A coasted exploring will give you a plenty of knowledge about the history, culture and nature, such a small but really various piece of Cambodia. Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are the must – see destinations that you can’t skip, they show you a stage of the Angkor Empire, about the stunning of the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the countryside through the bamboo bike tour with the local people and their daily routine. That would be your sweet memory in this hospitable country.
Upon arrival, you will meet your private guide and get a transfer to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, start your first exploration by visiting one of the most ancient sites of the region: the Roluos Group. Ride your bike around the 9th-century temple and the surrounding countryside to have a glimpse of the city.
Explore Angkor Wat temple – the world heritage site and the most iconic temple of Cambodia. This awe-inspiring temple is a dream of every traveler, famed for both its grand scale and its incredible detail. Leave for the 10th-century pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei in the afternoon and the ancient Ta Prohm monastery on the way back to your hotel.
Begin the day with Preah Khan temple built by King Jayavarman VII in 1191 to honor his father. Continue your exploration in Neak Pean - an artificial island temple, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda - the two beautiful temples standing out of various sculptured images honoring Shiva and Vishnu. In the afternoon, visit the Great City Angkor Thom which contains the remains of a large number of temples and Palaces of different ages and styles.
Free morning to explore crowded Pub Street or Old Central Market of Siem Reap until your transfer to the airport for the flight to Sihanoukville. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free at leisure to explore the beach and the town.
You will take a day tour which combines boat trip, beach stay, and natural experience to the Ream National Park. This park features beautiful natural mangrove forests, tropical jungle, different species of birds, white freshwater dolphin, and a variety of wild animals. There are also some fishing families living in the park that you can visit. Your guide is a park ranger who knows the park like the back of his hand making your trip entirely enjoyable.
Having a whole free day for your own activities
Transfer from Sihanoukville to Kampot. In the morning, you will explore Kampot’s countryside on a bamboo bike which its frames are crafted from stell bamboo - one of the plants’ strongest varieties. This tour connects you to a rural Cambodia, small villages, and local life. From salt farms to pepper plantation, you will pass mesmerizing scenes of nature and people of southern Cambodia.
Take part in stand – up paddle boarding to paddle through the lush mangroves to Kep. Visit a pepper plantation and hear the family sharing their passion and experience over this black hot spice. Walk to the gardens to learn about different types of pepper and try to distinguish them on your own. Bring home some of this exquisite product as a special gift to friends and family.
Today, you will explore Kep’s countryside through the eyes of expats: a friendly French couple who has been living in Cambodia for years. They will show you some of the most beautiful areas in Southern Cambodia to gain a deep insight into the traditional lifestyle of the locals and the picturesque countryside.
Driving on a beautiful road to Phnom Penh for hotel check-in. Make several stops on the way to enjoy the rural scenery and visit a village where you watch locals weaving. In the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace to see its remarkable collection of Khmer art and the famous Silver Pagoda which contains a golden Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds.
Head south to visit the Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Choeng Ek to learn about a brutal period in Cambodia: The regime of the Khmer Rouge. On your return, if time permits, stop at the Russian Market where sells many kinds of goods, from colorful fabrics, jewels, jewelry to crockery and handicrafts. Afterward, transfer directly to the airport for your departure flight.
We used Exotic Voyages for our 3 week trip. Annie made it organized and easy from the very beginning. She worked with me to develop and tweak many itineraries. All of the airline connections were efficient and complete, right down to seating and boarding passes. All hotels were immaculate, ...
We used Exotic Voyages for our 3 week trip. Annie made it organized and easy from the very beginning. She worked with me to develop and tweak many itineraries. All of the airline connections were efficient and complete, right down to seating and boarding passes. All hotels were immaculate, reasonable and central to the best locations. All tours and excursions were professional and spot on. There was always someone waiting for us at the airports to help with immigration and luggage. Annie even personalized our trip with a local dinner in Hanoi! She stayed in touch every step of the way. I will use Exotic Voyages again.READ MORE
Exotic Voyages produced a once in a lifetime tour for us which we will remember for the rest of our lives. We cannot recommend them highly enough, for so many different reasons. The booking process was very smooth, and any requests from me to add or amend things on the itinerary were accommodated. ...
