ARRIVAL SIEM REAP
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, meet your guide and drive to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight: Siem Reap
SIEM REAP TOUR (B, D)
Visit today first 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. Also visit the Ta Prohm Temple, one of the area's most beautiful temples. It is once used as a location in the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. In the afternoon, continue to see the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. Stroll around this massive monument, explore the many galleries with its columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds of full water reflecting the towering temple. Enjoy a buffet dinner and the Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant in the evening.
Overnight: Siem Reap
SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B, L)
Wake up with a fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast, before driving to the famous Banteay Srei temple outside of the town. On your way, stop at the Pradark Village where you can see the villagers making palm sugar and handicrafts. Continue to visit the Banteay Samre temple and the small circuit. Here, you find the unique brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, as well Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the evening, fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, meet your local guide and check into your hotel.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
PHNOM PENH TOUR – DEPARTURE PHNOM PENH (B, L)
In the morning, visit the Royal Palace that was built by King Norodom in 1866, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace. Then continue to visit the National Museum. This is one of Phnom Penh's true architectural gems. It houses more than 14,000 items; the World’s largest collection of Khmer Art, including sculptures, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects dating from prehistoric times to periods before, during and after the Khmer Empire. Lunch is at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot's security forces and became the largest centre for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Then visit the notorious Killing Fields "ChoeungEk" south west of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of who first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during the Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979).
Late afternoon, drive to the airport for your departure flight.