Delve deep into Khmer history and culture with our in-depth Amazing Angkor itinerary. Explore the charming and lively town of Siem Reap, including its world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex, as well as lesser-known but equally-impressive temples such as Beng Mealea and Koh Ker, along with a cruise along the picturesque Tonle Sap lake. This luxury 4-day itinerary is the perfect way to experience Angkor in sheer luxury.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Arrive in vibrant Siem Reap, home to the magnificent temples of Angkor, and settle in to your luxury hotel. To ease your way into your Angkor Wat experience, today, you’ll start by exploring the Roluos group of temples, located in a small town a short drive away from the city. These temples are some of the Khmer empire's earliest structures.
Feel like Indiana Jones, exploring the magnificent temples that make up Angkor Wat. Your expert guide will take you to the ancient Kingdom’s most spectacular structures, and you’ll find yourself in utter awe at the intricate detailing and elaborate architecture that went into the construction of these monolithic temples, including can’t-miss stops like Ta Prohm and Bayon Thom.
If you thought yesterday was an incredible journey into the past, today will be equally-impressive. You’ll drive 25 km outside of Siem Reap to Banteay Srei, a structure miniature in size compared to Angkor, leading some to refer to it as the “jewel of Khmer art”. A further drive will take you to Beng Mealea, one of the empire’s largest temples. Continuing onwards, you’ll venture to Koh Ker, a sprawling sanctuary surrounded by dense jungle that’s home to a Mayan-style pyramid, having once been an important city of the Khmer Empire.
Your final day in Siem Reap will take you to Phnom Bakheng, a hilltop temple that provides stunning views of the expansive Angkor Wat. For your final activity ahead of your departure, enjoy a tranquil cruise on Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, rich with biodiversity due to its unique ecological characteristics. Here, you’ll gain fascinating insight into the riverside Khmer communities you’ll pass as the boat floats along. It’s the perfect finale to your Angkor Wat experience.
Located approximately five miles from the famed Angkor Wat, Amansara is sleek, stylish and superbly private. Formerly the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, the grounds were originally laid out in 1962 and designed to embrace both modern design and the rich artistic legacy of Cambodia. This tranquil oasis is surrounded by beautiful gardens and includes a curved slate swimming pool. The 24 suites are decorated in a classic Indochinese palette of cool gray, pristine white, dark timber and ivory, and all include a private courtyard and soothing water features; 12 suites are equipped with private swimming pools. The Roof Garden, shaded by trees, is the ideal venue for relaxing by candlelight with cocktails, or for invigorating morning yoga sessions. The Spa, which has four treatment rooms, focuses on therapeutic Cambodian techniques using organic products. Every suite has access to its own remork and driver. On the 2007 Zagat Survey list of the world’s best hotels, Amansara was ranked number two for service.
A grand, historic hotel, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor opened its doors in the early 1930s. It is located on the main road to Angkor Wat and was planned so that it aligns on a north-south axis with Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Now sensitively restored, the hotel’s classic style coupled with its renewed modernity complement the grandeur of Angkor Wat. The hotel has 131 guest rooms and suites, each tastefully appointed with Art Deco-styled furnishings and Cambodian objets d’art. Guest services include the Raffles Amrita Spa, a fitness center, and a host of classes in the Raffles Amrita Pavilion, from Khmer dancing to Tai Chi. Elegant dining options range from the formal Restaurant Le Grand, to the Café d’Angkor, to the wide selection of cocktails at the famed Elephant Bar.
The Park Hyatt is a new addition to Cambodia’s select five-star hotel crowd. The hotel was previously Hotel De La Paix, one of the country’s top properties, and has been rebranded after a complete renovation. This new and exciting hotel is situated in one of Asia’s major emerging cultural destinations, providing ultimate indulgence and impeccable service. Designed by award-winning Bangkok-based interior designer Bill Bensley, Park Hyatt won Cambodia’s No. 1 hotel spot in Travel + Leisure and ranked No. 29 in its World’s Best Hotels 2010 list. Park Hyatt Siem Reap features 104 guestrooms, a choice of restaurants, a bar, fresh bakery, two swimming pools, a spa and fitness center.
Situated in the cultural heart of the lively town of Siem Reap, the Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Siem Reap features 10 ultra-luxe villas designed by celebrated architect Bill Bensley to reflect his idea of an idyllic life that is filled with privacy and surrounded by lush gardens. Beneath the cooling shadows of the town’s trees, these intimate compounds offer exceptional comfort in every aspect of a guest’s stay. The softest of beds, baths under stars, and diligent butlers lay the foundation for a rejuvenating experience. The hotel compound also houses a wide array of sleek and stylish dining venues that serve everything from authentic local dishes to tender Wagu steaks. All meals can be delivered to guest’s residences at any hour of the day.
This 12-day luxury journey through Cambodia takes you through Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, into the jungles, and down to the sea. You’ll visit heart-wrenching memorial sites like the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum, go on an anti-poaching patrol, and of course, visit the unforgettable Angkor Wat temples, all while staying in world-class hotels.
This 16-day tour of Cambodia’s natural beauty, culture, and history will take you from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Stung Treng, Preah Rumkel, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville. You’ll visit the country’s renowned sights, including the infamous Cheung Ek Killing Fields, Angkor Wat, forests, waterfalls, and more.
Combine the magic of Cambodia and Thailand with this specialized eight-day trip to the prized destinations of Siem Reap and Soneva Kiri. Spend the first half of the trip immersed in history and culture amidst the Angkor ruins, and celebrate tropical heaven during the second half at the darling Thai resort.
See the best of Cambodia on this 8-day luxury journey through Phnom Penh, Kep, Koh Rong, and Siem Reap. You’ll visit unforgettable sites like Tuol Sleng Museum, the Killing Fields, King Sihanouk's once palace, tranquil Rabbit Island, Song Saa Private Island, and more, while staying in hotels fit for royalty.
Experience meaningful travel with this conservation- and community-focused Cambodia itinerary, designed to deepen your connection with this beautiful country.
Lap up the best of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 15-day luxury tour, taking you from Hanoi to Siem Reap. You’ll be mesmerized by Halong Bay’s limestone karsts, exchange cultural insights in the Black Tai villages, and step into the ancient Khmer Kingdom at Angkor Wat, while staying in some of the region’s best hotels.
On this 12-day luxury private jet adventure, stroll the streets of emperors in Vietnam, visit old-word temples scattered across Southeast Asia, and try your hand at bargaining with the locals at different fresh markets. This trip hits all of Southeast Asia’s must-see destinations, traveling from Thailand to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. See isolated cities and towns not frequented by the average traveler, made accessible by a private jet.
Make your way from Vietnam’s Saigon to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh on this fascinating 5-day luxury voyage that takes you to historical sites, bustling markets, on languid cruises, and to your final destination by speedboat, while you bed down in some of the area’s most luxurious hotels by night.
Celebrate a special time in your life by renewing spirit, heart and mind on this 11-day tour through Cambodia’s serene landscapes, traveling from temple-dotted plains down the mighty Mekong river and to the sea. Explore the ancient ruins and lost temples on the ground and from above, get a glimpse of the quotidian lifestyle of local villagers, swim with sea turtles in the warm waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago, and ultimately leave this enchanting nation feeling renewed.
Go beyond mere tropical paradise into the sacred world of Buddhist blessings and spiritual history with this 11-day expedition across Thailand, Laos and Cambodia in order to unwrap another layer of the marvel that is Southeast Asia. With great ceremony and celebration, tap into the spirit of adventure and prepare for a journey of the mind, body and soul.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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