Phnom Penh, Siem Reap , Cambodia,
7 days/6 nights
From the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh to the ancient treasures and laid-back ambiance of Siem Reap, experience it all with your extended family in Cambodia. Marvel at Phnom Penh's ornate Royal Palace and find bargains at the Russian Market. Delight in Siem Reap's colorful cafes and tranquil waterways, and experience the mystique of Angkor Wat.
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Day 1: USA / Phnom Penh, Cambodia |
Arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and meet your private transfer to the contemporary Courtyard Phnom Penh where you will stay for three sublime nights in two Courtyard suites with Executive Lounge access offering enhanced amenities and daily breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening cocktails and appetizers. Strategically located close to cultural highlights, this architectural gem boasts innovative amenities, Khmer and international all-day dining, exciting sky bar, rooftop pool and 24-hour fitness center for a relaxing stay.
Day 2: Phnom Penh |
Get ready for a day of sightseeing and cultural wonder together with your loved ones on the private guided Highlights of Phnom Penh Excursion. Experience Cambodia's storied history with reverence and honor at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a memorial site chronicling the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime. Continue to the Russian Market, the largest bazaar in the city and the best place to shop for souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing and jewelry, before a stop to dine together with a Khmer lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the 14th century Wat Phnom temple, marveling at its elaborate murals, large bronze Buddha and attractive grounds. Then, head to the Royal Palace, the official residence of Cambodia's kings, and to the Silver Pagoda, adorned with more than 5,000 silver floor tiles and collection of Buddhas, before your return to the hotel.
Day 3: Phnom Penh |
Following a morning at leisure, step back in time as you embark together on the Island Community Life in Phnom Penh Experience to picturesque Silk Island this afternoon. Acclaimed as one of the country's most prized resources, journey to this remarkable rural island village and silk center to get a close up look at the intricate, handcrafted silk-making process, marveling at master artisans who create glamourous fabrics at their looms. Admire the traditional stilt homes and be sure to collect some of the delicate crafts from these welcoming residents for a special souvenir. Then, continue to the vibrant yellow Koh Dach Pagoda and delight at the island's Water Festival boats, designed for battle more than ten centuries ago, before some relaxing time along the banks of the Mekong River.
Day 4: Phnom Penh / Siem Reap |
Following an early breakfast with your family, board your private transfer for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to the luxurious Le Meridien Angkor where you and your loved ones will stay for three wondrous nights in two deluxe family suites with club lounge access offering extra perks including daily breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening appetizers and cocktails. Situated at the portal to inspirational cultural exploration, delight in contemporary Cambodian sophistication and amenities, manicured gardens and flowering lily ponds, tantalizing Western and Asian fare in two distinctive restaurants, Khmer-inspired swimming pool, plus a pampering spa and fitness center sure to rejuvenate after a day of discovery.
Settle into your new surroundings with a delightful high tea this afternoon in the Lobby Lounge, featuring an array of international teas and assortment finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes. Or, celebrate your arrival in Cambodia with a signature Khmer cocktail - the Sombai Blue, as you toast to the soft musical ambience.
Day 5: Siem Reap |
Rise and shine for an early breakfast and departure for the full-day, private guided Angkor Highlights Excursion. Travel through time to explore the sacred relics of an ancient civilization, beginning at the grand South Gate. Marvel at its monumental and well-preserved statues, and the 12th-century Angkor Thom, before admiring the smiling faces of the Bayon Temple and the famous location of the film Tomb Raider at Ta Prohm. Following a delicious lunch together, visit the striking Angkor Wat Temple, celebrated as the world's largest religious monument. Stand in awe at its magnificent spires, stone carvings and bas-reliefs of this UNESCO World Heritage Site for the crowning moments of this mesmerizing and informative experience.
Day 6 - 7: Siem Reap / USA |
Spend your morning at leisure. Savor a tasty breakfast in the hotel and enjoy a relaxing spa therapy, catch some rays poolside or venture out to Artisans d'Ankor, Senteurs D'Angkor or the local markets for some last-minute souvenirs for the entire family.
This afternoon, hop on a scooter for an exciting Siem Reap Countryside by Vespa Adventure. An insightful tour, gain insight on daily rural life as you ride through picturesque landscapes with an experienced driver, beginning with a stop at a peaceful pagoda for a spiritual Buddhist blessing by a monk. Your ride continues to a vibrant local market to sample traditional delicacies, meet locals and learn how to farm juice sugar palms. Then, conclude at the remnants of the Khmer Empire, just outside the famed Angkor Wat complex, for a last look of this enchanting ancient land before your return to the hotel.
In the morning, board your private transfer to the Siem Reap International Airport for your return to the United States and begin planning your next inspirational family experience.
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