5 Day Discovery Of Siem Reap

Duration

5 Days

Language

English, Chinese

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance

Duration

5 Days

Language

English, Chinese

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance

From
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Overview

Travel back in time and explore the ancient city of Angkor and learn about the traditional lifestyles of those who lived there. This 5-day tour will show you everything from the magnificent Angkor temples to Phnom Kulen National Park and lesser-known temples. You will be able to meet locals who are proud to show off their heritage, untouched by mass tourism.

This tour also takes you on an unforgettable journey to see the dazzling sunrise over the five towers of Angkor Wat. The serene ambiance of these special places will surely make you feel spiritually uplifted as you explore them with your personal tour guide.

Highlights

  • Explore the world’s largest Hindu temple, Angkor Wat
  • Marvel at Bayon temple with its Buddha smiling faces
  • Trek through a jungle-enveloped temple, Ta Prohm temple
  • See the Silk Farm, the old market, and Artisans Angkor for souvenirs
  • Experience the real lifestyle at a fishing village on Tonle Sap lake

Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap City Tour

Welcome to Siem Reap which is a bustling city that is growing fast. The main streets of the center are full of people who make life in its cafes and markets, among which the night market stands out. In the surroundings, the rural environment is the protagonist, with its rice fields and fruit and spice plantations.

Today, we will meet you at 9:30 AM at your hotel for the first day of exploration. We will take you to the Angkor National Museum, where you can see the artifacts that were found during the excavation of Angkor. We will then head to the Artisans Angkor Center so that we can see and learn how the ancient Khmer people made beautiful wood and stone carvings on the walls of the Angkor temples. We can stop for lunch at any time you like.

 

Following lunch, we'll explore the west side of Siem Reap town, where you'll find the Cambodia Silk Farm, one of the prime spots for Cambodian handicraft shopping. All items are made with high-quality materials that never fail to impress. Before we return to the city, we will stop at the largest artificial lake in Angkor, known as West Baray. This is a large reservoir that is believed to have been originally constructed as a water management and irrigation system for an area of rice fields to the north.

In the late afternoon, we will take a quad bike adventure (ATV) through the local villages, watching water buffalo grazing and rice paddies at sunset.

To end the tour, we recommend to have a buffet dinner at Kulen 2 Restaurant while enjoying the Cambodian Traditional Show. Please let us know if you are interested and we can help you reserve the best seat for you.

Day 2: Small temple tour with sunset

After having breakfast at your hotel, we drive to the World Heritage-listed Angkor temple complex to visit one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the south gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie.

Next, we visit the temple of Bayon, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom.

In the afternoon, we will have lunch near the Angkor Wat temple. Then we enjoy a visit to the fascinating Angkor Wat, the largest sacred building on the planet and an icon of the Khmer civilization. It was built by King Suyavarman and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It contains hundreds of decorations that cover the walls and the longest bas-relief in the world. It is surrounded by a giant moat, and its five towers are part of the Cambodian flag, and from the top you can see the impressive and dense jungle. It is the most revered in the country and the most emblematic of the complex.

If the weather permits and you are not too tired we will head to Phnom Bakheng to watch the sunset over the hilltop.

Optional Activity

If you have time after your temple tour, we highly recommend that you attend the Phare Circus Show, which is a performance by the well-known artists of the Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center in Battambang, who combine modern theater, music, dance, acrobatics, and other forms of entertainment. Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask us to book a ticket for you. The Circus starts at 8:00 p.m., and we may make a reservation for you in advance.

Day 3: Kulen Mountain and Banteay Srei

This morning, we depart from your hotel via private vehicle to Phnom Kulen National Park approximately 1-hour drive. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings.

Afterward, we continue to the hilltop of Phnom Kulen, and our knowledgeable local guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD.

We will have lunch at the local restaurant and continue to Banteay Srei temple which is one of the most intricately carved temples in the region. Banteay Srei is considered one of the most ornate Hindu temples. The temple should therefore not be missed when exploring the temple complexes of Angkor. We will then visit the Cambodia Landmine Museum before we return to your hotel.

Day 4: Grand temples tour with sunrise

Today, we wake up early in the morning and visit one of the world's cultural heritage sites, Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world as you soak in the breathtaking sunrise. The magnificent architecture and charming light and shadow are even more memorable with the light morning mist that is most often present in this region of Cambodia. As your expert guide tells you stories about the bas-reliefs, they'll also provide insight into life during the height of the Khmer Empire. After visiting Angkor Wat, we will have breakfast nearby the temple, please ask your hotel to pack a breakfast box for you.

The rest of the day, we will pay a visit to Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. If you still want to explore more temples, our guide can take you to visit Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som temple, and Pre Rup also known as the temple royal crematorium.

We will enjoy lunch at the local restaurant in front of Sras Srang. The tour will end around 3 PM as we start early.

