Cambodia is a considerable option if you want to have once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a multitude of historical destinations and interesting activities, travelers can soak in the unique beauty of this extraordinary country and do not want to leave. In order to help you enjoy thoroughly your Cambodia holiday, we highly recommend a suitable 1 week travel itinerary which might be helpful for you to have basic knowledge about history, culture and lifestyle in Cambodia.
First of all, let take a look at some necessary things you need to know before join a Cambodia private tour.
* Depend on your nationality, you may need to obtain a tourist visa to travel in Cambodia. So, please make sure to check whether you benefit the visa exemption or not.
You can find more information here: Visa and Passport for Cambodia
* Cambodia is a tropical country with two distinct: wet season and dry season with an average temperature of around 27°C. Therefore, you should check some tips to avoid bad weather and enjoy most of the trip.
* In the next step, when you really want to have a Cambodia family holiday, you may need to refer: How to get there? How to travel around? In fact, Cambodia doesn’t offer much choice for transportation but don’t worry because you got us with the detailed guideline for transportation.
Now, are you ready for our suggested tailor-made itinerary? This elaborated list below would assist you to explore all these well-known destinations and have a good insight of indigenous culture in Cambodia:
Day 1: Start your trip in Phnom Penh
On the first day in your Cambodia customized tour, you can spend time discover the capital Phnom Penh. You can opt for a full day or half day city tour of Phnom Penh. We highly recommend tourists pay a visit to some historical sites like Royal Palace or Silver Pagoda with a wide range of religious relics. You also have a look at National Museum where we would see the world’s most wondrous collection of Khmer sculpture or Wat Phnom where the Khmers regularly pray for blessings. In the evening, visitors can dine at local restaurants with various Cambodian cuisines.
Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour
After having breakfast at the hotel, travelers can have an expedition to Tonle Batie (40 km from Phnom Penh). Tonle Batie is home to a twin of ancient Angkorian- era temple of Ta Prohm and Yeay Poev, so you are free to admire archival antiquities. In addition, you can rent out for eating and whiling away the day in picnic area. Then, Tuol Sleng Museum might be the next ideal stop before going to the Killing Field of Choeung Ek where prisoner from Security Prison 21 were executed. And that’s so adequate for a busy day in this marvelous country.
Day 3: Land down to the wonderland- Siem Riep
A short flight can take you straight to Siem Riep with many desirable things ahead. The first must- visit destination is definitely one of seven world wonders – Angkor Wat. Going through the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and tourists can observe the exotic temple of Bayon. In fact, Bayon would have been a spectacular site of Angkor Wat in its heyday. This place consists of a valuable collection of 54 gothic tower ornamented with 216 coldy smiling, enormous faces staring down from all angle. Then, you can move to the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King, which represent starkly for Cambodian engravings. In the end of the day, you can treat yourself by a miracle sunset watching from Bakheng Hill. Such a breathtaking view, isn’t it?
Day 4: Exploring Angkor Temple
Continuing with the alluring temple of the Banteay Srei in Angkor. Known as “Citadel of the Women”, Banteay Srei is constructed by a woman through word-of-mouth stories. Locals believe that these embellished cravings are too fine for the hand of a man.
In the afternoon, you can come by Banteay Samre, which was built the same time with Angkor Wat before visit the monuments of Rolousz considered as the milestone of Khmer golden age.
Day 5: Exploring Angkor Temple
Angkor Wat is a temple complex so it took a lot of time for you to discover this place. The fabulous Ta Prohm might be your next promising spot. Ta Prohm impressed travelers by the winding roots of enormous fig trees and mammoth creepers. Furthermore, visitors generally pay attention at three outstanding temples: Pre Rup temple, East Mebon temple, and Neak Poan temple. After a long day for blending into Cambodian vibes, you can relaxed or wander around local areas.
Day 6: Siem Riep Departure
In the last day of your trip, we will take you to Tonle Sap Lake. Tourists can transport by a motored boat and have a tour in floating village. Then, you can back to the town and shop around in local market to buy souvenirs for family and friends. By the end of the day, travelers will transfer to Siem Reap International Airport departure flight.
See tours: Cambodia Discovery 6 days