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» Bangkok to Angkor Wat and Back Tour 4d3n - 4 Days - 3 Nights
(Tour Code: BA4)

The glorious temple of Angkor Wat was rediscovered in 1908. Since that time, thousands have flocked to Siem Reap, the center of the former Angkor Empire and home to hundreds of temples and lost cities. They have discovered as you will, the mysteries that this spot on the planet holds for many. Experience a traditional villages and markets. There will be time to stop and shop, too!...

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Tour Highlight

Day I

- Pick up at 5am (but flexible and available upon request) at your preferred pick up location in Thailand
- Transfer onward to Siem Reap via Poi Pet border
- Angkor Wat
- Sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill or at Pre Rup temple
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day II

- Angkor Wat sunrise
- Small Circuit includes: Angkor Thom City, South Gate of Angkor Thom City, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, Royal Palace, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Prasat Suprot, Prasat Klieng, Victory Gate of Angkor Thom City, Tommanon, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Krovan
- Rolous group: consists of Preah Ko, Ba Kong and Lo Lei
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day III

- Banteay Srei
- Kbal Spean mountain, River of 1000 Lingam waterfall
- Banteay Samre
- Grand Circuit includes: Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day IV

- Chong Kneah floating village
- Stop by Siem Reap downtown, exploring Old Market, Pub Street and Siem Reap City formerly French colonial head quarter
- At 4pm (but flexible and available upon request), private chauffeur to Thailand via Poi Pet border
- Drop off at 10pm (but flexible, available upon request) at your preferred drop off location in Thailand

Tour Ends


Border crossing procedure, Thai Visa, Thai Re-Entry Permit and Cambodian Visa on Arrival formality

Pick up time is at 5am, but flexible. Feel free to let us know your availability and best convenient.

After three and half an hour (includes one toilet stop) chauffeured by our private luxury A/C minivan, you will arrive at our office at border in Thailand where you will be met and welcomed by our local border English speaking guide. Our guide will take you to Thailand immigration departure checkpoint to stamp your passports to leave Thailand. For our guests who is eligible for Thailand Re-Entry Permit, our guide will help to apply in person using express service. The fee for express service is 300 THB cash and is at your own costs. Then take you across border to Cambodia immigration arrival checkpoint to proceed your Cambodia Visa on Arrival.

Please bring one of your recent passport-sized photos to receive your Cambodian Visa on Arrival (if you do not have a photo, you can pay 100 THB cash instead). Your Cambodia Visa on Arrival fee is USD30 cash (at your own costs) with its administration fee is 100 THB cash (at your own costs). It approximately takes 10 minutes to complete.

Cambodia eVisa: visit Cambodia eVisa website >>>

If you have an eVisa, please kindly print out and bring two copies of them with you. One physical copy is required at Cambodia immigration arrival checkpoint for entering Cambodia and one physical copy is required at Cambodia immigration departure checkpoint for departing Cambodia.

The South-East Asian country passport holders do not need a visa to enter South-East Asian countries, including Cambodia and Thailand.

Thailand Visa Exemption: visit Thai visa exemption website >>>

Thailand Visa on Arrival - apply in person: visit Thai visa on arrival website >>>

Thailand Re-Entry Permit - apply in person: visit Thai Re-Entry permit website >>>

Thai Re-Entry permit can be issued at Thai immigration at the border. When you are exiting Thailand, you can apply for your Re-Entry permit at the immigration counter. You will get your Re-Entry permit before you leave. You can enter Thailand with that permit from Cambodia at same border.

Required documents for your Thai Visa on Arrival and/or Re-Entry permit:

Please kindly prepare and bring with you includes:

- Physical copy on paper of your flight ticket (flight within or flight out of Thailand)
- Physical copy on paper of your Thailand hotel booking confirmation
- One photo passport-sized
- Visa on Arrival fee can be vary between 1000 Thai Baht and 2000 Thai Baht
- Recommended to exchange your $100 into Thai Baht cash. Due to some Thai local vendors do not accept credit card and therefore Thai Baht cash is needed to show immigration in case you are asked.

Please do not hesitate to inform your tour guide in Siem Reap to print all required documents for you before returning back to border (if you have not had them printed yet).

After completion of border crossing, you will be chauffeured on a private luxury AC vehicle by our Cambodian driver to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The drive takes less than two hours.

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

After check in to the hotel, your tour guide will take you for lunch at local restaurant (lunch is at your own costs).

