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1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour | Make the Most of Your 1-day Visit with a Guide on Angkor Small Circuit

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1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour | Make the Most of  Your 1-day Visit with a Guide [with 2 secret walks]

Angkor Wat small loop private tour itinerary: the small loop consists of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas and Terrace of the Elephants sightseeing), the Victory Gate, the walk to the Khmoch Gate (Gate of the Dead), Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temple, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm temple, and Prasat Kravan temple.

How to book this 1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour? Select the number of guests in your private group.

For this Private Temples Tour, the price varies per group, not per person.

How to See Angkor Wat in One Day: the Ideal Angkor Wat 1-Day Itinerary

Even though the Angkor Archaeological Park includes more than 400 square kilometers, a large number of tourists only have time to explore the most important temples in Angkor in a single day. If you find yourself in a similar situation, this tour is exactly what you need to make the most of your time in Angkor!

Angkor Wat Small Circuit 1-Day Itinerary – Key Details

  • Location: Angkor Wat National Park
  • Duration: 9 – 10 Hours
  • Departure Time: your Hotel lobby: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Return Time: 6:30 PM (approx.) 
  • Live Guide: Yes
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-Up Service: at the Lobby of your Hotel
  • There will be a maximum of 8 people on this tour/activity.

1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour highlights:

Angkor Wat Temple ▷ Angkor Thom ▷ Bayon Temple ▷ Phimeanakas ▷ Victory Gate ▷ Gate of the Dead ▷ Thommanon Temple ▷ Chau Say Tevoda Temple ▷ Ta Keo ▷ Ta Prohm Temple ▷ Prasat Kravan Temple

Angkor Wat 1-Day Itinerary includes a superb native guide, a small, intimate tour group.

What to Expect

Even though the Angkor Archaeological Park covers more than 400 square kilometers, countless tourists have seen the major temples of Angkor in a single day. They will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

In fact…
The park is called after the magnificent Angkor Wat temple, but there is much more to see there. The Angkor Archaeological Park is home to the remains of around fifty temples. You may be able to visit only three to five of the world’s most important temples in a day!

Yes, Angkor Wat may be seen in a single day (since it is only one temple). However, you may spend one day exploring the ‘big name’ temples within the Angkor Archaeological Park (what most people mean when they say Angkor Wat). That’s great news if you’re on a tight budget or have a tight travel schedule.

One day is enough to take a few dozen beautiful photographs of the key temples without getting bogged down in historical or architectural niceties.

However, don’t misjudge the harsh heat, the time it takes to get between locations (even with modern transportation), and the physical effort required to explore the passageways and ascend the staircases of each temple. Take care!

Suppose you extend your stay in Siem Reap for a few more days. In that case, you will have the chance to see most of the important landmarks within the Angkor Archaeological Park without the pressure of competing with large tour groups. (Although certain locations, such as Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, and Ta Prohm are regarded as primary attractions, there are several amazing temples that are well worth seeing but are not included on itineraries unless travelers have an additional day or two to spend.)

But it’s maybe your reality, and you truly have only 1 day to visit Angkor Wat.

No problem! MySiemReapTours set together this Angkor Wat 1-day itinerary to drive the most of your restricted time at this astonishing UNESCO World Heritage site.

This itinerary plans your time effectively to ensure you see what most consider the Angkor Wat highlights.

the small loop consists of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom - the gate views

Live Guide

A local guide who speaks fluent English and has years of experience.

Angkor Wat small loop private tour pricing

Group Size Price Group Size Price
2 Persons $117 7 Persons $188
3 Persons $119 8 Persons $188
4 Persons $129 9 Persons $188
5 Persons $129 10 Persons $198
6 Persons $129 11 Persons $198
12 Persons $198

Making it clear and easy for you to find the cost for your specific group size.

What’s Included in the Price

✔️Ideal for evading crowds.

✔️ Transportation by luxury minivan to and from your hotel.

✔️ Tour Guide Who Is Fluent In English.

✔️ Ample Supply of Cold Water and Crisp, Chilled Towels.

✔️ Costs assessed by the community at large (aka local taxes).

✔️ Mobile ticket.

Angkor Wat small loop private tour | Hyper Benefits

✅ The right tour guide at Angkor Wat makes all the difference!

✅ The air-conditioned minivan is always used to drive visitors between the several temples at Angkor so that they don’t have to walk in the scorching heat.

If you have more than one day, we advise you to check out our Private Angkor Wat 2-Day Tour itinerary!

What’s Not Included

✘ Meals.

✘ All gratuities.

✘ Your Angkor temple pass.

Angkor Wat small loop private tour – What You’ll Do

Visiting Angkor Wat is essential to every trip to Cambodia and Siem Reap, and no itinerary can be considered complete without it. It should be at the top of your vacation bucket list because it is a fantasy place.

