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Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

1. Angkor Wat and Floating Village: 3-Day Private Tour

Explore Angkor Wat and visit the enchanting floating villages of Cambodia. See Ta Prohm jungle temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, and trek along tranquil forest roads that are inaccessible by car. View Cambodia's dense jungle from the top of Ta Keo Temple, built by the Khmers over 1,000 years ago. On this private 3-day tour visit the ancient Buddhist university of Preah Khan, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, and admire the famous island temple Neak Pean. Go boating on the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, and see one of Cambodia's famous floating markets as well as a crocodile farm. Experience the exquisite ‘Women’s Citadel’, then trek up Kbal Spean Hill to see the hidden waterfall and an 11th century carving of Hindu deities on the river bed. Then visit Banteay Samre Temple. Day 1: Ta Prohm /Ta Nei /Takeo/Angkor Thom/ Bayon (L) Morning visit to Ta Prohm. Continue to Tanei, a temple inaccessible by car, and then Ta Keo Temple. Afternoon visit to the Victoria Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, and Leper King Terrace, the enclosure of the Royal Palace. Also visit Phimean Akas Temple, Baphuon Temple, and the impressive Bayon Temple. Evening dinner at a local restaurant with an Apsara traditional dance performance. Day 2: Angkor Wat/Preah Khan/Floating Village (L/D) Morning visit to Angkor Wat. Continue to Preah Khan and Neak Pean. Afternoon visit to the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Day 3: Banteay Srei/Kbal Spean/Banteay Samre (L) Morning visit to Banteay Srei. Continue to Kbal Spean, and enjoy a picnic lunch and visit to a sugar palm farm to meet the local farmers. Visit Banteay Samre Temple. Return to the city, where the tour ends at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Phnom Kulen Mountain & Kampong Phluk Lake Cruise

2. Siem Reap: Phnom Kulen Mountain & Kampong Phluk Lake Cruise

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am by Jeep vehicle to Phnom Kulen National Park. 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 hilltop of Phnom Kulen, and our knowledgeable local guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD. After all the crawling, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Cambodian food. and then we'll go directly to the the 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 enjoy seeing the sunset from a local boat on Tonle Sap Lake before transfer you back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Krong Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain Private Jeep Tour with Lunch

3. Krong Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain Private Jeep Tour with Lunch

Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Kulen mountain on this jeep tour from Siem Reap. See how locals live at the Palm Sugar village and view a huge stone Buddha at Preah Ang Thom. Cool-off with a swim in Kulen waterfall. Be picked up from your accommodation in Siem Reap. Sit back and relax on the way to Kulen mountain, one of Cambodia’s most sacred mountains, with deeply revered ancient sites and ruins on its high plateau. Take in the scenic countryside as you pass by rice paddies, local markets, schools, villages, and Buddhist temples. Stop at Palm Sugar village, where they make palm sugar out of palm juice. Continue to the National Park, where you can get out to stretch your legs and snap pictures of the view. Explore the vast plateau of Phnom Kulen. Walk through jungle trails through and vine-covered trees until you reach Kbal Spean. Admire an array of unique carvings in the riverbed.  Visit a huge stone Buddha carved into the top of a rock set in a bustling temple complex in Preah Ang Thom. Have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Take a refreshing swim at Kulen Waterfall before returning to your accommodation in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch

4. Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch

Day 1: Angkor Wat Bike Tour We will pick you up in the morning at 8:00 am and take you to the Siem Reaper shop, where you will meet your guide and bike, then go over the details of your day's itinerary. Start your morning ride to Angkor Archaeology Park and enjoy a day of exploring the spectacular temples! Enter the Angkor Thom city through the ancient gate, which is carved with elephants and four giant faces. Then head to Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city. Admire its enigmatic faces that represent the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. Afterward, explore the Terrace of the Elephants and Baphuon Temple, which offer a window into Khmer culture through their sculptures and architecture. Continue our ride through the forest trails and see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple, which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film. You'll also stop for a lunch break by the tropical garden with a view over the pond. It's a perfect place to take in your surroundings and relax. Following the lunch break and a rest period, we then set out to visit the iconic Angkor Wat temple. With its rich history and symbolism, it's also the largest religious monument in the world and the finest example of Khmer architecture. A late afternoon visit to the magnificent ancient temple of Angkor Wat will give you a chance to appreciate the vastness and beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site without the crowds. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 4:00 pm. Following lunch and a rest break, then set out to see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 3:00 pm. Day 2: Biking to Phnom Kulen and Trekking Today, we depart from the hotel in the morning on the adventure ride through the scenic land all the way to Kulen Mountain. Along the way, you will cycle past the local markets, schools, Buddhist temples, and the stylish Khmer wooden houses where you’ll gain more information about local ways of life in Siem Reap. Continue the ride to the Palm Sugar Village where they make palm sugar out of the fruits of the palm trees, where you can try a few tasty local snacks. Afterward, we’ll National Park and trek uphill into the jungle trail for 7 km to the waterfall and the River of Thousand Lingas. You can see the carvings on the river bed. In order to reach the waterfall, it will involve a short trek, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes! And of course, don’t forget your swimwear! Trademark Day 3: Biking to Rulous Temple Group Spend your last day of the trip cycling along the backroads of Siem Reap to the former Angkor city of Rulous. See the three main temples here, Lolei Temple, Preah Ko Temple, and Bakong Temple. you will enjoy lunch with a large spread of local dishes. Finish your adventure with drop-off back to your hotel.

