Cambodia Authentic Experience Tour 10 Days

This private Cambodia trip is thoroughly considered as one of best Cambodia unique tours that offers unforgettable experience to Angkor Archaeological Park in the reputable Siem Reap, included boat excursion to the impressive Tonle Sap Lake, countryside village tour along with handing on rural activities and the special traditional water blessing at a Buddhist Pagoda. Overland to Battambang Province, enjoy a great sightseeing to historical places, local attractions, challenge the unique bamboo train along with fun to view lush countryside, and watch thousands of bats during sunset time at the famous Sampov Mountain. Followed the sunset cruise, visit the vibrant Phnom Penh which ideally included the historical sites of killing field, National Museum and the must-see Royal Palace as well as a nice cyclo ride for city highlight, and take a local boat on Mekong River to visit beautiful Silk Island.

Briefing Program

  • Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival
  • Day 2: Fully Guided Angkor Discovery
  • Day 3: Tonle Sap Lake, City Tour & Apsara Cultural Show
  • Day 4: Unique Village Experience & Traditional Water Blessing
  • Day 5: Private Car/Minivan to Battambang & Battambang Tour
  • Day 6: Full Day Battambang Tour with Bamboo Train
  • Day 7: Private Car/Minivan to Phnom Penh & Sunset Cruise
  • Day 8: Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo & Historical Sites
  • Day 9: Mekong Boat Cruise to Silk Island
  • Day 10: Phnom Penh – Departure

Program Detail

Day 1 | Siem Reap – Arrival

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at Siem Reap Angkor International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly driver then transfers directly to a booked hotel for check in and have your own free time.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2 | Fully Guided Angkor Discovery

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
*Sunrise is available upon request (surcharge) and starting time is at 4.30am.

We’re journeying out by tuk tuk (or car/minivan) at 8.00am to the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces that religiously represents compassion, sympathy, equanimity and charity. Stroll around Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king and terrace of elephant. Resume the journey to visit Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed.

Enjoy Khmer set lunch at a selected local restaurant near temple.

Afternoon, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest unrivaled monument in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in 12th Century, Angkor Wat is considered as one of the top destinations in Asia and is a must-see in your lifetime. Learning from your tour guide the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia.

Note: Visiting beautiful sunset is available at Phnom Bakheng, please speak to our tour guide to manage this for you. This is a hiking up (Approx. 30 minutes/way) to the hill and it’s always touristy or skip it if you feel tired.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3 | Tonle Sap Lake, City Tour & Apsara Cultural Show

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel.
We set off hotel at 8.30am for countryside sightseeing along with a visit at local market to see interesting trades before resuming our journey to Kompong Phluk village of Tonle Sap Lake. We process to take a boat trip along canal toward the centre of Kompong Phluk then the boat slows down to let you enjoy the surrounding admired by amazing houses atop high poles, come across the highlight of fishing activities as well as see people selling fruits/vegetable/meats on their boats, you sometimes see kids in their student uniforms coming back from their classes. Witness how life works on the water and how people make the lake as home then we embark on a canoe to explore the pleasant mangroves, enjoy the serenity while taking picturesque photos and you may see a few waterbirds. Continue by our main boat to see the great lake of Tonle Sap, learn from your tour guide about Tonle Sap ecosystem and its rich biosphere reserve.

Afternoon, we go for guided orientation at the finest Artisan Angkor wood/stone carving center which displays various defined handicrafts and silk products, continue to stroll around old market to see interesting daily trade as well as bargaining for local handmade products, paintings, lacquers, carvings, clothes, traditional crafts and so on, and you can also go to Royal Residence Garden for walking and breathtaking.

