Day 01 – Siem Reap
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Have your first taste of the Angkorian temples and explore the sprawling labyrinth of Banteay Kdei with its Hall of Dancing Girls. Drive through the forest and enjoy a boat ride in a traditional gondola at a peaceful area in the Angkor’s moat, the perfect stage to enjoy a late afternoon drink and watch the sunset over the water.
Meals included: Nil.
Day 02 – Siem Reap
Travel by road to Srah Srang and then to Ta Prohm, the temple made famous by Angelina Jolie of Tomb Raider before walking through the forest to the lightly visited temples of Ta Nei. Take a much needed break with a beautiful temple breakfast before ending the morning at Ta Keo temple, known as the “mountain with bronze peaks”.
In the afternoon, continue by road to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom and walk the uncommon trail to the Death Gate and explore other interesting temples like Terrace of the Leper King, Preah Palilay and the imposing Baphuon to finally reach Jayavarman’s state temple of Bayon.
Catch a traditional Apsara Dance Performance and dinner at Raffles Hotel (available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 03 – Siem Reap
A sunrise tour starts at pre-dawn to witness the breath-taking view of Angkor Wat temple, before returning to your hotel for a late breakfast.
Moving away from the temples, we travel out of the city to the floating villages of Kompong Khleang (depend on water levels) and have the opportunity to observe and interact with the locals. Enjoy a picnic-lunch on the lake, while absorbing the atmosphere of the locality. Before returning to the city, have a water blessing ceremony, believed to bring you good fortune for the journey ahead.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 04 – Siem Reap/Phnom Penh
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh.
Start with a morning tour to understand the heart wrenching past of the country at Toul Sleng (S21), where only 7 survived from 1,000’s incarcerated. We then head to the National Museum, which houses the world’s foremost collection of Khmer art OR the markets of Phnom Penh, Russian Market or Central Market.
Afternoon, weave through the alleys and roads of Phnom Penh on the cyclo and take in the highlights that showcase the city’s fusion past and present and uncover the hidden gems of the city and its architecture.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 05 – Siem Reap/Phnom Penh
Morning, visit the Royal Palace, built in 1866 by King Norodom and the Silver Pagoda with a floor of over 5,000 silver tiles. You have some leisure time to explore the shops and boutiques or visit Wat Phnom (Note – arrangement for the day varies with choice of flights).
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
Meals included: Breakfast