This itinerary is the most effective way to have 3 days Angkor Wat tour and view the beautiful temples.
Day1: Angkor Thom – Ta Prohm – Angkor Wat
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour begins at Angkor Thom. This complex covers an area of 10 square kilometers and is enclosed by a wall and wide moats. The city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sites. You will enter by the monumental South Gate, which has statues of demons and gods on either side. These statues are each carrying a giant Naga. You will then continue to the mysterious Bayon Temple.
This temple is one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor. The galleries of beautifully preserved basreliefs are worth exploring, and the central sanctuary can be reached by ascending narrow stairs. In the central sanctuary, you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. The Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, and Phimeanakas have been rebuilt, and the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are worth visiting. These former spaces for public ceremonies are both adorned with dramatic base reliefs.
Afterward, we will visit the Ta Prohm Temple, which is one of the most popular attractions in Angkor. This is because much of the jungle has not been cleared around it, making it look similar to how the Angkor monuments would have looked when European explorers first found them.
We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
After lunch, we will explore the Angkor Wat Temple, which is the national symbol of Cambodia and the highlight of any visit to the country. Angkor Wat is one of the most religious significant temples in Angkor. It’s also the largest and best-preserved temple in the area. People are often impressed by its size and layout. There’s a large moat surrounding the temple. To get to the temple, you have to cross the moat and continue along a wide path lined with Naga carvings. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyards before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. Back to town for your own leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day2: Bantey Srei – Bantey Samre – Grand Circuit – Market
Breakfast at your hotel, and continue to visit Banteay Srei Temple. This temple lies in the countryside, about 37 km from the town. Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built-in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere, and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite among visitors.
On our way back into the Angkor Archaeological Park, we will visit some temples of the Grand Circuit, like Mebon, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan temples.
After this temple day, we will stop at the Central Market and show you around.
Day3: Floating Village – Rolous Group temples – Artisans d’Angkor
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be visiting Tonle Sap Lake and Kompong Pluk Floating village, a place of natural tourism with mangroves for hundreds of species of freshwater fishes and birds and decorated with Khmer 8 to 10 m high stilted houses line over the water surface. We visit an island pagoda, a school, and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families. The villages have 3000 inhabitants who are mostly Khmer. They make a living from fishing and tourism. We travel by wooden boat through the flooded forests to see the different bird species. We also visit an island pagoda, a school, and some stilt houses where we meet some of the local families.
We continue to visit the Rolous Group where the ancient city of Hariharalaya used to be, including Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei Temples. If you would like to explore the most popular and guarantee you will be satisfied buying drinks, I would like to recommend Angkor Market Supper Market.
- A private tour guide and driver are happy to pick up tourists at a hotel or airport you just let them know the flight number or hotel name.
- Tours typically last 8 hours, but they can be shorter or longer depending on the schedule.
- private transportation is offered you private high-quality transportation such as Lexus RX, Grand Starex H1 or Toyota Hiace.
- We suggest you bring your camera charger so you can recharge inside the car.
- USD$ is used everywhere in the country and highly recommend using USD.
- Highly recommend holding a visa or MasterCard you can withdraw cash in USD from ATMs that are located almost everywhere in the city.
- Payment of tour fees will be required pay in cash in USD at the end of the tour only
There are many advantages to taking a private Angkor wat tour when visiting Siem Reap. A private tour is more customizable to your needs and can take you to places that are not open to the public. You can also get a better sense of the culture and history of the area. Start planning your trip now to see the various natural wonders in Angkor National Park, floating villages, and more.