Explore the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat in style with our luxury Cambodia trip. Begin with a relaxing Khmer massage before getting out to explore the temples – you’ll visit the towering faces at Bayon, enjoy a champagne breakfast at Srah Srang Baray and wander through the iconic Angkor Wat. Enjoy delicious Khmer food whilst learning about the people of Cambodia before finishing your trip with a cruise on the Angkor Thom moat, watching the sunset behind the temples. This trip is a wonderful way to experience the temples of Angkor Wat in luxury.
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On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel where you will check in for three nights. What better way to get rid of any jet-lag or fatigue than with a massage? You’ll enjoy a traditional Khmer massage before heading down to dinner, where you’ll taste the authentic food of Cambodia.
You’ll have an early start today as you set out to explore the temples of Angkor, starting at Ta Prohm - watching the sunrise pouring through the crumbling, tree covered structures is a magical way to start the day. Next you’ll move on to Srah Srang Baray, a landing platform adorned with guardian lions and naga balustrades where you’ll enjoy a lake front, champagne breakfast.
After breakfast, you’ll move on to Angkor Wat, the iconic 12th century temple that has over 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating its walls. Explore at your leisure, with your guide on hand to explain this huge complex and answer any questions you have.
For lunch, you’ll be heading to the Paul Durule School of Hotelry and Tourism; an NGO that provides young Cambodians with education and skills they need to forge a successful career. Lunch will include authentic Khmer specialities made by the trainee students.
You’ll spend the afternoon at leisure, whether you want to relax at the hotel or wander into Siem Reap for a look around the town. Dinner will be more delicious Cambodian fare, enjoyed as you watch Apsara dancers perform their unique dance.
After breakfast you’ll head out to the temples again, beginning with a visit to Banteay Srei, a beautiful temple made of soft pink stone that is found nowhere else in the Angkor complex. Continue on to Kbal Spean, an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site – you’ll trek 1.5km through dense jungle to find the “River of 1,000 Lingas”, where the riverbed is carved with images from Hindu scripture.
Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch before visiting the Golden Silk Pheach Farm; a local NGO that aims to revive ancient Khmer skills in the silk craft. It provides more than 100 jobs to local people and is a pretty site, covered with mulberry trees that attract the endemic yellow silkworm.
In the afternoon you’ll visit Angkor Thom, an ancient city that was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire. Inside you’ll find the Bayon Temple, where huge carved faces look down from the ornate towers. Finish the day by cruising around the moat of the Angkor Thom compound, watching the sun set as you enjoy a glass of champagne and canapes – make sure you raise a glass and toast your wonderful few days exploring Cambodia.
After an early breakfast you’ll head out into the Cambodian countryside to visit the quiet temple of Beng Mealea - it’s completely overgrown and you can crawl through the ruins feeling like a real explorer!
Afterwards you’ll return to Siem Reap and be transferred to the airport in time to catch your onwards flight.
Cambodia is a year-round destination, however the best months to visit are December and January when humidity levels are low, rainfall in minimal and a cool breeze gives relief. From early February temperatures begin to rise until April when temperatures can hit 40 degrees. The wet season goes from May to October and brings rain and high humidity.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you
3 nights in luxury standard accommodation.
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