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Angkor Discovery Tour (7 days)

iem Reap – Angkor Complex – Koh Ker- Sambor Prei Kuh – Siem Reap / 7 days

This tailor made 7 day Discovery tour includes the most highlights in Siem Reap. With three days  to explore the Angkor Archaeological Park, there is no rush. To see the biggest freshwater lake in SEA, Tonle Sap Lake, is a must. No visit to our region would be completed without exploring Sambor Prei Kuh. And to finish in style we invite you to discover Artisan d’angkor as well as Siem Reap night markets. Please be our guest and let us guide you through our land. We are ready when you are.

Tour Summary:
Day 1:
Arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day, intro-tour around the town by Remork (Tuk Tuk).

Day 2:
Boat trip on the shore of Tonle Sap lake, Silk farm in Puok. Visit the temples in the afternoon

Day 3:
Visit Prasat Kravan, Pre Rub, Eastern Mebon and Banteay Srei. After lunch, Take a short walking tour in the village and see people making palm sugar, Next Akira landmine museum.
Afternoon, Angkor Wat, the main highlight temple till dawn.

Day 4:
Visit Southern gate of Angkor Thom and temples in this great City before continue to Ta Prohm, the ruin in the jungle. Afternoon, Relax at the hotel till 15:30, start your visit to artisan d’Angkor and scroll around at the night market.

Day 5:
Today, you will leave Siem Reap and explore on the outskirt of this small city. As the plan, you will take your overnight at Kampong Thom for 1 night.
The trip today will take roughly 6-7 hours drive with the visit of Beng Mealea, Koh Ker.

Day 6:
Visit Sambor Prei Kuh in the morning. The tour at this bush temples shall include a 15 minutes bicycle ride on yourself (it’s just for fun). On the way returning to Siem Reap, you will take a short stop at Kampong Kdei Bridge for some photos. Check in at your hotel and overnight.

Day 7:
Today is your last in Siem Reap. Either relax at the hotel or scroll around in the city on your own.
Pick-up and transfer to airport …. (depends on your flight time).
End of services!

Day 1 : ... - SIEM REAP, Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Arrival at the airport in Siem Reap, meet your local host guide who will then transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Time at Leisure
Afternoon at around 16:00 hr, start the intro-tour around the city. Tour will conduct by Remork (Tuk Tuk) with guide.

Meals:    Dinner at local restaurant, incl.
Hotel:    Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2 : SIEM REAP – Kompong Phluk – Rolous – Grand Circuit

Boat trip & Sight-seeing temples
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast – start the visit to Kampong Phluk floating Village. Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted house built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 22km southeast of Siem Reap. The name means “harbor of the tusks”.
At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary stilted house. In the wet season when water level rises again, the villagers move back to their permanent house on the floodplain, the stilt now hidden under the water. On the way back, stop at a local market at Rolous. Walk around this market and see the local selling fruits, vegetables, and many other local products for some pictures, take about 20 minutes before continuing to the temples in Rolous group, “Preah Ko, Bakong & Lolei”.
Prasat Preah Ko is located at Roluos between Bakong and Lolei; it is mid-way between Bakong and the road. A enter and leave the temple from the east. It was built in late ninth century (879) by the King Indravarman I, dedicated to Siva (Hindu) funerary temple built for the king’s parents, maternal grandparents, and a previous king, Jayavarman II and his wife, replica to Prah Ko style of art.
Bakong is located at Roluos south of Preah Ko. Enter and leave the temple at the east. A modern Buddhist temple is situated to the right of the east entrance to Bakong. It was build in late ninth century (881) by king Indravarman I dedicated to Siva (Hindu).
Prasat Lolei is at Roluos, north of Bakong. A modern Buddhist temple is located in the grounds of Lolei near the central towers. It can be accessed by enter and leave the temple by the stairs at the east. It was built in the end of the ninth century (893) and dedicated to Transitional between Preah Ko and Bakheng. Return back town and have lunch at local restaurant.

Beware of the ants during certain seasons near the top of the entrance steps.

