Day 1: Welcome to Cambodia. We pick you up from the airport and bring you to Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel where we inform you about the tour and hand you over a welcome gift. In the afternoon our tour leader will pick you up from the hotel for a visit to the Rolous Group. These were the first temples built and was the capital of Indravarman (877-889) the group is made up of the three temples of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. Many of the later temples in the Angkor complex are based on these earlier temples. Then we call it a day and head back to Angkor
Spirit Hotel where we can refresh with a dip in the swimming pool.
Day 2: After breakfast, our guide and tuktuk (3 wheel motorcycle with carriage) will bring you to the world-renowned Angkor Wat temple complex. Here we will visit the Angkor Wat temple, Bayon (Angkor Thom) and Ta Prom where the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. These magnificent temples will give you a good impression of the Angkor period.
Day 3: On this day we will start our private Jeep tour, with driver and tour leader, and visit the ruins of one of the best preserved temples Bantey Srei (women’s temple) and the Kbal Spean on the slopes of the Kulen Mountains. We will reach these places by small dirt tracks where we can observe the farmers and their livestock walking in rice fields and along the roads. At Kbal Spean we will walk uphill for about 40 minutes, to see the ancient carvings in the riverbeds. Late afternoon we will bring you back to your accommodation.
Day 4: In the morning we will visit the mysterious 12th century temple in the middle of the jungle in Beng Melea. This temple is heavily overrun by vegetation, like tress, vines and moss. The real Indiana Jones experience. After this we will visit Koh Ker, which was the capital from 928 and 944 AD and lays 3 hours northeast of Angkor. The temple is partially overgrown by trees and not being visited vey often because of the location.
Day 5: We hope you enjoyed the temple tour. We will transfer you to the airport, for your departure flight, where we say goodbye and hope to welcome you back to our beloved country.
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