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From Siem Reap: 2-Day Small Group Temples Sunrise Tour

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

From Siem Reap: 2-Day Small Group Temples Sunrise Tour

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the best of Siem Reap's temples, experience the Grand Circuit, and soak up the dawn atmosphere at Angkor Wat before exploring its majestic temples.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • See a sunrise view at the world’s largest sacred building at Angkor Wat
  • Explore the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom city and Bayon Temple
  • Visit beautiful temples outside Angkor Thom city including Banteay Srei Temple
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

Day 1 – Full Day Banteay Srei Temples and Grand Circuit Temple   Start your 2 days with pick-up from your hotel around 8:00 AM, you’ll head off to visit the most interesting temples outside Angkor Thom city. Your first stop is Pre Rup Hindu Temple, built in 961 or 962, which combines laterite and sandstone construction. Then, drive to the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei – the detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest and most skilfully crafted in Cambodia.   On the return journey, visit Neak Pean, a Buddhist temple on a circular artificial island within Jayatataka Baray, then continue to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. Construction was commissioned by the prolific temple builder Jayavarman VII in honor of his father and a visit to this smaller site makes for an interesting contrast with the more imposing Angkor Wat. Preah Khan is currently being restored by the World Monument Fund and in places is in remarkably good condition. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Siem Reap after a memorable day of exploration. Day 2 – Temples of Angkor with Sunrise   Spend your day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, a site full of temples built between the 19th and 13th centuries. Begin with pre-dawn departure (between 4:15 and 4:40 AM) from your hotel to catch the sunrise outside of Angkor Wat. Then, explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough 2 hours discovering its corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces. Your expert guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings and give you insight into life during the height of the Khmer Empire. End your visit to Angkor with breakfast just outside the temple.   Continue the morning with a visit to the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side – gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. See its beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, before exploring the famous central terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants. Finish your day with a visit to the temple Ta Prohm, once home to almost 3,000 monks. Return to your hotel at approximately 1:00 PM.  

Includes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Temples entrance fee ($37, valid for 2-day visit until December 31, 2022)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • Your knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
  • An additional surcharge of $37 for the Angkor Pass is payable on the day of your activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 249 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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UNFORGETTABLE SIEM REAP TEMPLES Cambodia's tropical weather made us melt in the heat, but visiting the temples in Siem Reap was so worth it! Each temple has a characteristic of its own, a story of its own. We would never have appreciated the richness of history and religious significance of each temple without our guide Sokpee, who patiently explained fascinating details and shared his wealth of knowledge. We were so lucky to have booked with Journeys Cambodia, and got Sokpee as our guide, tour driver Mal, and they all made sure we got the best experience, exploring the temples, riding the van in comfort (with ice cold face towels and bottled water), bringing us to nice restaurants for our meals. They were always one step ahead thinking of how to make it an amazing experience. The temples alone were mindblowing. The service was excellent! Thank you!

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November 28, 2022

We had an amazing experience. Our guide Yut was very patient and had a lot of knowledge. He was always making sure that it was not too hot and we had enough water. I recommend this tour and if you want to ask for Yut guide go for it he is the absolute best.

November 27, 2022

I can’t say enough great things about this tour company and tour guide. Mr. Bun and our driver Mr. Mong were absolute professionals in every sense of the word, from perfectly spot-on timing to safe driving and a true commitment to contextualizing Cambodian culture and history. During our trip, I often overheard other guides on other tours and NO ONE could top Bun’s comic timing, elegance and knowledge. The price of this tour is beyond fair — it’s robbery — and worth 2-3x what you pay. Tip them well! They deserve it.

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November 27, 2022

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