Two Days – day tour only
Duration
All ages
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Day One

Angkor Wat Temples - Morning Tea - South Gate - Bayon Temple - Elephant Terrace - Leper King - Lunch - Taprom Temple - Rolous Group

Day Two

Temple Sunrise - Picnic Breakfast - Benteay Srei - Morning Tea - Benteay Samre Temples - Lunch - Preah Kahn- Prei Rup - Neak Poan - Kravan Temple

 

For those that want to really experience this ancient kingdom then this two day tour with your own private guide ticks all the boxes.

Considered one of the wonders of the world, the beauty and sheer scale of this majestic series of temples will leave you breathless. We include a visit to the Rolous group of monuments which are some of the earliest known Khmer structures. Enjoy traditional lunches along the way and your private guide will take you on two days of discovery and give you an indepth understanding of the history and culture of this lost city.

On  the second day for those that want to start early you can enjoy an awe inspiring sunrise over the temples before a picnic breakfast. This two day tour will ensure you can fully experience this ancient city and the community it supported. Your private guide will take you to places beyond those usually visited and will give you the insights and history to ensure you have memories to last a lifetime

r the temples before a picnic breakfast. This two day tour will ensure you can fully experience this ancient city and the community it supported. Your private guide will take you to places beyond those usually visited and will give you the insights and history to ensure you have memories to last a lifetime.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From your Hotel, Guesthouse or Resort.
DEPARTURE TIME By arrangement from 7.30 am onwards.
RETURN TIME Approximately 8 hours from departure time on both days.
WEAR Casual clothes with covered shoulders, Footwear, Hat , Sunscreen.
INCLUDED Transport, Private Guide, Entry Fee, Morning Tea, Traditional Lunch, Bottled water.
NOT INCLUDED Gratuities, Additional Offerings, Donations.

 

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DAY 1

1

Angkor Wat Temples

What is known as Angkor Wat to the world is actually a vast number of temples that formed part of this ancient Kingdom, We begin with the most well recognised "old" and "new" Angkor Wat temples.  The first time you see these temples which are one of the Wonders of the World the sheer scale and beauty is overwhelming. We take time to explore these two vast temples with their stunning architecture, statues and carvings.

2

South Gate - Bayon Temple - Elelphant Temple - Leper King

Following morning tea we continue our exploration of the ancient Kingdom taking in the majestic South Gate and Bayon Temple with its famous stone carvings. Before stopping for  lunch we explore the Royal Terraces, comprising of the Terrace of the Elephants to the South and the Terrace of the Leper King to the North which form the Eastern boundary of the ancient Royal Palace grounds.

They face the parade grounds where processions, parades and other events were held. The King would watch the events standing on the Elephant terrace, which he also used as an audience hall to listen to the complaints and problems of the citizens of Angkor.

3

Lunch

Guests will enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch at a local restauarant and relax before we head out to explore more of this vast and beautiful ancient Kingdom.

4

Ta Prohm

One of the most famous temples in Angkor, the Ta Prohm is known for the huge trees and the massive roots growing out of its walls. The jungle temple also featured in the adventure movie “The tomb raider”; where several shots were filmed in the Ta Prohm.

Ta Prohm remains much as it was when it was discovered when Henri Marchal, curator and conservator of the EFEO did some basic clearing work in 1920. Only the most necessary work to prevent further deterioration and collapse was done. The stunning jungle setting and the original state of the temple has made it one of the most visited Angkor temples.

5

Rolous Group

To end our day we travel to the "Roluos Group" of temples which are some of the earliest permanent structures built by Khmer. They mark the beginning of classical period of Khmer civilization, dating from the late 9th century. Some were totally built with bricks, others partially with laterite or sandstone.

Consisting of three major temples Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko along with tiny Prasat Prei Monti. At both Bakong and Lolei there are contemporary budhist monestries where you can observe the monks going about their daily lives.

DAY 2 

1

Sunrise at Angkor

For those that want to fully experience Angkor Wat then a sunrise visit is a must. Choose your location as each Temple provides its own special qualities at this time of the day. Follow on from this with a picnic breakfast before we head out to continue our exploration.

