Angkor Without The Crowds

5 Days from US$999 per person

PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A JOIN-IN TOUR



A tour that takes you to all the main highlights of the Angkor temples the ABOUTAsia way - without the crowds - including Angkor Wat, the Bayon and Ta Prohm. With ever more people visiting the temples of Angkor each year it is not easy to avoid the masses, but using scientific footfall surveys at the main sights we know when they are at their quietest. This tour also offers a glimpse of authentic villages where mass tourism cannot follow. Travel by foot, ox-cart and boat through a landscape that is often little changed since the days of Jayavarman VII. Visits to one of the stilted villages on the Tonle Sap, to the jungle temple, Beng Mealea and the local markets of Siem Reap complete the tour.

ITINERARY DETAILS

day 1Arrive in Siem Reap where you will be met by your expert ABOUTAsia guide and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy your first taste of Angkor with a visit to Banteay Kdei temple followed by sunset drinks on the moat of Angkor Thom, a world away from the tourist crowds.

day 2A single, magical day at the temples following our well researched crowd avoidance itinerary, including Ta Prohm of ‘Tomb Raider’ fame, Angkor Thom: Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Preah Palilay, Phimeanakas, Baphuon, and the Bayon with its captivating stone faces. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast in a quite and secluded spot amongst the temples.(B)

day 3Take a private boat onto the Tonle Sap lake, the richest freshwater fishing ground in the world, to visit one of the authentic stilted villages (either Kompong Kleang or Kompong Phluk depending on water levels). A picnic lunch is included. In the afternoon head into the countryside to jungle-clad Beng Mealea temple which, in a much collapsed state, retains a very atmospheric feel. (B, L)

day 4Motor through the darkness of pre-dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat as we guide you to the best photo vantage points. Explore the temple in the hours immediately after sunrise when the temple is at its quietest. This afternoon take a journey of discovery by boat, ox-cart and on foot to visit villages little changed since the days of Jayavarman VII. End the day with a cocktail at ABOUTAsia´s country villa, Chandara overlooking the paddy fields with the option of adding on dinner. (B)

day 5Explore the Old Market for souvenirs or Psa Leu for a more local shopping experience. Visit the Artisans D´Angkor workshop and Theam´s House (depending on time) to see how local handicrafts are made. A private transfer will take you to the airport for your departure flight. (B)




TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Angkor Wat sunrise
  • Angkor Thom & the faces of the Bayon
  • Tonle Sap lake cruise
  • Beng Mealea
  • Countryside village tour
  • Markets and artisans' workshop tour

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

4 STAR HOTEL OPTIONS

High Season: (01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)

Shinta Mani Resort: $1,159 per person

Viroth’s Hotel: $999 per person


Low Season: (01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017)

Shinta Mani Resort: $1,109 per person

Viroth’s Hotel: $1,011 per person



Please Note:

  • From 1 February 2017 the cost of Angkor admission tickets will rise by up to US$22 per guest
  • Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Peak Season surcharges may apply

5 STAR HOTEL OPTIONS

High Season: (01 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)

Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor: $1,682 per person

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa: $1,196 per person


Low Season: (01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017)

Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor: $1,498 per person

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa: $1,133 per person



Please Note:

  • From 1 February 2017 the cost of Angkor admission tickets will rise by up to US$22 per guest
  • Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Peak Season surcharges may apply
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