3 Day Program
Discovery of temples, forest and local handicraft

This program can be chosen by 1, 2 or 3 days

Day 1
Begin the visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Great Khmer Empire with its center piece and walking through forest trails of Angkor Thom area where you can feel freshness of early morning surrounded by tall trees, wild flowers, butterfly, forest birds… After the forest trekking, you will have picnic breakfast at the eastern gate of Angkor Thom and then continue your visit to the Bayon Temple. As you approach, you will notice the enigmatic faces of former
 Balade à pied
King Jayavaraman VII looking into every direction. Your guide will take you to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passage way that leads to the Baphuon complex. After lunch in local house, trek in a village to discover different varieties of handicrafts (wooden sculpture, making musical instruments, making traditional incense sticks). Later in the afternoon, you will visit Preah Khan temple, originally a Buddhist monastery and school and Preah Neak Pean at the end of the day.

Departure round 07:00am and return around 04:30pm.

 walking tour              
            séjour chez habitant               
            artisanat and balade dans les villages

Day 2
Start the day with sun rise viewing and picnic breakfast in front of Angkor Wat Temple, where you can see its massive three-tiered pyramid, crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters. Angkor Wat Temple is one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Great Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved
 Countryside tour
hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people. Once you finished the visit of this cultural marvel temple, trek to another village where you discover other varieties of handicraft, such as boxes, baskets and mats. Visit village activities such as making palm sugar and sugar palm wine. Take cooking class and have lunch with local family around temples and rest after your meal. In the early afternoon, walking through the forest trails behind Tapromh and visit Tapromh, known as the jungle temple. This temple is considered to be Angkor’s most beautiful structure and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged itself over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling, finally you will finish the afternoon with the colors of the sunset at Pre Rup Temple.

Departure around 05:30am and return around 06:30pm

 Balade à pied               balade dans la forêt                village de pêcheurs

Day 3
Located 40km from Siem Reap, it is a pleasant 1 hour drive through the Cambodian countryside to reach the jewel of Khmer art, Banteay Srei Temple. Translating to “The Citadel of the Women”, this red sand-stone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings and in an amazing state of preservation. Much of the Angkor civilization can be learned here by studying the remarkable carvings. Continue to take a discovery tour
 Handicraft and villages trek
to Kbal Spean, 1000 Lingas carving on natural stone onto river, and also tour in Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), and listen to their conservation programs and roles nearby Kulen Mountain national park. Enjoy lunch break at a local restaurant and return to visit Banteay Samre temple at the end of the day.

Departure around 07:30am and return around 05:00pm

 Kompong Khleang stilt village               excursion in Siem Reap                excursion in Siem Reap