Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Siem Reap 4 Days Tour is another classic itinerary you can book for your holiday extension in Asia. The tour starts right from Siem Reap taking you to all major highlights of Cambodia world heritage site.
DAY 1: ARRIVE SIEM REAP – ANGKOR MUSEUM
After arriving in the afternoon, we’ll embark on an orientation walk featuring a visit to Wat Po temple, an 18th-century pagoda filled with paintings from the French colonial era. Next, we’ll visit Angkor National Museum to understand the history of Angkor and Khmer Kings.
DAY 2: TONLE SAP LAKE & BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE
After an early breakfast, we’ll set off for an included cruise of Tonle Sap Lake, but before boat trip, we will stop to experience Khmer Typical mode of transport call Oxen cart ride along ride paddy and then take boat trip where we’ll have the opportunity to glimpse a bit of the life of Cambodia’s river people. We’ll glide by thatched-roof houses on hollow bamboo poles, small markets, jewelry shops, and even a floating beauty parlor. Commerce goes on all across the water—women selling fruits and vegetables from a sampan, a skiff full of firewood, and fishermen selling their catch. The people who live on the water have tied their lives to the lake’s cycles, and are constantly on the move as the water level rises or recedes throughout the year. Your visit to Tonle Sap includes a boat ride in the Floating Village. We then return to our hotel. Afternoon visit to Banteay Srei, one of the oldest and most beautifully preserved temple sites in Cambodia. Built in AD 967, Banteay Srei means “Citadel of Women,” and it is recognized as a tribute to the beauty of women. The structures here have been carved in painstaking detail out of sandstone. Amazingly, the detail is as intricate as a woven tapestry, a testament to the craft of the original artisans and to the devoted conservation of generations of Cambodians to this site, set like a gem in a seemingly enchanted forest, about 20 miles from Angkor. It is famous for its delicate carvings, wonderful state of preservation and small size in relation to the other Angkor temples. Return back to town and stop at local fair at Pyongyu.
DAY 3: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE
Today our guide will take us into the heart of ancient Angkor, a holy city that took centuries to build and whose scale is still breathtaking today—it sprawls across an area of roughly six by 16 miles. The Khmer aristocrats who built the temples and monuments here between AD 800-1200 were motivated by their Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. We’ll begin at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the capital city of Khmer rulers. We’ll see the Bayon, and make brief stops at Baphoun and the Elephants Terrace, where amazing bas-reliefs depict the huge beasts almost life-size. At the nearby Terrace of the Leper King, equally intricate wall carvings depict rank after rank of court attendants serving mystical rulers. We conclude our explorations of Angkor’s most notable features with a tour to the Ta Prohm.
Then we’ll enjoy a Home-Hosted Lunch in a nearby village. Here we’ll be offered a personal perspective on Cambodian life in an experience that brings you into the home and the lives of a local family. After lunch, we’ll visit Angkor Wat (whose name means simply “city temple”) and wait for the sunset, the most opportune moment for seeing this masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat is a large pyramid temple, built between 1113 and 1150, surrounded by a great moat 570 feet wide. Note the bas-relief carvings throughout the temple. Then enjoy watching sunset.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE
After breakfast this morning, we check out of our hotel and transfer to visit the Khmer Handicraft Center call Artisan D’Angkor where you also can fine some souvenirs to bring back home for memory. Then we transfer to the airport for our flight back.