2 Day Complete Angkor Experience – Temples with Floating Villages and Elephants
Uncover the Hidden Wonders of the Temples and Countryside
Escape the well-trodden tourist trails and uncover Angkor’s mesmerizing secrets on this two-day immersive journey into ancient temples and rural village life. As your personal guide pulls back the curtain on Khmer culture, you’ll experience the region’s rhythms, flavors and captivating history in ways no typical visitor could.
A major perk of this tour? You only have to buy the cheaper 1-day temple pass to access all the sites, rather than paying for a more expensive multi-day pass. Only a 1-day Angkor pass is needed ($37 value) to see all temples on this 2 day tour!
2 Day Complete Angkor Experience Highlights: Angkor Thom ▷ Bayon Temple ▷ Terrace of the Elephants ▷ Prasat Preah Palilay Temple ▷ Victory Gate ▷ Prasat Chau Say Tevoda ▷ Ta Prohm Temple ▷ Angkor Wat ▷ Phnom Bakheng Hill at sunset time ▷ Siem Reap Floating Village Kampong Phluk ▷ Village and Boat ride ▷Kulen Forest’s majestic elephants ▷ Immerse yourself in true Cambodian rural life.
2 Day Complete Angkor Experience | Key Details
- Location: Angkor Wat National Park, Kulen Forest and Kampong Phluk Floating Village
- Day 1 – Duration: 11 Hours+ Approximately
- Day 2 – Duration: 11 Hours+ Approximately
- Day 1 – Departure Time: your Hotel lobby: 7:30 AM – 7:40 AM
- Day 2 – Return Time: 7:00 PM (approx.)
- Day 1 – Departure Time: your Hotel lobby: 8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
- Day 2 – Return Time: 7:00 PM (approx.)
- Live Guide: Yes
- Instant Confirmation
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Pick-Up Service: at the Lobby of your Hotel
- This is a private tour, so the only people who will participate in this secluded outing are those in your traveling group. No more than 12 guests are allowed.
Limited Availability – Reserve Today
Space on this remarkable tour is extremely limited due to private access provided. Dates sell out months in advance.
Secure your spot on this once-in-a-lifetime experience before it’s too late!
2 Day Complete Angkor Experience – What to Expect
Temples Brought to Life
From iconic Angkor Wat to the enchanting ruins of Ta Prohm, our experts reveal the living culture within the stones.
- Wake before dawn to watch the moonlight fade as the sun creeps over Angkor Wat’s magnificent silhouette – a profound moment seared into memory.
- Stroll the halls of the Bayon, gazing up at the 216 giant stone faces bearing the mysterious smile of Avalokiteshvara. Listen as your guide recounts fascinating legends behind the temple’s bas-reliefs.
- Wander through Ta Prohm’s dream-like corridors tangled in gnarled tree roots and dangling vines. Feel the magic as your guide points out details that make this “Tomb Raider” temple unique.
- Ascend Phnom Bakheng hilltop through the jungle, arriving to majestic views of Angkor Wat illuminated by the setting sun. After the crowds leave, linger in tranquility absorbing the last rays with a monk your guide knows.
Breathe Life into the Stones
Our experts don’t just explain the history – they reveal the enduring spiritual connection Cambodians have with these living temples. Legends, symbolism and rituals shared make the ruins come alive.
Behind the Scenes of Rural Life
Venture beyond the temples into rural villages and floating markets, glimpsing Khmer culture through your guide’s local lens.
- Glide through mangrove-lined channels to Kompong Phluk stilt village on Tonle Sap lake. A village child waves hello, offering a makeshift fishing pole to try your luck.
- Savor an authentic family-cooked meal as your guide swaps stories with the temple-carved artisan who prepared it. The food nourishes body and spirit.
- Explore the vibrant floating market, watching locals barter for fruits and vegetables from painted boats. Your guide haggles expertly, letting you taste exotic tropical offerings.
- Visit cottage businesses like the family-run palm sugar confectioner Passed down for generations, their time-honored techniques make each sweet a work of art.
Connect with Locals
Surrounded by new friends, you’ll come to understand daily life – its pace, laughs, bonds and traditions – in an intimate way outsiders rarely experience.
Majestic Giants: Meet the Elephants
Interact with these gentle creatures up-close at a sanctuary employing humane care focused on preserving natural behaviors elephants have in the wild.
- Hand-feed juicy fruits and vegetables to eager elephants, feeling the tickle of their trunk against your palm. Gaze into soulful eyes that share wisdom spanning generations.
- Marvel at their nimble footing as you stroll together through the jungle, trunks affectionately intertwined. Their innate intelligence and compassion shines.
- Scrub playful elephants while they splash beneath a waterfall flowing through the sanctuary. Their obvious contentment resonates deep in your heart.
- Participate in our moving farewell ceremony, honoring the profound human-elephant connection you now share.
From babies to great-grandmothers, encounter elephants thriving in an environment created just for them. These magical moments forge bonds that will stay with you forever.
A local guide who speaks fluent English and has years of experience both for Temples and the Floating Village.
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.
✔️ Ticket to visit the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary INCLUDED.
✔️ Guided tour inside Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary INCLUDED.
✔️ Kompong Phluk floating village Entrance fee.
✔️ Kompong Phluk floating village boat tour.
