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This 5-day Siem Reap trip is especially good for discerning travelers who wish to see more about this world-famous destination. Essential parts of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat will be guided by a Khmer scholar and an experienced guide. Get closer to the people living on Tonle Sap Lake as you boat around Prek Toal Floating Village.
  • Visit Angkor Wat with a local Khmer scholar sharing insights of Angkor Wat
  • Sparkling diamonds of the Angkor -- Bantey Srei and Beng Meala
  • Meet those who live above water in a floating village
  • Helping while traveling - give back to the local community

Journey route

What's included

  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide in Siem Reap
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

Itinerary in detail

We are only showing you an outlook for a 5-day Siem Reap trip looks like. We offers you great ideas and amazing value yet it is only your interests that decide how your journey will be proceeded.

Day 1 Siem Reap Arrival, Cambodia

International flight Tara Angkor Hotel / Shinta Mani Resort Hotel Siem Reap

Siem Reap has probably one of Asia's smallest international airport and you will find it easy and quick to get your passport stamped.

Day 2 Siem Reap | Angkor Wat Unveiling with a Local Khmer Scholar

Did you know that every hand gesture holds different meaning in Angkorian cultures? In a 2-hour comprehensive visit at the Angkor Wat with a local Khmer scholar, you will enjoy the chance to delve in his wealth of knowledge and years of studying on Khmer and Cambodian history.
After the visit of Angkor Wat, you must have gained some certain prespectives for what to come next at Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple.
By far, you have completed the first loop of the grand Angkor Wat Complex, which is also the essence for this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Main entrance of Angkor Wat

Day 3 Siem Reap | Exquisite Bantey Srei and Apsara Dinner Show

In Angkor Wat Complext, the Hindu god Visinu has his great share of temples dedicated to himself and yet Bantey Srei, which was built to worship Shiva, is considered as the jewel of Angkor Wat. The small yet exquisite temple contents a main sanctuary and additions built by pinkish sandstone. Your visit at this site will be highlighted with the extraordinary carvings and stories behind.
Have a simple lunch at a homestay's restaurant and get to Beng Meala. With the main body hidden in woods for ages and with potentail threats of undiscovered landmines, it is very recent that this site began to draw attantion (of course landmines were all removed). Later, learn about the life story of Aki Ra and landmines at Cambodia Museum of Landmine.
Get back to the town after the tour and attend an Apsara Dinner Show at Angkor Village Hotel.

Apsara dancers greeting you

Day 4Siem Reap | Life of Prek Toal Floating Village

Life in Siem Reap is so much more than just temples. Today we will drive out of Siem Reap and visit Prek Toal Floating Village.
There are 300 some families living in this quiet village and mostly Khmer. Along your boat journey where you will witness the portraying life on the lake such as:schools, shops, karaoke, a church – everything is built on rafts with only the village Wats and different more of their livelihoods beside from fishing.
Your visit at this village will focus on a charity project called " Saray Water Hyacinth Handicraft Project" where local women support their families by making handicrafts. Attand at this project, you can also try it out under instruction.
When you are back in town, you will have a 1-hour foot massage at a local parlor.

Boat is a household transportation for villagers of Prek Toal

Day 5Siem Reap Departure

International flight

Free time till your departure flight. You will have a smooth ride to the airport. Say goodbye to this amazing country.

Asia Highlights handpicked hotels

Asia Highlights chooses hotels with a balanced mixture of traditional style and modern comfort, easy access to everything yet quiet enough for a good night's sleep.

superior room at tara angkor hotel in siem reap
Siem Reap Tara Angkor Hotel
  • TripAdvisor's winner of Certificate of Excellence.
  • Colonial style with Cambodian influence, great breakfast and location.
  • Superior Room of 30sqm, homey and soft beds.

Journey information

  • Seasonal information: This tour is designed for all-time, with late September to next January being the most ideal period. During such span, it is less likely to be jammed up with big tourist buses and crowds and the weather is perfect.
    That being said, traveling during the off season, that is April to August, still holds a lot of perks as you might not be held back in a long walking line in Angkor Wat and hotel deals might come with some free spas.
  • Hotel for better value: Price difference between a 3-star hotel and a 4-star is so little that we suggest you choose a higher-ranking hotel to better your stay in Siem Reap.
  • Easy pace: Visit at the Angkor Wat Complex is all on foot and each site takes about 1 hour. You may call a break en route if the walking wears you out, or even go back to hotel for a nap at noon and carry on the trip in the afternoon. The order of visit is open to adjustment, too.
  • Good time to visit the floating village: The best time to visit the floating villages is during October to next March with the water is just at the right level to float up a boat. If you are planning the trip in other season, we would recommend an easy hiking trip to Kbal Spean, where you can walk in the river with stones carved like men's genitals under your step.
5 Days from $721p/p (Based on a 2-people private group)

Local guide

Asia Highlights chooses tour guides in Cambodia based on their knowledgeable on Angkor Wat, Cambodia history and lifestyles, as well as good oral English. They are trained regurally so as to work in a good standing.

Mini van

All of vehicles are within 3 years of usage with A/C. Experienced, polit and professional drivers take the wheel, they will ensure you have a safe and smooth ride. We have bottled water, wet tissues, first-aid kit and baby car seat equipped with our vehicles.

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