Images of Angkor
A 4-day tour of Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor, accompanied by a professional travel photographer
Angkor photography tour
Images of Angkor is a 4-day photography tour fully accompanied by one of our professional travel photographers, long-term Cambodia resident Jeff Perigois.
The tour is designed for any level of ability with a flexible itinerary depending upon your personal preferences. For beginners, there’s plenty of hands-on assistance, tips and advice while for the more experienced, our experts will do their best to get you to the right spot at the right time.
Our in-depth local knowledge of the area means we are able to provide a comprehensive and original tour of the sites, whilst avoiding the crowds (and the heat) as far as possible. You’ll be able to capture the fantastic jungle temples and ruined cities of this UNESCO World Heritage site with their massive creepers, roots and mysterious moss-covered carvings while the tour also includes a boat trip to one of the nearby Tonle Sap Lake’s unique floating villages offering an opportunity to discover the lakeside landscapes and everyday, traditional life of a traditional fishing village. Last but not least, the street-life and local markets of Siem Reap Town are also included to provide further contrast in subject matter.
As well as any tours finishing in Siem Reap (such as our Mekong Adventure or Emerald Triangle trips) bear in mind that the provincial town with its adjacent international airport offers plentiful flight connections to Phnom Penh and Bangkok, (both less than an hour’s flying time) as well as other regional Southeast Asian destinations such as Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), Hanoi, Vientiane or Kuala Lumpur making our Angkor photography tour a convenient add-on from any of those airports.
Our indicated price is based upon two people sharing while a private tour for one person is £855. For larger groups reductions are available so p[ease contact our UK office for further details.
Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.
Day 1 - Siem Reap - arrival and introductory dusk visit
Afternoon check into our riverside hotel and an introductory talk by our photography expert. Our exploration of Angkor, with its vast jungle-clad temples and mysterious stone carvings, begins with an atmospheric dusk visit to the tranquil ruins of Banteay Kdei Temple.
Photographic themes: – architecture, historical sites, ruined temples, dusk at Banteay Kdei, flora and fauna.
Flights to Siem Reap from many Southeast Asian regional airports are available, or an overland transfer by taxi from Phnom Penh. The tour is also available without accommodation. Please ask for details.
Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Walk,
Day 2 - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom
The day begins with the unforgettable experience of dawn at Angkor Wat followed by a comprehensive tour of the temple itself. Late morning return to Siem Reap to escape the midday heat and for some lunch, siesta or relaxation time before an afternoon walking tour of Angkor Tom. Last but not least, (we’ll wait until the crowds have gone!, the dramatic Bayon Temple and its famous faces.
Photographic themes: – architecture, historical sites, ruined temples, dawn at Angkor Wat, landscapes, flora and fauna.
Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Minibus, Walk, Meals: B,
Day 3 - Siem Reap - the jungle temples
We’ll begin with a forest hike up Bakheng Hill to visit the spectacular Phnom Bakheng Temple and check out the views, before moving on to the huge jungle-clad ruin of Preah Khan. Dense jungle, enormous roots and trees, and screeching parakeets make this atmospheric temple one of everyone’s favourites. After a midday break in Siem Reap, the programme continues with a short jungle walk to Ta Keo via the remote and rarely visited Ta Nei Temple. We will continue to the photographic Ta Prom ruins – the famous ‘Tomb Raider’ Temple – this continues our jungle theme and concludes our day’s visits.
Photographic themes: – architecture, historical sites, ruined temples, landscapes, jungle flora and fauna
Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Minibus, Walk, Meals: B,
Day 4 - Siem Reap - morning boat tour of a Tonle Sap village and departure
Morning trip to one of the highly unusual fishing villages bordering the nearby Tonle Sap Lake. Visit the village by boat and on foot to discover the unique floating raft and stilt houses and everyday village life. Return to Siem Reap for an afternoon departure.
Photographic themes: – floating village, local life, Tonle Sap Lake
Note flights from Siem Reap to onward destinations such as Bangkok or Phnom Penh are available
Overnight: Departure Transport: Minibus, Walk, Meals: B,
The nitty-gritty, the things you need to know, the answers to your burning questions.
Just a few of the many highlights
Capture the mysterious and evocative ruined temples in the jungle of Cambodia as well as the everyday, rural life of the local people
- Assistance and advice for photographers of any level
- Dawn and dusk visits to Angkor Wat and Banteay Kdei
- Visit to a Tonle Sap fishing village
- Visit both the main sites and some of the lesser known temples of Angkor
- Plenty of flexibility to take into account weather conditions as well as personal preferences
- Comfortable and well located accommodation
We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...
City River Hotel Siem Reap view
- City River is out first choice in Cambodia's Siem Reap.
- Rooftop pool; spa, riverside location, super friendly staff
- Only a 5 minute walk from the bustling Old Market district
*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.
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