Code: B =
Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, G =
Day 1: Siem
Reap arrival (L, D, G)
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport
and transfer to the hotel (rooms may not
ready until the afternoon).
Youâ€™ll visit Prasat
Kravan with its unique brick sculptures
and Ta Prohm. One of the area's most
beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been
relatively untouched since it was discovered
and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal
lies in the fact that, unlike the other
monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and
swallowed by the jungle, looking very much
the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared
when European explorers first stumbled upon
them. Visit as well Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.
afternoon, youâ€™ll visit Preah Khan temple.
Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan
is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered
enclosures and shoulders-hanging corridors.
Unlike Ta Prohm, however, Preah Khan is in a
reasonable state of preservation and ongoing
restoration efforts should maintain and even
improve this situation. Continue your
visits to Neak Pean, a fountain built in the
middle of a pool and representing the
paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake and
visit the temple of Ta Som and Sunset at Pre
Rup. Dinner at local restaurant and
accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem
Reap (B, L, D, G)
morning, youâ€™ll visit the most famous of all
the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor
Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares
and is comparable in size to the Imperial
Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five
towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag
and the 12th century masterpiece is
considered by art historians to be the prime
example of classical Khmer art and
architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers
symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed
wall represents the mountains at the edge of
the world and the surrounding moat, the
afternoon, youâ€™ll visit the ancient capital
of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South
Gate with its huge statues depicting the
churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal
Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants
Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon
Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated
with over 200 smiling faces of
Avolokitesvara). Dinner at local restaurant
and accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem
Reap departure (B, L, G)
morning, youâ€™ll visit Banteay Srei
temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in
the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue
to visit Banteay Samre, one of the most
complete complexes at Angkor due to
restoration using the method of "anastylosis".
The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of
mountain people, who inhabited the region at
the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably
related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have
been found for this temple, but the style of
most of the architecture is of the classic
art of the middle period similar to Angkor
Wat. The proportions of Banteay Samre are
splendid. A unique feature is an interior
moat with laterite paving, which when filled
with water must have given an ethereal
atmosphere to the temple.
afternoon, youâ€™ll visit the floating village
of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south
of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat
for a ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great
Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in
Asia. Transfer to Siem Reap International
Airport for departure flight to the next
Prices per person in US$:
Number of people
peak season of hotels are not inclusive in
the prices above.
and accommodation in twin or double room.
by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an
cruise as in the programme
tour guide as indicated in the itinerary.
fees for all sightseeing as mentioned in the
and dinners, as specified, in the local
Price do not include:
tickets and airport tax.
except as specified.
gratuities and personal expenses.
Hotel list for Five Stars
Reap: Hotel Sofitel Royal Angkor (*****
closest to the Angkor Wat Temple complex) or
similar complex) or similar complex) or
Hotel list for Four Stars
Reap: Hotel Prince Dâ€™Angkor (****
Conveniently located in the heart of Siem
Reap's business districts and 10 minutes
from Angkor Wat) or similar
Hotel list for Three
Reap: Hotel Lotus Angkor Hotel (**** 4km to
the Angkor Temples, tranquil gardens
setting) or similar
Hotel list for Two Stars
Reap: Salina Hotel (** conveniently located
between the airport and the city centre) or