Siem Reap Legacy 7 days will bring you much time to discover the Angkor temples, this architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Also explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado
- Ankor Wat Temple
- Ta Prohm Temple
- Great lake of Tonle sap
- Beng Mealea temple
- The South Gate of Angkor Thom
- View the sunset at Preah Rup Temples
- Dinner with Apsara Show
Day 1: Siem Reap arrival
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel check in. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem Reap (,L,D)
Wake up earlier in the morning for the sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast –then, continue the sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with Colums, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Tonight you will have dinner with Apsara Show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap:
Day 3: Siem Reap (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel – The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. The grand circuit with Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon are also visited this afternoon before we stop to view the sunset at Preah Rup Temples. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel – drive to Choueng Kneas village, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian poor people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle sap. On the way back, we will visit one of the orphanage centers. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Later this afternoon, you will enjoy oxcart ride to cruise around the outskirt of Banteay Srei to explore the daily life of rural Cambodian people. Diner and Overnight at http://www.thebongthomhomestay.com/bongthomstay
Day 5: Siem Reap (B,L)
Breakfast at the open air – drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60Kms from Siem Reap). There is a lot to see in the approximately 2 hours drive as it takes you through many lively villages and along kilometers of rice paddies. Explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle. A further 1 hr drive brings you to Koh Ker, situated in the northeast of Siem Reap. Discover the long abandoned temples in the forests of northern Cambodia. Also known as Chok Gargyar, it served as the capital of Jayavarman IV (reigned 928-42). His son and successor Harshavarman I moved the capital back to Angkor in 944. There are a remarkable number of religious buildings in the Koh Ker region, considering the short space of time that it was the capital of the empire. There are more than 30 major structures and experts believe there may have been as many as 100 minor sacred buildings in the region. It was also a prolific period for gigantic sculpture and several of the most impressive pieces in the National Museum in Phnom Penh come from Koh Ker, including a huge garuda (half-man, half-bird creature). Return to Siem Reap. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap (B,L)
After breakfast, start to visit the Angkor National Museum www.angkornationalmuseum.com known as the grand entrance to a world-class heritage that reveals the glory of Angkor Civilization. This museum enhances the cultural heritage of the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom through amassed collection of invaluable artifacts and through state of the art multimedia technology exhibition for a full picturesque legendary story. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, we will visit the local market “Psachas” and Artisan Dangkor Worshop. Early evening, you will be taken by Tuk Tuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town and for a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety for your journey. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Siem Reap Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel – Free at own leisure until the time met and transfer to the airport for the flight departure.
- Private tours with English speaking guide for the entire trip except leisure time
- A/C private transportation & All transfers
- Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
- Boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake (floating village)
- Tuk Tuk Ride (the most common taxi in Cambodia)
- Blessing ceremony at the local pagoda
- Oxcart Ride
- Cold water and towel during the trip
- Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Government tax
- Service charge
- Accommodation at the hotel
- Visa stamps upon arrival of $20.00 / pax
- Meals not indicated
- Tips & gratuities
- personal expenses
- Other not stated above
- Travel insurance