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Cambodia's forgotten temples
15 days from €5,630pp
Visit the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh.
Explore the charming countryside around Battambang.
Wander around the stunning temples of Angkor.
Embark on a true adventure through the Cambodian jungle.
Visit the spectacular and previously off limits Preah Vihear temple.
- Phnom Penh
- Siem Reap
- Phnom Kulen
- Phra Wihan
- Preah Khan
- Phnom Penh
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Phnom Penh.
Day 2 Phnom Penh
Day 3 Phnom Penh
This morning you have a tour of the modern aspects of the city. This includes the Khmer Rouge memorials which give a stark but fascinating insight into Cambodia's recent history. The afternoon is spent exploring the city through its architectural history, including the French Colonial legacy and the New Khmer Architecture of the 50s and 60s.
Day 4 Phnom Penh
This morning you get to enjoy a traditional Khmer pastime - eating picnics! Your guide will take you to a popular picnic spot outside of the city, on the banks of the river and you will enjoy this simple pastime in Khmer style. The guide will help you select food from the local vendors.
Day 5 Battambang
Day 6 Battambang
Day 7 Siem Reap
Battambang , Siem Reap
You continue on to Siem Reap by road today and on arrival check in to your hotel. You are then free to relax for a few hours before heading out in the evening to witness Cambodia's version of the Cirque Du Soleil. A fantastic local initiative this is not to be missed!
Day 8 Siem Reap
Day 9 Siem Reap
A very early start for what will likely be a highlight of your trip. Experience the magical atmosphere of Ta Prohm temple as it emerges from the pre dawn mists! After breakfast you then head out into the countryside to explore the sleeping giant that is Beng Melea, followed by the small and exquisitely carved Banteay Srei. While in the area you can stop in at the excellent Landmine Museum.
Day 10 Phnom Kulen
Siem Reap , Phnom Kulen
The adventure steps up a level today as you are driven into Kulen National Park, from where independence was declared from the Cham people in the 9th century. Spend the afternoon walking through the jungle and visiting uncharted temple ruins. You camp for the evening in a clearing at the top of the plateau overlooking the park and plains below.
Day 11 Phra Wihan
Phnom Kulen , Phra Wihan
Today you are driven up into the far north of the country, still a Khmer Rouge stronghold in the 90s, and take the incredibly steep road up into the Dangrek Mountain range. You reach Preah Vihear temple, sitting atop a 500 metre high promontory and spend the afternoon exploring. You return down the mountain to a local guest house for the night.
Day 12 Preah Khan
Day 13 Phnom Penh
Preah Khan , Phnom Penh
You will head back to the capital today, taking in the early Khmer period temple complex at Sambor Prei Kuk en route. Check in to the wonderful Raffles for some well earned R&R at the end of the day.
Day 14 International return flight
Phnom Penh , International return flight
Day 15 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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