Visit Preah Khan, the temple is located 2 kilometers north-east of Angkor Thom on the Grand Circuit. The temple was built in the second half of the 12th century in AD 1191 by King Jaya-varman VII, dedicating to his father Dharanindravarman.
Neak Pean
is one of the temples that make one dream of the olden days of luxury and beauty.
Prasat Ta Som
located in the east of Nean Pean. The entry and exit to Ta Som can only be access from east entrance. It was built in the end of the 12th century, dedicated to the father of the king (Buddhist), replica to Bayon style of art.
Prasat Eastern Mebon
, a pyramid of receding terraces on which are placed many detached edifices, the most effective being the five towers which crown the top Could any conception be lovelier, a vast expanse of sky-tinted water as wetting for a perfectly ordered temple.
Pre Rup
is located at northeast of Srah Srang and 500 meters (1,640 feet) south of the south end of the East Baray. Stay for sunset at Pre Rub !

Because the temple is built entirely of brick and laterite, the warm tones of these materials are best are seen early in the morning or when the sun is setting. There are two views from the top terrace: the first looking east towards Phnom Bok and the mountain chain of Phnom Kulen; and the second looking west where the towers of Angkor Wat can be distinguished on the far horizon.

Meals:    Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel:    Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap


Visit the temple in Angkor Complex includes Banteay Srei
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast – drive straight to the temple of best arts carving, Banteay Srei. The temple is located on the north-east of East Mebon, on the distance of 25 kilometers (15.5 miles).
Visit the sugar production in the village before continuing the visit to Akira Landmine Museum. Next visit the temple in the 12th Century, Banteay Samré.
Banteay Samré
is located 400 meters (1,312 miles) east of the East Baray. It can be accessed by enter and leave Banteay Samre from the east. It was built in the middle of the 12th century by king Suryavarman II (reigned 1113-1150) and dedicated to Hindu (dedicated to vishnu) with Art Style of Angkor Wat.
Lunch at Angkor Café Restaurant in front of Angkor Wat.

Visit Angkor Wat, the main highlight in Angkor Complex. Kingdom of Suryavarman II (1113-1150)
Angkor Wat, first half of 12th century: King Suryavarman II. The largest of the Angkor group and one of the most intact, is an architectural masterpiece. Stay late at Angkor Wat or climb up Phnom Bakheng for a superb view over Angkor Complex.
Back to the hotel. Overnight.

Meals:    Lunch at Angkor Café restaurant
Hotel:    Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap


Visit the temples in Angkor Thom area and later Silk Farm in Puok
Morning: Breakfast
Kingdom of Jayavarman VII (1181-1219):

Angkor Thom, the last capital, was indeed a “Great City” as its name implies, and it served as the religious and administrative centre of the vast and powerful Khmer Empire.
Southern Gate of Angkor Thom
: The stone causeway across the broad moat surrounding the city of Angkor Thom with their unique gopuras, are one of the great sights at Angkor, never ceasing to fill visitors with wonder. The Southern Gate is flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side – gods to the left and demons to the right – to make a total of 108 mythical beings guarding the gate to the city.
, late 12th century: The Bayon is, with Angkor Wat, one of the favourite monuments among visitors. The temple was build nearly 100 year after Angkor Wat.
Third Angkor capital (11th century):

Baphuon, middle of 11th century: The massive size and grandeur of the Baphuon is unrecognisable today because much of the temple has either collapsed or been dismantled. The EFEO was restoring this temple when it was forced to abandon work and leave Angkor in 1972 because of war; they have now resumed their work.
, early 11th century: King Rajendravarman II. The temple, located inside the Royal Palace compound, was the temple where the king worshipped.
Kingdom of Jayavarman VII (1181-1219):

Terrace of the Elephants, end of 12th century: The terrace shows evidence of having been rebuild and added to; and it is believed that alterations took place during the reign of Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th century.
Terrace of Leper King
, end of 12th century: The curious name of this terrace refers to a statue of the Leper King that is on the platform of the terrace.

Visit Ta Prohm, early 13th century: This temple was left untouched by archaeologists, except for the clearing of a path for visitors. Because of its natural state, it is possible to experience some of the wonder of the early explorers, when they came upon this monument in the middle of the 19th century.
Angkor Silk Farm
, to see and learn about the process from the mulberry bushes cultivation to the production of silk fabrics and accessories. As the Silk Farm covers an area of 8 hectares, of which 5 are used for the mulberry trees plantation, you will enjoy the beautiful setting while learning about the fascinating process of silk-making.
If time available, continue your visit to artisan d’Angkor to see stone carving.