You can still see the majority of the important temples at Angkor Wat even if you only have one day to dedicate to the excursion.

Bayon, Baphuon, and Terrace of the Elephants sightseeing

The Bayon Temple, located in the center of Angkor Thom, the old capital city, is commonly known as the “face temple” because of the large number of smiling faces carved onto its walls.

In contrast to other temples, Bayon is best experienced up close, where you may become submerged among the 216 mysterious faces carved into the temple walls. One of the reasons that Bayon is one of my favorite temples is that it offers visitors the rare opportunity to be in the midst of such a large number of happy people.

Keep your valuables and anything bright well away from this area because there are also a lot of monkeys who like to hang out here.

Ta Prohm

Because Ta Prohm is the second-most popular temple, being there with your guide will save you a lot of time and effort in capturing photographs with a minimal number of other tourists in the background.

You may also be familiar with Ta Prohm, commonly known as the “Tomb Raider Temple,” which rose to prominence as a result of the box office smash starring Angelina Jolie in the role of Lara Croft. It is well known for its peculiar tree roots that grow over the ruins of the temples since it is tucked away in the middle of the jungle.

The Victory Gate

The Victory Gate, along with the South and North Entrances, is one of the Angkor Thom gates whose causeway of giants has been repaired. Most visitors to Angkor will see the Victory Gate, as the Small Circuit route from the “face-tower temple” Bayon to the “forest temple” Ta Prohm departs Angkor Thom through this gate, not the East Gate.

On this Small Tour we pause to photograph the massive side rails, which are not as well preserved as the South Gate.

We climb the city walls of Angkor Thom to get a better glimpse of the Victory Gate.

Apart from Angkor Thom’s West Gate, the Victory Gate is the greatest place to photograph one of the world’s iconic gigantic Buddhist faces framed by trees.

This type of “huge face in the forest” photograph is impossible at Angkor Thom’s far more famous and visited South Gate.

We arrive at the Khmoch Gate, which is only 500 meters south, to enjoy such an enigmatic face tower in a delightfully calm setting, free of busloads of boisterous visitors.

Thommanon Temple

Thommanon Temple is a Hindu temple complex in Angkor that is decorated with exquisite carvings and surrounded by woods. Because of substantial restoration work in the 1960s, the temple is in pretty good condition.

It was built at the same time as Angkor Wat. The architectural style is obvious in the towers and carvings, which are in excellent shape. During the wet season, the dampened sandstone provides excellent photographic opportunity.

It’s around 600 meters east of Angkor Thom’s Victory Gate, directly opposite Chau Say Tevoda. Thommanon was in far better shape than Chau Say Tevoda even before repair. The entire building of Thommanon Temple was composed of stone.

Thommanon is not as busy as some of the other more prominent temples in the neighborhood, but it is well worth a visit. It has some of the best intact devata carvings in the Angkor Park.

Ta Keo

Ta Keo is a temple-mountain in Angkor (Cambodia), arguably the Khmer Empire’s first to be made completely of sandstone.

The second deck of the pyramid is surrounded by galleries 80 meters long and 75 meters broad after passing through a promenade with guardian lions. The galleries have no doors and their windows open up to the temple’s interior.

The upper three 14-meter-high stages are steep and tight. The highest square platform is reached through a very steep staircase on all four sides. There are five prasats on the platform atop the pyramid, the largest in the middle and four lesser ones at the platform’s four corners. The prasats feature a cruciform floor design and are accessible via vestibules.

The photos are once again breathtaking.

the small loop secret walks

Important Information

Dress Respectfully!

  • Exploring Angkor temples, visiting old holy sites, please be respectful. Wear a shirt that covers your shoulders, and you may wear trousers or knee-length pants or skirts.

For children over 12 years old, we charge the normal adult price.

Don’t Forget to Bring

➱ Exploring Angkor temples, bring sunscreen to keep your skin safe from the sun!

➱ Bring insect repellent — there are annoying bugs everywhere in Cambodia!

➱ Exploring Angkor temples, we all need to wear comfy walking shoes because there are some lovely walks to do in and around the temples!

Angkor Wat small loop private tour – Meeting point for your tour departure

Free Pick-up and drop-off Service: meet your driver at your Hotel lobby in Siem Reap.

  • We can provide FREE hotel pickup service to ALL of Siem Reap’s city hotels. Remember to include in the check-out notes your hotel or accommodation details.

Pickup takes place between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.

Because a more accurate time cannot be offered, we recommend that our customers arrive at the hotel lobby by 7:20 a.m.

Small Circuit tour – Know Before You Go

  • When you book, you receive a confirmation in your email with your tour e-ticket.
  • Wheelchair access is not available.
  • The dress code is relaxed and informal. When visiting old holy sites, please be respectful.
  • It is advised to bring swimwear as well as an insect repellant.
  • Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions.
  • There is a maximum of 8 people per group booking. If your group is over 8 persons, you can start chatting with us to find the proper solution for your private tour.
  • If you love to see also the page of the 1-day Angkor Wat GRAND LOOP Private tour!
  • Accessible for strollers.
  • It is not suggested for travelers who have back difficulties.
  • These private group tours are usually inappropriate for newborns or young children. Please be aware there is a lot to walk!
  • Travelers should be in good physical condition.
  • The rates include any relevant government tax.
  • All the rates listed above are net and in US dollars per group.
  • The program schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • The exact pick-up and drop-off times will be communicated via email.
  • Dropping time cannot be guaranteed because it depends on the situation and traffic.

Angkor Wat 1-Day Itinerary the small loop consists of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom -Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas and Terrace of the Elephants sightseeing

Why private small group tours exploring Angkor temples?

While it’s still big enough to have a great communal atmosphere, it’s still intimate enough that you may explore each spot on your own. Our small semi-private groups are never more than ten people.

Exploring Angkor temples, we continue to use this as the standard upper limit for the size of small groups because it has consistently been highlighted as an important selling element by all of our client’s testimonials. Because of the frequent positive feedback we’ve received from our guests regarding our ability to handle small groups, we’ve decided that this will be the typical maximum number of people in a group.

1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour. The Angkor Small Circuit tour.

Why Local guides?

Follow in the footsteps of our tour guide. These local experts refer to your stunning tour destination as “home.”

  • Get ready, relax and learn about local treasures, folklore, personalities, and historical information!
  • Prepare to receive and discover what every other traveler misses when they simply search and surf the web.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sanitization of the 1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private Tour

What is the sanitization policy for the 1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour?

  • Travelers and workers can use hand sanitizer.
  • Regular sanitization of transportation vehicles.

What precautions are being taken to preserve the health and safety of the staff during the 1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour?

  • Checks on the staff’s temperature at regular intervals.
  • Staff members experiencing symptoms are eligible for a paid leave of absence.

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Tour confirmation

For the tour confirmation:

  • Upon completing your reservation, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with an e-ticket from us.
  • A second email will follow with your tour guide and driver’s information on the day of the excursion. You’ll be able to reach them at this number if your hotel pick-up is a bit delayed since this might happen from time to time due to traffic or other customers running behind schedule. Hand the tour guide number to your hotel reception so they can take care of the call!
  • We ask that you please tell us if there are any problems or changes to the location/hotel where your trip will begin. Notify us via email if you’d like to alter the tour’s pick-up location or hotel after booking.

The time to act is now.

Pickup details

  • We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, but please provide us with your hotel name and address so that our tour and driver can greet you in the lobby.
[On the checkout page, filling up your data, you will see a dedicated space to write a note for us, including your pick-up place, as your meeting point to start the tour will be at your hotel lobby].


While filling out your information on the checkout page, you will notice a special box to add a note for us, including your pick-up location, as your meeting point to begin the trip will be at your hotel lobby.

Following your reservation, we will provide you with all the pick-up information and schedule through email.

The meeting site for your tour pick-up and land transport is outside the hotel lobby near reception, outside your villa or rental airbnb.

The driver will arrive and ask for your name and voucher number, which you will provide on your mobile device.

What is a Private Experience on MySiemReapTour?
  1. Itineraries are created in collaboration with notable travel bloggers, local experts, and the best-rated local guides.
  2. Small groups only! No buses, no crowds, and a limit of 8 passengers, with only top-notch modern leather-seat minivans.
  3. You can select the specific number of persons in your group, save money on the total tour price, and enjoy a stunning day tour completely dedicated to you and your group!

The booking process

How do I reserve a tour?

Find your favorite Angkor Wat tour or Siem Reap tour, select the number of guests, select a date on the calendar, and click on the “book now” button.

You will then enter your contact information to arrive at the payment page and receive your booking confirmation email. 

Begin the journey!

When buying a tour, what does ‘Instant Confirmation’ mean?

It means you will receive an instant confirmation of your booking via the email address you provided when you registered with MySiemReapTours, together with your payment receipt.

Your instant confirmation is your tour E-ticket.

Your confirmed booking, including all relevant details, will also be visible on your personal booking dashboard.

What is the longest time it takes to confirm a tour?

Most of the tours are confirmed in minutes. For a few private tours, we might need 1 hour or 2 to organize all your tour needs.

MySiemReapTours accepts which currencies?

We support transactions in U.S. dollars. If you are from a different region, the charges should immediately be converted into the currency of your home country by your credit card.

Most major credit cards can be used to pay for a MySiemReapTours activity.

Is it feasible to pay in cash or in person for an activity?

MySiemReapTours does not currently accept cash payments, and our physical locations do not handle ticketing or booking.

What should I do if the driver fails to arrive on time?

No worries, please contact the phone shown in the “contact tour operator/guide” part of your booking confirmation email for updates.

Who should I contact if I need to modify my reservation details?

Please notify us of any changes to your pick-up address, phone number, or email address.

What should I do if my plans change?

Please contact MySiemReapTours.

…or use the online chat to contact us.

Please keep in mind that last-minute modifications may not be permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

➤ Why is the Ta Prohm temple considered to be so important?

One of the temples in Angkor that receives the greatest number of visitors is Ta Prohm. This is due to the allure and enchantment provided by the mix of trees growing out of the ruins and the forest that surrounds the temple. As a direct consequence of this, it is one of the temples that sees the most guests on a daily basis.

It is one of the few Angkorian temples that has been preserved in a state that is relatively similar to the one that it was found in by the early explorers. Ta Prohm is one of the few temples that has been conserved in this manner.

From what we’ve seen, every tourist appreciates taking pictures there and soaking up the unique energy the temple has to offer.

➤ Can you recall watching the movie Tomb Raider?

Where, exactly, did they shoot the Tomb Raider movie? Angkor Wat or Ta Prohm?

At Ta Prohm, scenes from the movie Tomb Raider, released in 2001 and starred Angelina Jolie as the character Lara Croft, were filmed.

In one scene, she walks past the towers in the southeast corner, continues along a ruinous corbelled roof section, walks past the iconic tree that has grown out of the enclosure, and then picks a jasmine flower in front of the other iconic tree that frames the enclosure doorway in the central enclosure. Ta Prohm was used as the setting for all of these scenes.

➤ What exactly was the purpose of Ta Prohm?

The Buddhist monastery today known as Ta Prohm was originally referred to as Rajavihara, which means “Monastery of the King.” Construction on the temple began in 1186 and continued until it was completed.

The temple was named after Jayavarman VII’s mother when it was constructed. It is one of the few temples in the Angkor region that has an inscription, and among the information it provides, you may learn about the people who lived at the temple and those who depended on it.

It’s a little bit of a maze, so you might find yourself going in the wrong direction or even backward sometimes, but that’s okay. The vast majority of temples, including this one, have display boards that advise different walking routes, and so does this particular temple.

The highlights of this location include the narrow vertical bas-reliefs that can be found near the entrances, the smiling faces that can be found on the western gate, the lintels and pediments, the overall greatness and appearance, and the incredible trees with their roots that look like reptiles that are taking over the ruins.

Because of this, you will require our local professional tour guide while you are out on the stroll. There is much more to study and learn about in this Ta Phrom area.

6 reviews for 1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour | Make the Most of Your 1-day Visit with a Guide on Angkor Small Circuit

  1. Lisa Paspuleti

    I absolutely loved our Angkor Wat Small Loop Private Tour. Our guide was a rockstar – super knowledgeable about the temples and their history. He made the day really fun and helped us appreciate how incredible the ruins are.

  2. Robert D.

    Robert here! I was so excited to finally visit the amazing temples of Angkor Wat. Our guide was just fantastic – he really knew his stuff and was so friendly. He made sure we got to see all the highlights and took the time to explain the incredible history. The temples totally blew me away – they’re even more magical in person. The small loop tour was the perfect way to take it all in. I’d recommend this tour to anyone visiting Siem Reap. What a dream!

  3. Andreas Grieser

    I had so much fun on this tour. I loved the experience and the peace of mind knowing I was in good hands with my guide. We got to see Angkor Wat from a different perspective and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  4. Angelina Wisdom

    This is the perfect itinerary for a one-day visit to Angkor Wat. It is a great way to see the highlights of the temple without having to spend a lot of time traveling. This is a perfect itinerary for backpackers and those who will have limited time in Siem Reap.

  5. Lory D. Sanches

    A lovely day spent with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.
    A Review of the 1-day Angkor Wat SMALL LOOP Private tour.

    My wife, two daughters, ages 7 and 12, and I recently traveled to Siem Reap, and while there, we used MySiemReaptours to schedule a day tour. We had a wonderful day, and our tour guide Meng was really enjoyable to spend time with, in addition to being quite knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our driver was a gentleman who ensured everything was well and ran fluently. Thank you very much for using MySiemReaptours.

  6. Mike Youens

    Excellent journey indeed!
    Siem Riep excursion! We found this really lovely tour for our day to Angkor temples, we found local restaurants, Mexican, Greek, and Italian, pub street, the city eye (AngkorEye), and of course, the Angkor Wat temples! All this comes to mind!

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