ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival – National Museum – Street Food Tour (D)
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhom temple, and visit to Angkor National Museum which we can see the artifacts from the every part of Cambodia in the ancient time.
In early evening, explore Siem Reap night by tuk tuk to experience Cambodia’s nightlife in full, from the local people’s customs to the activities geared to tourists. Walking through the food markets, enjoy dinner with local beer/soft drink in local beer garden, insect salad with cocktail (if you are brave enough to try), visit night markets and or, you may want to try food massage by fish. At the end of the trip, take the short tuk tuk ride back to your hotel. Note* Set menu dinner (meal only without drink) at Chanrey Tree will be replaced if you are not familiar with local beer garden.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Outlying Temples (B, L, D)
7am, drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. Continue to the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group we visit the main one called Bakhong temple. Lunch is hosted at the local family, a great chance to chat with the survivor former village chief during Khmer Rouge regime. Enjoy sunset with a bottle of champagne in the rice paddies (Place to set up the table is flexible depend on season and suggestion from guide). Enjoy the dinner in Crystal restaurant with Apsara Performance.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor Highlighted Temples (B)
Beat the crowd early morning by 7am, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. Lunch is own account. Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Beng Melea Temple – leisure afternoon (B)
Heading out of the town, we drive on a newly paved road to the most remote and ruin temples of Boeng Mealea which is a temple located 60 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor Wat and built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Its primary material is sandstone and it is surrounded by moats. The basic layout is three enclosing galleries around a central sanctuary. There is extensive carving of scenes from Hindu mythology, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Causeways have long balustrades formed by bodies of the seven-headed Naga serpent. Smaller in size than Angkor Wat, the king’s main monument, Boeng Mealea nonetheless ranks among the Khmer empire’s larger temples. Return to hotel and free at leisure.
Day 5: Siem Reap – Village Walk – Kayaking – Departure (B)
Morning transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside, you will start to walk through the village houses, witness with very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. Just as some examples: how the locals wash vehicles, selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets. On the way, you can take some fruits from the plants, enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village, a 30-minute old mean vehicle ox-cart ride through the rice paddies to reach at one big local house to see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine and handicraft works meanwhile the member of the family will offer you of fresh coconut and some manmade rice wine to taste. Hop in your van for driving onward to the next destination, a floating community, Mechrey village where you take Kayak through houses, schools and even shops all sit bobbing on the water — though not in the dry season — as locals paddle around in traditional wooden boats. (Recommended from October – February).
TOUR PRICE IN DETAIL
|Private tour for (PAX)||3 star (USD/Person)||4 star (USD/Person)|
– Private tour with local English Speaking Guide
– All transfers and land tour with A/C vehicle
– All entrance fees as per program
– Meals as mentioned per program
– Boat ride as per program
– Cold water and towel during the tour
– Service charge & government tax
– Accommodation based on half twin sharing
– Visa fee to Cambodia of USD 20 per person
– Local domestic air ticket
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance
– Drinks and meal not mentioned in program
– Personal Expenses
– Gratuities/ Tipping
– Other services not mentioned in the program and in the inclusion column