Angkor and Buddism
FROM: $649
US$ 881 per person (based on a group of 2 people)
US$ 706 per person (based on a group of 4 people)
US$ 649 per person (based on a group of 6 people)

Code: E-CTHBS0001
Tour Style: Relaxation & Wellness
Duration: 6 days
Difficulty Comfort Exclusivity
Over View:

Traveling through South East Asia, especially visiting the Indochinese countries such as Cambodia you will see hundreds of Buddhist monasteries scattered everywhere, but then in the Angkorian Era the country was a mixture of Hindu and Buddism. Nowadays over 95% of Cambodians are Buddhist. Do you want to know about the distinctive features of Buddhism in Cambodia? Also, are you curious about the more famous Buddhist sites of Cambodia? Here is a gret chance to visit the monks and take part in some of the activities performed in the temples such as the blessing ceremony or the sprinkling holy water ceremony etc. In the meantime you will explore Cambodia, visiting the Angkor Temple complex at Siem Reap.   

Trip Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time:

There are two seasons in Cambodia, wet and dry. From early May to the end of October is the rainy season. It often rains heavily but for short periods of time, mostly later in the day or during the night, after which the sun returns. The rain cools the air and freshens up the lush green of the rice plantations. It is cooler in the dry season, which runs from early November to early February, when it starts heating up again, building to the hottest month of April. So the best time for rain lovers is between May and October and from November to early March for those who like it dry and cool.


Trip Tips:

When visiting the temples, be sure to wear sturdy to cover the knees and solders, comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking as well as sometimes climbing steep stairs.


Visitng Cambodian Circus known as Phare Ponleu Selpak located in Siem Reap. Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a non-profit Cambodian association working with vulnerable children, young adults and their families through 3 interweaving fields of intervention are Arts schools, Social support and Educational programs.

Brief Itinerary  

Day 01: Arrival – Siem Reap
Day 02: Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 04: Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 05: Siem Reap – Free day
Day 06: Siem Reap – Departure


Day 01: Arriving – Siem Reap

On arrival at Siem Reap you will be met by our guide and transfer to the hotel for check in. After purchasing the Angkor temple pass you will enjoy an ATV ride (quad bike) through the countryside, meeting friendly local poeple and kids, followed by a visit to Wat Atvea temple then work with the  monks at the water blessing ceremony for prosperity, happiness and sucess.

Tonight you will enjoy some Khmer Cuisine along with an Apsara dance performance to depicting the daily ilife of Cambodia and its mytholigy.

Overnight at the hotel
(Dinner included)

Day 02: Siem Reap – Angkor

Getting up early to bring food for the Buddhist monks You can then enjoy breakfast at the monastery after the monks  eaten.

We continue to explore Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Entrance will be from the Western Entrance, where the four faces of Buddha and the flanking statue of gods and demons can be seen. The exploration continues to the Terraces of Elephant and the Leper King to the Baphuon temple just re-opened to the public in June 2011 after 50 years of restoration. The morning activities will finish by visiting the main temple of Bayon, which has likenesses in the 216 gigantic faces of the temple's towers to other statues of the king, which has led many scholars to the conclusion that the faces are the many representations of Jayavarman VII himself, whereas others have stated that the faces belong to the bodhisattva of compassion called Avalokitesvara or Lokesvara. 

In the afternoon you will visit the amazing Angkor Wat temple that is surrounded by a gigantic man made moat, which is the symbol of Nirvana and has been used as a funerary temple in the past. Marvel at the gallery engraved with the history of Khmer Empire and mythologies of the Hinduism.

Overnight at the hotel
(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor (4Km Trekking)

After breakfast and checking out of the hotel we then drive through the stunning countryside with its stilted houses, paddy fields as well as local families who are producing palm sugar before we arrive at Banteay Srei temple. This temple is known as the most beautiful one, with the deep pink sandstone carving to show all the details of its craftsmanship. We then trek from the foot of Phnom Koulein Mountain which is known as the Mahendraparvata (The mount of Inda) passing spring water and Thousand Linga River (approximately 4km).

We enjoy a packed lunch in the jungle

We rhen transfer to the waterfall and enjoy swiming till late afternoon before heading to Wat Veal Preah Kral, visiting the giant reclining Buddha statue.

After dinner we will make tea or coffee then give alms to the buddist monks after which then we have an opportunity to talk to the monks about their experiences etc.  

Overnight in tent
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 04: Siem Reap – Angkor  (12Km Trekking)

We have breakfast at the campsite after saying good morning to the jungle. We start our trek through the grass feilds, passing holy shrines and enormous monoliths to explore the La Aang Bro Chearv (Bat Cave) and Srah Domrei (Elephant Pound). After the bat cave, we will visit the sandstone Elephant, lion and frog staues then follow by having lunch.

