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A Cambodia travel experience is not quite complete until you have witnessed the stunning beauty of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with ancient temple ruins and towering monuments. To allow travelers to fully experience Angkor's magnificence, this 3 day Angkor tour package is specially designed to encompass visits to the 'must see' and hidden temple sites with a local boat cruise along the Tonle Sap Lake.
Capturing the magnificence of Angkor with our handpicked selection of temple ruins and unique excursions that delve into Cambodia's rural life, our Essential Angkor tour will leave you with unforgettable memories of Cambodia.
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Day 1: Arrive Siem ReapUpon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you will be welcomed by your local English speaking guide, who will accompany you to your hotel for check in. Siem Reap is the gateway to the majestic temples of Angkor and a charming riverside town. Take a rest from your flight at the hotel or discover Siem Reap on a stroll through its beautiful pagodas and the colourful market on your own. This afternoon, head out to the early-Angkor era temples of the Roluos Group, about 15km outside of Siem Reap. Roluos is the site of the first town built by the Angkorian kings in the 8th and 9th century and consists of three main temples: Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko. Explore the beautiful surrounding countryside on a ride in a traditional cow cart, a fun way to see the paddy fields and sugar palm trees that are very typical for Cambodia. In the contemporary Roluos Pagoda in the vicinity of the monuments, Buddhist monks will celebrate a private blessing ceremony for you, wishing you health and a safe journey – a very special experience! Later today, visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake. From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with 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. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Siem Reap.Day 2: Siem Reap (B)Start your day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. 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. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “Pool of ablutions”. Return to the hotel for a break during the midday heat. This afternoon, depart on a very special sightseeing tour of the famous Angkor Wat by local tuk tuk. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing Mount Meru, the home of the gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people. During sunset time, Angkor Wat is less visited, and the Apsaras will shine in the most beautiful light. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.Day 3: Siem Reap (B)Enjoy a visit to the temples of the Grand Circuit, beginning with the Preah Khan Temple. This temple was built approximately during the same period as Ta Prohm, and originally served both as a religious university and a temple. Continue to Neak Pean, unique because it is not a temple but a sanctuary placed in the center of an artificial lake and connected to four surrounding ponds exactly at cardinals’ points. Your final visit will be to the small temple of Ta Som, a Buddhist temple built under Jayavarman VII. This afternoon, you will embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about four times it size during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. Return to your hotel for a break before your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- Our Services include:
- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel
- Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- English speaking local guide (for other languages and a supplement applies)
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
- Entrance fees for mentioned visits
- Daily drinking water and cold towels
- Our Services do not include:
- Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, USD 20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)
- Other meals than mentioned
- Camera/video entrance fees
- Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc)
- Travel insurance including recommended helicopter evacuation for Cambodia
- Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
- Important note:
- We strongly recommend the purchase of a travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Cambodia.
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