Essential Angkor Family Tour 5 Nights / 6 Days

From Angkor Tuk Tuk ride to the magnificent Angkor Complex, the wildlife at Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity provides a great walking tour to understand Cambodia’s rare endangered species being protected and taken care while the next journey takes you to see the rest of beautiful Angkorian temples. Enjoy a pleasant bike ride to beautiful Cambodia’s countryside, have fun from boarding oxcart to interact locals and get entertained by unique Cambodian circus. Greatly go to embark the Angkor balloon to watch the spectacular sunrise before observing the daily life of people living in Kompong Phluk floating community on Tonle Sap Lake and delicate dinner followed by Apsara cultural show.

At a Glance

  • City/Region: Siem Reap
  • 5-night stay in Siem Reap
  • Classic, historical, cultural, wildlife, adventure, fun, sightseeing, boat excursion
  • Private tour, free hassle, flexible
  • All included, NO hidden cost

Briefing Program

  • Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival
  • Day 2: Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom by Tuk Tuks
  • Day 3: Wildlife, Beautiful Banteay Srei & Ta Prohm Temple
  • Day 4: Bike to Countryside with Oxcart Ride & Phare Cambodian Circus
  • Day 5: Angkor Balloon Sunrise, Tonle Sap Lake & Cultural Apsara Show
  • Day 6: Siem Reap – Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 | Siem Reap – Arrival

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at Siem Reap Angkor International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly driver then transfers directly (approx. 1 hour) to a booked hotel for check in and have your own free time.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2 | Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom by Tuk Tuks

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast is at hotel. We’re journeying out by Tuk Tuks (or minivan) at 8.30am 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.

Continue 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.

Return Siem Reap town and enjoy tasty Khmer family set lunch at a wooden house restaurant.

*Note: You probably skip a few small temples within Angkor Thom if you think it is too much for the day and visiting beautiful sunset is available at Phnom Bakheng, please speak to our tour guide to manage this for you. This is a hiking up (Approx. 25 minutes/way) to the hill and it’s always touristy or skip it if you feel tired.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3 | Wildlife, Beautiful Banteay Srei & Ta Prohm Temple

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast is at hotel. We start the tour at 7.45am then drive passing ruined Angkorian temples, rice paddies and countryside toward wildlife sanctuary “Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity” whose wildlife expert will give you a great tour to learn about wildlife/birds being protected and how they rescue those rare endangered species. Next, we go to witness 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”.

We return and on the way, we stop for a visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicraft souvenirs (skip it if you feel enough for today) and have Khmer set lunch at a nice wooden house restaurant.

After lunch break, resume the journey to visit Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed.

Our team take back to hotel and have your lovely free time at hotel’s poolside.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4 | Bike to Countryside with Oxcart Ride & Phare Cambodian Circus

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast is at hotel. Today the tour begins at 9.00am then we gently start the bike ride out of the hassle Siem Reap city with highlight of activities. The ride will be on the paved/dirt roads passing the fascinating countryside, ride through local villages, pagodas, see Khmer stilt houses, rice fields, vegetable gardens and you will be welcomed by kids saying “Hello” to you and interact the locals from one place to others. Visit local market and have a lot of stops along the way to take beautiful photos of huge rice paddies dotting with palm trees, cows as well as water buffaloes.

Once we arrived in a village, you will be introduced to a host family and board oxcart for the ride around the village before enjoy lunch, fresh coconut juice and tropical fruits arranged by a local family. After lunch break, we say goodbye to the local host and we take our support minivan back to the hotel.

Evening, our team transfers to have delicious Khmer set dinner at famous Chanrey Tree, a beautiful setting with garden by the riverside before we’re going to watch unique Phare Circus performance (Seat B) which is unlike any other circus in the world: theater, story, dance, high-energy music and circus arts.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 5 | Angkor Balloon Sunrise, Tonle Sap Lake & Apsara Cultural how

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

We’re leaving hotel a bit early at 5.15am through the cool morning of Angkor jungle to Angkor Balloon site where we process to embark Angkor balloon (share balloon) for the spectacular sunrise over the stunning scenery of Angkor while you’re enjoying taking the photos of the sun rising up at the gold-red sky. The balloon generally takes 10 minutes for the sightseeing soaring over the sky about 200 meter high and descent slowly down to the ground.

Return hotel for breakfast and then we depart again to visit Kompong Phluk village of Tonle Sap Lake. We process to take a boat trip along canal toward the centre of Kompong Phluk then the boat slows down to let you enjoy the surrounding admired by amazing houses atop high poles, come across the highlight of fishing activities as well as see people selling fruits/vegetable/meats on their boats, you sometimes see kids in student uniforms coming back from their classes. Witness how life works on the water and how people make the lake as home then we resume take canoe to explore the pleasant mangroves, enjoy the serenity while taking picturesque photos and you may see a few waterbirds. Continue by our main boat to see the great lake of Tonle Sap, learn from your tour guide about ecosystem and its rich biosphere reserve.

Return hotel for break and refreshment.

Evening, transfer to enjoy delicate Khmer set dinner (or buffet) followed by traditional Apsara dance performance at a selected local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 6 | Siem Reap – Departure

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast is at hotel. Simply enjoy the rest of free time in Siem Reap before our team picks you up from hotel’s lobby and transfers to Siem Reap Angkor International Airport for your flight to the next destination.

Thank You and Goodbye to Beautiful Cambodia

*You may consider to see or do one of suggested activities because Siem Reap truly offers much more to be explored from rural villages of involving exotic village activities, more interesting things to see and a lot of fun things to do such as quad bike to countryside, Phnom Kulen waterfalls, friendly Kulen elephant forest, Angkor zipline in Angkor Archaeological Park etc.

You may consider to spend a couple nights and share lovely time with your children for beach escapes at one of Cambodia’s idyllic Koh Rong/Koh Rong Samloem or at a private island Song Saa or Six Senses Krabey Island.

  • Tour Included

    • Accommodation in double/twin room share
    • Breakfast is provided by hotel
    • Lunch & dinner are mentioned in program
    • Experienced local English-speaking tour guides
    • Round trip airport transfers (with/without guide)
    • Air conditioning minivan (tuk-tuk is available on Day 2)
    • Private boat excursion, canoe & port fees
    • Angkor balloon sunrise (share-balloon)
    • Mountain bike with helmets
    • Support minivan during cycling
    • All snacks, fruit and coconut juice per program
    • All tour activities and sightseeing per program
    • Angkor ticket and all entrance fees per program
    • Mineral bottled water & fresh wet tissues
  • Tour NOT Included

    • Cambodia visa
    • Stamping fee/airport tax
    • International/domestic flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Drinks and personal expenses
    • Single supplement
    • Meals and services are not mentioned
    • Gratitude/tipping guide and driver
    • Early check in & late checkout
    • Any optional tours
  • Recommended Hotels

    • Sokkhak Boutique Resort 4*
    • Metta Residence & Spa 4* Plus
    • Angkor Village Hotel 4*
    • FCC Angkor by Avani 4*
    • The Embassy Angkor Resort 5*
    • Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra 5*
    • Anantara Angkor Resort 5*

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