DAY 1: ARRIVE – SIEM REAP & ANGKOR & SUNSET & APSARA DANCE SHOW (D)
Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point's Siem Reap and transfer to hotel for check in.
We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor. We stay at Angkor Wat to enjoy a sunset. Then have welcome dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as 'Apsara Dance' after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as 'dance-drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.
DAY 2: ANGKOR THOM & BAYON & TA PROHM (B/L)
We hop on our bike to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.
- The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
- See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
- Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru
- The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
- The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.
DAY 3: SUNRISE & & BANTEAY SREI & KBAL SPEAN & BENG MEALEA (B/L)
A not to be missed sunrise at Angkor Wat. Following sunrise we go straight to the ancient city of Angkor. Banteay Srei: nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving. Visit Kbal Spean, it is literally means "The head of the River.” It is one of the rivers in 1000 Lingas that made up of unique Lingas. Lingas stands into the riverbed of the Siem Reap River. It was believed that the Lingas spiritually "fertilized” the waters that fed the Eastern bay and irrigated the rice fields.
We travel northeast from Siem Reap to the massive jungle temple of Beng Mealea, the size and scale of Angkor Wat but utterly swallowed by the jungle. Discovering this gigantic temple feels just like it would have done when discovered by the first explorers.
DAY 4: QUAD BIKE & TONLE SAP & SILK FARM – DEPARTURE (B/L)
This morning venture out past the temple area and explore the real countryside, by quad bike for 19km. A fun way to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside, and ride through the villages, rice paddies, wetland area – don’t wear your best clothes though – we’re going to get dirty!
We will visit Tonle Sap floating village as school, crocodile and fish farm. You will find out about daily life of people on lake. The Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. The Tonlé Sap is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.
Visit Artisan d’angkor & silk farm, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Free tour of the classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists in the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian artistry.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast basing on Double/Twin-shared room
- Local English speaking tour guide, other language tour guides are available up on requests
- Private transportation with A/C
- Meals as mentioned in the program (without drinks): Breakfast, Lunch, Diner
- Bike & 01hour foot massage
- Bottled drinking water (02 bottles/person/day)
- Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
- Visa arrangement to Cambodia
- Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
- Other meals not mentioned in the tour program
- Drinks at restaurants and personal expenses
- Any services not mentioned in the program
- Insurance during travel, Tip & Personal expense