Day 01: Angkor Thom
After arrival we transfer you to your hotel to check-in whereafter we start our tour.We visit the complex of Angkor Thom, including the sites Bayon, Elephants and Lépreux King Terrace, Tep Pranam, Prah Palilay, Phimeanakas, Baphuon. In the afternoon we visit Kleangs North and South, Prah Pithu, Victory Gate, Thommanon and Chau Say Thevoda. We return to Siem Reap by Bakheng mountain to admire the stunning sunset behind the temples of Angkor Wat.
Day 02: Small Circuitand Big Circuit
In the morning we do the‘Small Circuit’: Takeo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Sras Srang Terrace and Prasat Kravan, while In the afternoon we do the ‘Big Circuit’: Pre Rup, Mebon, Tasom, Neak Pean and Prah Khan.
Day 03: The River of thousand lingas, Banteay Srei and Angkor Wat
In the morning we travel on the Kbal Spean (River of thousand lingas) and we bring a visit to the Banteay Srei (The Woman Citadel). The whole afternoon is reserved to visit Angkor Wat.
Day 04: Beng Mealea
In the early morning, we take a 4WD to discover the Khmer site Beng Mealea. Not very famous, completely off the beaten track and has only been exposed to foreign visitors since the year 2000, because the zone was controlled by red Khmers in 1997. It’s situated only 6 km from Phnom Kulen Mountain and 40 km from Angkor Thom. To get there, we have to do a serious dirt track tour, which will take between 2/3 hours, crossing rural landscapes and traditional villages. In the middle of the jungle we find the temple constructed of sandstone, built on a surface of 108 hectare, dating back out of the 11th century. The temple is surrounded by stretching trench systems. Nature took over completely on this site, which gives it a particular mystic ambiance. We organize a pick-nick on site before we return to SiemReap.
Day 05: Tonlé Sap Lake - Departure
In the morning, we will do an excursion to Tonlé Sap Lake, a lake connected to the Mekong River by a canal of 100 km long. During the water floods of the Mekong River in the rainy season, this lake is around 7500 km² large and 10m deep! (Dry season: 3000km² large and 2 m deep) Tonle Sap lake serves as a ‘solution’ for the floods of the Mekong River, allowing to avoid devastating floods downstream. We enter a boat and cruise around the lake, chat with the local fishermen and visit Chongnea, the lake-side village on stilts.
In the afternoon, we visit an old traditional market and a handicraft school.
Afterwards we transfer you to the airport for your onward departure flight.
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All accommodation based on twin share
Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
All transfers/ transport
Entrance fees and permits during guided time
English/French speaking guide during guide
Visas and visa fees
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry