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Gloria Angkor Hotel, Siem ReapSiem Reap
Just a 5 minute walk from the traditional local market Phsar Leu Thom Thmey. Gloria Angkor Hotel is a 10 minute drive from Angkor Wat Temple. Chong Kavsou Bus Station is half a mile away while Siem Reap International Airport is 6 miles from the hotel.
Travel Dates:6 October - 15 November 2015.
Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap 4-StarSiem Reap
In the center of Cambodia's historic city of Siem Reap, Angkor Paradise Hotel offers comfort, elegant, captivating and soothing accommodation of international standard to leisure and business travelers alike. The resort-style hotel is just a stone's throw away from the city's cultural and shopping hubs, local markets and other sights of interest.
Travel Dates:6 October - 15 November 2015.
Angkor Wat Adventure, 5 DaysCambodia
HIGHLIGHTS: Self-guided Package - Phnom Penh - Killing Fields - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat This is a self Guided package that includes all accommodation, transportation and activities as detailed in itinerary. Travel deep into rural Cambodia on this incredible 5-day trip that will leave you with unforgettable memories Begin your adventure in Phnom Penh and visit historical places such as the Angkor temples and the famous "Killing Fields". Discover the beautiful Cambodian countryside as you ride your quad bike through small villages and rice fields. Day 1: Arrival to Phnom Penh. Begin your 5 day Cambodia Experience in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Arrive in Phnom Penh today and check into your hotel. Day 2: Quad Bike Killing Fields Day Trip (Phnom Penh). On your second day, you will be picked up at your hostel and get to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, on an exciting tuk tuk ride. As a piece of information, "The Killing Fields" is the name given to numerous burial sites in Cambodia where huge numbers of people were killed and buried by the infamous Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979. Once there, take time to wander around this fascinating complex and learn about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge genocide through a captivating audio tour. After this visit, go off the beaten track and discover rural Cambodia by driving a quad bike through small villages and rice fields. Get the opportunity to see how local people live their simple lives and be charmed by their kindness and friendliness. After 1 hour of adventure on your quad bike, return to your hostel by tuk tuk. A bit of history: The Killing Fields is the name given to numerous burial sites in Cambodia where huge numbers of people were killed and buried by the infamous Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979. Over 20,000 mass grave sites have been found across Cambodia, estimates place the number of dead between 2 and 4 million. Many of these deaths were as a result of the Khmer Rouge policies that resulted in the disease and starvation of much of its population. Day 3: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap. Today you will be transferred from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap where you can have some time to relax before the visit of the famous temples of Angkor tomorrow. Day 4: Angkor Wat day tour (Siem Reap). You will be picked up in the morning and you will first visit the Angkor Thom complex. Bayon temple, with 54 towers and 216 faces of Budhhistsatva Avalokestesvara, is the highlight of all the temples in the center of Angkor Thom City. Then we continue to visit several other historic sites such as Baphoun, the Ancient Royal Palace, the Elephant terrace and Ta Prohm temple. Ta Prohm temple is the temple where gigantic tree roots have grown that was made famous by the Hollywood film "Tomb Raider" starring Angelina Jolie. Before we continue to other interesting sites, we will have lunch. After lunch, we will see the temple of Angkor Wat which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage since 1992. Finally we continue to Phnom Bakheng to enjoy watching sunset. After the sunset, we will drive you back to your hotel. A bit of history: Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world. Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, built by Tamil King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation - first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. In the late 13th century, Angkor Wat gradually moved from Hindu to Theravada Buddhist use, which continues to the present day. Angkor Wat is unusual among the Angkor temples in that although it was somewhat neglected after the 16th century it was never completely abandoned, its preservation being due in part to the fact that its moat also provided some protection from encroachment by the jungle. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Day 5: Siem Reap. Spend your last day in Siem Reap on day 5, your head full of great memories. Check out of your hotel this morning. End of trip.
Departing18 February 2015 -30 March 2016.
