades after the establishment at Angkor, there was a disruption in the royal succession for reasons that remain a matter of academic debate. What is known is that in 928 A.D. King Jayavarman IV, possibly a usurper to the throne, created a new capital 100km away at Koh Ker, either moving the capital city from Angkor or creating a rival capital. Obviously a king of much wealth and power, he raised an impressive royal city at Koh Ker of Brahmanism monuments, temples and prasats, surrounding a huge Baray (reservoir) Rahal. Jayavarman IV reigned at Koh Ker for 20 years before he died in 941 A.D. His son Hashavarman II would remain at Koh Ker for another 3 years before returning the capital to the Angkor area. The monuments of Koh Ker are now on a road loop around the Baray past the most important temples. The premier ruin of the complex is Prasat Thom, an imposing 7-tiered pyramid and temple complex. (Best photographed in the morning and offering a bird’s eye view from the top.) As you round the loop, there are several nicely preserved ruins sit just off the road, impressive prasats and small temple complexes. There are Lingas still in place in some monuments such as Prasat Balang and Prasat Thneng. For the enthusiast, there are also dozens of other, more remote ruins in the area.

 

Visit Beng Mealea temple. It is one of the larger Angkor temples and is built on a similar scale and floor plan to Angkor Wat. The temple is located some 40km from Siem Reap and the main UNESCO archaeological park. For tourists, the principal attraction of Beng Mealea is as an exotic travel adventure, a 'lost' temple still gripped by the jungle, removed from the tourist crowds of Angkor. Highlights of Beng Mealea, Cambodia include wonderful photo opportunities of the interplay of ancient carved stonework and nature.

 

Stay overnight in Siem Reap

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Day 8: SIEM REAP – Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat temples

Meal Provided: Breakfast

 

Morning you will visit with your professional guide, the "Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

 

Afternoon dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple .This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction .At the end of afternoon; we enjoy sunset view at Prae Rup Temple.

 

Stay overnight in Siem Reap

 

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Day 9: Siem Reap – Kulen Sacred Mountain

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Departure by private car with guide to discover Kulen Mountain .Kulen mountain is situated at north east of Angkor Complex about 50 Km, it takes approximately 2h drive up to the hill top with 487 meters height and plateau stretches 30 km long. Kulen is considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia and it is a popular place for domestic visitors during weekends and festivals. The hill is used as the ancient capital city II in AD 802 to declare himself as god king and announced independence from Java, then giving birth to present day Cambodia. On the hilltop there are 56 Angkorian temples made of bricks and volcanic stones, but most of them are badly in poor condition, today name Hahendrapura, founded in the reign of King Jayavarman temple base only is remain intact. The visible sites in modern day are Prasat krau Romeas, Rong Chen (the first mountain temple), Sra Damrei (Elephant pond); Thousands of phallic symbols carved a long liver bed and divided in three ports for the Hindu trinity gods. These three ports used for baptistery. At the summit of the hill you can see Buddhist pagoda and a large reclining Buddha statue 8 meters length carved into a sandstone bock in 16th century.

 

The last attractive spot is a waterfall, it splits in two spots the first waterfall is four or five meters heights and 20 to 25 diameters in dry and raining seasons. The second waterfall is 15 to 20 meters heights and 10 to 15 diameters in dry and raining season’s .Lunch at local restaurant on Spot. 

 

The water is considered holy and Khmers like to bottle it to take home with them. The source of water eventually flows in to Tonle Sap Lake and is thought to bless the water ways of Cambodia. We will take sometimes to do meditation on the top of Kulen Mountain with the monks there. Return back to Siem Reap in the Afternoon.

 

Stay overnight in Siem Reap

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Day 10: Siem Reap - Village Tour (Trekking, Cooking Class, Bird Watching)

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

 

the Chreav village. Walking to visit stilt house, local market, school, free chemical farm and learn about local culture and authentic living-style and then and enjoy cooking class at village and visit bird conservation .lunch with local village

Afternoon visit ARTISAN D’ANGKOR.The Handicraft center .A short stop at WAT THMEY or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stup containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Then, stop at the WARMEMORIAL MONUMENT, it is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the civil war.

 

Stay overnight in Siem Reap

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Day 11: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Departure

Meal Provided: Breakfast

This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" moves from place to place following water levels and current.

 

Transfer to Siem Reap Airport 2 hours before yours departure with international flight. End trip.

 

Please note: The tour program is flexible. Your guide will be more than happy to adjust the tour itinerary to suit you. You can skip one site or add another if you so wish

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Including

Excluding

+ 10 nights with breakfast at hotels

(Based on a private double/twin sharing room)

+ Meals mentioned in the itinerary 

+ Boat trip on Tonle Sap –Chong Kneas floating village

+ Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program

+Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver 

+ Private English speaking guide in each region

+ 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day

+ All taxes and service charge

 

- Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)

- Single Supplement

- Visa to Cambodia

- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)

- Tipping for guide, driver 

- Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program

- Travel insurance   

- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc… 

- Peak season surcharge

- Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item

 

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Service Details During The Trip

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.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

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 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 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 3: 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 ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month 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.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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