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Bangkok to Siem Reap and back 6d5n

Tour Name: Bangkok to Angkor Wat and Back 6d5n Guided Tour
Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Number of Pax: available upon request (private tour only)
Tour Price: available upon request

Pick-up & drop-off location: anywhere on demands
- a hotel in Bangkok.
- upon arrival in Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok.
- upon arrival in Don Muang airport in Bangkok.
- upon arrival in Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok.
- upon arrival in train station in Bangkok.
- upon arrival in boat pier Chao Phraya Express & Khlong Boats.
- Laem Chabang port in Pattaya.
- a hotel in Koh Chang.
- any residences in Bangkok.
- anywhere else in southeast of Bangkok.

Pick-up time: at 5am, but however since your tour is private, and therefore your pick up time is available upon request.
Pick-up & drop-off direction: kindly provide your pick up location phone number for our transfer company representative in Thailand to call for direction.

DAY I - PICK UP AND TRANSFER ONWARD TO VISIT ANGKOR WAT AND PHNOM BAKHENG HILL SUNSET
In the morning - at 5am, you will be met and welcomed by our transfer company representative in Thailand at your hotel in Thailand:

Please kindly keep us informed on the hotel where you are to be picked up with its address and phone number for our Thai driver to call for direction?

And then picked up and chauffeured onward by our private luxury A/C vehicle to Siem Reap via Poipet border crossing.
The drive approximately takes 3 and half an hour to arrive in Poipet border.
The border opens between 06:00am - 10:00pm.
Border crossing and visa process - upon arrival at our office in Poipet border in Thailand, you will be met and welcomed by our English speaking guide, then escorted across the border.
Thai re-entry visa - some of the national foreign visitors require Thai re-entry visa. The Thai re-entry visa is available at the time of your arrival in the Thai immigration office at the border. The fee is 1000 Baht. The process takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Cambodia visa on arrival - is available at the time of your arrival at the border. Please bring a recent passport-sized photo (1 photo only) to receive your Cambodian visa on arrival. The fee is USD30. The process is easy and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Cambodia e-visa - in case you need your Cambodia visa issued in advance, the Cambodia e-visa is available at the e-visa site>>>
The South-East Asian passport holders do not need a Cambodian visa.

After the completion of the border crossing, you will be chauffeured in our private luxury air-conditioned vehicle to Siem Reap. The drive approximately takes 2 hours to arrive in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap - is the provincial capital of Siem Reap province. This small town crossed by a river coming from the Kulen Mountain is the gateway for the visit of the Angkor Park which is over 400 km2 and is home of more than 100 temples dating from the 9th to 13th century.

Upon arrival in a hotel in Siem Reap, you will be met and welcomed by our English speaking guide and then check in to your hotel:

Breakfast and lunch at local restaurant (at your own cost).

Angkor Wat - begining transfer to visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, built by Suryavarman II in early 12th century. Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the mount Merou, home of the gods, considered as the masterpiece of the Khmer architecture. This Vishnuite temple is the King’s funerary temple that is why the temple is oriented to the west. Inside the temple the walls are covered by carvings and bas-reliefs depicting the Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II made during his reign. As well Angkor Wat is well known for the 1800 Apsara dancers decorating the all temple. But like most say, it takes a life time to discover all the wonders of this temple.

Return to Siem Reap after watching sunset over the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dominating the flat landscape, this 10th Century mountain temple is the most popular spot in the area to watch a classic sunset over Angkor Wat and the surrounding forest.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY II - ANGKOR THOM, BAYON, TAPROHM, SMALL CIRCUIT AND ROLOUS GROUP
Angkor Wat sunrise (optional) - at 5am, pick up for viewing the picturesque sunrise at Angkor Wat.
Breakfast can be done either:
- Wake-up call and breakfast to be ordered at your hotel reception and carried with for sunrise or
- Return to hotel for breakfast and start the tours again.

Angkor Thom City complex - in the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Great City of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall; each side of the city is 3 kilometers long. It draws a perfect square you access this town through 5 gates, 4 of them represent the cardinal points and the 5th one the Victory Gate was the one leading directly to the Royal Palace Area.

You will arrive via the South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and 4 giant faces. On each side is a row of 54 gods or demons holding the sacred Naga snake.

After passing through the South Gate, you will go down along this shady road to the Bayon temple. This temple lies exactly in the center of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. Each tower has 4 faces. This is the only temple in Cambodia depicting scenes of the everyday life at the time of the empire.

From the Bayon continue by walk to the Baphoun recently re-opened to the public. There you will pass by the Phimeanakas the location of the Royal Palace. The only remaining are a pound and a temple. The palace was made of wood and did not survive the time and the wars.

Then continue to the Terrace of the Elephants. This Terrace was the place where the parade was done for the king. Next is the Terrace of the Leper King, depicting the water world.

Taprohm (known as Tobm Raider temple) and small circuit - continues to Ta Prohm - one of the most popular temples of the Angkor Complex. This temple was built in the memory of the King Jayavarman VII’s mother. When found by the French conservators at the end of the 19th century, they deliberately left this temple in the same condition as it was discovered, overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, giving the temple a mystical and romantic appeal.

Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th century, and Srah Srang, also known as the "pool of ablution", the identical twin temples of Tommanon and Chaosay Tevoda, and Krovan temple.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own cost).

Rolous Group - continues visit Rolous group, consists of three temples of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei.
Preah Ko - six towers displaying set on a platform, all beautifully preserved carvings. Originally surrounded by walls and gopuras of which only vestiges remain. Preah Ko was one of the first major temples of the empire at the early Khmer capital of Hariharalaya. Preah Ko (Sacred Bull) derives its names from the statues of bulls at the front of the central towers.

