Siem Reap in depth
This itinerary features an in-depth journey to explore what was once “the Lost World” at the famous Angkor Complex. We also visit the impressive temple Preah Vihear located at the border of Cambodia and Thailand.
07 days / 06 nights
Travel styles: Classic and cultural, Short tours
Day 1 Arrival in Siem Reap
Arrive at Siem Reap airport, pick-up and transfer to a hotel. The rest of day is at leisure.
Day 2 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B,L)
Early risers may have a spectacular sunrise view at Angkor Wat. Return to hotel for breakfast. We will have a full day to explore the lost city of Cambodia: the most famous temple Angkor Wat, the "Great City" of Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm – the undisputed capital of the kingdom of the Trees shrouded in dense jungle.
Day 3 Siem Reap – Kbal Spean – Banteay Srei (B,L)
A full day exploring the Kbal Spean Angkor ruin located in the western part of the Kulen Mountain, Banteay Srei temple, the Citadel of Women with its very attractive carvings, and Ta Prohm, the 12th century temple that has been left largely un-restored and in its natural state surrounded by jungle with massive Banyan roots and limbs enveloping the stone like tentacles.
Day 4 Siem Reap – Angkor Complex / Kampong Phluk Village (B,L)
Visit the Royal City of Preah Khan with its fabulous carved stone lanterns and impressive sculptures, Neak Pean, Ta Som, and East Mebon, and Preah Rup. Then drive to Kampong Phluk, a cluster of villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain, then take a boat ride to the fishing villages on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia.
Day 5 Siem Reap – Preah Vihear (B)
A long day driving to Preah Vihear Temple situated on top a 525-metre cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains in Cambodia near the northeastern border of Thailand and Cambodia. The temple is perched on a hilltop with a commanding view of its surroundings and is constructed on a long north-south axis, instead of the usual rectangular plan facing east. Back to Siem Reap late evening.
Day 6 Siem Reap (B)
Full day at leisure. Optional: Prek Toal Sanctuary (best time to visit the Prek Toal should be during water season (August January) The 'bird sanctuary' at the Prek Toal core area of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve has been called "the single most important breeding ground in Southeast Asia for globally threatened large water birds." The Biosphere covers 31,282 hectares at the northwest tip of the Tonle Sap Lake and plays host to species including Greater and Lesser Adjuncts, Black-headed Ibis, Painted Stork, Milky Stork, Spot-billed Pelican, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle and many more species. Of the three Biosphere core areas on the Tonle Sap Lake, Prek Toal is the most accessible from Siem Reap and the most popular with birdwatchers. The best time of year for viewing is the dry season when flocks of migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal. As the dry season progresses and the water recedes, the number of birds increases but the travel to some of the more important viewing areas becomes more difficult.
Day 7 Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Morning is at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services.
Tour cost included:
- Private transportation as in program
- Accommodation on Double room with breakfast
- Meals as indicated in program (excluded drinks)
- All sight-seeing and boat fees as in program
- Local English speaking guide as described
- Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour
- Drinks - private expenses
- Travel insurance of all types
- All airfares and visa
- All types of bank fees for payment
- Other services not mentioned