SIEM REAP OVERVIEW
Route: SIEM REAP
Tour code: CAM004
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Day 01: Arrive – Siem Reap (L/D)
Arrive at Siem Reap International airport where you will be met by your tour guide and then transfer to your hotel for check-in. At midday, you will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch you will visit Angkor Thom, Bayon and Phimeanakas temples followed by the Terraces of the Elephants and Leper King. In the late afternoon, walk to the top of the hill “Phnom Bakheng” to see the sunset and the fabulous view of the Angkor area. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and some time to enjoy the nightlife of Siem Reap.
Day 02: Siem Reap (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the Roluos group of temples. These 3 monuments served as the capital during the reign of King Indravaraman I (877-89), are among the earliest large and permanent temples of the Khmer classical art period. Preah Ko, erected by Indavaraman I in the late 9th century was dedicated by the King to his ancestors. Bakhong is the largest and the most interesting of the Roluos group temples with its active Buddhist monastery. Lastly Lolei, who’s four brick towers are replicas of the ones at Preah Ko, it was built on an islet in the center of large reservoir by Yasovarman I; the founder of the first city of Angkor. Lunch will at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, and then move on to an extensive tour to the magnificent World heritage site of Angkor Wat. In the evening, enjoy a buffet style dinner at the Tonle Mekong restaurant where you can sample many Cambodian and South East Asian dishes whilst watching a dance show made up of traditional Cambodian dances including the classic Apsara Dance.
Day 03: Siem Reap (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will visit Banteay Srei. Located 32 km from Siem Reap town, this was Cambodia’s last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered. And then visit Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century, then move on to visit Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain–lake. Continue to visit Preah Khan, built by King Jayavarman VII and drive to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Banteay Kdei which is a beautiful temple surrounded by four concentric walls, then Srah Srang “the pool of ablutions” and lastly Prasat Kravan temple with its unique interior brick sculptures and dinner will be served at local restaurant.
Day 04: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit Les Artisans D’ Angkor and see their stone and wood carving workshops where the artisans are taught to use traditional Khmer techniques. You can also do some last minute shopping here. Transfer to airport for your departure flight.