ANGKOR PRIVATE TEMPLE DINNER&SELECTED ACTIVITIES 6D

Duration: 6DAYS

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    In Angkor, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a mystical world of the past., the starting point for any exploration of Angkor and its amazing temples. Your journey will take Angkor Wat, is the centerpiece of any visit to this ancient kingdom and you will be astonished by its scale and immense beauty, next head to Angkor Thom, a giant walled and moated royal city that was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire,  Bayon is one of the most recognizable places in the ancient kingdom. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also impressive. Ta Prohm, unbelieveable site still hidden in the jungle. Tonle Sap lake and  floating village and other interesting shopping and cultural excursions that will perfectly compliment the entire Angkor experience. Next destination will be Phnom Penh to see the National Museum, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom. Every one is being enchanted by the elegant movements of an Apsara dancer at the ancient temple, telling Cambodia's rich culture and intriguing art , once considered as the best experienced in style.

 

Itinerary

DAY1. SIEM REAP ARRIVAL

Upon arrival you will be welcomed  by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in.
 Siem Reap, the perfect base from which to explore the temples of Angkor; with plenty of charm and facilities only a short drive away from the temple sites. Check in and enjoy lunch at your hotel.
After lunch, you are greeted by our tour guide and head to your first temple; the magnificent Angkor Wat. Built in the early 12th century during the reign of King Suryavaman II; it is said to be a symbol of the soul of Khmer people, you will take your time to see some of the beautiful carvings such as wars he fought and  Hindu mythology also features heavily in the designs, along with the beautiful forms of nearly 2,000 Apsara dancers; representations of feminine grace and beauty.
The crowds disperse before sunset; and this is a great time to be at Angkor Wat. Toast the sunset with a glass of champagne as the Apsaras are illuminated by the setting sun’s golden rays.
You’ll dine this evening at hotel 
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day:  Dinner
 
DAY2.SIEM REAP-PRIVATE DINNER ATSELLECTED KHMER HOUSE 
 
After breakfast, look around the ‘Small Circuit’ of temples in a tuk tuk. Start with Ta Phrom. This iconic temple is twined with incredible tree-roots as nature has slowly reclaimed it over the centuries. Originally constructed as a Mahayana buddhist temple in the late 12th century by Jayavarman VII, it apparently took 80,000 people to look after it, and has been left as it was found in the 19th century. Though well-known, it can still make the visitor feel like an explorer of old; the crumbling masonry and overgrowth of vines, trees and roots conveying the romance of discovering a true lost civilization. Also near here are the 12th century Buddhist monastery of Banteay Kdei, and the old bathing pond of Sra Srang; a tranquil area where Khmer Royalty used to bathe.
 
Luch break, relax by the pool or spend your time to have a traditional Khmer massage
 
Afternoon, you’ll head to the last capital of the Great Khmer empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate, carved with four giant faces; and look around this perfectly-square ancient walled-city.
Bayon temple sits exactly in the centre of the city, a magnificent masterpiece of 12th century Khmer craftsmanship. Its 54 towers represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer empire, and the temple also has amazing, detailed bas-reliefs at The Terrace of The Leper King and The Terrace of The Elephants.
Dinner this evening includes a traditional Khmer House 
Overnight in Siem Reap
 
DAY3.SIEM REAP BOAT TRIP-BANTEAY SREI DINNER-SHOW AT TEMPLE 
 
This morning go to the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A marvel of nature, Tonle Sap Lake swells to almost five times its normal size during the rainy season and supports many communities all-year round. Take a boat out to the lake village of Kampong Phluck to see its stilt-houses.You’ll pass flooded forests and floating houses along the way, witnessing how people adapt to life on this fertile body of water. Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of these local houses. On the way back you spend your time to visit some schools or orphanages along the way before heading back to hotel for break
 
 
Afternoon. Your discovery will be at the gem of Angkor, Banteay Srey. This ‘Citadel of the Women’ as it is known, is made of pink sandstone and is the most well-preserved temple in Cambodia. Excellent examples of classical Khmer art are to be found in its magnificent bas-reliefs.
We’ll also visit the Landmine Museum. The museum’s founder was a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. As well as promoting mine awareness and education, the museum serves also as a rescue center for a number of landmine amputee children.
See the sunset over the paddy fields and palm fronds of the beautiful Cambodian countryside from the pyramidal Pre Rup temple.
This evening, you’ll enjoy an excellent authentic Khmer farewell dinner at the Meric, Siem Reap.
 
Option: An Evening at the Temple
Experience a romantic private dinner at your favorite temple (Wat Atvea, Thomanon or Kravan – upon permission). Together you’ll enjoy a bottle of Dom Pérignon under the stars, luxurious canapés and a fantastic 5-course Khmer or Western dinner prepared by our Executive chef. The dinner will be complemented with a private Khmer cultural show.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY4. SIEM REAP ANGKOR-ATV/QUAD BIKE- GOLF- HORSE RIDE
 
This morning you have a chance to further explore the countryside. See everyday Cambodian life; from water buffaloes bathing and oxen pulling carts to farmers working in their fields and children cycling to school. Visit the Angkor Silk Farm where you can see the whole process of silk creation, from the rearing of silkworm right though to the finished silk items.
Your afternoon is free at your leisure to shop at the markets or simply relax at your hotel. Or if you prefer, you can choose one of the following options.
 
Option: Quad-Bike Adventure
Ride an off-road quad bike through the beautiful Siem Reap countryside. Visit you to local villages, where you can learn about the way of life in rural Cambodia. Towards the evening, see the sunset in the rice fields.
 
