2-5 Days Phnom Penh
Beginning in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, ...
Guest Name: Ms. Helen Chen
Number of Person: 7
Travel Date: 15/05/19
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Book Choice: 2-day Angkor Discovery Tour
On the second day, you will meet with local professional photographer who will guide you to the best spot for shooting, beginning with an exploration of the ancient city of Angkor Thom, your photographic journey will take you by local villages via quad bikes, around floating village houses, and back to the iconic Angkor Wat temple to capture the sunrise.
Day 1: Arrival - Siem Reap - Bayon Angkor Thom - Balloon Ride (D)
Upon arrival at Siem Reap international airport, you will be welcomed by our tour guide at the exit of terminal and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. check in time at 14:00
Siem Reap is a popular charming town in northern Cambodia located along the Siem Reap river and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.
After short break at the hotel depart on the special Remork “Tuk Tuk” to visit The Great City of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. The city of Angkor Thom consists of a square, each side of which is about three kilometers long a laterite wall 8 meters. Before enter the city, you will first stop first at the South gate and then continue to visit Bayon Temple. The Bayon temple was built nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat. Since it was located at the center of a royal city it seems possible that the Bayon would have originally been a temple-mountain conforming to the symbolism of a microcosm of Mount Meru. After Bayon continue to visit Terrace of Leper King and the Elephant Terrace.
End of today experience with comfort of your basket vantage point 180 meters of super yellow balloon above the ancient complex, your bird's eye view will be in indelible memory, a unique opportunity to see the scope and complexity of one of the world's most powerful civilizations. Exciting with the view of Phnom Bakheng and Baray from the Angkor Balloon Ride and see how the rising sun reveals the Angkor Wat domes or wonder at the multicolored sunset turning it in to a mystical, magical silhouette in the jungle.
Dinner and overnight at your selected hotel in Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 2: Siem Reap - Banteay - Quad - Siem reap (B,L)
This morning, meet with local professional photographer who will guide you to the best spot for shooting. You will be transferred to visits to Banteay Srey “also called Citadel of Women”, made of pink sandstone and is one of the smallest temple you can visit but one of the most beautiful as well. Unlike the major sites at Angkor, Banteay Srei was not a royal temple as It was built by Brahmin Priests. Often described in terms as the “Jewel of Khmer Art”, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architecture. On the way back visit Butterfly Center. The Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) is a new tourist attraction for Siem Reap Province featuring a live display of Cambodian butterflies. Revenue generated by tourist admissions provides support for local poverty alleviation and conservation projects.
Lunch at Asian Square restaurant. After lunch return to the hotel take a rest of the at the enjoy swimming at the pool.
Late afternoon experience a quad bike one of our most popular tours starts every day at 5 pm. We will transfer you to the Cambodia Quad Bike office. After a short safety briefing and familiarization training ride you will head out to the rice fields surrounding Siem Reap. Ride will go past several local villages, where you can see how people live in Cambodian countryside. Our guides and photographer will recommend you the best stops for stunning sunset photos. (1hours ride)
Tour finishes at Cambodia Quad Bike office. After you wash mud off your feet and take a refreshing drink, we will transfer you back to the hotel.
Note: 2 adults can ride on the same quad bike with maximum weight of 130 Kgs.
In this case, the driver must have experience of riding a quad bike. Children are welcome to sit with their parents as passengers. From 14 to 16 years old, children can ride their own quad only with an instructor as a pillow.17 years old children can be allowed to ride alone their own quad only if they have an adult size and a similar or bigger quad at home.
End of the day, enjoy 1 hour massage at Real Spa Cambodia.
Overnight at selected hotel in Siem Reap
Day 3: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Ta Prohm - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap (B,D)
The early morning of today, a photographer will pick up you Angkor Wat for shooting the sunrise over the five iconic towers of the Angkor Wat temple. Angkor Wat temple is the largest temple in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century by King Suryavarman indicated to Visnu.
The ingenious plan of Angkor Wat only allows a view of all five towers from certain angles, They are visible from the entrance. In side the temple there are more than 2000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple making the temple more beauty and unique.
Continue to visit Ta Prohm temple. Ta Prohm temple, like the Preah Khan, was built in the memory of the King Jayavarman VIIâ€Ÿs mother. When found by the French conservators at the end of the 19th century, they deliberately left this temple in the same condition as it was discovered; overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, giving the temple a mystical and romantic appeal.
This Tom Raider temple is the most popular and photogenic temples because of the unique of the temple which over grown by the big tree and vines structure. Continue to visit Banteay Kdei and Takeo temples.
Afternoon we will transfer you from the hotel to embark on the wooden boat for a visit of the floating village and the flooded forest. The Tonle Sap Lake is the biggest fresh water lake in Asia. It is also the densest in fish. The particularity of this lake is that during the rainy season the water flows from the Mekong to the Lake. At this time the lake can be till 5 times its original size. Then at the end of the rainy season the water flows back to the Mekong and to the sea. On the way to the lake, you will pass through the floating house, floating school and visit the fish farm before reaching the lake.
This evening enjoys a farewell dinner with Cambodian cultural show. A set menu will be prepared and each course will be served whilst each show performance finished.
Overnight at selected hotel in Siem Reap
Day 4: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
After breakfast rest of the day, free at your leisure until time transfer you to the airport for flight back home or if you departure in the afternoon, we suggest you to discover the town by your own Remork (Tuk Tuk) to visit Old market and Artisan D’Angkor workshop.
Special Notes :
I spent 4 days with Mr.Borey on the "Bayon Angkor Thom & Balloon Ride" and "Hidden Angkor" tour, and cannot recommend this company enough. The Guide was very knowledgable about photography, lighting, etc., and ha Korea, Republic of - 7 months ago