Angkor Wat Tours

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Rising from the jungle as the star of the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park, the Angkor Wat temple complex is a 12th-century engineering marvel that tops many adventure travelers’ bucket lists and justifies a trip to Southeast Asia all on its own. Every surface is covered in intricate carvings and details that don’t disappoint—nymphs dance on columns in shadowy hallways, serpent-topped balustrades line the moat, and huge, chiseled bas-reliefs wrap the outer walls, depicting Khmer Empire battles. The site’s colossal size reflects its ambition, intended as a microcosm of the universe. Nonetheless, it’s difficult to get lost here, with the complex arranged on three tiers.

The Basics
Angkor Wat tours typically run from Siem Reap, with a number of options available. Both small-group and private tours take visitors around the complex—choose a full-day tour to travel with a knowledgeable Angkor Wat tour guide; an epic helicopter tour to see the ruins from above; or a bike tour to make your way to the site from Siem Reap on two wheels. Tours that visit at sunrise or sunset are especially popular for the photo opportunities, while a stop at the nearby Angkor National Museum allows visitors to better appreciate the significance of the structure and its symbolic decorations.

All visitors to Angkor Wat enter through the west-facing main entrance and onto a raised cruciform sandstone terrace. Once inside, the instantly recognizable five inner and four outer towers of the raised central temple serve as orientation points for exploration of the various hallways, chambers, and crumbling inner layers. If not visiting as part of a tour, 1-, 3-, and 7-day passes for the archaeological park are sold at the entrance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s most popular attraction, which makes for large crowds. Book your tour in advance to save time.
  • Angkor Wat is a sacred site for Khmer people, and visitors should dress modestly. To visit the top tier, you must have your upper arms and thighs covered.
  • At any given time, a limited number of visitors are allowed to ascend to the top tier for views of the surrounding landscape.
  • A lawn in the outer ring has two free-standing roofless libraries that serve as peaceful places to escape the inevitable crowds.

How to Get There
Angkor Wat is located four miles (six kilometers) north of Siem Reap in the Siem Reap Province. Travelers can arrive by tuk-tuk or choose a guided Angkor tour with roundtrip transportation from the city.

When to Get There
Peak season at Angkor Wat is between November and February, when cool, dry weather makes for a pleasant visit. Huge crowds gather in the early morning to capture photos of the sun rising over the temple and its reflection in the site’s long pools. To beat the crowds, visit other temples first and save Angkor Wat for midday or try sunset instead. The site is typically open from 5:30am to 6pm.

Exploring the Angkor Temples
The ancient temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park can take days to explore, but day tour highlights include the masterpiece Angkor Wat; Ta Prohm, where banyan tree roots encroach on crumbling structures; the South Gate of Angkor Thom; the Bayon Temple, where ancient smiling stone faces sit atop high towers; and the high wall at the Terrace of the Leper King. Visitors with more time can also see further-away sites like the pink stone temple of Banteay Srei, dating to the 10th century, or take a boat ride on Tonle Sap lake.
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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hours: Daily 5am-6pm
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Admission: USD $37
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Angkor Wat Admission Ticket

Save the hassle of visiting the ticket office by buying your 1-, 3-, or 7-day Angkor Archaeological Park pass in advance. Rather than waiting in line to purchase your pass on the day—particularly inconvenient if you’re heading to Angkor Wat for sunrise—your pass is delivered to your hotel the night before your visit, meaning you can go directly to temples such as Ta Prohm and Banteay Samre without wasting time.
  • Duration: 1 to 7 days
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 to 7 days
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Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour

Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day, small-group temples tour from Siem Reap. See the iconic Angkor Wat and the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple. Wander around Ta Prohm, where the trees are intertwined among the ruins, and enjoy a traditional lunch at Sras Srang -- the Royal Baths. This is a perfect tour for those who want to see the highlights of the Angkor temples in one day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$105.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Angkor Temple and Sunset Viewing

Ride in a private vehicle from Siem Reap to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park on this full-day tour. Wander the temple complex with your own personal guide who shares scholarly insight on the awe-inspiring site dating back to the Khmer Empire. View Angkor Thom, the Bayon, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat, finishing with a sunset viewing at Pre Rup Temple.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$37.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Angkor Wat Tour by Car

Marvel at the UNESCO-listed majesty of Angkor Wat on a full-day trip to the magnificent temple complex from Krong Siem Reap. Alongside your guide, you’ll take a guided tour of Cambodia’s monumental treasure and learn about the temple’s 800-year-old history. Admire prominent features like the enchanting Bayon and the Terrace of the Leper King, and delve into the jungle to see the vine-smothered Ta Prohm temple. Entrance fees and round-trip transport from your Krong Siem Reap hotel is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$67.50 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Angkor Temples Bike Tour from Siem Reap

