Day 1 Arrival in Siem Reap (D)
Up on arrival in Siem Reap we transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the Roluos Group which includes the three temples: Preahko, Loile, and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup. This evening we will go to the fine restaurant in town for our Welcome dinner. After that we can walk along the town to see the local people do their business at night. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 2 Angkor Temple Complex – Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm (B)
Todayafter breakfast, we will start our visit of the amazing temples complex of Angkor. We will begin to explore the complex of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was built by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th century, a short while after the completion of Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom, which means “Great City”, is surrounded by a massive perimeter wall and a moat with five monumental gates and covers an area of more than ten square kilometers. The most important monuments are located in the centre of the city, namely the Bayon, the Baphoun and the Terrace of Elephants.
The numerous other structures of this fortified city are the Terrace of the Leper King, the Phimeanakas, Preah Palilay, Tepranom, Preah Pithu, North & South Kleang and Prasat Sour Prot. Then, we will visit Ta Prohm. The principal singularity of Ta Phrom is that it has not been cleared from the thick jungle, as the rest of the Angkor Complex has been. It looks nearly the same as in the descriptions of the first French explorers, shrouded in undergrowth and in the huge roots of old Banyan trees.
This afternoon we will visit Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is located about six kilometers north of Siem Reap, south of Angkor Thom. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113 – 5BC). It is a largest monument of the Angkor Group and the best preserved and it is an architectural masterpiece. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief’s and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world. In the end of afternoon, we will enjoy sunset at the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng. Overnight in the hotel in Siem Reap
Day 3 Banteay Srei temple – Departure (B)
In the morning we we have a journey of 25km to Banteay Srei temple (the Woman temple) which regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Then we drive back to Siem Reap. We are free at our leisure until the time transfer to the airport to take our flight to home. Trip concludes.