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Siem Reap discovery

Siem Reap discovery

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Discover the ancient temples of a lost civilization. The area of Siem Riep is home to many well preserved structures for you to explore. The foodie in you will enjoy a day in the country and collecting ingredients for food preparation in our countryside cooking class.

5 days / 4 nights

Travel styles: Classic and cultural, Cooking

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Tour Plan

Day 1/ Arrive Siem Reap
Arrive in Siem Reap, welcome by local tour guide and transfer to hotel check-in. Free at leisure.
Day 2/ Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – Pre Rup Sunset (B,L)
Morning we head to the famous Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple with the longest intricately carved bas-relief panels. Explore this 3-tier pyramidal structure with its massive galleries of thousands of Buddhas. Examine interior walls and niches decorated with stone apsaras (celestial dancers) and devatas (goddesses). Wander around the top terrace for great views of Angkor. After lunch, visit Angkor Thom, which means the "Great City" in Khmer. The 12th-century royal Buddhist city is especially famed for its grand Bayon temple. Also included are the South Gate Bapoun, the Terrace of the Elephant, and the Terrace of the Leper King. We visit Ta Prohm, the 12th century temple that has been left largely un-restored in its natural state surrounded by jungle. Late afternoon, we will visit the Pre Rup temple at sunset. Pre Rup, built by Rajendravarman II, is about 1 km south of the Eastern Mebon and is a beautiful spot to watch a sunset. The temple consists of a pyramid-shaped temple-mountain with the uppermost of the three tiers carrying five lotus towers. Return to hotel and evening is free at leisure.
Day 3/ Siem Reap – Countryside and Treak Village Cooking Class (B,D)
This morning, we drive southwest of town to remote villages where you will enjoy the stunning countryside including villages, traditional house style, green rice fields, the people, their culture and the wonderful smiles of the children. Have an experience ox- cart riding through the rice field. On the way back, we can visit the local market and Les Artisan D’Angkor. Free at leisure early afternoon. Approximately 4:30pm, pick-up at hotel. Remork transfer (tuk tuk) to a rural location (Treak Village); the Cooking class is in an outdoor covered pavilion, surrounded by Banana trees, bamboo and a fish pond, or our Herb Garden. Take a short walk in the village to visit a local family and garden to see the ingredients growing. Learn about food superstition and beliefs. Our classes are very hands on and interactive and each person has an individual cooking station. Meals are eaten in a lovely pavilion perched over a fish pond, or at the Herb Garden, a pavilion surrounded by flowers and fresh herbs.
Day 4/ Siem Reap – IKTT – Kampong Khleang (B,L)
In the morning, we visit the Institute for Khmer Tradition Textiles that specializes in the revival of the Cambodia silk ikit. There they will provide a range of activities for people to learn more about golden silk, natural dye and tree planting. All guests are welcome to have a tour of the workshops and forestland with the opportunity to have hands on experience how silk is produced. Lunch at local restaurant After lunch, drive to Kampong Kleang, 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. Transfer back to the hotel and free at leisure.
Day 5/ Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Free until transfer to airport for departure flight. Have a wonderful journey!
Tour cost included:
  • Private transportation as in program
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin room with breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in program (excluded drinks)
  • All sight-seeing as in program
  • Local English speaking guide as described
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour
  Tour cost excluded:
  • Drinks - private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Tips
  • All airfares and visa
  • All types of bank fees for payment
  • Other services not mentioned