We just received our final itinerary from Intrepid for this portion of the trip and it looks great:
Siem Reap and Angkor Wat – 4 days
Day 1-3: Siem Reap June 25th – 27th
Today you will be transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap (Flight K6 117 departing at 1800). We will collect you from your hotel at 15:30 for your transfer to the airport.
PICK UP HOTEL: The Plantation Hotel
On arrival in Siem Reap, you are met on arrival and transferred from Siem Reap airport to your centrally located hotel. This evening, your group leader will arrange a trip briefing and followed by optional group dinner.
Explore the temples of Angkor, beginning with Angkor Wat - easily the most famous of the temples.
Move on to Angkor Thom to see the Bayon with its 216 smiling stone faces. Stop for pictures at the photogenic South Gate before lunching Khmer-style in a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the beautiful Ta Prohm temple, made famous by the Tomb Raider film. If time permits, end the day climbing one of the oldest buildings in the Angkor complex, the brick temple of Pre Rup.
Take a trip through the countryside to the small village of Kbal Spean and see rural Cambodian life in action. Embark on an easy jungle trek to the River of a Thousand Lingas. See Hindu sculptures carved into the river's granite banks more than a thousand years ago. Next up is the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, home to various animals that have been saved from trafficking including gibbons, anteaters and the bright-eyed lorus. After enjoying a tasty Khmer lunch, head to the temple of Banteay Srei and, if time permits, explore the former monastic complex of Banteay Kdei to enjoy sunset at the picturesque reservoir of Sra Srang.
- Internal Flight (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap)
- Entry Fee to Angkor Archaeological site (3 day passes)
- Tonle Sap Lake
- Guided tour at Angkor (2 days)
- Floating village and countryside tour
- Short Trek at Kbal Spean
- Angkor Center for conservation of Bio-diversity visit
Day 4: Phnom Penh June 28th
Travel by Remork (Tuk Tuk) on some village roads heading to the Tonle Sap. Along the way, we stop at local markets and pagoda and also try some local snack. Arrive at the lake, take a boat trip around the lake to see floating villages and get a taste for life ruled by monsoonal rains and water-based agriculture. Take the back roads on your return to town, stopping at a local village to pick up Khmer snacks and paying a visit to a modern Buddhist monastery.
Note: The water level at Tonle Sap Lake in June low. If it is unsuitable for boat trip, then we might replace the tour with countryside or temple tour instead.
Check out time from the hotel is 12 noon. In the afternoon transfer to Siem Reap airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. The flight departs at 1640 and arrives into Phnom Penh at 1725.
Arrival in Phnom Penh, you are transferred without leader/guide to hotel in Phnom Penh City.