Angkor's finest

Angkor's finest

Angkor Historical Park - Tonle Sap Great Lake

Stunning sunset of Bakheng Hill, treasured legacy of Angkor Wat, peaceful ride on the largest lake of Asia – Tonle Sap - through beautiful mangroves to floating villages… those are some of the great visits that we selected for you. You’ll dig the secrets of Angkor with an additional exploration to Angkor National Museum and discover the Khmer art in its real features.  

This voyage takes you close to the local life as you wander around the Old market and discover the different handicrafts. Pierce through the heartland of Siem Reap with the different treasures of Angkor. 

Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening get to know the destination with a welcome dinner.​

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Day 2: Angkor Historical Park

This morning adventure yourself in the infamous and treasured legacy of Angkor Wat. The masterpiece and holy grail of the temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building and an insurmountable legacy left by Suryavarman II. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, there is almost one kilometer of exquisitely detailed carvings which depict the intricacies of the Khmer empire through dramatic and humorous stories of love, life, war, religion and mythology, before accessing the inner complex to experience the powerful energy that this sublime temple inspires. Marvel at the quincunx of towers, admire the carvings and architectural detail of the complex as a whole, as it seemingly defies with its beauty and symmetry the fact that it’s a man-made creation almost 1000 years old. 

Continue on your visit with Ta Prohm. Of Tombraider fame, Ta Prohm is an Angkorian treasure. One of the most fascinating things about Ta Prohm (except for its size, beauty and pleasantly eerie atmosphere) is that today it can be appreciated perfectly as it would have been in its day, a mere 900 years ago, as it has been ‘left as it was found’ by the French explorers who discovered it in the 19th century. Ta Prohm is a sight to behold, a veritable maze with gigantic golden trees strangling the stone foundations at every juncture, fine carvings, prominent galleries and a layout that will bring out the explorer in you.

After lunch on your own, commence your exploration of Angkor Thom. Known as the ‘Great City’, Angkor Thom was Jayavarman VII’s ultimate creation, his true expression of design excellence. Angkor Thom was an entire city built in the 12th century which at one point was believed to house up to 150,000 people across an area of nine square kilometers and which thrived upon a complex system of agriculture and waterways. 5 magnificent gates which stand 23 metres high and are spiritually guarded by faces reminiscent of the Bayon, and you will enter through the Victory Gate, complete with a causeway with two emanating rows of Devas and Asuras, both of which are wrestling a powerful Naga. 

From here you will converge upon the centre of this extraordinary city, and begin to explore its elements, starting with the Elephant Terrace, a royal platform used as a viewing gallery for grandiose royal spectacles, decorated wonderfully with statues of elephants and perfect carvings. Adjacently sits the Terrace of the Leper King, decorated in much the same way but unique for possessing the statue of Yama (the Leper King), god of Death. 

From here you will proceed through the forest to Preah Palilay. Guarded by a large Buddha this is a small but beautiful temple from the 13th century. 

Afterwards you will proceed to Phimeanakas, a 10th century largely uncarved but beautifully constructed pyramid temple affording terrific views, before Baphuon, an imposing 50-metre tall temple dedicated to Shiva which houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddhas. And finally to Bayon, arguably the most stunning of all the Temples of Angkor, adorned with 37 towers decorated with wonderful giant stone faces and beautifully decorated carvings throughout.

Finally you will proceed to Bakheng Hill, an iconic temple setting where you will admire the sunset over this ancient land, with views across the great Tonle Sap Lake, the West Baray, and of course, Angkor Wat.

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Day 3: Siem Reap – Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei

Today, travel 45km to Kbal Spean, or valley of the 1000 lingas; a remarkable place where natural meets man-made phenomenon – 1000 hand carved lingas lie on the bed of the Kbal Spean River downstream from the stunning waterfall, placed there to fertilize the river during ancient times.

