Siem Reap is known as the entrance to the Angkor Temple complex and the legacy of Khmer Empire. Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, the provincial capital of Siem Reap City serves as the gateway to the millennium-old ruins of Angkor – the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. Here is also the place that you will stay during your visit to Angkor….
- Duration: 3 days
- Date: Daily
- Start/End: Siem Reap/Siem Reap
- Tour type: Landscape, Nature, Culture and History
- Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
- Active level: Regular itinerary; Moderate walking
Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap
Day 2: Angkor Temples Tour
Day 3: Floating villages – Siem Reap Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap (D)
Welcome up on arrival in Siem Reap, we will be welcome by local tour guide and driver then transfer to hotel. Getting a very interesting briefing about the Cambodia’s history of its culture, people and lifestyle on the way to hotel makes the way is shorter. Checking in and relax then we enjoy our welcome sumptuous dinner at the local restaurant with a Classical Apsara Dance performance. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meals: Set menu Dinner
Accommodation: Claremont Angkor Boutique 3***, 1,5 km to the Night market
Day 2: Siem Reap – Treasure Hunting in Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L)
After breakfast, we begin the magical day at the mystical Ta Prohm temple where ancient stones and massive tree roots engulf the ruins. These trees and stones provide a stunning temple experience while also enjoying with sound of birds and nature; this is a wonderful place to start the temple tour. The exploration will take approximately one hour, walking through this jungle temple. After weaving our way through the beautiful Ta Prohm we journey into the ancient city of Angkor Thom.
In the Angkor Thom, we will explore the treasures of this ancient walled city and visit to the mystical Bayon temple adorned with its smiling faces. The journey through the jungle to the famous Bayon which stands in the middle of the city of Angkor Thom, is now everyone’s favorite site, surrounded by hundreds of smiling faces engraved on the pieces of gigantic sand stone; the temple is definitely one of the most stunning and mysterious. We head further into the temple complex and visit Baphoun, a hill top pyramid-temple, consecrated to the God Shiva that just opened to the public recently after renovation. We also visit the Elephant and leper king terraces, the royal enclosure temple of Phimean Akas and the serene Preah Pithu groups of smaller temples. We will enjoy a walk along the ancient walls of this city and relax with a hot Cambodian style picnic lunch in a shaded area or alternatively we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we head to the jewel of the Khmer Empire and visit the amazing Angkor Wat. The amazing temples of Angkor were constructed to express the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire at the time. Many stone inscriptions describing the foundations of the temple have been found but Khmers left no word to tell how this great empire collapsed. Come and dig out some secrets of Angkor with our experienced guide, reveal the stories and legends behind the sandstone carved bas-reliefs, gables and lintels. Stroll around this massive monument to admire the Khmer architectural masterpiece and engineering.
Later today, we will enjoy sunset time and stunning sightseeing of Tonle Sap Lake, Western Baray, Angkor Wat and dense jungle of Angkor Thom at the top of mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Tonight we will be amazed by the spectacle of the Phare Cambodia Circus; a troupe of young Cambodians offering a spectacular and exciting blend of traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion beautifully choreographed and performed as a story about Cambodian life and society. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Set menu Lunch
Day 3: Siem Reap – Floating village – Departure (B)
This morning, we travel to eastern part of Siem Reap to visit the Kompong Phluk floating village in Tonle Sap Lake area. Here, we will know about the daily life of local people during the dry season and the wet season. We also stop at local houses to touch with the local families, discovery the culture of nowadays Khmer people…
After that, we are back to hotel for our checking out and depart to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.