After lunch, the guided tour begins as per the itinerary.

During the night of your stay in Siem Reap, you can enjoy Siem Reap nightlife, night markets, foods and other fun activities in Siem Reap downtown, Pub Street areas and city formerly French colonial head quarter.

Angkor Visitor Dress Code

Angkor is an active spiritual site for Buddhists and citizens who engage in daily worship, prayer and meditation. Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulders are prohibited in sacred palaces. Respectful dress is strongly encouraged in Angkor due to the respects towards our community.
Cargo man short, cargo woman shorts and T-Shirt, cover knees and shoulders are recommended.

Currency

The official currency in Cambodia is Cambodian Riel. It trades at around 4,000 riel to one US dollar. The US dollar is Cambodia’s unofficial second currency; therefore, there is no need to change the money. In fact, it is best to carry US dollars with you while you are traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are ATM everywhere in Cambodia where you can withdraw US dollars.

Tour Payment

The payment for the tour can be made in either currencies, American dollars USD or Thai Baht THB or combination of USD and THB.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences

Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254-5985
Line: +855 12 971 645
Telegram: +1 (706) 254-5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

Tour Name: Bangkok to Angkor Wat and Back Tour 4d3n
Tour Code: BA4
Tour Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Number of Pax: upon request
Tour Price: available upon request

Pick-up time on day I: at 5am (but flexible and available upon request) at your preferred pick up location in Thailand

Hotel in Siem Reap: at guest's own reservation

Drop-off time on day IV: earliest at 10:30am and onward to 10pm, at your preferred drop off location in Thailand

Kindly let us know your pick-up information when you have it available?

Pick up location is flexible, available upon request, includes:

Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Upon arrival at Bangkok Don Muang International Airport DMK
Upon arrival at Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok
Upon arrival at train station in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Chao Phraya express boat pier
Upon arrival at Klong Tei boat pier
Upon arrival at any boat pier in Bangkok
Upon arrival at Laem Chabang cruise port in Pattaya
Upon arrival at Central Point Koh Chang boat pier
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Pattaya
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Koh Chang
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Rayong
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Chantaburi
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Khao Yai
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in South-Eastern of Thailand
And more...

Kindly let us know your drop-off information when you have it available?

Drop off location is flexible, available upon request, includes:

Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Bangkok
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Bangkok Don Muang International Airport DMK
Moi Chit bus station in Bangkok
Train station in Bangkok
Chao Phraya express boat pier
Klong Tei boat pier
Any boat pier in Bangkok
Laem Chabang cruise port in Pattaya
Central Point Koh Chang boat pier
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Pattaya
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Koh Chang
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Rayong
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Chantaburi
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in Khao Yai
Hotel, Airbnb and residence in South-Eastern of Thailand
And more...

Day I - Pick up in Thailand, transfer onward to Siem Reap, visit Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakheng Hill sunset or Pre Rup temple sunset


In the morning - at 5am (but flexible and available upon request), you will be met and welcomed by our transfer company representative in Thailand at your hotel in Thailand.

Kindly let us know your pick up information when you have it available?

And then picked up and chauffeured onward by our private luxury A/C minivan to Poi Pet border. The border opens between 06:00am - 10:00pm.

Border crossing procedure, Thai Visa, Thai Re-Entry Permit and Cambodian Visa on Arrival formality

Pick up time is at 5am, but flexible. Feel free to let us know your availability and best convenient.

After three and half an hour (includes one toilet stop) chauffeured by our private luxury A/C minivan, you will arrive at our office at border in Thailand where you will be met and welcomed by our local border English speaking guide. Our guide will take you to Thailand immigration departure checkpoint to stamp your passports to leave Thailand. For our guests who is eligible for Thailand Re-Entry Permit, our guide will help to apply in person using express service. The fee for express service is 300 THB cash and is at your own costs. Then take you across border to Cambodia immigration arrival checkpoint to proceed your Cambodia Visa on Arrival.

Please bring one of your recent passport-sized photos to receive your Cambodian Visa on Arrival (if you do not have a photo, you can pay 100 THB cash instead). Your Cambodia Visa on Arrival fee is USD30 cash (at your own costs) with its administration fee is 100 THB cash (at your own costs). It approximately takes 10 minutes to complete.

