All of our tours are in private basic.
Cambodia’s rich religious history means that it is home to some of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. Built as early as the first millennium, a vast number still exist, waiting to be explored. While some have been left untouched and are now engulfed in jungle, others are lovingly preserved as magnificent spectacles of Cambodia’s past.
The Angkor Discovery tour has been specifically tailored to let you witness this country’s unique cultural heritage in a leisurely and comfortable fashion that ensures nothing of interest is missed. In the space of four days, you will get to see Cambodia’s most spectacular historical sights whilst staying in the region’s finest hotels.
Starting with the early Angkor era temples dating to 893 AD you will get to witness the earliest traces of Cambodia’s historic religious culture before a trip to the majestic walled city of Angkor Thom. Entering its impressive stone gates and seeing the exuberant carvings all around is one of the finest experiences in the region.
Perhaps one of the most spectacular temples in the world, Angkor Wat, is the next destination. Constructed in the early 12th century it is considered a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Inside the walls are covered with carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology, and over 2000 Asparas Dancers decorate the temple.
Next, one of the oldest temples, dating back to 967 AD, is also one of the most beautiful. The intricate detailing that surrounds Banteay Srey’s walls is a magnificent spectacle that has been preserved in near perfect condition.
The final day of the tour will give you a chance to see the traditional floating village at Lake Tanle Sap, Asia’s largest freshwater lake, before a final spot of shopping and the transfer back to the airport, ending what we are sure will be an unforgettable experience.
Day 1 – Arrive Siem Reap
Arrive in Siem Reap, the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor and the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. You will start with a visit to the great city of Angkor Thom. An eight metre high wall surrounds this ancient civilisation that was the last capital of the empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. From here you continue to the Bayon Temple and the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. As the day comes to a close, visit a local temple and receive a private blessing from a monk, a special and memorable occasion.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2 – Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast you will depart through the countryside and start with the early Angkor-era temples of the Roluos, the first town created by the kings of Cambodia. Next you will see the splendor of Bangkok temple, built in 881 AD by King Indravarman I, and what remains of the ambitious Lolei temple. In the afternoon you will explore the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm, built between the mid 12th to early 13th centuries and is overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground making for a truly memorable site. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the ‘pool of ablutions’.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3 – Siem Reap (B)
Take time to enjoy breakfast before visiting the Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre. One of the smallest temples in the region, Banteay Srey is also one of the most beautiful, showcasing the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architecture. On the way back to Siem Reap you will visit Banteay Samre, on the eastern edge of the Angkor complex and a local village to see the production of rice paper and palm wine. In the afternoon,to visit the biggest religious temple in the world – the magnificent Angkor Wat. Built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is considered a masterpiece of Khmer architecture.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4 – Departure Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, depends on your departure time, we will have a trip to Tonle Sap Lake. Drive to Lake Tonle Sap where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the water. Tonle Sap is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, the size of which quadruples during the wet season. You will board a boat and visit Kampong Phluck to see life in this floating village. There will be a chance to visit the Artisans D’Angkor workshop to see wood and stone carvings or visit the local markets before transferring to the airport for the departure flight.
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Our Angkor Discovery Tour includes:
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program
- Meals as per mentioned (B = Breakfast)
- Local English speaking guide
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
- Boat-Tour on the Tonle Sap Lake as mentioned
- Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Our Angkor Discovery Tour excludes:
- Services and meals not mentioned
- Cambodia Visa(payable on arrival at USD 20 + 1 photo per person)
- International and additional domestic flights incl. Taxes
- Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses
- Travel insurance