In the afternoon we will transfer back to Siem Reap via a visit to the Land Mine Museum.    

Overnight at the hotel
(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 05: Siem Reap – Freeday

After having breakfast at the hotel you will be free at your leisure or enjoy shopping.

Overnight at the hotel
(Breakfast included)


Day 06: Siem Reap – Departure

After having breakfast at the hotel will be free at your leisure till your departure tranfer.

(Breakfast included) 

 This tour is private and can be tailor-made to suit your travel needs. As a result the price is quoted in US dollars and shown on a per-person basis. The 'Price From' quoted above is for parties of 2, 4 and 6 people and for accommodation in 3 star hotels. The final price will be privately quoted, based on the number in your party, your preferred time of travel, grade of hotel and any additional services requested. Please click on the BOOK NOW button and fill in the booking form, after which one of our travel consultants will customize the best value holiday for you.
We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. All of our prices are calculated on a twin-shared basis. As a guide, Travel Loops defines hotel grades as follows:
>>Superior Level (3 star hotels in good locations): > 60 USD/room/night
>>Deluxe Level (4 star hotels): > 110 USD/room/night
>>Luxury Level (5 star hotels): > 180 USD/room/night.
Price based on twin shared accommodation.
Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
More people means more discount. Please enquire for more details

Tour prices based on superior level (3 Star Hotel)
Group Size Price Per Person In USD based on twin / Double roon share
6 People  US$ 649 per person
4 People  US$ 706 per person
2 People  US$ 881 per person
1. Entrance Fees.
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
2. Meals.
All meals as specified in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
When the meals are not included in the program, our guides will be more than happy to recommend one from our list of approved restaurants. While not always possible, we endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Asian breakfasts are available; however, there may be occasions when only an Asian-style breakfast is available in some of the more remote locations.
3. Private Transfers & Airport Pick-up and drop-off.
Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as mentioned in the itinerary).
4. Professional Tour Guide.
As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city and will remain with you throughout your stay in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
5. Accommodation.
Hotel costs are based on double occupancy of one twin room. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Asian breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless otherwise specified.
6. Airport Tax, Fuel Fee, Service Charge & Government Taxes.
7. Arrangements Fees.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

1. International/Domestic Airfares.
Any International/domestic flight or train tickets and tax.
2. Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar,Thailand or Laos Entry Visa Fees.
3. Excess Baggage Charges.
Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm.
4. Personal Expenses.
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as Tips and gratuities, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals that are not included in the tour itinerary.
5. Meals.
Any meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
6. Single Room Supplement.

7. Travel Insurance.

8. Payment fees.


The hotels listed below are just our suggestions offering the best value for this trip according to the hotel category chosen., but Travel Loops also offers more options to cater for different grades, personal taste, and budget. Please let us know if you have any specific choice of hotels, or personal preferences/requirements.
Note: Our first choice for each level of accommodation has been highlighted in orange. As mentioned above our selection criteria are based on: prior client reviews, hotel management and staff training, facilities maintenance, location, business relationship and advantages given exclusively to our clients on price and service.
------------    Superior Level (3*)    --------------
Siem Reap Steung Siem Reap Hotel 3* Superior 
Siem Reap Prum Bayon Hotel 3* Superior 
Siem Reap Angkor Home 3*  Superior  
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap 3*   Superior  
Siem Reap Casa Angkor 3*  Superior 
 --------------     Deluxe Level (4*)     --------------
 Siem Reap Tara Angkor 4*  Superior 
Siem Reap  Angkor Miracle 4*  Deluxe Poolview 
Siem Reap  Angkor Paradise 4*   Superior
Siem Reap  Borei Angkor 4*  Superior 
Siem Reap Shinta Mani 4* Superior 
 --------------    Luxury Level (5*)    --------------
Siem Reap Victoria Angkor 5*  Superior 
Siem Reap Raffles Grand D´Angkor 5*  Superior 
Siem Reap Sofitel Phokeetra 5*  Superior 
Siem Reap Park Hyatt 5*   Superior 
Siem Reap Le Meridien 5*  Superior 
--------------    Boutiques & Resorts    --------------
Siem Reap Navutu Dreams  4*  Explorer Room 
Siem Reap  Memoires D´Angkor 4*  Superior 
Siem Reap Mulberry  4*  Suite 
Siem Reap Natura Resort 4* Villa
Siem Reap La Residence D' Angkor   5*  Superior  
Siem Reap The Sothea 5* Superior  
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