Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Upon arrival to Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by our tour guide at the airport for transfer to the hotel. v Begin your tour with a visit to the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 km south of Siem Reap. Following, take a traditional wooden boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia. Visit the Cambodian Cultural Village after lunch. It houses 13 unique villages, each featuring different cultural heritages and traditions of Cambodia. Time to enjoy your dinner after the cultural tour before you check in to hotel for 3-night stay.
Day 2 Angkor Wat complex
Today, you will embark on a tour to discover the spectacular Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat regions. Start the day with a visit to the Angkor Thom area via the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the gateway to the ancient Great City. Inside the walls of this city, you will tour the Bayon Temple, standing in the exact centre of the city of Angkor Thom. It was built by the King Jayavarman VII dedicated to Buddhist. Located 200m northwest of the Bayon is the Baphuon, a single sanctuary temple-mountain situated on a high base.
Then, visit the Phimean Akas Temple, located inside the enclosure of the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom north of Baphuon. It was built with roughly hewn sandstone blocks and has little decoration. v Next, proceed to the Elephants Terrace, built in the late 12th century, dedicated to Buddhist and replica to the Bayon style of art. Afterwards, head to the Leper King Terrace, faced with dramatic bas-reliefs, and carries on the grandeur theme that characterizes the building during Jayavarman VII’s reign. You will also tour the Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond, enclosed by a literate wall with only the base remaining today.
Following, visit the Ta-Prohm Temple, built in the Bayon style largely from late 12th to early 13th centuries. The photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made the UNESCO World Heritage Site one of Angkor’s most visited temples. After lunch, continue your journey to the largest religious monument in the world – the Angkor Wat. Built between the 9th and 13th century, this architectural masterpiece is one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world. Lastly, make a visit to Phnom Bakheng to view its beautiful sunset. v Transfer back to hotel after dinner for a good night’s rest.
Day 3 Phnom Kulen mountain
This morning, you will pay a visit to Phnom Kulen, an isolated chain of small mountain plateau located some 48 km north of Siem Reap. This is a holy mountain in Cambodia, of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists who come to the mountain in pilgrimage. After lunch, drop by the Les Artisan D’ Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles, a renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome workshop in Siem Reap. Next, head to the Local Market for an interesting insight into the everyday life of the local people. Tonight, you will have dinner with an Aspara Dance Performance before returning to hotel to rest.
Day 4 Siem Reap departure
End of the trip, our driver will transfer you to the airport well in a head of time.