Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Siem Reap Luxurious Adventure (5 days)

EXO Travel - Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia To Siem Reap, Cambodia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phum Baitang Dinner

Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, the gateway to the fabled temples of Angkor, be transferred to the hotel.

After checking in, spend some time to relax and enjoy the resort facilities. In the late afternoon, listen to a lecture by a local archeologist on the history of Angkor Park.

This evening, head into Siem Reap town to enjoy a welcome dinner at the incredible Embassy Restaurant. The Embassy is an exclusive fine dining experience headed by executive chefs Pol and Sok also known as the ‘Kimsan Twins’. Having trained under Michelin-starred chefs, they have created one of the most unique five-star quality cuisines that can only be experienced in Siem Reap. With a constantly changing menu based around season, make sure to savour the skilfully prepared masterpieces and pair it with fine wine.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phum Baitang Breakfast, Lunch

Start the morning early to see the spectacular sunrise over the legendary Angkor Wat. It’s a memorable experience observing the first rays creeping across the five iconic towers. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat was constructed to symbolise Mount Meru, the mythical mountain of gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat’s walls are decorated with more than 2,000 dancing figures, animals and devatas (deities). The construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor.

Then escape the crowds as the tour continues to the picturesque Srah Srang Baray. It was originally constructed by the same architect that built Pre Rup before being remodeled in the 12th century as part of Jayavarman VII's massive building campaign. A multi-tiered landing platform on the west edge of the baray is adorned with naga balustrades and guardian lions, and the sparse remains of an island temple can be seen emerging from the middle of the lake at low water, during the dry season. Here, a beautiful champagne breakfast is enjoyed, overlooking the lake on a luxurious cushion and table set up, providing an incredible and serene start to any Angkorian exploration.

Following breakfast, travel to the airstrip to board a private helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the Cambodian landscape northwards to Preah Vihear.

Note : Please contact our Sales or Travel Consultant for the rest of the tour on this day.

Day 3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phum Baitang Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, start the journey through the seemingly endless rice fields and friendly local villages of Phnom Kulen. The mountain is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire and a sacred place for the Khmer. At the top of Phnom Kulen, discover stone carvings in a riverbed, a large reclining Buddha from the 16th-century and visit several hidden pagodas. One of the main attractions is a waterfall where there’s a chance to take a refreshing bath.

Enjoy a luxury picnic nearby the sacred rivers before exploring the area on the back of a local motorbike, travelling through jungle roads and rural countryside.

End the day with sunset cocktails at a picturesque spot, watching the sun go down over the luscious Cambodian landscape and rice paddies.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phum Baitang Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the morning early and continue the temple adventure travelling via tuk-tuk. Journey into the temple park to Ta Prohm which built between the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique as it is overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This is a picturesque location where the famous ‘Tomb Raider Temple’ was filmed.

From here, drive through the ancient city of Angkor Thom for a quick stop at the impressive Bayon Temple before leaving the Angkor Park. Switch to an adventurous quad bike, travelling the road and dirt tracks to the relatively unknown and unvisited 12th century Chau Srei Vibol Temple.

End the afternoon at the great lake of Tonlé Sap. Board a luxury boat for a cruise amongst floating villages while watching the sunset and enjoying a glass of champagne.

Return back to the hotel to freshen up before being taken on a luxurious Khmer dining and drinking experience, taking in four amazing and intimate eateries and bars, and tasting some of the most amazing and unique cuisine that the country has to offer.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 5
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phum Baitang Breakfast

This morning, travel to Theam’s House to meet Cambodian artist and designer Lim Muy Theam (dependent on his availability) who draws inspiration from both Khmer and contemporary international design. For more than 10 years, Theam has trained a team of artisan apprentices who work either at the studio or in their home villages. Explore the art studio and observe various works being created such as lacquer ware, paintings and fine sculptures.

Transfer to the airport for the onward departure flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Learn about Cambodia’s culture in this 5-day trip. Start off with a visit to a local archeologist who will explain the history of Angkor Park. Then go to Angkor Wat and drop by other historical temples such as the Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Ta Prohm. Partake in more culturally-rich activities by watching a performance by the Phare, the Cambodian Circus and observing the works of artists in Theam’s House.

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Insider Tip

Rainy season usually means a short, heavy shower mid-afternoon that does not disrupt sightseeing. The benefits are excellent promotional hotel rates, less visitors and stunning countryside views.

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By: JLH


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2016

We really loved everything EXO had planned and the guides were wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Collum

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By: neron


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

good service of their guides
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Cambodia alone

By: Patricia


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

It was a very big challenge to arrive in Siem Reap all by myself. I was a bit scared, but relieved when the person from A&K took me to the counter to get my visa. My luggage was lost and he took care of everything. When I arrived at the BEAUTIFUL resort, I was welcomed by a great staff that made me feel protected and safe. It was geat.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

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By: Jim


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

Our guide, Cha-Cha, spoke impeccable English, was extremely attentive to our every need, even ones we did not know about! He knew the timing of other large tours and worked around them, still seeing everything we wanted to see. The air conditioned van was a very pleasant respite between temple visits, allowing us to cool down before embarking on another walkabout.
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

Trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

On time ,great guides. They took us to the sights that needed to be seen. Took us to lunch with a local flair and all the meals were great and very responsive to our needs
Travel Advisor:  Maxine Weinberg