Upon arrival at the temple meet with a local archeologist for a two hour specialized tour around the temple. This man has worked in archeology for years and is an expert in his field. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that still show hundreds of fine carvings of Apsara and Hindu mythology and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people.
Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 11th and 13th century. Bid farewell to your special escort and continue to a traditional and private house filled with Antique art pieces. Here, you may enjoy a romantic lunch in the house or in the luxurious tropical garden before exploring the other highlight of the Khmer Empire and former capital of the Khmer Kingdom; Angkor Thom.
The ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire has as its centre piece the Bayon temple. Although it may look like a shapeless mass of stone, further scrutiny reveals towers with enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds perfect carvings winding along a narrow passage way that leads to the Baphuon complex.
End the day with a visit to Ta Prohm, considered to be one of Angkor’s jewels with is overgrown fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged itself over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a "forgotten city" feeling. Return after this amazing experience to the airport where you will bid farewell to your driver and guide and enjoy a flight back by chartered plane.
Upon arrival in Sihanoukville you will meet your local guide and driver again who will transfer you back to the port and make sure you board your cruise again safe and well.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - All citizens from European Union countries, USA and Canadians may obtain visas on arrival. Visas can be done by the cruise lines but it is recommended to apply beforehand. This saves a lot of time (and money), which is especially appreciated if you have a short amount of time to explore Cambodia.
- This tour does not cover any visa fees or visa processing.