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Cambodia Homeland Heritage Tour

Take this tour and your family will enjoy a cultural and historical trip of a lifetime.  You get to explore one of the Wonders of the Ancient World and also get to see and experience the bustle of modern day city life in Phnom Penh. Cambodia offers unique cultural experience with the compelling history of Angkor Wat.   Our family friendly tour includes a visit to a local school as well as the opportunity to experience a King Cobra show and the opportunity to study the lost ancient Cambodian crafts. Of course, a visit to your child’s orphanage city is customized to your requests and handled with care.  Join this culturally rich tour and learn more about Cambodia and your family’s heritage.

Tour Overview
Trip Duration:11 days/10 nights
Arrival, Phnom Penh ,Siem Reap, Phnom Pehn

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival - Phnom Penh
meals: n/a
Upon arrival, meet your English-speaking tour guide and at the airport gate exit.  You may discuss your trip and plans while you are escorted to the hotel for check in. Please relax as you adjust to your new surroundings and the new time zone.
Day 2: Phnom Penh
meals: B/L
Meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel after breakfast and have a tour of Phnom Penh with its graceful, tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades within a modern city which bustles with a variety of traffic and street vendors.  You can explore the Royal Palace, the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoi and the nearby Silver Pagoda, which is known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the elegant National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer Art.  After dinner, you will enjoy an hour-long boat cruise on Chak Tomuk River to see the beautiful sunset as well as see the floating market and fishing village.
Day 3: Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
meals: B/L
Take an early morning flight to Siem Reap and meet your guide upon arrival and check in to your hotel.
In the afternoon, you can visit the South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple are with its many bas relief symbols which showcase daily life from centuries past. The visit also includes touring of the Bapuon temple, the ruins of Phimean Akas, as well as Elephants & Leper King Terraces which provides a fascinating look into Cambodian culture and religious history.
Day 4: Siem Reap
meals: B/L
Explore one of the eight wonders of the ancient world, the Angkor Wat temple complex. The 1000 year old complex covers 500 acres and is surrounded by a moat on each side. Inside there is a temple with five massive conical spires, with the center spire rising 250 feet above the ground. Have lunch and continue to explore.  Before you leave watch sunset from the top of Phnom at Bakheng Hill. (Optional: For families with brave kids, they can go and watch the king cobra show and snake farm nearby to Angkor Wat. These daily shows include snake dancing and kissing.) 
Day 5: Siem Reap
meals: B/L
In the morning, visit a school and enjoy a first hand glimpse at the education system in Cambodia where your family will be special guests.  Then transfer to visit the Chony Khneas village and enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap River, which is a unique river that changes directions twice per year.  This unique body of water is so important to the region, as it supplies more than 75% of the fish for Cambodia. Before going back to the hotel, visit the Singing Tree Café with healthy selection of sandwiches, salads and smoothies.
Day 6: Siem Reap
meals: B/L
In the morning visit the temple of Banteay Srei and have a unique underground experience where the Taprom Jungle Temple has fig, banyan and kapok trees spread their gigantic roots over stones, pushing walls and terraces apart, as their branches and leaves intertwine and form a roof over the structures. With its tree trunks twisting among stone pillars there is a strange charm to this massive underground temple. According to the ancient inscription, it required more than 70,000 servants to maintain it during the 12th century. In the afternoon, go to the Les Artisans D'Angkor School, which was created by a non-profit group to re-invigorate the lost crafts of Cambodia. See stone chiseling, wood carving and painting.
Day 7: Siem Reap / Adoption Province
meals: B
Meet your tour guide and driver at the hotel lobby after breakfast and you’ll be driven to the airport for your flight to your child’s adoption city. Upon your arrival, meet your guide and driver and you will be escorted to your hotel.  We can arrange optional local activities of interest to the area, or arrange specific desired site visits as you designate.  Or, you may choose to explore the adoption city on your own
Day 8: Adoption City
meals: B/L
Today, a Lotus guide will sensitively and carefully assist your family with your arranged visit to the orphanage, foster care family or other locales and people as you’ve requested.  This day is customized to your family’s wishes and specifications.
Day 9: Adoption City
meals: B/L
We can arrange optional local activities of interest to the area, or arrange specific desired site visits as you designate.  Or, you may choose to explore the adoption city on your own
Day 10: Adoption City / Phnom Pen
meals: B/L
This day is customized to your family’s wishes and specifications.
Day 11: Phnom Pehn
meals: B
After breakfast, please meet your guide and driver to be escorted to the international Airport for your departure flight back to your home. The guide will help you to check in for your flight and you can make your last journal entries about your memorable trip experience while en route to the US.
Tour Price: per adult

price

Travel Time 

2 Persons

3-5 Persons

6-9 Persons

10 Persons

Hotel Single
Supplement

Deluxe class 

Apr-Sep,2016

$1,240

$1,170

$1,110

$1,090

$375

Oct-Dec,2016

$1,260

$1,199

$1,130

$1,110

$405

Superior class 

Apr- Sep, 2016

$1,630

$1,570

$1,499

$1,480

$755

Oct-Dec 19,2016

$1,730

$1,660

$1,599

$1,580

$850

Dec 20,2016-Jan 05,2017

$1,770

$1,710

$1,640

$1,620

$900

Note: child price is 80% of adult price.

Accommodations:

City

Deluxe Class

Superior Class

Phnom Penh

Sun Way Hotel

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Siem Reap

Somadevi Angkot Hotel and Spa

Sokha Angkor Hotel

Inclusions

  • Airfare of Phnom Penh / Siem Reap.
  • Hotels and meals as indicated on itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  •  Boat fee & Entrance fee  & Mineral water/ 2 bottles per day.
  • All listed sightseeing and tour programs with private English-speaking tour guide and private van or bus with driver

Exclusions

  • International Airfare, please contact us for discount international airfare starting from your city.
  • Adoption Provincial trip on Day 07-09 and the transportation between Siem Reap / Adoption Province/ Phnom Penh..
  • Some meals
  • Optional tours
  • Tipping to tour guide and driver
  • Vietnamese visa
  • Vietnamese airport tax
  • Fuel surcharge.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Deposit: A $500.00 per person non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Balance: Balance is due 60 days before departure
  • Terms & Conditions: Our terms and conditions are listed on Lotus Travel Terms and Conditions

Important Remarks

  • Discounted international airfare could be arranged through Lotus Travel with extra cost. You need to contact the airlines directly if you wished to use your frequent flyer mileage to redeem free international air tickets
  • Adoption Provincial trip on Day 07-09 and the transportation  between Siem Reap / Adoption Province/ Phnom Penh could be arranged with extra cost
  • All prices are quoted per person based on two people sharing a room (double occupancy). Single supplement applies for single travelers
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