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Multi-Day Small Group Tour of Siem Reap Temples

Highlights
  • Tour combines top destinations with lesser-known sites
  • Angkor Wat sunrise means great photo ops
  • Skip the open-air tuk tuk for a climate-controlled vehicle
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Multi-Day Small Group Tour of Siem Reap Temples
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Multi-Day Small Group Tour of Siem Reap Temples
US$59.00
Overview
With two full days to explore Angkor Archeological Site, you can cover Angkor’s most dramatic highlights, including Banteay Srei, a magnificent and little visited temple set deep in the countryside. Traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle is a great way to keep cool between the sweltering sites, and the tour includes sunrise at Angkor Wat, a classic experience made smoother by pre-arranging your early morning transport.
What to Expect

Day 1: Temples of Angkor with Sunrise  (approximately 8 hours)  

You will begin with a pre-dawn departure (4:20 to 5:00am) from your hotel for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness from the little-visited western side. Soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor, from the edge of one of the ancient library pools.

You then explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Your expert local guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and give you an insight into life during the height of the Khmer empire. You will end our touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away, from your hotel), and a short rest. Continue the morning to visit the southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side - gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. At ‘The Bayon’ (12th century) we see its beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, then explore the famous Terrace of the Leper King, and the Terrace of Elephants. 

Move your journey to the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot ‘rediscovered’ this crumbling site.  Return to our hotel approximately 13:00 after lunch and rest at the local restaurant before heading back to Siem Reap. 

Day 2: Banteay Srei temple and More  (approximately 8 hours)  

Get pickup around 8:00am drive to the most interesting temples outside Angkor Thom city. First stop at Pre Rup Hindu temple built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.

Continue a drive for the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia. Banteay Srei has only been accessible since the late 1990s, when the Khmer Rouge left the area. You end your touring at Angkor with lunch at the temple (own expense), and a short rest.

Continue the afternoon by moving on to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. Construction of this site was commissioned by the great 'temple builder' Jayavaraman VII (in honour of his father) and a visit to this smaller site makes for an interesting contrast with the more imposing Angkor Wat. Preah Khan is currently being restored by the World Monument Fund and in places is in remarkably good condition. Late afternoon around 3pm return to your hotel after a memorable day of exploration.

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Reviewed today
EXcellent tour with a brilliant guide Mr Seng Dalign

We thoroughly enjoyed both the Tours - the first one comprised of 5 temples in the Grand Temple Circuit .. we started with Pre Rup Temple and ended with Banteay Srei. On the second day we did the sunrise tour which started at Angkor Wat...More

1  Thank Sudeshna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful Angkor Wat Tour

We booked a 2-day-tour to see the temples of Angkor. We had two amazing days with a very small group. Our tour guide Phi explained us all important informations in a very interesting way. The tour was very well organzied. This trip was one of...More

1  Thank Lucia P
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lucia, Warm greeting from Journey Cambodia Siem Reap Angkor! We Journey Cambodia team glad to hear that you satisfied with our service and had the wonderful trip with Mr. Phi. He was explained and provided important information about Angkor history and other information to...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile
Perfect Temple Visit

1st day we started at 4 am for Sunrise and the most popular temples. 2nd day we started at 8.30am to see the big tour temples. All together a really good time. For me the water all day the Information given and the air con...More

Thank Lenni F
Reviewed 13 March 2018
Wonderful experience

This was a very smooth, fascinating tour experience. My mother and I booked the tour just two days before the first tour day, and had no problem with the booking process. On the first day we got to Angkor Wat bright (well, dark) and early...More

1  Thank Norine1
Reviewed 21 January 2018
Fantastic guide, knowledgeable and friendly

Sam was an amazing guide - very experienced and knowledgeable. He gave us the space we wanted to look around and was simultaneously available to answer our various questions. Having an air conditioned van with bottled water was also a blessing. Thank you for an...More

Thank SoniaSling
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