Full-day Small-Group Angkor Wat Tour from Siem Reap

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Full-day Small-Group Angkor Wat Tour from Siem Reap
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On this small-group tour, visit most highlighted temples on a circuit through the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Stop at Angkor Wat known as the 7th world wonder and the world largest religious monument, the Angkor Thom complex, The Bayon Temple with endless 200 smiling faces, Ta Prohm temple getting enchanted with the sight of the ruins taken over by tree roots, a demonstration of the awesome power of nature. Hotel transport is provided from Siem Reap, but the required entrance fee is not included on this tour.

This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.
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In Brief

Location:
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Country:
Cambodia
Duration:
7 to 8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Instant Confirmation
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Day trip (destination A to B)
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. It is the world's largest religious building. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat Temple combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple, based on early Indian Hindu architecture, with key features such as the Jagati. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls. The modern name, Angkor Wat, means "City Temple"; Angkor is a vernacular form of the word nokor which comes from the Sanskrit word nagara meaning capital or city. Wat is the Khmer word for temple. Prior to this time the temple was known as Preah Pisnulok, after the posthumous title of its founder, Suryavarman II.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap 17259 Cambodia

Angkor Thom
Capital city of the Khmer empire built at the end of the 12th century
NameAngkor Thom
Datelate 12th century
KingJayavarman VII

Location North of Angkor Wat, between West Baray and East Baray Near byAngkor Wat, Preah Khan, Phnom Bakheng
Angkor Thom is an almost square city surrounded by 8 meter high walls a little over 12 kilometers long with five impressive gopura gates providing access to the city. The city’s name translates to “large city” or “great city”.

King Jayavarman VII made Angkor Thom the new capital of the Khmer Kingdom after driving out the Chams , who destroyed the old capital Yasodharapura. He fortified the city by building a high wall around it, in turn enclosed by a 100 meter wide moat.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap Cambodia

The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom.

A peculiarity of the Bayon is the absence of an enclosing wall. It is, though, protected by the wall surrounding the city of Angkor Thom. The basic plan of the Bayon is a simple one comprising three levels (1-3). The first and second levels are square galleries featuring bas-reliefs. A circular Central Sanctuary dominates the third level. Despite this seemingly simple plan, the arrangement of the Bayon is complex, with a maze of galleries, passages and steps connected in a way that make the levels practically indistinguishable and creates dim lighting, narrow walkways, and low ceilings.
The temples decorated with more than 200 smiling faces on its tower.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ta Prohm, National Road #6, Siem Reap 17252 Cambodia

Ta Prohm's state of ruin is a state of beauty, which is investigated with delight and left with regret.

Ta Prohm is locating southwest of the East Mebon and east of Angkor Thom. Its outer enclosure is near the corner of Banteay Kdei. It can be accessed by enter the monument from the west and leave from the east entrance.

Tip: Ta Prohm is especially serene and beautiful in the early morning. A torch and a compass are useful for visiting this temple at all times. It was built about mid-12th century to early 13th century (1186) by the King Jayavarman VII, dedicated to the mother of the king (Buddhist) replica to Bayon style of art.

Ta Prohm is among the largest of the monuments in the Angkor complex, the in scrimption gives an idea of the size of the temple. The complex included 260 statues of gods, 39 towers with pinnacles and 566 groups of residences. Ta Prohm comprises a series of long low buildings standing on one level, which are enclosed by rectangular laterite wall (600 by 1,000 meters, 1,959 by 3,281 feet). Only traces of the wall are still visible. The center of the monument is reached by a series of towers connected with passages. This arrangement forms a ' sort of sacred way into the heart of the monument’; three-square galleries enclose the area.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by shared air-conditioned mini bus/van
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Group tour
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • 1 day entrance ticket to Angkor National Park is 37$ per person (required) and our bus will stop for you to purchase one at the ticket booth on the way to the park.
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel insurances
  • Others personal expenses
  • Tipping (recommended)
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Wat
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Thom
  • Entry/Admission - Bayon Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Prohm

Departure Time

Tour depart at 08:30 am from town (pick up is variable between 7:30 am and 8:30 am), please be ready from 7:30 am and ready to go as soon as your tour guide arrive.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Long pants or knee-length skirts/dresses are required for visiting the temples
  • Variable group size depends on number of bookings each day
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Normally our guide will stop at a local restaurant in the national park for lunch during lunch time and it can be more expensive than restaurants in town, but it is only best choice on this tour.

