Siem Reap Urban with Angkor Wat – 4 Days – Backpackit

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The Siem Reap Urban with Angkor Wat is the perfect start on your Cambodia Adventure giving you a soft landing with pick up from the airport/bus station, a day to marvel at the temples, to bike the countryside and to have a comfortable base at an atmospheric hostel. The Angkor Archaeological Park is architecturally and artistically breath taking and one of the most important archaeological sites in Asia, if not the world. Angkor Wat's iconic outline in the early morning sun, temples taken over by roots and vines and tales from the past and present will forever be imprinted in your mind. But Siem Reap is much more than temple grounds. Just beyond the city scapes lies a charming countryside where local life is lived far away from the crowds. Where Khmer dishes are prepared with proudness, and spirituality is present in all walks of life.

Included: Meals: 1 x Lunch on day 3
Accommodation: 3 nights at The Living Quarters Hostel 543 (or similar)
Entrance Fee(s): One day temple pass to the Angkor Archaeological Area
Transport: Tuk Tuk transfer on day 1, tuk tuk tour on day 2 and bicycles on day 3
Others/Activities: Angkor Wat temple tour with guide and outskirts Siem Reap bike tour

There is no overall guide on the tour. There will be drivers who speak limited English and English-speaking tour guides on day 2 and 3.
Not included: · Visa to Cambodia (own arrangement)
· Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
· Drinks
· Onwards transportation after check out on day 4
· Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
· Personal expenses
· Tips
Anything not mentioned as included in the above

· Enjoy a quiet sunrise at the jungle temple of Ta Phrom
· Explore Angkor Wat with a knowledgeable guide in local tuk-tuks
· Bike through the countryside with an in depth look at local culture
· Stay at a handpicked hostel with swimming pool and atmosphere

  • Day 1: Arrial in Siem Reap and your first evening in Cambodia.

    Upon arrival in Siem Reap airport/bus station you will meet our local representative who will take you to your boutique hotel for the days ahead. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the new city.
    Take a dip in the hotel pool, get a massage to decompress after a long day of traveling and have a stroll and dinner in the bustling Old Market and Pub Street areas.

    Accommodation: Overnight The Living Quarters Hostel 543 (or similar)

  • Day 2: Explore the marvellous temples of Angkor from sunrise to sundown.

    Depart at 5:30 in the morning for sunrise at the temples of Angkor in Tuk Tuks. Arriving at the mystical Srah Sarong or "King's Bath" at around 6am, just in time to see the sun rise over the water and temples. After sunrise, walk across the road and be first at the fabulous jungle temple of Ta Phrom when it opens. Ta Phrom is particularly amazing in the early morning when all you can hear are the sounds of the jungle, before the crowds arrive.
    The Angkor Archaeological Park is visually, architecturally and artistically breath taking and one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia if not the world. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, the park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. You could spend weeks exploring the ruins, but on this day tour, you will have a chance to see all the highlights.
    After Ta Phrom, you will visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you can take a quiet optional 1km walk along the wall and through the jungle to a hidden temple to enjoy your packed breakfast (on own arrangement). Then visit the temples of Bayon, Baphoun and Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. Take a break with a local lunch within and cold drinks within the park grounds (on own arrangement). After lunch and an optional siesta, you will visit Angkor Wat. The late afternoon is put aside for a visit to the main temple, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is one of mankind's greatest achievements, and the intricate carvings at the temple of Angkor Wat demonstrate the skill of the Khmer builders. It had constructed in the jungle in the early 12th century, then - two centuries later - was mysteriously abandoned by the Khmer civilization. Now Angkor Wat is the main reason tourists come to visit Cambodia.

    Finish the day with an unforgettable sunset on the quiet east side of Angkor Wat.

    Accommodation: Overnight The Living Quarters Hostel 543 (or similar)

  • Day 3: Bike through the countryside and experience the local side of Cambodia

    Today you will bike through the surrounding countryside to prepare a local Khmer meal to offer to the monks. Buddhist monks live away from their families and are not allowed to have normal jobs. They depend on the faith and charity of the local people. After a bike just outside of Siem Reap we will meet our chef from the village who takes us grocery shopping at a local food market. Maybe the chef will recommend that you to learn to cook the popular dish Amok, a fish soup, or Somlor Korko. After you have finished your Khmer cooking, the chef and his wife show you how to pack the meal and some rice into a banana leaf. A short walk takes us to the pagoda where the monks live so you can hand them the alms. Most likely the monk will give you a blessing and you can ask him everything you like to know regarding Cambodian culture and Buddhism. After you have given alms and eaten lunch in a local Cambodian home, you will bike back to your hotel.

    Meals: Lunch
    Accommodation: Overnight The Living Quarters Hostel 543 (or similar)

  • Day 4: Proceed to your next destination at your own pace

    Once you've enjoyed your breakfast, check-out and proceed to your next destination. Not sure where to go or what to do? Let us know if you need inspiration or help for your onwards journey.


· Infant/Child Sharing bed with parents: Not allowed · Children in extra bed: Will be seen as adults and pay adult rate Please be aware of: There is biking on this tour that is not recommended for children below 12 years of age, although child seats and bikes can be arraigned on request and at an extra charge.


Boutique Hostel with pool and bar in shared dorm room with shared bathroom facilities


Local tuk-tuks (remork’s)


Available year round, though itinerary could vary in the rainy season and in the hottest time of the year (April) if needed. We think it is always a great time to visit Cambodia, but as is typical with its neighbouring countries, Dec-Feb is the coolest driest and most popular time to visit. March-May can be brutally hot and dry, but the rainy or “green” season is a particularly good time to visit with beautiful vibrant scenery, less crowds and rains that generally only last an hour or so in the late afternoon.

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Siem Reap, Angkor Wat