Angkor Wat | Siem Reap | Cambodia
FROM: AUD $1,235 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore the colonial capital city of Phnom Penh, visit the floating villages of Lake Tonle Sap, explore the incredible temples of the Angkor Complex and more, on this extensive 8 day private tour of Cambodia, which also includes the lesser visited temples of Kompong Thom.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Kompong Thom - Pre-Angkorian temples including the most impressive group at Sambor Prei Kuk
Siem Reap - Attractive riverside town and gateway to the Angkor Temple Complex
Angkor Wat - The world's largest religious temple
Tonle Sap Lake - Cambodia's largest freshwater lake and floating village
Phnom Penh - Enjoy a cyclo ride city tour
Cruising on the Mekong - One of the world’s greatest rivers
Angkor Thom - The last capital of the Khmer Empire. The South Gate, the lost temple of Prasat Chroung and the Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm - The jungle enveloped 'Tomb Raider' temple
Phnom Penh - Cambodia's capital City. Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum


Breakfast daily
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Cruise on the Mekong River in Phnom Penh
Local English speaking specialist guides for all sightseeing
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
7 nights STANDARD hotels. SUPERIOR and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Entrance fees to all included sights
Private boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 8

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Phnom Penh

Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and driver before being transferred to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure to explore independently.
Overnight: Phnom Penh

Day 2

Phnom Penh

This morning we embark on a cyclo ride through the bustling streets taking in Central Market, riverside and the Independence Monument. We’ll also see the famous Royal Palace which was built in 1866 and the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda - famous for its lavish decorations, silver paved floor and Buddha statues made from precious metals and stones, before bidding farewell to our cyclo drivers.

Continuing we visit the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artefacts before ending our city tour with a visit to Wat Phnom pagoda and shopping at the Russian market. This evening, enjoy a boat cruise on the Mekong River and take in the local night life.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sambor Prei Kuk

After breakfast we leave Phnom Penh and travel to Kompong Thom province. The province is large in size with some 13,814 km making it the second biggest province of Cambodia. It is one of the most popular historical and cultural sites to explore due to its pre Angkorian temples. Later visit Sambor Prei Kuk, the most impressive group of pre-Angkorian monuments in Cambodia.
Overnight: Kompong Thom  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Angkor Wat

Today we continue to Siem Reap where we will visit the Angkor Wat Temple. This architectural master piece was built in the 12th century, took 30 years to complete and represents the Khmer civilization at its grandest. Covering 81 hectares, it is one of the largest religious monuments ever built. Angkor Wat, the biggest Hindu temple in the world and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, was built between the 9th – 13th century. In the early evening climb to Bakheng Hill to enjoy the superb view as the sun sets over Angkor Wat.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Terrace of the Elephants

Today is spent further exploring the Angkor Complex, entering the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple marvel at the wonders of the eerie Bayon, the terrace of Elephants and the terrace of the Leper King. Afterwards, we continue to visit Ta Prohm temple, shrouded in jungle and left just it was founded by French explorers in 1850s.

This afternoon we set out for a cruise on the beautiful Tonle Sap Lake passing a typical floating village observing the locals in their daily life. Tonight, offers free time or you could opt to see the circus which offers performances daily at 7:30pm.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Banteay Srey

Today travel to Banteay Srey, one of the most unusual temples of Angkor, Cambodia. It lies 20 km due north of the main group of temples and is built largely of red sandstone, which is covered with elaborate and intricate carvings. We then join the support efforts for the Cambodian reforestation and plant a tree in Preah Dak Village. We maybe planting a jackfruit or mango tree, which will help carbon offsetting and directly benefit the local community.

Later, the Srah Srang a royal bathing Palace, located east of Banteay Kdei is our next destination. It was constructed in the mid-10th century, and modified in the 12th or 13th century, then visit the Banteay Kdei Temple, a massive Buddhist monastery from the latter part of the 12th century and is surrounded by for concentric walls. Later take in Ta Keo, an incomplete temple in the Khleang style built as the state temple of Jayavarman V. Finally we finish with Thommanon Temple, one of a pair of Hindu temples built in the end of the 11th century.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Siem Reap free day

Spend a day at leisure in Siem Reap, relaxing by the pool, taking a stroll around town or souvenir shopping at the local market.

Alternatively take an optional excursion to visit Beng Mealea Temple, a spectacular jungle temple around 60 Kms drive to the north east of Siem Reap. It is one of the "new" highlights of Cambodia; having only been cleared of mines at the end of 2003. Built by Jayarvaman VII; in the style of Angkor Wat; its scale is huge. Being well over one square kilometre in area and all located within a moat. Approached by four causeways, Beng Mealea appears to be a huge pile of rubble partially hidden in the trees, it's not until you get closer to the high walls that the ancient Khmer Architecture reveals itself. Cloaked in vegetation the temple looks as it did when French explorers first stumbled across it.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Siem Reap

Arrangements conclude after breakfast and onward departure transfer to the airport.

Prices & Dates

The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. Prices are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Twin / Share
Single Room
AUD $1235
AUD $1475

In Brief

Trip Type
Phnom Penh
Siem Reap
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Breakfast: 7
Phnom Penh, Kompong Thom, Siem Reap
Click to play videoThe gold and glittering royal palace in the middle of capital city Phnom Penh
Magnificent ruins being taken over by nature in Kompong Thom
Click to play videoAerial view of the Angkor Wat complex, situated just outside of Siem Reap

Extra Tour Info

Temples of Angkor
The top 10 temples to visit in the Angkor temple complex
Visiting Angkor Wat
Our insiders guide to making the most of a visit to Angkor
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