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Visit 11 places in the City included S21 & Killing Field

1. Visit 11 places in the City included S21 & Killing Field

Spend your day in Phnom Penh learning about the city's distant and recent past with a local guide. Enjoy a local lunch as you explore museums, parks, monuments, and the streets via a tuk tuk or van. First, stop at some of the most significant sites in Phnom Penh: Wat Phnom and Lady Penh Statue. Before visiting the actual Temple you will see the statue of Lady Penh, who Phnom Penh is named after. Learn her story before taking the steps up to the Wat (Temple). Next, see Wat Onnalom with your guide. Learn about its 15th century foundation. Learn why it is one of the most important monasteries in Phnom Penh. Continue to The National Museum to admire one of the best examples of traditional Cambodian architecture. Then you’ll see the outside of The Royal Palace and the public park in front, known as a local spot to relax and socialize. Next, the Cambodian Vietnam Friendship Monument commemorates the former alliance between the two countries. It is located not far from the Royal Palace in Botum Park. From here, you’ll continue to see the King Norodom Sihanouk Statue, which stands impressively on the largest park strip in Phnom Penh. Next, you’ll see the striking Independence Monument, representing independence of Cambodia from French colonization. The last stop before lunch is at the Genocide Museum. Then, make a lunch stop at a local restaurant before heading to the Killing Fields, followed by The Russian Market – a great place to pick up Khmer products for souvenirs. Finally, explore the satellite city or the “Paris to Phnom Penh”, Diamond Island. Along the way you will see the Patriarch of Monks Statue, the Buddhist Institute, the Cambodian Parliament Building, ChinaTown, and Upper and Lower Mekong Rivers and Tonle Bassac.

Phnom Penh's Ultimate Food Tour, Drinks & Tuk Tuk Included

2. Phnom Penh's Ultimate Food Tour, Drinks & Tuk Tuk Included

Looking for an unforgettable culinary experience in Phnom Penh? Our resident local foodie guide will collect you from your hotel in our tuk tuk and whisk you off to our first stop, a Cambodian noodle dish, dating back to the 13th century, served up by third generation local cooks in front of their house. We then take you to a ma and pa shop, streets side to sample 2 of the most quintessential Cambodian Street foods. Moving across the city we swing by for a snack and cold beer at small resto run by a young local couple who made good using social media. Heading down to explore the famous Russian Market Area, we enjoy a guided walk followed by the most delicious, smoky, sticky, sweet pork ribs in the capital. The owner even set up a 'chef's table' for us so we can watch all the action close up. We then head over to our main event at a family run restaurant where we will enjoy a banquet of dishes with locals, enjoying a live local band. Dessert is street side, our grandma and grandpa have been sitting at the same spot every evening for decades packing our succulent, sweet coconut dessert. Finally we head to a hidden garden to enjoy a creative cocktail, inspired by local Cambodian flavors. You can then chose to stay on, get dropped off anywhere in the city or back to your hotel, the night is yours! Come hungry!

Watch Live Kickboxing at National TV Stadium

3. Watch Live Kickboxing at National TV Stadium

Be picked up from your accommodation and arrive at the stadium in plenty of time before boxing begins. Sit ring side and be part of the electric atmosphere that is generated by both local and international fights on the card for the night. Kun Khmer or Pradal Serey is a style of kickboxing originating in Cambodia. It dates back to the 9th century and was taught to Angkor Warriors to defend Angkor Wat. It is a free fighting style consisting of stand-up strikes and clinches. There are min types of strikes; punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes. The clinch is used to wear down the opponent. The clinch opponents use short range kicks and elbow to dominate. Cambodian fighter tend to use more elbow strikes than other martial arts, with more victories coming from elbow strikes than any other strike.

Phnom Penh: Historical Guided Tour

4. Phnom Penh: Historical Guided Tour

Our driver and knowledgeable guide will be waiting for you at your hotel, ready to take you on an incredible journey. Royal Palace is your first stop are home to King Sihamoni and closed off to the public, but you will be able to visit the sacred Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex. This sacred site provides an opportunity to experience a unique part of Cambodian history, culture and art that no other place in the country can offer. Then, head to the Wat Phnom when exploring the city and it is a 14th-century Buddhist temple that stands at 27 meters tall, making it the highest religious structure in this area. This temple has a long history, offering visitors insight into the culture and religion of Cambodia. The complex features several highly decorated structures, including a large stupa at its center. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum will introduce you to the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Your expert guide will tell you the story of this period in detail, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of this dark chapter in Cambodia's history.

