Weekend Express Package • 3 days/2 nights
Day 1 – Arrival in Siem Reap
A member of our team will greet you at the airport or the port, take charge of your luggage and transfer you to Samar Villas. Lunch – not included. In the late afternoon, at sunset, your first experience of the wonders of Angkor. Sitting on one of the thousands of years old stones, you can recharge your batteries with gin & tonic as your guide explains the programme for the weekend.
Day 2 – The temple highlights of Angkor
After an early morning wake-up call from our concierge, you make an early start to avoid the crowds and visit the magnificent temple Ta Prohm, where some of the scenes from the film Tomb Raider were shot. The temple has a magical atmosphere and the early morning freshness and serenity allow you to fully appreciate this work of art sculpted by man and nature. A mid-morning break for a cup of tea or coffee accompanied by fresh pastries, in the midst of the temples. Your tuk-tuk driver knows the park well and so he can follow your preferred route with no risk of you missing any of the beautiful sights of the park. He will take you down forest trails to the temple of Ta Nei before finishing the morning with a tour of Ta Keo, an imposing mountain temple that definitely should not be overlooked. After lunch at Samar Villas, you can relax in the pool or with a massage before continuing your discovery of the wonders of Angkor. You set off for the ancient city of Angkor Thom and enter through the Gate of Victory, following the ancient 8 metre long wall to the Gate of the Dead. You continue on to the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King followed by the temples of Phimeanakas and Baphuon. Bayon Temple with its myriad of carved faces bring this amazing day of sightseeing to a close.
Day 3 - Angkor Wat & Hidden Temple of Precious Stones
A wake-up call at dawn by our concierge before you set off to marvel at the sunrise over Angkor Wat, one of the jewels of world architecture. You enjoy the tranquillity and freshness of the early morning to explore the temple with its sumptuous carved bas-reliefs. After such an early start, you can choose to continue on to explore other temples, Siem Reap or relax back at the hotel, before your lunch.
This afternoon, you have a choice of programmes: - Discover new temples & sights – you set off by car for the tample of Preah Khan whose magnificent ruins lie at the north of the old town and is only the second remaining example of Angkorian temple. It is perfect for bird-watching as the temple exudes a particular serenity. You continue on to Neak Pean, with it’s unique charm and then Ta Som, characterized by the iconic trees and finally, Banteay Samre, a truly spiritual gem.
- or decide to stay in the town before your flight.
A private transfer for the airport to catch your evening flight.