Angkor’s Secrets

  • Destination: Cambodia
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $600

Immerse yourself in the magic and history of Cambodia’s famous Angkor temples on this five-day tour of the ancient Khmer Kingdom. With us you can explore ancient monuments, cruise through Tonle Sap Lake’s charming floating villages and watch the sunset behind the mystical, temple-dotted jungle.

Day 1

Siem Reap arrival – Floating Village – Phnom Krohm Mountain

Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival,Our Staff will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel to check in.
In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake and visit the local floating villages. In the late afternoon watch the sunset from the foot of Phnom Krohm Mountain on the way back to your hotel in town.

Accommodation:Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh or similar

Raffles Hotel Le Royal or similar

Day 2

Discover Angkor Temples 

Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm, at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour.  Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture, we proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.  Today enjoy elephant riding from South Gate to Baygon Temples which brings you an exciting experience. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation:Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 3

Cooking Class in the Village – Rolous Group 

Discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class. Begin with a the walk and talk along the country lanes in the village where you will learn about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients before returning to the classroom for a hands-on culinary experience. After dining on your creations, we arrange for you the visit to some of the oldest temples in the Angkor complex. An hour drive out of town to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit a shadow puppet workshop and enjoy a traditional performance put on by the “Little Angels” orphanage and school. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation:Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 4

Kulen Waterfall– Banteay Srei – Preah Khan Temple

This is interesting day of with nice drive out of the city and a visit to an interesting temple Preah Khan.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then set off to the tranquil countryside around Kulen Mountain – the Khmer Empire’s capital in the early 9th century. Here we visit countless ancient temples, the River of 1000 Lingas, a reclining Buddha and cascading waterfall.  After lunch drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation:Hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Lotus Resort by Borei Angkor or similar

Day 5

Old market – Departure

After breakfast, explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market” for some last minute souvenir shopping, before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Bon voyage! . Meals: Breakfast.

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Inclusions
Accommodation in 4 star hotels (as mentioned above) or similar
Transportation by A/C car as itinerary
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the ItineraryEntrance fees, boat trips, performance & excursions