Phnom Penh Street Art & Morning Market Tour by Tuk Tuk

5. Phnom Penh Street Art & Morning Market Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the magic of Cambodia's capital city as it comes to life! We believe the best time to explore the local markets is in the morning, and we'd love for you to join us! We'll start by picking you up from your central hotel and taking you to our favorite local market, where you will be treated to a guided tour and your first scrumptious breakfast of the day (come hungry!). We'll also introduce you to local snacks and educate you on the often under-represented food culture of Cambodia. After breakfast, we'll forage through the streets of Phnom Penh in search of the Kingdom's finest hidden murals, and street art on a curated tour. There's been a prominent street art scene developing in the Kingdom for the past decade, part of the country's cultural renaissance. We'll visit over 40 different murals around the city and our guides will help you understand the cultural significance of the murals and how they express social commentary. We'll stop curbside for breakfast #2 with the local university crowd before our final stop - a thank you surprise. This tour is perfect for everyone, whether you're an art enthusiast or simply curious about the hidden gems of Phnom Penh and would like to get a little further under her skin. And the best part? All transport, guide, food and drinks are included, and we can cater to most special diets or allergies - just let us know in advance!

Battambang: Temples & Bat Caves Tour with Bamboo Train Ride

6. Battambang: Temples & Bat Caves Tour with Bamboo Train Ride

Start the tour at 8.00am at the your Hotel is the meeting point. The tour focuses on showing the "real" Cambodia how local families still make their living today. You'll learn how the families make rice paper, prahoc (typical Cambodian fish paste), grolan (sticky rice stuffed with bamboo), and other Cambodian treats. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the Battambang area is known for its high quality rice and oranges. A stopover will be made at Wat Ek Phnom. Wat Ek Phnom is a small, partially collapsed 11th-century temple surrounded by the remains of a laterite wall and an ancient baray (reservoir). Above the east portal to the central temple is a lintel showing the churning of the Ocean of Milk. This is a very popular picnic and pilgrimage destination for Khmers, especially on local holidays, and especially for women trying to conceive. You will return to Battambang around 12:30pm. Ride the Bamboo Train, an original means of transport on the railroad tracks - 2 axles with wheels, covered with a bamboo mat with padding. If there is oncoming traffic, the vehicle is simply lifted off the rails and then used again. The Bamboo Train stops at a small settlement. The people are very friendly, the children surround you and laugh and enjoy the pictures on the cameras. Wat Banan, a beautiful and serene Angkorian temple on a hilltop with great views. Then visit the only vine plantation in Cambodia, located on the way between the Banan Mountains and Battambang. The wine produced here can be tasted directly at the winery or in some restaurants. In the area there are other fruit plantations such as oranges, bananas, dragon fruit and many vegetable plantations. Continue to Phnom Sampeau, which can be reached via 150 steps. This temple is a pilgrimage site for Cambodians. Here was a Khmer Rouge front line. In the mountain there is a so-called Killing Cave, in which the Khmer Rouge murdered critics of the regime. The rock also has a large bat cave.

Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

7. Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

Explore Angkor Wat and visit the enchanting floating villages of Cambodia. See Ta Prohm jungle temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, and trek along tranquil forest roads that are inaccessible by car. View Cambodia's dense jungle from the top of Ta Keo Temple, built by the Khmers over 1,000 years ago. On this private 3-day tour visit the ancient Buddhist university of Preah Khan, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, and admire the famous island temple Neak Pean. Go boating on the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, and see one of Cambodia's famous floating markets as well as a crocodile farm. Experience the exquisite ‘Women’s Citadel’, then trek up Kbal Spean Hill to see the hidden waterfall and an 11th century carving of Hindu deities on the river bed. Then visit Banteay Samre Temple. Day 1: Ta Prohm /Ta Nei /Takeo/Angkor Thom/ Bayon (L) Morning visit to Ta Prohm. Continue to Tanei, a temple inaccessible by car, and then Ta Keo Temple. Afternoon visit to the Victoria Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, and Leper King Terrace, the enclosure of the Royal Palace. Also visit Phimean Akas Temple, Baphuon Temple, and the impressive Bayon Temple. Evening dinner at a local restaurant with an Apsara traditional dance performance. Day 2: Angkor Wat/Preah Khan/Floating Village (L/D) Morning visit to Angkor Wat. Continue to Preah Khan and Neak Pean. Afternoon visit to the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Day 3: Banteay Srei/Kbal Spean/Banteay Samre (L) Morning visit to Banteay Srei. Continue to Kbal Spean, and enjoy a picnic lunch and visit to a sugar palm farm to meet the local farmers. Visit Banteay Samre Temple. Return to the city, where the tour ends at your hotel.

From Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and Floating Village 3-Day Trip

