A small country in the Southeast Asia, Cambodia, is bordered by two other mesmerising countries of Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodia is largely regarded as a haven for history lovers and adventure seekers. Rich in architecture, culture and history, Cambodia is sure to captivate the hearts and minds of those who venture into this land of abundance. A perfect blend of ancient and modern history, Cambodia is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat.

Above all, what the country is known the best for is its warm and friendly people, and that's exactly what ProVacation, along with an adventurous and enlightening tour aims to offer. From visiting the floating village around Tonle Sap Lake to riding around town in tuk-tuk, your journey from the day of arrival in the capital city Phnom Penh is sure to be a truly unique one.  

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request Siem Reap International Airport
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Shared accommodation in twin rooms, with air conditioning and individual restrooms
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Road travel with local guides in private AC 4 wheelers
  • Entrance/admit fees to all destinations mentioned in the itinerary

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Domestic and international airfare
  • Night-time ferrying services (after 23:00 hrs and before 06:00 hrs)
  • Request for guides speaking languages of your preference
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks
  • Expenses for visa in your country of origin or visa on arrival, as applicable
Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh
  • Arrive in the capital city of Cambodia- Phnom Penh Airport by flight. You will be welcomed by our tour representative at the airport and transferred to Juliana Hotel for check-in. Shortly after check-in, we leave for sightseeing of the city. The journey starts with a visit to the famous National Museum which is also known by the name of Musee des Beaux-Arts. The museum holds an important historic significance as it is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. The museum also hosts a collection of pottery and bronzes from the pre-Angkorian periods and the classical Angkorian period. As per the museum rules, photography of the collection is prohibited. You can, however, capture the architectural marvel of the central courtyard that is a terracotta structure of traditional design.
  • After the museum visit, we drive towards the old town to visit the Royal Palace built by King Norodom in the year 1866. The Royal Palace houses some spectacular buildings, one of which is the Throne Hall, situated left of the main entrance and stands tall at a towering 59 meters. The building is used for official purposes like coronations, government meetings with foreign dignitaries, etc. Within the Royal Palace, you can also marvel at the Silver Pagoda.
  • Driving back to hotel, the last stop for Day one will be a visit to Wat Phnom temple. Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple built in 1372 and is 27 meters tall. It is considered to be the tallest religious structure in Phnom Penh.
  • Dinner and Overnight at Juliana hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Phnom Penh
  • An exciting day awaits you after an early morning breakfast in the hotel.
  • We hop onto a boat across the Tonle Sap River to get our bikes to ride north along the river bank. This soft adventure is going to be a surreal experience for your family as you pass through the greenland of coriander gardens and miniature wooden houses before reaching the ferry point. While you wait for the ferry to arrive, visit a Chinese-style Pagoda.
  • After a ferry ride crossing Koh Otnyahdei, indulge in a fun bike ride around the beautiful Mekong Island famous for its fertile farms and traditional village communities. On the way, drop by a local school to understand Cambodia’s school system. Also, learn about the modern Khmer Wat and silk weaving house to be awestruck by the production of silk scarves. Cross back to the mainland and ride back to the boat by a different route.
  • After lunch, we drive to visit Tuol Sleng Museum. This museum is of great historic importance in Cambodia as just like the Nazi concentration camps, the Khmer leaders had also unleashed their inhuman barbarism in this region. Tuol Svay Prey High School in 1975 was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and converted into a security prison number as S-21. In no time, the prison became the largest centre of torture in the country.
  • After a rather heart-wrenching visit to Tuol Sleng Museum, we head towards a Russian market, locally known as Psah Tuol Thom Pong. This market boasts of a collection of various commodities and products ranging from antique ornaments to t-shirts and other souvenirs.
  • Dinner and Overnight at Juliana hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 3: Phnom Penh to Battambang
  • Early morning Breakfast at hotel. We depart from Phnom Penh for Battambang by road. The journey is a 4-5 hours long drive covering a total of 290 km. On the way, we stop at Kompong Chhnang which is famous for pottery. After trying your hand at pottery, we visit the floating village on a private boat. For lunch, enjoy a local delicacy at a local restaurant with your family.
  • After a wholesome local family lunch, enroute Battambang, we pass the fourth largest province in Cambodia- Pursat. We drop by for a short visit to the marble and stone carvings. This is the only place in Cambodia where marble is found and hence a popular choice among many art lovers.
  • Upon arriving into the second largest city of Cambodia, Battambang, you can see the rich farmland that the province has to offer, with rice being a predominantly important crop in the region. In the evening, let your guards loose and enjoy a unique local mode of transport and take a ride on the famous Bamboo train with your family. The journey is a beautiful ride traversing through the picturesque and scenic countryside.
  • We check-in to hotel Bambu later in the evening. Overnight in Bambu hotel at Battambang.
Day 4: Bike ride to local villages in Battambang
  • Early morning breakfast at hotel.
  • Our representative will arrive at the hotel after breakfast to pick you up for a bike ride tour to visit a small Muslim community village outside town. Take this opportunity to interact with the locals and understand their traditional way of living along with family livelihood and history. Explore on bike or foot, as per your convenience. There will be a vehicle on stand-by in case of emergency.
  • Continue riding through the town, after sipping on some quick snacks and freshly brewed coffee, towards a Buddhist temple which will be our next stop for the day. Strike a conversation with the monks there and learn about their perspective towards life. Complete the interaction and visit with an authentic Cambodian lunch at a friendly family home.  
  • After lunch and a bit of leisure, drive to the next destination by car to get your children to experience social cause up close. Visit Phare Ponleu Selpak Centre, which is home to around 30 victims of human trafficking, and orphans. The centre is also a school to over 1200 children who actively study various subjects ranging from music, circus, visual arts to drama and dance.
  • After interacting with the children, we drive to Phnom Banon to capture a splendid view of the sunset in the backdrop of five sandstones towers atop a hill. Drive back to hotel and eat dinner outside in a Cambodian restaurant. (Dinner is not included)
  • Overnight in Bambu hotel at Battambang.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Battambang
  • After an early breakfast in hotel, our first stop for the day is a visit t o the archaeological site of Banteay Chhmar. Here you will be enlightened about the conversation of the site over the past many years and the development taken place in recent years to make it a unique experience for tourists across the world. Also, this is one of the last Angkorian temples in the region.
  • Soon after, we head to Banteay Chhmar Community-Based Tourism centre in the heart of the city which is also going to be your home stay. The community was founded in 2007 by the local villagers with an aim to preserve the then diminishing cultural heritage of the area. This later transpired into the area becoming a tourist spot in Banteay Chhmar thereby providing employment opportunities to the locals. The community has led to employment in the form of villagers coming to help travellers and tourists as tour guides, cooks, home stay helpers, home stay owners, taxi drivers and activities providers like musicians, et al.   
  • If you thought this was a memorable experience, there is more excitement to the day. After a rather warm interaction with the Banteay Chhmar Community, what awaits is an in-depth understanding of the culture of the local Khmer people.
  • For the second half of the day, we will be accompanied by a local guide from the CBT community who would give us more insight into the community's way of life and also make interactions with the locals smooth. The home stay is a simple accomodation setting and sans any luxury of the modern world. But it is bound to be a memorable stay because of the friendly people around. Lunch will be in an outdoor setting under a straw hut and prepared especially by the community women.
  • After lunch, explore the area with the local guide and listen to folk lores and epic battle stories from the region.
  • Unwind for the day in your home stay before getting ready for a traditional torch lit dinner by the temple.
  • Overnight in Bambu Hotel in Battambang.
Day 6: Battambang to Siem Reap
  • Today will be your last day in the beautiful city of Battambang. Breakfast will be delivered to you by CBT restaurant in your home stay. After breakfast, we set on foot to walk around the Banteay Chhmar local market where you can buy locally prepared artefacts and handicraft.
