2010 Temples of Angkor - 5 days
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2010 Temples of Angkor - 5 days


Duration:   5 days/4 nights
Prices: US$390- 1200 (included taxes & service charge)
Start Date: Upon Request
Depart From: Siem Reap
Destination(s) to visit: Angkor - Tonle Sap Lake - Cambodia
Tour Code: ATI251
Tour description: Our 5-day ‘Temples of Angkor’ journey showcases the best of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Explore the temples of Angkor, including Ta Prohm, the Bayon and majestic Angkor Wat. Avoid the crowds as we enter the walled city of Angkor Thom from the lesser used Western gate. Our Deluxe option offers the refined experience of Raffles Phnom Penh.

Trip grading: EASY Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and mobility. Fly between major destinations.

What's included: 4 nights hotel accommodation, flight as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles (half-day temple touring by tuk-tuk), all sightseeing as specified, entrance fees, Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 16

2010 Temples of Angkor - 5 days

Picture yourself gazing at a spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat.

Our 5-day ‘Temples of Angkor’ journey showcases the best of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Explore the temples of Angkor, including Ta Prohm, the Bayon and majestic Angkor Wat. Avoid the crowds as we enter the walled city of Angkor Thom from the lesser used Western gate. Our Deluxe option offers the refined experience of Raffles Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh, Temples of Angkor,Tonle Sap Lake.
Trip grading:
EASY Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and mobility. Fly between major destinations.

What's included: 4 nights hotel accommodation, flight as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles (half-day temple touring by tuk-tuk), all sightseeing as specified, entrance fees, Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 16

Ask our Travellers: "Our trip to Cambodia was fascinating, well-organised and thoroughly enjoyable. We feel that we’ve come back with a good insight into the country." A. Jones - UK

Tip's for your Holiday: During your free time in Siem Reap, why not enjoy a wonderful Shiatsu massage at Seeing Hands, a not-for-profit organisation staffed by blind Cambodians?

Responsible Travel: After you learn the finer points of Angkorian art and culture at the National Museum, discover the world-famous temples firsthand by tuk-tuk, as lighter vehicles more effectively protect the ruins.


Travel Angkor Wat from Siem Reap - Tour Siem Reap Angkor Wat




Tour Program:
Day 1:  Siem Reap Arrival/ Angkor Visit
Morning arrival at Siem Reap airport. Transfer to your hotel. Siem Reap is the nearest town to the temple complex of Angkor. From the 9th to 13th century, Angkor was the heart of a rich and sophisticated civilization. You will see massive stone monuments, wide majestic causeways, imposing gateways and towers, all in a wonderful jungle setting.

In the morning you will visit with your private professional guide, the "Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. The afternoon is dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple.

This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares.With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction.

At the end of the afternoon watch the sunset on the temples and the spectacular views over Angkor Wat.
 
 Day 2:  Angkor Visit

Morning visit of a selection of temples, including the Royal City of Preah Khan with impressive sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon, Preah Rup.

Afternoon we will continue our visit by Thommanon temple, Ta Keo, one of Angkor's great mountains temple, Ta Prohm with a part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang a Royal bathing place, Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures. We will visit Les Chantiers Ecole, a handicraft center located in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers Ecole was founded in 1992 and its aim is to revive that ancient Khmer art. This organization gives young people the opportunity to learn the art of stone, wood carving, and silk weaving.  
 
Day 3:  Visit Banteay Srei/Roluos
Morning we will visit the enchanting Banteay Srei. It appears that the temple was designed to leave no space undecorated, and the fine carvings in pink sandstone are unique.We will continue after by car to a little chain of hills. After about an hour, we will arrive in a place near Kbal Spien and continue our journey on foot, following a white sand path which heads up into the jungle. This very pleasant walk takes us through the beautiful forest. Please note that there are several narrow and steep passages on the way. After approximately 40 minutes walk, we will hear the sound of a waterfall. At first sight this place offers no particular attractions except the natural environment. We will discover that the riverbed and the rocks around us are covered with carvings representing the gods of the Brahma religion dating back as far as the 11th century, its the "thousand Lingas Rivers" The water runs over the sculptures of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Rama and many Lingas, which were carved in stone in the past to sanctify the water and to thank the gods for their gift. The sound of a small waterfall tempts you to follow the river further through the small gorge. Using bamboo stairs to pass a few escarped passages we finally discover the beautiful waterfall. Pick-nick lunch at the foot of the hill or lunch at local restaurant.. After this visit, we will go to Banteay Samre, with elaborate architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a local village. and visit of Baray Oriental sites, built by Rajendravarman: Banteay Kdey, Pré Rup, Preasat Khleang, Mébon Oriental.
 
Day 4:  Boat ride on Tonle Sap lake/ Silk Center
This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" moves from place to place following water levels and currents.

Time permitting, we will visit Siem Reap central market and the Silk Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia's beautiful silk production. We can see every step of silk production. Transfer to Siem Reap Airport. 2 hours before your departure with international flight.
 
Day 5:  Roluos Group of Temple
In the morning we will visit the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya, which flourished in the late 9th and early 10th Centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred as the Roluos group. The three Roluos temples are Bakong Temple Mountain with wonderful carvings on the false doors and lintels, the funerary temple of Preah Ko, Lolei Temple with the Roluos group's most exquisite carvings and inscriptions. Afternoon transfer to Siem Reap Airport. Departure with international flight.

Class

Number of Person in Group/Pax
Tour cost per Person (in $US)

1 pax

2 pax

3 - 5 pax

Single Surcharge

2star

890

500

390

70

3star

930

540

430

110

4star

1070

610

500

180

5star

1200

710

600

280

Tour Siem Reap Angkor Wat - Travel Angkor Wat from Siem Reap
Note:
Tour Prices(Price per person and in US$)

2010 Temples of Angkor - 5 days

Includes:
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (Based on Twin sharing)
  • Ground transportation on tour with English / French speaking guide
  • All transfers: airport-hotel-airport and excursion transfers
  • Admission fees to tour sites throughout   
Excludes:
  • Cambodia visa fee currently US$20 / pax payable upon arrival
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • International Air tickets
  • Domestic airport tax PNH-REP or V.V US$6
  • Domestic and International Insurance Surcharge
  • International airport tax departure PNH: US$25. REP US$25
  • Personal expenses such as drinks at meals, camera fee to tour sites.
  • All other accounts are not mentioned in the above inclusion

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