Cambodia eVisa: visit Cambodia eVisa website >>>

If you have an eVisa, please kindly print out and bring two copies of them with you. One physical copy is required at Cambodia immigration arrival checkpoint for entering Cambodia and one physical copy is required at Cambodia immigration departure checkpoint for departing Cambodia.

The South-East Asian country passport holders do not need a visa to enter South-East Asian countries, including Cambodia and Thailand.

Thailand Visa Exemption: visit Thai visa exemption website >>>

Thailand Visa on Arrival - apply in person: visit Thai visa on arrival website >>>

Thailand Re-Entry Permit - apply in person: visit Thai Re-Entry permit website >>>

Thai Re-Entry permit can be issued at Thai immigration at the border. When you are exiting Thailand, you can apply for your Re-Entry permit at the immigration counter. You will get your Re-Entry permit before you leave. You can enter Thailand with that permit from Cambodia at same border.

Required documents for your Thai Visa on Arrival and/or Re-Entry permit:

Please kindly prepare and bring with you includes:

- Physical copy on paper of your flight ticket (flight within or flight out of Thailand)
- Physical copy on paper of your Thailand hotel booking confirmation
- One photo passport-sized
- Visa on Arrival fee can be vary between 1000 Thai Baht and 2000 Thai Baht
- Recommended to exchange your $100 into Thai Baht cash. Due to some Thai local vendors do not accept credit card and therefore Thai Baht cash is needed to show immigration in case you are asked.

Please do not hesitate to inform your tour guide in Siem Reap to print all required documents for you before returning back to border (if you have not had them printed yet).

After completion of border crossing, you will be chauffeured on a private luxury AC vehicle by our Cambodian driver to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The drive approximately takes two hours.

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

After check in to hotel, transfer for lunch at local restaurant (lunch is at your own cost)

Angkor Wat - after lunch, transfer to visit the magnificent temple Angkor Wat, built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Angkor Wat symbolizes Mount Meru, home of the gods, and considered the pinnacle of Khmer architecture. This Vishnuite temple is the King’s funerary temple, which 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 during the reign of Suryavarman II. As well, Angkor Wat is well-known for the 1800 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. It is said to take a lifetime 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 or

Watching sunset at Pre Rup temple, a Hindu temple, built as the state temple of king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction. The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning "turn the body". This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple, with the ashes of the body being ritually rotated in different directions as the service progressed.

During the night of your stay in Siem Reap, you can enjoy Siem Reap nightlife, night markets, foods and other fun activities in Siem Reap downtown, Pub Street areas and city formerly French colonial head quarter.

Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

Day II - Angkor Wat sunrise, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, small circuit and Rolous Group

Angkor Wat Sunrise
- at 5am, pick up for viewing the picturesque sunrise at Angkor Wat.

Return to hotel for breakfast

Angkor Thom City Complex - 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 today as Tobm Raider temple) & 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.

During the night of your stay in Siem Reap, you can enjoy Siem Reap nightlife, night markets, foods and other fun activities in Siem Reap downtown, Pub Street areas and city formerly French colonial head quarter.

Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

Day III - Excursiong Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean River of 1000 lingma waterfall, Banteay Samre and grand circuit


Banteay Srey excursion
- 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 mountain waterfall excursion - 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.

During the night of your stay in Siem Reap, you can enjoy Siem Reap nightlife, night markets, foods and other fun activities in Siem Reap downtown, Pub Street areas and city formerly French colonial head quarter.

Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

Day IV - Chong Kneah floating village, return and drop off back in Thailand


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 Khneah 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 (but flexible and available upon request), part ways with the tour guide, you will be chauffeured back to Poi Pet border on a private luxury A/C vehicle. Upon arrival at border, you will be met and welcomed by our border English speaking guide. Our border guide will escort you to the door of Cambodia immigration departure checkpoint to stamp your passports to leave Cambodia and then escort you across border to the door of Thailand immigration arrival checkpoint to fill your Thailand arrival cards, stamp your passports to enter Thailand and then take you straight to our office near border in Thailand where our luxury A/C minivan is ready to chauffeur you back to your preferred drop off location in Thailand.

Kindly let us know your drop off information when you have it available?

Tour Ends

Price


- Available upon request

Included

- Full transfers to and from Thailand 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 in Siem Reap
- Visa on Arrival fee $30. Please bring one of your recent passport-size photos to visit your Cambodian Visa on Arrival. South-East Asian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Cambodian
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences

Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254-5985
Line: +855 12 971 645
Telegram: +1 (706) 254-5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com

Price

- Available upon request.

