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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Temples of Angkor Extension

Exploring the Glories of a Bygone Khmer Civilization

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $755  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Depart: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lodging: 3 nights hotels (first class or deluxe option)
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Walking tours and cultural explorations.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for Cambodia. You can easily obtain this visa on arrival at the Siem Reap Airport ($30 and one passport photo required) or you may obtain your Cambodian visa online before departure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Cambodia website; follow the directions to the e-visa page ($37 and an uploaded passport photo are required).

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

With the haunting remains of temples and shrines scattered across a tropical landscape, Angkor is a lasting monument to the glory of a bygone Khmer civilization and one of the wonders of the modern world. With a private guide, discover majestic temples adorned with intricate bas-reliefs or entwined by encroaching vegetation, climb up towers for sunset views of the countryside, contemplate the past as you pause beside huge moats and man-made lakes, and pass through imposing gateways decorated with colossal sculptured Buddha images.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Bangkok / Siem Reap, Cambodia / Angkor National Museum

Morning flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia. After exiting through immigration, you are met by your guide for a transfer to the Angkor National Museum, with its wonderful collection of Cambodian artifacts showcasing the origins of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. After lunch at a local cafe, transfer to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight at hotel...L

Day 2
Angkor Wat / Angkor Thom

We begin our explorations of the glorious temples of Angkor with a visit to Angkor’s grandest and most inspiring temple complex: Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of over 500 acres. We explore its many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the temple. Intricately carved bas-reliefs extend the length of the outer walls and corridors, depicting mythological scenes of Hindu epics and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor’s construction. In the afternoon we visit the “Great City’ of Angkor Thom, whose centerpiece is the magnificent Bayon Temple, noted for its gigantic Boddhisattva sculptures and its remarkable bas-reliefs. We will see the South Gate with its impressive causeway flanked by gods and demons, the Elephant Terrace, and the Leper King Terrace, all within Angkor Thom (ancient city).  Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 3
Ta Promh / Banteay Srei

Huge fig, banyan, and kapok trees have grown throughout the temple monuments of Ta Promh, their giant roots often splitting open ancient Buddha sculptures with surreal effect. The site has a mysterious and evocative “forgotten city” feeling and is a favorite with visitors. After lunch at a local restaurant in Siem Reap, we discover the enchanting 10th century Banteay Srei Temple, the “Citadel of the Women,” beyond the main Angkor complex. It seems as if the temple, which is in an amazing state of preservation, was designed to leave no space undecorated, and its extraordinary fine carvings in pink sandstone are quite unique. Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 4
Preah Khan / Peak Nean / Bangkok

In the morning we visit Preah Khan, the “Sacred Sword,” a magnificent structure dedicated to the Buddhist religion by King Jayavarman VII. This huge temple complex is also largely overgrown with great trees and smothering roots still clinging to the sandstone and laterite walls, and is presently under careful restoration by the World Monuments Fund of NYC. We'll also visit Neak Pean, an artifical island in Preah Khan Baray with a Buddhist temple on it. Time permitting, visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor,” a school promoting the arts and crafts of Cambodia, before transferring to the airport for an afternoon or evening flight to Bangkok...BL

Extension Cost

Prices valid through Spring 2016

First Class Option (4-Star Victoria Angkor Hotel - Superior room)

$755 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1250
Single supplement: $295
Internal airfare: $625 (subject to change)

Deluxe Option (5-Star La Residence d’Angkor - Deluxe riverside room)

$1130 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1995
Single supplement: $580
Internal airfare: $625 (subject to change)

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Services of local English-speaking guide
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Activities as indicated and entrance fees for activities listed
  • Ground transportation and transfers as indicated
  • Bottled water while sightseeing

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

International airfare; any additional hotel nights that may be needed before or after your extension; airport departure taxes; any meals not specified after each itinerary day; still or sparkling water at any meals; gratuities to local guides, drivers, and transfer agents; pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations; visa fees (if applicable); travel insurance; any other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, sodas, laundry, etc.).

Hotels in Siem Reap

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Siem Reap, Cambodia

In Siam Reap, we stay at one of the following properties based on pricing and availability:

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.