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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 Temples in two short days - with your expert guide, soak up the dawn atmosphere at Angkor Wat before exploring its majestic temples. On the second day, admire the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei Temple.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.
Private or small groups available

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 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 century. Begin with pre-dawn departure (between 4:20 and 5:00 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 after lunch at a local restaurant.   Day 2 – Full Day Banteay Srei Temples   After 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, that 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 with in 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.
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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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

4.8 /5

based on 225 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour was definitely worth it! On the first day we were in Angkor Wat at sunrise, then in two other large temples. Our guide Sam was great and was able to tell us so much about the history of the temples and daily life in Cambodia. I really can only recommend it! In addition, we got as much water as we needed on the bus. Just great!

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September 27, 2022

Superb tour with a very good planning! A big thank you to Pireak Chuut (Pi) our guide who made these days in Angkor memorable, he was very detailed on the information, answered all our questions. And as a bonus, he made us laugh a lot and took some great photos! I highly recommend this tour in small groups which allows you to discover the beauty of the temples!

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September 4, 2022

Our guide, Mr. Sokpee was really very pleasant and passionate on these two days of tour. He has an English that is understandable even to those who do not have a very high level. The tour offers plenty of water and wet wipes to cool off after each stop, which is absolutely necessary in August in Cambodia. Super recommended!

August 31, 2022

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