ANGKOR PAST AND PRESENT TOUR

Take a step into history

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AUD $1650

5
days

PRICES IN AUD$ and SUBJECT TO CHANGE Due To currency fluctuations and room availability

 

Prices are PER PERSON based on double / twin share(airfare not included)

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ANGKOR - PAST AND THE PRESENT

Take a step back in time with our Past and Present Cambodia tour that takes you into the history of Siem Reap and Angkor. You’ll journey back to the 10th Century with a tour that commences in historical Angkor. As your days continue on the tour, you’ll move from the past into the present – to see how time has changed and how far the people, culture, culinary delights and the landscapes have changed.

You’ll experience the creative, the artistic, the intriguing and the delightfulness of this culture.

 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

Day 1   

Siem Reap: Banteay Srei and Other Temples

 

Today you’ll arrive in Siem Reap to begin your journey with a transfer from the airport to your hotel. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to Banteay Srei, the meticulously sculptured temple that dates back to the 10th century, situated 30 kilometres from Angkor Wat. You’ll also visit two of Cambodia's most picturesque temples, Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm before returning to the hotel for the night.

 

Meals: Lunch

Overnight: Jaya House River Park – 1 Double Deluxe Room

 

Day 2  

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom Sunrise to Sunset with Sala Kdei Breakfast

Today you'll awaken early to enjoy coffee before travelling to the brilliant Angkor Wat temple to watch the sunrise and enjoy an early morning tour of the complex while the temperatures are still pleasant and the crowds are at a minimum. Following this, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the grounds of a beautiful wooden house that overlooks the royal bathing pool, SraSrang.

During the afternoon, you'll explore Angkor Thom, Cambodia's world famous walled city. Here you'll visit the enchanted temple of Bayon, with its many faces smiling out; witnessing a magnificent sunset that appears to make the temple radiate warmth.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaya House River Park – 1 Double Deluxe Room

 

Day 3  

Angkor Hidden Temples and Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus

 

Your guide will pick you up early morning and take you to a temple complex that is accessible via a hidden road – very secretive! At the end of the road, you’ll find a smaller temple that is rarely visited by tourists – a quiet escape from the bustle of the main tourist areas. Relax, explore and enjoy before taking a walk to the nearby Ta Keo Temple. Here you can climb to the top to enjoy astonishing views.

 

From Ta Keo, you’ll head to the Angkor Thom Gate for a walk along the wall – another rarely visited area. At the end of the wall, arrive at the East Gate which was once used for taking dead bodies to be cremated. There’s a beautiful gate with Bayon faces – and once again, it’s another off-the-beaten-track destination that will not be swarmed by tourists.

 

Enjoy lunch at your hotel or nearby, then take time out to relax or explore in the afternoon. This evening, you are treated in the evening to the Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus, with VIP seats in the centre of the big top tent! Enjoy remarkable acrobatics and visual arts well into the evening.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaya House River Park – 1 Double Deluxe Room

 

Day 4  

Artisan D'Angkor and Bambu Stage: 150 Years of Photography

 

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Old Market, where locals and tourists enjoy side by side shopping. From there, visit the Artisans d’Angkor workshop for a short tour to see the students at work in their learning.

 

From here, head to Pua District, through the beautiful Cambodian countryside, to the Artisans d’Angkor Silk Farm to learn about silk weaving.

 

Tonight, you’ll experience dinner like never before. Back in 1866, Scottish photographer John Thomson and the Frenchman Emille Giselle took the first images of Angkor Wat and of the royal family in the palace in Phnom Penh – and today, these photos are used to assemble a montage of images and short archival film clips that trace Cambodia's recent history.

 

The doors and the bar open at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7pm.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jaya House River Park – 1Double Deluxe Room

 

 

Day 5  

Siem Reap: Village Tour and Departure

 

Today your guide will take you to visit his own village so you can see the rice paddies and enjoy the typical lifestyle of the locals. Explore, drink coconut drink and mingle with the locals. In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 
PRICE INCLUDES:
 

Accommodation as specified | Air-conditioned car/van with driver  | Licensed English speaking guides | Tours and admission fees as mentioned | Meals as specified in itinerary, including water

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Personal expenses | Visa fees | Airport tax | Drinks (except water) and meals not mentioned in itinerary  | Tips