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Great Tour Around The Lake Via Kratie - 13 Days

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  • Phnom Penh
  • Kratie
  • Siem Reap
  • Battambang
Make a trip around the Great Lake via Kratie, Siem Reap and Battambang with a real discovery of the capital. In Phnom Penh, go on a cruise and have lunch on the Mekong River. Visit the local market, the Colonial District, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.

Kratie lies on the banks of the sleepy Mekong River, famous for its rare freshwater dolphins. This is followed by the temple of Preah Vihear the "sacred sanctuary", which is situated atop a 525 meters cliff in the Dangrek mountains.

Then, three whole days exploring the Angkor archeological site and return to the Phnom Penh capital via Battambang city. The diversity of excursion in this great trip illustrates the true overviews of the Khmer culture and life.
Day 1 Arrival in Phnom Penh 2 hours 3 Star Hotel

On your arrival, our guide greets you with your name signboard. We bring you to your hotel and brief you on important information, especially about the trip progress. Check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2 Phnom Penh Discovery 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

After a relaxing night, you will get ready for an enjoyable trip in Phnom Penh city. Wake up early in the morning and visit the Royal Palace. The royal residence moved from the former capital Oudong in 1863. Then, visit the Silver Pagoda ("Temple of the Emerald-Crystal Buddha").

Next, continue with the Central Market which was recently renovated by France. Around noon: enjoy an authentic meal in a restaurant at the edge of the Mekong. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum, the Ounalom Pagoda (the most important pagoda in Phnom Penh), the Colonial District (if time permits) and finally the Wat Phnom (Pagoda on the Hill).

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 3 Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

At 8:00 am, departure to Kampong Cham, approximately 130 km. Discover a village located in the most populated agricultural province of Cambodia. The road passes through Skun village, a transit place where you will meet any kind of travelers.

A few kilometers before reaching the provincial town, burn incense sticks in the legendary hills of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei. You will be welcomed by monkeys, which are living here. Discovery of the temple dedicated to Buddha. Visit Cheung Kok, a small and a typical village of 600 souls. Depending on the season: discover the amazing bamboo bridge that connects the city to the quiet island of Koh Paen.

Overnight in Kampong Cham.

Day 4 Kampong Cham - Kratie 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

Road to Kratie via Chlong, a former district of the timber trade. Along the way, visit Chup Rubber plantation and its old manufacture of Michelin. On arrival, take a unique moment in a boat on the Mekong river to observe freshwater dolphins. This endangered species suffers from an inexplicable high mortality rate of the pup, inbreeding, diseases and habitat destruction, especially fishing nets. Possibility to climb the Sambok’s hill for a panoramic view of the region.

Optional: visit the ''One Hundred Columns'' pagoda (in Khmer: Wat Sorsor Muy Roi) and the tomb of the princess Kror Pom Chuk who was, according to legend, killed by a crocodile.

Overnight at hotel on the riverbank.

Day 5 Kratie - Stung Treng - Preah Vihear 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

Road to Preah Vihear, the "holy sanctuary". Stop on the road and discover the border town of Stung Treng. Cross the Mekong by the bridge inaugurated in 2015. You have a short break in the Sraem village.

In the afternoon, drive to the Preah Vihear, a temple built and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Drive by 4WD heading to the temple's entrance, then continue on foot. On the peak, explore the wonderful panoramic view of a Cambodian plain. Return back to Sraem village.

Overnight in Sraem.

Day 6 Preah Vihear - Koh Ker - Beng Méaléa - Siem Reap 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

Departure to Koh Ker, an impressive and abandoned temple situated at 120 km from Siem Reap. After a short break in a hammock, continue the visit with to the forgotten temple of Beng Mealea (Flower in the pond) built nearby the ancient royal highway.

Before arriving in Siem Reap, visit a fantastic and unique village of fishermen in Kampong Pluk, a village bearing 6 months on the water and cut off from the world (only accessible by boat). Arrive in Siem Reap in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7 Roluos Group and Banteay Srei Temples 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

Start your day by discovering the archaeological park of the ancient Khmer empire. Adjust on-the-spot the visit with the guide according to your desire and curiosity (you can also follow the chronological order of the constructions).

