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Essential Angkor Temples Discovery

  • DURATION4 Days | 3 Nights
  • TRIP TYPEScheduled
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL1 - Easy
From USD 420
Trip Code: SRT-ATD

DESCRIPTION

Discover Angkor Temple with a local guide who possesses intimate knowledge of the history of this magnificent complex. Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm. Marvel at the grandeur of these historic thousand-year old temples. After marveling at the amazing ancient architecture your guide will then take you on the backroads to lesser-known areas that most tourist don’t explore, these include, Cambodia’s countryside and floating village, for a comprehensive look at the breathtaking landscape. This cultural journey will end up with a Cambodian cooking class and the exploration of the local farms from whence come the vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients and they use in their cuisine plus you can learn about their uses in Khmer Cuisine.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk through the World Heritage of Angkor Wat temple and marvel at the intricate carvings from an ancient civilization
  • Explore the impressive Bayon Temple, known for the many mysterious faces engraved on its towers
  • Wander at Ta Prohm Temple, surrounded by massive trees with giant roots growing over the ruins
  • Reveal the local traditions of Khmer people
  • Travel through the back time of the ancient Khmer temples
  • Entertain yourself through Cambodia cultures and history with your local guide
  • Take your journey through the floating village with private boat
  • Discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in the course of a half-day cooking class

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap, City Orientation Walking Tour

Welcome to Siem Reap! Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet our driver and the English speaking tour guide, who will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel to check in. You will be given time to rest before we start our walking tour of the city at 4 pm. We advise you to make your arrival time as early as possible so you can rest before the tour.

Siem Reap is developing so rapidly that it has become a fantastic stopover for tourists to explore. The city has retained the perfect blend of modernity and traditions. What better way to explore all this than with a local guide, keen to show you what our city looks like through their eyes? Not only will you learn a lot about this ancient city, but you will also make friends along the way and create memories to last a lifetime!

You will explore historical places like, old town and not to mention, enjoy a nice walk along the Siem Reap river with viewpoints that overlook the local Cambodian lifestyle. There will be plenty of photo opportunities!

Afterward, you will enjoy your welcome dinner with the creative local cuisine at Marum Restaurant (Marun is an NGO that has been working with street children and other marginalized young people).

Optional Activity: Phar Circus – $18

If you aren’t too tired from jet lag, you may wish to catch an evening performance at Phar Circus, where their shows tell stories of Cambodian history through a mix of music, dance and acrobats, in addition to meeting the talented performers.

INCLUDED MEALS:

Dinner

ACCOMMODATION:

Central Corner d’Angkor (or similar)

Day 2: Touring the Ancient of Angkor Temples

After having breakfast at the hotel, It’s time for the main event with a whole day to enjoy a guided tour around the unforgettable Angkor temple complex. First we will visit Angkor Wat, which is the most famous of all the Angkor temples. The temple, built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman II contains three story’s of libraries, galleries and towers surrounded by a thick retaining wall and an imposing moat. Having your professional historian guide, you will be able to discuss in detail what you are looking to achieve from your time at the temples.

You will then head out into the center of Angkor Thom and enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, found in the center of the city famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Have lunch at a local restaurant for exotic Khmer cuisine. Ta Prohm temple is your next stop before some leisure time in the late afternoon. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found- overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground, and creating one of the most photogenic and atmospheric temples of the entire Angkor site.

INCLUDED MEALS:

Breakfast | Lunch

ACCOMMODATION:

Central Corner d’Angkor (or similar)


What's Included

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Must-see attraction and sightseeing
  • City Orientation Walking Tour
  • Welcome dinner at Marum restaurant
  • Daily drinking water and cold towels
  • Cooking course experience and village visiting fee
  • The floating village excursion and private boat ride
  • Visit the World Monument of Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise

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What's Included

ACCOMMODATION

Central Corner d’Angkor

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Central Corner d’Angkor features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Siem Reap. The room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The pool area is a private oasis and though it is small, it was always quiet to relax.

What's Included

DINING

  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner

Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia. Food & cooking course is offering bountiful selections of local specialities and feature hand-made food among other favourites.

Dietary Requirement
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that we can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served.

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What's Included

TOUR GUIDE

Each activity comes with an experienced tour leader responsible for offering local insight, pursuing great experiences and make every tour exceptional.