Evening around 6.15pm, we leave to enjoy delicate Khmer set dinner followed by traditional Apsara dance performance at a selected local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4 | Unique Village Experience & Traditional Water Blessing

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
The tour begins at 8.00am then we head of out the bustling Siem Reap city to a remote countryside village, the journey passes interesting city highlight and huge beautiful rice paddies dotting with palm trees and cattle in the fields. We observe bamboo sticky rice and rice noodle making then we dare sample some deep fried crispy insects before arriving in the village. Next have some fun on the oxcart ride through the village to get interaction along with “Hello” from friendly kids. Disembark the ox cart, you’ll be greeted by a host family then we get involved with village activity of palm roof making (or/and planting vegetables depends) which it is probably the most unique, memorable experience in your trip to Cambodia. Return to the family’s house, stroll round to see the surrounding which admired by routine, lifestyle, culture, customs and superstitions, enjoy tropical fruits and get refreshed by coconut juice before local lunch is served.

Afternoon, we say Goodbye to the host family then set off toward to Buddhist pagoda in the village, you’re welcomed to meet saffron monks and witness how they practice their lives to Buddhist religion. By the following time, you will prepare to receive special water blessing which is ritually practiced from the ancient time and it is religiously believed to bring good fortune to life as well as getting rid out of bad evil. Return hotel for your own free time in the evening.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 5 | Private Car/Minivan to Battambang & Battambang Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
Check out and goodbye to Siem Reap. We drive (3 hours) to Battambang Province, we stop at a roadside for chances to dare of sampling deep-fried crispy insects including crickets, grasshoppers etc. Check in at a booked hotel in Battambang and have your own free time.

Afternoon, continue our journey to visit traditional wooden house which was built a century ago during French Era and have a short tour that reveals a very interesting background regarding to its history. We will stroll at Battambang winery (with grape wine tasting) before heading to Phnom Sampov where you enjoy the active walking at the top of the mountain to witness the killing caves and visit hidden caves of Battambang. Next, we wait at hillside to watch thousands of bats flying back to their caves in the red sky while the sun is setting down.

Overnight in Battambang

Day 6 | Full Day Battambang Tour with Bamboo Train

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
We set off at 8.00am to experience some fun on the famous bamboo train in Battambang, cruising on the track of the train rail while enjoying the highlight of rural landscape. Continue to wander around the infamous Prohoc market “Fermented Fish Market”, observe rice paper making, have chances to try the taste of Cambodian rice wine and learn how it is made before drive to visit ancient temple of Wat Ek Phnom – an Angkorain temple built in the 11th century.

Enjoy lunch at a selected local restaurant.

Afternoon, we will have Battambang City tour, start with the market of Phsar Nat with interesting local trades and have chances to taste some of local snacks then we go for the fascinating highlights of Khmer & French architectures, National Bank and the old bridge that was built more than a hundred year ago. Continue to visit the most popular Ta Dumbang Statue with an interesting legendary and now become the religious site for praying to have happiness and good luck in life.

Overnight in Battambang

Day 7 | Private Car/Minivan to Phnom Penh & Sunset Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel.
After having breakfast, we make the journey with 5-6 hours to Phnom Penh Capital, drive passing beautiful rice paddies dotting with palm trees. On the way, we stop at Kampong Chhnang’s local village where we learn from people producing pottery and ceramic items to generate their daily income and then we make a visit at Silver Smith Making Village where we observe the locals making silver handicrafts. Check in into a booked hotel in Phnom Penh and have your own free time.

Evening at 3.30pm, we leave to visit Wat Phnom with interesting legendary of founding place of Phnom Penh Capital. Next, go to Phnom Penh’s Riverside and get on board to enjoy a welcome cocktail while the boat is slowly cruising along Mekong & Tonle Sap, watch the sunset fading at horizon.

Disembark the boat cruise then we walk to along Phnom Penh Riverside to enjoy delicate Khmer set dinner at Bopha Titanic restaurant which offers breathtaking view of the riverside.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 8 | Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo & Historical Sites

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel.
We leave hotel at 8.00am to challenge of cyclo ride (rickshaw) along riverfront for fantastic morning highlight of Phnom Penh Capital toward Independent Monument where we stop to capture some beautiful photos before resuming the ride to stroll around central market to see bustling local trades. Finished the cyclo ride at Royal Palace, we walk to visit The Royal Palace – a complex of buildings which are served as the royal residence for the King of Cambodia, admired by impressive Silver Pagoda with over 5000 solid silver tiles and other Royal Stupas, shrines, monuments etc. Next, stroll for guided tour at the National Museum, the world’s most important collection of Cambodian antique sculptures and carvings.

