A comprehensive but leisurely-paced exploration of the ruined cities and jungle temples of Cambodia's fabulous Angkor
4-day tour of the World Heritage Angkor Temples
Our Angkor tour provides a perfect visit to Cambodia’s awe-inspiring World Heritage site, with its vast jungle-clad temples and mysterious stone carvings. We include a comprehensive tour of all the major sites, plus some lesser-known ones, including a short jungle trek to some rarely visited temples as well as both sunrise and sunset visits.
We’ve spent over 15 years fine-tuning our Angkor tour with the intention of offering you a comprehensive tour, with a wide variety of sites, yet doing so at a leisurely pace. Siem Reap can get very hot and Angkor is a very popular destination so our aim is to optimize your time spent at the temples by avoiding both the worst of the heat and the crowds as well as reducing any possibility of ‘temple fatigue’. The chances are this may be your only visit to what is one of the world’s most spectacular wonders, so we’ll help you to get it right and, if you are lucky enough to have already visited, it surely deserves a second look?!
Our suggested accommodation is a comfortable mid-range hotel, well located in the centre of Siem Reap, with pool and spa facilities, however, various upgrades to 4 or 5* are available upon request.
The price shown to the right is per person based on two sharing. For a private extension for one person, the price is £445 while for larger groups please contact us for reduced rates.
Note that, while our principal Cambodia tours obviously include Angkor in their itineraries this Angkor extension is ideal for tours finishing in Siem Reap, such as our Mekong Adventure or Emerald Triangle tours. Also bear in mind that Siem Reap International Airport has numerous flight connections to most major regional airports such as Bangkok, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), Hanoi, Vientiane (Laos), Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.
Day 1 - Siem Reap - arrival and dusk visit
Afternoon check-in to our centrally located hotel and time to relax or perhaps explore the town before beginning your exploration of the World Heritage site with an atmospheric sunset visit – an ‘Angkor appetiser’ – to the Prei Rup Temple.
Flights to Siem Reap from, for instance, Saigon or Bangkok are available or an overland transfer by taxi from Phnom Penh can also be arranged.
Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Taxi, Walk,
Day 2 - Angkor - Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom
Today’s programme begins with sunrise at Angkor Wat itself followed by a tour of the vast temple. Mid-morning return to Siem Reap for some siesta, relaxation or pool time, before an afternoon walking tour of the city of Angkor Tom including the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Enclosure, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, and last but not least – we’ll wait until the crowds have gone – the iconic Bayon Temple with its enigmatic ‘faces’.
Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Taxi, Walk, Meals: B,
Day 3 - Angkor - jungle temples
We begin the day with a visit to the spectacular 9th-century, hill-top Bakheng Temple to check out the superb views before moving on to the jungle-clad ruins of Preah Khan. Giant roots and towering trees make this atmospheric temple one of everyone’s favourites.
After a midday break in Siem Reap Town, the programme continues with a short jungle walk to Ta Keo via the remote and rarely visited Ta Nei Temple. A visit to the famous Ta Prom ruins – the famous ‘Tomb Raider’ temple – continues our jungle theme and concludes our day’s visit.
Overnight: Siem Reap Transport: Taxi, Walk, Meals: B,
Day 4 - Siem Reap - Beng Melea
Early morning visit to one of the more remote yet most spectacular of Angkor temples, the atmospheric ruins of Beng Melea. Return to hotel at lunchtime and end of the tour.
Extra nights in Siem Reap are available on request.
Flights from Siem Reap to onward destinations such as Bangkok or Phnom Penh are available.
Overnight: Departure Transport: Taxi, 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
Ruined temples and mysterious carvings clad in steamy jungle creepers and giant roots - certainly one of the world's most evocative and exotic sites...
- Private, guided tour of both the main sites and some of the lesser known temples of Angkor
- Sunrise and sunset visits to the temples
- Short jungle hike to the rarely visited Ta Nei Temple
- Plenty of flexibility to take into account weather conditions as well as personal preferences
- Experienced, licensed guides with excellent spoken English
- 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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Here is what out guest have to say about their experience on this tour...
Josie Galloway & Piers Williams
" The 4-day extension to Angkor Wat temples was outstanding in its entirety. Superbly organised with the best guide and driver we could have hoped for; we really felt we learned something not just about the temples themselves but about the Cambodian people through our contact with him. The range of temples visited as well as the amount of time allotted to wander round was perfect. "
Mark & Julie
" Our guide was very well-informed and eager to impart that knowledge, The most memorable part of this section of the holiday was definitely sunrise at Angkor Wat. The feeling of anticipation was incredible as we were led in the pitch black by torchlight towards the temple itself. Watching the detail of the towers emerge as we sat and drank our coffee (a lovely surprise from our guide) was breathtaking and allowed us to fully appreciate the scale and grandeur of what we about to explore. "