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Cambodia's Secrets of Angkor

3 Days | Uncover Cambodia's secrets from Angkor Wat to Siem Reap

4.9 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
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Uncover the secrets of Cambodia’s mystical Angkor Wat region during three full days of exploration and adventure. Investigate these sacred temples and explore from Angkor Wat to Ta Prohm with a knowledgeable local guide. Be awed not only by the ruins but by stories of god-kings and lost civilisations, ancient mythology and fascinating folklore. Trek through the dense, steamy Cambodian jungle to admire Hindu sculptures that were carved into a riverbed over a thousand years ago, sample plenty of spicy Khmer dishes and meet locals who reside in stilted villages atop Tonle Sap. This is the perfect addition to any holiday in South East Asia.

Trip overview

Map of Cambodia's Secrets Of Angkor including Cambodia
Start
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Finish
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Theme
Short Breaks
Destinations
Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Original, Comfort
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKAS
This trip generates 20.34 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • As one of the world’s greatest religious and archaeological sites, Angkor Wat deserves and demands special attention – this short break focuses on the temple complex in detail.
  • From the man-made to the natural side of Cambodia, an Intrepid Foundation supported project that helps animals saved from trafficking.
  • Explore the lands surrounding Angkor Wat, and gain insight into the Cambodian way of life.
  • Discover a way of life dictated by the rhythm of water in the fascinating floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CRST. Donations help them break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia by inspiring and empowering children with education opportunities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • We use a variety of hotels in Siem Reap, depending on availability. These hotels will be confirmed to you at your time of booking.
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments and you will visit many temples on this trip, which requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.

Itinerary

Map of Cambodia's Secrets Of Angkor including Cambodia

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Transport

Boat, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Activities
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor tour (including Angkor Wat, Bayon & Ta Prohm)
  • Siem Reap - Landmine museum
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srey Butterfly Center
  • Siem Reap - Tour of Banteay Srei and Preah Khan Temples
  • Siem Reap - Chong Kneas Floating Village boat trip

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Important notes

1.You will be picked up on Day 1 from your hotel in Siem Reap at 8:00-8:15 am. Please let us know the name and address of your hotel.
2. Please note that this trip is available in either Original or Comfort style. Unlike our group trips, the style on a Short Break Adventure refers to the style of accommodation only. All other inclusions are the same no matter which style of Short Break you select.
3. This trip is operated by our local partners in Cambodia and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Mike · Traveled January 2024
Loved this short trip, covers so many major temples, very clear itineraries, loved also seeing the butterfly reserve, easy to link after flying in, great guides and drivers and a very central hotel.
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024

Maria Victoria · Traveled December 2023
Excellent itinerary. Siem Rep was beutiful. Worth every penny. I had the absolute pleasure of experiencing Hom's guided tour, and it was nothing short of extraordinary! The trip would not be great if not for his hospitality. You could feel his passion for the local history and landmarks. He expertly balanced information and anecdotes, making the tour insightful and engaging. His professionalism and personal touch made the experience unforgettable. 10stars!
Review submitted 08 Jan 2024

Laura · Traveled December 2023
This was an incredible way to see Angkor Wat and Siem Reap. We had a private tour through the temples which made it so accessible and great transportation to each site. I loved the butterfly sanctuary! Totally worth the stop to be in the beautiful garden and have a tour about how they raise butterflies! Our trip leader was amazing and so friendly!
Review submitted 27 Dec 2023

Carol · Traveled November 2023
Excellent trip as you had the day for included activities (with an excellent guide) and the evenings to explore on your own. I was most impressed with our tour guide, Dee, who was able to share not only facts and interesting things about the places we visited, but her own family connection and history in connection with the places we visited. This personal touch makes you feel a little more of a connection to the history of the place.
Review submitted 11 Nov 2023

Gabriel · Traveled September 2023
We had an amazing time exploring Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm , Pink lady's temple and Bayon with an extremely knowledgeable guide who did not present is the facts about the temples but also gave us a sneak peak into the local folklore. Vanny, our guide made sure we are well taken care of and presented us with local markets where he got us an array of local sweets and street food. Trully an amazing experience that I have no doubt would not have been possible without our guide Vanny and our driver mr. "Hour". And on top of all that we managed to visit the floating , drive around busy Siem Reap in a tuktuk and enjoy a few traditional dances in the evening.
Review submitted 06 Oct 2023
Cambodia's Secrets of Angkor
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USD $483