Enjoy yummy Khmer set lunch at a selected local restaurant.

Afternoon, we drive to witness the tragic site of Choeung Ek – the killing field that proceeded more than 20 thousands of civilians and the site is connecting with Tuol Sleng Museum – was the former school that was transformed to Tortured Prison S21. Stroll around Russian market for shopping.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 9 | Mekong Boat Cruise to Silk Island

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
We’re heading out at 8.30am to boat pier where we process to embark a local boat then the boat excursion cruises along the Mekong River towards Silk Island (Koh Dach) which provides nice Mekong river view and a pleasant breathtaking on the way. Arrived and we disembark then take a tuk tuk to the silk village to observe traditional silk weaving by hand looms and see various colorful silk products that you probably want to grab a few silk items as souvenirs for friends and families. The fantastic sightseeing tour takes you through the local community overlooking Mekong, passing fruit orchards, vibrant vegetable gardens and stilt houses while learn from your tour guide about daily life of local people on this beautiful island. Continue to visit a small historical Pagoda and local school before catching the boat back to the mainland and return hotel around 11.30am or 12.00pm.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 10 | Phnom Penh – Departure

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.
Simply enjoy the rest of free time in Phnom Penh before our team picks you up from hotel’s lobby and transfers to Phnom Penh International Airport for your flight to the next destination.

*Thank You and Goodbye to Beautiful Cambodia

Request Quotation

  • Stay, City/Region
    • 4 nights in Siem Reap
    • 2 nights in Battambang
    • 3 nights in Phnom Penh
  • Recommended Hotels in Siem Reap
    • Ladear Angkor Boutique Hotel 3* Plus
    • Sokkhak Boutique Resort 4*
    • Angkor Village Hotel 4*
    • FCC Angkor by Avani 4*
    • The Embassy Angkor Resort 5*
    • Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra 5*
    • Anantara Angkor Resort 5*
  • Recommended Hotels in Battambang
    • Moloppor Villa 3*
    • Classy Hotel 3*
    • Maisons Wat Kor 4*
    • Battambang Resort 4*
    • Cambana La Rivière Hotel 4*
  • Recommended Hotels in Phnom Penh
    • Home Chic Hotel 3*
    • Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel 3*
    • Sun and Moon Urban Hotel 4*
    • Baitong Hotel & Resort 4*
    • The Pavilion Hotel 4*
    • Palace Gate Hotel & Resort 5*
    • Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh 5*
    • Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra 5*
  • Package Included

    › Stay in double or twin room share
    › Breakfast is provided by hotel
    › Lunch and dinner are mentioned
    › Experienced local English speaking tour guide
    › Round trip airport/bus/boat transfers
    › Traveling in air conditioning car/minivan
    › Private car/minivan to Battambang
    › Private car/minivan to Phnom Penh
    › All entrance fees per program
    › Sightseeing & tour activities per program
    › Boat excursion, canoe and port fee
    › Boat cruise to Silk Island
    › Mineral bottled water & fresh tissue

  • Package Not Included

    › Cambodia visa
    › International/domestic flights
    › Airport taxes/stamping fees
    › Any travel insurances
    › Drinks and personal expenses
    › Luggage handling
    › Tipping & gratitude for guide/driver
    › Meals are not mentioned
    › Single supplement surcharge
    › Early check in and late check out
    › Peak seasons (To be advised)
    › Compulsory gala dinner on 24th/31st Dec

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One of the best destinations in Asia, the fascinating Siem Reap is famed for its marvelous Angkor Wat, the unrivaled masterpieces & the finest architectures that make Siem Rea become a pearl city of wonder. Distinctively, from Angkor archaeology to the modern capital of Phnom Penh where precious Royal Palace stands, Cambodia’s southern coasts & natural islands…

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