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Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

1. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

Begin with an early pickup from your hotel at 4.30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle, and travel to the main entrance of the Angkor Wat to admire the stunning sunrise over this ancient and mysterious complex. Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to marvel at the Bayon and Baphoun temples with their 54 towers and 216 faces of Buddhisatva Avalokesvara. Listen as your guide explains historical facts about the Temples and the Khmer empire. After lunch, see the Terrace of the Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King known as the royal viewing platform and the stage of the king’s great audience hall. Enter Ta Prohm Temple and view the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. Finally, go to Banteay Kdei temple which was built by the King Jayavarman VII in the late of 12th century before returning to your hotel in Siem Reap.

From Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour by Boat

2. From Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour by Boat

Go aboard our minivan to the great Tonle Sap Lake (the biggest fresh water lake in South-east Asia) and gain fascinating insight into true Cambodian life. Be picked up from a Siem Reap hotel and be brought to the pier. Take a private boat to the floating village, located outside Siem Reap. Discover the tall, stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, old lifestyle of the country and the natural landscape of the flooded Mangrove Forest. Enjoy an optional tour going through the flooded Mangroves forest on a small boat, a great break on the way to Tonle Sap to experience local fauna and flora. End the day by admiring the sunset over the lake.

Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour with Transfer

3. Siem Reap: Kampong Phluk Floating Village Tour with Transfer

Discover the floating village of Kampong Phluk, just a 45-minute drive from Siem Reap. Relax on a trip through authentic Cambodia, past markets in the small town of Roluos.  Enter a sustainable and self-sufficient community that has thrived since the civil war ended. The distinctive houses set among beautiful mangrove trees are raised on stilts reaching up to 9 meters high. In the wet season (May to Feb ), see the locals and able travel by boat to see school, work, and the pagoda as you explore the same way with your small group. On arrival, you will be introduced to a stunning Hindu and Buddhist church, covered in colorful murals that illustrate how the religions coexist in Cambodia. In the dry season, before the water level rises, there's an opportunity to walk along the main street to see local people's daily lives and the creation of new houses. They are content with their way of life and happy to see foreigners because tourism is an important part of the local economy. The majority of the 1,000 families are fishermen and farmers. The children in particular are friendly and inquisitive. Enjoy multiple restroom stops and chilled water that is provided throughout the tour. After making your way through the village, head out to the mighty Tonle Sap lake, where a riverboat will take you to the floating restaurant with delicious food and some exotic options. Chill out on the lake and watch an inspirational sunset that glows, a memory that you'll never forget. After sundown, together retrace your path from throughout the afternoon, and the minibus driver will take your group back to the city, with drop-off at your accommodation.

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

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

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 1:30 PM.  

Siem Reap: Phare, the Cambodian Circus Show Tickets

5. Siem Reap: Phare, the Cambodian Circus Show Tickets

Enjoy the Phare Circus performance in Siem Reap, which is more than a conventional acrobatic circus. See how the artists create and perform stories based on their own life experiences. Drawing from recent history, folklore, and modern society, watch as the performers blend drama, dance, live music, and circus arts to share a part of their lives with audiences. By attending a Phare Circus show, you enjoy Siem Reap's fantastic live entertainment and financially support the school to provide opportunities for Cambodian artists.

Siem Reap: Private Guided Day Trip to Angkor Wat with Sunset

6. Siem Reap: Private Guided Day Trip to Angkor Wat with Sunset

Follow the footsteps of holy Hindu men, Buddhist rulers, and Khmer kings on a guided day trip from Siem Reap to see the highlights of the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. You will need a temple pass (1 or 3 days), which you can purchase online or have your guide take you to the ticket office before the tour begins. With occasional food and rest breaks, visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, and Tah Prohm. Walk around and inside each temple, with information from your guide, so you will understand what you see. After your entry fee, it only makes sense to pay a little more for a registered guide, so that you're not simply looking at the stones. The small group is never more than 13 people, so you will be in good company with other explorers. Get a feel for the 12th-century Khmer empire and stand amongst the magnificent monuments of Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world; educate yourself in a most enjoyable way. Know the rich history from one of the most enduring architectural achievements ever. Admire the stone figures that greet you at the southern gates of Angkor Thom and stroll towards the Bayon Temple to see the etchings of smiling faces at its central peak. Visit the Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of the Elephants. At Tah Prohm, soak up the atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings. After a full day of exploring Angkor's highlights, climb the steps to the temple mountain of Phnom Bakheng, the state temple of the first Khmer capital in the region, to watch the sunset. Then, make the return journey to Siem Reap and be dropped off at your hotel.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat 2-Day Tour with Sunrise and Sunset

7. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat 2-Day Tour with Sunrise and Sunset

Your 2-day tour with an English speaking guide allows you to make the most of a 3 day temple pass. You will see all of the unmissable temples and learn a lot of new information. After this you'll be able to decide if you want to rest on day 3, revisit any of your favorites or find some final places within the region in a private Tuk-Tuk without missing out on vital knowledge about the ancient Khmer empire. Day 1 Experience the beauty and power of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s most visited attraction. The UNESCO-listed archeological site has a long, rich history and still looks magnificent, even more so beneath the glow of a rising sun. On this small-group tour, know how its energy feels, rise early to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, and then benefit from the cooler weather and fewer crowds of the morning to explore the surrounding temples. You can purchase your temple pass in advance online or at the ticket office after your guide collects you from your accommodation. As the day progresses, you will discover other temples, taking occasional rest and food breaks. Angkor Thom, the well-known jungle temple, famous both for its past and its more recent feature in the Tomb Raider movie; Bayon, home to the large smiling faces, and some of the lesser-known but still outstanding temples, some of the best in our world, like the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei, the pyramid temple, largely unrestored and used by monks. Ta Keo is a mountain temple built in the 10th century, which you will walk up, treading between the ancient and modern eras. Simply put, visit Angkor Wat and, step by step, see, feel, and learn more along with your guide for the day. It's a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Day 2 Within the Angkor complex are other magnificent temples. Preah Khan is the biggest temple on this loop, built by King Bayon for his father. The water around Neak Pean Island temple was used for bathing and health in the Angkor period. Ta Som has a distinctive big tree over the east gate and is formed with lots of sculptures of dancers with long hair; it was built for the king's sister. East Mebon, built for the ancestors, used to be in the middle of a reservoir and was constructed as early as the 10th century. Pre-Rup was built by the king for himself; often mistaken for a crematorium, a stone structure that looks similar to a coffin was used by Hindus to meditate within at the full moon. And Phnom Bakheang is at the top of a hill; its 33 towers represent the heavens. Life on earth is to be lived. Take the tour, which shows the interrelatedness of past, present, and future.

