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Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

1. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat: Small-Group Sunrise Tour

Begin with an early pickup from your hotel at 4.30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle, and travel to the main entrance of the Angkor Wat to admire the stunning sunrise over this ancient and mysterious complex. Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to marvel at the Bayon and Baphoun temples with their 54 towers and 216 faces of Buddhisatva Avalokesvara. Listen as your guide explains historical facts about the Temples and the Khmer empire. After lunch, see the Terrace of the Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King known as the royal viewing platform and the stage of the king’s great audience hall. Enter Ta Prohm Temple and view the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. Finally, go to Banteay Kdei temple which was built by the King Jayavarman VII in the late of 12th century before returning to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat: 2-Day Sunrise and Floating Village Tour

2. Angkor Wat: 2-Day Sunrise and Floating Village Tour

Day 1Begin with an early pickup and travel to the main entrance of the Angkor Wat. Admire the stunning sunrise over this ancient and mysterious complex. Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom to marvel at the Bayon and Baphoun temples.  Hear historical facts about the place from your expert guide. Enjoy lunch before visiting the Terrace of the Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King. Visit the beautiful Ta Prohm Temple and the  Banteay Kdei temple on your way back. Day 2Visit Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Next, head off towards the floating village and discover the tall, stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, and the natural landscape of the Mangrove Forest. Enjoy an optional tour through the flooded Mangroves forest and experience the local fauna and flora. Finally, admire the breathtaking sunset over the lake at the end of the day.

Angkor Wat: Guided Sunrise Bike Tour w/ Breakfast and Lunch

3. Angkor Wat: Guided Sunrise Bike Tour w/ Breakfast and Lunch

Explore Angkor Wat under a breathtaking sunrise on this morning bike tour with a local guide. See historical monuments and cap it off with a traditional Cambodian meal. After being picked up from your accommodation, your guide will take you to the best spots in Angkor Wat to witness the colorful sunrise. Then, you will go through the Angkor central complex and hear about the history and symbolism of the temple. Once you have discovered Angkor Wat and had breakfast, proceed with the bike tour down the trails behind Angkor Wat. Follow tracks that take you through small villages in the Angkor Wat complex, and see how the locals go about their daily lives. From there, visit other sites such as the Angkor Thom City, Bayon Temple, Preah Khan temple, and the Tomb Raider temple. End your day by having a traditional Cambodian meal with a large spread of local dishes, followed by a quick siesta.

Angkor Wat: Small Group Sunrise Tour

4. Angkor Wat: Small Group Sunrise Tour

Discover ancient Cambodian history on this early morning 1-day trip. See a stunning sunrise, visit Angkor Wat, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. The tour begins with a pickup from your hotel before sunrise. Head to Angkor Wat archaeological site. Soak up the atmosphere of Angkor from the edge of one of the ancient library pools and enjoy a colorful sunrise. Learn about the history of this famous temple from your guide as you explore the interior of the great temple. Discover the corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces. After visiting Angkor Wat, enjoy a picnic breakfast nearby the temple. Continue to Bayon temple, a world-famous landmark built by King Jayavarman VII. Learn about Bayon's many uses, including a place for worship, education, and administration. Explore the ancient Ta Prohm Temple and marvel at the structure covered in trees and massive roots. Fans of Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider will recognize this iconic temple. Before going back your hotel, Go to discover the biggest local market in Siem Reap called Phsar Leu Thom Thmey market and walk in between food stalls to look for the best Cambodian specialties. You can try Cambodian dishes such as sticky rice, egg noodles, or even fried spiders and scorpions.

Siem Reap: Private Multi-Stop Jeep and Boat Tour in Angkor

5. Siem Reap: Private Multi-Stop Jeep and Boat Tour in Angkor

This quick getaway to Siem Reap offers a guided jeep tour of Angkor, one of Cambodia’s most iconic and historic cities, including transportation and local meals. Visit the Phare Circus, Ta Prohm, Bayon Temple, and more. Enjoy a private cruise to the floating village. Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap and visit the Phare CircusYour adventure starts with a meet and greet with your guide and driver at the airport, followed by a transfer straight to your accommodation for a few hours of rest. In the evening, head out to have a Khmer dinner at the famous HAVEN restaurant, with its unique setting and beautiful garden. Then, go see a Phare Circus performance that combines local traditions with innovation and creativity. Day 2: Visit Ta Prohm and Banteay SreiStarting in the morning, travel by jeep to Ta Prohm, pausing to collect your entry pass at the archaeological park entrance. Ta Prohm’s crumbling towers and root-embraced walls make it one of the most picturesque and atmospheric ruins in the Angkor complex. After exploring this iconic temple, have lunch at Srah Srang, then visit Banteay Srei. This red sandstone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures. Its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings which have been preserved remarkably well. Day 3: Angkor Sunrise and Angkor Thom SunsetRising at the crack of dawn, take a deep breath and get ready to experience the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the most beautiful sunrise at Angkor Wat. Enjoy the views and learn how the rising sun brings the temples to life. Then, head down to explore the ancient temple at its most atmospheric, bathed in the warm glow of the morning sun. After exploring Angkor Wat, you’ll return to your accommodation and have time to rest before exploring the walled city of Angkor Thom. From Angkor Thom, continue to Bayon Temple. Located at the center of the city, see why this temple is also known as the “Giant Face Temple.” Your guide will point out the most interesting of the detailed bas reliefs illustrating everyday life in the Angkorian era. The tour concludes at the vast moat of Angkor Thom complex, where you’ll get to take a peaceful sunset cruise on a rowboat while enjoying canapés (hors d'oeuvre) and drinks. Day 4: Tour to Rouluos Temples and the Floating VillagePrepare to travel back in time to one of the earliest capitals in the Angkor area, Hariharalaya, now known as the Rouluos Group. Then, head to Kampong Pluk. Hop aboard a private boat to visit a floating village built entirely on stilts in the Tonle Sap, the lake at Cambodia’s center. See the little school, Buddhist temple, and shops before puttering off to a nearby floating fishing village. Day 5: Depart Siem ReapOn the final day of the tour, start with a filling breakfast before checkout time at the hotel. A jeep will be waiting to take you to the airport in Siem Reap. If planning to stay in Angkor longer, your guide will recommend some activities to do in the area.

Angkor Wat: Half-Day Sunrise Vespa Tour with Lunch

6. Angkor Wat: Half-Day Sunrise Vespa Tour with Lunch

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Angkor Wat on a vespa. See more of the site's famous locations in less time, enjoy commentary from your local guide, and feast on a delicious breakfast and lunch. Meet your driver bright and early, receive your helmet, and hop on the back of your vespa to make your way to Angkor Wat where you will meet the rest of your group. Feel the cool morning breeze and take in the soft morning light as you walk over to your perfect sunrise-viewing spot. Watch the temple come to life with light as you then walk through its unforgettable paths, marvelling at the intricate ancient carvings on its façades and the twisting roots coming through its walls. Learn about one of the greatest Kingdoms in Cambodia from your historian guide before enjoying breakfast outside the temple complex. The itinerary includes other famous sites including the walled city of Angkor Thom, the Bayon with its many faces, and the Ta Prohm Temple — or the 'Tomb Raider' temple where the movie was filmed. Listen as your guide provides insider tips about past life in Angkor Wat and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.    After the tour, head to Sras Srang reservoir to have lunch before riding back to your hotel around 2PM.

Angkor Wat: Full-Day Sunrise Private Tour with Local Guide

7. Angkor Wat: Full-Day Sunrise Private Tour with Local Guide

Join an unforgettable experience on this private sunrise tour of Angkor Wat. Follow a local guide and explore the Angkor complex before the crowds. Learn about local culture as you take in highlights including the jungle temple of Ta Prohm. Begin your tour with an early pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, start your adventure by climbing the main entrance of the Angkor Wat and admiring the stunning sunrise over the site and all the surrounding temples. Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom comprises the renowned Bayon and Baphoun temples originally made up of 54 towers and 216 faces of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. During the visit, learn the historical facts of the Angkor Temples and the Khmer empire and all the main Angkor architectural elements from your guide. After lunch (at your own expense), pass by both the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, known as the royal viewing platform and the stage of the king’s great audience hall. Next, head to Ta Prohm Temple, known as the “jungle temple” or “tree temple,” referring to the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. Marvel at the gigantic roots of the trees embracing the ruins that have made it one the Angkor’s most popular temples. End your tour with a visit to Banteay Kdei, a temple built by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. After your visit, get dropped off back at your hotel in Siem Reap.

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We had a blast. Vuthy is very funny, it was a pleasure to have him as a guide especially when we had to spend 8 hours with! We started with the sunrise, Vuthy and James the driver were on time and always helpful. We booked a private tour for 5, including one child under 12. Vuthy explained everything we would want to know and more. But probably the best thing was his creativity when taking our photographs. He took so many wonderful photos, we will treasure them forever. Thanks Vuthy and James for making our Angkor Wat experience even more wonderful!

Such an amazing experience! Our guide Sovann and driver Marco were some of the friendliest people we met on our trip, and we'd absolutely recommend working with them. Very knowledgeable, great delivery and photo skills, and excellent food choices and recommendations.

The tour of Angkor Wat and the others temples was great. Sam was a great tour guide and spoke very good English. We learned a great deal regarding the history of the temples and the meaning of the various carvings.

Great experience! Our guide vuthy explained the history of the temples to us very well and took the time to show us the best places to avoid the crowds and take beautiful photos

All was good! From the pick up, the tour, the guide.. they even provide cold water to quench our thirst. Very good.