Siem Reap: Retracing the Steps of the Ancient Khmer Empire – 3Days & 2Nights

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DAY 1: Arrival to Siem Reap, Cambodia

You will be greeted with a traditional and warm welcoming to Siem Reap upon your arrival. Siem Reap is home of over 1000 ancient ruins including the breathtaking Angkor Wat, one of the 7 Wonders of the World with its mightiness and impressiveness greater than that of the Pyramids, and an artistic distinctiveness as fine as that of the Taj Mahal. On arrival, enjoy lunch at one of Cambodia’s finest restaurants where you will sample the delicious Khmer cuisine and get ready to discover the legendary temples. Starting with Angkor Wat, one of the modern Wonders of the World and be amazed by the sheer size of the temple.

After Angkor Wat, we will climb the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill where you will take in the sunset and have a gorgeous vista over the location formally home to the Khmer Empire. Our sights will give us a scenic view of Angkor Wat in the distance. After we soak up the amazing view from here we will head back down and we will end the evening with an amazing dinner featuring Khmer cuisine with a Traditional Khmer Apsara Dance Performance Show. Rest well, tomorrow is another amazing day!

Day 2: Siem Reap

This morning we will start your day of tour and discovery at Angkor Thom “The big city” start at the South Gate, with its huge statues depicting the churning of the sea of milk, the ancient capital of Angkor Thom and visit Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with 216 mystical smiling faces of Avolokitesvarat that follow you wherever you are going!), the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

We will leave the Angkor complex for a beautiful lunch in one of Siem Reap’s finest restaurants Following lunch we will have a scenic drive through the Cambodian countryside and make our way to Banteay Srei built in the 11th century. This temple is unique as it is made with pink and yellow sandstone and has the most intricate carvings out of all the temples in the Angkor complex. People with an artist’s background will especially love this site.

After Banteay Srei, we will continue our discovery and head to Ta Prohm Temple. It is often referred to as the “Jungle Temple” or the “Tomb Raider Temple”. Whatever you may call it, you will be enamoured and feel like are running through the set from Alice in Wonderland or walking through an enchanted forest. For many people that visit, they are more impressed with Ta Prohm than Angkor Wat! We will make our way back to the hotel where you can relax and recollect about the enchanting places you visited today. Head down to pub street for a street side fish pedicure or go experience one of the finest restaurants Siem Reap has to offer!

Day 3: Siem Reap - Departure

In the morning, our day will take us on a heart-warming visit to Pour Krom Village. We will be walking through this lovely local countryside village to experience how local people live and work, we will make a visit to a local market where you can buy local handicrafts before transferring to Chong Knies village where we will enjoy a boat trip on Tonle Sap Great Lake and get an understanding of the ecological phenomenon of the Ton Le Sap Lake and River. Today is your departure day. Your day afternoon is free until your scheduled departure time. You will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight. Take home what you have discovered on this trip and let your friends and loved ones know of a different way of life. The discovering doesn’t stop; it is only goes on hold until your next trip! Safe Travels and journey ahead!

**This Tour and Discovery program is setup as a pre/post extension tour. Times will vary depending on pre/post tour option as well as flight arrival. If the program is a pre extension tour and you just arrived to Asia, then we will add 1 extra day for resting after your overseas flight, of course everything is adjustable to cater to your needs and desires.