Special interests tours

Angkor Wat 2 days tour from Bangkok

  • Multi-day Tour
  • Private Tour

Highlights

Spend two days exploring the mesmerising temple complex of Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world. Wander through its fascinating ruins, some of which have been enveloped by the surrounding jungle, and discover the rich stories it has to tell. Then cruise through the floating villages of Tonle Sap for a glimpse into everyday rural life for Cambodians and soak up the natural beauty of this atmospheric lake.

What to Expect

Angkor Wat was originally designed as a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Vishnu during the Khmer Empire. Over time it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist place of worship and is considered one of the most impressive examples of high classical Khmer architecture. On this two day tour, you will have time to experience Angkor Wat’s highlights and watch both sunset and sunrise over this unforgettable landscape. After exploring Cambodia’s historic legacy, you will also get an insight into how life is for local people today during a relaxing boat cruise along Tonle Sap. Visit its peaceful floating villages and meet the fishermen who carve out a living in this unique environment.

Your Itinerary

DAY 1

  • You will be picked-up from your hotel in Bangkok and driven to the Cambodia-Thailand border crossing at Poipet-Aranyaprathet.
  • The Cambodia visa can either be organised online or at the border itself, with two passport-size photos required, together with the US$35 visa fee. Your guide will help you with your visa application if you choose to do it on-site, then continue your journey to Siem Reap.
  • You will arrive in Siem Reap around 10am, and after checking into the Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel you will have time to refresh and relax.
  • In the afternoon, you will begin your tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Angkor, one of the most magnificent displays of Khmer architecture in the world. Starting at the South Gate entrance, your guide will lead your through Angkor Thom, carefully explaining its rich and evocative history. Witness the main Bayon temple and see where the Khmer Empire rulers once watched over their armies from the Terrace of the Elephants, then explore the spectacular three-tiered Baphoun Temple. Venture into the captivating jungle environment where ‘Tomb Raider’ was filmed and bear witness to the most famed of all the site’s temples – Angkor Wat.
  • After exploring the highlights of Angkor Wat, relax and watch the sun slowly sink below the horizon at the Phnom Bakheng Temple.
  • Refresh at your hotel, then head out for dinner at a local restaurant where you will be treated to a traditional Apsara dance evoking classical mythology.

    Overnight at the Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 2

  • Wake early for one of Cambodia’s most unforgettable experiences – watching sunrise at Angkor Wat.
  • After having breakfast at a local restaurant near Angkor Wat, you will continue your tour of the archaeological site, first exploring the 11th century Beng Mealea Temple which has been enveloped by the roots and vines of an ancient banyan tree. Its sandstone towers and courtyards have been elaborately carved with scenes from Hindu mythology and Buddhist motifs.

    Following lunch, you will head back into the town of Siem Reap to check out from your hotel.

  • Embark on a boat cruise along tranquil Tonle Sap to the atmospheric floating village of Chong Kneas. Discover the unique lifestyle of its fishing community and meet some of the fishermen who take advantage of its abundant fish sources. Your cruise along Tonle Sap will also include a visit to both a fish farm and a crocodile farm!
  • Travel from Tonle Sap towards the Poi Pet border to cross back into Thailand.
  • Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel of choice.

Tour Exclusions :
Meals
Angkor pass
Visa fee of $35

Cambodian Visas & Currency

US dollars are the preferred currency of payment in Cambodia’s local markets, shops and restaurants, so there is no need to convert into local currency on arrival. Please note that few places accept credit cards and those that do usually add a 3% service fee.

Citizens from most countries will be issued with a 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Cambodian airports or land borders. Visas currently cost US$35 (to be paid in cash) and two passport-sized photos are also needed. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months and you have one unused page for your Cambodian visa to be issued. You can also pre-purchase an e-visa online and more details are available at https://www.evisa.gov.kh/.