Secret of Angkor
Uncover the secrets of Cambodia’s mystical Angkor Wat region during three full days of exploration and adventure. Investigate these sacred temples and explore from Angkor Wat to Ta Prohm with a knowledgeable local guide. Be awed not only by the ruins but also by stories of god-kings and lost civilisations, ancient mythology and fascinating folklore.
At a Glance
Day 1 Arrive Siem Riep followed by a Street Food Tour
Day 2 Visit the Angkor Temples
Day 3 Tour the Floating Village and transfer to Airport
Trek through the dense steamy Cambodian jungle. Admire Hindu sculptures carved into a riverbed over a thousand years ago. Sample plenty of spicy Khmer dishes and meet locals who reside in stilted villages atop Tonle Sap. This is the perfect addition to any holiday in Cambodia.
The staggering Angkor Wat is the largest religious building ever built and recognized as one of the eight wonders of the world. Relish your time here – you’ve never seen anything like it.
Siem Reap was little more than a village when the first French explorers re-discovered Angkor in the 19th century. With the return of Angkor to French control in 1907, Siem Reap began to grow and absorbing the first wave of tourists.
The Grand Hotel d’Angkor opened its doors in 1929 and the temples of Angkor. It remained one of Asia’s leading draws until the late 1960s luring visitors such as Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Kennedy. In 1975, the population of Siem Reap was evacuated by the communist Khmer Rouge and driven into the countryside. Along with Siem Reap, the rest of the cities and towns in Cambodia we also evacuated.
As with the rest of the country, Siem Reap’s history is coloured by spectre of the brutal Khmer Rouge Regime. Since Pol Pot’s death in 1998, relative stability and a rejuvenated tourist industry. With the advent of war, Siem Reap entered a long slumber from which it only began to re-awake in the mid-1990s.