In this tour we will leave your hotel at 4:30 am (for sunrise), picked up by car or Tuk Tuk. Our tour guide will accompany you inside the temple to get a good place for sunrise and provide an in-depth narrative on the history and significance of this site (1:30h – 2h). Riding in the opposite way, in order to avoid the crowds, we head for the next temple, Ta Phrom, where we will rest among the giant trees engulfing the temple. After walking around this mysterious site, we will continue to ride to see a massive gate of Angkor Thom city ( victory gate ) where you will learn more about the history of the Angkor civilization and spend some time to take some wonderful photos as we climb the rampart to see a great statue of faces and rainforest around. It will then be time to ride into the city, getting a better sense of this wonderful city that was built in the late 12 century. Here we have a good lunch in a local restaurant to taste some traditional Khmer foods. We go next to explore the faces of the temple Bayon, learning more about the king’s background, people’s daily routines, military scene and to learn the ingenious methods of the Khmer builders. Back home we go, and enjoy the ride of about 12km with family and friends, taking photos with a monkey and see contemporary painters at their easels along the way.
Pick up is at your hotel at approximately 7:30 am. We will forwarding to the ticket booth to buy the ticket for visiting the temple if our values have done that cause, the tour will start to the main temple(Angkor Wat largest religious monument in the world). On the short circuit tour, you will have the chance to visit the extraordinary historical sites surrounding Siem Reap: We will visit Angkor Wat which is considered to be the greatest of the Khmer temples. There you will find Khmer art which reached the height of its glory in the 12 century. We will then go to the south gate of Angkor Thom and visit the Bayon temple which is the stone facing of Avalokiteshvara and the state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. The tour then takes us to the Terrace of Elephants that the main terrace for the KIng sits on to observe the training of elephants. Keep going to see an amazing view of Ta Prohm, left as it was discovered. Kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries with their mighty roots. After Ta Prom, we will take a moment to visit the antique reservoir call ” Sras Srang lake “. We visit the Banteay Kdey temple followed by a short ride back into town to drop off the values at the hotel or some places in Siem Reap. You will find this to be a truly enjoyable way to experience the magic of the temples of Angkor
Don’t forget to set your alarm: pick-up time is between 8am and 8.30am at your hotel! Once everyone’s on board, we head out of Siem Reap (the city) and drive to the beautiful countryside area. There, we cycle along the red soil roads through some splendid villages ( don’t worry, it’s a nice and peaceful ride and flat the whole way ) . On our way, we stop by the local fish market where you can watch (and take part in?) traditional Khmer daily fish trading. After the ride, we take a small break to get a refreshing and well-deserved drink. The day is far from over though! Our journey carries on with the visit of one of the most impressive floating village in Cambodia: Kompong Khleang. We will board a boat and discover the village. At some point, your stomach will start rumbling… Worry not! That’s when we take you to a stilt house in the village to share a typical Khmer lunch with friendly locals. After that we’ll head to the Vietnamese floating village. The Vietnamese village is not like the rest of Kompong Khleang, in that it is not composed of stilt houses. The houses there are built on floating objects and therefore float on the Tonlé Sap. The Vietnamese village moves along the river (and sometimes up to the lake) according to the season and is something you’ve most likely never seen before. You’ll get to see the floating school, hospital and local shops (they even have a hair dresser!)… An amazing sight, we promise! The program may change a bit as our tour leader can decide day by day what is the best option, depending on the weather, the ability of our guests to ride a bicycle, and other matters that may lead him to decide to change the itinerary.. We’re generally back in Siem Reap around 5 pm, depending on the number of guests (up to 12) and their interest (interaction, speed on the bicycle…), so you may get back to your hotel a bit earlier or a bit later!
This morning you will depart by jeep for the magnificent UNESCO world heritage site, the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. We have scouted and researched some back roads to the temples which still exist, taking you you away from the tuk-tuk and busses, giving you a much more beautiful and relaxing trip to the temples. With a little imagination, today’s journey will allow you to truly picture the lost temples the way they have lain for thousands of years. An English speaking guide will take you through the historical park where you visit majestic structures to take in the grandeur of the ancient Kingdom. Most of the temples originate from the 12th century and house some of the most anticipated bas reliefs and beautiful sculptures such as garudas and apsara dancers. First you will visit the talismanic temple of Angkor Wat, the biggest of all the temples, which has survived the sands of time and remained in marvelous condition. Here you will be able to marvel at its dominating towers and sheer presence, as you take your rime walking around inside. Next you will continue to Angkor Thom, with the spectacular Bayon temple. Here 54 intricate and visually stunning four-headed Buddha statues will eye you as you walk round this quite magnificently preserved temple, truly one of the most impressive sights of the temple complex. Lunch will be taken near the manmade lake of East Baray, designed and constructed to supply the temple complex with its water. After lunch and a short rest to recharge, you will visit the Ta Phrom temple. Made famous by the box office hit film “Tomb Raider” with Angelina Jolie, the temples iconic trees have slowly taken over with their gigantic roots embracing the walls and creating a visually striking and unique setting, providing a stunning finish to your day of “templing”.
Discover the hidden places in Angkor Archaeological Park with expertise local guide Explore the " Real" Cambodia, Rural Villages, Real Local Market, Fishing Villages, Floating Villages, Buddhist monk's pagodas, Rice's Fields and Tonle Sab lake Get unique experience blessing from the head master monk for happiness travel Taste local food, learn new story about the food culture Meet friendly local people, make friend, exchange experiences of your travel with them Get chance that most tourists never get
Taking this tour, you will explore several of the world's greatest treasures in both different countries, Vietnam and Cambodia. Also, you will have such a great chance to learn more about each's own culture, architect. Let enrich your knowledge by travel! Destinations included: Hanoi - Halong - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap. Highlights: Soaking up the hustle and bustle of Hanoi's Old Quarter Cruising on a traditional junk boat through scenic Halong Bay Feeling the metropolitan pulse of Ho Chi Minh City and experience its highlights Living out your travel dreams exploring the famous ruins of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples.
Enjoy an overnight stay at a local village and experience Siem Reap's local community Enriching cultural interactions with the local Khmer community and local tour guide Experience an easy cycling tour through the countryside and observe the living of every day's local activities. Learn how to make an authentic Cambodian dinner with local homestay host
Follow the footpaths of the Angkor trails, passing the ancient ruined temples, and breathe in the pure jungle air of the Angkor Wat complex. You will come away from this beautiful trek with plenty of memorable moments. The trek follows the peaceful single tracks to explore the main temples such as Angkor Wat, Bayon temple, Death Gate, Ta Prohm, Ta Nei temple, you will also have the opportunity to see the wildlife in the jungle.
Visit the less crowded temple Listen to the storyteller guide at Siem Reaper Visit the famous temples: Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, and Ta Prom temple Cultural exchange through Khmer legendary history Visit the less known temples through the jungle trails Discuss about Cambodian history Enjoy biking around the temple complex Visit the small villages
Explore local markets Riding the Oxcart around the villages Half-day cooking class with your private chef Take part in cultural traditions of rural villages Learn how the locals produce: basket weaving, rice wine distillation Immerse yourself into local culinary and the food story Chatting with Khmer people Local ways of life discove
Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat Obtain the insightful history of the Angkor complex Visit the famous temples: Angkor Wat, Bayond temple, Preah Khan, and Ta Prom temple as well as the less-known temple Take opportunity to photograph of each temple you’ll visit Learn the fascinating local culture from our entertaining tour guide Discuss about Cambodian history Enjoy biking around the temple complex Visit the small villages
Explore the evening life of Siem Reaper Visit the local community Visit the local farms Stop for photo opportunities See the different perspective of the lives in the countryside Try out the local food Enjoy discussing the life in the village with your guide Watch the sun setting down over the palm trees