Embark for a two-days private tour to discover and explore the magnificent and enigmatic Angkor Wat temples and Siem Reap area including Kompong Phluk floating village on the TonLe Sap lake. Let our English-speaking guide leads to discover fascinating historical facts and anecdote about the ancient temples while you will end your day tour admiring the sunset over Angkor Wat and all surrounding temples.On Day two, discover Cambodian’s traditional life on TonLe Sap lake by visiting the Kompong Phluk floating village. After lunch, you will head back to Siem Reap’s main touristic interest such as the old market, the Angkor museum and a visit to the Artisans d’Angkor where you will be invited to create your own stone carving.
Tour guide includeDay 1Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel around 8:30 am (please make sure you provide your hotel information at time of booking).You will head to the south gate of Angkor Thom followed by the Angkor Thom (comprises of renowned Bayon Temples which was made up of 54 towers and 216 faces of Buddhisatva Avalokesvara) and Baphoun temples which was one the most spectacular temples during the Angkor empire heyday.Pass by the Terrace of Elephant, which was used for the public ceremonies and served as the stage for the king’s grand audience hall, the Terrace of leper king (one of Angkor’s mysteries), and the ancient Royal Palace Phimeanakas.Continue to Ta Prohm Temple, known as the “jungle temple” or “tree temple” referring to the lush trees surrounding the temple’s stones. The gigantic roots of the trees embracing the ruins have made it one the Angkor’s most popular temples.A typical Cambodian lunch will be served a local restaurant our tour guide will recommend you or you can choose by your own.You will spend the afternoon to discover Banteay Kdei temple which was built by the King Jayavarman VII in the late of 12th century. Afterwards visit the WORLD HERITAGE SITE which is well known as Angkor Wat which is one of the most important archaeological site in South-east Asia which was built by the great Khmer King Soriyavaraman II in the early on 12th century dedicated to Vishnu God Hindu religion.You will be dropped back at your hotel in Siem ReapDay 2On the next day, direction to the great TonLe Sap lake (the biggest fresh water lake in South-east Asia) which will give you a fascinating insight of the real Cambodian life. Drive may takes around 45 minutes from Siem Reap.You will be invited to ride on a private boat leading to floating village of Kompong Phluk (traditional Khmer floating Village located 30km from Siem Reap). Discover the tall stilted houses, floating hospital, fishery, old lifestyle of the country and the natural landscape of the flooded Mangroves forest. Boat ride lasts around 1h30 – 2 hours and may vary depending on the season.Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant on the way back to Siem Reap.The afternoon time will be dedicated to visit the Angkor National Museum, presenting one of the most immense and prestigious collection of Buddha statues and relics ever assembled in just one gallery. Visiting Artisan D'Angkor, a local NGO which aims to improve life of disadvantaged Cambodians from rural areas and enter their workshop where you will be conveyed to craft your own stone carving. You will be dropped back at your hotel in Siem Reap.