Angkor Wat Experience - IndependentCambodia
Day 1: Siem ReapArrive in Siem Reap and be transferred to your hotel.Day 2-3: Siem Reap - Angkor WatRise early to see Angkor Wat as the sun comes up. This Khmer colossus was built in the 12th century as a mausoleum to house King Suryavarman II. Then visit the historic temples of Angkor on a full-day guided tour. Witness Ankgor Thom, the ‘Great Royal City’ renowned for its enormous, stone-carved human faces. See the strange beauty of Ta Prohm, which has merged with the surrounding forest. There’s a lunch stop at Sala Bai training restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 4: Siem ReapYour trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning and you will have free time until your departure transfer.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinner
DepartingFrom 21-Jun-2015 to 03-Jan-2017
Secrets of AngkorCambodia
Day 1 Siem Reap/Angkor WatA vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.Day 2 Siem Reap/Banteay SreiMuch more than the gateway to the Angkor temples, Siem Reap has a rich cultural heritage spanning many centuries and a charming, laidback atmosphere. Banteay Srei is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Built in the 10th century, it consists of three rectangular enclosures and is incredibly ornate.Day 3 Siem Reap/Tonle SapSiem Reap, once a collection of small villages, is now a vibrant town full of great food, relaxed bars, beautiful countryside and cultural gems. Tonle Sap is a significant lake and river system that feeds into the Mekong in Cambodia's dry season and forms a large lake during its wet.
DepartingFrom 25-Apr-2015 to 02-Jan-2017
Wat's in Cambodia?, 6 DaysCambodia
HIGHLIGHTS: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP - ANGKOR. DAY 1-2: PHNOM PENH. Eat your heart out, starting with a nom banh chok from a local street vendor. Phnom Penh is a quirky mix of romantic Indo-China charm, poverty, modern development, friendly locals and cheeky tuk-tuk drivers. Tonight there will be a group meeting at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. Take a cyclo sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh. We recommend you take an optional visit to learn about the Khmer Rouge atrocities - the Choeung Ek Killing Fields and the infamous Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Free time to visit the Central Market, located in an old French colonial building - a good place to look for clothing or sarongs. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Phnom Penh city. Perhaps stop by the temple of Wat Phnom, the National Museum, Royal Palace and the French Quarter. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in a family's home. Included Activities: Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour of the city and Home cooked dinner in a family's home. DAY 3-6: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR. Time for the main event, which kicks off with sunset over the temples. A local tour guide will show you the ropes then you've got a free day to explore. How many faces can you count at Bayon? Leave Phnom Penh on a public bus and head towards Siem Reap (approx 7 hours). Walk around town on an orientation of Siem Reap and enjoy some local snacks on day 3. Take an informative day-long tour of the Angkor complex, visiting the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm and, of course, Angkor Wat on day 4. Free time to do some exploring of your own on day 5 and optional visit to the rose-coloured Banteay Srei Temple. Perhaps visit Banteay Srei, located about 30 kilometres north of Siem Reap - considered to be the best preserved of all of Cambodia's temples. Optional trip with into the countryside to discover facets of rural life with a local site guide. Optional boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake, passing floating fishing villages. Kick back in Siem Reap and just wander around the town, visiting its market, shops and restaurants. Get your heart pumping with the flight of the Gibbon zip line adventure where you can feel like a bird flying through the jungle. Time to say goodbye on day 6 and take your memories back home, you can depart anytime on this day. Included Activities : Siem reap - Full day Angkor sightseeing tour View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.
DepartingValid for select departures from 15 April 2015 -
Wats in Cambodia? (2015)Cambodia
Day 1-2: Phnom PenhTouch down in Phnom Penh and land hungry – it’s time to start filling your belly street-side. We recommend a nom banh chok and sugarcane juice. Fresh and fast and crazy tasty. Jump on a cyclo and get acquainted with the quirks of Cambodia’s capital and perhaps don your history hat and visit the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. Wrap things up with a home-cooked family meal.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3-5: Siem Reap - AngkorBus it to Siem Reap, then it’s time for the main event, which kicks off with sunset over the Angkor temples. A local tour guide will show you the ropes and give you the lowdown, then you've got a free day to explore the ancient kingdom. Indiana Jones–style. How many faces can you count at Bayon? How many games of hide and seek can you win at Angkor Wat?Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 6: If you’re feeling all templed out, spend your last day chillaxing in Siem Reap. There are massages, markets and food stalls galore. So rest up, shop up, eat up and go home full of the good stuff. Thanks Cambodge, it’s been rad.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinner
DepartingFrom 13-May-2015 to 02-Jan-2017
Phnom Penh Experience - IndependentCambodia
Day 1: Phnom PenhArrive in Phomn Penh and be transferred to your hotel.Day 2: Phnom PenhGain an insight into Cambodia’s recent tragedy on guided tours of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and chilling Choeung Ek Memorial. Following this, learn of a more illustrious era in the country’s history on a visit to the Royal Palace and its Silver Pagoda.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 3: Phnom PenhYour trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning and you will have free time until your departure transfer.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinner
DepartingFrom 20-Jun-2015 to 02-Jan-2016
Ancient Angkor WatSiem Reap
Day 1 Siem ReapArrive in Siem Reap at any time. Included arrival transfer to your hotel.Day 2 Angkor Complex (B)After breakfast you will be met at your hotel by a local guide and set out for the Angkor Complex (6km from town) for a private tour. You will start exploring the Angkor Temples including the south gate of Angkor Thom and all the way to the Bayon and circle around the Bayon temple. You will then continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. Its 50-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, you will visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. In the afternoon, you visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.Day 3 Angkor Complex (B)After breakfast, you will visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains an overgrown,oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. You take a drive to the rural outskirt 35km from the town and visit to BanTeay Srei, the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture. This is a small temple but with carvings which are impressive. In the afternoon, visit the local markets and school of arts called Artisan D’angkor for shopping.Day 4 Siem Reap (B)Depart Siem Reap at any time.
