VC11 Phnom Penh Discovery ( 3 days / 2 nights )

Phnom Penh                                               

Day 1   Phnom Penh – Arrival & City Tour

Upon your arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit some of the capital’s most impressive sites including the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda containing the Emerald Buddha statue, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s oldest shrine. End the tour with a rejuvenating traditional Khmer massage at La Rose Spa. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2   Phnom Penh – Toul Sleng Museum – Killing Field – PSE NGO – Home hosted dinner with local family

In the morning, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. The exhibits at these sites are graphic, and may not be suitable for all visitors.  On the way back, stop and witness the PSE (Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant), which provides support for underprivileged children living in Cambodia. Thousands of kids living in and around the streets of Stung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh have been provided with food, health care, accommodation and education through this program.  Lunch (at own account) at Le Lotus Blanc, the center’s training restaurant, where you can support the training of these children by being their guest before starting a short sight-seeing tour to experience and understand PSE’s programs and how they contribute to society and interact with teachers and students in the centre. NOTICE: The NGO is open for visits Monday through Friday and Saturday in the morning only.  In the evening, visit the house of a local family for a home-cooked dinner. Enjoy the meal hosted in the cosy dining room to understand the important role food at home plays in Cambodia.

Overnight in Phnom Penh. [Breakfast, Dinner]

Day 3   Phnom Penh – Cooking Class – Traditional Khmer Weaving Village “Koh Dach Island”

In the morning, you will have the opportunity to have a half-day cooking class.  La Rose offers its customers the opportunity to learn how to cook real Khmer cuisine in a traditional Khmer setting, with a skilled and friendly chef who can impart the secrets of Khmer cooking to you. Visit the market and interact with the stall holders and purchase fresh ingredients for the day’s meals. After completing the shopping, return back to La Rose.  The chef will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of Khmer dishes; you can boost your cooking skills and knowledge under the chef’s guidance. At the end of class, you will be delighted by your own prepared meal which will be served. In the afternoon, we will drive to Koh Dach Island for an exciting excursion along the Mekong River to visit a traditional Khmer weaving village. See how the villagers produce their own dyes and weave silk on old looms. Learn about the local way of life as you walk through the village until the time to drive back to hotel or transfer directly to the airport. [Breakfast, Lunch] 

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