The temples of Angkor and the southern islands - Seripheap

The temples of Angkor and the southern islands

From the classic visit of the majestic temples of Angkor to a moment of relaxation on the splendid beaches of the island of Koh Rong, you will also enjoy the vibrant capital Phnom Penh .

Day 1Welcome to Siem Reap

Day 1Welcome to Siem Reap

  • Welcome by your driver upon your arrival at the airport. Transfer and installation at your hotel. Rest of the day free.

    Rooms available from 2 p.m. If you arrive a little early and your room isn't ready yet, you can drop off your bags at reception before going for a walk in town or relaxing by the pool.
    
  • Day without guide

Meal and accommodations

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel

Day 2The majestic Angkor temples

Day 2The majestic Angkor temples

  • Day visit in a tuktuk of the marvelous temples of Angkor located around and inside the Angkor Thom .

    You will notably discover Angkor Wat, symbol of the apogee of the Khmer Empire under the Angkorian era. Inside Angkor Thom, discover Bayon and its many towers with gigantic faces, Baphuon and its gigantic 40m reclining Buddha statue, Phimeanakas, the Terrasse des Elephants and its wide variety of sculptures, but also the Terrasse du Roi Leper.

    Continue by Ta Prohm famous for its huge trees with sprawling aerial roots and conclude with a sunset from the heights of Phnom Bakheng.

    (attention: Phnom Bakheng is prohibited for children under 12 years old and the authorities limit access to 300 people at sunset, thus creating a queue)

     Possibility of making the visits in the opposite direction to avoid the crowds. Just let your guide know at the start of the day.
    
     Temples are sacred places, avoid short clothes, cover your shoulders and wear pants or a long skirt.
    
     In order to preserve these fragile monuments, it is forbidden to touch the sculptures or to sit on elements of the temple.
    
     In Cambodian culture, it is offensive to heckle inside a sacred place, calm and respect are key words.
    
     It is not recommended to buy items or sweets from child sellers, this only encourages begging and the practice of skipping school, prefer a donation to an association if it is important to you.
    
     If you wish to photograph the monks (called Bonzes), you must obtain their permission beforehand. In addition, you must not touch them, they have the right to touch you but not the opposite.
    
  • English-speaking guide included on this day
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Aviary

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel

1h 30m-55km
Kampong Kleang
1h-32km

Day 3The immensity of the Tonle Sap lake

Day 3The immensity of the Tonle Sap lake

  • In the morning, take the direction of the village of Kampong Kleang located on Tonlé Sap lake around 1h30 by car from Siem Reap. You embark on a private boat to discover and visit floating villages.

  • Back in town for Lunch

    Visit the Lotus Farm by Samatoa, a unique production workshop in the world presenting the method of manufacturing the most ecological fabric from lotus fiber. After a presentation of the sacred lotus flower and its meaning in Asian cultures, you will observe each step in the creation of this rare fabric, prized by great fashion designers: harvesting the stems; spinning, which consists of transforming the fibers into a high-quality yarn; weaving to arrive at the finished product; and finally the recycling of unused parts of the plant for medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic purposes.

    Continue the road to Phnom Krom mountain. From up there, you will have a beautiful view of all the surrounding rice fields. In addition, you can visit the temple and the pagoda of Phnom Krom, at the top of the mountain. The place is ideal to admire the sunset.

  • English-speaking guide included on this day
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Aviary

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel

1h-50km
20m-14km
1h-40km

Day 4Banteay Srey, the women citadel

Day 4Banteay Srey, the women citadel

  • After about 45 minutes of driving, we start the day with a visit to the Angkor Center for the Protection of Biodiversity. We will be able to see the efforts made by local and international teams to protect endangered local species: turtles and other reptiles, birds and rare mammals. Children and animal lovers will be enchanted by this discovery and awareness visit.

  • We then begin the short hike necessary to reach the site of Kbal Spean nicknamed "the underwater temple". Ruins of temples dating from the 9th century border a river whose bed is strewn with carved lingas. A small waterfall near the protected sacred site will allow us to cool off or even swim there (bring a small towel).

