Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap
Upon your arrival into Siem Reap airport, you will be met by your driver, who will whisk you off to your hotel, where you can check in for your 3 night stay, and make yourself at home.
Day 2: Angkor Wat Tour
Today is a very special day – your day to explore the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples.
Early this morning, pick you'll be taken to explore the Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples.
Continue to visit the famous Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.
Return back to the hotel for mid day break.
In the afternoon, transfer to visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.
From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs. *Included Angkor Pass 1 Day*
Enjoy a rural sunset over the paddy fields and the beautiful countryside from the pyramidal Pre Rup temple.
Day 3: Siem Reap
Your day is free for you to discover more about Siem Reap itself – Take some time to stroll through the beautiful pagodas, visit the colourful markets, and get under the skin of this town.
A great place to visit in the evening is the inventively named “Pub Street”. It’s a bustling area full of local street vendors, bars, and restaurants – there is a great atmosphere and you are bound to find a great pub to people watch from!
Day 4: Depart Siem Reap
Sadly it is time to be picked up by your driver and taken to meet your onward flight. Hopefully you are planning more adventures in Cambodia, or maybe Vietnam or Thailand - If so, take a look at our tailor-made itineraries, or for an alternative experience perhaps browse our wide selection of group tours?