2 Days / 1 Night - Tour
Siem Reap - Temples of Angkor
Kingdom of Cambodia
Day 1 Arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Morning arrival at Siem Reap Airport. Transfer to your hotel (rooms
may not be ready until the afternoon). Siem Reap is the nearest
town to the incomparable Khmer temple complex of Angkor. From the
9th to 15th Century, Angkor was both the power base of a mighty
military and political force, and the heart of a rich and sophisticated
civilization. We will see massive stone monuments, wide majestic
causeways, imposing gateways and towers - all in a wonderful jungle
setting. Our morning is dedicated to a visit of the most famous
temple - magnificent Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece
was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about
210 hectares. We will enjoy exploring the many galleries with columns,
libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting
the towering temple. Intricately carved bas reliefs extend the length
of the outer walls and corridors, depicting mythological scenes
and day to day life at the time of Angkor's construction. Lunch
at Angkor Cafe in front of Angkor Wat. '
This afternoon we will visit the "Great City"
of Angkor Thom, which was probably more opulent than most European
cities in the late 12th Century. Visits include the famous Bayon
Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon
Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper
King. Dinner and classical dance show at Apsara Theatre, Angkor
Village (if available). Accommodation at Hotel, Siem Reap.
Day 2 Depart Siem Reap, Cambodia
American breakfast. This morning we will first visit Bakheng Temple.
This temple is perched on top of a natural hill with spectacular
views over the entire Angkor Complex. We will then visit Thommanon,
Takeo - one of Angkor's great temple mountains, Ta Prohm - a favorite
amongst visitors because it has become part of the jungle, Banteay
Kdei with its very attractive carvings, Srah Srang - a Royal bathing
place, Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures. Lunch at Bopha
This afternoon we will visit a selection of temples,
including the Royal City of Preah Khan which features fabulous carved
stone lanterns and impressive sculptures, Neak Pean - a shrine built
on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon with attractive decorations
on false doors and lintels. Our last temple visit today will be
at Preah Rup from where we have a great view over the peaceful countryside.
Time permitting we will then visit visit Les Chantiers Ecole, a
handicraft center located in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers
Ecole was founded in 1992 in co-operation with the Ministry of Education
and its aim is to revive that ancient art of Khmer workmanships.
We will be able to visit the workshops where the students learn
their skills and at the end of the visit see the finished products
in the shop where they are for sale. Late afternoon transfer to
Siem Reap Airport. Departure with international flight.
Sightseeing tour & transfer as detailed in
Tour Guide as described above
Accommodation in specified hotels or hotels of similar category
Full board as specified throughout the whole tour
Domestic flights with Siem Reap Airways as mentioned in the itinerary.
Domestic Airport Tax where applicable
All entrance fees
Boat trips as specified
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals not mentioned
International flight To and From Cambodia
Cambodia visa fees (currently US$20 per person if arranged on arrival)
Expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenir, etc)
International Airport Tax (currently US$15 from Siem Reap and US$20
from Phnom Penh)
Seat In Coach departures are guaranteed with a
minimum booking of two (2) persons.