2 Day Tour – Main Sites, Sunrise at Angkor Wat & Afternoon Excursion
DAY 1 - MORNING: YOUR GUIDE WILL MEET YOU AT 07:00 IN THE RECEPTION DESK
Excursion to visit Srah Srang and then Ta Prohm 11km. The early start should enable us to better appreciate this popular temple before the crowds arrive. Take your time to walk through the temple from the West entrance to the East entrance. Continue to the temple mountain of Ta Keo where a climb to the top is reward by an expansive view over the surrounding forest. Return to the City for Lunch break(Excluded) and back to the Frangipani Green Garden Hotel and Spa. Distance – 30 kilometers
DAY 1 - AFTERNOON MEET AT FRANGIPANI GREEN GARDEN HOTEL & SPA LOBBY - 14:30
Excursion to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom. You now have a choice of ether walking along the 8m high late rite wall (500m) of the ancient city to the Death Gate or continuing around by road. En route to the Terrace of the Leper King you can stop briefly to see an imposing statue found in Bayon which is now displayed at Vihear Prampeilveng.
Beginning at the atmospheric Preah Palilay you will walk 1km through the shaded parkland behind the terraces, passing Phimeanakas, with its beautiful lakes, and Baphuon to finally reach Jayavarman’s state temple of Bayon at the centre of the city. Explore this important temple with its many captivating giant stone faces. Your guide will point out the most interesting of the detailed bas-reliefs illustrating and recreating everyday life in the Angkorian era. Either return to our Frangipani Green Garden Hotel and Spa or You could spend the late afternoon at a wonderful quiet spot to enjoy the sunset before returning to the Residence. Distance – 25 Kilometers
DAY 2 - MORNING: MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE AT 05:00 AM AT THE FRANGIPANI GREEN GARDEN HOTEL & SPA LOBBY
Travel by road to watch and photograph the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Return to the Hotel for breakfast before exploring Angkor Wat. The temple is busy at any time of day but late morning is the quietest time for us to explore and admire this architectural wonder and the excellent bas-reliefs. It is worth walking a little between the outer laterite wall and the inside of the moat for tranquil scenes of rural life.
Optionally you may like to move beyond Angkor Wat later in the morning. There are many lesser visited temples which your guide will be pleased to show you. Return to city for lunch break and back to hotel.(Lunch is not included). Distance – 15 Kilometers
DAY 2 - AFTERNOON: MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE AT 14:30 AT THE HOTEL LOBBY
Option A – rural temples
Excursion to Banteay Srei, finely carved in pink sandstone around 37km from Siem Reap. You will spend a few minutes at Prae Rup before crossing the (now dry) Eastern Baray or Yashodharatataka. The route to Banteay Srei takes you through the pretty villages and countryside where you can stop to see local agriculture and industry. On the return to town you have the option of seeing out the end of the afternoon at East Mebon, once a temple island in the Baray or Banteay Samre Temple. Return to hotel for overnight. Distance – 70 Kilometres
Option B – Tonle Sap floating villages
Travel by road to Wat Attvea where you can receive a traditional water blessing from the monks before heading to the Lake. You shall walk a short detour at Spean Chreav to see typical wooden Khmer houses along the riverside. On the drive to the docks you will see amazing villages on stilts along the road, rice paddies and lotus ponds. At the lake you will use a private wooden machine boat to explore the Vietnamese and Cambodian floating villages where all of life takes place on the water, Floating Scholl, Crocodile and fish farm. Optionally we may stay on the lake through to sunset. Return to hotel for overnight. (Boat’s ticket is not included, $15/person).
Distance – 24 Kilometres
Tour arrangement rates:
- 1 person is $130
- 2-3 people is $65/person
- 4-6 people is $45/person
- More than 6 people is $32/person
Note: Included English/Chinese tour guide and transportation (car/van), but lunch/dinner is excluded.