Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Siem Reap 5 Days Itinerary is another classic trip that focus only in Siem Reap, Cambodia. During this 5 days you will visit Angkor temples, local villages and the Tonle Sap lake.
DAY 1: ARRIVE SIEM REAP – ANGKOR MUSEUM
Upon arrival, our guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel to check in. After fresh up at hotel, transfer for orientation walk of Siem Reap City and see flying fruit bats and then visit Angkor National Museum. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 2: ANGKOR TEMPLE
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm, at sunrise. Dawn is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour. Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat— the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. 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 and then we proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy local wine toasting in front of Angkor Wat Temple.
DAY 3: ROLOUS GROUP – BENG MEALEA – BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE
After BF, visit to some of the oldest temples in the Angkor complex. An hour drive out of town to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant then continue on to visit the incredible jungle-covered temple, Beng Mealea. This distant temple is a gem in the midst of the jungle; half strangled with vines and decorated by lichen, Beng Mealea is the true adventure experience. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit a Banteay Srei Temple. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon. Stop at local fair at Pyongyu to see local life in evening.
DAY 4: PREAH KHAN TEMPLE – TONLE SAP LAKE
This is interesting day with nice drive out of the city and a visit to an interesting temple Preah Khan one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake and visit the local floating villages. In the late afternoon to watch the sunset from the foot of Phnom Krohm Mountain on the way back to your hotel in town.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, explore the Khmer Handicraft & Fine Arts at Artisan D’Angkor & Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market,” for some last minute souvenir shopping, before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home.