We commence at the South Gate of Angkor Thom City. Here we explore the centerpiece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayon contains 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic smiling faces. Also included in the morning tour are the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings as well as The Ta Prohm Temple.
We will enjoy lunch in the complex before embarking on our discovery of Angkor Wat, easily the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within theAngkor complex. We will then head back to your hotel.
Free time to freshen up before being transferred to a well known Spa for a Tropical Massage. This massage focuses on the pressure points and stretching techniques associated with Thai massage. The Tropical Massage gently stretches and clears energy channels, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. No oil is used during this massage.
After breakfast, we will head to the exquisite Banteay Srey (“Citadel of the women”). The temple displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. We will then head back to the hotel and have some free time until the afternoon.
At around 4 PM, you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to the Tonle Sap Lake. Not far from the impressive Angkor Complex lies the huge Tonle Sap Lake. It is one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake swells to 12,000 km². During the dry half of the year, the lake on the contrary shrinks to as small as 2500 km², draining into the Tonle Sap River. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water. This ecosystem has been classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1997.
You will be driven 15 km South of Siem Reap where you will take a private boat and discover the floating village of Chong Khneas as well as the wildlife of the lake. Champagne and fruits on board for a unique sunset on the Lake.
This evening, you will enjoy a dinner at the best table of Cambodia.