Enjoy a full-day bicycle tour to see Angkor’s major temples and experience the lush Cambodian countryside around Siem Reap. Your experienced local guide shows you highlights of the Angkor Archaeological Park including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm Temples, in addition to some lesser-known sights along the route. Get the chance to experience this breathtaking landscape on a small-group tour with a maximum of 14 participants, ensuring personalized attention from your guide. Bonus: this tour includes refreshments and a delicious lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

Marvel at what remains of the famed Khmer Empire and bear witness to the stunning ruins of Angkor Wat on this private full-day tour from Siem Reap. Kick things off at the south gate of Angkor Thom City. Follow your guide through Bayon and Baphuon temple before venturing into the Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas. Take in the beauty of the Terrance of Leper Kings and the Terrace of Elephants, then enjoy a traditional lunch of savory Cambodian cuisine. Finally, explore iconic Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site that remains one of the most well preserved parts of the archeological park. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the grounds before returning to your hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$97.48 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Half-Day Bike Tour from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat

Pedal your way around the glorious temples of Angkor on this 4-hour guided bike tour from Siem Reap. Glide around the vast temple complex, stopping to pose for photo by Angkor Wat, explore the overgrown ruins of Ta Prohm or marvel at the Bayon temple. Along the way, venture off the tourist trail and get a sense of rural life as you pass through traditional villages and spot locals at work in the rice fields.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$87.50 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Temples of Cambodia Day Trip from Siem Reap

If you’ve only got limited time in Siem Reap, tick off the best of Angkor Archeological Park on a full-day tour that reveals historical information integral to understanding the UNESCO-listed temple complex. Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to worry about finding a meeting point early in the morning, while air-conditioned transport between each temple means you’ll stay cool throughout the day.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$86.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat Ancient Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

Explore Cambodia’s stunning ruins on this full-day private tour of Angkor Wat Ancient temples from Siem Reap. Start the day exploring the Roluos Temple Group before returning to town for a traditional Cambodian meal. After enjoying a savory lunch at a local restaurant, head out to famous Angkor Wat, where you’ll climb to the top of Phnom Bakheng and experience the magic of sunset over these iconic ancient ruins.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$97.50 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Angkor Day Tour from Siem Reap

A private tour is sure to enhance your experience of Angkor Archeological Park, indisputably Cambodia’s most popular attraction. During this personalized experience, you’ll benefit from lesser-known historical and cultural commentary from a guide and get an intimate glimpse into parts of the site that large tour groups don’t usually have access to. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$78.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half Day Shared Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour by Minibus

The temples at the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park have almost a thousand years of history, so a guided tour is a good way to learn as much as possible about the temples’ art and architecture. On this shared tour, your APSARA authorised guide takes you to the highlights of the three main temples.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$13.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle Sap

Delve into the mystifying history of Cambodia’s sacred temples and ancient archeological sites on a 3-day adventure from Siem Reap. Immerse yourself in Cambodia rich cultural heritage and discover the awe-inspiring temples of the Khmer Kingdom; marvel at the ancient structures of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat; and hike into the dense depths of the jungle on an excursion to the River of a Thousand Lingas. Cruise around a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Biosphere and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$440.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples

Experience the beauty of Angkor Wat as you cruise high above during a thrilling helicopter ride over this famed UNESCO World Heritage listed site. You’ll get an aerial view during the 20-minute shared flight over this archaeological park, then see the ruins up close in this helicopter flight with private tour of temples. Visit Bayon in Angkor Thom—once the capital of the Khmer Empire—plus iconic Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. This memorable day ends with a traditional dancer performance and a savory Cambodian dinner. Round-trip private transportation from your Siem Reap hotel and breakfast are also included in the tour.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$582.50 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Temples and Local Village from Siem Reap

Visit the temples of Angkor and Tonle Sap Lake on a 1.5-day tour from Siem Riep, and enjoy the flexibility of a private driver/guide as you explore two UNESCO-listed destinations. Spend the first, full day in the Angkor temple complex, from the sprawling Angkor Wat to the jungle-wrapped ruins of Ta Prohm. On the second day of the tour, cruise to a floating village on a morning excursion to Tonle Sap Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve lined with traditional fishing communities. This 1.5-day tour includes all transport by climate-controlled vehicle.
  • Duration: 1 day 12 hours
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day 12 hours
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Beng Mealea & Angkor Wat Join In Tour

A small-group remote jungle excursion for those looking to get off the beaten path! Explore Beng Mealea, a hidden ruined temple in the jungle outside of Siem Reap. Remote and relatively undiscovered, a trip to Beng Mealea takes you away from the crowds of Angkor. However, with this tour you won’t miss the highlights of Angkor – on return to Siem Reap, stop at Angkor Wat and Bayon. Highlights: • Travel off-the-beaten-path to Beng Mealea Temple • Jungle experience outside Siem Reap • Visit the famous Angkor Wat • See the smiling faces of Bayon Temple 
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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