Angkor Adventure Tour Extension 4 Days

$699.00

Having survived centuries buried by jungle, and the years of terror under the Khmer Rouge, the temples of Angkor are now one of the world's great tourist attractions. The Khmer empire was based around a vast network of temples and reservoirs around today's Siem Reap town. 'Angkor' is the name now given to the city, and Angkor Wat (pictured above) is its most famous attraction. It is composed of as much stone as the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, and yet it's decorated throughout with intricate carvings of Hindu cosmology and Khmer history. Yuan-dynasty diplomat Zhou Daguan, who resided in Angkor from 1296-97, wrote that the wealth of the city rivalled that of imperial China.

Highlights:

  • Visit the largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples
  • Enjoy lunch with locals at Kompong Kleang floating village
  • Explore free time at leisure in Siem Reap city

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Package Price Single Supplement
From $699
per person twin share
$150

Package Inclusions:

  • Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap airfares
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, and lunch on day 3
  • Air-conditioned transportation & transfers
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)

Package Exclusions:

  • Tipping prepaid in Australia: $30
  • Cambodia visa application fee
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure & anything not stated
  • Phare Circus in Siem Reap: $75pp (not available on tour departing 17 Nov.)
Location Deluxe Accommodation Local Rating
Siem Reap Seam Siem Reap Hotel or similar

All prices, itineraries, airlines, hotels and cruise ships are subject to availability and change without prior notice. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar standard and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure the smooth running of the tour. Passengers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not deviate from the set itinerary. The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land. Please check all information before booking. By booking, you accept all Booking Conditions.

Fly to Siem Reap. Your expert guide will meet you and transfer you privately to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. This is your opportunity to experience (optional at your own expense) the world-renowned Phare Circus, where young local dancers and acrobats enact Khmer folk tales and modern stories. Developed by the charity Phare Ponleu Selpak, this performance expresses the history, challenges, and resilience of the people of Cambodia. (Note: Phare Circus not available on the tour departing 17 Nov.)
Today you will visit the largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples. Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga (a mythical serpent symbolising the transition from the mundane to the sacred world). Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, former spaces for public ceremonies that are both adorned with dramatic bas-relief carvings. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas, before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where giant stone Buddha faces smile enigmatically down from every angle.
Visit Ta Prohm temple, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Continue your visit to Angkor Wat, the Crown Jewel of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kompong Kleang floating village. This is a settlement of over 20,000 people where houses tower up to ten meters above the water. Greeted by waves of the friendly locals, here you can glimpse Cambodia’s rural culture and traditional family lifestyle through a nice boat trip. Enjoy a picnic lunch with the locals in Kompong Kleang, then transfer back to Siem Reap and enjoy free time at leisure or for shopping.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home via connecting cities.
Arrive back in Australia.