Our Insider Experience
- Before dawn, travel to Angkor Wat and explore the grounds by torchlight before watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat‘s famous spires.
- Journey through the Cambodian countryside before entering Angkor Thom where you will gain your first view of the many faces of Bayon temple.
- Stroll through Dom Deak local market before making your way to the Cambodian Landmine Museum.
Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire. The city and empire flourished from approximately the 9th to the 15th centuries. The city houses the magnificent Angkor Wat, one of Cambodia’s most popular tourist attractions. The word Angkor is derived from the Sanskrit nagara, meaning “city”.
A visit to Cambodia’s World Heritage Temples of Angkor complex is understandably high on the list for many travellers.
Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and its incredible detail.
Day 1: Siem Reap
On arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing. Stay the next four nights at La Niche D’Angkor Boutique Hotel (or similar).
Day 2: Siem Reap
After breakfast, drive to the southern gate of the “Great City” Angkor Thom. Marvel at the imposing carvings and temples scattered throughout this ancient city. At the heart of this mammoth citadel, visit the state temple of Bayon and its many monolithic stone face carvings. Continue your exploration of the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, before you arrive at the vine covered ruins of the temple of Ta Prohm. As the day closes, explore the grounds of Angkor Wat and enjoy a stop at the Angkor National Museum with its unique collection of Buddhist and Hindu artefacts. (B)
Day 3: Siem Reap
Rise early and enjoy a memorable sunrise at Angkor Wat. Marvel at the silhouetted central spires before returning for breakfast at your hotel. Continue your day with a visit to the floating villages of Kampong Phluk and witness their traditional way of local life. Experience a monk blessing ceremony before driving to the historical temples of Rolous. As the day concludes, spend the evening enjoying a tuk-tuk street food tour, savouring many delicious Cambodian delicacies. (B)
Day 4: Siem Reap
Start your day with a visit to the local market at Domdek before continuing your journey to Beng Mealea Temple, one of the two largest temples outside of Angkor. View the partly buried sandstone remains and explore the temple ground before enjoying a local lunch, and continuing your drive to the Banteay Srei. On your return journey, stop and visit the Landmine Museum and visit a local village to see the sugar palm production before enjoying sunset at Pre Rup temple. (BL)
Day 5: Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey. (B)
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Entrance Fees
- English-speaking Tour Leader
- All tips on tour
- Return arrival and departure transfers (conditions apply)
- Meals as indicated(B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Additional Services
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Specification: Temples of Angkor
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