Exotic Voyages produced a once in a lifetime tour for us which we will remember for the rest of our lives. We cannot recommend them highly enough, for so many different reasons. The booking process was very smooth, and any requests from me to add or amend things on the itinerary were accommodated. I was hesitant at first due to the online nature of the company but was reassured once we received flight booking confirmations and invoice of payment very swiftly after payment was transferred. We were kept informed up until the day we flew out to Thailand and then once we arrived we had a local tour guide escort us through the airport which really helped after a very long couple of flights! This was a consistent theme with the company, local tour guides who spoke extremely good English and who were knowledgeable but best of all very friendly and personable. We want to thank all of our guides as they were all fantastic and the private nature of the tours also added to the special experience. Highlights of the tour for us was the elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai and food tour in Bangkok (though all of our tours were excellent). The hotels were all better than we could have hoped for, in great locations and very comfortable and clean. The highlight was our suite in Phuket which was absolutely beautiful. All in all we had probably the best holiday we have ever enjoyed together and we cant thank Exotic Voyages enough for giving us this experience. Well worth every penny! We have already recommended the company to our friends and family and ware already thinking about our next trip to either Vietnam or Cambodia.READ MORE
Can't say enough positive comments about the trip planned by Hoa Tran and Exotic Voyages. It exceeded expectations in the variety of experiences... response to a sudden change of plans due to weather...innovation in celebrating a special occasion... and ensuring a memorable time altogether. Food ...
Can't say enough positive comments about the trip planned by Hoa Tran and Exotic Voyages. It exceeded expectations in the variety of experiences... response to a sudden change of plans due to weather...innovation in celebrating a special occasion... and ensuring a memorable time altogether. Food adventures with Philip... Vespa rides in crazy traffic... luxurious cabin on Ha Long Bay... cooking classes... boats of every kind including a basket boat under the full moon... An A+ adventure!READ MORE
Lucy at Exotic Voyages put together an amazing, hassle-free vacation for my wife and me. We went to Bangkok for two days, then to Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat for a day, then back to Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand for three days. My wife's birthday was on the second day we were in Thailand. I ...
Lucy at Exotic Voyages put together an amazing, hassle-free vacation for my wife and me. We went to Bangkok for two days, then to Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat for a day, then back to Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand for three days. My wife's birthday was on the second day we were in Thailand. I called Lucy to request we stop at a bakery to get a birthday cake during a food tour we had planned. She had already arranged for a birthday cake with singing at one of our stops, because she said she noticed in our documents that it was my wife's birthday and she wanted to surprise us! The airports were a little confusing, but Lucy provided guides to meet us at every stop so we wouldn't have any problems. They even expedited our visas in Cambodia. It was everything we could have asked for and was definitely a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend Exotic Voyages and Lucy.READ MORE
I've travelled to all seven continents both on a shoestring and on luxury trips and my recent vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia that was arranged by ( my now favorite) Travel Designer, Diep Nguyen, at Exotic Voyages by far exceeded my expectations. This was my first visit to Vietnam/Cambodia so the ...
I've travelled to all seven continents both on a shoestring and on luxury trips and my recent vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia that was arranged by ( my now favorite) Travel Designer, Diep Nguyen, at Exotic Voyages by far exceeded my expectations. This was my first visit to Vietnam/Cambodia so the must see places were, needless to say part of the tour. Diep however went to bat for us to make certain we experienced the best of the tourist spots during the busy season when we were traveling. She managed to get us one of the best rooms in the colonial section of the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. She arranged a trip on Halong Bay that was far away from what is now an almost Disney World touristy area. Similarly unique arrangements were made for a cooking class we took in Hoi An, that included a river boat trip and a USA experienced chef. The Bassac cruise up the Mekong Delta was another highlight and a trip that I would gladly extend to a few days rather than the single night we spent on board. What made this trip exceptional however was that it was totally hassle free. Tour guides were always on time. Drivers were always waiting at airports. The one thing that will always stick out in my mind as exceptional service however is when our flight from Hoi An to Siem Reap in Cambodia was delayed by several hours. Not only were we immediately informed and drivers on both ends rescheduled but the hotel manager of the Jaya House River Park where we were staying in Siem Reap was informed and greeted us as we stepped out of the taxi at midnight and graciously invited us for a light meal and wine in the event we had not eaten. You can't get more hassle free than that. I sincerely thank Exotic Voyages and Diep Nguyen for organizing this memorable trip. I would recommend them to anyone. Rieny New York City Visited Januaray 2019 This review was originally posted on TripAdvisorREAD MORE
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