Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

ASIA

Siem Reap

3

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

CAMBODIA

1

2

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Phnom Penh

Koh Kong

2

1

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

Sihanoukville (Optional Extension)

2

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the breathtaking Temples of Angkor • Discover contemporary Cambodian culture • Learn about the darkest period of Cambodia’s history • Explore the Tatai River and Cardamom mountains from your floating lodge • Specially selected boutique accommodation • Flexible touring options 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £1299pp

Boutique Asia – 8 day Cambodia Experience Siem Reap • Angkor Wat • Phnom Penh • Koh Kong

Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap You will be met upon arrival in Siem Reap and transferred to your hotel. Shinta Mani Shack (3 nights) Day 2: Siem Reap This morning, visit Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world. Conceived by Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build. It is generally believed to have been a funeral temple for the king. Later visit the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom, last capital of the Khmers with the 216 “faces” of the Bayon at its heart, silent but with the famous half-smile playing on their lips. Enjoy a night at leisure or you can add on the optional Phare, Cambodian Circus. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories. (B) Day 3: Siem Reap Visit Banteay Srei; the citadel of women – a tiny, enchanting temple, one of the jewels in this remarkable city. Continue to Banteay Samre temple, built under Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th Century. Finally visit Ta Prohm, left largely in its natural state since its “re-discovery”. Surrounded by jungle, its labyrinth of stone hallways is overgrown with the roots and limbs of massive banyan trees. (B) Day 4: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh Visit Theam’s house, a Cambodian artist and designer who draws on inspiration from both Khmer and contemporary international design. Next visit Artisans Angkor, a Cambodian company originally created to help young rural people find work near their home village. Continue on to visit the local market. This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (B) The White Mansion (2 nights) Day 5: Phnom Penh Visit the Royal Palace, still serving as the residence of the King. Khmer and European elements as well as distinct architectural echoes of the palace in Bangkok are present in the design. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) located within the compound, is named due to its floor, made up of 5,000 silver tiles. Depart to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. (Optional add on – meet with a Khmer Rouge survivor). Continue on to visit the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek), a

profoundly moving experience. Enjoy a night at leisure or you can add on an Optional – Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience. Experience Cambodian cuisine, delicious cocktails and local beer, and see firsthand the unique nightlife that this capital city has to offer from the

back of our new Vespa scooters. (B) Day 6: Phnom Penh – Koh Kong

Depart with guide by road to 4 Rivers Floating Lodge (4.5hr drive). The afternoon is at leisure to relax or experience one of the many activities on offer at this beautifully situated lodge. (B) 4 Rivers Floating Lodge (2 nights) Day 7: Koh Kong The day is at leisure – perhaps enjoy some of the lodges fantastic excursions (not included), such as ‘Natures Spa’ or ‘Lost in the Mangrove’. It is recommended to pre-book some activities, at least 2 days in advance. (B) Day 8: Koh Kong – Phnom Penh Transfer back to Phnom Penh for your onward flight. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£1299 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 7 breakfasts • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle for all included sightseeing and transfers • Services of local English-speaking guides (except days free at leisure) • All entrance fees to sites and 3 days Angkor Pass

EXTEND YOUR TOUR

DEPARTURES Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

Sihanoukville Beach Break Why not extend your tour with a relaxing beach break in Sihanoukville? Choose to visit some of the islands off the coast, go snorkelling, visit a local fishing village or just unwind by the pool.

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Prices from £389 per person.

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