Day 1: Off to Siem Reap
Transfer to International Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap and meet your Cambodian Tour Leader. Depart to your accommodation, where you will be staying for four nights.
Day 2: Tonle Sap- Floating on water
Visit the Tonle Sap ‘Gecko Environmental Education Centre’ (run by a local NGO). Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Tonle Sap, one of the most important wetland areas in the world. Arrive in Prek Toal floating village. The true adventure just gets better when climbing into smaller boats to enter the Bird Sanctuary where you get to see an excellent diversity from the boats and various viewing platforms that you will get to climb. Explore a women’s handicraft centre, learn more about this art and perhaps purchase a souvenir. Meet the children at the floating primary school (we are the only organisation assisting this school). The visit will provide the school with much0needed basic equipment, wherefore you will see financial aid being used to help. Return to Tonle Sap Port and head back to accommodation. After dinner shop at the Siem Reap’s famous night markets.
Day 3: Explore the Angkor Temple Complex
Depart for the Angkor National Museum, where you will see artefacts from the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom. Take a tour to the most incredible temples in the world at the Angkor Temple Complex, travelling on open-sided Cambodian Tuk-Tuks. Enjoy the sunset at Phnom Mahkeang. After dinner, watch a traditional Khmer dance and cultural performance.
Visit other landmarks of the Angkor Temple Complex, such as the Elephant Terrance and the actual Angkor Wat temple. The guided tour will give you fascinating insight into the construction and use of the temples. Chance to purchase beautiful paintings directly from the local artists. Leisure time to relax or explore
Depart Siem Reap for Phnom Penh via bus, stopping for food breaks. In Phnom Penh, visit ‘Tiny Tooners, an outreach program for some of the poorest neighbourhoods that provides daily refuge for children and teenagers from very harsh living conditions. You will learn the implications of growing up under such conditions and gain further social responsibility. Depart for accommodation (3 nights).
Day 7: Historic testaments
Venture into the Khmer King’s Royal Palace to see Khmer-style architecture and the dazzling treasures of the Silver Pagoda on a guided tour. See Tuol Sleng, Pol Pot’s secret prison. After enjoying lunch at local restaurant, visit the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) where you will have a further guided tour around the open-air museum. See Phnom Penh’s central Stupa, where modern Cambodian-style Buddhist architecture, praying local people and abundant wildlife can be observed. Evening Mekong River cruise, followed by a delicious dinner at local restaurant.