DepartingFrom 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2016
Day 1 BangkokLoud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.Days 2-4 Siem Reap/Angkor WatA vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.Day 5 Kompong ChamSituated on the mighty Mekong, Kompong Cham retains the charm of traditional Cambodia. Sit back and relax into its peaceful nature, French flavour and Khmer heritage.Day 6 Phnom PenhSitting on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is buzzing with modern life, while still retaining some of its French Colonial heritage.Day 7 HomestaySitting close to the greenery and beauty of the Kirirom National Park, Chambok provides serenity, an abundance of nature and a taste of traditional Khmer life.Days 8-9 SihanoukvilleSihanoukville - or Kompong Som to locals - is a small port town with long stretches of beach and beautiful, sleepy islands just off the coast.Day 10 Phnom PenhPhnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.Days 11-12 Ho Chi Minh CityFormerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.
DepartingFrom 31-May-2015 to 08-Jan-2017
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh CityFormerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.Day 2 Phnom PenhPhnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.Day 3 HomestaySitting close to the greenery and beauty of the Kirirom National Park, Chambok provides serenity, an abundance of nature and a taste of traditional Khmer life.Days 4-5 SihanoukvilleSihanoukville - or Kompong Som to locals - is a small port town with long stretches of beach and beautiful, sleepy islands just off the coast.Day 6 Phnom PenhSitting on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is buzzing with modern life, while still retaining some of its French Colonial heritage.Day 7 Kompong ChamSituated on the mighty Mekong, Kompong Cham retains the charm of traditional Cambodia. Sit back and relax into its peaceful nature, French flavour and Khmer heritage.Days 8-10 Siem Reap/Angkor WatA vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.Days 11-12 BangkokLoud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.
DepartingFrom 02-May-2015 to 04-Jan-2017
Cambodia Family HolidayCambodia
Days 1-2 Phnom PenhSousadei. Welcome to Cambodia. Arrive in the heat, hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. Once considered the Paris of the East it is an exciting and absorbing city where scooters pack the streets and temples stand defiantly alongside modern developments.Days 3-4 BattambangToday we travel by private bus through the countryside to Battambang and we will stop to see local pottery-making along the way.Days 5-7 Siem ReapWe travel to Siem Reap via a silk farm and have time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archaeological Park , visit a butterfly farm and enjoy the circus.Day 8 Siem ReapFarewell amazing Cambodia this morning after breakfast.
DepartingFrom 16-Aug-2015 to 01-Jan-2017
Visit the 8th Wonder Of The World
The magnificence of Angkor Wat is testament to Khmer genius. Said to be the world's largest religious building – along with the 3,000 unique heavenly nymphs carved into the temple walls, it's the soul and iconic attraction of modern Cambodia. Siem Reap is the gateway town to Angkor Wat and the locals are enjoying the tourism encore here. Wherever a holiday in Cambodia takes you, you'll soon realise this is a country striving futureward, away from the sharp shadows of the past.
Phnom Penh is the capital. It's more on the undiscovered tourist route at the moment, so why not start your holiday here and explore before everyone comes for a taste this metropolis on the Mekong? This is an older Asian city, no flash technological wizardry here; there are the sounds (and smells) of motorbikes and life. Street stalls will give you a taste of the city you're unlikely to forget and it may be tricky to digest the recent history examined at the Tuol Sleng Museum but if you can stomach it, you'll be changed.