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.
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.
Central Corner d’Angkor (or similar)
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.
Breakfast | Lunch
Central Corner d’Angkor (or similar)
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.
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.
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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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!
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!
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!!
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.