Bakong - the most impressive member of the Rolous Group, sitting at the center of the first Angkorian Capital, Hariharalaya, stands 15 meters tall and is 650x850m at the outer wall.

Lolei - ruins of an island-temple built in the middle of a now day baray, Indrataka, the first large-scale baray constructed by a Khmer King. Lolei consists of four brick towers on a double laterite platform.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY III - EXCURSION BANTEAY SREI, KBAL SPEAN, BANTEAY SAMRE AND GRAND CIRCUIT
Banteay Srei - in the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, depart for an excursion to visit Banteay Srei, made of pink sandstone and is one of the smallest temple you can visit but one of the most beautiful as well. Built in 967 AD by a guru to Jayavarman V, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architectures. As well the carvings and bas-relief are in a perfect condition although being here for more than millenary.

Kbal Spean waterfall - continue to the original “River of a Thousand Lingas” Kbal Spean is and intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills the Cambodian jungle. Lingas are phallic representations sacred to Hinduism as symbols of fertility, and hundreds of them are carved into the rock here, as are several carvings of Gods and animals above the small waterfall.  The area was only rediscovered in 1969 when French researcher Jean Boulbet was shown the carvings by a local hermit. Kbal Spean lies 50Km northeast of Siem Reap 18Km from Banteay Srei on a dirt road. It takes from 1-2 hours to get there from Siem Reap.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own cost).

On the way back to Siem Reap you will visit the isolated temple of Banteay Samre. Situated on the eastern edge of the Angkor complex, this temple is very similar to Angkor Wat. The structure with its typical lotus flowers shaped tower but has very compact proportions. This temple was built during the best period of the Khmer architecture and its condition is almost perfect.

Grand circuit - in the afternoon, explore the highlights of the Grand Circuit, like the overgrown Preah Khan temple and Neak Poan with its artificial lakes. Continue to East Mebon temple and return to Siem Reap after viewing sunset at the Pre Rup temple.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY IV - EXCURSION BENG MELEA AND KOH KER
Beng Melea - in the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, depart for an excursion to visit Beng Melea. Sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer, the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly touristed, giving it an adventours, ‘lost temple’ feel. Photographers: trees growing from the broken towers and galleries offer some of the best ‘tree in temple’ shots aside from Ta Prohm. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat, Beng Melea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Though there are some lintel and doorway carving, there are no bas-relief and the carvings are comparatively sparse. When the temple was active, the walls may have been covered, painted or had frescos. In its time, Beng Melea was at the crossroads of several major highways that ran to Angkor, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear (in northern Cambodia) and northern Vietnam. Beng Melea is located 63 km east of town. The road is now in good condition and the trip from Siem Reap takes 1-2 hours. Graded dirt road with occasional flooding in the rainy season.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own cost).

Koh Ker - continue driving to Koh Ker, is a former capital of the Khmer Kingdom, pre-dating Angkor, and is home to many spectacular 10th century temples. A brief interruption: the exception took place in 928AD when, for reasons that remain unclear, there was a disruption in the royal succession. King Jayavarman IV moved the capital 100 km from Angkor north to Koh Ker, where it remained for 20 years. When the capital returned to Angkor, it centered not at Phnom Bakheng as it had before, but further east at the new state-temple of Pre Rup (961AD).
Return to Siem Reap in late afternoon.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY V - KULEN MOUNTAIN WATERFALL EXCURSION
Kulen mountain waterfall - in the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, leave for Phnom Kulen Mountain waterfall. Jayavaraman II was the first king of the Angkorian era, though his origins are recorded in history that borders on legend. He is reputed to have been a Khmer prince, returned to Cambodia around 790AD after a lengthy, perhaps forced stay in the royal court in ‘Java’. Regardless of his origin, he was a warrior who, upon returning to Cambodia, subdued enough of the competing Khmer states to declare a sovereign and unified ‘Kambuja’ under a single ruler. He made this declaration in 802AD in a ceremony on Kulen Mountain (Phnom Kulen) north of Siem Reap, where he held a ‘god-king’ rite that remain more than hundred decades.

Lunch at locat restaurant on top of Kulen Mountain (at your own cost).

Return to Siem Reap.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY VI - CHONG KNEAH FLOATING VILLAGE, RETURN AND DROP OFF IN BANGKOK
Chong Kneah floating village - in the moring, after breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Phnom Krom pier for boat on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating village of Chong Kneah at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Boueng Tonle Sap (Tonle Sap Lake) is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia – a huge dumbbell-shaped body of water stretching across the northwest section of the country. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, swelling to an expansive 12,000km2. During the dry, half of the year the lake shrinks to as 3000 km2, draining into the Tonle Sap River, which meanders southeast eventually merging with the Mekong River at the “Chaktomuk” confluence of river opposite Phnom Penh.

Then it's time for shopping at the Artisans d'Angkor, where you can observe young Cambodians being trained in the making of traditional crafts.

Lunch at local restaurant (at your own cost).

Returning time - at 4pm, part ways with the tour guide and continue back to Poipet border on a private luxury A/C vehicle. After the completion of the border crossing, you will be chauffeured by another private luxury A/C vehicle to your hotel in Thailand:

Kindly keep us informed on the hotel where you are to be dropped off with its address and phone number for our transfer company representative in Thailand to call for direction?
Tour Ends

Included
- Full transfers to and from Bangkok to Siem Reap by private luxury A/C vehicle with driver only.

- Escorted by English speaking guide for border crossing and visa on arrival formality.
- English speaking guide for guided tour in Angkor park.
- All entrance fee for mentioned visit.

Excluded
- Meals not mentioned.
- Accommodation.
- Visa fees $30 (visa on arrival, please bring 1 of your recent passport-size photo to visit your Cambodia visa). South-East Asian passport holders do not require a Cambodian visa.
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

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