Imagine sketching lost-in-the-jungle temples and sparkling silver pagodas; navigating the last city of the Khmer empire by tuk tuk; and gliding along waterways watching the light... Read more
Date26 Nov - 13 Dec 2020
Location(s)Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kep ASIA / Cambodia
Tour contentSketch a slice of Cambodian life old and new: temples, floating villages, acrobats and markets...
Imagine sketching lost-in-the-jungle temples and sparkling silver pagodas; navigating the last city of the Khmer empire by tuk tuk; and gliding along waterways watching the light play on water, small fishing boats phut by and observing life on the water’s edge in Cambodia’s floating villages.
On our 17-night journey, we travel from architectural wonders of Angkor Wat to laid back Battambang, and onwards to the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh with its wide boulevards and old colonial buildings, and finally to the sleepy coastal town Kep. Along the way, we will pass through landscapes full of painting inspiration – emerald green paddies, swathes of dense jungle, pepper plantations and turquoise seas, and we delve into Cambodia’s rich culture and history, meeting up with local artists, dancers and acrobats…
The pages of our sketchbooks will fill with overgrown ruins of great civilizations entwined with the roots of massive strangler fig trees, details of elaborate carvings, the agile figures of traditional apsara dancers, flowing robes of Buddhist monks, vibrant market scenes and village life.
Our hosts treat us to some splendid hotels set in tropical gardens and serve up some delicious local cuisine. Typical Cambodian dishes to look out for include the delicious fish amok (curried fish steamed in a banana leaf), samlor karkoo (soup made with vegetables and green fruit – usually jackfruit, banana and papaya) and in the Kep and Kampot regions, crab served with pepper sauce is widely available. From Cambodia’s days as a French Indochina colony, there’s a national love of coffee, baguettes and pastries!
From £3,890 per person sharing excluding flights.
Single room supplement £998
The joining point for this tour is Siem Reap Airport. The departure point for this tour is Phnom Phen Airport.
We are happy to arrange your flights for you but offer you the option of sourcing them yourself.
OUR PRICES INCLUDE:
All Accommodation, all meals, art tuition, transfers and tours, local English-speaking guide, all entrance fees for visits (3-day Angkor pass), private boat cruise from Siem Reap to Battambang, bottled water during the tour, Cambodian visa fee and visa express service on arrival.
OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:
International flights from your home country, drinks, laundry, gratuities, gift shopping, optional extra activities and art materials.
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