• Code:  REP5DSIC17-18EN
  • Tour Duration: 05 Days 04 Nights
  • Languages: English
  • Service: Seat in Coach

English speaking guides, individual arrivals and departures, minimum 2 persons

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Day 01

Siem Reap

Arrival at Siem Reap international airport.

After immigration and customs clearance meet the assigned driver and transfer to the hotel.

Check in time is normally at 14:00, however the guests will be accommodated as soon as the rooms become available.

Rest of the day at disposal for a first individual approach of the lively town.

Overnight.

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Day 02

Siem Reap      B, L

Breakfast at hotel.
Departure to visit the walled city of
Angkor Thom, passing through the South Gate, and continuing to the spectacular temple of Bayon, which, with its more than two hundred enigmatic faces, is the central building, both in the location and in the design of the city itself.

It is a masterpiece from the amazing structure consisting of 54 towers and has beautiful bas-relief depicting the daily life at the time of the kingdoms of Angkor and in which they were counted more than ten thousand figures carved in stone.

Then continue by passing in front of the imposing Baphuon and see the pyramid-shaped temple linked to the legend and the king and the snake, Pimeanakas, then to the area where the Royal Palace was located and end with the beautiful Terrace of the Elephants and Leper King.

In the afternoon excursion to discover the Bantey Srey temple, which means the citadel of women, famous for the beautiful bas-reliefs carved in almost all pink sandstone and considered by many, even greater delicacy and precision to those found in Angkor Wat.

The temple is located about 40 km from Siem Reap and it is reached while passing through an enchanting landscape characterized by rice fields and villages.

Before returning, visit the temple of Bantey Samre, named after the legend of the peasant who became king.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Overnight.

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Day 03

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Breakfast at hotel.

Morning spent at Angkor Wat, the masterpiece of all Khmer art, the most famous and impressive temple in the area, considered one of the wonders of the world.

It is a structure that dazzles in its spectacular, extraordinary example of architectural wisdom, decorated with extremely refined sculptures and bas-reliefs, through which the main scenes of the Indian epics are described in masterly fashion.

Lunch at restaurant.

In the afternoon proceed to visit the Grand Circuit of Angkor, beginning with the vast and majestic temple of Prae Khan, also known as the temple of the Holy Sword, which had the functions of a religious and cultural center and, for a period, it was also used as royal residence. At its maximum development, more than ten thousand people were living in the compound, including many of the important teachers and the Apsara dancers, the celestial dancers.

Continue to Neak Pean, the only circular structure in memory of a mythical lake which arise from the four rivers of Hindu mythology. At the time this sacred space was used as a place of purification by water.

Then head to one of the most suggestive and fascinating temples, the Ta Phrom,

It is totally immersed in the jungle and deliberately left in same condition as when it was discovered by French archaeologists in 1860.

Partially covered by vegetation, the roots of trees magically embrace the sculptures and stone blocks of galleries, signing a marriage between history and the unbridled force of nature itself.

Lunch at restaurant.

Overnight

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Day 04

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Breakfast at hotel.

Departure for the visit of the pre-Angkorian Rolous archaeological complex, located about 15 km south-east from the town.

The temples of Prae Ko, Bakong and Lolei are the main and first to be built in the area during the ninth century, they represent the link between the kingdom of Chenla, whose capital were situated where now there are the remains of Sambor Preikuk and the new kingdom of Angkor, marking the beginning of the summit of power and Khmer art.

Then proceed to the Angkor complex and see the Prasat Kravan, the only example a the temple that consists of five towers in the line. In the middle see one of the most beautiful decorations dedicated to the god Vishnu.

In the afternoon proceed to the Bantey Kdey temple, also called the citadel of the cells that served as a meditation retreat for Buddhist monks. After admiring the reservoir of Shree Shrang or royal bath, climb the mountain temple of Pre Rup that marks the beginning of a new era in the Khmer architecture. It is built in red bricks and it is’ particularly impressive at sunset time, when the reddish bricks are constantly changing their colours.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 05

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Breakfast at hotel.

Departure for the visit of the Tonle Sap, the largest lake in South East Asia. The pier is located about thirty minutes drive from Siem Reap. The view of the Vietnamese floating village of Chong Kneas is very charming and touching

It consists in a myriad of floating buildings, houses, shops, add it is located, depending on periods and water depth, either along the banks of the river channel that leads to the lake or at the lake itself. Then enter in the Tonle Sap, so big that the banks cannot be seen.. The boat stops off the engine to better enjoy the silence of this “sea”. Sailing close to the mangroves, visiting a fish and crocodiles farm before returning.

Time permitting, visit the pleasant and charming city, its colonial centre, the old market area that stretches in the proximity of the river and a nearby Buddhist pagoda.

Lunch at restaurant

Transfer to airport.

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End of services.

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  • Transfers and excursions by air conditioned S..I.C. vehicles as per program, except where open line boats are provided.
  • SIC English speaking guides.
  • Assistance, availability and regular visits to customers by dedicated and resident staff.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Accommodation as per requested hotels.
  • Meals as per program.
  • New taxes and entrance fees.

  • Air tickets to and from Cambodia.
  • Visa on arrival Fee (USD 30 cash, 6 MONTHS PASSPORT VALIDITY, 1 PHOTO, 2 PAGES AVAILABLE), depending on nationality.
  • Any kind of insurances.
  • Drinks at meals personal expenses and extras in general.
  • Money transfers bank fees.
  • What is not mentioned in included.