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2-Day Temples with Sunrise Small Group Tour of Siem Reap

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You could spend a week exploring Angkor and still not see it all. Hit the highlights at a civilized pace in just two days on this small-group tour with a licensed guide. Traveling from your door in air-conditioned comfort, watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom, see tree roots enmeshing Ta Prohm, then cover the Grand Circuit on day 2. Entrance is at your own expense.
Highlights
  • See Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and more
  • Learn about Khmer history and religion from your licensed guide
  • Beat the heat with air-conditioned round-trip hotel transfers
  • Numbers are capped at just 15 for a more intimate experience
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Stop At: Angkor Wat, Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap Cambodia

We begin with a pre-dawn departure (4.00 to 4.30 am depending on the time of year) from your hotel for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. Enter the great temple in darkness from the little-visited eastern side, and creep along hoary cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world. Soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor Wat, from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. We then explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Your expert local guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and give you an insight into life during the height of the Khmer empire. We end our tour at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away, from your hotel), and a short rest.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap 17259 Cambodia

Angkor Thom is the majestic site once served as the Khmer Empire's glistening capital city. Take a moment to consider its grandiosity before venturing inside the city. Arriving at the temple at Bayon, appreciate its beautifully crafted central towers covered in more than 200 enormous faces.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Angkor Thom South Gate, Siem Reap Cambodia

This majestic site once served as the Khmer Empire's glistening capital city. Take a moment to consider its grandiosity before venturing inside the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap Cambodia

Pass by the famous Terrace of the Leper King, and the Terrace of Elephant.

Stop At: Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap 21000 Cambodia

One of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot ‘rediscovered’ this crumbling site. After exploring the maze-like interior of Ta Prohm, return to your hotel after a long but fulfilling day, which will leave you with a lifetime of memories of one of the wonders of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Terrace of the Leper King, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap Cambodia

Pass by the famous Terrace of the Leper King

Pass By: Ta Keo, Ankor, Siem Reap Cambodia

Ta Keo had to be the state temple of Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman, who had built Pre Rup. Like Pre Rup,

Pass By: Srah Srang, Siem Reap Cambodia

Srah Srang was dug in the mid-10th century, by initiative of Kavindrarimathana, Buddhist minister of Rajendravarman II

Pass By: Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang Angkor, Siem Reap Cambodia

Less visited than Siem Reap’s “big three” (Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm), Banteay Kdei is a 12th-century Buddhist monastery that lies conveniently close to Ta Prohm and Srah Srang. The towering trees that overgrow the site add atmosphere, while it’s easy to imagine ancient monks praying and sleeping in the tiny cells as you stroll.

Pass By: Prasat Kravan, Siem Reap Cambodia

Prasat Kravan (Khmer: ប្រាសាទក្រវាន់) is a small 10th-century temple consisting of five reddish brick towers on a common terrace, at Angkor, Cambodia, south of the artificial lake (baray) called Srah Srang.

Stop At: Preah Khan, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia

This morning start your Journey by travel to Preah Khan temple, a ruined but highly atmospheric mélange of tree roots and crumbling stone structures.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neak Pean, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia

Move to Neak Pean an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Jayatataka Baray.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Banteay Srei, Siem Reap Cambodia

Visit the well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pre Rup, Siem Reap Cambodia

Final stop at Pre Rup Hindu temple built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction. Late afternoon return to town after a memorable day exploration.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Ta Som, Angkor Archaeological Park Cambodia

Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean. The King dedicated the temple to his father Dharanindravarman II who was King of the Khmer Empire from 1150 to 1160.

Pass By: Eastern Mebon, Angkor, Siem Reap Cambodia

The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir. The East Mebon was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and honors the parents of the king.
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Important Information
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • 2 days exploring the major temples including Bayteay Srei temple
  • Licensed and experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Air-con vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local tax
  • Mineral Water
Exclusions
  • Temples entrance fee (2-3 days pass USD62/person - cover all the mentioned temples)
  • Meals
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Wat
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Thom
  • Entry/Admission - Angkor Thom South Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Ta Prohm Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Preah Khan
  • Entry/Admission - Neak Pean
  • Entry/Admission - Banteay Srei
  • Entry/Admission - Pre Rup
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (younger than 5 years old are not allow)
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • An additional surcharge of USD 62 for 2 days temples pass is payable on the day of your activity.
  • Dress code is casual but shoulders and knees must be covered inside temples
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Swap Day will flexible for you
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Frederick wrote a review Yesterday
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This was a fantastic tour, everything is organised really well, the group is small, so you can have a lot of contact with the guide. We had guide Sarak who was really great, he knew a lot of stories about the temples, showed and helped us take the best pictures and was just
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Date of experience: December 2019
Christina K wrote a review Yesterday
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our tour! Kiss was our tour guide and he was phenomenal. We were so lucky to have him both days. He was knowledgeable and answered all our questions! He gave great history on sites and commentary on history and culture of Cambodia. Our busses were clean and had great
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Hahn C wrote a review Dec. 10
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Very happy with the tour. Our tour guide Phi was very knowledgeable about the history of each site. He was friendly, funny, and always ready to answer any questions we had. This was my first visit to Cambodia and I am leaving with a much richer understanding and appreciation for
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Inspiration686200, Sales Supervisor at 2-Day Temples with Sunrise Small Group Tour of Siem Reap
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Hahn, Warm greetings from Journey Cambodia Siem Reap Angkor! We delighted to know that you enjoy your trip and satisfied with Mr. Phi, especially out of your busy schedule to review us on Tripadvisor this is the full asset for the guideline to the world of traveler and assist them with what they need. On behalf of the Journey Cambodia team, we have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standard services for all customers who travel with us. We Journey Cambodia team, waiting to see you soon. Best regards, Kunthea (Ms.Tear) info@journeycambodia.com (+855)12334657
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Vinnn wrote a review Dec. 10
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I took 2 days tour with guide Sok Chea and it was great! The route was quite organized and our guide took lots of funny photos. if you took 2 days tour you can reach almost every highlight spots of Angkor. Highly recommend this one. :)
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Inspiration686200, Sales Supervisor at 2-Day Temples with Sunrise Small Group Tour of Siem Reap
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Value Customer, Warm greetings from Journey Cambodia Siem Reap Angkor! Thank you so much for your kindly share your word about to the world of travelers, We are more than happy to know that you enjoy your trip with us and satisfied with Mr. Sokchea especially learned with him about the history of Angkor and Cambodia to make you get the wonderful experience from your trip in Siem Reap. On behalf of the Journey Cambodia team, we have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standard services for all customers who travel with us. We hope to have other opportunities for serving you again. Best regards, Kunthea (Ms.Tear) info@journeycambodia.com (+855)12334657
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Liam M wrote a review Dec. 10
11 contributions1 helpful vote
I would recommend that you get a guide , it enhances the experience .We had Phi who was fantastic ,he is an expert on using I-Phone camera and took some amazing shots.We had lots of cold water and cold face cloths ,which were very welcome . I highly recommend the two day tour .
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Inspiration686200, Sales Supervisor at 2-Day Temples with Sunrise Small Group Tour of Siem Reap
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Liam, Warm greetings from Journey Cambodia Siem Reap Angkor! Our team thanks, not enough to you for out of your busy schedule to leave such as the great review on TripAdvisor with is a valuable asset for us. We are more than happy to hear that you have enjoyed your days with us, especially satisfied with Mr. Phi, to make you get the wonderful experience from your trip, in Siem Reap. On behalf of the Journey Cambodia team, we have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standard services for all customers who travel with us. We are truly excited to have you and hope to serve you again. Best regards, Kunthea (Ms.Tear) info@journeycambodia.com (+855)12334657
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Key Details
  • Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and 14 more
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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