The eXperience of a life time. In this 5-night package tour, we utilize the local form of the tour guide to show you the most famous of Angkor’s temples. This 5-day tour will guide you through the wonders of ancient Angkor. Enjoy your 5-night stay in a Deluxe Room at Horizons Cambodia boutique luxury accommodation in the heart of Siem Reap, We will make sure that you will get an unforgettable experience with us.
Length of package: 5-night stay and 5 days tours.
Prices quoted are for two people, but we welcome and cater for solo travelers and groups.
Prices will be adjusted accordingly. Please contact us if you would like a quote.
Day 1: Our tour guide will welcome you at the airport with your name displayed on Experience Siem Reap's sign, transfer to the hotel for check-in, then you can enjoy your orientation tour of Siem Reap. After that, you can continue to visit sunset on the mountain Bakeng overlook at Angkor Wat temple with a bottle of wine (depending on your arrival time). Transfer back to the hotel and stay over night at Horizons Cambodia.
Day 2: Begin your early morning day with a visit to the world famous magnificent Angkor Wat Temple (early-mid 12th century Suryavarman II) originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. This impressive temple-mountain is considered the masterpiece of Khmer architecture and sculptural art. It is the pride of the Kingdom. After admiring the unequalled bas-reliefs and searching for the uniquely enigmatic Apsara smiles, continue to visit the South gate of Angkor Thom (Grand City), the last capital of the Khmer Empire (late 12th - early 13th Century, Jayavarman VII). Also you can feed the elephants there and stroll through the expansive setting and visit the most varied historical highlights: the famous Bayon with its spectacular giant smiling Buddhas, the nearby temple-mountain of Baphuon, the Royal Enclosure with the Phimeanakas temple,Terrace of the Elephants, and you will get a unique experience with monk blessing at the temple nearby.
After lunch at a local restaurant, start exploring the Ta Prohm Temple (mid 12th to early13th century, Jayavarman VII, enlarged by Indravarman II). This temple is one of the most famous as it is still exactly as it was when abandoned; overgrown by colossal ancient trees and roots.
Transfer back to the hotel.
In the evening you can enjoy the Khmer traditional dancing Apsara with the Asian buffet.
Over night at Horizons Cambodia.
Day3: After breakfast, ride about 50 minutes by car to reach Kbal Spean and hike 45 minutes through the forest to reach the “River of a Thousand Lingas” (11th to 13th century). The carved Lingas are symbols of fertility and attributes of the Hindu God Shiva. They were for two centuries chiselled into the rocky riverbed to ensure the water passing over them be charged with spiritual
energy and fertilize the rice fields and lowland plains. This is one of the most striking proofs of the importance of water in Khmer civilisation. On the way back, ride through the scenic countryside to the Shiva temple of Bantey Srei, “the Citadel of Women” (late 10th century, by Rajendravarman). This unique small delicate pink sandstone temple is considered a true crown jewel of classical Khmer art, due to its very delicate carvings which cover almost its
entire surface. (Approximately a 1 hour visit). Lunch at a local restaurant nearby. In the afternoon, visit the Land Mine Museum or Butterfly Center, then stop at a palm village to see how the local people make palm sugar. Continue to visit East Mebon temple, which was an island temple in the middle of a colossal baray (reservoir). and then visit Ta Som temple, Neak Pean temple, and Prah Khan temple built by king Jayaraman VII. During this full-day tour, your personal tour guide will make sure you get the most out of your day.
Day 4: After breakfast at the hotel, we start to eXplore the ruins of the 12th Century Beng Melea ....once one of the major temples in the Siem Reap province. The jungle has invaded and permeated this charming temple, leaving carvings, snippets and most definitely your imagination to be explored among the ruins of this stunning setting. and then continue to discover Thmor Dab, the river where they took sandstone to built temples. Lunch at a restaurant nearby. In the afternoon, enjoy a nice view as you ride on the Khmer traditional transportation ox cart through the stunning countryside and then continue to the small community of Khompung Pluck, a seasonal home on the water for many of the lake residents. We take a local boat and venture out to explore, eXperience the culture of this watery livelihood, visiting a local farm enroute and stopping to converse with the monks and children at the village Pagoda. Take a guided stroll through the nearby village and gain a first-hand insight into the country lifestyle of Cambodia. Transfer back to the hotel. Over night at Horizons Cambodia.
Day 5: This morning after breakfast at the hotel about 9am the driver will pick you up at the hotel to join the cocking class, This is an opportunity to learn about cooking and cuisine in a typical Khmer household, have lunch in their restaurant. In the evening, enjoy the Cambodian circus Phare, whose artists will astonish you with their energy, passion, talent and dedication.
Transfer back to the hotel. Over night at Horizons Cambodia.
Transfer to the Siem Reap airport.
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