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

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

Activity provider: Journey Cambodia
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From US$ 49 per person

Discover the best of Siem Reap Temples in two short days - with your expert guide, soak up the dawn atmosphere at Angkor Wat before exploring its majestic temples. On the second day, admire the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei Temple.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

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
Full description
Day 1 – Full Day 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 century. Begin with pre-dawn departure (between 4:20 and 5:00 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 after lunch at a local restaurant.   Day 2 – Full Day Banteay Srei Temples   After 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, that 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 with in 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.
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 ($37, valid for a 2-day visit until December 31, 2022)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

4.8 /5

based on 216 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The 2 day tour was fantastic ! Great itinerary led by Sokpee, our tour guide, who has extensive knowledge of each temple we visited. His friendly personality and professionalism made the trip very pleasurable. Our driver was so helpful, especially with the chilled waters and cool towels. He was always and smiling which made the tour even more enjoyable. The temples were outstanding and easy to explore. I thoroughly enjoyed both days and I highly recommend this tour to you.

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May 15, 2022

Die Tour war gut organisiert und unser Guide hatte viel Erfahrung. Das Auto hat eine Klimaanlage, was der grosse Vorteil gegenüber den Tuk-Tuks ist. Wir hatten Glück und waren nur zu zweit auf der Tour, aber sie machen Gruppen von bis zu 15 Personen. Je nach Gruppengrösse würde dann für einen ähnlichen Preis ein privater Guide drinliegen. Für meinen Geschmack war unser Guide ein bisschen zu fokussiert auf Fakten und weniger auf Geschichten - und konnte uns mit den Erklärungen deshalb nicht richtig mitreissen.

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April 24, 2022

Absolutely excellent tour! Our guide Mr Bun was so informative and interesting, he gave us all the time we wanted at each temple and also very kindly offered to take pictures of me and my partner throughout the tours! We were also given as much cold water as we wanted which was really appreciated given the heat! The route they took us on was also excellent, we saw a great variety of temples and found out loads about them. Communication with the company and Mr Bun was also excellent, they sent us WhatsApps responding to any questions and communicating key details, and offering advice. Could not recommend more, and from talking to other people I know we got a far more interesting and thorough temple tour than most!

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March 13, 2022

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