Day 1: ARRIVAL
SIEM REAP/ ANGKOR VISIT
arrival at Siem Reap airport. Transfer to your hotel.
Siem Reap is the nearest town to the temple complex of Angkor.
From the 9th to 13th century, Angkor was the heart of a rich
and sophisticated civilization. You will see massive stone monuments,
wide majestic causeways, imposing gateways and towers, all in
a wonderful jungle setting.
Morning you will visit with your prived professional guide, the
"Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits include
the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within
the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the
Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Afternoon dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent
Angkor Vat temple.
This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century
and covers an area of about 210 hectares.With many galleries
with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full
of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day
life at the time of Angkor's construction.
At the end of afternoon, following the season, since the Mountain
Bakend, the sunset on all the temples, with spectacular views
over Angkor temples.
Day 2: ANGKOR
visit of a selection of temples, including the Royal City of
Preah Khan with impressive sculptures, Neak Pean
built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon,
Afternoon we will continue our visits by Thommanon temple
, Ta keo , one of Angkor's great temple mountains, Ta
Prohm with a part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei, Srah
Srang a Royal bathing place, Prasat Kravan with unique
brick sculptures. We will visit Les Chantiers Ecole, a
handicraft center located in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers
Ecole was founded in 1992 and its aim is to revive that ancient
Khmer art. This organization gives young people the opportunity
to learn the art of stone, wood carving, and silk weaving .
Day 3: VISIT
BANTEAY SREI / KBAL SPIEN
we will visit the enchanting Banteay Srei. It appears
that the temple was designed to leave no space undecorated, and
the fine carvings in pink sandstone are unique.We will continue
after by car to a little chain
of hills. After one hour, we will arrive in a place near Kbal
Spien and continue our journey on foot, following a white
sand path through the beautiful forest. several narrow and steep
passages , after approximately 40 minutes walk, we will hear
the sound of a waterfall . the riverbed and the rocks around,
are covered with carvings representing the gods of the Brahma
religion dating back as far as the 11th century, its the "thousand
Lingas Rivers" The water runs over the sculptures of
Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Rama and many Lingas, which were carved
in stone in the past to sanctify the water and to thank the gods
After this visit, we will go to Banteay Samre, with elaborate
architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a
local village. and visit of Baray Oriental sites, built by Rajendravarman
, Preasat Khleang, Mébon Oriental.
Day 4: BOAT RIDE
on TONLE SAP LAKE / FLOATING FISHERMAN VILLAGE /SILK CENTER.
we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake.
This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East
Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom
Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village"
with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same
as a big village floatting on the lake, and the "village"
move from place to place following water levels and curant.
afternoon, we will visit Siem Reap central market and
the Silk Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to
revive Cambodia's beautiful silk production. We can see every
step of silk production .
Day 5: BENG MEALEA/
will visit Beng Melea Temple very romantic temple which
is still lost in the jungle. You will be same as the discoverer
one century ago....A rather bumpy 2-3 hours drive through the
beautiful countryside takes us there. Beng Melea is almost the
size of Angkor Wat and is one of the largest ensembles build
during the Khmer Kingdom. It is enclosed by a huge moat of 1200m
x 900m and the temple presents in places a veritable chaos of
fallen debris beside areas that remain absolutely intact - but
everywhere vegetation reigns as master. During our visit we will
have to walk over ruins and climb over stones and scultures to
fully explore this site. The decoration of Beng Malea is simple
and animated only in certain areas but you can find several bas-reliefs
showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology. Early afternoon we will
drive on a logging highway along Phnom Koulen important
holy place for bouddhist Khmers. Late afternoon return to Siem
6: SIEM REAP /ROLUOS GROUP and ANGKOR SITE
This morning with guide
and priavte car, we will visit the ancient Khmer civilization
site of Hariharalaya, which flourished in the late 9th and early
10th Centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor
area and are referred as the Roluos group. The three Roluos
temples are Bakong Temple Mountain with wonderful carvings
on the false doors and lintels, the funerary temple of Preah
Ko, Lolei Temple with the Roluos group's most exquisite
carvings and inscriptions, and
Afternoon visit to temple you will like to see again or new
temple to see proposed by your guide.
DAY 7: SIEM
at your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight