Day 1 : International (or Phnom Penh) / Siem Reap
Morning: Welcome to Siem Reap airport by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Installation in the rooms if available.
First contact with Angkor and the visit to the The Roluos’ group. Roluos is a village with a group of monuments anterior to those in Angkor. The Roluos group is what has remained from the ancient Hariharalaya, which was the first significant capital during the Khmer Empire of the Angkorian era and consists of 3 temples.
Preah Ko: King Indravarman I, built this temple at the end of the 9th century, the temple was dedicated to his ancestors. The Bakong represents Mount Meru, the center of the universe and still houses a Buddhist monastery. The Lolei temple, built in 893, was located on an island in the center of an immense water basin that supplied the area.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Continue to Angkor Thom with the Kleangs, Prah Pithu, Victory Gate, Thommanon, Chau Say, and then wait for the sunset over the towers of Angkor Wat, a world-famous moment and appreciated by visitors. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Angkor
Morning: Visit of Angkor Thom which, after the passage of the South Gate, brings together the Bayon temple, the Terraces of Elephants and the Leper King, the Royal Palace and the Baphuon. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Angkor Thom was built by Jayavarman VII from the end of the 12th century and acquired the status of capital for about 300 years. This is why we encounter in this city some later monuments, but also some that are anterior to the work of the king.
Afternoon: Visit the Small Circuit with the temples Takeo, Taprohm (superb and world-famous whose giant roots, which have grown over the centuries, enclose whole sections of walls and prevent them from collapsing), Banteay Kdei, Terrace of the Sras Srang, Prasat Kravan. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Angkor
Morning: Visit of the Grand Circuit with the temples Pre Rup, Mebon, Tasom, Neak Pean, Prah Khan (another major temple of the site of Angkor, which was once a city surrounded by a 700m side wall, housing a university) . Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon: The Old market for shopping, and the former French colonial quarter which adjoins, will embellish the visit of Siem Reap, the City of Temples whose name is now highly evocative. In late afternoon, you’ll stroll through the Night Market, very close. The crafts and products for sale on Siem Reap’s markets are very rich and varied and you can stroll through the aisles in search of the object sought after, to take away or to offer. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Angkor
Morning: Excursion to Kbal Spean “the river of the thousand Lingas”, part of river carved over a few hundred meters, which is reached after a small walk in forest, and Banteay Srei “the Citadel of Women”, small pink sandstone temple finely chiseled, through the fields and local villages. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Entirely at Angkor Wat, the most famous and extensive monument of the complex, a masterpiece of Khmer art, whose central towers are the pride and symbol of an entire nation. The temple is surrounded by moats and galleries adorned with sumptuous bas-reliefs. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Angkor
Full day excursion to the remote temples of Beng Malea and Koh Ker, through the Cambodian countryside.
Koh Ker, one of the provincial towns of the Khmer Empire, is located about 85 km northeast of Angkor temples. The temples in the Koh Ker area were mainly built from laterite, sandstone and brick between 921 and 944 AD.
The temples of Koh Ker consist of Prasat Thom, the largest, and several other small to medium-sized temples. Prang, a five-story pyramid topped by a huge linga with platforms on two levels, is located at the western end of Prasat Thom. There is a large reservoir known as Rahal, which extends about 1200 m north-south and 600 m east-west, located to the southeast of Prasat Thom.
To date, the remains of 76 temples have been confirmed in the Koh Ker area.
Beng Mealea, area and shape very similar to Angkor Wat, was built in the 12th century. Its current state is completely covered by the jungle. Its main material is sandstone, and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick shrubs that thrive amidst its towers and courtyards. Many walls are collapsed. Lintels and other building blocks are heaped up and require visitors to climb to move forward in this maze as they approach the central towers completely collapsed.
Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Siem Reap / International (or Phnom Penh)
Morning: Excursion to the Tonle Sap Lak with boat tour of floating fishing villages. Small stroll in ox-cart before transfer to the pier. Tonle Sap is the world’s finest freshwater lake which welcomes one of the largest colony of threatened waterbird species in Southeast Asia. The life of fishermen is truly unique: installed on floating houses on very high stilts, they depend on water fluctuation and use a wide variety of fishing gear whether it is family, artisanal or industrial. Return to Siem Reap.
Then you will visit the Artisans d’Angkor’s Chantier-ecole, a learning center for disadvantaged children in craft trades where, since the arrival of this organization in Cambodia, thousands of children have attended this training course and are now in a position to support their families. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Excursion to the Pouk Silk Center, 16kms from Siem Reap, towards the border with Thailand, where you will discover all the stages of silk manufacture, from the mulberry tree growing till the sale of products.
The transfer to the airport for your international flight will be made 2 hours before departure of the aircraft. This transfer will take place 1 hour before takeoff if you take a domestic flight.
Tariffs including 10% VAT
Price in US$ per person based on the double occupancy (2 persons):
* Category B/2*: from 699US$ per person.
* Category A Std/3*: from 728US$ per person.
* Category A Sup/4*: from 783US$ per person.
* Category A Sup/5*: from 1067US$ per person.
The tariffs above are given as information only and need confirmation after inquiry. They have been worked out on a basic-hotel-of-each-category basis and are payable whether in USD cash once in Cambodia or by bank transfer, before your departure, as listed in our General Conditions section.
Are included in our tariffs: Accommodation on double occupation basis with daily breakfast, all meals in various local restaurants (as of 1 dinner-show of traditional Khmer dances with the famous Apsaras dancers), all land transfers and transport in air-conditioned vehicle, all visit fees regarding to program, English or French graduated guide (inquire for other nationality), the bottled water and cold towels during sightseeing, 10% VAT on every service.
Are excluded from our tariffs: The visa, the flights, all drinks at hotel and restaurants, the personal expenses and exceptional expenses due to fortuitous events, the individual insurance to take out before traveling, the tips, all expenses not clearly stated in the section “are included in our tariff”.
Compulsory Gala dinners: Christmas’s eve December 24th & New Year’s eve December 31st. Numerous hotels in Cambodia apply that condition to every booking passed these days. We’ll inform you at the time of booking.
Supplements never included in our rates.