Visit Roluos group temples and the Banteay Srei temple (Citadel of the women). On the way back, let's have a walk in a butterfly farm and make a tour of some small temples (Banteay Samre, Prasat Prei, Prasat Tor)

Dinner with «Apsara» show offered.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 8 Ta Prohm and other temples 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

This whole day is devoted to the visit of the temples located in small and grand circuits: Kravan, Ta Nei, Bat Chum, Srah Srang. Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Pre Roup, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Prasat Pithu, Preah Khan, Preah Palilay and Bakheng for the sunset. These religious temples were built during different periods with a great variety of styles.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 9 Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat and other Legacies 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

This day is devoted to the famous Angkor Wat temple and the temples in the former capital Angkor Thom: Bayon, Baphuon, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Leper King, Phimeanakas, Chau Say Tevada, Thommanon, Tanei and Takeo.
Option: depending on the time left; visit a silk farm (silkworm breeding, traditional weaving, etc.) without extra charge.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10 Siem Reap - Chong Kneas - Battambang 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

Full day boat trip: start at Chong Kneas Pier, you will be transferred to Battambang by a private boat. Cross the Tonle Sap lake and continue by the Sangker river along Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, and through the flooded forest (6 to 8 hours of motorboat depending on the season). If low water or if you don’t want to spend too much time on the boat, there is the possibility to reach Battambang by the road.

Overnight in Battambang.

Day 11 Battambang: Colonial City 10 hours 3 Star Hotel

Early morning, on tuk tuk: visit the central market, one of the markets built during the French protectorate. Along the Sangke river, spend a full morning with the Prohoc Market, Samroung Knong Pagoda and Ek Phnom temple. You will meet local people and find out their way of life. In the afternoon: drive to Prasat Banon, an attractive 12th-century temple perched on the peak of a hill. Road to Phnom Sampeou. On the top, a set of temples full of monkeys. You will see the “deep canyon of ghosts”, formerly used as mass graves during the Khmer Rouge regime.

Overnight in Battambang.

Day 12 Battambang - Pursat - Kampong Chhnang - Phnom Penh 10 hours

Leave Battambang city in the early morning. On the way to Phnom Penh, pass through the town of Pursat. Stop at Krokor market, famous for its fish products. Visit by riverboat Kampong Luong, a surprising floating city of 12,000 inhabitants.

Continue the road through the Kampong Chhnang province, famous for its floating villages and its potteries. Then, see the sight of Oudong, a former Khmer capital. Visit the village of the goldsmiths in Kampong Luong.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13 Leaving Phnom Penh 10 hours

At 8:00 am: the car will drive you to Silk Island, a haven of peace at 15 km from Phnom Penh. We have to cross the Mekong by ferry. In almost all the traditional stilt houses, women are weaving silk and cotton fabrics.

Option on the way back: visit the Russian Market; visit the museum S21, the notorious center of torture and interrogation under the Khmer Rouge regime. By late afternoon: transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.

what’s included
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel with daily breakfast
  • Government approved English or French speaking guide
  • Private transportation with AC vehicle
  • Entrance fee
  • Private boat from Siem Reap to Battambang
  • Sunset cruise on day 1
  • Lunch on day 1 and dinner on day 5
  • Back up support from Khuon Tour office
  • Water and refreshment towels
what’s excluded
  • Local or International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharges for different language speaking guide
  • Bank fees (as charged by intermediate and overseas bank)
  • Additional or alternative routing requested by guest
  • Tips and gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Surcharge for Single room
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above cost includes
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Tour Type Private Tour  
Duration 13 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & French
meeting/Start point Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cancellation Full payments for this trip needs to be received upon confirmation of the tour. The tour can be cancelled without charge 1 week prior to departure. The tour can be amended to another day free of charge up to 48 hours prior to departure.
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Khuon-Tour / Product Category: Culture, nature
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