Included

- Full transfers to and from Thailand 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 in Siem Reap
- Visa on Arrival fee $30. Please bring one of your recent passport-size photos to visit your Cambodian Visa on Arrival. South-East Asian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Cambodian
- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary.

Creating Unique Touring Experiences

Our expert travel team has planned your trip so that you can experience the very best of what Cambodia and Thailand have to offer. We understand that many will have various needs and wants for each particular tour that may not be included in an itinerary. We will plan any tour to meet your particular demands. Please Send inquiry>>>

Feel free to contact us at
WhatsApp: +85512 971 645
Phone and WhatsApp: +1 (706) 254-5985
Line: +855 12 971 645
Telegram: +1 (706) 254-5985
Email: poan45@gmail.com / info@angkorwat-services.com



























Angkor temple complex include:

Must See Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm

Small Circuit (red line) consists of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom city, South Gate of Angkor Thom city, Bayon, Baphoun, Royal Palace, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Prasat Suprot, North Klieng, South Klieng, Victory Gate, Tommanon, Chaosay Tevoda, Spean Thmor Stone Bridge, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Krovan and Phnom Bakheng hill.

Grand Circuit (green line) consists of Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup.

Rolous Group consists of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei.

Map of Angkor temple complex
Video Name: Angkor Wat sunrise
Tour Name: Bangkok to Angkor Wat and Back Tour 4d3n
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Sara T - Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK to Angkor Wat and Back Tour 4d3n BA4
E-mail: n/a
From: Canada

Posted Date: Saturday 6th of January 2024

Sara T

5+ stars, and highly recommended

A 4-day private tour from BKK to Siem Reap and back, family of 4 Canadians (parents with a young adult and older teen children).

I contacted 4 travel companies in BKK/Siem Reap with our preferred itinerary. Sophoan was the only one who not only replied promptly, but also accommodated our entire plan. The communications were top notch from the start to the end, and we were confident that we were in good hands. After the itinerary was confirmed, a US$100 deposit was required by PayPal.

One day before our trip date, Sophoan sent us a detailed email informing us of our driver names as well as the vehicle license numbers and their pictures, and the border agent name. He let us know where exactly our driver would be waiting for us at the BKK airport.

Upon arrival, exactly where we were supposed to meet with the driver, a staff member with a piece of paper with our names on it was there to meet us. She then directed us to our private van.

Our driver, Mr. Rainbow, was polite and friendly. His van was comfortable, and we felt safe with his driving. The trip to the Cambodian border (at Poi Pet) took 3 hours, including a quick washroom/gas stop en route. The washrooms were clean, with a handheld bidet, but no toilet paper provided. So make sure you have a packet of tissues on you. We were able to grab cold drinks at the cafe at the gas station.

At the border, an agent walked with us and guided us through the immigration formalities. They took our luggage across the border for us while we waited in the immigration centres (so lock/seal your bags before they leave your hands). We first had to leave Thailand, then enter Cambodia (you need to fill out a landing form). The wait was about 45 minutes at each centre when we arrived at about 2:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. No washrooms or drink vending machine there, so be prepared.

Once cleared, the border agent took us to our Cambodian driver, Mr. Sure, who waited for us with a smile and bottles of cold water. It was a treat. The ride to Siem Reap took 2 and a half hours (only about 150 kms away, but slow roads), including a washroom stop.

We stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort (which we cannot recommend enough). Our tour guide, Mr. Kim Sophatt, met with us at the hotel and gave us the guidelines of what was to happen in the next 3 days. As it was just the 4 of us, we were able to switch the itinerary around to suit our schedules, as well as the time Mr. Kim suggested would be best to visit each location (i.e. Angkor Wat at sunrise and early morning, Ta Prohm I’m in the afternoon, etc).

During the following 3 days, we spent most of our time with Mr. Kim and Mr. Sure, and both were such a delight. Mr. Kim is a very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide (20 years in the business), but what we loved most about him is the pride he has for his heritage, history, and country, and his friendliness and the wonderful sense of humour. Both he and Mr. Sure always had a smile on their faces, and laughed easily. They both made our trip very enjoyable.

