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From Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and Floating Village 3-Day Trip

1. From Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and Floating Village 3-Day Trip

Day 1: We should depart at 8:00 am from your accommodation and before taking you to the Angkor Archaeological Park, we will take you to buy the Angkor pass first and drive you to the last ancient capital city of the Khmer Empire names as Angkor Thom(Gigantic city) to visit beautiful stone temples such as BAYON( temple with many smiling faces), Terrace of Elephant, Royal Palace area, Terrace of Leper King and Baphoun( It is considered as largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom ). We will have lunch at a local restaurant opposite the Angkor Wat temple. After enjoying your lunch, we continue to explore the most spectacular Angkor Wat temple. If you prefer to watch the sunset, the best spot is Phnom Bakheng hill and we should arrive at the mountain's top before 4:30 pm. Day 2: You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am via a private A/C vehicle to Banteay Srei known as " ladies' temple". This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Stop at the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. Afterward, we continue to the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei and jungle temple of Beng Mealea. After all the crawling, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Cambodian food. After having a great lunch, then we'll go directly to see two main temples of Rolous Group like Bakong temple and Lolie temple and then continue to Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and back to your hotel in Siem Reap. Day 3: Please ask your hotel’s staff to pack a takeaway breakfast and we will pick you up at 4:40 am for the sunrise tour at Angkor Wat temple. In order to avoid the crowd, we will start to visit the jungle temple of Ta Prom known as ‘’Tomb raider temple” early and continue with other temples like Preah Khan (Father temple), Neak Pean Ta Som (Tree’s temple), East Mebon (10th century brick temple) and Pre Rup temple known as temple royal crematorium. Drop you off at your hotel.

Angkor Stunning Hot Air Balloon

2. Angkor Stunning Hot Air Balloon

Enjoy The Siem Reap Balloon Rides with your eye view of Angkor and its historical landmarks as you sail with the clouds and admire the majestic Angkor Wat. From the stationery balloon's vantage point, you'll be able to see the city of Siem Reap and the Baray, a large 10th century structure which provided irrigation but had more functions which are unknown. Soar over the skies and admire the picturesque Cambodian countryside with its rice fields and villages, the highlight of your sightseeing in Angkor! Approximately 1km west from Angkor Wat a bright yellow helium balloon resembling a giant egg yolk offers visitors a bird's-eye view of the magnificent Angkor temples. The German made helium balloon is attached to a rope and ascends approximately 200 meters, floats for a while and then descends. It isn't actually a tour and it only lasts about 10 minutes but it is enough to get some great pictures of Angkor Wat on a clear day. The balloon flies approximately 30 times a day from sunrise to sundown and can carry up to 30 passengers. The Cambodia hot air balloon ride is conducted twice daily during sunset and sundown in the province of Siem Reap. Flight Schedule, 2 time a day. -Sunrise Trip 6.20am-6.30am to take off -Sunset Trip 17.30 pm-17.40 pm to take off Pick Up Time: To be advice after confirm Booking Flight Duration is a round 35 minute per flight Free transportation (2 way pick up, from and back to hotel after finish balloon flight)

Siem Reap: 4-Hour Countryside Quad Bike Tour

3. Siem Reap: 4-Hour Countryside Quad Bike Tour

Start your journey though the villages around Siem Reap and enjoy the freshness and greenery of the remote and undisturbed countryside. Meet friendly locals with their water buffaloes along the way and get a sense of authentic Cambodia's life around the countryside.  Continue the tour with a visit to a Buddhist monastery and see the way of life for the monks who reside there. Stop at the non-touristic century-old Angkorian temples, Bakong Temple and Preah Koh temple. Visit a local market and local craftsman who will show you his leather carving skills. Enjoy a refreshing drink before taking a new route back to town.

Private Trip to Banteay Srei, Rolous Group & Tonle Sap Lake

4. Private Trip to Banteay Srei, Rolous Group & Tonle Sap Lake

In the morning you will travel to a small temple of Banteay Srei well known for its beautiful delicate carvings in warm pink sandstone. This late 10th century temple is fairly compact and very different from other Angkorian temples. The late 9th century Hindu temples Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko form what is collectively known as the Rolous group located 15km west of Siem Reap, away from the main Angkor Archaeological Park. Explore the early capital of Angkor and let your guide show you the most attractive sites in this location, the most impressive being the pyramid-like Bakong surrounded by moat still containing water today. You will have a lunch break locally and rest during the hottest part of the day. Later in the afternoon you will travel to Kompong Phluk, an authentic stilted village on the edge of the great Tonle Sap Lake. The Khmer, Vietnamese and Cham people live in harmony with the rising and falling water levels of the lake. Fun fact: most households here own boats as well as motorbikes as their road becomes a water channel during the monsoon. The biggest attraction in this neighbourhood is the eerie Flooded Forest accessible by boat during the wet season.

