Today start your Angkor adventure by exploring the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom. From Angkor Thom’s southern gateway, continue to visit Bayon temple “The Giant Smiling Faces temple”. Move on to visit the nearby triple-tiered mountain temple of the Baphuon, also known as the Pyramid temple in Angkor. From there walk through the shaded parkland to the Terrace of the Elephant, and the Terrace of the Leper King to view their detailed stone carvings.
Later this afternoon, continue to visit the encroaching jungle Ta Prohm, also known to be the undisputed capital of the “Kingdom of the Trees”. It has been featured in several Hollywood movies such as Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, and Two Brothers. Wrap up today with Preah Khan or “Sacred Sword” until sunset, Or view the sunset over the mountain temple of Pre Rup, one of Angkor’s most popular spots to view the sunset.
Today rise early to catch the spectacular sunrise over the world’s largest religious ruins of Angkor Wat and discover this mighty temple at dawn, regarded by many as the quintessential Angkor experience. After exploring the ruins in detail led by your professional tour guide, return to the hotel for a late leisurely breakfast.
This afternoon takes a break from temples, and travel a bit further away from town to explore Kampong Phluk “Harbour of the Tusks”, a fascinating fishing community on the fringes of the magnificent Tonlé Sap Lake. Take a boat trip to see its glory as you pass through the floating village where the fisherman and their families live in stilted houses. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery dominated by the tranquility of the lake that dots the landscape.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you through timeless rural Cambodian villages and countryside to discover the remote jungle temple of Beng Mealea, ‘Lotus Pond’ in Khmer. Originally enclosed by a moat nearly the size of Angkor Wat’s, Beng Mealea is a 12th-century temple now disappearing as the jungle encroaches. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea is one of the very few temples of which elevated wooden walkways allow you to walk above the ruins of Beng Mealea’s collapsed galleries and towers whilst shaded by the jungle canopy, giving a very ‘Indiana Jones’ feel to the experience.
Or, explore the sacred Kbal Spean. Take this opportunity to join a guided tour around the ACCB (Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity), a recusing and caring wildlife Center. Afterward, you will enjoy a moderate 3-km trek up the sacred Kbal Spean Hill through dense jungle to see “the River of 1000 Lingas” or “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” on the top; with its amazing Hindu stone carvings of Hindu gods, animals, and phallic symbols in the river bed.
After enjoying a Khmer lunch at a local restaurant, conclude your day with the famous pink temple of Banteay Srei temple “the Citadel of Women”. Stop at a local village along the way, to meet local people and see how they traditionally produce their local commodities such as sugar palms and handicrafts.
*Child (4 – 11 years old): 50% of Adult price
*Infant (Below 4 years old): Free of Charge
Full Day (8.00 am – 4.00 pm)
Explore the countryside with an ox cart ride and offer alms to a Buddhist monk
Discover Cambodia’s Golden Threads and pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei
4-Day Angkor Tour & Surroundings
Explore the magnificent Angkor temples and Tonle Sap Lake
Go off-the-beaten-track beyond Siem Reap’s limits.
Support the Elephant conservation project by visiting the Kulen Elephant Forest sanctuary.