Exquisite Gondola-ing near Angkor

Exquisite Gondola-ing near Angkor

Enjoy gliding gently along centuries of history, as the sun sets over the Angkor complex,on board
a Khmer traditional boat service located by the South Gate of Angkor Thom on
a small Baray while enjoying champagne and a variety of canapés.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The pride of Cambodia seen from the water surface is a memorable add-on after the ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site have embraced you from temple to temple. Overland explorations the Angkor magnificence has long dominated as the sole means to wander through centuries of history.

With the introduction of the gondola at the moats nearby Angkor Thom, guests are brought even closer to a royal means of how Kings and religious leaders were transported from one side of Angkor to another. The only add-on is that we spice up your leisure paddle with champagne and canapes.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Exquisite Gondola-ing near the Angkor temples

16:30 - 17:30

This short, yet very romantic excursion will start at 16:30 hrs, where we will pick you up from your hotel in Siem Reap, accompanied by an English speaking guide. A short drive will bring you to the embarkation point at Prasat Chrung for boarding your gondola.

Khmer people have been known as skilled boat makers throughout history and several various boats, including the boats used by the navy in a war to win a victory cover Cham in the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Twenty-nine of the ancient boat sculptures in Bayon temple are seen, demonstrating the courage of navy in the King Jayavarman VII’s period. The archaeologists illustrate that the ancient Khmer boats and Cham boats carved in the wall of Bayon temple are the victories of the King Jayavarman VII’s navy force over Cham’s navy in the war after 1177 A.D. One of these types of boats has been carefully constructed to resemble the fine artwork done in the past.

Known as a ‘Kongkear Angkor’, this gondola is a unique Khmer tradition boat service in Siem Reap. You will travel over the holy waterway where history, nature and culture come alive. You will enjoy and view the past and photograph along with the great all of Angkor Thom, Royal Secret Path and City Guard Post. En route, you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy your on-board served champagne and canapés while the temple ruins of Angkor and the lush nature pass by. You may also see the beautiful sunset at Prasat Chrung temple before returning back to your hotel at around 17:30 hrs.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A one-hour gondola tour (afternoon only) with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Champagne and canapes on board the gondola

EXCLUSIONS

  • Entrance pass into the Angkor Archaeological Site
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Nyaung Shwe and along Inle Lake. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Heho, Kalaw, Taunggyi, Pindaya and the domestic airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • It is of the greatest importance to follow the guide’s instructions during this event in paying respect to the local customs. This includes approaching the monks, taking photographs and obeying the unwritten rules and regulations of this deeply-spiritual encounter.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • As part of protecting the overall authentic look that has withstood the test of time, a small camera fee is levied when entering the Indein Pagoda at Inle Lake for visitors who want to capture this spiritual splendour from up close.
  • The camera fee is applicable for any photography or video recordings of any kind, irrespectively of the customer’s preferred device.
  • Special permissions for drone flights above this national landmark are excluded and are not included in this camera fee.

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