Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap
You’ll land safely at the city of Siem Reap, and be met by your experienced tour guide. It’s time to be taken through a journey that’ll stay with you for life, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do on these few days!
Straight away, you’ll be inducted into this fascinating part of the globe with a walk through the Buddha shrine, situated in Preah Anchek Preah Angchorm. It’s a very symbol of the powerful Buddist religious history that’s been practiced in the region for hundreds of years. It’s accompanied by a trip through the old garden of King Norodom Sihanouk, which boasts a great history of the old Khmer architecture and a visit to the amazing Damnak Pagoda, one of the many standing ancient structures.
By afternoon, you’ll be seeing one of the biggest and most well known sights in the entire world, the Siem Reap crocodile farm. Not only famous for priceless artefacts and artistic masterpieces, Siem Reap has the largest crocodile farm in the world, and you’ll be at the forefront of it! And with that under your belt, you will have the chance to buy some souvenirs at the old market and enjoy a wondrous buffet dinner!
Day 2: Silk Farm - Muslim Village
After a night of rest, you’ll be in for a real treat! With a walk through the Golden Silk Farms, you can get firsthand experience of the very start of the Cambodian silk trade and their journey to being manufactured into their finished products. Have a browse through the amazing clothes produced from the finest silks; traditional clothes, wedding dresses and jackets, just to name a few!
On the way back, you’ll be stopping off at Preah Dak Village; where you might even get to take home your own piece of Cambodian cuisine by learning all about the creation of Cambodian local noodles and Palm Sugar. Then you can take you trip home and entertain both friends and family alike with all you new skills!
And on your afternoon, you’ll be exposed to a piece of fine architecture down by Baray Teuk Thla. Built during the 11th century as a supplement to the extensive farming culture and operation in the rural parts of Cambodia, it supports many of the local villages. And yet another taste of cuisine takes you to the countryside to taste Khmer coffee and tea for free, as well as looking at the famous delicacies which are produced here, such as the famous Kampot’s pepper. You’ll be able to produce candles and cook just like these amazing chefs when you come home!
And it’s not just Buddhism in this part of the world; as you’ll be walked through the Muslim culture that exists here too, having a look around the biggest mosque in Siem Reap in the Muslim Village at Steung Thmei. And with an hour of shopping at the Angkor Night Market for your chance at a souvenir later, it’s a day you’ll remember for life!
Day 3: Angkor Heritage
Today is a great day, as you’ll be taking a walk through one of the most well remembered and famous world heritage sights; the Angkor Wat temple; ripe with thousands of years of ancient folklore, cultural and religious history and countless more carved in the enigmatic sculptures and wall etching through the many centuries it has stood. And it’s your chance to look at the south gate of Siem Reap, among Bayon, Haphoun and even the Ancient Royal Palace to round off your great induction into Cambodia.
To cap off a wonderful trip all around, you’ll take a ride up to the peak of the Bakheng Mountain for a full, front row seat of the breathtaking sunset over the rice paddies and of West Baray from your view from the top. And with a hot dinner waiting for you on your return, it’s a firework ending to your journey!
Day 4: Siem Reap Departure
As unfortunate as it may feel, today will be a transfer to the airport just in time for a safe, relaxing flight home. But don’t forget to return very soon!