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ANGKOR HIGHLIGHTS CTC-001

ANGKOR HIGHLIGHTS

Tour Code: CTC-001
Destination: Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon) - Angkor Wat - sunrise in Angkor Wat - Banteay Kdei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Ta Som - Eastern Mebon - Pre Rup - Tonle Sap Lake Flooded Forest - Floating Village - Artisans d'Angkor
Duration 3 days, 2 nights

This tour covers the absolute "must see" highlights of Angkor on the "small" and "grand" circuit, including a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. If you don't have more time, this is certainly the best choise. Sunrise in Angkor Wat. Balloon ride (optional). Transportation by REMORK gives this tour more atmosphere (and keeps the prices down).

ITINERARY

DAY 1:  ANGKOR THOM & ANGKOR WAT

Pick up from your arrival point in Siem Reap ( Bus station / airport ), transfer and check in Ta Som Guesthouse / 3* hotel.
Transfer with our experienced English speaking local tourguide to the nearby Ankor Archaeological Park, UNESCO-World Heritage site since 1992.

 

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Entering Angkor Thom, this once largest city of the world form the South Gate, you admire the street of 108 gods and devils.
Study  Bayon Temple,
with its famous face tours (the "smile" of Angkor) and bas reliefs from the 14th century, depicting the daily life that doesn't seem to have much changed until now.

 

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Read one of our guest comments:

(E-mail: karim.ameeni@gulfair.com)

My name is karim amini from Bahrain we went to Cambodia siem reap and it was one of the best experiences specially with capitol cambodia tour i recommend the tour for every one they are helpful friendly and always smiling they will do any thing they can to make you feel like you are at home with a very reasonable price, i thank Mr mang meng and his team for all the help and a big thank to Mr reasey loeurng the tour guide please ask for him if you want to experience a remarkable time. 

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 Easy walking tour to Bapuon Temple and Phimean Akas Temple.
We walk further to the
Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Yama (the so called leper king) and see the fantastic reliefs.
Time for optional lunch in a local restaurant with good view to the historical central place of Angkor Thom. You should try the good noodle soup!

 

 

 

In the afternoon, with the best light, intensive visit of world famous  Angkor Wat temple.
Optional: You can start your visit by riding a balloon (staying on the same place, around 15 minutes!). Great roundview. Take your best fotos! 
Study the fantastic bas reliefs of Angkor Wat, depicting scenes of Hindu mythology (like the churning of the milk sea) and climb up to the third level of this holy place, where once only the Angkorian priests and kings have worshipped their gods.
Enjoy the great roundview and take your time for meditation on a quiet place.

 

Sunset from Phnom Bakheng (very busy but famous for sunset) or Pre Rup, a lovely and quiet place to reflect your discoveries in Angkor.
Transfer back to
Ta Som Guesthouse for optional dinner in Ta Som Garden Restaurant
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Try the famous traditional Amok Fish, delicious and not spicy!

Overnight in Ta Som Guesthouse in air conditioned twin room / 3* hotels.

 

 

DAY 2: ANGKOR

 You shouldn't miss the fantastic sunrise in Angkor Wat.
- a unique experience!
Transfer from Ta Som Guesthouse to Angkor Wat with your driver (without tourguide for sunrise!).

 

 

 

 

After sunrise, you meet your tourguide and have at first breakfast (as breakfast box) on the picturesque Srah Srang Water Basin. Enjoy this quite place, the former royal bath.

 

 

 

 

 

Start for a walking tour through Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, the so called "jungle temples".
This tour has a special itinerary and is easy. It takes us about two hours. Enjoy to "feel" and to "smell" Angkor!
(If you want, the walking tour can be shortened up to one hour, according to your condition.)

 

 

Visit of Ta Prohm

The EFEO (Ecole Francaise d'Extrême-Orient) has decided to keep this temple overgrown by the jungle. Enjoy the trees growing out from the temple ruins and feel like the first explorers and "rediscoverers" of Angkor, like Henri Mouhot or Lunet de Lajonquière.
Time for lunch in front of the gigantic Western face gopuram (Western temple entrance) of Ta Prohm in a local restaurant (not included).