As we chose to not have meals included in our package (picky eaters), we relied on Mr. Kim and the hotel for restaurant recommendations. Lunches were normally at restaurants near our sightseeing spots, but we had options for dinner. After having been eating Asian food for 10 days prior to our arrival in Cambodia, we opted for Big Boy Burger and got our bacon craving fixed. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the Courtyard Resort, dinner buffet and dance show at Amazon Angkor, and our fine dining at the beautiful PT Restaurant, but for food and service, our favourite on this trip was Khmer Duerm.

As for the tour itself, a lot of walking, and a lot of climbing (optional). Our kids would like to visit the waterfall, so that was a 1.8 km hike up the mountain each way. We must commend Mr. Kim for accompanying on this hike. He could just simply point us the way and wait at the bottom of the mountain, but he did not. Our kids really enjoyed the waterfall, as there was no one else there. It was our family private pool while we were there. We borrowed the pool towels from the hotel when we went, and there was a washroom for us to change in and out of the bathing suits at the bottom of the mountain.

I won’t go into the details of the temple tour, but I wanted to say that most wall carvings were from the story of Ramayana. If you know the book, you will appreciate the history of all the temples a lot more.

On the 4th day, we said good bye to Mr. Kim after lunch. Mr. Sure drove us back yo the border, also 2 and a half hours with one washroom break. The border agent met with us and walked us through the formalities again. This time there was no lines leaving Cambodia, but again 45 minutes at the Thai border. We had to fill out a landing form as well. After that, our border agent took us to our van, and we met up with Mr. Rainbow again. We got to BKK on Friday evening. Traffic was nonexistent until about a half an hour before we hit our hotel by the BKK airport.

All in all, a very memorable trip thanks in the most part to the organization of Sophoan, the expertise of Mr. Kim (who is a wonderful photographer, by the way), and the friendliness of our drivers and border agents. We highly recommend this company, as we’re already planning a return trip with other family members.

Written January 6, 2024

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Vickie H - Bangkok to Angkor Wat and Back Tour 4d3n BA4
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From: United States

Posted Date: Monday 17th of July 2023

An Absolute Must Do Tour

My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide (Kim) was knowledgeable and enthusiastic in telling us about the history of Angkor Wat and the other temples we visited. Kim has such a wide range of knowledge. He knew interesting stories about all the temples and he patiently answered all my questions with detailed explanations. Kim is also a great photographer. He took wonderful pictures of me and my husband and each picture was great. He even taught me a few things about taking great photos. Our driver (Mouy) was skillful and careful as he navigated the traffic in and around the area. He always had ice cold water bottles for us. This tour is a must for anyone visiting the area.

Date of experience: July 2023

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Carlos B - Bangkok to Angkor Wat and Back Tour 4d3n
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From: Mexico

Posted Date: Thursday 22nd of December 2022

Great experience in Siem Reap!

We had a fabulous experience in Siem Reap. We are a family of 4, including two young children. We took the 3 night, 4 day tour. A driver picked us up in our hotel in Bangkok and drove us to Siem Reap (a total of 7-8 hours door to door). The van was comfortable and we had assistance from the tour crossing the border. No issues at all. Mr. Kim, our tour guide, welcomed us warmly in our hotel. For the next 4 days we had an incredible time visiting Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and other great places in the Seam Reap vicinity. Mr. Kim was very patient with us and our children and always tried to make our experience unforgettable. We definitely recommend this tour operator and if we come again, we would arrange our tour with them. Our driver, Kim, drove safely and was also very helpful. Thank you for this great experience!

Date of experience: December 2022

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Vladimir K
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From: United States

Posted Date: Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

A trip to Angkor Wat made easy

A trip to Cambodia made easy. Well organized transfers from Bangkok to Siam Reap, including help at the boarder. Knowledgeable guides with good English. All you need for a comfortable and rewarding experience of Angkor Wat.

Date of experience: November 2022

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Ms. Stephanie T
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From: United States

Posted Date: Sunday 7th of July 2019

Amazing Tour, Lasting Memories and Fantastic Guide with Mr. Kim!

