Day 1 Arrive Siem Reap
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Afterward, we set out to visit the small Rolous town, 12km (20 minutes drive) from Siem Reap. The Rolous Group is a collection of monuments representing the remains of Hariharalaya, the first major capital of the Angkorian era Khmer Empire. It has become known as the ‘Rolous Group' due to its proximity to the modern town of Rolous. Setting the pattern for the next four centuries, the first great Khmer temples (Bakong, Preah Ko, Lolei) and Baray (reservoir) were constructed at Hariharalaya. Afterwards, enjoy a drive to the rural outskirts 35km from town and visit Banteay Srei, the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture. On the way, pass a few small Cambodian villages that have essentially remained the same for centuries. Banteay Srei loosely translates to ‘citadel of the women', but this is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 2 In Siem Reap
After breakfast, start with a visit to Angkor Thom with the temple of Bayon. The royal city itself covers four square miles and is located in the city's geographic centre. Its 50-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first sight it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Continue to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. In the afternoon visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world's most impressive ruins. The temple still owns hundreds of fine carvings of Apsaras and the scenes from Hindu mythology. The Khmer civilization constructed the temple between the 9th and 13th centuries. End the day at Phnom Bakheng, the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area. The Bakheng's hilltop location makes it the most popular sunset, offering a panoramic view of Angkor Wat and West Baray. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3 In Siem Reap
This morning there is an optional sunrise tour to Angkor Wat in front of the pond with a nice reflection. After this you will return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, start with a tour of the Grand Circuit including Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup. In the afternoon visit the Small Circuit including Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thammanon and Chau Say Tevoda. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 4 Exit Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will be driven about 45 minutes into the countryside of Siem Reap, stopping en route to visit a local village. Arrive at the boat quay and board a wooden boat for a 1½ hour cruise on Tonle Sap Lake which is also known as the Great Lake of Cambodia. Visit a whole community of floating houses and boats accommodating local daily life, such as a school, a market, a police station and children playing and swimming. Fresh water aquariums with different species of fish are displayed.
In the afternoon check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure flight.