This itinerary offers you a holiday combining the counties historic past and a luxurious private island stay.

Explore the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap and Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh before being whisked away by private transfer and speed boat to Song Saa Private Island for a four night All-Inclusive stay. Relax by the pool, snorkel in the sea or head out on rainforest or marine safaris. 

Tour highlights

  • Explore Angkor Wat with a private guide
  • Enjoy a private dinner in the countryside
  • Take a boat ride on Tonle Lake
  • Learn about the Khamer history in Phnom Penh
  • Spend three nights on the luxury private island Song Saa

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Siem Reap

Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, your guide will welcome you at the airport and then transfer to your hotel for check in. The rest of the afternoon is free time to relax and settle into your hotel.

Accommodation: Raffles Grand (State Room)

Day 2

Angkor Wat - Ta Prohm

Meet your guide this morning to head off to the marvellous temple of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is one of the most astonishing monuments ever conceived by mankind and was erected in the 12th century in honour of Vishnu. From the temple, transfer by private vehicle (or possibly by cow carts) to a remote, untouched temple where your private picnic lunch is set up and waiting. After a delicious lunch, relax under the trees with a soothing foot massage before starting your afternoon activities. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the ancient Ta Prohm monastery where immense branches have taken root in the stones. Beyond this impressive vegetation you will find some splendid sculptured Devatas and an atmosphere that is unique and completely befitting this temple and those built during the reign of Jayavarman VII in general. Back to the hotel for a free evening. Dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Raffles Grand (State Room)

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Banteay Srei - East Mebon - Pre Rup - Angkor Thom

In the morning, leave for Banteay Srei where one of the most impressive jewels of Khmer art exists. Erected in the 10th century, this small pink sandstone temple is known as the Citadel of Women. It houses some remarkably well conserved sculptured lintels. Return to Angkor Park area and continue visiting Mebon Oriental temple which was built originally on the food growing island on the Roluos River. Following is the 10th century Pre Rup temple which was the state temple of King Râjendravarman. Make a short stop at Srah Srang, also referred to as ‘The Baths’. In the afternoon, visit the Great City of Angkor Thom beginning at the south gate and the famous Bayon temple of the 12th and 13th centuries. Dedicated to Buddhism, Bayon consists of 54 gigantic towers featuring 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Then, cross to the Elephant Terrace which, at 350m long, used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall. After, move to the raised terrace of the Leper King, from the 12th century, which bears many beautifully sculptured Apsara statues. Later this afternoon, take a journey through the countryside to Chandara Villa, a beautiful place kept largely inaccessible to the mass tourist crowds and nestled in lovely gardens. Take a romantic walk and find a private spot for a pre-dinner cocktail before enjoying fine dining and the extraordinary service. The evening is made all the more special by the candlelight and the venue being surrounded by lush rice paddies.

Accommodation: Raffles Grand (State Room)

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

The Great Lake: Tonle Sap

In the morning, transfer to the pier at Chong Khneas where you will board your boat for the Tonle Sap Lake. You will have chance to get to know the floating villages and theirs hospitable communities. Enjoy some snack and champagne while cruising. Return to your hotel in Siem Reap early in the middle afternoon with the remainder of day is free at your leisure. Picnic lunch on boat. Dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Raffles Grand (State Room)

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Spend the morning at leisure relaxing by the hotel's pool or explore the Old Centre Market before your transfer to airport for a brief flight to Phnom Penh. Warmly welcomed by your local guide and transfer to your hotel for check in. Around 03.00 PM, discover the city with a " Khmer Architechture Tour" by cyclo. Explore central Phnom Penh it's colonial buildings, as well as modern post-independence architecture, making it a unique ride through the “New Khmer Architecture”. After a short historical presentation by your tour guide, you will discover the district around the Post Office, then head for the Central Market area, and pass by some well-known buildings as well as some less obvious examples of religious architecture. Then returning to hotel and relax for the evening.

Raffles Le Royal (State Room)

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6

Phnom Penh

Today you will take a city tour of Phnom Penh visiting the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. Here you’ll find the Silver Pagoda whose key works include a golden Buddha encrusted with 9584 diamonds and weighing 90kgs, and a Buddha featuring emeralds and Baccarat crystal dating from the 17th century. Afterwards travel to the south of the city to learn about the darkest period of Cambodia’s history: the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Here, you will visit the genocide museum of Tuol Sleng, an old secondary school which was transformed into a detention centre under the Khmer Rouge. The prison gates carry the name ‘S21’. After lunch break experience Phnom Penh in a truly exceptional way and witness places rarely visited by tourists. During the afternoon excursion you will visit places like the French Quarter, local restaurants, hidden temples and monuments, vibrant markets, architectural highlights and cultural institutes with private short movie screenings. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Chinese House Restaurant.

Raffles Le Royal (State Room)

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville

Transfer on a beautiful roads to Sihanoukville, a seaside resort 230 km away from Phnom Penh through villages, markets and pineapple fields. On arrival at Sihanoukville, transfer by speed boat in about 30mins to the unique Song Saa Private Island. Then enjoy the balance of day at your resort or on the beach. Lunch on your own and dinner at the resort.

Song Saa Private Island

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 -9

Song Saa Private Island Resort

Simply relax and unwind while staying at this luxurious resort. The private island caters to all your needs: sunbathe by the resort pool or in your villa, paper yourself at the spa or snorkel the nearby reef. Meals at the resort.

Song Saa Private Island

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Song Saa Private Island Resort - Phnom Penh

After breakfast, spend your last free time to enjoy the pure white sand beach of Song Saa. Then take a shared-speed boat back to Sihanoukville where our driver is already waiting for a transfer by private vehicle back to Phnom Penh for your last night.

Raffles Le Royal (State Room)

INCLUDES : Breakfast

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Depart

Free at leisure until being transferred to airport for your departure flight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

Travel in 2017 7th April 2017 - 31st December 2017

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