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Optional Tours to Cambodia 2015 - 2016

Optional Tours to Cambodia:

ANGKOR WAT GLANCE (Tour Code: CO1) (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Day 01: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Lunch at local restaurant, in the afternoon, continue your temple tour. See the unique interior brick sculptures Prasat Kravan, the Srah Srang reservoir (known as "The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunset. Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.

Day 02: SIEM REAP (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.

Day 03: SIEM REAP (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning, transfer to Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble. Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.

Day 04: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B.L)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast transferred by vehicle to Tonle Sap Lake. Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to “Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and time at leisure at a local market (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.


Tour price: $550 per person twin share based on minimum two people travelling together.
Single supplement: $190
Departure date: Any date as you request.

CAMBODIA EXPLORER (Tour Code: CO2) (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Day 01: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you are met by your guide and transferred from Phnom Penh International Airport to hotel. Stay overnight at Ohana Hotel**** or similar.

Day 02: PHNOM PENH (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit ‘Killing Fields’ and Toul Sleng. Enjoy a sunset cruise on Mekong/ Tonle Sap River. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh. Stay overnight at Ohana Hotel**** or similar.

Day 03: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, you are transferred to Siem Reap on road. Arriving at Siem Reap, you are transferred to hotel. Stay overnight in Siem Reap at Saem Siem Reap Hotel**** or similar.

Day 04: SIEM REAP (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Stay overnight in Siem Reap at Saem Siem Reap Hotel**** or similar.

Day 05: SIEM REAP (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, drive to the typical Khmer countryside and visit Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat. The proportions of Banteay Samre are splendid. A unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple. Go to floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the wonders of Asia. Stay overnight in Siem Reap at Saem Siem Reap Hotel**** or similar.

Day 06: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. You are picked up from hotel and transferred to Siem Reap International Airport for your flight home or to next destination.

Tour price: $880 per person twin share based on minimum two people travelling together.
Single supplement: $230
Departure date: Any date as you request.

The tour prices include:
• Hotel (s): Twin share at the international hotels mostly located in the heart of the destinations.
• Meals: Buffet and Set Menus with Cambodian, Chinese and European dishes.
• Coach: Air – conditioned coach with an experienced driver and free water & tissue.
• Entrance Fees: All tourist attractions as per the itinerary.
• Cruise: As per the itinerary.
• Guides: Local English – speaking guide.


The tour prices exclude:
• International and domestic air-tickets and taxes.
• Beverages, luggage overweight and personal expenses, travel insurance.
• Visa fee.
• All other services not mentioned above.

Notes:
• These prices are in Australian dollar, valid to 30 June 2016.
• Compulsory dinner fees on special periods (New Year 31 Dec & 1 Jan, and Christmas will be added to the quotations. The dinners are from USD 25 / Pax up).
• Children under 02 years old sharing bedding with parents or adults will be charged 25 % out of the package price.
• Children from 02 years old to 11 years old sharing bedding with parents or adults will be charged 75 % out of the package price.
• Children from 12 years old will be considered as adults.



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