2 Days Banteay Srey, Rolous Group & Floating Village

5. 2 Days Banteay Srey, Rolous Group & Floating Village

Itinerary Day 1 At 08:00 am we go to visit the Kbal Spean, Kbal Spean commonly known as the valley of a 1000 Ligars, is set deep in the jungle to the north east of Angkor. 45 minutes steep jungle walk takes you to the riverbed where a hundreds of phalluses are carved in the rock. There is a lovely waterfall here which is best seen at the end of the rainy season. At the top of the falls are numerous carved animals. This site has only been opened up to tourism since 1998. Have lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch we continue to visit the Bantaey Srey temple, it is a small and unique temple with the finest carving of all the Angkor temples. On the way back we will pass by some local villages where we may get down for a brief stop at a little village producing sugar from sugar palm trees. Back to the hotel finish tour. Itinerary Day 2 Visit the pagoda or local market in the Kompong Phluk area, is 30 kilometers south-east of Siem Reap. Visit the pagoda or local market first, then go by motorized boat on a tour of the stilted buildings. See where the people have courageously adapted to some of the most unimaginable conditions, all with a big smile on their faces. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in this one-of-a-kind village from the comfort of the boats. You will visit as well a fish & Crocodile Farms, and then have lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch we go to visit the temples in the Roluos. The Rolous Group Temples: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. The temples are built from the early of Angkor Period (802-1431). Preah Ko temple was built by king Indravarman I in 879. Bakong was built in 881. And Lolei was built by king Yasovarman I in 893. Back to hotel finish tour.

Trekking, Hiking to Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Private Tour

6. Trekking, Hiking to Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Private Tour

On the morning after breakfast at hotel transfer to visit Kbal Spean is not as breathtaking as other ancient Khmer heritage sites, but is evocative and charming. It can not at all be called a landmark, but it is one of those attractions that are unique to Cambodia, a place of magic beyond imagination. Surprisingly, Kbal Spean was found and explored not before 1969. What makes the "1000 Lingas" exceptional is that they are underwater carvings. The Lingams are at the bottom of the river bed, a few centimeters below the water level. Works of art under flowing water that is the hallmark of Kbal Spean, one more incomparable appeal of Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonder and after that continue to visit Banteay Srei temple, Most visitors asked which was the most beautiful temple they saw in Cambodia, will answer: Angkor Wat was great, but we love Banteay Srei most. And Cambodians will tell you: As long as you have not seen Banteay Srei you have not seen Cambodia. Indeed, Banteay Srei is a top candidate for a competition: Which is the nicest temple in the world? What is special about Banteay Srei, is its abundance in carvings and the perfect harmony of architectural and sculptural art. Actually, at Banteay Srei building and ornamentation is nearly undiscernible, as in the case of the best examples of fine arts in India. But in contrast to Indian masterpieces Banteay Srei is not over-ornate. It's design is discreet, more delightful than impressive. Its dimensions are modest. Most visitors are surprised, how small Banteay Srei is and then continue to visit Preah Khan, Neak Peon, Ta Som and Pre Rup temple before transfer back to hotel.

Private Bonteay Srey, Kbal Spean and Beng Mealear Tour

7. Private Bonteay Srey, Kbal Spean and Beng Mealear Tour

Private Bonteay Srey, Kbal Spean, and Beng Mealea tour is created very special for the travelers who has another day trip and want to experience the best place and temples beside the Angkor complex, travelers are going to get the great experience by doing the hiking up to the mountain about 3 km, experience the best pink and yellow sandstone temple, and explore the best ruined temple in Siem Reap, Beng Mealear. It is the best way to stay close the nature and avoid the big crowds. This tour is also bring travelers to learn and discover about the local authentic city, rich cultures, histories, architectures, religions of Cambodia etc.

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I was on a solo trip to Siem Reap and booked this as a way to see everything without having to plan too much on my own. I can’t say enough about my tour guide and driver (Chhorng / Teo)! They were phenomenal and so much fun. Chhorng was very knowledgeable about everything around the temples and “floating” village. The tour itself: if you’re not in to temples and the history, you may want to think about a 2 day tour because there are a LOT. I saw some reviews of the “floating” village not actually being a floating village. This village is on high stilts. If you go during the dry season, it will likely just look like a village on stilts but I was able to go at the end of monsoon season. I loved having everything planned for me. Teo had more than enough waters waiting for me every time I got back to the van.

Our guides and driver were both very attentive and engaged. We visited many excellent sites; I don’t think we missed anything. Angkor Wat was the biggest site but only one of several in the area. We enjoyed the boat trip down the river to the “floating villages “ as a change from temples!

Very well organised. Our local guide, Chen, was truely fantastic. We learned all we wanted to know about the temples, but also about the countryside around Siem Reap. Bikes are really the best way to discover this magnificent collection of historic wonders.

Our guide Son was excellent. Really knowledgable and spoke brilliant English. Really fun day and the driver Chork was helpful and kind. Couldn’t have asked for more.