Consider as one of the jewels of Asia, together with its wealth of natural beauty and amazing heritages site. Cambodia attracts million of visitors from all over the world to come and discover. The trip starts with the Siem Reap Orientation, visiting some major sites: National Museum and Ta Prom Temple. Continue to BengMelea Temple and Finally, taking boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake .
Discover Angkor Highlighted Temples
Visit floating village Tonle Sap Lake
Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival (D)
Upon arrival, meets and transfers to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm temple, and transfer to the foot of Phnom Krom Mountain which is very close to Tonle Sap Lake where we will set up our nice table and a bottle of champagne to seat and view the sunset throughout the rice paddies and you also can see all the activities of locals in the evening with then are return home for the farms. On the way back to Siem Reap, welcome dinner will be provided on local restaurant.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Outlying Temples (B, L)
After breakfast, visit to Angkor National Museum where you will see all the Cambodia artifacts from Angkor period up to 16th century with 8 galleries classification. We continue to visit the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group (Bakhong Temple), enjoy a 30-minute ox-cart ride to throughout the village before the lunch time. Lunch with the local family and then we will continue to drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back to Siem Reap we will visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishnu as well as Krishna legends.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor Highlighted Temples (B)
Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.Continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom City & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphoun, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea Temple – Free at leisure in the afternoon (B)
Heading out of the town, we drive on a newly paved road to the most remote and ruin temples of Beng Mealea which is a temple located 60 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor Wat and built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Its primary material is sandstone and it is surrounded by moats. The basic layout is three enclosing galleries around a central sanctuary. There is extensive carving of scenes from Hindu mythology, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Causeways have long balustrades formed by bodies of the seven-headed Naga serpent. Smaller in size than Angkor Wat, the king’s main monument, Beng Mealea Temple nonetheless ranks among the Khmer empire’s larger temples. Return to hotel and free at leisure
Day 5: Siem Reap – Cooking Class – Floating Village with Kayaking (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel
Today you will be transferred to local market where we can see the daily activities of local trading and visit the local farm, vegetable gardens. Meet the Cambodian chef in Sojourn Villa, Learn to make three Cambodian dishes with one of our head chefs and enjoy your creation following the class. Classes include a short visit to a local family to learn about food customs and beliefs within the village. Afternoon we will be transferred to Tonle Sap Lake where we will embark on local boat to cruise to floating village of Mechrey and then we enjoy Kayaking throughout the floating villages, mangrove forest and further to open lake.
- Private tour with local English Speaking Guide
- All transfers and land tour with A/C vehicle
- All entrance fees as per program
- Meals as mentioned per program
- Boat ride as per program
- Cold water and towel during the tour
- Service charge & government tax
- Accommodation based on half twin sharing
- 1foc for tour leader for every group of 16pax up
What's Not Included
- Visa fee to Cambodia of USD 20 per person
- Local domestic air ticket
- International air ticket
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and meal not mentioned in program
- Personal Expenses
- Gratuities/ Tipping
- Other services not mentioned in the program and in the inclusion column
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