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Indispensable Angkor Temples (1 Day)
FROM: $64
US$ 103 per person (based on a group of 2 people)
US$ 85 per person (based on a group of 4 people)
US$ 64 per person (based on a group of 6 people)

Code: CTHCH0001
Tour Style: Culture & History
Duration: 1 day
Difficulty Comfort Exclusivity

Itinerary Brief:
In The Morning: Angkor Wat and small circuit.

In the Afternoon: Angkor Thom and Ta Promh

Early Evening: Climb up the Hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng to see sunset 

Trip Grade:

Easy - Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility.

Best Travel Time:
Any time of the year.
There are two seasons in Cambodia, wet and dry. From early May to the end of October is the rainy season. It often rains heavily but for short periods of time, mostly later in the day or during the night, after which the sun returns. The rain cools the air and freshens up the lush green of the rice plantations. It is cooler in the dry season, which runs from early November to early February, when it starts heating up again, building to the hottest month of April. So the best time for rain lovers is between May and October and from November to early March for those who like it dry and cool.

Trip Tips:
When visiting the temples, be sure to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking as well as sometimes climbing steep stairs.

We start the day at the largest religious site in the world, Angkor Wat. There are not really enough words to describe this jewel in the crown of Angkor. You have to witness it for yourself. The scale of the complex is certain to be above expectations, covering an area of 2 km2, but you can easily see the majority of the places of interest in a morning, especially if you decide to start early enough to see the sunrise.


Angkor Wat, Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, it faces west instead of the usual requirement to face east. Built between 1113 and 1150, it eventually changed to a Buddhist Wat (temple) in the 13th century after a religious revolution in Cambodia. You will have plenty of time to explore most of the complex; you will be amazed at the intricate carvings and bas-reliefs, the long terraces, the many different pavilions and galleries.

Depending on time we can visit several more temples such as Baksei Chamkrong, Prasat Kravan or Thommanon. Baksei Chamkrong is a relatively small but very impressive pyramid temple built around 947 A.D. and only 250 metres from the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which we will visit in the afternoon. Known by the local as ‘bird with sheltering wings’, which comes from a story of a large bird that saved the life of a Khmer king by shielding him against his enemies with its wings. Prasat Kravan is known as the ‘Cardamom Sanctuary’ and was originally surrounded by a reservoir (Prasat meaning ‘tower’). The line of 5 prasats has been restored in recent times, although one of the four side towers has its original second floor.


Thommanon can be found about 1/3 of a mile from the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom. It is small but very elegant in many ways, having had some restoration in the 1960’s. It may not be possible to see all 3, but time permitting would be a great way to end the morning.


Lunch at the Archeological Park is included


Angkor Thom ?In its heyday, Angkor Thom was the ‘Great Capital’, home to a million inhabitants. Inside the walls were found the courts, priests, high officials and bureaucrats, with the commoners living around the outside. It’s an impressive 3 Km along each of the 4 sides, encircled by a 100 m wide moat, behind 8 m high walls. Touring around this invincible city will take several hours, but there are many interesting smaller temples scattered around the outside, some only 2-300 m into the forest.


Ta Prohm or Jungle Temple, consecrated in 1186, and built originally in a residential area, Ta Prohm has become a favourite of many tourists due to it being deliberately left in the grip of the jungle. It’s popularity increased when it was used as a location in the Tomb Raider movie. This is another impressive temple, built inside a 1000 x 600 m enclosure. At its height around 12,500 people occupied it, and if you include the surrounding villages that tended to the needs of the temple, there was almost 80,000 in total.

Watching the sunset turn view into panorama on the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng concludes an amazing day.?

This tour is private and can be well tailor-made to suite your travel needs. As a result the price is quoted in US dollars and per person basis. The final price will be privately quoted upon your own number of participants, time of travel, grade of hotel rooms and other detailed services. Please click on BOOK button and fill in the requested information then our travel consultant will customize the best value holiday for you. Thank you!

 

REMARKS:

1. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
2. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details

 

Tour prices based on superior level (3 Star Hotel)

Group Size Price Per Person In USD based on twin / Double roon share
2 People US$ 103 per person
4 People US$ 85 per person
6 People  US$ 64 per person


 TOUR INCLUDES:

1. All Entrance Fees.
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
2. Meals.
All meals as specified in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner). When the meals are not included in the program and you want to look for a good place to eat, your guide assit you and recomend a good one from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a mixture of Western and Vietnamese cuisines. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Vietnamese breakfasts is supplied; however, there may be occasions when only a Vietnamese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
3. Private Air Conditionaing Vehicle.
Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as mentioned in the itinerary).
4. Professional Tour Guide.
As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city that will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
6. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
7. Arrangements Fees.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

TOUR EXCLUDES:

1. International/domestic Airfares
Any International/domestic  Flight or Train Tickets.
2. Accommodation.
Hotel costs are based on double occupancy of one twin room. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Asian breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless otherwise specified. 
3. Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Entry Visa Fees.
4. Excess Baggage Charges.
Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
5. Personal Expenses.
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as Tips and gratuities, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
6. Meals.
Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
6. Single Room Supplement.
7. Travel Insurance.

Taking into account the tour duration (just 1 full day), accommodation is not included, nevertheless if it is necessary, we can arrange it according to your budget and preferences. Please contact us for the assistance 

 

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