After lunch you will continue to Banteay Srei; 30km from Siem Reap, Banteay Srei is a unique and exquisite temple, glowing red and in perfect symmetrical detail, which possesses a truly unrivalled beauty all of its own. The carvings here are undoubtedly the most detailed of any of those in Angkor, and the perfection and attention to detail are remarkable. Then on to Banteay Samre, a smaller temple located in the jungle in the style of Angkor Wat. You will also stop at Srah Srang – a vast and beautiful man-made lake where the Royals of Angkor would bathe, relax and unwind, before returning to Siem Reap. Conclude your day with the wonderful sunset and great view at Pre Rup Temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap (Breakfast and Lunch).

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Day 4: Tonle Sap Great Lake - Departure from Siem Reap

Today, visit the Great Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. After travelling through the beautiful countryside to reach the water’s edge, you will transfer to our boat and proceed to sail through mangroves, visit floating and stilted villages, and experience a fascinating, traditional and unique way of life. This lake with an area of 16000 square kilometers during the height of the wet season is an astonishing place, so significant to Cambodia and Southeast Asia as a whole, and it’s home to great number of rare species of wildlife and some of the most resourceful communities on this earth. 

On the way back stop at very nice Local Temple Wat Artvea where you will know how Cambodia monks are living. 

Afterwards you’ll visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, a museum and vocational centre dedicated to the revival of Khmer art. Founded on the idea that Cambodia must endeavor to keep its heritage of skilled craftsmanship alive despite the loss of a large body of expertise during Cambodia’s recent history, Artisans d’Angkor was set up by CEFP (Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle) to provide instruction and employment to some of the poorest members of the community in such art. Visitors can observe modern day professionals employing ancient techniques in the production of metalwork, stonework, lacquer and silk.  

In the afternoon, visit the Old market and Siem Reap town before getting transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 

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Standard

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320

299

Central Boutique Angkor Hotel ***

Central Boutique Angkor Hotel ***

Take a break from monotonous hotel rooms when you pick Central Boutique Angkor Hotel as your place of stay in the city. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this hotel ensures comfortable Cambodian hospitality with a comfortable and cozy stay ideal for a perfect vacation. Must-visit attractions include the UNESCO-protected Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Phnom Bakheng, and Preah Khan. Each boutique room offers either a garden view or a pool view depending on your preference. Within each room are fully equipped facilities and amenities that all guests require. For some much needed shopping, head down to the old market or the Angkor night market which is just five minutes away. Central Boutique Angkor Hotel will leave guests fulfilled with a perfect vacation.

Superior

425

345

324

Somadevi Angkor ****

Somadevi Angkor ****

Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa is the ideal retreat to experience comfort and luxury in one as you journey into history and relive the magical grace of Angkor Wat. With over 170 gracefully decorated rooms, each with private balcony and some with lush garden views, you're guaranteed a tranquil stay. It is about 15-minute drive from the international airport and 10 minutes from the world-renowned Angkor Wat Temple. The hotel is also strategically located adjacent to top business, shopping, and entertainment areas, making it a convenient address for both business and leisure. To book your next trip to the Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa, just enter the dates on our secure online form and submit.

Deluxe

542

463

441

Somadevi Boutique *****

Somadevi Boutique *****

Nestled in the heart of Siem Reap Central Area, Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique and Resort is an ideal spot from which to discover Siem Reap. Situated only 0.2 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique and Resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out are just a few of the facilities that set Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique and Resort apart from other hotels in the city. Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, spa. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique and Resort.

INCLUSIVE OF:

  • Airport transfers and land transports on tours
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast 
  • Sightseeing with local English/French speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fees
  • Mineral water and cool tissue 
  • Private boat trip
  • Meal as mention (L=lunch) 

EXCLUSIVE OF:

  • Cambodia visa
  • International flight and airport tax to and from Siem Reap
  • Further meals not specify in the itinerary 
  • All drinks/water at meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity/ Tipping fees
  • Camera fees
  • Other services does not mention in the itinerary

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