This was our first trip to Cambodia a country full of amazing and magnificent temples and friendly people. We did not know what to expect and was a bit worried. Our worries were immediately reassured. We were promptly greeted and got picked up by our private driver at our hotel in Bangkok who took us to the border of Cambodia where we were greeted by another representative who walked us through the border customs and handed us off safely to another driver who transported our family to our hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We arrived at our hotel to drop off our luggage and there we met with Angkor Wat Services Day Tours our very own private tour guide upon arrival at our hotel. The reception was warm and welcoming and the hospitality and service was first class top notch. We felt so welcomed and safe during our entire journey and visit. We are so happy and delighted to have Mr. Kim as our private tour guide he is THE BEST!!! He was very humble, patience, kind, caring and attentive to our needs a group of four Khmer Chinese Americans girls. He helped us take so many amazing unique photos for us that captured the magnificent beauty of the temples of Angkor Wat and their surrounding landscape. We will not forget these amazing temples and their history and the friendly people who welcomed us. We did so much throughout the day from the moment we arrived we wasted no time and headed straight to the temple for a quick tour and hike and watched the sunset on our first day in Siem Reap. Mr. Kim taught us how to speak some basic words in Khmer!!! Every bit goes a long way in Cambodia!! Thank you Mr. Sophoan Rath for giving us the BEST TOUR GUIDE MR. KIM and our driver the most amazing and unforgettable experiences ever!!! We will definitely visit Cambodia again in the near future with the rest of our families and friends. I will definitely use Angkor Wat Services Day Tours especially Mr. Kim again and will highly recommend to all our friends and families without a doubt the BEST and First Class Services EVER!!! Thank you Angkor Wat Services Day Tours for such an incredible memory you gave us. We shall be back!!!

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Mr. Ellinor
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From: Sweden

Posted Date: Monday 1st of January 2018

Excellent!

An amazing experience thanks to Cambodia travel trails. Everything Was just perfect and very well organized. Highly recommended!!

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Ms. Jawn McDonald
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From: United Kingdom

Posted Date: Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Angkor Wat Tour

Fantastic tour with a seamless handover from various borders and checkpoints. Flexible and well priced. Would recommend and return for another visit.

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Mr. Mayfair
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From: United States

Posted Date: Saturday 20th of June 2015

Best Way to Tour Angkor Wat

This is a long overdue review of our tour of Angkor Wat with Sophoan Rath in February 2014. Every aspect of our 4-day tour was perfect. He was waiting for us with a smile when we arrived in Siem Reap. We were soon at our hotel. For the next three days he escorted us to most of the main temples, including the requested sunrise and sunset experiences. Also included in our tour was a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake and the floating village. At all times Sophoan was knowledgeable, patient and a pleasure to be with. His English is excellent and his air conditioned vehicle was comfortable and appreciated on the hot and dusty roads of Cambodia. He also made our land return to Bangkok easy and seamless. He drove us to the border, assisted with our luggage and personally handed us off to another driver for the Thailand portion of the return. I cannot recommend his services highly enough! Sophoan is more than just a tour guide. His ability to lend color to the Cambodian experience through his personal story and his willingness to answer questions in an honest and forthright manner made this a truly unforgettable experience!

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Mr. Dassemm
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From: United Kingdom

Posted Date: Wednesday 6th of May 2015

If you are in Bangkok - definetely recommend visiting Angkor Wat using his services.

One of the best experiences we've ever had (pinned down more than 25 countries). Mr. Rath Sophoan ensured our smooth travel from Bangkok to Angkor Wat and was highly knowledgeable tour guide.

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Mr. Bjohan
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From: Malta

Posted Date: Sunday 6th of April 2014

Angkor Wat Tour

Excellent experience with an excellent guide Sophoan Rath. Thank you for everything you made our vacation perfect. I highly recommend this tour with this highly experienced guide

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Mr. Benji
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From: Malta

Posted Date: Saturday 8th of February 2014

Excellent Tour with Sophoan Rath

Amazing experience thanks to the best tour guide Sophoan Rath. Amazing sight seeings, activities, etc. I highly recommend this tour.

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Mr. Fleming Ming, Neni, Fei & Hans
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From: Indonesia

Posted Date: Friday 13th of September 2013

Amazing Siem Reap

After spent holiday in Thailand, Me and my three other friends continue the trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia. As we came from ASEAN countries, we don't need any ViSA to enter Cambodia. We visited Small Circuit, Grand Circuit and Angkor Museum. We see sunrise in Angkor Wat and it was very amazing. Don't forget to visit Angkor Night Market and Pub Street to taste the best local food, amok fish and khmer bbq and to try their great and relaxing khmer massage. Thanks to Mr. Sophoan to guide and give us the best vacation in Cambodia with his hospitality and his knowledge about Cambodia history. (Ming, Neni, Fei & Hans)

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