They are trained to make your trip magical. We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip memorable. That’s why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

  • What's not included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa or visa arrangements
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hats and protective clothing.
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc)
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
  • Admission fee to Angkor Archeology park – US$ 37/ per person

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MORE INFORMATION

TOUR STARTS | FINISHES

Siem Reap | Siem Reap

GROUP SIZE

Min. 2 – Max. 12 People

Minimum Age

12+ years old

ACTIVITIES

Walk/Boat/Cook

PASSPORT

The visitors to Cambodia require a passport to enter the country and all travelers must hold a passport with the validation for 6 months after their planned exit from Cambodia.

VISAS

Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival at Phnom Penh & Siem Reap international airports without prior registration. Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, US $30/pax, please bring 1 passport photo. You also can get a visa in advance at
www.evisa.gov.kh

MEET YOUR GUIDE & DRIVER

You will be met by your tour guide and driver at your arrival point. They will be holding a Siem Reaper name board with your name on it. It is possible you will be a little bleary-eyed after a long flight and there are also likely to be a large number of meeting boards being displayed, so please take your time to locate them.

CAMBODIA WEATHER

The country has two distinct weather seasons but we can travel all year round in Cambodia. Our wet season runs from May to September and the dry season from October until April and the heaviest rainfall usually in August & September. The cooler is 24°C around November/December and hottest hitting 35°C around April/May.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. As medical facilities in Cambodia are rather limited, so it is imperative for you to take out a good medical insurance policy when travelling.

MONEY

The currency of Cambodia is called ‘Riel’, and there are however no needs to change the currency into riel as US dollars are accepted everywhere. Please kindly note that ripped, torn, or old bills will not be accepted. ATM machines are available in the main cities across the country and mostly in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 08:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday morning until 12:00 PM. Most hotels and restaurants in the major cities will charge US dollars, but for other currencies, it is advisable to visit a bank. Traveller’s checks can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, but it is not usable outside of the major cities. We would highly recommend using Visa Card or Master Card, as they are now accepted in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. As if you wish to travel in a local taxi (Tuk-Tuk), make sure to have the right amount of cash and change with you as the drivers are unlikely to keep a lot of cash with them.

EXTRA EXPENSE

We recommend that you tuck away a few extra dollars, perhaps US$30, for incidentals.

SOLO TRAVELER

We do not require you to pay a surcharge for traveling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveler of the same gender and if we can not match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.

DATES & PRICES

Single Occupancy: From: +$120

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Drew

Tourradar

I have just finished Essential Angkor Temples Discovery trip with 6-10 youths. It was so much fun! Our guide Sokvuth was fantastic – he always had good places to take us, advice on everything, lots of local knowledge. The accommodation was generally good, the travel was good, and we did a lot of fun activities. This is my first time traveling with Siem Reaper and I definitely recommend it. I’m already thinking of where I’d like to travel with them again!

September 19, 2019

Mark

Tourradar

I loved the history of this trip, as well as the spectacular scenery. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Having arrangements made for places to stay and transport, plus some activities, but with plenty of free time, made for a perfect balance for me. Breakfasts & lunch were delicious!

September 15, 2019

kavin

Tourradar

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Siem Reaper.Their team were so friendly and charming, we felt right at home, this was our first “guided” tour as we’ve always chosen to travel independently. That said the trip provides enough support and logistics that is helpful. Everything was well organized and the local hosts were excellent. We highly recommend Great Value!!

August 6, 2019

Steve

Tourradar

I highly recommend this trip “Essential Angkor Temples Discovery” is the way to see Angkor temples. I would highly recommend Mr. Phea, as a tour guide. He’s a very knowledgeable tour guide and wonderful teacher on the history of Angkor Wat and the other temples of Angkor Thom. We learned a lot about Cambodia religion and history of every temple we visited, and the philosophies of Buddhism and Hinduism as they are practiced in Cambodia. He would set aside a certain time during the tour to explain to us the specifics of the temples. Phea would repeat information so that we would remember the important aspects. It was an impressive trip as the Angkor temples are so phenomenal, but to have the rich explanations by the local guide, Phea made our experience the most memorable. He also helped us with our travel plans to Tonle Sap Lake where we were able to go to the Floating Village. There was extensive planning for Phea to do, as he had to help secure a driver, boatman, naturalist, and local guide to help us reach our goal. Also at the end of trip, we did an outdoor Cambodian cooking class where we learned to cook three amazing courses of Cambodian cuisine. Our chef was amazing, all the foods were fresh and the finished meal was wonderful. Phea did this without hesitation and did so joyfully as he wanted us to experience Cambodia. He loves his country and he shared with us his experience of living there. He answered our curious questions honestly and I came away with a very good idea of life in Cambodia. I would do it again! Thanks again for the great trip in Cambodia.

July 30, 2019