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Guided Private Tuk Tuk Tour Angkor Wat and Small Circle and Five Extras

Location Siem Reap, Cambodia
$69.00
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Overview
This is a very intense version of the classic so-called "Small Tour" (with Angkor Wat and jungle temple), starting early (6.30am) for good reasons:

1. You will visit Angkor Wat twice, during best morning hours, allowing you to avoid the crowds, and at the end of the tour, allowing you to see it in the best sunshine.

2. You will visit five "hidden gems" as Extras, one of them being a picture-book "lost temple in the jungle".

3. You will enjoy a 3.5 km hike in Angkor Thom to lonesome sites.

The private tour is with both an English-speaking driver and an English-speaking guide. You will visit each temple with the guide, while the driver is waiting at its car park.

Lunch-break will be at the reservoir Srah Srang, where several good restaurants are available. Alternatively, the driver can drop you to another location, provided you agree to pay him for the extra kilometre.

For each temple, you need a one- or multiple-day Angkor Ticket, which is not included in the tour costs.
Guided Private Tuk Tuk Tour Angkor Wat and Small Circle and Five Extras
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

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  • Licenced English-speaking Angkor guide
  • English-speaking driver
  • Private transportation
  • additional transfers that are only options (e.g. lunchbreak at another location than Lake Srang)
  • Lunch
  • Angkor Ticket (valid for all temples; 1 day: 37.-US$ per person)
  • Angkor Wat
    Our driver will first drive to the less frequented East Gate of Angkor Wat, entering from here, you will see Angkor Wat in the best morning light. Don't worry, you will see it from the much more famous West Gate, too, but at the end of the tour, when there is time for a second, shorter visit of the world's largest temple building.
  • Prasat Kravan
    The second stop is at the small temple of Prasat Kravan, which consists of five towers in one line. Prasat Kravan is most remarkable for brick carvings, which are large in size. All other carvings in Angkor are made of sandstone, not brick.
  • Prasat Bat Chum
    Bat Chum is a small temple, three Prasat towers standing on a shared platform. However, it's of some significance due to the large inspriptions, which indicate that Buddhism had taken route in Angkor long before the era of the Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. Bat Chum is not frequented very often by tourists and thereby somewhat special.
  • Srah Srang
    The terrace with animal sculptures of Srah Srang is quite picturesque. Srahs are not Baray, they are deepened artificially, whereas Barays are only reservoirs. Srah Srang is a smaller but elaborate artificial basin, presumably used for ceremonies instead of irrigation. A Buddhist prime minister initiated the construction in the 10th century, a Buddhist king rebuilt it in the late 12th century.
  • Banteay Kdei
    Banteay Kdei is the smaller sister of the famous jungle temple Ta Prohm. Actually, it's still a very large complex. The flat temple has a very labyrinthic layout, but don't worry, you won't get lost. After visiting Banteay Kdei, you will have lunchbreak at the nearby Srah Srang reservoir, where you have a choice of several good restaurants. Alternatively, you could drive back to town for lunch, however, this additional detour would mean to pay the driver for it additionally and the tour would take more than 9 to 10 hours in this case.
  • Ta Prohm Temple
    Ta Prohm is the world-famous jungle temple of Cambodia, overgrown by several immensely large strangle figs. It's a very large temple compound. So take your time to explore it.
  • Ta Nei Temple
    Ta Nei is still hidden in the jungle and can only be reached on gravel roads. That's why most tourists don't find their way to this temple. The ruins of Ta Nei are the perfect place for an "Indiana Jones Feeling". However, the temple also has some excellent works of relief art.
  • Ta Keo
    Ta Keo is a former state temple. As all other state temples, it is an artificial mountain, a stepped pyramid. The stairs to the uppermost platform, where 5 Prasats are situated, are extraordinarily steep.
  • Spean Thma
    Have a photo stop at Spean Thma. This is a stone bridge from the late Angkor period, the construction made use of carved stones taken from earlier temples. The riverbed has shifted further east in the meantime.
  • Chau Say Tevoda
    Chau Say Tevoda is a charming medium-sized temple with an impressive processional route from the east and lots of pediment carvings depicting mythological themes.
  • Thommanon
    Thommanon is the sister temple of Chau Say Tevoda. Thommanon is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. The towers are of the same style as at Angkor Wat.
  • Mangalartha
    Mangalartha is a small temple on a steep and tiered platform. It's from the 13th century and considered to be the very last temple built of stone in Angkor. Mangalartha rarely visited by tourists and therefore one of the five items on this itinerary called "Extras".
  • The Victory Gate
    The Victory gate is the second eastern gate of Angkor Thom. It's one of the best-preserved city gates in Angkor. You will climb the wall to enjoy the stunning view to the southern giant face of the gate, picturesquely framed by trees growing on the wall. You will start your 3.5 km hike here at Victory Gate. It will run along the rarely visited East Gate and Prasat Chrung in the southeastern corner of Angkor Thom. The driver will pick you up again at Angkor Thom South Gate. You can't miss the correct path, because the entire way is on the crown of the city walls of Angkor Thom.
  • Angkor Thom
    Walking along the medieval city walls of Angkor Thom you will see the lonesome East Gate. As there is no road leading to it, you will be surprised to see a highlight of Angkor Thom without any crowds. We hope, this unique experience is a rewarding extra of our extended "intense" version of a Small Tour itinerary.
  • Prasat Chrung
    There are four temples called Prasat Chrung, they form the corner temples of Angkor Thom, placed on the city walls. On your 3.5 km hike, you will see the southeastern Prasat Chrung which is the best preserved of the four corner temples. Prasat Chrung cannot be reached by vehicles and is therefore rarely frequented by tourists. As you will fill quite undisturbed at this place, we consider Prasat Chrung to be one of our five specials on this intense tour.
  • Angkor Thom South Gate
    Take your time at the iconic South Gate of Angkor Thom. The face tower and the railings formed by rows of giant statues, that are depicting demons and gods, are one of the must-sees of Angkor. Due to our animal welfare policy, we do not offer options of elephant rides at Angkor Thom.
  • Angkor Wat
    The late afternoon is the best time to take pictures of the towers of Angkor Wat mirrored in the temple ponds and moats. That's why you will have another half an hour at this most famous temple that you already visited extensively in the morning. Before entering the West Gate of Angkor Wat, you have the opportunity to take part in the small (stationary) balloon ride allowing you a bird's eye view of Angkor Wat. The late afternoon is the best time for taking pictures here, too.
  • Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)
    Wat Thmey has a small memorial stupa for victims of the Khmer Rouge and photo boards with images of some of those who were killed here. The open grounds also contain a large prayer hall.
  • Siem Reap
    Drop-off will be at your hotel or at any point of your choice in the town centre of Siem Reap with its vibrant markets.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Guided Private Tuk Tuk Tour Angkor Wat and Small Circle and Five Extras

    Location Siem Reap, Cambodia
    $69.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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