Angkor Classic - Private Tour
This short trip to Siem Reap shows you the glorious heritage of Cambodia. Siem Reap is a small colonial town just north of Southeast Asia’s largest lake, Tonle Sap. The town itself is charming and pleasant to roam around, with some fine examples of French colonial architecture, though modern developments have been swift here in recent years since the demise of the Khmer Rouge. Now that the town is safe again, visitors have been flocking in, using it as a base for visits to nearby Angkor ruins. The most famous of the entire temple complex must be Angkor Wat. It was built under King Suryavarman II, who reigned from 1113 to 1150, who intended the temple to present him to his people as the incarnation of Vishnu, an Indian god. When most of Angkor was abandoned in the 15th century, the temples were gradually cloaked by forest until they were uncovered by French naturalist Henri Mouhot in 1861. The jungle setting and silence enhance the mystery of the temples and many of them remain in good condition. Some are under restoration and visitors can get a first-hand look at the painstaking efforts underway to preserve the relics.
Day 1: Siem Reap
Arrive in Siem Reap. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel.
Explore the ancient city of Angkor by entering Angkor Thom via the South Gate. Continue the journey by viewing the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. In the afternoon, visit the epic Angkor Wat, viewing its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. End the day with a spectacular sunset viewed from the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Day 2: Siem Reap (B)
This morning, proceed to the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and the Banteay Samre temple. On the way back, stop at the three-tiered temple hill of Pre Rup. There view the Bantey Kdei with it’s rarely seen sculpted female deities, the Lake of Srah Sran, and the impressive Ta Phrohm Temple which is dramatically enveloped by jungle. Also visit the Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada, and Thommanon temples before returning to your hotel.
Day 3: Siem Reap (B)
Day at leisure to explore the town on your own.
Day 4: Siem Reap (B)
Today, you will be transferred to the airport to connect your onwards flight.
Excluded: International & domestic flights, visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature
Prices quoted are valid till 31 October 2017
Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
Specific travel dates apply
*per person share twin