Holiday Itinerary - Secrets of Cambodia

Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap (4 Nights)

Our gateway to the magnificent temples of the lost city of Angkor Wat is Cambodia's cultural heart, Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and appetisers.

Hotel: Le Meridien - Meals Welcome Reception

Day 2: Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Sightseeing

Today, we venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramid-shaped gateway into an ancient world. Serene stone faces watch over us as we cross the causeway suspended over a moat into the spiritual heart of the ancient lost city of Angkor. A 'Local Specialist' and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals of celestial nymphs and mythical serpents along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat. Our next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple - the "Citadel of Women" dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. We'll have time to admire the 10thcentury carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man, hence its name. Deep in the heart of the Cambodian countryside, we 'Connect with Locals', joining a local family for a Be My Guest lunch in their 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. This afternoon, we'll return to Siem Reap and embark on a walking tour. We 'Make a Difference' to the lives of rural youths during our visit to Artisans d'Angkor, where we'll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts. Later we'll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around our wrists to protect against evil spirits. Our final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. Wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country's French heritage.

Meals Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Angkor Wat and Siem Reap

Our intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as we uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. We explore its ancient ruins in the company of saffron-clad monks and monkeys that clamber up and over the roots of centuries-old trees that have carved their way deep into the Great City's walls. Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where we'll see such iconic sites as the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon with its giant smiling faces of Buddha. We venture underneath the dense tree canopy to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film 'Tomb Raider', exploring its towers courtyards and corridors to uncover the intricate stone reliefs that are shielded by the surrounding foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine. Tonight, we watch enthralled by the energy, emotion and enthusiasm of the talented Phare performers who use theatre, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories.

Meals Buffet Breakfast

Day 4: Peak Sneng village

We begin the day in the company of local Khmer villagers and 'Make a Difference' with a visit to their local school for an opportunity to chat to some of the children who will join us on our walk through the village to see how they spend their day-to-day lives. We'll 'Dive into Culture', gaining insights into their time-honoured craft traditions, such as weaving Cambodia's national hats made from palm leaves, or folding Lotus flowers into delicate works of art. After the rest of the day at leisure, we'll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show.

Meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 5: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (2 Nights)

This morning we fly to Phnom Penh, once known as the 'Pearl of Asia' it is one of the loveliest French built cities in Indochina. Later we'll embark on a cyclo tour, exploring the city, which boasts a rich blend of Khmer and French colonial architecture. We'll discover the history and catch glimpses of churches and Chinese temples hidden down narrow alleyways.

Hotel La Rose Suites - Meals Buffet Breakfast

Day 6: Phnom Penh Sightseeing

Indulge in the exotic flavours of Phnom Penh this morning, joining a 'Local Specialist' for an in-depth city tour. Our first stop is Wat Phnom temple where we'll delve into the legend of Lady Penh who discovered the four statues of Buddha deposited on this tree-covered hill. We'll continue to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before visiting the National Museum showcasing centuries-old Khmer art and sculptures. Delving deep into the turbulent, terrifying history of the Khmer Rouge years, we'll travel along a dusty road to the outskirts of the city to visit the former school turned torture, interrogation and execution centre of Tuol Sleng. The history of that time is depicted in the thousands of S-21 portraits of victims that are on display at the Museum of Genocide, providing insights into the horrors of Cambodia under Pol Pot's rule. Finally, we'll take a journey back in time to the Cheung Ek Killing Fields, a memorial built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge. The rest of the evening is spent at leisure.

Meals Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Depart Phnom Penh

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

Meals Buffet Breakfast

Departure dates & prices 2019 Secrets of Cambodia - 7% discount on all dates

Trafalgar Brochure Price in Black from £1375

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red from £1279

Tel Trafalgar Reservations on 0800 533 5616 and quote Travel ref: TT55

These prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and Trafalgar want to ensure they offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to their Travel Experts now for more details. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TT55 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Trafalgar reservations on  0800 533 5616.

Starting in Siem Reap and ending in Phnom Penh

March 13

£1295
£1205

June 26

£1225
£1140

April 17

£1225
£1140

July 24

£1225
£1140

May 15

£1225
£1140

Starting in Siem Reap and ending in Phnom Penh

August 21

£1225
£1140

November 27

£1375
£1279

September 25

£1225
£1140

December 18

£1295
£1205

October 23

£1295
£1205

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single Supplement (add to price above): £360p.p Exceptions 27 Nov 19 : £430 p.p.

Please note: Itineraries and prices are subject to change and are based on availability. Please refer to Trafalgar brochures for booking conditions, other restrictions and page references not included in this website. All holidays subject to Trafalgar Worldwide Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on this website

Trafalgar Tours
Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Pehn

7 Day Escorted Holidays - 7% Discount

2019 prices from £1279

Delve into the layers of Cambodia's captivating culture, ancient lost capitals and rural villages, witnessing first-hand beautifully choreographed performances, local cooking customs and the centuries-old traditions that remain to this day. Embrace the effervescent energy of Phnom Penh with its colourful fusion of Khmer heritage and modern verve

This exciting 7 day Secrets of Cambodia escorted tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

Secrets of Cambodia

  • 7 days – 1 Country
  • Trip Style: Hidden Journey
  • Code: SOCO
  • From: £1279 (per person twin share)
  • Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation. 6 buffet breakfasts. 1 lunche (including Connect with Locals). 2 dinners.
  • All transfers shown

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of Phnom Penh

  • VISIT Siem Reap Old Town, the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Wat Damnak, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Cheung Ek Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Trip Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
    Catch a rare glimpse into traditional Khmer life and cuisine, enjoying lunch with a local family in their traditional 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. (Day 2)

  • DIVE INTO CULTURE
    At Peak Sneng Village observe the locals weaving hats from palm leaves (Day 4), cyclo tour around the streets of Phnom Penh (Day 5).

  • LOCAL SPECIALIST
    in Angkor Wat (Day 2), Phnom Penh (Day 6)

  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
    At Artisans d'Angkor, our visit contributes to creating job opportunities for disadvantaged rural youths (Day 2). Watch a spectacular show at the Phare Circus with young disadvantaged Cambodians who have been given the opportunity to train in visual arts and circus skills (Day 3). At Peak Sneng village meet the locals and discover some traditional Cambodian crafts (Day 4).

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Porterage and local charges included

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

Ways to Save

Book Early

  • Pay in full by 28 February 2019 and save up to 10%
  • Pay in full by 28 March 2019 and save up to 5%

Book Again

  • VIP - Travel as a past guest and unlock exclusive offers.
  • Save up to 2.5% when you book two or more trips. The more you book, the more you save.

Book Together

  • Save up to 10% on most trips for young travellers (5-17)

Please note: All of the above savings are in addition to the Travel 55 discount of 7% that comes when you book direct with Trafalgar using our code: TT55

Scheduled Flights

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Door to door UK transfers

Our complimentary and exclusive door to door airport transfers* let you start and end your holiday in complete comfort and style. Dedicated to you, your personal driver will arrive at your home to whisk you off in a private executive car – taking you directly to the airport. Of course, they look after your luggage for you too. And, at the end of your trip, you’ll be greeted by your driver at the airport for an uninterrupted return journey home in your private car.

Our private chauffeur service is included for airports within 150 miles of your home – and gives you the peace of mind you’ll arrive in time for your flight and that someone’s waiting for your return.

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