The UNESCO-listed Angkor Archeological Site is a highlight of any visit to Cambodia, with temples and sculptures that sprawl across 150 square miles (400 square km.). This full-day, small-group tour makes it possible to explore the complex in one day with a professional historian guide. In addition to visiting Angkor’s architectural highlights, take in jungle-shrouded buildings.
Begin the day with pickup at your Siem Reap hotel, and travel to Angkor in an air-conditioned minivan. Spend the morning at Angkor’s most iconic sites, starting with Angkor Wat, where narrow stone passageways wind past bas-relief carvings and shrines. Find gold-shrouded statues tended by local monks, then climb the stairs into a central gallery filled with dancing apsaras figures. Continue to the southern gate of Angkor Thom: walk down a narrow lane guarded by 108 statues of smiling gods and fierce demons. Discover the serene stone faces that stare down from the 12th-century Bayon temple, whose long bas-reliefs tell the dramatic story of Khmer victories against Cham warriors, then follow the richly decorated Terrace of the Leper King to the Terrace of Elephants. Pause for lunch before exploring the maze-like Ta Prohm — this atmospheric site is also known as the ‘Tomb Raider’ temple — to find hidden chambers wrapped with creeping vines. This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Dec 2018
It was good to have a small minibus group because this gave us the flexibility to adjust the itinerary to avoid the mass bus groups of mainly Chinese who flooded the temple entrances on a set schedule. Our knowledgeable guide took us to the less crowded temples first and we entered by the less used gates for a better guided tour; we saw all the main temples just avoided the hordes.
Amazing tour. Out of all tours we had during almost two weeks time in Cambodia and Vietnam - this tour guide was the best and most professional...shame I can not remember his name.Great value for money
Our tour guide Tann was amazing - extremely knowledgeable, cheerful, and patient. Was picked up from my hotel at the specified time, and after picking up the other guests and buying tickets for the temples, we reached Angkor Wat at about 8:45 AM. Tann took us through less crowded entrances and explained the history of the temples well. We were able to spend a good amount of time at all the temples thereafter (even had some time for lunch). Would highly recommend!
Our guide Pi was fantastic. He knew that it was hot and was considerate to stop in shaded areas to give us some history. The car was clean and comfortable. We had enough cold water and wet towel to freshen up.
No any regrets for booking this tour. From the time of pickup to dropoff, my group felt well cared for. Pi, our guide, had been very helpful and patient will taking our photos and answering our queries. He knows where to take great shots and the tricks that come with it. Keep it up!
Sok was a fabulous guide...very knowledgeable and always gave us tips about where the best spots are to photograph. We were so glad that we took this tour to get the highlights of several temples , as well as Angkor Wat.
Fantastic, Educating and Fascinating tour thanks to our amazing guide Mr. Thet.
I was impressed the company keeps time - the pick up time was exactly as mentioned on the confirmation. Mr. Thet was very knowledgeable of the history and culture of Cambodia. We even got a bonus on the current affairs of the country making the tour holistic
We covered the 3 major temple sites Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm Tomb Raider movie location. Mr. Thet used different entrances and exits into the temple to avoid the crowds. He took amazing pictures and knew the great spots for fantastic shots. He then took us to a good restaurant for Traditional Khmer lunch.
Thank you Mr. Thet. You are a great asset!
Great tour!! The guide was very knowledgeable and get us engaged fully. The trip started on time with a pick up from our hotel and brought us back in the evening at the designated time. It was an unhurried and fascinating trip!! Highly recommended!!