8. From Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and Floating Village 3-Day Trip

Day 1: We should depart at 8:00 am from your accommodation and before taking you to the Angkor Archaeological Park, we will take you to buy the Angkor pass first and drive you to the last ancient capital city of the Khmer Empire names as Angkor Thom(Gigantic city) to visit beautiful stone temples such as BAYON( temple with many smiling faces), Terrace of Elephant, Royal Palace area, Terrace of Leper King and Baphoun( It is considered as largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom ). We will have lunch at a local restaurant opposite the Angkor Wat temple. After enjoying your lunch, we continue to explore the most spectacular Angkor Wat temple. If you prefer to watch the sunset, the best spot is Phnom Bakheng hill and we should arrive at the mountain's top before 4:30 pm. Day 2: You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am via a private A/C vehicle to Banteay Srei known as " ladies' temple". This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Stop at the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. Afterward, we continue to the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei and jungle temple of Beng Mealea. After all the crawling, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Cambodian food. After having a great lunch, then we'll go directly to see two main temples of Rolous Group like Bakong temple and Lolie temple and then continue to Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and back to your hotel in Siem Reap. Day 3: Please ask your hotel’s staff to pack a takeaway breakfast and we will pick you up at 4:40 am for the sunrise tour at Angkor Wat temple. In order to avoid the crowd, we will start to visit the jungle temple of Ta Prom known as ‘’Tomb raider temple” early and continue with other temples like Preah Khan (Father temple), Neak Pean Ta Som (Tree’s temple), East Mebon (10th century brick temple) and Pre Rup temple known as temple royal crematorium. Drop you off at your hotel.

Mekong Islands: Rural Half-Day Bike Tour

9. Mekong Islands: Rural Half-Day Bike Tour

Away from the tuk tuks, the motorbikes, the massages, the pizza and the bars, you will find a truly unique experience. It's as simple as going on a pedal through the Mekong Islands that lie just north of Phnom Penh. Return to the city with a new view on Phnom Penh and on Cambodia. If you can ride a bike, then you will love this ride. The distance is approximately 25 kilometers on mainly flat tracks and small roads. With your guide, you will stop often to chat with the locals and learn a little about what everyone is up to. There are lots of snack and water stops as well as some great river ferry crossings. Meet at the Areiksart Ferry Port at 7:45am with your camera, sunscreen and some comfortable clothing. You can find our shop location using the map below. After a short safety briefing and bike fitting, we'll make our way to the ferry departure point to begin our cycling adventure. We'll cross the river by ferry boat, making our way towards the north of Phnom Penh and the Silk Islands. Back on land, we enjoy a scenic and relaxing 20-25km ride through Cham Muslim communities on quiet back roads. The leisurely cycling is interspersed with some additional short ferry rides to reach the Mekong Islands and navigate among them. On the islands, we'll cycle through orchards and market gardens, enjoying the peaceful farmland and learning about the lives of the people who call the Silk Islands home. Along the way, we’ll park our bikes for some interesting cultural stops as we check out traditional village industries and get a better sense of authentic Cambodian life on these islands. This specially-crafted cycling route is sure to provide an informative and memorable cultural experience that will leave you with wonderful memories of Phnom Penh. A delicious local lunch of authentic regional Khmer food is included in the bike tour along with fresh fruit and water provided through the journey. After making our way back from the islands by ferry, you can expect to return to Phnom Penh around 12:30pm.

Angkor Wat: 2-Day Sunrise and Floating Village Tour

10. Angkor Wat: 2-Day Sunrise and Floating Village Tour

Day 1Begin with an early pickup and travel to the main entrance of the Angkor Wat. Admire the stunning sunrise over this ancient and mysterious complex. Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to marvel at the Bayon and Baphoun temples.  Hear historical facts about the place from your expert guide. Enjoy lunch before visiting the Terrace of the Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King. Visit the beautiful Ta Prohm Temple and the  Banteay Kdei temple on your way back. Day 2Visit Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Next, head off towards the floating village and discover the tall, stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, and the natural landscape of the Mangrove Forest. Enjoy an optional tour through the flooded Mangroves forest and experience the local fauna and flora. Finally, admire the breathtaking sunset over the lake at the end of the day.

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Amazing tour with two very special tour guides! Day 1 was guided by Sen, he was very informative and seemed to really enjoy his job! He knew pretty much everything you could want to know about the 4 temples we visited. I highly recommend asking questions as well! Our second day was hosted by T and he was also a very kind and outgoing guide! We took a trip to Tonle Sap Lake and watched the sunset. I would recommend both tours to travelers visiting Siem Reap. I will say, they do allow you too take many photos but sometimes that does get in the way, but the guides don’t mind if you wander from the group periodically so I’d say make sure you prioritize whatever you wish yo do!!

Excellent service and a very interesting tour. The temples of Angkor are amazing, however, I doubt a person would get so much from the tour if it were not for the first class tour guide. Entertaining and informative throughout and most importantly clear English language skills. Both driver and guide were most friendly and helpful. Pickup and drop off back at my hotel were perfectly timed. I definitely recommend Siem Reap Shuttle company.

a professional enjoyable experience from start to finish. Prompt pickup service in first class transport. Both driver and guide spoke excellent English and the guide was obviously well versed in the history and culture of the Angkorian era. Very much recommended. It’s a pity I didn’t have time to try one of their other tours.

This was a great tour, and both our guides on the 2 days, Sen for the Angkor temples and Teah for the lake were great. they gave us lots of details and information and kept us entertained the whole time. Day 1 is a very early start, so recommend carrying some snacks.

We had a great day with our guide Yib Phana who was very knowledgeable not only about the temples but also about the history of Cambodia. We definitely recommend this great tour !