 

 

In the afternoon, we explore Preah Khan Temple (with huge trees overgrowing the ruins). The temple complex has been ideally restored by the World Monument Fund.
Learn about the enormous looting problem in Angkor and the important savegarding and preservation activities of the WMF.

Go on seeing the most important temples on the "grand circuit", like Neak Pean (holy bath) and the Eastern Mebon (with Elephant statues).

 

 Visit of this marvellous small Ta Som temple is also included in this tour! 
It was built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII.
Ta Som means "the ancestor", king Jayavarman VII dedicated this temple to his mother,

Sunset from  Pre Rup or from another place (according to day 1).

 

 

After your second day in the temples, you might wish to enjoy a traditional Khmer massage (from US$ 6 per hour, optional!).
 
Optional dinner in Ta Som Garden Restaurant. You should try the famous Loklak beef.

Overnight in Ta Som Guesthouse in air conditioned twin room / 3* hotels.

 

 

 

 DAY 3:Boat trip on Tonle Sap lake - Artisans D'angkor                                                                                                                          
After breakfast in Ta Som Guesthouse / 3* hotels.Transfer to the Tonle Sap Lake.
Enjoy a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake (about two hours), the greatest fresh water reservoir with the highest biodiversity in the world. See the floating village of Chong Kneas. Visit the fish farm and the crocodile farm.Visit of Artisans d'Angkor.
After the tour, return to Ta Som Guesthouse / 3*hotels
End of package tour "Angkor Highlights".

 From Siem Reap's bus station, all other destinations can be easily reached (Phnom Penh, Sihanouk ville, Battambang, Ho Chi Min City, Bangkok). If you need assistance in booking your tickets, please contact us.

 

 You can add more nights in Ta Som Guesthouse and choose among our interesting daytrips.
To complete your Angkor experience, we highly recommend the "
BIRD SANCTUARY PREK TOAL", where you will feel like in a Hitchcock's movie and our "Countryside Tour" where you go deeper into the way of living of the locals (ricefields, sugar palms, water buffaloes, ox cart drive). This life doesn't seem to have much changed since Angkorian times.

 

 

 

PACKAGE TOURS PRICE

CODE

ACCOMMODATION

1 PAX

2-3 PAX

4-7PAX

8-11PAX

3 Days 2 Nights

Ta Som Guesthouse A/C

$192

$99

$73

$49

3 star hotels

$239

$122

$94

$70

THE PRICE ABOVE IS IN US DOLLAR FOR ONE PERSON

The price included

  • Pick up from your arrival point in Siem Reap (airport / bus station) and transfer to Ta Som Guesthouse / 3*hotels
  • Transportation by REMOK for full day (eight hours) on first day along "small circuit", on second day along "big circuit"
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/mini bus to Tonle Sap Lake on day 3
  • Experienced English speaking, licensed local tourguide for full day (eight hours) on first day and second day (eight hours), according to tour program
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • Walking tour inside Angkor Thom (about one hour)
  • Walking tour through "jungle temples" Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm (about two hours)
  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake on day 3 (about two hours without tour guide)
  • Accomodation for two nights in Ta Som Guesthouse/ 3*hotels, in air conditioned twin room with private ensuite bathroom with cold/hot water, minibar, Cable TV.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfer to the departure point in Siem Reap (airport / bus station)

 The price does NOT include

  • Personal expenses and others not stated above
  • The entrance fee for Angkor Archaeological Park (ticket)

        Please note: As you might wish to add more visits of Angkor Archaeological Park,
        the entrance fee for Angkor (ticket) is not included.
        This allows you to decide by yourself, which ticket is best for you:
        1 day ticket   US-Dollar 37
        3 days ticket  US-Dollar 62
        7 days ticket  US-Dollar 72

The price information

  • The price is in US-Dollar per person.
  • The price for 2 persons is based on accomodation in one double room or one twin room.
  • The price for 3 persons is based on accomodation in triple room.
  • The price for 4 persons is based on accomodation in two double rooms or two twin rooms.

Note:

There are some temples such as Angkor Wat, Baphuon inside Angkor Thom, Phnom Bakheng to climb up to the top will require your clothes properly as cannot too short that’s mean your pants or skirt should reach to cover on the knees and shirt cannot sleeveless which must to cover on your shoulders otherwise you will be not allowed to climb up by the temples authority

 

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