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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Temples of Angkor Extension

Exploring the Glories of a Bygone Khmer Civilization

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $775  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Depart: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lodging: 3 nights hotels (first class or deluxe option)
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Walking tours and cultural explorations.
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Visa Requirements

A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Cambodia. You can obtain your visa on arrival ($20 and one passport photo required).

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

With the haunting remains of temples and shrines scattered across a tropical landscape, Angkor is a lasting monument to the glory of a bygone Khmer civilization and one of the wonders of the modern world. With a private guide, discover majestic temples adorned with intricate bas-reliefs or entwined by encroaching vegetation, climb up towers for sunset views of the countryside, contemplate the past as you pause beside huge moats and man-made lakes, and pass through imposing gateways decorated with colossal sculptured Buddha images. The extension includes a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating villages.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Bangkok / Siem Reap, Cambodia / Angkor National Museum

Morning flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia. After exiting through immigration, you are met by your guide for a transfer to the Angkor National Museum, with its wonderful collection of Cambodian artifacts showcasing the origins of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. After lunch at a local cafe, transfer to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight at hotel...L

Day 2
Angkor Wat / Angkor Thom

We begin our explorations of the glorious temples of Angkor with a visit to Angkor’s grandest and most inspiring temple complex: Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of over 500 acres. We explore its many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the temple. Intricately carved bas-reliefs extend the length of the outer walls and corridors, depicting mythological scenes of Hindu epics and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor’s construction. In the afternoon we visit the “Great City’ of Angkor Thom, whose centerpiece is the magnificent Bayon Temple, noted for its gigantic Boddhisattva sculptures and its remarkable bas-reliefs. We will see the South Gate with its impressive causeway flanked by gods and demons, the Elephant Terrace, and the Leper King Terrace, all within Angkor Thom (ancient city).  Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 3
Ta Promh / Banteay Srei

Huge fig, banyan, and kapok trees have grown throughout the temple monuments of Ta Promh, their giant roots often splitting open ancient Buddha sculptures with surreal effect. The site has a mysterious and evocative “forgotten city” feeling and is a favorite with visitors. After lunch at a local restaurant in Siem Reap, we discover the enchanting 10th century Banteay Srei Temple, the “Citadel of the Women,” beyond the main Angkor complex. It seems as if the temple, which is in an amazing state of preservation, was designed to leave no space undecorated, and its extraordinary fine carvings in pink sandstone are quite unique. Overnight at hotel...BL

Day 4
Tonle Sap Lake / Siem Reap / Bangkok

Morning boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, and explore the floating village of Kampong Khleang and its forest of stilted houses. A visit inside a local home allows you to learn firsthand about life on the lake before returning to Siem Reap for lunch. Time permitting, visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor,” a school promoting the arts and crafts of Cambodia. Transfer to the airport for an afternoon or evening flight to Bangkok...BL

Extension Cost

Valid through September 30, 2014

First Class Option

4-Star Victoria Angkor Hotel (Superior room)

$775 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $320
Solo traveler: $1225
Internal airfare: $625 (subject to change)

Deluxe Option

5-Star La Residence d’Angkor (Deluxe riverside room)

$1150 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $680
Solo traveler: $1950
Internal airfare: $625 (subject to change)

Note: when this extension is taken with the Indochine Culinary Expedition, extension airfare is $275 Saigon-Siem Reap, subject to change)

Note: A holiday season surcharge applies between December 22, 2013–January 4, 2014 for the Victoria Angkor Hotel only. Call for prices for La Residence d’Angkor.

All costs subject to change

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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Services of local English-speaking guide
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Activities as indicated and entrance fees for activities listed
  • Ground transportation and transfers as indicated
  • Bottled water while sightseeing

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

International airfare; any additional hotel nights that may be needed before or after your extension; airport departure taxes; any meals not specified after each itinerary day; still or sparkling water at any meals; gratuities to local guides, drivers, and transfer agents; pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations; visa fees (if applicable); travel insurance; any other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, sodas, laundry, etc.).

Victoria Angkor Hotel

Victoria Angkor Hotel (First Class Option)

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Siem Reap, Cambodia

With its enchanting 1930s-era colonial architecture and beautiful gardens, the Victoria Angkor is an atmospheric place to stay while visiting the ...
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La Résidence d’Angkor

La Résidence d’Angkor (Deluxe Option)

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Siem Reap, Cambodia

La Résidence d’Angkor is an intimate, luxury Khmer-style hotel set within a beautiful walled garden. Light and airy guest rooms are ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.