Siem Reap: Angkor Airport (SAI) Private or Shared Transfers

8. Siem Reap: Angkor Airport (SAI) Private or Shared Transfers

Experience the convenience and comfort of our new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport pickup and transfer service. Choose affordability without compromising on quality as you relax in our well-maintained, air-conditioned vehicles. We offer three vehicle options - Sedan car, Luxury Minivan, and Minibus - each with different seating and luggage capacities to suit your needs. Rest assured, we cater to individual passengers with one item of medium luggage per person, allowing you to travel hassle-free. With our private airport pickup or transfer service, you can enjoy a seamless journey, knowing that you are in safe and capable hands. Our experienced drivers will ensure a smooth transition between Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (SAI) and your city accommodation. Leave behind the stress of transportation logistics as we take care of every detail. Our shared transfers (is valid for airport transfer only, hotels to airport SAI) are ideal for those looking to save some extra cash while still enjoying a comfortable ride. Sharing the journey with fellow travelers allows you to split the cost without compromising on quality. Rest assured that we carefully select our passengers to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for everyone. What sets us apart is our commitment to providing you with the best prices and utmost comfort. Our vehicles are designed to offer a level of comfort that goes beyond your expectations. Book your airport pickup or transfer service with us to experience the convenience and peace of mind that comes with our professional service. Don't miss out on this opportunity to start your journey in Siem Reap on the right foot. Book now and enjoy a stress-free and comfortable transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Trust in our expertise and let us take care of your transportation needs, providing you with a memorable and hassle-free start to your trip.

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise Small-Group Guided Day Tour

9. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Sunrise Small-Group Guided Day Tour

Experience the beauty and power of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s most visited attraction. The UNESCO-listed archeological site has a long, rich history and still looks magnificent, even more so beneath the glow of a rising sun. On this small-group tour, become part of its story, rise early to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, and then benefit from the cooler weather and fewer crowds of the morning to explore the surrounding temples. You can purchase your temple pass in advance online or at the ticket office after your guide collects you from your accommodation. Once everyone is on board, you will first make your way to Angkor Wat, then walk around, inside the galleries, out the other side, and back in the vehicle to the next stop. As the day progresses, you will discover other temples, taking occasional rest and food breaks. Angkor Thom, the well-known jungle temple, famous both for its past and its more recent feature in the Tomb Raider movie; Bayon, home to the large smiling faces made popular in professional photography; and some of the lesser-known but still outstanding temples, some of the best in our world, like the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei, the pyramid temple, largely unrestored and used by monks. Ta Keo is a mountain temple built in the 10th century, which you will walk up, treading between the ancient and modern eras. Simply put, visit Angkor Wat and, step by step, see, feel, and learn more along with your guide for the day. It's a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

10. Siem Reap: Full Day Angkor Wat Temple Experience with Sunset

You will be picked up from your hotel at between 8:00 a.m to 8:30 am and head directly to purchase the Angkor pass. Afterward, we head to one of Cambodia's jewels, the impressive Angkor Thom, which was the fortified "Great Royal City" built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. At the South Gate, we can see the imposing statue of Avalokiteshvara, which appears in the Tomb Raider movie. Next visit is Bayon temple, in Buddhist style and adorned with hundreds of faces made of stone, and also explore the Terrace of Elephants, former Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King, and Baphoun temple, It is considered the largest Hindu temple in Angkor Thom city. Then, we drive to Ta Prohm temple, which has been left in its original state and is partly overgrown with trees and huge roots. It was also used as a backdrop for the film Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant cooked by local chief and then visit the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. In the afternoon, start to visit to the fascinating Angkor Wat, the largest sacred building on the planet and an icon of the Khmer civilization. It was built by King Suyavarman and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It contains hundreds of decorations that cover the walls and the longest bas-relief in the world. It is surrounded by a giant moat, and its five towers are part of the Cambodian flag, and from the top you can see the impressive and dense jungle. Climb up mountain of the Phnom Bakheng for sunset and then transfer you back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Definitely one of the best tours I’ve done. Timely pick up, great communication and excellent sites and food. My friend and I felt well looked after from start to finish and both agreed Mr August was the best guide we’ve had to date - he shared with us so much information on the traditions, culture and history of Cambodia. A must book tour!

Amazing experience! Mr. david is an amazing storyteller, we learned so much and would highly recommend this tour. The food that was served during the day was outstanding and the driver was very attentive too. We always got cold botteled water and wet towels.

Was an awesome experience, a must do. Tour guide Kimsan, was so great, and also getting so many beautiful pictures from the tour

This was so much fun! The teacher was delightful & made everything seem so easy Highly recommended 👏

sun set at the floating restaurant. we couldn't find floating village as it is dry season .