Option: Horseback-Riding at Happy Ranch
Head to the Happy Ranch outside of Siem Reap, the only western style horse ranch in Cambodia. Get acquainted with your horse of pure Cambodian breed, a descendant of the Mongolian wild horses. Take a two-hour trail ride far outside the tourist area, through rice fields and local villages to the rarely visited temple of Wat Atvea.
 
Option: Angkor National Museum
Visit the Angkor National Museum, which uses multimedia technology to bring to life the Golden Age of the Khmer Empire.
 
Option: Golf at Angkor Golf Resort
Tee off at the Angkor Golf Resort, designed by golf legend Nick Faldo. The well maintained course is built to challenge all levels of golfers and provides the only grass range in Cambodia. Caddy, Golf cart, shoes and Golf balls will be provided.
 
DAY5. SIEM REAP- PHNOM PEHN 
 
After breakfast, free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Phnom Penh.
 
Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in.
Despite its turbulent recent history, the bustling capital of Cambodia retains its colonial-era charm; with wide tree-lined boulevards and parks and a mixture of eastern and western architectural styles.
Option: Receive a relaxing welcome massage at Bodia Spa.
Hop in a cyclo this afternoon to further see the city. Your first stop will be the National Museum, where over 5000 Khmer artifacts are displayed, covering almost 1000 years of the Kingdom’s history.
Next is the 19th century Royal Palace, which houses a collection of Buddha images; as well as the Silver Pagoda, the floor of which is covered entirely in heavy silver tiles.
Head to the lively riverfront area next for a sunset cruise. See the area come to life whilst enjoying a welcome cocktail, soft drink for your children and snacks on the private boat.
Dinner this evening will be delicious authentic Khmer cuisine at Malis or Bapha Phnom Penh, one of Phnom Penh’s top restaurants.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meals included on this day: Dinner
 
DAY6. PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE 
 
After breakfast, free at leisure untiltime to transfer to airport for your departure flight to
 
Meals included on this day: Breakfast
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Price Included

 TOUR DURATION:  Days /  Nights

TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand

TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Our services include:

Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double shared room with daily breakfast

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)

Visit to an isolated ruin Banteay Srei

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Daily drinking water and cold towels

Our services do not include:

Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)

Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice

International and domestic flights
Meals other than mentioned above
Camera/video entrance fees

Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc…….)

Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation for Cambodia)

Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

 
 
 

Travel Information

 Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all participants of our Exploration Tours.

A travel insurance policy to cover illness and injury, cancellation and curtailment of your journey, theft, loss of personal items like baggage and tickets, etc. is a necessity.

The insurance policy should also cover ambulance rides, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of a body.

Some insurance policies exclude "dangerous" activities which can include motorcycling, scuba diving, rock climbing, or any extreme adventure etc. If you are planning to do any of these "dangerous" activities while traveling, check the small print to see if you are covered.

Make sure that family or friends at home know the address and telephone number of your insurance company and your insurance policy number.

Find out in advance if your insurance policy will make payments to the providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenses. If you have to make a claim, you should keep all receipts (in English if possible) for medicines and medical treatment.

If you have anything stolen and you want to make an insurance claim you must obtain an official statement from the police.

For more information and to purchase travel insurance contacts a travel agent of travel insurer. Online information and purchase.

Health Advice

Drink lots of water. Never drink tap water purified, bottled water is available everywhere.

Use an insect repellent against mosquitoes. It is the only way to be sure of protection against mosquito borne diseases. Since Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and light-weight clothing is best. Clothing made from natural fibers is the best option. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings or in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.

When visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts (shoulder covered) are acceptable. Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas. For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts.

Standard film, (such as Kodak, FUJI or Konica 100, ), slide and digital camera memory are widely available. Photos are inexpensive to process in the country. Any specialized photo equipment should be brought with you. Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installations is forbidden and discretion should be used when photographing people, particularly monks.

Health Requirements

Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.

What to bring

A. Before you travel, Adventurous Asia gives you more scenes of understanding once you just search for information on its pages. Because many countries do not have waste collection services, try to pack as little as possible. When buying toiletries,  use only biodegradable products.  Asian countries have modest dress codes. Local woman and men cover a great part of their body. Revealing too much "flesh" is considered very rude and offensive in many cultures. And prevent you from real contact with local people. Leave high cut shorts, sleeveless tops and revealing swimming suits at home. Instead pack loose clothes that cover your arms and legs. This way you will be more readily accepted by local people, and also be protected against the sun and insects. Modest dress will also minimize the risk of sexual harassment; local men won't assume that you are "available". Leave expensive jewelry, watches and unimportant  items at home. You do not need them while traveling and there is no need to show off your wealth to local people. We are rich in the west, but there is no need to remind the local people of our wealth.

 B. What to Bring and How Long to Stay in Siem Reap Angkor

Passes are sold at the Check point Counter, on the way to the Angkor Archaeological Park.  Free photos taken are provided at the main entrance. Tickets bought are safely kept during your visit to Angkor, and carefully- strictly checked at every monument entrance gate.

Visiting hours are 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Angkor Wat closes at 5h.30PM, Banteay Srey closes at 5:00PM and Kbal Spean at 3:00PM. For further visit, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Phnom Kulen are required to have the new passes.

Weather

Due to the weather condition in Cambodia, hot and dry and rain sometime in the rainy season, wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and perhaps sunscreen. Consider buying a traditional Khmer scarf (krama) to keep the sun off your neck. Carry a raincoat during the wet season, though you will probably only need it in the afternoon. You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. For serious temple explorers, a flashlight, notebook and compass can come in handy. Books, refreshments, trinkets, postcards and film are available from small vendors throughout the temple complex. 

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