Cambodia Holiday with Monk Blessing (5 days)
FROM: $812
US$ 991 per person (based on a group of 2 people)
US$ 862 per person (based on a group of 4 people)
US$ 812 per person (based on a group of 6 people)

Code: E-CTHBS0000
Tour Style: Relaxation & Wellness
Duration: 5 days
Difficulty Comfort Exclusivity

Travel through South East Asia, especially having the holiday at Indochna countries such as Cambodia you will see thousand of Buddhist monasteries. Want to know about the distinctive features of Buddhism in Cambodia? Also, do you desire to knowabout the most famous Buddhist sites of Cambodia? Here is the best chance to visit the monks and having some activities perform by the monk such as blessing ceremony or springkling holly water ceremony and so on. In the meantime you will explore Cambodia from visiting the capital Phnom Penh and the village on the island of Mekong known as “Golden Silk Island” and ending by visiting Angkor at Siem Reap.   

Trip Grade:

Easy - Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility.


Best Travel Time:

There are two seasons in Cambodia, wet and dry. From early May to the end of October is the rainy season. It often rains heavily but for short periods of time, mostly later in the day or during the night, after which the sun returns. The rain cools the air and freshens up the lush green of the rice plantations. It is cooler in the dry season, which runs from early November to early February, when it starts heating up again, building to the hottest month of April. So the best time for rain lovers is between May and October and from November to early March for those who like it dry and cool.


Trip Tips:

When visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda as well as other temples, be sure to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking as well as sometimes climbing steep stairs.


When in Phnom Penh need to spend some time at the restaurants are located on the Mekong Riverfront to enjoy and having at list a can of Angkor beer or coffee follow by the lovely scenery of the rivers.

Brief Itinerary   
Day 01: Phnom Penh – Arrival
Day 02: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 04: Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 05: Siem Reap – Departure

Day 01: Phnom Penh – Arrival
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in.

In the afternoon you will proceed for a cyclo tour around Wat Phnom, then visit and enjoy the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda with a floor that has more than 5,000 silver tiles!
Also, as a testament to the horrifying legacy of the Khmer Rouge, you will tour the Tuol Sleng museum, which was a former school turned concentration camp.

If time permits, will move on to the Russian market where the sights and smells will fill your senses in the narrow aisles and passionate locals.

Tonight, you will enjoy with a welcome dinner on a Kanika boat cruising along the Mekong & Tonle Sap Rivers.

Overnight at the hotel
(Dinner included)

Day 02: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap K6 115 at 1520 / 1605 or K6 117 at 1800 / 1845

After having breakfast in the morning, you will be transferred to the Golden temple for the fun cycling to the Mekong Island, by crossing the Mekong River on the ferry. Continue cycling across the Mekong River Island to see its beach and its handicrafts community of silk weavers, wood-carvers, potters, painters, and jewelry makers.
The beach isn't spectacular by Southeast Asian standards, but it is convenient for Phnom Penh getaways. Enjoy lunch in the community by the river bank before return to hotel. 

In the afternoon, you will transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival you will be met and welcome and then be checked at your hotel.  Tonight, you will enjoy the Apsara Performance, which depicts the Khmer mythology.

Overnight at the hotel
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor
You will rise up early in the morning, meet the guide at the lobby and then visit the temple that is surrounded by a dense jungle named “ Preah Khan”, where you will enjoy the sounds of birds, gibbons and monkeys that are chatting early with the sun glimmering on the water and trees. Then, continue with a short cycling to the Tanai temple and enjoy a picnic breakfast at the temple. Continue to visit the jungle temple of Ta Promh and the Angkor National Museum. The Angkor National Museum takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom, through the state of the multimedia art technology that provides the visitors a full picturesque story of the legend that will provide a deep pleasure.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy driving your own ATV (Quad Bike) for 4 hours through the lovely countryside and villages and see the local life, almost untouched by a fast changing Asia with the flat terrain. The driving will be passing Western Baray, which is used to collect the rain water for irrigation as well as been popular for the locals for their picnic and swimming.

Eventually, continue driving the ATV to Wat Svay Romeat for the blessing ceremony that is provided by the monks that will bring you good luck, prosperity and happiness.

Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 04: Siem Reap – Angkor
In the morning and after having breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the amazing Angkor Wat temple that is surrounded by a gigantic man made moat, which is the symbol of Nirvana and has been used as a funerary temple in the past.Then, continue to visit the Banteay Samre temple and climb up the Phnom Bok hilltop temple and enjoy the packed lunch on top of the hill. Then, relax with the wonderful surrounding scenery.

In the afternoon, you will explore Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Entrance will be from the Western Entrance, where the four faces of Buddha and the flanking statue of gods and demons can be seen. The exploration continues from the Terraces of Elephant and the Leper King to the Baphuon temple just re-opened to the public on 2011 June after 50 years of restoration.
The day will finish by visiting the main temple of Bayon, who has similarities of the 216 gigantic faces of the temple's towers to other statues of the king, which has led many scholars to the conclusion that the faces are the representations of Jayavarman VII himself, and others have stated that the faces belong to the bodhisattva of compassion called Avalokitesvara or Lokesvara. 

Tonight you will enjoy the Phare, The Cambodian Circus, then transfer for dinner.

Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


Day 05: Siem Reap – Departure
Leaving from hotel early in the morning and visiting the floating village of Chong Khneas, where you will see the fisherman and fishmongers barter their products in the busy traffic on the water ways and the fisherman return to the dock from fishing. Young students row their wooden canoe to the floating school, boat trader sell their vegetable or meats to the habitants of the village, who live a simple and happy life, followed by our seasonal fruits basket.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and be free or relax by the pool, or visit the Old Market. In the afternoon will be free at your leisure till your departure transfer.

(Breakfast & Lunch included)

 This tour is private and can be tailor-made to suit your travel needs. As a result the price is quoted in US dollars and shown on a per-person basis. The 'Price From' quoted above is for parties of 2, 4 and 6 people and for accommodation in 3 star hotels. The final price will be privately quoted, based on the number in your party, your preferred time of travel, grade of hotel and any additional services requested. Please click on the BOOK NOW button and fill in the booking form, after which one of our travel consultants will customize the best value holiday for you.

We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. All of our prices are calculated on a twin-shared basis. As a guide, Travel Loops defines hotel grades as follows:
>>Superior Level (3 star hotels in good locations): > 60 USD/room/night
>>Deluxe Level (4 star hotels): > 110 USD/room/night
>>Luxury Level (5 star hotels): > 180 USD/room/night.
Price based on twin shared accommodation.
Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
More people means more discount. Please enquire for more details

    Tour prices based on superior level (3 Star Hotel)
Group Size Price Per Person In USD based on twin / Double roon share
6 People  US$ 812 per person
4 People  US$ 862 per person
2 People  US$ 991 per person
1. Entrance Fees.
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
2. Meals.
All meals as specified in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
When the meals are not included in the program, our guides will be more than happy to recommend one from our list of approved restaurants. While not always possible, we endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Asian breakfasts are available; however, there may be occasions when only an Asian-style breakfast is available in some of the more remote locations.
3. Flights, Private Transfers & Airport Pick-up and drop-off.
Domestic flights from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap with tax, Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as mentioned in the itinerary).
4. Professional Tour Guide.
As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city and will remain with you throughout your stay in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
5. Accommodation.
Hotel costs are based on double occupancy of one twin room. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Asian breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless otherwise specified.
6. Airport Tax, Fuel Fee, Service Charge & Government Taxes.
7. Arrangements Fees.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

1. International Airfares.
Any International flight or train tickets and tax.
2. Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar,Thailand or Laos Entry Visa Fees.
3. Excess Baggage Charges.
Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm.
4. Personal Expenses.
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as Tips and gratuities, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals that are not included in the tour itinerary.
5. Meals.
Any meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
6. Single Room Supplement.

7. Travel Insurance.

8. Payment fees.
The hotels listed below are just our suggestions offering the best value for this trip according to the hotel category chosen., but Travel Loops also offers more options to cater for different grades, personal taste, and budget. Please let us know if you have any specific choice of hotels, or personal preferences/requirements.
Note: Our first choice for each level of accommodation has been highlighted in orange. As mentioned above our selection criteria are based on: prior client reviews, hotel management and staff training, facilities maintenance, location, business relationship and advantages given exclusively to our clients on price and service.
------------    Superior Level (3*)    --------------
Phnom Penh  Cara Hotel  3*  Superior 
Phnom Penh Lux Riverside 3* Superior
Phnom Penh Salita Hotel 3* Superior
Phnom Penh   Anise Hotel 3*  Superior 
Siem Reap Steung Siem Reap Hotel 3* Superior 
Siem Reap Prum Bayon Hotel 3* Superior 
Siem Reap Angkor Home 3*  Superior  
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap 3*   Superior  
Siem Reap Casa Angkor 3*  Superior 
 --------------     Deluxe Level (4*)     --------------
 Phnom Penh Phnom Penh Hotel 4* Superior 
 Phnom Penh Amanjaya Pancam   4* Junior Suite Room 
 Phnom Penh Sunway  4* Superior 
Phnom Penh   Himawari  4*  Superior  
Phnom Penh  Queen Hotel   4*  Superior 
 Siem Reap Tara Angkor 4*  Superior 
Siem Reap  Angkor Miracle 4*  Deluxe Poolview 
Siem Reap  Angkor Paradise 4*   Superior
Siem Reap  Borei Angkor 4*  Superior 
Siem Reap Shinta Mani 4* Superior 
 --------------    Luxury Level (5*)    --------------
Phnom Penh  Raffle Le Royal   5*  Stateroom 
 Phnom Penh Sofitel Phnom Penh 5*  Superior 
Phnom Penh Intercontinental 5*   Superior 
Siem Reap Victoria Angkor 5*  Superior 
Siem Reap Raffles Grand D´Angkor 5*  Superior 
Siem Reap Sofitel Phokeetra 5*  Superior 
Siem Reap Park Hyatt 5*   Superior 
Siem Reap Le Meridien 5*  Superior 
--------------    Boutiques & Resorts    --------------
Phnom Penh   The Plantation  4*   Superior  
Phnom Penh   White Mansion 4*   Superior 
 Phnom Penh The Governor´s House 5*   Superior 
 Phnom Penh The Villa Paradiso  4*   Superior 
Phnom Penh La Rose 4*   Superior 
Phnom Penh La Maison d´Ambre 4*   Superior 
Siem Reap Navutu Dreams  4*  Explorer Room 
Siem Reap  Memoires D´Angkor 4*  Superior 
Siem Reap Mulberry  4*  Suite 
Siem Reap Natura Resort 4* Villa
Siem Reap La Residence D' Angkor   5*  Superior  
Siem Reap The Sothea 5* Superior  
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