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Luxury Cambodia Honeymoon

Luxury Cambodia Honeymoon

Luxury Cambodia Honeymoon Overview

Indulge yourselves on a cultural and beach honeymoon in Cambodia. Learn about the history of this charming country, see the sunrise over Angkor Wat, take a sunset cruise at Angkor Thom, connect with locals and relax at an exclusive island resort in Cambodia’s South Coast.

Luxury Cambodia Honeymoon

Indulge yourselves on a cultural and beach honeymoon in Cambodia. Learn about the history of this charming country, see the sunrise over Angkor Wat, take a sunset cruise at Angkor Thom, connect with locals and relax at an exclusive island resort in Cambodia’s South Coast.

Touring style: Private basis with English speaking guide and driver

Best time to travel: November to March

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival. Afternoon sightseeing

On arrival in Phnom Penh, our driver and guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Explore Phnom Penh, a chaotic energetic and always fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras. Visit Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the capital. Continue the tour with an insight into Cambodia’s cultural heritage with a visit to the Royal Palace and the adjacent Silver Pagoda also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the elegant National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer Art.

For dinner, indulge in a delicious Khmer Dinner at Malis Restaurant, one of Phnom Penh’s finest places to taste Cambodian food. Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, near the Independence Monument, you can choose to dine in the outdoor courtyard or in air-conditioned comfort. The tables surround a beautiful tropical garden with flowering frangipanis and a trickling water feature beside a giant statue of Buddha, abiding by the principles of Feng Shui.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Distance and journey times:

Phnom Penh Airport - Phnom Penh (11 km): 20 mins

Day 2: Phnom Penh sightseeing

Start the day by learning about a chapter from Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Museum. Formerly the Tuol Svay Prey High School, in 1975, this became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime - at that time known as Security Prison 21, or simply S-21. Finally, one of Phnom Penh’s two great markets; The Central Market, located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building or the sprawling Russian Market.

There will be time today to browse around in one of Phnom Penh’s two great markets; The Central Market, located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building or the sprawling Russian Market.

Return to your hotel, where you may wish to indulge in a spa treatment.

This evening, enjoy a traditional dance performance by the Cambodian Living Arts.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 3: Fly to Siem Reap. Sunset cruise at Angkor Thom

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Start your afternoon tour of the Angkor Temples with a visit to the 12th century Ta Prohm, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.

Discover Angkor Thom: The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple.

Take a relaxing cruise in a gondola paddle boat at the moat of Angkor Thom. Enjoy a spectacular sunset at Prasat Chroung temple accompanied by cocktails, champagne, canapés, and soft drinks.

Return to the hotel for a chance to freshen up.

We suggest dinner at Mahob, serving traditional Khmer cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients.Located in a cosy garden setting surrounded by trees, flowers and a lotus pond away from the hustle and bustle of Pub Street, MAHOB is set in a traditional wooden house just a few minutes from the centre of town, and five minutes from Angkor Wat.

Distance and journey times:

Siem Reap Airport - Siem Reap (8 km): 15 mins

Siem Reap – Temples (6 km): 10 mins

Day 4: Angkor Wat

Start the day with the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat, the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, it impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface with some 1,700 Apsaras or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.

This evening, enjoy a performance of Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Phare, The Cambodian Circus’ shows are inspired by the real-life experiences of its creators and performers and deal with themes such as war, discrimination, relationships, poverty and ghosts.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Beng Mealea and Tonle Sap boat trip

Beng Mealea, located 65 km from Siem Reap is a quiet overgrown temple set in the dense jungle.

Continue with a private boat trip on Tonlé Sap. Board a local boat and visit the village of Kampong Kleang where fishermen and their families live in stilted houses among the petrified mangrove forests and waterways.

Return to Siem Reap for a little time to relax in the afternoon.

This evening, we suggest dinner at the Apsara Terrace (Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor) accompanied by a majestic performance of Cambodian dances and Khmer martial art.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Distance and journey times:

Siem Reap – Beng Mealea (65 km): 01h & 30 mins

Siem Reap-Kampong Khleang (55 km): 1hr 20 mins

Day 6: Banteay Srei

Start the day with a visit to the pretty temple of Banteay Srei, the best-preserved temple in Cambodia, displaying fine examples of classical Khmer art with its remarkable bas-reliefs.

Visit Les Artisans d’Angkor, a craft shop which teaches local apprentices traditional woodcarving, stone carving, and lacquerware painting. Take a tour of the workshops and learn about the craft processes before browsing in the stylish gift shop.

We suggest dinner tonight at the Embassy Restaurant, an exclusive fine-dining experience.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Distance and journey times:

Siem Reap – Banteay Srei (37 km): 45 mins

Day 7: Fly to Sihanoukville and speedboat to Song Saa Island

Morning at leisure. Enjoy a spa treatment or a massage at the hotel, relax with a book in the exotic gardens or explore the local markets.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Sihanoukville.

Board a speedboat to the private island of Song Saa.

Stay 4 nights

Distance and journey times:

Siem Reap - Siem Reap Airport (8 km): 15 mins

Sihanoukville Airport - Sihanoukville (18 km): 25 mins

Day 8 to 10: Song Saa Island

Enjoy the day free at leisure.

Activities included in your rate are:

  • Snorkelling around the resort
  • Sea kayaking
  • Bird watching from sister island Koh Bong
  • In Villa Movie Experience
  • Sunrise yoga
  • Song Saa Conversation & Community Programme
  • Island Safari
  • Song Saa Rainforest Encounter
  • Koh Kong Rainforest Encounter
  • Marine Safari
  • Buddhist ceremonies
  • Song Saa cultural experiences

Excursions that require additional payments are:

  • Koh Rong Beach picnic
  • Guided snorkelling around Coral Reef Island
  • Five Mile Beach excursion
  • Speedboat hire
  • Kayak mangrove tour
  • Song Saa sanctuaries

Overnight at Song Saa Private Island.

Day 11: Departure

Take the speedboat to Sihanoukville and continue by road to Phnom Penh Airport for departure.

Your honeymoon is special. Your plans may already involve culture and natural beauty, adventure, a stunning, world-class spa resort or a combination of all. Whatever your dream let us help you create a tailor-made honeymoon experience for you to treasure forever. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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