Day 1: ARRIVAL SIEM REAP/
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 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 Vat.
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, After approximately 40 minutes walk, we will hear the
sound of a waterfall . 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: BENG MEALEA and
Today we will visit Beng Melea
Temple which is still lost in the jungle. 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 trees 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. During our visit will
we enjoy our pick-nick lunch in midst this fantastic setting.
Early afternoon we will drive on a logging highway along Phnom
Koulen towards Siem Reap. Late afternoon return to Siem Reap
ROLUOS GROUP of TEMPLES
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. 2 hours before yours departure
with international flight.