Best Recommended 2-Day Angkor Complex Tour

This is greatly considered as the best combination of Angkor Wat and its magical temple complex for everyone who looks for wonderful experience in Siem Reap Angkor and especially this private tour is purposely designed for Angkor temple architecture seekers as well as adventurers. Spend the first fully guided tour to discover the small circuit including the well-known Angkor Wat temple, South Gate of Angkor Thom, the endless smiles of Bayaon, the intertwined tree roots of Ta Prohm jungle temple and capture the picturesque sunset from Bakheng Hill. Followed the next day, visit the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat, continue to observe the intricately carved beautiful Banteay Srei temple by strolling at Preah Dak village along with interesting local activities as we will spend the afternoon at the grand circuit or choose to pleasantly venture at the lost jungle temple “Beng Mealea”.

  • Tour code: #angkor
  • City/region: Siem Reap
  • Tour type: private, classic, historical, adventure
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Hassle: free, flexible
  • Available: daily (best period: November to February)
  • Advance booking: required
  • Tour required: valid Angkor ticket

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Angkor Complex with Sunset

Our experienced tour guide and driver will be greeting you at 8.30am at your hotel’s lobby then transfer within Angkor jungle to the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces that religiously represents compassion, sympathy, equanimity and charity. Stroll around Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including BaphuonPhimeanakasterrace of leper king and terrace of elephant. Resume the journey to visit Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed.

*Add Khmer set menu for your lunch break near temples.
– Option 1: view set menu detail $9.00
– Option 2: view set menu detail $10.00

Afternoon, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest unrivaled monument in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in 12th Century, Angkor Wat is considered as one of the top destinations in Asia and is a must-see in your lifetime. Learning from your tour guide the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia.

Next, we set off to visit beautiful sunset at Phnom Bakheng. This is a hiking up/down (Approx. 25-30 minutes per way) the hill and the place is always touristy or you may skip it because you feel tired.

Day 2: Sunrise, Beautiful Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

We leave early at 5.00am then transfer within the soft morning of Angkor jungle toward the magnificent Angkor Wat where we enjoy the walking to watch the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat towers and capture its beautiful sunrise reflection at the lotus pond.
*Note: we recommend you to have take-away breakfast from your hotel.

Continue our journey to have a short visit at Preah Dak market to witness daily life of people selling their vegetables, meat and exchange the trades as well as having chances to sample famous steam-rice cake hidden coconut milk inside before heading to reveal the intricately carved, beautiful red-pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei – considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and its finest details. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”.

Afternoon, with the grand circuit: we explore some main Angkorian temples starting with Srah Srang (The Royal’s Basin), Banteay KdeiTa KeoPreah Khan (Royal Sword), Neak Pean (Coiled Serpents), Ta Som & East Mebon. Your tour is very flexible and you may want to skip a few of these temples if you think that is too much.

OR choose to visit the lost jungle temple “Beng Mealea” instead of Grand Circuit.

*Surcharge: $35-$45 per group.

Explore the hidden ruined temple “Beng Mealea” sitting within the lush wilderness and is famed for its serenity, intertwined trees and the perfection for photographing. The adventure is truly exotic, enhanced by the nature and you’re going to climb over big piles of rocks, scrawling, and squeezing into the ruined galleries to reveal its mystery as well as observe significant stone quarry. Enroute to taste some bites of bamboo sticky rice and observe how it is made before returning your hotel in the evening.

Tour Prices are quoted in US dollar per person

1 Pax: $170.00 ($155.00 by Tuk Tuk on Day 1)
2 Pax: $89.00 ($79.00 by Tuk Tuk on Day 1)
3 Pax: $70.00
4 Pax: $55.00
5 Pax: $45.00
6 Pax: $38.00

  • Tour Included

    › Experienced local English-speaking guide
    › Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Siem Reap
    › Traveling in air conditioning car/minivan (tuk-tuk is available on Day 1)
    › Tour activities and sightseeing per program
    › Mineral bottled water & fresh wet tissues

  • Tour NOT Included

    › Accommodation
    › Travel insurance
    › Angkor ticket ($62/pax)
    › Meals, drinks and services are not mentioned
    › Gratitude/tipping to guide and driver

  • Additional Information

    How much is Angkor ticket, how does one get it and how is it used?

    The Angkor ticket can be purchased at the toll booth en route to Angkor Archaeological Park. There is always queue, payment is made in cash and they will take photo for you. Once you get the pass, make sure you keep it with you safely (or use name tag) because you have to show your pass to authority guards at the entrance of each temple. Buying Angkor ticket online is also available and convenient, you should prepare a photo ready to upload when you’re processing your ticket on the official website:

    A). 1-day pass is USD 37
    B). 3-day pass is USD 62 (Valid within 10 days)
    C). 7-day pass is USD 72 (Valid within 30 days)

    Temple hours: The Angkor Wat complex opens at 5:00am and closes at 6:00pm. Banteay Srei closes at 5:00pm and Kbal Spean closes at 3:00pm, so plan your itinerary carefully.

    Our local experienced English speaking guide

    Our local tour guide is the most important part of the entire trip. He/she is the one who makes your day well worth a visit and will do his/her best to ensure you leaving Cambodia with a great experience and unforgettable. More importantly, we patiently commit and carefully reserve one of our top tour guides that has more than 10 years experienced in taking care of clients to see beautiful Cambodia as well as sharing lovely Cambodia’s culture and history, and he/she has friendly attitude, informative, knowledgeable, and advisable.

    Khmer lunch set menu

    Due to having a lot of complaining about expensive lunch & drinks at local restaurants near Angkor temples, we highly recommend you to book Khmer set lunch with us so that we can reserve a delicious set lunch for you in advance at one of good restaurants.
    Price is from $9.00 per person.


    Tuk Tuk has become very popular in Cambodia when visiting Angkor Siem Reap, especially tourists make their journey with tuk tuk to get an unique experience and have some fun when on Tuk Tuk. If you don’t feel comfortable with the tropical weather in Cambodia, air conditioning car/van/coach are the alternatives, cool and convenient.

    *Payment: The booking is not required a deposit in advance. You will be paying in full amount (US dollar cash) on the touring day when our team picks you up at your hotel’s lobby. However, we require you to respectfully take responsibility to inform us at least 48 hours prior to the tour departure if you wish to cancel the booking.

    *Dressing Code

    Cambodia geographically stays in the tropical monsoon, its weather varies and annually brings wet and dry seasons, generally hot in during day time and a bit cooler at night, and in the early morning. You should wear whatever most comfortable but remember to dress appropriately to respect the locals and other religious sites; pagodas, temples and holy places. Clothes must cover your shoulders and knees when you wish to visit the top part at Angkor Wat and when visit Buddhist pagodas.

    Strong footwear is strongly recommended for walking at Beng Mealea temple, should bring along insect repellent and make sure your camera is fully charged a day before.

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