Phnom Penh | Siem Reap
Picture yourself gazing at a spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat. The 'Temples of Angkor' represent the determination and irrepressible spirit of a thousand years past. The artistry, precision and scale will inspire you.
Day 1 - Phnom Penh
On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel. Get to know your travelling companions and tour leader at welcome drinks and a tour briefing on the evening you arrive.
The next day explore the city with a fun cyclo ride through the
backstreets including a visit to the Central Market. Change
transport modes to your private bus to embark on a thought
provoking tour on the Khmer Rouge leagacy at Toul sleng Genocide
Museum, followed by 'the Killing Fields' of Choeng Ek. After
lunch, explore the Royal Palace with its famous Silver Pagoda
containing 5,000+ silver floor tiles as well as the revered Emerald
Buddha. End the day with a stroll along the riverfront watching
locals doing aerobics amd playing hackysack, before enjoying a
sunset drink on the terrace of the Foreign Correspondents
Hotel: Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel
Day 3 - Siem Reap
A short flight brings you to Siem Reap, gateway to the incredible temples of Angkor. Travel to Tonle Sap, one of Asia's largest fresh water lakes for a boat ride to see floating houses, schools and local shops. Head back to Siem Reap for an afternoon at lesiure - maybe go and explore the old market or simply relax at your hotel.
Wake up early next day and creep through the jungle illuminated by torchlight and enter the little-used eastern gate of Angkor Wat to watch the sun's first light shining down on the magnificent temple - an experience you will never forget. A tuk-tuk ride proves an entertaining way to travel between temples, ideal for taking photos. Later, the magnificent stone heads of the Bayon will amaze along with the evocative bas-reliefs at the Terrace of the Leper King and Elephant Terrace. Return to your hotel to relax and escape the heat of midday, before driving to the unique pink sandstone structure that is Banteay Srei. Continue to the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm which is eveloped in the roots of Banyan Trees giving it a mystical feel. This evening enjoy a group dinner where you can recount your favourite memories of the trip.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa
Day 5 - Farewell
Say your goodbyes as you transfer to the airport
Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.
Your small group tour includes: