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Set in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap was once a small backwater town but during the past two decades it has changed beyond all recognition and is now best known for being the gateway to the Angkor ruins, a sprawling World Heritage-listed complex of more than 400 ancient temples with the magnificent Angkor Wat as its focal point. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to five-star hotels, an exciting variety of restaurants, sumptuous spas, great shopping to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus.
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Surrounded by a patchwork of paddy fields and providing a gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is one of Cambodia's most chic and charming towns.
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Best Time to Visit Siem Reap
Best time to visit Siem Reap and its Angkor Temple Complex is between November to March, when temperatures are cool and days are mostly dry - great for exploring ancient temple ruins.
However, this coincides with Cambodia's peak season, which means bigger crowds, less hotel availability and higher prices. If you would prefer to visit when crowds are thinner, consider going in the shoulder monsoon months of June or September/October. It's likely to be wet, hot and humid but the temples will be a little quieter than at other times of the year. Plus you'll get to see Angkor Wat when its moats are filled with water.
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Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Siem Reap, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Siem Reap on a bespoke touring itinerary to Cambodia, do not hesitate to contact us.
RV AmaDara Cruise is the latest addition to the Ama Waterways fleet, and a rather gorgeous affair, with sleek lines and equally sleek, spacious cabins and suites, all with private balconies. From the moment you step on board the boutique cruise, you will be inspired in our signature world of all-inclusive luxury.
Le Cochinchine Cruise is a modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style Le Cochinchine Cruise measures around 30 meters long from bow to stern and has two 420 HP engines , one in back up, making Le Cochinchine Cruise a very powerful and safe river vessel.
Received its fame by the legendary God King of ancient Cambodia, King Jayavarman VII, this Luxury Mekong Delta Cruise combines French colonial style with an aura of the Far East. Peacefully meandering along the Mekong, you will feel at once completely at home yet exhilarated by your journey along one of Asia’s most scenic rivers.<br>
Newly launched and limited to only sixty guests, the RV Mekong Adventurer Cruise sets the benchmark for luxury adventure cruising on the Mekong Delta River. The Mekong Adventurer is uniquely engineered and built to navigate these waters almost without restriction, taking you further than many comparable ships.
One of the state-of-the art brand new cruisers on the Mekong and operated by a French-Vietnamese joint venture, Mekong Prestige II Cruise is designed with fashionable combination between imposing elegance and regional Khmer accent. The luxury Mekong Delta cruise operates between HCMC and Siem Reap via Cai Be, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh.<br>
RV Jahan Cruise is the latest member among the Mekong River Boat Collection and a sibling of the famous Jayavarman. It was launched in 2012 and designed as a luxury Mekong Delta cruise with a boutique style enjoying distinguishing British Indian colonial theme with large balcony staterooms.
Meet the Hero-rats which are trained to use their highly developed sense of smell to sniff out explosives up to one meter below ground. Learn about the tragic history and current status of landmines in Cambodia.
During this 03 hour experience, immerse yourself in the Cambodian countryside and really get to understand how people live. You will ride through local villages where you can observe farmers in the rice fields and local craftsmen at work. Explore the rarely visited temple of Wat Athvear - an attractive pagoda on the site of an ancient temple.
Discover the early Angkor temples of the Roluos group, including Bakong Temple, Lolei Temple, and Preah Ko Temple. Receive a special blessing from a Buddhist monk. Take short ride of ox cart to soak up the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside.
Escape the tourist hub of the heritage town and take to the beautiful countryside that exists in the shadow of Angkor Wat. Scoot down quiet lanes to see traditional villages, vibrant fields and hidden temples, meet friendly Cambodians and learn how they make a living in the countryside. This tour opens up a vast and varied landscape of colorful village, country and rural life.
Enjoy this full-day private tour to Kulen Mountain, is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire and Beng Mealea, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor Archaeological Park. Walk along the shores of a riverbed filled with intricate carvings. Explore the jungle temple of Beng Mealea and learn about the history of the Khmer empire throughout the visit.
Step back in time to the birth of the Angkor Empire with a pioneering excursion to Phnom Kulen (mountain of the lychees), one of the most important archaeological sites in Cambodia. It has always been of great religious, cultural and archaeological significance and is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire. History lovers as well as nature enthusiasts will love the ruins, waterfalls, and rivers.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and visit remote villages to get a taste of rural Cambodian life. Enjoy the scenery of the countryside including the villages, traditional house style, green rice fields, the people, their culture and their wonderful smile of the children.