Divine Phnom Penh in Half a Day

Divine Phnom Penh
in Half a Day

Historically thriving, Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian
capitals. This former colonial playground has created its atmosphere over the years,
where French influences are intertwined with its Buddhist foundations.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Experience the famous Cambodian hospitality and a mixture of Asian-Franco exotique in the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

Situated at the confluence of three great rivers Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac, Phnom Penh is the commercial, political and cultural hub of the country and is home to some cherished sites that shaped the Khmer empire up until today. If half a day is all you have to see of what Phnom Penh has to offer, then this is the tour for you.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Divine Phnom Penh in Half a Day

08:00 - 12:00
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14:00 - 18:00

Depending on the location of your hotel, the route may differ in order to create the most efficient way to see examples, such as the National Museum, which houses over 5,000 Khmer artefacts and ancient antiques from different Angkorian periods (from the 4th to the 13th century).

Next on our list will be the Royal Palace with the nearby Silver Pagoda. The palace is still the official residence of the current King of Cambodia and dates to 1866. Within its sacred compound is the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple, you will view a collection of Buddha statues in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.

One of the best ways to end is right in the heart of Phnom Penh- the Wat Phnom. This temple is the most significant of all temples in the capital, containing the ashes of King Ponhea Yat, who built the city of Phnom Penh in 1434. The story of the temple on the hill, with the history of the lady Penh where the name “Phnom Penh” has come from (“The Hill of Penh”), is one interesting one that will be explained in detail by your guide. The park surrounding Wat Phnom is a popular hang-out in Phnom Penh, especially for the youth in the evening.

In all its history and being the landmark of the city, Wat Phnom has been restored and reconstructed various times to ensure that continues to stay a place of meeting people and worship for centuries to come. We end this half-day tour back at your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Phnom Penh. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Koh Dach, Tonle Bati, and Oudong, any of the river and cruise ferry terminals and Phnom Penh International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle.
  • To allow entrance into the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, visitors are obliged to uphold a very strict dress code to respect these royal premises. It is essential that you dress modestly and appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees.
  • Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance. Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment.
  • It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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