    Very accessible hike of around 1.5 km (or 3 km round trip) with a small elevation gain over the last 700 meters. Bring walking shoes/sneakers as the path is quite rocky.
    
  • Continue with the visit of Banteay Srey temple, smaller than the gigantic Angkor Wat or Bayon. This pink sandstone temple nicknamed "The Citadel of Women" is known for the refinement of bas-reliefs and sculptures that adorn its walls and columns.

    Then, discover the Banteay Samre temple.

  • Possibility of replacing this day with the Grand Circuit of Angkor with the temples of Preah Khan, Neak Pean, the eastern Mebon, etc.

  • English-speaking guide included on this day
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Aviary

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel

1h-400km
1h-20km
Koh Rong

Day 5On the way to coastal sweetness

Day 5On the way to coastal sweetness

  • Your driver drops you off at Siem Reap airport for your flight to Sihanoukville.

  • After landing and collecting your luggage, a driver awaits you at the airport to take you to the pier of Sihanoukville, a southern seaside town with beautiful sandy beaches and gateway to the paradise islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in particular.

  • Boat transfer to Koh Rong from Sihanoukville pier. Our team on site will be waiting for you at the pier to give you your boat tickets.

     The boat staff will take half of your ticket. Save the other half for the return!
    
  • Once arrived at destination, we check in at the hotel; The rest of the day is free.

  • No guide is included on this day
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Aviary

Accommodation: Long Set Resort / Deluxe Pool View

Koh Rong

Day 6-7On the white sand of Koh Rong

Day 6-7On the white sand of Koh Rong

  • Free day at your convenience

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Long Set Resort

Accommodation: Long Set Resort / Deluxe Pool View

Koh Rong
1h-20km
3h-270km

Day 8Welcome to Phnom Penh

Day 8Welcome to Phnom Penh

  • Return trip by boat to Sihanoukville. Boat departure planned for XXX

  • Upon arrival in Sihanoukville, a driver will meet you at the pier for a final transfer by road to Phnom Penh.

  • Once arrived at destination, we check in at the hotel; The rest of the day is free.

  • No guide is included on this day
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Long Set Resort

Accommodation: Iroha Garden Hotel & Resort / Comfort Balcony Pool View

Day 9Phnom Penh, bustling city

Day 9Phnom Penh, bustling city

  • Meet with your guide and your tuktuk for departure from the hotel at 8 a.m.
    
  • Discover the famous Wat Phnom which gave its name to the capital. The "hill pagoda" is the highest point of Phnom Penh.

  • Let's continue with the National Museum and discover one of the most important collections of Khmer art: 14,000 sculptures and ethnographic objects, mostly from the temples of Angkor .

  • Let's then visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, true jewels of Khmer architecture built in the mid-19th century.

    The dress code at the Royal Palace is quite strict: shoulders and knees must be covered. Wearing a mask is compulsory.
    
  • Visit of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21), the largest detention and torture center under the Pol Pot regime and the Khmer Rouge which will reveal a very painful chapter to you of the history of Cambodia.

  • At the end of the afternoon, embark on a boat trip on the Mekong and the Tonlé Sap and enjoy an atypical view of Phnom Penh and a magnificent sunset.

  • English-speaking guide included on this day
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Accommodation: Iroha Garden Hotel & Resort / Comfort Balcony Pool View

7km
Départ Phnom Penh

Day 10Have a good flight and welcome back!

Day 10Have a good flight and welcome back!

  • Free program before your evening transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport (included; we will organize the transfer according to your flight schedule).

     Note: you must leave your room before noon. If your flight is in the evening, you can leave your suitcases at the hotel reception for a last walk around town.
    
Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Part of Nomadays
Made locally for you

Hello

I am Cyrille from "Seripheap". Send us your request, and we will answer you within 48 hours.
Call us at
+855 16 47 47 42