Three-wheeled exploration of the Angkor temples

Three-wheeled exploration
of the Angkor temples

Angkor retains that moment of magic, whether you visit it for the first time or when a renewed wanderlust tickles a revisit in Siem Reap. A perfect day out and about with a local Tuk Tuk for those who need to see it all by three-wheeled transportation.

WHY THIS TOUR?

For centuries, the Angkor realm remained hidden from the naked eye. Spanning across close to 1000 square kilometres in the heart of Cambodia, construction of what is now seen as one of the ancient wonders of the world commenced at the beginning of the 9th century.

Under the ruling of various kings, the discovery of Angkor with its numerous temple ruins, palatial architecture, and impressive entrance gates have put the country on the tourism map. By local Tuk Tuk (three-wheeled motor cycle), guests will enjoy some of Angkor’s most recognisable sites and monuments, ending at the almost unmeasurable Angkor Wat.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Three-wheeled exploration of the Angkor temples

08:00 - 18:00

Your English-speaking guide for the day welcomes you warmly in the lobby of your hotel, joined by a local Tuk Tuk driver, from where you head out to the main entrance of the Angkor Archaeological site. For guests with an entrance pass inside Angkor, it is straight to the first stop; other guests not in possession of a valid entrance pass, your guide will assist in purchasing a pass before entering this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The morning commences at the former city walls, and its documented downtown region, of Angkor Thom. Built at the end of the twelfth century, Angkor Thom was the Khmer Empire’s capital city and translates to ‘large city’. It contains a large collection of sites such as the enchanting Bayon (with its 200+ smiling faces), Baphuon, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Jayavarman VII’s palace although this no longer remains.

After lunch at a local restaurant, Ta Prohm is on our itinerary. Considered one of the area’s most intriguing and famous temples, thanks to its appearance in the film Tomb Raider, Ta Prohm is a jungle temple that has been almost left untouched since it was discovered. It is the perfect lost in the jungle temple as strangler figs and kapok trees entwine themselves around its ruins and their roots burst apart even the thickest of walls.

We end the day with Angkor Wat, arguably the largest religious building in the world, with a volume of stone equalling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. The pride of the country featuring on its flag, Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s ancient temple city which is one of the wonders of the oriental world. This masterpiece of decorative details and architectural style is awe-inspiring with its five famous towers that rise into the sky.

Your dedicated Tuk Tuk driver will bring you back in the afternoon to your hotel where you say goodbye for his services and those of your guide.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by tuk tuk / remork, inclusive of return hotel transfers
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Entrance pass to the Angkor Archaeological site
  • 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 travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • 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 Siem Reap. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Tonle Sap, Koh Ker, Banteay Srei and Siem Reap International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • The entrance pass to enter the Angkor Archaeological Site is not included during this tour. Guests are responsible to purchase the pass, ranging from one day up to seven day entry passes at the main gate into Angkor. The applicable fees are charged in US Dollars only
  • The entrance pass gives access to all sights in and around Angkor and should be visible at all times.
  • Children under the age of 12 years old are free of charge; a valid passport must be presented at the booth as proof otherwise normal prices will be levied.
  • 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
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Some of the Angkor sights temples and palaces (such as the Baphuon) uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees.
  • Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance
  • 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
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • 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
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • 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
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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