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ANGKOR DISCOVERY CTC-002

ANGKOR DISCOVERY

Tour Code: CTC-002
Destination: Angkor Thom (Bayon, Baphuon) - Angkor Wat - sunrise - Banteay Kdei - Ta Prohm - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Ta Som - Eastern Mebon - Pre Rup - Banteay Srei - Kobal Spean (River of Thousand Lingams) - Tonle Sap Lake Flooded Forest - Floating village.
Duration 4 days, 3 nights

This is our basic tour including the most important temples in Angkor and the Tonle Sap Lake.

ITINERARY

 

 

Day 1 (8:30am - 6pm):

Angkor Thom (South Gate - Bayon - Baphuon) - Angkor Wat

 
Pick up from your arrival point in Siem Reap ( Bus station / airport ),
transfer and check in
Ta Som Guesthouse / 3* Hotels.

Enjoy your Remork (Tuk Tuk) transportation with English speaking driver and with our experienced English speaking tour guide to the nearby (15 minutes drive) 
Angkor Archaeological Park,
UNESCO-World Heritage site since 1992.



Visit of 
Angkor Thom
Entering 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 centruy, depicting the daily life that doesn't seem to have much changed until now.


Easy walking tour to 
Baphuon Temple and Phimeanakas Temple.
We walk further to the
Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Yama
(the so called lepra king) and see the fantastic reliefs.


Time for lunch in a local restaurant with good view to the historical central place of Angkor Thom. You should try the good noodle soup!

Visit of 
Angkor Wat

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 Preh Rup, a lovely and quiet place to reflect your discoveries in Angkor.

Transfer back to
Ta Som Guesthouse for optional dinner in our Ta Som Garden Restaurant.
Try the famous traditional Amok Fish, delicious and not spicy!

In the evening, optional 
Apsara Dance
, only 200 metres from your guest house!

Overnight in Ta Som Guesthouse in airconditioned room.

Day 2 (5am - 5pm)

Visit sun rise in Angkor Wat - Srah Srang - Walking tour through "jungle temples" Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm - Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Eastern Mebon

 

You shouldn't miss the fantastic sunrise in Angkor Wat - a unique experience!

Transfer with your Remork (Tuk Tuk) driver to Angkor Wat (no 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 is easy and 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
TheEFEO (Ecole Francaise d'Extrême-Orient) has decided to keep this tempelovergrown by the jungle. Enjoy the trees growing out from the templeruins 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 tempels on the "grand circuit", like
Neak Pean (holy bath) and the Eastern Mebon
(with Elephant statues).

Visit Ta Som Temple built by King Jayavarman VII dedicated this temple to his teacher.Enjoy the famous eastern gopura of Ta Som. Take your picture!

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

Transfer back to Ta Som Guesthouse, optional dinner.
On this second day, you should try the traditional beef loklak, together with a refreshing and vitalizing pineapple juice!

After your second day in the temples, you might be tired and need a good massage?
We can organize traditional Khmer massage (from US$ 6 per hour, optional!).


Overnight in Ta Som Guesthouse in air conditioned room.

 

Day 3 (8:30am - 5pm)

Banteay Srei - Kobal Spean / River of Thousand Lingams - Banteay Samrei

 
After your breakfast in Ta Som Guesthouse / 3*hotels,
enjoy an excursion in air conditioned car/mini bus in the Northern part of the Angkor Archaeological Park.

On your way, you pass through picturesque landscapes with ricefields and sugar palms to another highlight of Angkor: the famous and precious
Banteay Srei Temple.

Banteay Srei means "the citadel of the women" and is reknown because of its incredible sandstone carvings looking like wood. It really deserves the name "diamond of Angkor".

After having studied the different reliefs depicting scenes of Hindu mythology, we go on northwards to a holy place,
where in Angkorian times, thousands of Lingams (the phallus symbol of the Lord Shiva) have been carved into the riverbed, in order to fertilize the water going down to the Angkorian plain.


This place is called
Kbal Spean or the River of Thousand Lingams.

Easy Walking tour (about one hour) through tropical dry forest and see the different places of carvings in the riverbed.
Your experienced English speaking tourguide explains you the meaning of the interesting carvings.

Time for lunch in a local restaurant in Kobal Spean (not included).

On your way back to Siem Reap, you also visit
Banteay Samre Temple.

In the evening, enjoy a classical Apsara dance show and dinner buffet included at Kulen II restaurant (6:30pm - 8:30pm).

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

 

Day 4:Tonle Sap Lake - Chong Kneas floating village

 After breakfast in Ta Som Guesthouse / 3* hotels.

Transfer by air conditioned car / mini bus to Phnom Krom on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake.
Enjoy a boat trip (about two hours) on the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest fresh water reservoir with the highest biodiversity in the world.
See the floating village of Chong Kneas.
Learn about rice cultivation, fishing techniques and life with and on the water.

Visit of Artisans d'Angkor.

After the tour, return to
Ta Som Guesthouse / 3*Hotels.

End of package tour "Angkor Discovery".

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). This life doesn't seem to have much changed since Angkorian times.

PACKAGE TOURS PRICE

CODE

ACCOMMODATION

1 PAX

2-3 PAX

4-7 PAX

8-11 PAX

4 Days 3 Nights

Ta Som Guesthouse A/C

$310

$166

$117

$81

3 star hotels

$379

$198

$149

$112

THE PRICE ABOVE IS IN US DOLLAR FOR ONE PERSON

The price includes:

  • Pick up from Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to Ta Som Guesthouse / 3* Hotels
  • Transportation by REMOK (1Pax - 3Pax) for full day (eight hours) on first day along "small circuit", on sencond day along "grand circuit",
  • Transportation by airconditioned car / mini bus on day 3 to Banteay Srei and Kobal Spean, on day 4 to Tonle Sap Lake
  • Experienced English speaking, licensed tour guide on first, second and third day, 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 4 (about two hours without tour guide)
  • Accomodation for three nights in Ta Som Guesthouse / 3*hotels,  in air conditioned twin room with private ensuite bathroom with cold/hot water, minibar, Sat TV.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Dinner buffet and Apsara dance show on day 3 at Kulen II restaurant (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
  • Transfer to 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 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