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Angkor Wat: Highlights and Sunrise Guided Tour

1. Angkor Wat: Highlights and Sunrise Guided Tour

Discover the magic and history of the Angkor Wan on a guided sunrise tour from Siem Reap. Get around this vast temple complex easily with a airconditioned bus or van. Have the option to choose from a group or private tour. See sights like the Ta Prohm and Bayon temples.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation early in the morning. Arrive at Angkor wat and admire the glow of the sunrise on the ancient temple complex and surrounding jungle. Explore the interior of the great temple at Angkor, from its corridors and central chambers to the upper terraces. Hear stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and gain insight into life during the height of the Khmer Empire. Continue to Angkor Thom City and the Bayon Temple. At the end of the afternoon, visit the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all the temples in Angkor. Return to your accommodation in Siem Reap at the end of your tour.

From Siem Reap: Guided Kulen Waterfall Tour

2. From Siem Reap: Guided Kulen Waterfall Tour

Explore Kulen Mountain, also known as Mountain of the Lychee, on a trip from Siem Reap. Phnom Kulen National Park is known as the site where the Khmer Empire originated and has religious significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. Discover its archaeological and natural highlights with your guide. Start your day with pickup from your hotel and head to Kulen Mountain. First, stop to visit a quarry where stones were cut and used to build the temples in the area. Continue onward to see the 1000 Lingas at a riverside archaeological park. Next, explore its sacred hilltop with over 30 temple ruins and see a large reclining Buddha. Then, trek to Kulen Waterfall and enjoy a swim in its waters. On the way back to Siem Reap, make a quick stop at a palm sugar village, before making an optional final stop at the Cambodia Landmine Museum.

Full-Day Kulen Waterfall and 1000 Lingas Tour

3. Full-Day Kulen Waterfall and 1000 Lingas Tour

Phnom Kulen is considered a holy mountain in Cambodia and is of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists. Visit this sacred site and  discover it's beauty. The tour starts with a drive to the foot of the Kulen mountain, the birthplace of the great Khmer Empire in AD 802. Enjoy the breathtaking drive up the mountain, exploring the abundant greenery and the Kulen Waterfall. Take a dip if you wish, or sit back and watch the local families in their sacred homeland. Make your way up the mountain by foot to the River of a Thousand Lingas, a gorgeous river with sophisticated Shiva Linga carvings covering its floor. Get a blessing in the Cambodian way, with the holy water from this sacred river. Continue up to the tip of the mountain to discover the beautiful Pagoda and its world-famous Reclining Buddha at rest. Enjoy your own packed lunch for the day or purchase a traditional lunch at the basic food stalls located near the park. 

Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

4. Siem Reap Quad Bike Countryside Tour

Start the tour with a hotel pick-up in the company's distinctive tuk-tuk, and meet your local guide. Join a comprehensive safety instruction session at the company office and learn how to operate your quad bike. Start your journey though the villages around Siem Reap and enjoy the refreshing greenery of the remote and undisturbed countryside. Meet friendly locals with their water buffalos along the way and get a sense of authentic Cambodian rural life. If you have opted for one of the longer tour options, more delights await. On the 1.5-hour tour, explore a Buddhist monastery before returning to base. In addition to the monastery, the 2-hour tour stops at the centuries-old Angkorian temple with beautifully crafted stonework, away from the main tourist traps. The 3-hour tour option does all that and also includes a stop at a market for a refreshing drink and a bit of authentic local atmosphere. All tours starting after 4PM end with a mesmerizing sunset over the paddy fields, as the blue sky turns gold.  

Angkor Wat: Guided Jeep Tour Inclusive lunch at local house

5. Angkor Wat: Guided Jeep Tour Inclusive lunch at local house

The tour begins with pickup in the morning and heads to the first stop of the day, the ancient city of Angkor Thom, entering through the ancient stone carved gate which features elephants and giant faces. From here, continue onto Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city and known as the ‘Giant Face Temple’. Throughout the trip, listen to fascinating information and stories about the temples, their rich history, as well as their importance and symbolism to the local people.  Next, drive to Ta Prohm. Overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground, Ta Prohm has largely been left as it was found, making it one of the most picturesque and memorable temples in the complex. Enjoy a short break to eat some refreshing Cambodian snacks and fruits, then travel deeper into the Angkor Kingdom as you explore more and more of this incredible temple complex. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from your adventure, stop by a local house for a tasty lunch with fresh atmosphere and quiet place, this will give you a good time to relax after enjoy your meal. After lunch, drive to Angkor Wat. Your experienced temple guide will be memorized by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. Your experienced temple guide will be memorized by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. You're approximately back to your accommodation at 4:00pm.