Meals:    Dinner & Show at local restaurant
Hotel:    Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap


Day excursion to Beng Mealea, Koh Ker
Morning: Breakfast
Drive to Beng Mealea was built from the late of the 11th – first half of 12th century and is one of the largest ensembles in the Angkor region, covering an area – within its 45m wide moats that cover a distance of 4,200m all around – of 108 hectares and comparable therefore to the most imposing temples of the capital.
Koh Ker
was the Capital of the Khmer Empire for a very brief period from the year 928 to 944 AD. In this short time, some very spectacular buildings and immense sculptures were constructed.
Koh Ker is a paradise for those who want to see the interaction between manmade structures and nature without the crowds of tourists. The rich red bricks contrast with the foliage and the patches of light from the trees. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch in the shade of the trees.
Continue the trip to Kompong Thom, and overnight at Sambor Village Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch boxes, Dinner at Sambor Village Hotel
Hotel:    Overnight at Sambor Village hotel


Day excursion to Beng Mealea, Koh Ker
Morning: Breakfast
After breakfast – check out. Drive to Sambor Prei Kuh and visit the temples in ISANAPURA, the capital of Chenla in 7th century. Chenla was a former vassal of the Funan kingdom that was one of the first state in Southeast Asia, but it gradually gained its power and eventually King Citrasena Mahendravarman of Funan in the early 7th century. Main archaeological features in these groups of monuments are said to have been founded by king ISANAVARMAN I, the son of king Citrasena. Enjoy bicycle tour around this bush jungle temples for a memory and experience the local ride before returning back to Siem Reap.
Later, around 14:00 – drive back to Siem Reap and stop at Kompong Kdei Bridge. The bridge was erected by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. At that time, it was located in the stretch of the road between the Angkorean City and Phan Rang past Sambo Prei Kuh, Wat Nokor, Ba Phnom and Indra Borei.
The bridge till now firmly standing, and now banned for use of heavy loaded trucks and other types of vehicles. The new bridge has been built for traffic instead. Continue the trip to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap or fly out to Bangkok at late evening.

Meals:    Breakfast
Hotel:    Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap or flight back home
End of services !

* Tour inclusive of:
– Hotel accommodation in Twin/Double room with breakfast;
– English, French, German speaking local guide for the sight-seeing;
– Private vehicle for transfer and transportation for the sight-seeing;
– All entrances’ fee on the sites;
– Boat trip at the floating & fishing village in Kompong Phluk;
– Meals as per program;
– The visit to Banteay Srei, sugar production in the village and Akira landmine Museum;
– Day excursion to Beng Mealea and koh Ker;
– Visit the temples at Sambor Prei Kuh;
– Bicycle ride experience at Sambor Prei Kuh, (for about 10 minutes);
– Personalized program in details;
– Cold bottled pure drinking water and refreshing towels during the sight-seeing;
– Taxes.

* Bookings and Payments:
– All services are subject to availability.
– In the event of an activity being unavailable, then the best reasonable alternative will be offered.
– In the event of chosen hotel accommodation becoming unavailable after confirmation, the best reasonable alternative accommodation will be offered.
– Reservations will be made only on confirmation of tour services.
– In the event of cancellation by the guest less than 3 days, 50 percent cancelation’s fee will be applied;
– We reserve the right to impose any cancellation fees from any third parties.
– In the event of cancellation due to forces beyond the control of Angkor Destination Travel, all deposits- received will be returned.
– The settlement should be by international bank transfer in advance, or (exceptionally) cash or credit card (Visa or Master card only) in Siem Reap – banking fees may be charged.

* Booking Information:
To book your tour, we require the following to be confirmed:
– Submit us the email confirmation of a final itinerary a minimum of 1 week prior to arrival for FIT,
and/or 25 days prior for group tours.
– We accept all types of credit cards (Visa or Master card and Amex).
– Payment by cash up on arrival is the most preferable.
– Payment by credit cards are subjected to add 2.5% for Visa & master cards, and 4.5% for Amex.

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