A Land Before Time Travel Trip Notes

At Imaginative Traveller we always aim to provide accurate information for our travellers. Unfortunately information such as the price of optional activities is occasionally subject to change, and this means that we are constantly revising our trip notes. In order to ensure that you have the most up to date information for your trip we suggest that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure.

Trip code : GTCA
Trip valid from : 01/01/2013
Trip valid until : 31/12/2015
Trip length : 6
Trip starts in : Phnom Penh , Cambodia
Trip ends in : Siem Reap
Maximum group size : maximum 16

highlights

  • Wedding bells
  • Phnom Penh's history
  • Angkor Thom's stone-carved human faces
  • Tuol Sleng Prison Museum
  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat
  • Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Phnom Penh

If you Google, ‘inspirational quotes about Angkor Wat’ you get… absolutely nothing. So do us a favour and make some up after you’ve seen it.(Was Cambodia & Ancient Angkor)

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Day
1-2

Phnom Penh

Eat your heart out, starting with a nom banh chok from a local street vendor. Phnom Penh is a quirky mix of romantic Indo-China charm, poverty, modern development, friendly locals and cheeky tuk-tuk drivers. Tonight there will be a group meeting at 6pm.Take a cyclo sightseeing tour of Phnom PenhYou may want to do an optional activity visiting the Royal Palace and reminders of the Khmer Rouge atrocities - the Choeung Ek Killing Fields and the infamous Tuol Sleng Genocide MuseumVisit the Central Market, located in an old French colonial building - a good place to look for clothing or sarongsEnjoy the rest of the day exploring Phnom Penh cityPerhaps stop by the temple of Wat Phnom, the National Museum and the French QuarterEnjoy a home-cooked meal in a family's home

Day
3-5

Siem Reap - Angkor

Time for the main event, which kicks off with sunset over the temples. A local tour guide will show you the ropes then you've got a free day to explore. How many faces can you count at Bayon?Day 3Leave Phnom Penh on a public bus and head towards Siem ReapWalk around town on an orientation of Siem Reap and enjoy some local snacksDay 4Take an informative day-long tour of the Angkor complex, visiting the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm and, of course, Angkor WatDay 5Free time to do some exploring of your ownOptional visit to the rose-coloured Banteay Srei TemplePerhaps visit Banteay Srei, located about 30 kilometres north of Siem Reap - considered to be the best preserved of all of Cambodia’s templesOptional trip with into the countryside to discover facets of rural life with a local site guideOptional boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake, passing floating fishing villagesKick back in Siem Reap and just wander around the town, visiting its market, shops and restaurantsGet your heart pumping with the flight of the Gibbon zip line adventure where you can feel like a bird flying through the jungle.

Day
6

Siem Reap

After all that walking, get an optional pedicure Siem Reap style as thousands of little fish nibble your tootsies. Grab any last minute scarves/DVDs/wooden bowls/art at the night market before heading home.The trip finishes today after breakfast

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While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.

trip-grade

RAW

Our Raw tours are best suited for those with a sense of adventure, are willing to step outside their comfort zone and don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. For independent travellers who want to travel with others. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart who has an open mind, an eye on the budget and a nose for adventure. Authentic experiences that expand the mind rather than hold the hand.

Style Facts

  • The freedom to explore without breaking the bank
  • Time to do your own thing – or join in optional group activities
  • YOU choose where YOU want to eat
  • Basic accommodation
  • A variety of public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

Basic

Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.

Style Facts

  • Plenty of free time to explore independently
  • Optional activities to suit your budget
  • Freedom to choose your own meals
  • Simple famliy run hotels
  • Mostly public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

This tour is operated by our partners Geckos Adventures

included

  • Expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
  • Cyclo sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh.
  • Guided day Visit to the Angkor complex: Angkor Wat, South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King and Ta Prohm.- Sightseeing (including entrance fees where relevant): Phnom Penh - Ruol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, Siem Reap - Angkor archaeological zone (1-day pass).
  • Free time to explore Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
  • Dinner at a local family's home.

not-included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

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Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.

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