4 days

Angkor Extension

Angkor Extension

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat

Angkor Thom's stone-carved human faces

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  • The extensive archaeological zone of Angkor is among the greatest temple complexes in the world. The site includes the ancient city area of Angkor Thom, with its multitude of stone-carved, human faces that stand as silent witnesses to former days of glory, and Ta Prohm, a temple complex that has been reclaimed by the creeping jungle. We feel like real adventurers in this fascinating place and have plenty of time for exploration and discovery.

    Angkor is South East Asia’s greatest manmade marvel, and among the greatest temple complexes in the world. Banteay Srei is another favourite, and a place worthy of its name ‘citadel of beauty’. This trip leaves visitors feeling like real adventurers, with plenty of time to discover – and photograph – this beautiful icon and the ancient trees that entangle it.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Siem Reap

    • Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
    Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Siem Reap

    • Siem Reap is your base for visiting the world-famous temples in the ancient city of Angkor, home to the powerful Khmer Empire that held sway from 802 AD to 1350 AD.
    • You will spend a full day visiting the amazing temples of Angkor on a guided tour. Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone.
    • The impressive Bayon temple is the centrepiece. Angkor Wat is the largest and most complete structure. It is the only one of Angkor's temples with its entrance facing to the west (the others face east), the reason being that it was constructed as a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and a westerly countenance was seen to represent a sunset.
    • Ta Prohm temple is an incredible sight, with large trees embedding themselves in the stone foundations of the structure. This demonstrates the true feebleness of man’s creations when confronted by the powerful force of nature.
    Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Siem Reap

    • Your ticket for the Angkor ruins enables you to spend more time exploring this memorable archaeological area.
    • It is an early morning start as you travel out to Banteay Srei, famous for its detailed and intricate stone carvings. It is not a big temple, but has been sometimes referred to as ‘the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art’.
    • Back at the main temple complex, Preah Khan contains a maze of vaulted corridors and is another complex that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Sala Bai Hotel School where underprivileged local youths learn skills that enable them to find gainful employment in the hospitality industry. You will enjoy a lunch prepared by students at the school (closed on public and school holidays when you will dine at an alternative restaurant).
    Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 4 - Siem Reap

    • Your Angkor trip extension will finish after breakfast. The hotel checkout time is midday.
    Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • The services of Peregrine’s expert English-speaking local tour leader throughout the tour.
    • Arrival transfer
    • Transport within the tour
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees.
    • Accommodation: 3 nights comfortable hotel
    • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch.

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Insurance
    • Other meals
    • Any optional tours and activities during free time
    • Tips and items of a personal nature

    Safety Information

    It is recommended that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information prior to your departure.Peregrine strongly recommends the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Please leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Most of our hotels will have a safety deposit box, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

    Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and Peregrine makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

    FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.

    TRAFFIC AND DRIVING CONDITIONS: Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Be aware that traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home.

    PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY: While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.

    SWIMMING POOLS: You may stay at hotels with unfenced pools and no life guard on duty.

    BALCONIES: Some hotel balconies don't meet western standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm.

    SEAT BELTS: Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.

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Start City: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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