Things to do in Siem Reap

Private Angkor Wat sunrise adventure with a local guide

36 reviews

  • 8 - 10 hours in total

  • Lunch, transport included

  • Pick up at your hotel

What To Expect

This trip to the 'City of Temples', the prime display of classic Khmer architecture as well as the most iconic landmark of Cambodia will take you from temple to temple, each one as mesmerizing as the last. It is most spectacular at sunrise, so the view is totally worth your effort to wake up early.

The Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the Khmer Temples, is where you can appreciate its sheer size and its awe-inspiring beauty. The temple is surrounded by a large moat and high walls, making it the largest religious monument in the world.

Visit the Angkor Thom, literally translating to 'Great City', which was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire. Here your guide will tell you about the rise and fall of the Khmer Empire, and how their people lived here for so many years.

Within the walls of Angkor Thom lies the Bayon Temple which is home to some of the most exquisite and unique architecture that the Temples of Angkor has to offer. There are thousands of beautiful carvings on the outer walls of the Bayon Temple, and famously in the upper terrace, there are 37 standing towers, known as the face towers, with most towers displaying giant smiling faces on each side.

Ta Prohm is found just outside the walls of Angkor Thom and is a prime example of how the temples would look without any human interference. You may recognize this temple from the film 'Tomb Raider', as its unique appearance was used to create a dramatic jungle scenery. This temple has been left unrestored and the jungle trees have penetrated its walls, which sets it apart from the other Temples of Angkor, and makes for some interesting sights!

This trip will also take you to the Terrace of Elephant and the Terrace of Leper King, along with a lunch stop, where you can catch your breath and have a bite to eat.

Angkor Wat was granted a UNESCO World Heritage Site not only due to its marvelous architecture but also because of its rich history. Hiring a guide is, therefore, the perfect way to learn about the history and culture of the Khmer empire. So let's hurry up and book this tour to enrich your experience with our knowledgeable local guide!

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Itinerary

  • Leave from your accommodation at 4:50 am to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.
  • After that, we can have breakfast outside the temple.
  • Come back to the complex and visit:
    • Angkor Thom
    • Bayon temple
    • Elephant & Leper King Terrace
    • Ta Prohm temple
  • Tour ends mid-day around 12 - 1 pm

Notes

  • For your convenience, the order of the temples may change.
  • Please have your shoulders and knees covered during your visit inside the temples.

What's included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned transportations
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Private tour with a local guide
  • Customized schedule to suit your preference
  • Request now, pay later
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Entrance fee (USD 37/person) and lunch are NOT included
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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Small group tour
  • Join a group of maximum 10 people
  • Entrance fee (USD 37/person) and lunch are NOT included
  • Instant confirmation
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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US$29 per person

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Sam was fantastic. He and his driver - Ho were early and...
Sam was fantastic. He and his driver - Ho were early and already waiting for us at the designated pick up time. Throughout the day Sam was exceptionally knowledgable and forthcoming with information on the sites we saw. He also took the time to answer all and any questions that we had - nothing was too much trouble. We were very well looked after,... Read more
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Karin Ubbiali
2 months ago
We had a great tour at Angkor Wat with our guide Phi - he...
We had a great tour at Angkor Wat with our guide Phi - he covered the main points of Cambodian history, told us a lot of interesting stories and made sure we avoided crowds and stayed in shade during the whole time. The driver was also polite and kept the van clean. They provided us water and wet towels too! 
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Lucie Vokrouhlikova
2 months ago
Our tour was wonderful, and very in depth. The sunrise was...
Our tour was wonderful, and very in depth. The sunrise was gorgeous, and I enjoyed the fact that we took our time at Angkor Wat to let the crowds die down at the most touristy spots. The commentary was very insightful and I learned many new things about the local culture and history of the area. Highly recommend for those visiting Siem Reap! 
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Kelsey Love
8 months ago
I had Mony for my group of 15 people in February. He...
I had Mony for my group of 15 people in February. He prepared a minibus, airport pick-up, etc. very nicely. I had been to Angkor Wat several times already. But this time was special thanks to Mony's nice guide. He is particularly good at avoiding the big crowd. Anyone who has been to Angkor Wat will know that sometimes it is impossible to enjoy the... Read more
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Laurent Lesaff
a year ago
A very enjoyable and memorable trip arranged by Mony!...
A very enjoyable and memorable trip arranged by Mony! Excellent service with good explanations on each temple and the history. He is a very thoughtful guide,by preparing cold towels,mineral water and even a mat for us to sit on during the sunrise at Angkor Wat! Highly recommended for everyone! 
Shannon Hyde
a year ago

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