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  • 3 days adventure touring
Accommodation
  • 2 nights hotel
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$390USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: ANG

Trip highlights


  • Discover the famous temples of Angkor
  • Visit the lessor known Rolous Group of temples
  • Experience the stilted villages of Tonle Sap Lake

This extension tour to Angkor Wat will acquaint you with the history and religions of this fascinating modern day region, along with the architecture and lifestyles of the past. The undoubted highlight is the temple complex of Angkor itself. For more than five hundred years the capital cities of the vast Khmer Empire had been built here. Little is known about the slow decline of this Empire. For a period of about four hundred years, the jungle took over, until the French rediscovered the area in 1860. It is the site of the greatest concentration of temples in the former Khmer Empire, and it is one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. An astonishing 232 square km (60 square miles) is scattered with temples, pagodas, walls, moats, causeways, royal roads and reservoirs, built between the 9th and 13th centuries. Angkor Wat, with its five majestic towers, is not only the largest of all the Khmer monuments, but the largest temple in the world. The volume of stone equals that of the Egyptian pyramid of Cheops, yet almost all of it is carved in exquisite detail. There is no other historical site in South East Asia that matches the grandeur of this ancient complex. This extension would compliment to any of our Nepal, India or Asian adventures.


Sua s’dei! Welcome to Siem Reap, Cambodia. You will be greeted by your driver at Siem Reap International Airport and transferred to the hotel. Please look for the World Expeditions welcome sign as you exit the arrivals hall. In the afternoon, we venture out for our first encounter with the great ancient Angkorian temples. Rolous Group is the perfect place to start, a collection of monuments which represent the remains of Hariharalaya, the first major capital of the Angkor era Khmer Empire. The temples date back to the late ninth century and are believed to denote the beginning of the classic period in Khmer architecture. Bakong was the first of many mountain temples surrounded by a moat, representing the mythological Mount Meru. Overnight: Sokha Roth Hotel Note: Appropriate attire when visiting the Temples of Angkor bottoms to cover knees and tops to cover shoulders. these are sacred sites and revealing clothing is not allowed within the temple grounds. Visitors can and are frequently turned away from temples if not wearing appropriate attire.

Meals:  Nil

Today is a full day to explore the most famous temple complex, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Archaeological Park. To beat the crowds we start early at Ta Prohm which unlike many other Angkorian temples has been left largely as it it was when first rediscovered - a photogenic and atmospheric maze of trees growing out of temple ruins amidst jungle surroundings. Continue on to the lofty heights of Ta Keo then through one of four mighty gatehouses into the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII and at the time was the most populous city in the world with 2m inhabitants. The crowning jewel of the city is Bayon at its epicentre. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur, its exterior gallery walls featuring world class bas-reliefs and its 54 towers, decorated with 216 gargantuan faces. We'll break for lunch before spending the afternoon at the most incredible temple of them all, Angkor Wat - the ultimate expression of Khmer genius. Our wonderful temple day is capped off with a stunning sunset view across the Angkor Archaeological Park and its surrounds from the top of Pre Rup temple. This evening, enjoy a special treat with a performance from PHARE. The Cambodian Circus has long been famous for their performances, and this NGO teaching disadvantaged youths in performance arts is a regular at international circus conventions worldwide. Enjoy their interpretations of traditional folklore tales and modern life. Overnight: Sokha Roth Hotel

Meals:  B

After breakfast, we head south toward the vast wetlands on the edge of Asia's largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap. The lake's size and depth increases with the annual monsoon rains by as much as six times and local people have found ingenious ways to live with the ever changing water world. Kampong Kleang is a stilted village settlement of over 20,000 people where structures tower up to ten meters above the water. Here you can learn about the lives of the subsistence fishing families who call this water world home. Following the morning tour, we'll return to Siem Reap. A transfer to the airport for your outbound flight is provided. Trip concludes Note: Flight should not depart earlier than 14:00 Note: From February to August, water levels on the Tonle Sap Lake can be decrease dramatically which may affect arrangements.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 2 breakfasts
  • airport transfers on day 1 & day 3
  • expert bilingual guide
  • medical kit
  • comfortable accommodation on a twinshare basis
  • private air conditioned vehicles
  • sightseeing as listed in itinerary
  • site entry fees

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as beverages, laundry post etc
  • International airfares & departure taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Departure dates

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Total Priceper person from

$390USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Angkor Wat Extension Single SupplementUSD$50
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$180
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Angkor Wat Extension trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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The local guide sharing stories during the exploration of the Angkorian ruins | Lachlan Gardiner
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