Beng Melea, Rolous Group & Kompong Phluk Floating Village

5. Beng Melea, Rolous Group & Kompong Phluk Floating Village

Your beautiful day tour starts with pick up by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide from hotel at 8:30am. This journey takes you an hour ride through beautiful rural Cambodian villages then visit Beng Melea Temple ( Lotus Pond) located about 65KM from the city. It was built in the middle of the 12th-century during the reign of king Suryavarman II and dedicated to Hinduism. The temple is a very large sprawling jungle and unrestored temple where trees growing from broken towers and galleries offer some spectacular (tree in temple) photographic shots. Afterward visit Rolous is Cambodian archeological site about 13 km east of Siem Reap. Rolous Group temples, there are some of the earliest permanent structures ( Bakong temple, Preah Ko Temple & Lo Lei Temple) built by Khmer. They mark the beginning of classical period of Khmer civilization, dating from the late 9th century. Afternoon visit The Great Lake Tonle Sap which is the biggest fresh water lake in South-east Asia, take a cruise to visit Kompong Phluk floating Village ( traditional Khmer floating village located about 30KM South- East of Siem Reap) by private boat through fishing Village of Tonle Sap Lake to discover the tall stilted houses, Floating Village, the floating hospital, fisher-boat ,fishery, old lifestyle of the country and the natural landscape of the Tonle Sap Lake flooded Mangroves forest and an Iceland Buddhist temple( Cruise takes about 1 and a half hour) then view the sunset at Tonle Sap Lake. Your private tour ends with drop you off at your hotel.

Airport Pickup & The Customized Trip on the Same Day

6. Airport Pickup & The Customized Trip on the Same Day

We are waiting for you with your name on signboard at the Arrival Hall. After meeting and greeting you, we are going to discuss the options you decide to choose for meeting your expectation for your first day of arrival and relying on the time. The places we suggest: - Visit Beng Mealea, Baneay Srey, Banteay Samre and Pre Rup Temples. - Visit Beng Mealea, Banteay Srey, Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong Temples. - Visit Banteay Srey, Pre Rup, Banteay Samre, Banteay Kdei and Kravan Temples. - Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom or Ta Prohm Temple. These are all main temples every traveler never skip during their stay in Siem Reap. All of temples mentioned above have their unique features and they are all inside the Archeological Park in Siem Reap.

From Siem Reap: Beng Mealea & Tonle Sap Sunset Boat Cruise

7. From Siem Reap: Beng Mealea & Tonle Sap Sunset Boat Cruise

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM via a A/C transportation the jungle temple of Beng Mealea temple. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Stop at the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar and then continue to visit the Beng Mealea, the mysterious 12th-century temple in the middle of the jungle. This temple is heavily overgrown with vegetation, trees, lianas, and mosses. This temple is surrounded by a rainforest due to it being abundant for over 300 years. When it is not fully restored, many local and international tourists fall in love with the area. Then visit the two main temples of Hariharalaya capital city like Bakong temple and Preah Ko temple. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and eat like the local people. After that, take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating village of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and watch the sunset on boat at Tonle Sap lake. Transfer you back to your hotel.

Private One Day Trip To Banteay Srei, Beng Mealea and Rolous

8. Private One Day Trip To Banteay Srei, Beng Mealea and Rolous

This tour highlights temples located a little further beyond the main Angkor Archaeological Park. In the morning you will travel to a small temple of Banteay Srei well known for its beautiful delicate carvings in warm pink sandstone. This late 10th century temple is fairly compact and very different from other Angkorian temples. Once in a complete state of disrepair resembling a giant jigsaw puzzle, our next stop - Beng Mealea, has recently been made more accessible with the addition of a wooden walkway throughout the structure assuring a safe access and slight elevation, thus a better view. This mid 12th century temple features mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism attributes and is particularly mesmerising in the wet season. You will have a lunch break locally and rest during the hottest part of the day. In the afternoon you will head through picturesque countryside back towards Siem Reap stopping at the late 9th century Hindu temples Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko which are collectively known as the Rolous Temple Group. Explore the early capital of Angkor and let your guide show you the most attractive sites in this location, the most impressive being the pyramid-like Bakong surrounded by moat still containing water today. To finish off your day you may wish to briefly visit Lolei temple with its four brick towers on a double laterite platform.

