3 days, 2 nights
From 295 $
1 Jan. 2024 - 31 Dec. 2024
Siem Reap is the gateway to the magnificent Angkor temples – one of mankind’s most astonishing architectural achievements. The historical park covers an area of 400 sq-km, with abundant Khmer era buildings dating from the 9th to the 15th century. At the heart of these World Heritage acclaimed structures is Angkor Wat. This is figuratively, ‘heaven on earth’ as it is the earthly representation of Mount Meru, the abode of ancient gods. The gateway city to Angkor, Siem Reap is the fastest growing destination in Cambodia and has excellent golf courses, global hotel chains and lively nightlife on Pub Street.
Trade in the rapidly-developing capital for the historic streets of Siem Reap. Upon arrival, we check-in at the hotel in time for lunch before enjoying a leisurely afternoon visiting some of Temple Town’s top attractions. We head to Theam’s Gallery, which doubles up as an art gallery and then continue to a market to catch a glimpse into local life and learn about local produce. Lunch is at your leisure. Dinner is at local restaurant.
Overnight Siem Reap
Take a step back in time and delve into the jewel of Cambodia’s crown, the temples of Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. We start the day at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Khmer Empire’s last capital built in the late-12th century. Inside the city’s ancient walls, we visit Bayon to stand in the shadows of its hundreds of giant smiling carved faces; 11th century Baphoun; the small Hindu temple of Baksei Chamkrong; and Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch is at local restaurant. After lunch, we visit root-riddled Ta Prohm, made famous after featuring in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. We then head to incredible Angkor Wat, which dates back to the 12th century. Please note: Appropriate dress is required at Bakan Tower at Angkor Wat since it is a sacred site, shoulders and knees should be covered - short skirts or short trousers are not permitted. Only 100 people are allowed to climb Bakan Tower at any time, and children under twelve years old are not permitted to do so. It is closed on Buddhist Sabbath days, Buddhist religious days, and four days a month in accordance with the Lunar Calendar. Dinner with Khmer Traditional Performance at local restaurant.
Overnight Siem Reap
Today we have the day free to explore Siem Reap at our own pace. You can choose to kick back and relax at the hotel, or explore some more of the city centre’s top attractions ahead of the transfer to Siem Reap Airport for our departure flight to next destination.