The iconic lotus-shaped towers rising from the weathered walls of Angkor Wat are an unmistakable symbol of Cambodian national pride
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Optional activities, tailor-made experiences shall be added on the itinerary upon request.
You will be greeted and met by a local representative upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport. Not too far from the airport and you will enjoy a short private transfer to the hotel that we book for you tonight. Yes it is located in the city centre where you can acess easily to anywhere; the market, pub street with a wide range of restaurants, bars and entertainment. This evening you will spend relaxing or make your own exploration to these places.
If you arrive in morning or early afternoon, there is an option for you. The welcome dinner will be held at a very delicious Khmer restaurant - The Viroth’s, the unique beautiful setting and garden before going to watch unique Phare Circus performance. This show is widely considerred as Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic top rated evening entertainment. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. Transfer back and overnight at hotel.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel and followed a drive to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces that religiously represents compassion, sympathy, equanimity and charity. Stroll around Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king and terrace of elephant. Enjoy Khmer set lunch at Khmer traditional house restaurant.
Afternoon, we continue to unlock the intricately carved, beautiful red-pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei - considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and its finest details. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”. On the way back, we have a short visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicrafts. Evening is free. Overnight at hotel.
Rising at the crack of dawn, we journey out to visit the Cambodia's iconic image, and one of the most mystical temples, Angkor Wat. Built in the 12th century and it is believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. We stay at Angkor Wat to enjoy a picnic breakfast. As the crowds return to their hotels, we venture into Angkor Wat to enjoy its magnificence in peace and quiet, beginning at the bas-reliefs that tell of tales from Hindu mythology and of the glories of the Khmer empire. After the Angkor Wat, we will We set off to explore Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. Return to the hotel and remainder of today you will spend relaxing. Overnight at hotel.
Wake up early and enjoy your breakfast before heading out of the hassle Siem Reap city to Preah Vihear province bordering Thailand. The journey takes approx. 4 hours, passing countryside dotting with palm trees and rice paddies. We stop to visit Ta Mok's house which owned by a famous Khmer Rouge leader, named Ta Mok, we witness the remnants used by Pol Pot leader and unlock the tragic history of Cambodia. Continue setting off to take 4-WD vehicle to wander the ancient Preah Vihear temple atop Dangrek mountain which provides the spectacular landscape, learn from your tour guide about temple history and take picturesque photos of the most spectacular setting of the temple. Return to the Preah town where you will stay overnight there. Please note that accommodation in the town is standard basis only.
After breakfast, we will set off to an archaeological site of Pre-Angkorian temple - the very less touristy temple that Koh Ker has attracted more and more tourists to discover its ruins among the wilderness. Koh Ker temple was probably served as state temple of Khmer King Jayavarman IV, vertically arises in Pyramid shape with 7 tiers enhanced by impressive shrines. Learn from your tour guide about the significant city of Khmer Empire. Resume the journey to venture Beng Mealea jungle temple which was built in 12th century during Angkor Wat time. We then enjoy the guided walking orientation within the wilderness to unlock the hidden temple whose the ruined rocks spread around, enhanced by the vegetation and the tranquility. Walk, crawl, climb and squeeze into/over galleries to see its amazing setting, reveal the history, take some amazing photos and feel the natural surroundings. Return back to Siem Reap city. Evening is spent relaxing. Overnight at hotel.
You will spend your morning free or join in an optional cooking class at one of Siem Reap's the best cookery venues.
In afternoon, we will take a spectacular experience to visit the village and watch the beautiful sunset over the fields. This tour will bring you on countryside roads around Siem Reap where we will visit peaceful and colorful pagodas. We will take smalll roads through rice paddy, lotus flowers fields and cross authentic Cambodian villages. We will finish the day capturing sunset, away from the crowd, before going back to town. You will spend your evening time relaxing. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast is at hotel and you will be free at leisure until our driver will be meeting you at your hotel’s lobby then transfers you to airport for your scheduled outbound flight to next destination. Say Goodbye to Cambodia. See you again!