DAY 01: Arrival in Siem Reap
(We suggest booking a flight which arrives early in Siem Reap.)
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you will be met before passing through immigrations by your personal assistant and guide to Cambodia. A fast track process will avoid the queues and formalities of the process and will bring you directly to your hotel with private transportation.
Welcome to Siem Reap – the Cradle of Angkor Civilization. You will start your visit with a trip to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of the Temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit Angkor National Museum and one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, the Angkor Wat. Then view a wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner accompanied by a Khmer Apsara Dance Show at Angkor Village Theatre and stay overnight at a hotel in Siem Reap. Accommodations at the hotel.
DAY 02: Siem Reap Tours
After breakfast at your hotel, we continue the tour with a visit to the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, and Neak Poan. Then we visit Krovan, the Royal Baths of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap. Accommodations at the hotel.
DAY 03: Siem Reap Tours
After breakfast at the hotel, we board a boat at Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, and one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. From there, we drive on to explore the mysterious jungle-clad Beng Mealea, thought to be a blueprint for Angkor Wat and built under the control of Suryavarman II. This temple is in a much collapsed state and is still largely overgrown by the jungle, and as a result, creating an impressive atmospheric feel perfect for an afternoon photography session. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Accommodations at the hotel.
DAY 04: Siem Reap – Song Saa Private Island
After breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer to Siem Reap international airport to take a short flight to Sihanouk Ville. Upon arrival at Sihanouk Ville airport, you will met and transferred by private road to the Sihanouk Ville port and then continue by private boat to Song Saa private island. Overnight at the resort on the island. Accommodations at the resort.
DAY 05: Song Saa Private Island
Song Saa Private Island sits in Cambodia’s Koh Rong archipelago, which is made up of mostly uninhabited islands – oases of virgin rainforests, coral reefs and pure white beaches. Song Saa is Cambodia’s first private island resort, and aims to set a high standard of luxury, environmental sustainability and community wellbeing though its conservation and sustainable livelihood programs. While the island feels secluded, it is only 35 to 40 minutes away from Sihanoukville via the resort’s luxurious speedboat. Song Saa Private Island provides luxury transfers from the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville with its fleet of BMW 5 Series speedboats, with a journey time of approximately 3.5 hours.
The resort: The resort spans two discreet islands called Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, which are referred to collectively as ‘Song Saa’ – Khmer for The Sweethearts. The islands are connected by a footbridge over a private marine reserve established to safeguard the islands’ reefs and marine life, including dugongs, turtles, seahorses and tropical fish. The resort features 27 one-and-two-bedroom jungle, ocean-view and over-water villas, which are designed around the theme of a Cambodian fishing village, but with all the luxuries and modern conveniences you would expect of a world-class resort. The use of natural finishes throughout helps the resort blend seamlessly into its surroundings and, wherever possible, recycled and sustainable materials have been used.
- King-size beds, complete with the highest quality linen
- Exquisite bathrooms, complete with twin bathtubs and indoor showers
- Outdoor showers to make the most of the tropical climate
- Indulgent Aesop skin, hair and body care products
- 15-minute foot ritual during the guest’s stay on the island
- Wi-Fi access
- Generously stocked mini-bar
- Mini wine cellar
- A safe for valuable possessions
- Espresso machines
- Integrated Bose sound system complete with an iPod dock
Accommodations at the island resort.
DAY 06: Song Saa Private Island – Phnom Penh Departure via Private Transfer
(There is no guide.) Breakfast will be at the hotel. You have free leisure time until it is time to transfer to the Phnom Penh Airport for your departure flight to your ongoing destination. Sihanouk Ville – Phnom Penh: 230 km / 4 hr. drive estimated.