Private 2 Days Tour (The Best Historical of Angkor Empire)

9. Private 2 Days Tour (The Best Historical of Angkor Empire)

Day 01-Itinerary: Morning, Visit Angkor Thom, the giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. Then, it will be followed by: Baphuon temple, three-tiered Temple Mountain built as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva). Elephant Terrace, Impressive, two and half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants. Continues to Palace & Terrace of leper king, It is a double terrace wall with deeply carved nagas, demons and other mythological beings. The terrace was named for the status of the ‘Leper King ‘that sits on top. Preah Palilay, Picturesque sandstone and laterite tower in a cool, shaded forest setting, the eastern gopura displays some particular nice Buddhist-themed carvings. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant in Angkor area. Afternoon, heading to visit Banteay Srie, the temple translates to ‘citadel of women’ modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings Banteay Srei displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Banteay Samre. It is Large,flat temple displaying Angkor Wat-style architecture and artistry. There is a legend connecting the naming of this monument with a farmer who mistakenly killed the then ascended the throne. Optional: Sunset at Phre Rub Temple. It is an architecturally and artistically superior temple mountain. It is beautifully carved false doors on upper level, as well as an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Day 02-Itinerary: Morning, visit Angkor Wat, the Cambodia's ancient temple city is one of the wonders of the oriental world. Then, continue to Taprohm, it is the quiet, sprawling monastic complex is only partially cleared of jungle overgrowth. Offer some of the best “tree-in-temple” photo opportunities at Angkor Complex. Tanie, It is a jungle temple reminiscent of Ta Som, and display classic Jayavarnan VII artistry. Some of the Apsara and lintel carvings can be seen there Enjoy lunch at local restaurant near by Angkor Area or go back to have lunch at hotel. Afternoon, visit Bakong Temple, It is the most impressive member of the Roluos Group, sitting at the center of the first Angkorian capital. Lolei, Ruins of an island-temple built in the middle of a now dry baray, Indratataka, the first large-scale buray constructed by Khmer king. Phreah Ko (Sacred Bull), it is one of the first major temples of the empire, It is at the early Khmer capital of Hariharalaya. After finished Roulous Group, continue to Old Market, old market is the most visited, offering the deepest selection of souvenirs and curious of any of the traditional markets. There are souvenir vendors on all offering silks, silverworks, carvings, statuary, art and handcrafts. Artisan d’Angkor, it is training ground for unschooled rural youth between 18 and 2 years of age in skills that allow them to make a living from handicraft production.

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It was a MAGICAL experience that we would recommend to anyone. Our driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable and he allowed us to customise our itinerary even if it was a little unusual since we wanted to visit temples that are far apart. He picked us up at the airport 9:30 am and dropped us off at our hotel at 7:00pm! He was very kind and attentive and he provided cool water and wipes at every stop. He even stopped to buy a charger to use in his car when we needed to charge our phones! The pick-up at the airport, the customised tour and the careful attention we received made the experience with this guide TRULY EXCEPTIONAL and allowed us to enjoy a whole day visiting 5 temples on our arrival day, instead of waisting it going to our hotel first. Do not hesitate!

The tour was fantastic. We loved spending three days with both Saroun and Chantrea during our trip to Siem Reap. The details and stories that our tour guide Saroun told us while visiting all the temples of the Angkor Complex were amazing and well thought out. Also, Chantrea, our driver, was incredibly thoughtful and provided us with cold water and fresh towels after every walk. They are a great duo that works together perfectly and will ensure you enjoy visiting the Angkor Wat Complex. Thank you, Saroun and Chantrea

Our 3-day tour of Angkor Wat was amazing. Our guide, Raman, was fantastic. His knowledge seemed limitless and his ability to tolerate our millions of questions was great. We really enjoyed seeing the temples from the inside and out and learning the history and in some cases the politics of how the temples were built and used. We also learned a lot about life in Cambodia, both in the past and in the present, which was very interesting to us.

An extraordinary journey in Siem Reap, thanks to our exceptionally skilled pilot. His expertise in maneuvering the hot air balloon with such grace was truly remarkable. A delightful surprise was the thoughtful distribution of unsweetened candies to the children as we flew over a school, a gesture that added a special touch to our adventure. Highly commendable experience

everything worked perfectly. our guide, Chansip, was so much fun and his knowledge was extensive. He tailored our day to our individual physical needs. if we could give him 10 stars, we would!!!