Heritage Trip Preparation
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.
Trip Duration:11 days/10 nights
Arrival, Phnom Penh ,Siem Reap, Phnom Pehn
Day 1 : Arrival - Phnom Penh
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
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
Day 3: Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
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
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
Day 5: Siem Reap
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
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
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
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
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
This day is customized to your family’s wishes
Day 11: Phnom Pehn
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
Note: child price is 80% of adult price.
Dec 20,2022-Jan 05,2023
- 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
- All listed sightseeing and tour programs with private English-speaking
tour guide and private van or bus with driver
- 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
- Balance: Balance is due 60 days before departure
- Terms & Conditions: Our terms and conditions are listed on Lotus
Travel Terms and Conditions
- 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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