Angkor Wat: Small-Group Tour with Balloon Ride and Lunch

6. Angkor Wat: Small-Group Tour with Balloon Ride and Lunch

Start your day with a pick-up from your hotel at 8:00 AM where you will be transferred to the Angkor Wat ticket office to purchase your Angkor Pass (at your own expense), before setting off to Angkor Wat, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Spend the day exploring the temples of Angkor National Park. Begin with the Angkor Wat Temple, considered as one of the seven wonders of the world. Explore the massive Angkor Wat and be captivated by its complexity, intricately carved walls, columns, and chambers. With the help of your professional guide, discover the symbolic meanings of its carvings and architecture, and gain a deeper appreciation of Khmer culture. Next, you will be driven to the fortified city of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate as you walk in the middle of a causeway flanked from side to side by symbolic statues of demons and gods. The entire length of the causeway contains a total of 108 mythical creatures serving as guards to the fortified city. Then, visit the majestic Bayon Temple, one of the most popular temples within the Angkor Thom Complex. Be mesmerized by over 200 large faces carved on 54 towers, which at that time represented the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire. Continue your exploration at the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, proceed to the ethereal Ta Prohm Temple, built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII and witness how the trunks of trees seem to devour the temples. After your tour of the temples, and weather permitting, you’ll have the opportunity to rise 200 meters over the site by a tethered helium balloon to admire the sun setting over the temple and jungle. This tour concludes with drop off at your hotel in the city.

Full Day Angkor Temples of Siem Reap Bike Tour

7. Full Day Angkor Temples of Siem Reap Bike Tour

Escape the bustling and city and enjoy the serene landscape of Cambodia’s countryside. Wander through the ancient ruins and lear nabout the Angkor Temples of Siem Reap. Meet at the Grasshopper shop at 7:15 AM for this full day tour. From here you will be given a helmet and a mountain bike. This is a tour for the entire family. The distance is approximately 30km on flat tracks and quiet roads. For children there are child bikes, baby seats and tag along trailers. Experience Bayon, famous for its Elephant Terrace. These are the famous stone sculptures that make up part of the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom. You can explore this site whilst a delicious traditional lunch is prepared. After lunch you will cycle to Ta Prom, an abandoned Jungle temple and monastery abundant with tree roots and vines. Here you will learn about this historic site from your guide. The remainder of the tour is spent roaming the red dirt tracks and lesser-known ruins of the area. This is a true Cambodian adventure. You will arrive back to Siem Reap at around 3:00 PM.

Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain, Beng Mealea, and Tonle Sap Tour

8. Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain, Beng Mealea, and Tonle Sap Tour

You will be picked you up from your hotel at 8:00 am and take you to purchase a ticket of Kulen Mountain. We will then head to Phnom Kulen National Park for approximately 1 hour. 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 off at the Palm Sugar Village and witness how Cambodian people make their own sugar to supply their families and villages. 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. In the afternoon, we will have lunch at the local restaurant before heading to Beng Melea, 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. Continue to 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. Drop you off at your hotel.

Tonle Sap Lake - Fishing Village & Flooded Forest

9. Tonle Sap Lake - Fishing Village & Flooded Forest

Depart your hotel in the morning for a journey through the countryside to the world’s second-largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap.  The Tonle Sap one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake shrinks to as small as 2,500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. This ecosystem was classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1997. Take a boat trip to "Kampong Phluk", a collection of three small fishing villages in an atmospheric flooded forest setting. Cruise through the village and see unique houses on stilts, and Cambodians at work in the floating forest. Your boat will meander slowly through forest canals, allowing you to catch glimpses of flora and fauna, and see a truly beautiful ecosystem. Take the back roads back to town on this half-day tour in Siem Reap and witness seasonal agricultural activities like cricket catching, rice planting and harvesting, smoking fish, fish paste (prohoc making), and duck farming. Stop at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and explore. Visit a Buddhist monastery before heading home (suggested visit period is between the end of July and early March).

Floating Village and Tonlé Sap Sunset Tour

10. Floating Village and Tonlé Sap Sunset Tour

Experience real Cambodian life on the water! Mey Chrey is one of the area's least visited floating villages, which is why it is so beloved by the very few who get to experience it! Located a 45-minute drive through some of Siem Reap's most beautiful countryside, you will head to the boat dock where you will begin your journey on the water. Enjoy a 30-minute motorboat ride along the small waterways before reaching the village where you will have the chance to hop-off, and meet a local family. Life in a floating village is entirely different to living on land and this is your chance to engage with some wonderful people, using your guide as a translator. Back on board, enjoy a spectacular sunset over the water from the comfort of your motorboat before returning to land.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

My wife and I had a great day with our tour guide Sareik Phok and our competent driver. Sareik was very knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and he spoke an excellent english. The landscape was beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of the tour, from the first stop at the village in the morning to taste some local delicacies to the beautiful sunset at Sonle Lap lake in the evening . Cambodia is a beautiful country, and Sareik a great guide. We highly recommend this tour !

Wow what an experience! This was one of the most intense but rewarding tours I’ve ever done. Our tour Saruon Pal did not stop and helped us to see 9 temples over the whole morning. He had a wealth of knowledge and was super experienced at taking photos and took so many amazing photos of us throughout the tour. Highly recommend doing this tour if you want to do and see as much as possible in a short time!

The guided tour provided the best in direction and information. Our guide taught us about Cambodian culture and history with an easy going style of story telling. We can’t recommend this tour enough for enjoying the richness that is Angkor Wat and the surrounding structures. And even though on our day it was cloudy and so the sunrise muted, taking the sunrise tour was completely magical.

Although it is a jeep tour, there is a lot or walking. The tour guide was academically very knowledgeable about everything regarding the history of Angkor Wat. Young children may be bored and tired as it is a long day. Currently a one day ticket gets you two day access, so you could go back on your own to soak in the culture of the sites.

It was smooth enjoyable experience. The temples are magnificient. Our guide Pi was very professional. He was knowledgeable and help us with our photos.