Daily departure from Siem
Reap with English or French speaking guide
DAY 1 WED : SIEMREAP ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which
served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among
the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark
the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by
Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his
ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the
Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the
north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of
a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to
the first city at Angkor. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at
DAY 2 THU
ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the
plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares
and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its
distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the
12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the
prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s
five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall
represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the
surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning
of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th
century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over
200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure,
Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper
King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 FRI:
ANGKOR WAT COMPLEX (B,L,D)
Morning, transfer to
Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of
Classical Khmer Art. Continue to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most
beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it
was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Lunch at hotel. In
the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. Built
by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of
towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm,
however, the temple of Prea Khan is in a reasonable state of
preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and
even improve this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the
middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan
mountain-lake), Ta Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter
of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings
preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern
example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the
ensemble. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 SAT:
Pick up from the hotel and driver to Preah Vihear province. Your
journey will take us to visitd Kokei temple before reaching the
destination. You will approximately arrive at the temple at around 2
o’clock, then start your tours at the Temple until the late evening.
Preah Vihear Temple is more than 200 km north of Siem Reap on the
Cambodian side of the Khmer/Thai border.
It occupies probably the most magnificent site of any Khmer temple
and contains some of the most stunning carvings. Overnight at
the motel close to the temple.
DAY 5 SUN:
PREAH VIHEAR TEMPLE -
BENGMEALEA TEMPLE - SIEMREAP
After breakfast, you will
drive to visit BengMealea temple.
Return to Siem Reap. At leisure. Overnight at hotel in Siemreap.
DAY 6 MON:
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers
south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in
a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of
Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.
Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to
the next destination.
transfers and tours with
local English or French speaking guides.1 FOC based on 15 paying pax
minimum. Accommodation in shared twin rooms at indicated hotels or
similar, meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch,
D=Dinner), entrance fees, service charges, room tax and baggage
International airfare; airport taxes, Visa, meals not indicated,
personal expenses Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinners.
Day Inn Angkor &
Oun Khun Street,
Mondul 1, Svay Dangkom Slem Province
Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: (855 63) 760
502 Fax: (855 63) 760 503
Komay Road - Khum
Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap,
Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel. (855-63) 963 777 Fax. (855-63) 963 123
Raffles Grand Hotel
d’Angkor (Deluxe Class)
Vithei Charles de
Gaulle, Khum Svay Daun Kum,
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tel. (855-63) 963 888 Fax. (855-63) 963 168