2

Banteay Srei

The temple of Banteay Srei or the Citadel of the Women, boasts superbly well-preserved and highly intricate stone carvings that adorn the pink-hued sandstone of the delightfully small and intimate site.

Banteay Srei which was never a royal temple, is thought to have been built by a guru of the king and it is believed that this lack of a royal go-ahead is one of the reasons why it is so small. While small it is still beautiful and it is also worth exploring the surrounding natural landscapes. Some have suggested that the temple was built by women as no man could have created something so beautiful and with so fine a hand. The intricate stone carvings adourn much of the temple’s surface.

3

Benteay Samre Temples

We stop along the way to enjoy a local snack for morning tea before heading to another of the smaller Angkor temples, the Banteay Samre takes its name from the Samre people that inhabited the area.

The temples pediments and lintels are decorated with very intricate and well preserved carvings of Hindu mythological stories and Buddhist depictions. With little historical records giving information about the founding of the temple it is not known what year the temple was build. Judging from its style and ornamentation, it is likely that the Banteay Samre was build around halfway through the 12th century during the reign of King Suryavarman II.

At the start of the 20th century the Banteay Samre was overgrown with jungle. It was restored during the 1930’s using the anastylosis method, that aims to lovingly restore the monument as close as possible to the original.

4

Lunch

Guests will enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch at a local restauarant and relax before we head out to explore more of this vast and beautiful ancient Kingdom.

5

Preah Kahn- Prei Rup - Neak Poan

After relaxing over lunch we continue to explore the greater Kingdom starting with Preah Khan temple located just outside the capital city Angkor Thom which was built in 1191 with its name translating to “the Sacred Sword”. The temple was built by Jayavarman VII, a Buddhist King who liberated Angkor by driving out the occupying forces of the Cham. The King who earlier dedicated Ta Prohm temple to his mother, dedicated the Preah Khan to his father. The statue of Lokeshvara was carved to resemble the King’s father.

we then explore Pre Rup, built by Rajendravarman II, the temple consists of a pyramid-shaped temple-mountain with the uppermost of the three tiers carrying five majestic lotus towers. Pre Rup means ‘Turning the Body’ and refers to a traditional method of cremation in which a corpse’s outline is traced in the cinders which suggests that the temple may have served as an early royal crematorium.

We take in the Buddhist temple of Preah Neak Poan which is an intimate yet perfect temple constructed by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. It has a large square pool surrounded by four smaller square pools. In the middle of the central pool is a circular ‘island’ encircled by the two nagas whose intertwined tails give the temple its name.

6

Kravan Temple

We finsh our time in Angkor Wat visiting the Prasat Kravan which is a fbeautiful example of a early 10th century Hindu monument. It consists of a line of five brick towers built closely together set atop a low platform oriented towards the East.The monument was dedicated to Vishnu, the Supreme God of Hinduism. The Prasat Kravan is one of the few Angkor temples that was not built by a King, but by a high ranking Hindu priest.

The towers are of slightly different size, the central tower being the largest, the towers on either side of it somewhat smaller, the outer towers being the smallest. In the interior of the central and Northern tower is a number of beautiful sculptures made directly in the brickwork of the towers, a unique feature in Angkor, which is often found in the Cham temples of Vietnam.

Private Day Tours and Unique Activities

Exclusions

  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages not described
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned

Guide surcharge:

Guide Type Individual Group
French speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
Chinese speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
German Speaking guide $35 per day $45 per day
Spanish speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Russian speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Italian speaking guide $80 per day $90 per day

Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • No refund for any un-utilized Tour or Activity
  • Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child under 12 years old with adult: 80% of tour cost except a with a single adult where the child is charged at 50% of the solo traveller price
  • Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

CANCELLATION: 

FIT (Individual) Travel Arrangement

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
  • More than 45 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 21 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 7 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

 GIT (Group – 7 guests or more) – Travel Arrangement

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Local Culture

The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.

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Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your Tour as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

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Tipping

Depending on the service, it is customary in Asia to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person, per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. If unsure, ask your local Green Cultural Travel representative.

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Safety and Security

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your valuables safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels you stay at have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. 

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Medical Form

As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. 

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Local Dress

In Cambodia, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot and humid Asian climate.

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