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our tour guide Phuy Phy was one of the best tour guide ever! Not only because he explained everything in full but he was a great photographer too. All the shots taken by Phy were wonderful and are FB /Instagram profile page calibre. I would recommend the tour agency and Phuy Phy to all my friends who would like to visit Siem Reap.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
I really enjoyed the tour. My tour guide, Mr Choub had an expansive knowledge of the history of all the temples and was able to answer any question put forward to him, in detail. He also went out of his way to take photos for me and other group members. The weather was great (sunny) and I felt as though the tour was well paced, so we weren't out of breath. Lunch (not included) was alright, a tad on the expensive side for Siem Reap but the restaurant itself was nice. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this tour to family and friends.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Only in Siem Teap for a short visit, so this tour provided a highlight tour (Angkor Wat, Ta Proehm, and Angkor Thom/Bayon. Plenty of inside information (and cold water) was provided to enhance the tour. Only ten people in our group so the size was very manageable.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
The English speaking guide was very good. The day tour was perfect. The only problem we faced was in lunch when there was no indian food available.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Wonderful tour with Mr. Chet as our guide, who was very knowledgeable about the area; we first went to Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace), and went to Ta Prohm before lunch. We then spent two hours at Angkor Wat in the afternoon. I learned a lot!! We had 7 on our tour—loved every minute. We went to a great place for lunch where entree items ranged from $6-$8 USD-delicious fish amok!! Highly recommend. Our tour guide, Mr. Chet was great.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
The tour was terrific. It was well organised and the guide Mr Nak was very informative and helpful. He made it a great experience. The sights themselves were awesome and well explained by the guide
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
This tour exceeded even my best expectations. Our guide was amazing. He answered questions, knew everything there was to know about the temples, and even gave money he found to landmine victims. We spent more than enough time at the sites (unlike some other tours I have taken) and just had a really pleasant experience. Book with confidence. The entire group left as friends.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Our tour guide, Nak, was so very informative and really made this tour interesting and alive. The site itself is fabulous, the sculpture on stone tell stories in Hindu mythology. The day was long and hard work but I don't think anyone will be disappointed. Great tour and great tour guide
• Submitted 19 Mar 2019
Good selection of temples in the Angkor complex, with time for lunch. Highlight is the Angkor Wat with stories of its history and culture. Ta Prohm is amazing while Bayon is mysterious and grand.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
The tour was amazing. We were only 2 travelers.The guide explained very well everything. Also he took nice pictures,where we wanted.He covered everything i wanted to see and I did not have to come the next day again because I was fully satisfied and appreciated.I recommend to everybody to take that tour.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
Really enjoyed this trip. Would definitely recommend. We saw all the major places of Angkor Wat while our tour guide was very good at English and told many interesting facts and stories. We got free water when needed which was nice in the humid heat. They also offered umbrellas. Only minus was that the restaurant they drove us to was a bit overpriced. Overall a very good experience.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
The tour is excellent. Our tour guide Vanlonh is professional, polite and efficient. He took good care of us and added laughter and fun to our trip. He gave us a lot of information on the historical sites and helped us take lovely photos. The driver is great too. I highly recommend this tour and the tour guide Vanlonh.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2018
Loved this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable gave us plenty of time for pictures and even helped us locate the best picture spots! Truly enjoyed this day! Despite it being very humid our guide ensured we had plenty of water and time to rest before heading to each temple.
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
It was a very interesting tour, the guide was also excellent, and also the place where he brought us for lunch, a kind of plantation where you could eat and relax lying on a wooden platform with cushions. The only thing I would have changed is that we entered to Angkor Thom not through the South Gate, more tipical,and nicer but though the East Gate. The guide was very well documented and answered all our qüestions, and also took pictures of us in nice points he knew . We were really a small group of about 8 which make very easy going through the visit. The guide excellent and with very good manners, very very nice I'm sorry I can't remember his name
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
An excellent tour. The temples were amazing and our guide, 'Mr Phearom' was very knowledgeable, had very good English, a great sense of humour and was able to advise on local dishes at the restaurant. Very good value.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
The Angkor Wat complex is huge. I would not attempt to do it on your on, unless you have unlimited time and your own car. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. He knew how to dodge some of the crowds as well as good spots for photos. It was a day well spent.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
There were 6 of us on the tour and the guides name was Noy who explained the history as we went around, it made for a very interesting day, He readily answered any questions we asked. The driver of the very comfortable, air cooled bus was always waiting with cold water after each temple. A lot of walking and steep stairs are involved but boy is it worth it. The different temples take your breath away. Noy certainly looked after us and i would recommend Viator and Noy to all who are interested in visiting the wonders of Angkor Wat.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
Even though i was extremely tired when i reached the hotel late afternoon, looking back it was one of the best days i had as a tourist— the temples are breathtaking, the guide (Sarat) was very patient (brought us to all the best sites), and the weather was cooperative (mostly gloomy but no rain).
• Submitted 30 Jan 2018
It was a well organized tour with enough time to view all the stated sites in the list. Our tour guide was excellent as well and very knowledgeable on tour sites. Will definitely recommend this others.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Excellent tour. Chin was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly, answered our questions and took us.to nice spots to take pictures. I highly recommend it!
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
This tour is Amazing and worth for price with a nice conditioning MPV with a driver and our tour guide Mr Noy. He is well known with the history of Cambodia and spoke very good English and knew in depth about the Cambodian culture and history The tour time was just the right duration.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
My small group Angkor Wat tour was excellent. My tour guide Noy speaks very good English and gave us very informative commentaries. We had ample time to take photos and lunch was relaxing over which we shared our stories with fellow tour members.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
Long day but alot to see and very interesting!
• Submitted 19 Dec 2017
Wonderful day, really informative attentive guide. Looked after the kids and adults. Brilliant.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018

In Brief

Location:
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Country:
Cambodia
Duration:
7 to 8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Instant Confirmation
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Day trip (destination A to B)