Day 1: ARRIVAL SIEM
REAP/ ANGKOR WAT VISIT
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
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 Wat 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 Wat.
Day 2: ANGKOR VISIT
Morning 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, Preah Rup.
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
Morning 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 which heads up into
the jungle. This very pleasant walk takes us through the beautiful
forest. Please note that there are several narrow and steep passages
on the way. After approximately 40 minutes walk, we will hear
the sound of a waterfall . This place offers at first sight no
particular attractions except the natural environment. We will
discover that the riverbed and the rocks around us 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
for their gift. The sound of a small waterfall temps to follow
the river further through the small gorge. Using bamboo stairs
to pass a few escarped passages we finally discover the beautiful
waterfall. Pick-nick lunch at the foot of the hill or lunch at
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
: Banteay Kdey, Pré Rup, Preasat Khleang, Mébon
Day 4: BOAT RIDE on
TONLE SAP LAKE / SILK CENTER.
This morning 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 floatting schools, floatting 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: ROLUOS GROUP
This morning 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. . Afternoon
transfer to Siem Reap Airport, 2h before your departure with