If you have a few days to spare at the beginning or the end of your holiday, we highly recommend a visit to neighbouring Cambodia to experience the charming city of Siem Reap and to view the iconic Angkor Wat. Since extensions may affect your international flight schedule you should consider booking these at the same time as your main holiday. We can assist with any arrangements such as extra hotel nights, transfers or internal flights that you may require. All extensions can be reserved during the online booking.
Angkor Archaeological Park, located in northern Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-east Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, the park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world.... More
Angkor Archaeological Park, located in northern Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-east Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, the park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. Angkor Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 and a programme has been set up to safeguard this symbolic site.
Highlights of Angkor Wat
A four day package with two full days for exploring the vast and magnificent ancient Khmer city of Angkor. Highlights include sunset from Phnom Bakheng, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom of "Tombraider" fame, the faces of the Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei and Banteay Kdei and a visit to Tonle Sap, Asia's largest inland lake. A 2-hour boat trip on the lake allows us to visit a floating school and a colourful local market. Overnight accommodation is in a comfortable hotel with pool centrally located in Siem Reap
Available 'All Year' between
All transport and transfers in a private vehicle with AC from Siem Reap, local English-speaking tour guide, sightseeing as per the itinerary, accommodation in a three star hotel with breakfast, entrance fee to the Angkor site, bottled water during sightseeing, boat trip, entrance to the landmine museum, breakfast each day while staying at the hotel.
What's Not Included
Travel to/from start and end point in Siem Reap, travel insurance, tips, miscellaneous personal expenses, drinks, meals other than breakfast, visa fees, departure tax, souvenirs etc.
Arrive in Siem Reap - your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Later in the afternoon we will begin our exploration of the Angkor site with a trip to Phnom Bakheng to watch the sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.
After breakfast, we will visit Angkor Thom, designed by Jayavarman VII, the last king of Angkor. There are many temples within the central Angkor Thom citadel, including the famous Bayon and Elephant Terrace. Next we visit Preah Khan, Takeo, Banteay Kdei and Ta Phrom, the jungle temple built in the 12th Century. In the afternoon we'll visit the iconic Angkor Wat. (B)
Today we will drive to the outer-lying temples starting with Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple built in the 10th Century and renowned for it's intricate carvings and bas-relief. On the way back, we'll stop to visit the Cambodian landmine museum to learn about the civil war. In the afternoon we enjoy a boat trip on Lake Tonle Sap - a chance to see modern Khmer life. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B)
A free day to explore the fascinating street life in downtown Siem Reap before transferring to the airport. (B)