Explore the jungle-shrouded temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom on a 2-day tour to admire the stunning Khmer Empire’s architecture, including the Bayon Temple, Bapoun, Terrace of the Elephants, Ta Promh, Bantaey Srey, Phnom Kulen, and more.
What to Expect
Discover the majestic temples of the Angkor Wat on a complex 2-day guided tour that takes in all the main highlights, including the Bayon Temple of Angkor Thom, site of the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Marvel at monuments covered by tangles of tree roots, and see where Khmer rulers would wait for their returning armies. Drive the rugged roads to Phnom Kulen holy mountain to dine by a refreshing waterfall, and more.
Start your tour at the South Gate entrance of Angkor Thom, before proceeding to the Bayon Temple (also known as the 4-Faced Temple), Bapoun Temple, and Terrace of the Elephant. Continue to Ta Promh Temple, built by King Jayavarman VII in 1186, and instantly recognizable from the blockbuster movie “Tomb Raider.”
After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the Angkor Wat Temple, built by King Suryavarman II in honor of the god Vishnu. The largest of all the temples, it is one of the most extraordinary structures in the world, and a prime example of the classical style of Khmer architecture.
Enjoy a buffet dinner in the evening, complete with Apsara Dance Show, before returning to your hotel for the night.
This morning, you will drive the rugged roads to the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen, widely regarded as the birthplace of the Khmer Empire. Discover the largest reclining Buddha on the hilltop, as well as the Legar carvings of the 9th-century kings. Make your way through the jungle to the Phnom Kulen waterfall, where you will lunch against the backdrop of the cascades.
Continue to Bantaey Srey, a small temple with the finest carvings of all the Angkor monuments. En route back to Siem Reap, pass local villages where, time permitting, you can stop to watch and learn how sugar is produced from the sugar palm trees.
- Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Siem Reap
- Drinking water and cool towels
- English-speaking guide
- Angkor Park Temple Pass for 2 days
- 1-day ticket to Kulen Mountain
- Buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show
- Lunch and dinner at local restaurant (2 days)
- 90-minute Khmer traditional massage
What's Not Included
- Drinks at restaurant
- Tips and personal expenses
- Any service not mentioned in the program
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
No show 100 % charge
1 week -1 day 50 % of the tour price
2 weeks -1 week 30 % of the tour price
3 weeks -2 weeks up 10 % of the tour price
4 weeks up no charge