9. Siem Reap: Private 4-Day Angkor Wat and Phnom Kulen Tour
Get picked up by your driver and tour guide in the morning and head to the Phnom Kulen National Park. Here, you can visit stunning natural waterfalls and explore the River of 1000 Lingas. In the afternoon, stop at Kampong Phluk, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in South East Asia. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Siem Reap.
Start your day at 08:30 am with a visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Take some time to explore South Gate Angkor Tom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, North Khleang, and South Khleang. Then visit some smaller temples off the beaten track such as Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and Ta Keo. Enjoy lunch in a delicious local restaurant before heading to the jungle temple of Ta Prohm, where the Tomb Raider movie was shot. Afterward, get dropped off back at your hotel in Siem Reap.
Leave your hotel at 08:30 am and head to Preah Khan. Take some time to explore this vast monastic complex. Next, visit the temple of Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon, Pre Rup, and Banteay Kdei. Stop for lunch before heading to Angkor Wat. Enjoy some free time to explore this incredible monument at your own leisure, before heading back to your hotel in Siem Reap.
Rise early today and watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat for the experience of a lifetime. Next, head to Banteay Samre and Banteay Srei, two of the most intricately carved temples in all of Angkor. Arrive before the masses of crowds and enjoy a visit to a traditional Khmer village and palm sugar plantation. You may choose to visit the Landmine Museum located nearby for a cost of $5 per person. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Roluos Temple Group. Here, marvel at a selection of monuments and temples representing the remains of Hariharalaya, the first major capital of the Khmer Empire. Get dropped off back at your accommodation at the end of the day.
Alternatively, if you are not interested in visiting the mountain, then choose the tour option 'Tour without National Park'. The itinerary of this option is similar to the other option, however, the only difference is you will not visit National Park Phnom Kulen.