Celebrate a truly unforgettable honeymoon in Angkor
4 Days (3 Nights) in Siem Reap
Siem Reap is a perfect starting point or final destination for a romantic honeymoon in South East Asia.
Your stay in Siem Reap will not only introduce you to the stunning Temples of Angkor, but also include numerous other highlights such as a photo shooting session with a professional photographer, a helicopter flight over Angkor Wat and a blessing ceremony conducted by a Buddhist monk to make your trip a truly memorable one.
- Day 1 Transfer to your hotel by private limousine, welcome drink, visit to Angkor Thom
- Day 2 Blessing by a Buddhist monk; photo shooting with a professional photographer with Angkor as the backdrop; Angkor Wat and other temples of the Grand and Small Circuit; traditional Khmer massage
- Day 3 Banteay Srei, helicopter flight over Angkor; romantic dinner in an excellent restaurant with special ambience
- Day 4 Free time until transfer to the airport or your next destination of an extended tour programme
Day 1: When you arrive at Siem Reap, our tour guides will be expecting you and take you to your hotel by private limousine. At the hotel, you will be served an exclusive welcome drink. After a short rest, you can begin your exploration of the fascinating temple world, starting with the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom which also houses the Bayon with its mysterious four-faced towers, the royal palace and the Terraces of the Elephants and the Leper King.
Day 2: Early in the morning, we visit a Buddhist pagoda where a Buddhist monk will bless you as part of a short and exclusive ceremony. Accompanied by renowned photographer Eric de Vries, you then visit the marvellous Angkor Wat Temple, the world’s largest religious building and Cambodia’s national symbol. You are given time for a photo shooting session against this wonderful backdrop before you continue along the Small Circuit to have a good look at Ta Keo Temple, Angkor’s first construction built entirely of sandstone, and the serene and romantic Ta Prohm. This latter temple has been left exactly as it was found in the 19th century, embraced by the roots of enormous jungle trees. Our excursion would not be complete without a few admiring looks at Banteay Kdei, a flat temple also known as the Citadel of Monks. Back in the hotel, you are treated to a soothing traditional Khmer massage.
Day 3: Following a short visit to the gigantic temple mountain of Pre Rup in the morning, we depart for Banteay Srei north of Angkor. Compared to other temples, this religious monument – the only one not erected by a king – seems delicately small, though its sophisticated decor with innumerable reliefs is remarkable. On our way back, a small detour to the little frequented Banteay Samre with its high temple tower is well worth the extra effort. After lunch, your honeymoon has another highlight in store for you: a scenic helicopter flight over Angkor. A romantic dinner in a good restaurant with a great ambience is a befitting conclusion of the day.
Day 4: Individual activities until check-out from your hotel and transfer to the airport or to the next destination of an extended travel programme.
The above tours are therefore sample itineraries.
Tourist hub of Cambodia
As gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is clearly the tourist hub of Cambodia. Accordingly, the town offers a vast array of accommodation options, ranging from boutique guest houses to some of the best hotels in the region.
The picturesque town centre hosts many speciality restaurants, lively bars, designer boutiques and a bustling night market.
Apart from temple visits, there are plenty activities that warrant a longer stay than just a couple of days, ranging from photography courses to cycling adventures to excursions to nearby bird sanctuaries or a homestay in a floating village on the nearby Tonle Sap Lake.
The area around the provincial capital of Siem Reap is dotted with dozens of temple complexes, most of them situated in the Angkor Archaeological Park to the North of the town.
Among the countless treasures first-time visitors should at least include Angkor Wat, believed to be the world’s largest religious building, the Bayon with its mysterious face towers and the complexes of Agnkor Thom, a walled fortress which was once the centre world’s largest city.
On the way to and back from these complexes visits of other temples are easily possible, above all of Ta Prohm which has been left to the forces of nature by archaeologists, many parts of its structure being embraced by the roots of gigantic trees.
At least two days are required for a relatively detailed exploration of Angkor Archaeological Park which can be reached conveniently by car, tuk tuk or bicycle. The area is too large to be explored on foot.
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