Day 1: Siem Reap – Angkor Temple
Begin tour at Ta Prohm or Tomb Raider temple
Start the morning temple exploration at the most illustrious temple with fewer crowds. First, you will visit Ta Prohm which is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found- overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes the so-called Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used during the filming of the movie, one of the most picturesque and memorable temples of the Angkor complex.
Angkor Thom Complex
Head out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, found in the centre of the city famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
The main temple: Angkor Wat
Lastly, we travel to the gem of the Angkor complex, Angkor Wat. Following your guide, you will be memorised by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei- Rolous
In the morning we visit Banteay Srei (Citadel of the women) where is the finest stone carving seen anywhere on the planet and then lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the Rolous Group including Preah Ko, Bakong, Lo Lei; the Roluos group will bring you back to among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of the age of Khmer classical art.
USD180 per tour
Car or Mini Van
1 – 4 persons