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From Siem Reap: 2-Day Small Group Temples Sunrise Tour

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

From Siem Reap: 2-Day Small Group Temples Sunrise Tour

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the best of Siem Reap's temples, experience the Grand Circuit, and soak up the dawn atmosphere at Angkor Wat before exploring its majestic temples.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • See a sunrise view at the world’s largest sacred building at Angkor Wat
  • Explore the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom city and Bayon Temple
  • Visit beautiful temples outside Angkor Thom city including Banteay Srei Temple
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

Day 1 – Full Day Banteay Srei Temples and Grand Circuit Temple   Start your 2 days with pick-up from your hotel around 8:00 AM, you’ll head off to visit the most interesting temples outside Angkor Thom city. Your first stop is Pre Rup Hindu Temple, built in 961 or 962, which combines laterite and sandstone construction. Then, drive to the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei – the detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest and most skilfully crafted in Cambodia.   On the return journey, visit Neak Pean, a Buddhist temple on a circular artificial island within Jayatataka Baray, then continue to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures. Construction was commissioned by the prolific temple builder Jayavarman VII in honor of his father and a visit to this smaller site makes for an interesting contrast with the more imposing Angkor Wat. Preah Khan is currently being restored by the World Monument Fund and in places is in remarkably good condition. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Siem Reap after a memorable day of exploration. Day 2 – Temples of Angkor with Sunrise   Spend your day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, a site full of temples built between the 19th and 13th centuries. Begin with pre-dawn departure (between 4:15 and 4:40 AM) from your hotel to catch the sunrise outside of Angkor Wat. Then, explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough 2 hours discovering its corridors, central chambers, and upper terraces. Your expert guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings and give you insight into life during the height of the Khmer Empire. End your visit to Angkor with breakfast just outside the temple.   Continue the morning with a visit to the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side – gods to the left and demons to the right – and the fortified city of Angkor Thom. See its beautifully crafted central towers, covered in more than 200 enormous faces, before exploring the famous central terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants. Finish your day with a visit to the temple Ta Prohm, once home to almost 3,000 monks. Return to your hotel at approximately 1:00 PM.  

Includes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Temples entrance fee (a 2-3 day pass costs $62.00 USD per person)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • Your knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
  • An additional surcharge of $37 for the Angkor Pass is payable on the day of your activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 275 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This is the efficient tour to visit the major temples in Siem Reap. There may be another tours that allow you to visit more temples, but I think this is enough because it becomes that I cannot see the differences from other temples as the tour goes on. The guide Mr. Sokpee is knowledgeable, there is no question he cannot answer, and enthusiastic to tell us about the history of the temples. The driver is always attentive, gave us wet towels and water when we backed to the bus. If you come to Siem Reap, you should start with this tour.

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January 25, 2023

Big compliments to Mr Souron and the driver Mr Sal. Even if the tour through the temples was very exhausting at times, our tour guide always made an effort to ensure our well-being. Both were extremely friendly and accommodating. His knowledge of the history of the temples is very impressive and I experienced and learned more than I expected in these two days! I can only recommend this very nice tour guide and his driver. Thank you for this unforgettable experience at Angkor Wat

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January 22, 2023

I would highly recommend the 2 day tour, we got to see Soo much and it really helps having the history explained to you by someone local. Mr Bun and our driver Usa were brilliant. Mr Bun really ensured we bonded as a group and that we had fun. I was a female solo traveler and this was perfect for me.

January 13, 2023

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