Siem Reap
Destination
5 Days
Duration
September to February
Best Travel Month

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Discover the world famous heritage and UNESCO site of the Angkor temples, the “City of Temples” built to replicate the heavens on earth includes Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, and the mysterious Ta Prohm temple.
  • Go a bit further to see Banteay Srei and Kulen Mountain, the holy birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire.
  • Experience “Indiana Jones” feel as you walk through the dense jungle Beng Mealea temple
  • Visit floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s biggest lake of fresh water and experience a hosted lunch by a local family in a village to experience Cambodian authentic hospitality.
  • Witness the hundred year olds “Royal Ballet or Apsara Dance” & the modern Cambodia Circus Show

TOUR NOTE:


TOUR NOTE:

  • Dress code: Women are suggested to dress modestly – no see through clothes, bare shoulders and must be skirts below knee length during the visits to Angkor temples
  • Comfortable lightweight clothing and soft-soled walking shoes with low or no heels are suitable.
  • For protection from sun, it is suggested you carry a sunhat and sunglasses.

Additional information

Group SizeMin. 2 People
PhysicalityMedium
Travel TypesAdventure, Culture, Family, History, Insider Moment, Package Tour

ITINERARY


Day 1 – Siem Reap Arrival
Overnight in Siem Reap (4 nights)
Meals included: Dinner with Apsara Dance Show

Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to your hotel in town. This evening enjoy your welcome delicious dinner with Traditional Khmer Dance performance at a local restaurant.


Day 2 – Siem Reap
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today rise early to catch the spectacular sunrise over the wonderful ruins of Angkor Wat, regarded by many as the quintessential Angkor experience. Enter through the eastern gate and exit at the west gate avoiding the crowds. Discover the masterpiece of the Khmer empire, walking amid moss-covered, pathways and intricately carved bas-reliefs. After breakfast at the hotel drive to visit Banteay Srei temple “the Citadel of Women”, a pink sandstone temple with beautiful ornate stone carvings which is seen nowhere else in Angkor. Stop at a local village along the way to meet local people and see how they produce their local commodities such as sugar palm. Lunch served at a local restaurant.

Spend this afternoon discovering the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom with its stunning Bayon Temple. The structure of the giant faces of Bayon temple is staggering in its construction and most Angkor specialists agree that it is one of the finest examples of classic Khmer architecture. Continue to Baphuon temple and then see the Terrace of the Elephant and Terrace of the Leper King to view their detailed stone carvings. Lastly, visit the mysterious Ta Prohm, entangled in the surrounding jungle foliage. Climb over its crumbling stonework and marvel at the tree roots dripping down the temple’s walls. See weathered Buddha faces appear in bas-relief and giant tree roots seem to flow over stone walls. Dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 3 – Siem Reap
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning set sail on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia at Kampong Phluk “Harbor of the Tusks”. Explore authentic stilted village observing the life of the local fisherman and their families who live amongst the flooded mangrove forest. Enjoy the beautiful scenery dominated by the tranquillity of the lake. Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, or Great Lake, is one of the unique geographical wonders, as it offers visitors insights into the centuries-old traditions of riparian life and the natural splendour of the country. Afterwards experience a hosted home lunch by a local family in the nearby village. Take some rest after lunch and talk with the family about their life before visiting Roluos Group of Temples, the site of an ancient center of Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya and as such the oldest temple complex of this area, dating back to the 8th and 9th century. Or touring the craft centre at Artisan d’Angkor, an organization dedicated to reviving the ancient Khmer arts of silk making, stone and wood carving, lacquering and painting.

Later go on with an adventurous quad biking tour “Sunset on the paddy fields” through rural area of Siem Reap and end with a beautiful view of the setting sun as it dips below the rice fields. Starting at 5.15 pm, this tour takes about 1hour or more and led by a guide from the quad company. Dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 4 – Siem Reap
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It’s definitely worth making the journey that little bit further to avoid the crowds and experience the local authenticity. Head to discover the holy Kulen Mountain, widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, and from here that King Jayavarman II proclaimed independence from Java in 802 A.D. It’s a sacred place for the Khmer who come in droves on the weekends. Just a few inches under the surface of the water, over 1000 carvings of Yoni and Linga are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The river then ends with a beautiful waterfall, where you can take a refreshing bath. Take this chance to taste some fruits and local produce as your guide will facilitate interaction with the villagers.

After a picnic lunch at Kulen Mountain, descending to visit the jungle temple of Beng Mealea. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea is one of the very few temples that actually give the opportunity to climb through it, giving a very ‘Indiana Jones’ feel to the experience. This evening your farewell dinner will be served at Pharé Café & restaurant and followed by the lively “Cambodian Circus Show” by Phare’s artists.


Day 5 – Siem Reap / Departure
Meals included: Breakfast

Free at leisure and transfer to the airport for your departure home or next destination.

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PRICES , TERMS & CONDITIONS:


Tour fare: Upon request (varies upon your hotel choice, group size and season)

Included:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation as mentioned on sharing room basis
  • Transportation by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Meals as indicated (4 breakfast/3 lunches/4 dinners at local restaurants)
  • Admission fees for listed tourist attractions
  • Quad bike tour as specified
  • Local bottled water while sightseeing
  • All government taxes and service charge

Excluded:

  • Tips for guides & drivers
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurances
  • Drinks during lunch/dinner and other additional order on spot (if any)
  • All airfares and airport tax
  • Surcharge & compulsory meals during Chinese New Year, Christmas & New Year Eve (if any)

Children Policy:

  • Child from 00 to 4.99 free of charge
  • Child from 05 to 11.99 will pay 50% of adult price
  • Child starting from 12 years will pay full excursion price as adult.

Cancellation policy:

  • More than 30 days – No penalty charge
  • From 29 day to 15 days – 30% of full excursion price penalty charge
  • From 14 day to 07 days – 60% of full excursion price penalty charge
  • Less than 07 days – subject to a forfeiture of the entire tour price