  • Shortly after, take a Koyun tour to Banteay Top temple and drive across the rice fields to understand the farmers’ and villagers’ activities. The last meal in the city will be a picnic-style lunch at Banteay Top temple. Banteay Top typically means ‘Fortress of the Army’ and is a tribute to the Khmer dominance in the region over centuries. The fort is a popular spot among avid photographers and travellers due to its dramatic towers.
  • We leave Battambang behind to enter into a new city of Siem Reap by road. Reach Siem Reap by evening and check-in to Steung Siem Reap hotel. Spend the entire day at leisure by either walking around in the neighbourhood or relaxing in the hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight in Steung Reap Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Local activities in Siem Reap
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Day seven begins by taking a short tour to a number of temples in the local tuk-tuk. Visit Bayon temple followed by the the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
  • After lunch, afternoon is kept free for you and your family to relax by either taking a dip in the pool at your hotel or by going about town to explore the city on your own arrangement.
  • Evening promises to be a riot of laughter with a one-hour visit to The Cambodian Circus in Phare. Here, you will come across all the activities that you’ve been seeing and experiencing about the Cambodian culture in the past six days. The circus will have an array of events on display making it a perfect blend of traditional and modern activities like music, dance, acrobatics, comic acts and some juggling skills by the artistes. To make it a memorable and unique experience for the audience, the show is concluded with a beautifully performed live story about the Cambodian way of life. You can also offer to support this wonderful cause of encouraging young talent by way of becoming a part of the non-profit organization, Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center (PPS Association), which was founded by eight young Cambodian refugees in 1994.
  • Overnight in Steung Siem Reap Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap Sightseeing
  • Start your day with a wholesome breakfast in the hotel. We start from our hotel for what calls for a local Cambodian day. We continue from the previous day’s journey in a tuk-tuk to a tethered balloon which will take you up in the air to 120 meters high and allow you a magnificent view of Angkor Wat. Upon landing, we continue towards Angkor Wat, the most famous temple on the plain of the region. Angkor Wat is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the temple is believed to be the world’s largest religious building.
  • After lunch, drive to countryside with a unique ox-cart ride later though the local villages and rice fields. Use the situation to interact with the locals and indulge in fresh coconut water to get an overall cultural experience. Soaking in the marvel of natural beauty that Cambodia has to offer in abundance, we set sail on a traditional wooden boat on the ‘Great Lake’, also known as Tonle Sap Lake. The lake is one of the largest in Asia and is home to a stunning floating village. After a leisurely evening in and around the floating village, we head back to hotel before having a local dinner outdoors.
  • Overnight in Steung Reap Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Bike Ride to temples in Siem Reap
  • After breakfast at hotel, Day nine includes a number of visits to temples on bike. Leave from the hotel and drive towards Preah Khan temple to the West Gate. Exploring the temple along the way up till the East gate, where our bikes will be waiting, we pick up one each and ride to Ta nei temple going past a forest path. Continue the journey through the forest path to Takeo temple and start riding towards the west gate of Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is a natural marvel and has gained prominence as a sightseeing spot due to the evolution of large roots that spiral around and through the structure. Today, it stands as a symbol of a classic amalgamation of nature and architecture.
  • After an outdoor lunch, drive to Banteay Srei Temple. Banteay Srei was built in the 10th century and is a Cambodian temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is built of red sandstone and is a famous tourist spot. At a short distance from the temple is Banteay Samre. Before visiting Banteay Samre, we stop by at a local village to visit families who produce palm sugar. Banteay Samre is a temple built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II and depicts the co-existence of different religious communities as the temple is a Hindu abode.
  • We drive back to hotel later in the evening after an eventful outing. Overnight in Steung Reap Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Departure
  • After an early morning breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Siem Reap International Airport for an outbound flight back home. 
Pickup point
Siem Reap International Airport (REP), National Highway 6, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia View on Map