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Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you are to clear customs and immigration. After which, you will be greeted by our local tour guide and proceed for a cruise at Tonle Sap Lake (largest inland body of water). Enjoy the spectacular view as you cruise along the Tonle Sap Lake which enables you to see fascinating fishing villages, one of Asia’s largest. After dinner, you may visit the Night market for some local products and delicacies
Breakfast and onwards to visit the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom (Great Angkor or Great City), was built by Angkor’s greatest King, Jayavarman V11. Located within Angkor Thom and consists of 54 towers, each with 4 faces, have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. Proceed to the Elephants Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King and the Phimeanakas. Next, visit Ta Prohm, a temple in its ‘natural state’ surrounded by jungles. Its stone hallways is overgrown with roots and limbs of the massive Banyan Trees which envelope the stones like tentacles. In the afternoon, visit the World Heritage – Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world with a volume of stones equalizing that of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. The temple was built by King Suryarvarman !! from 1113-1150AD when the Khmer civilization was at the heights of its development represent one of the humankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. In the evening, proceed to view the sunset at Phnom Bakheng (subject to weather conditions)
After breakfast, visit a Cambodian lacquer ware workshop followed by Angkor Silk Farm. Learn about the process of silk making from the mulberry bushes cultivation to the production of silk fabrics and accessories. Spend the rest of the afternoon doing a fun filled activity. You may choose One Option Activity:
Option A: Cooking Class : Learn to prepare Khmer dishes & a visit to the local market.
Option B: Charity Work : For the humanitarians, pay a visit to an orphanage.
Option C: Eco-tourism : Oxcart rides, fishing and rowing in the ponds, cycling outdoors.
Option D: Ceramic Workshop : Create your unique piece in a hands-on ceramic lesson.
Breakfast and transfer to Phom Penh, the capital of Cambodia by Giant Ibis public bus. Upon arrival, transfer to visit the Royal Palace (proper attire) and Silver Pagoda. The Royal Palace is the official residence of King Norodom Sihamony. Following this, you will visit the Tuol Sleng Museum, known as the Museum of Genocidal Crimes.It was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970. Today, the building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims. Transfer to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek – a soccer-field-sized area surrounded by farmland. The killing fields contain mass graves, for perhaps 20,000 Cambodians, many of whom were tortured before being killed.
Breakfast. Free for leisure activities until your departure transfer to the airport for your homeward flight to Singapore. Arrive home with happy and fond memories of your tour with CTC Travel.