Angkor Wat 5-Day Odyssey

itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, clear customs and process visa formalities then meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Sightseeing if time permits.
Meals: None
Lodging: Tara Angkor Hotel or similar

Day 2: Siem Reap

After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Angkor Wat, the largest, best preserved and most breathtaking of the monuments of Angkor. You also visit Angkor Thom, built by Angkor's greatest king Jayavarman VII and surrounded by a moat that is 330 feet wide. Visits around Angkor Thom include Ta Phrom, a temple that has been left to the jungle, looking very much the way most of the monuments appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them, Ta Keo, the first Angkorian monument built entirely in sandstone, and Bontey Kdei, a massive Buddhist temple surrounded by four concentric walls. Continue on to Preh Khan, similar to Ta Prohm but in much better condition, Sras Srang a basin containing an island once bearing a wooden temple and Kravann, built for Hindu worship in 921.
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Tara Angkor Hotel or similar

Day 3: Siem Reap

After breakfast, continue your visit to more of the Angkor sites, possibly including Mebon, located on an islet in the center of the Eastern Baray, and Ta Son, a Buddhist temple built in the late 12th century and in a ruined state. You may also visit the Roluos Group temples, which served as the capital of Indravarman I and are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Afterwards, take a boat ride on the Tonle Sap for the opportunity to see the local fishing villages. Return to your hotel for your overnight.
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Tara Angkor Hotel or similar

Day 4: Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh where you visit the Silver Pagoda so named because the floor is covered with over 5000 silver tiles, the National Museum which is housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design and the Toul Sleng Museum, once a prison now turned into a museum which serves as evidence to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge.
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Sunway Phnom Penh Hotel or similar
 

Day 5: Phnom Penh/Depart

Your morning is free until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. There is an option of seeing the Killing Fields before your transfer to airport. The killing fields was once an extermination camp for prisoners during the Khmer Rouge and over 8,000 skulls are visible behind the clear glass panels of the Memorial Stupa built in 1988.
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: None