All of our tours are in private basic.
Day 01: Arrive in Siem Reap
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, meet your guide and driver for the transfer to your hotel. Siem Reap was the ancient capital city of the Khmer Empire and it is also the place where you can explore hundreds of mountainous temples built.
In the afternoon, explore some temples of the Small Circuit. Start the first visit to Ta Prohm, the undisputed capital of the trees. This temple was built in AD1186 by King Jayavarman VII, dedicating to his mother. Because of the overgrowth of fig, bayan and kapok trees, Ta Prohm has become the most famous temples amongst its small circuit.
Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, built in the later half of the 12th and early 13th century. The temple is similar in art and architecture of Ta Prohm, but it is smaller and less complex. The next visit is Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. Then continue to visit Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon – these two temples are often referred to as the brother-sister temples because of similarities in plan and form. End the tour with the visit to Ta Keo Temple built in the late 10 and early 12 century, dedicating to Shiva Brahmanism.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 02: Siem Reap (B)
In the morning, start to explore the most famous Angkor Wat, known as the 7th wonders of the world. This temple was built by Suryavarman II, in early 12th century. Angkor Wat is a replica of the universe in stones and represents an early model of the cosmic world. The central towers rises from the center of the monument symbolizing the mythical Mount Meru, situated at the center of the universe. Because it faces to the west, this temple was the funerary temple for King Suryavarman II. Inside the temple the walls are covered by carvings and bas-reliefs depicting the Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II made during his reign. As well Angkor Wat is well known for the 2000 Apsaras dancers decorating the temple.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, was a fortified city enclosing residences of priests, officials of the palace and military as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. It was built from the end of 12th to the beginning of 13th century by the famous king of Jayavarman VII. The visit to this Great City of Angkor Thom is started from one of the five gateways known as the South Gate which you can see the row of gods on the left and the demons on the right. Then continue to visit the Bayon Temple, one of the most popular temples in the Angkor complex, which is located in the center of the city. Over 200 large faces caved on the 54 towers which at that time represented 54 provinces of this kingdom. After that, visit the Terrace of the Elephants and Leper King. After viewing the sunset at Phnom Ba Kheng, drive back to your hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 03: Departure (B)
After breakfast, drive to Chong Kneas to visit the Tonle Sap Lake where the Floating Village is. There you may learn a lot about the life on the lake. Tonle Sap is Sout East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! We will board a boat and visit the Chong Kneah village where we’ll see floating houses, farms and even a floating hospital before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Our Essence of Angkor 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 Essence of Angkor 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