Arrive at Phnom Penh international airport and meet your driver. Together with your guide start a day tour of Phnom Penh’s most noticeable attractions. Visit the National Museum first and learn more about Cambodia’s early years with a curator of the museum. This professional historian knows the artifacts and history like no one else and is a wealth of information. After the museum visit enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Phnom Penh’s top restaurants.
In the afternoon continue to the Royal Palace, which is together with the Silver Pagoda the most striking building in the capital and considered as some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. The Royal Palace is home to the current King Sihamoni. The neighboring Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. The floor consists of 5,329 solid silver tiles to which the building owes its name.
Continue afterwards to the Killing Fields also known as Cheung Ek, which was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation.
After this intriguing visit, return by car to the airport where the helicopter awaits you to bring you back to Sihanoukville airport. Once there, your guide and driver will safely bring you back to the port.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - All citizens from European Union countries, USA and Canadians may obtain visas on arrival. Visas can be done by the cruise lines but it is recommended to apply beforehand. This saves a lot of time (and money), which is especially appreciated if you have a short amount of time to explore Cambodia.
- This tour does not cover any visa fees or visa processing.