2 Days in Siem Reap & Angkor
Explore the mystical wonders of Cambodia
Trip TypePrivate tour - minimum 2 guests
Each trip is priced individually - trips differ in the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions
Siem Reap is a mystical wonderland with its vivacious landscapes and a special spiritual atmosphere. Roam around the streets with us, mingle with the locals, and learn about the phenomenal Khmer civilization at historical sites.
You might think are two days enough to explore Cambodia? Well, prepare to be amazed! The combination of MakeYourAsia's creative itinerary filled with passion, massive knowledge, and endless commitment guarantees that you will feel the whole essence of this amazing country: nature, architecture, and culture!
- Transfer from/to your hotel within Siem Reap
- Meals included in the program
- Entrance tickets to the listed attractions
- Transfers by air-conditioned vehicles & traditional tuk-tuk
- English-speaking local guides
What's not included
- Transport/flight to Siem Reap
- Visa to Cambodia
- Overnight stay in Siem Reap
- Private travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips for services
- Sail around the Tonle Sap Lake and sneak a peek into life on the floating village
- Explore Siem Reap’s majestic temples and indulge in the local culinary scene
- See Apsara dancing at the Apsara Theater for an authentic look into the Khmer culture
- Admire world’s most impressive ruins of Angkor Wat
- Catch the most romantic sunset from one of the glorius Angkor temples
- Learn about the difficult period of the Cambodian history at Wat Thmei Temple
Wat Bo Temple
Tonle Sap Lake
Our first stop is the charming Tonle Sap Lake, which is quite fascinating for many reasons. First, it is characterized by a stunning landscape. Secondly, traditional everyday life of Cambodians goes on this waterscape, and thirdly - depending on the season, the lake changes flows and thus also its size. Floating villages on Tonle Sap are definitely one of the Cambodian must-see spots.
Leaving the floating villages, we head back to Siem Reap – the "gate to Angkor". Although reducing this intriguing town to role of a "gate" does not give this amazing town enough justice. Within the town itself you can visit Wat Bo Temple, Independence Monument and Royal Gardens where you can come across giant bats, and so many more attractions.
We would say goodbye to the setting sun from the ruins of these glorious Khmer temples, soaking in the undeniably romantic view that cannot find elsewhere.
Evening has come, but it’s not time to rest yet. It’s the perfect time to taste local cuisine and delight your eyes with a traditional Apsara Dance Show. Dancers with their complex choreography and masterful skills will tell us stories taken from Khmer mythology.
In your free time, it is worth to take a walk around Siem Reap, especially towards the Old French Quarter, Pub Street or Old Market. Night shopping is a popular entertainment in almost every corner of Asia!
In the whole Khmer cultural circle, the Angkor Wat Temple has the greatest importance, so it is impossible to bypass this place, even during shortest tour around Cambodia. On the second day we will have the opportunity to find out whether describing Angkor Wat as "the greatest temple in the world" is justified.
Standing at the walls of this monumental, well-preserved buildings is always an unforgettable experience.
As you certainly know, Angkor Wat is a showcase of Angkor. The area holds many precious places for you to explore the rich heritage and invaluable landmarks of the Khmer era. These certainly include the Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm temple, eternally staying with jungle. This is a place, where you can feel like actors from "Indiana Jones" or "Tomb Raider" movies. Jungle surrounding temples undoubtedly also favors the atmosphere of adventure. We will also take you to famous Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King, full of mysterious sculptures.
The history of Cambodia, however, is not only about phenomenal monuments of Angkor, but also the bloody dictatorship of Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge. One of the places commemorating dark sides of history of Cambodia is Wat Thmei Temple, where we will be visiting to learn about the turbulent background of the Cambodia's history and its people's resilience.