Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor

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0% 9 months interest free†
Weekly
$27^^
Monthly
$114^
This deal expires on the 10th Dec 2019

    Availability

    From 18/12/2019 to 22/12/2019

    Departure dates & prices

    Dates Availability Price
    • Dec Wed 18 2019 to Dec Sun 22 2019
      On Request
      From
      $1,025*

    What's included

    Dining Highlights.
    4 buffet breakfasts.
    1 lunch (including Connect with Locals).
    2 dinners.
    .
    First class travel Highlights.
    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing.
    Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals.
    Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
    Hand-picked Insider Experiences.
    Optional Experiences and free time.
    Porterage and local charges included.
    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
    An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
    Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
    .

    Itinerary

    • Day 1 - ARRIVE SIEM REAP (4 NIGHTS) Our gateway to the magnificent temples of the lost city of Angkor Wat is Cambodia's cultural heart, Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and appetisers.
    • Day 2 - ANGKOR WAT AND SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING Today, we venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramid-shaped gateway into an ancient world. Serene stone faces watch over us as we cross the causeway suspended over a moat into the spiritual heart of the ancient lost city of Angkor. A 'Local Specialist' and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals of celestial nymphs and mythical serpents along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat. Our next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple - the "Citadel of Women" dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. We'll have time to admire the 10thcentury carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man, hence its name. Deep in the heart of the Cambodian countryside, we 'Connect with Locals', joining a local family for a Be My Guest lunch in their 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. This afternoon, we'll return to Siem Reap and embark on a walking tour. We 'Make a Difference' to the lives of rural youths during our visit to Artisans d'Angkor, where we'll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts. Later we'll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around our wrists to protect against evil spirits. Our final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. Wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country's French heritage.
    • Day 3 - ANGKOR AND SIEM REAP Our intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as we uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. We explore its ancient ruins in the company of saffron-clad monks and monkeys that clamber up and over the roots of centuries-old trees that have carved their way deep into the Great City's walls. Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where we'll see such iconic sites as the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon with its giant smiling faces of Buddha. We venture underneath the dense tree canopy to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film 'Tomb Raider', exploring its towers courtyards and corridors to uncover the intricate stone reliefs that are shielded by the surrounding foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine. Tonight, we watch enthralled by the energy, emotion and enthusiasm of the talented Phare performers who use theatre, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories.
    • Day 4 - PEAK SNENG VILLAGE We begin the day in the company of local Khmer villagers and 'Make a Difference' with a visit to their local school for an opportunity to chat to some of the children who will join us on our walk through the village to see how they spend their day-to-day lives. We'll 'Dive into Culture', gaining insights into their time-honoured craft traditions, such as weaving Cambodia's national hats made from palm leaves, or folding Lotus flowers into delicate works of art. After the rest of the day at leisure, we'll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show.
    • Day 5 - DEPART SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Sightseeing Highlights VISIT Siem Reap Old Town, the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Wat Damnak, Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei
    Travel now, pay later
    0% 9 months interest free†
    Weekly
    $27^^
    Monthly
    $114^
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