Day 5: Beng Mealea & Kampong Phluk

After having breakfast at your hotel, we will head to the famous floating village of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. We enjoy a boat ride and observe the local life in the villages with their floating farms, schools, markets, and Buddhist temples. Our experienced tour guide will ensure there is no tourist scam, so you can relax and take pleasure in this private trip with confidence.

In the afternoon, we will have lunch at the local restaurant before heading to Beng Melea, the mysterious 12th-century temple in the middle of the jungle. This temple is heavily overgrown with vegetation, trees, lianas, and mosses. This temple is the most ruined stone temple in Angkor Park, as well as one of the largest temples on a grand scale in this historic site.

What's included

  • Professional English speaking tour guide and driver (COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated)
  • Car/Minivan with air-conditioning
  • Free airport pick-up(only one way)
  • Cool waters and cool towels during tour
  • Angkor pass:$72 per pax
  • Phnom Kulen Pass : $20 per pax
  • Tonle Sap Pass & Boat trip:$20 per pax
  • Quade-bike Tour :$33 per hour per bike person
  • Angkor Museum ticket: $12 per pax
  • Circus pass & Apsara show
  • Food and beverage

Pricing

Additional Activities

Since you are in Siem Reap town, you shouldn’t miss:

  • (Recommended) Evening with Cambodia’s traditional shows with buffet dinner at the Kulen II restaurant. Please inform us if you are interested. We can help you to make advance booking. – USD12
  • (Recommended) watch the Cambodia’s best circus “Phare Poleu Selpak” which is Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic top rated (TripAdvisor & Lonely Planet) evening entertainment. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    • Seat A: Adult (age 12+) : US$38 / Children (age 5 – 11) : $18 / Infants (age 4 and younger) no charge with no allocated seat.
    • Seat B: Adult (age 12+) : US$28 / Children (age 5 – 11) : US$15 /Infants (age 4 and younger) no charge with no allocated seat.
    • Seat C: Adult (age 12+) : US$18 / Children (age 5 – 11) : US$10 / Infants (age 4 and younger) no charge with no allocated seat. Please inform us if you are interested. We can help you to make advance booking.

If you can’t decide while booking this tour, during your visit, you can just inform our tour guide or you can contact our tour operator to make a reservation prior the start of the show.  Regardless, booking in advance is recommended. 

Tour Notes

  • If you withdraw money from an ATM machine with your international card, you’ll only get not Khmer Riels but only US Dollar and it’s accepted everywhere in Cambodia except COIN AND OLD NOTE.
  • You can charge your camera or mobile phone at a restaurant during the lunch break with your own charger.
  • No smoking, drinking alcohol or touching the carvings is permitted in and around the temples.
  • Dressing Standard: While visiting any temples, both male or female visitors must dress respectfully and at your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Comfortable shoes are a must. The Apsara Authority which manages the park reserves the right to refuse entry to certain areas of the site for guests who wear clothing which is considered immodest.

What to bring

  • It can get very hot walking around the temple complex so be sure to always carry water and appropriate skin protection including sun scream and mosquito spray. You can buy sun scream and mosquito spray in town.

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Travel back in time and explore the ancient city of Angkor and learn about the traditional lifestyles of those who lived there. This 5-day tour will show you everything from the magnificent Angkor temples to Phnom Kulen National Park and lesser-known temples. You will be able to meet locals who are proud to show off their heritage, untouched by mass tourism.

This tour also takes you on an unforgettable journey to see the dazzling sunrise over the five towers of Angkor Wat. The serene ambiance of these special places will surely make you feel spiritually uplifted as you explore them with your personal tour guide.

Additional Information

TOUR STARTS | FINISHES
Siem Reap
GROUP SIZE
Min 1

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Travel Insurance* 

We don’t cover your insurance but we strongly recommend you to buy it for yourself. 

Itinerary Is Subject to Change

This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. As we care about your safety and always want to increase customer’s experience, Asean Angkor Guide’s team can change parts of the tour due to weather terrain conditions depending on the season and customer requests. If the program is changed upon customer’s request, possible additional costs will be charged directly to customers.

Before you go

Please note that from time to time our itineraries may be amended, either for operational reasons or in response to feedback from customers. Please ensure you have read the latest Trip Notes before booking or travelling on your tour.

Making Payment

No deposits are required for most bookings. You can pay the guide after the tour ends. For larger groups and in some circumstances, a deposit may be required.

Booking agreements

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

Asean Angkor Guide tipperary accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

1. YOUR HOLIDAY CONTRACT

The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the Company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Cambodia law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Cambodia Courts. No employee of the Company other than a director has authority to vary or omit any of these terms or promise any discount or refund.

2. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR BOOKING 

Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. All cancellation must be received in writing, sent to us via email or WhatsApp. Asean Angkor Guide must be informed in writing. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the Company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges, as shown below: 

a) 24 hour and more days before departure – free of charge

b) Less than 24 hours before departure – 100%

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