✔️ Tea/Coffee and a picnic before Sunset at Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary.
✔️ Walk through the forest with Elephants.
✔️ Elephants feeding.
✔️ Ample Supply of Iced Beverages and Crisp, Chilled Towels.
✔️ Costs assessed by the community at large (aka local taxes).
✔️ Mobile ticket.
✅ A Journey Beyond the Guidebook: Hand-crafted by our local experts to reveal the region’s true spirit, this tour provides privileged experiences and personal connections you won’t find anywhere else.
✅ Uncover Hidden Gems: Let your guide surprise you with unexpected wonders – a hike to a secret hilltop temple at dawn, a cooking lesson in a village home, monks chanting during a private blessing ceremony. Each day promises joyful discoveries.
✅ Flexibility to Customize: With your personal guide, each day’s adventures unfold based on your interests and curiosities. Prefer to skip a temple and wander local markets instead? Consider it done. Their insider knowledge ensures an effortless experience.
✅ Cultural Immersion: Your guides don’t just explain sites – they share favorite childhood stories, introduce you to their grandmother, and recount ancient legends that bring the region to life. Their real passion lies in forming friendships.
✅ Unforgettable Magic: From sunrise at Angkor Wat to connecting with elephants, you’ll be awed by moments specially crafted for you. Our goal is crafting memories that stay vivid long after you’ve returned home.
✅ Flexibility Unmatched: Your guide tailors stops and pacing to your specific interests and energy levels.
What’s Not Included
✘ All gratuities.
✘ Your Angkor temple pass.
✘ 2 Lunches are not provided – we’ll stop at a local restaurant.
2 Day Complete Angkor Experience – What You’ll Do
Day 1 – Private Angkor Wat Sunset Tour
8:00 AM – Pick up from hotel and drive to Angkor Archaeological Park
8:30 AM – Stop at ticket office to purchase 1-day Angkor pass
9:00 AM – Explore Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom and see the iconic carved faces
10:00 AM – Walk along ancient royal road to visit Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Elephants, Prasat Preah Palilay
11:30 AM – Visit Victory Gate and Prasat Chau Say Tevoda
12:00 PM – Break for lunch near Ta Prohm entrance
1:00 PM – Spend 2 hours exploring Ta Prohm, famous jungle temple from Tomb Raider movie
3:00 PM – Arrive at Angkor Wat to explore galleries, libraries, temples until 5:00 PM
5:30 PM – Drive up Phnom Bakheng Hill for sunset views overlooking temple complex
7:00 PM – Return to hotel after watching sunset
Day 2 – Siem Reap Countryside & Kulen Forest Tour
8:00 AM – Pick up from hotel for full day countryside tour
9:00 AM – Visit Kampong Phluk floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, take private boat tour
11:00 AM – Local lunch in floating village
12:30 PM – Drive to Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary
1:30 PM – Meet, feed and walk with rescued elephants
3:30 PM – Jungle trek through sanctuary to see elephants in their natural habitat
5:00 PM – Participate in ceremony honoring human-elephant bond
6:00 PM – Sunset picnic in sanctuary amid nature
7:00 PM – Return drive to Siem Reap
8:00 PM – Arrive back at hotel
2 Day Complete Angkor Experience Important Information
Please be polite when seeing Angkor temples and visiting ancient sacred sites. Wear a shirt that covers your shoulders, and trousers, knee-length pants, or skirts are acceptable.
How much walking is involved on this 2 day tour?
The days involve easy-moderate walking, about 2-5 miles broken up at a relaxed pace with stops. There are some stairs at temples but nothing too strenuous. As your personal guide, I’m happy to adapt activities to your mobility and interests. Private transport cuts down on walking between sites.
Will an expert guide be with me throughout the 2 days?
Absolutely, your hand-picked local guide will be by your side the entire time offering insights and ensuring an effortless experience. You’ll have the undivided attention of an expert eager to share their passion for Angkor’s history and culture.
Are your tour guides deeply knowledgeable about history and culture?
Our passionate scholars are founts of information who love sharing insights that bring the temples and villages to life. Their expertise comes from academic study combined with personal experience growing up in the region. You’ll be endlessly fascinated by their stories and perspective.
Do you take care of all the logistics on this tour so I can relax?
Yes! We handle everything behind-the-scenes so you can simply soak in the experience. From transport, tickets, and reservations to suggesting the best photo spots – let us worry about the details while you immerse yourself in majestic temples and interactions with locals.
How will I experience authentic Khmer culture on this 2 day tour?
From floating villages to cooking classes, you’ll be immersed in daily life. Our guides will introduce you to their friends and family. You’ll hear ancient legends, learn traditional arts, and forge bonds with monks, artisans, and more. It’s a profoundly personal cultural experience.
In what ways will my tour support local communities?
We partner with small businesses, temples, and villages, ensuring your journey provides income and support. Your guide and driver are fairly compensated local experts. Visiting cottage industries and floating markets directly contributes to sustainably preserving traditional ways of life.
Traveling solo, with your soul mate or your family, often leaves you navigating a foreign place alone. Endless crowds and tourist traps overwhelm while you yearn for real cultural connections. Returning home, you regret the moments lost in seas of selfie sticks rather than soaking in your surroundings.
My Siem Reap Tours was created to remedy these pitfalls for discerning travelers seeking to authentically experience Angkor’s mesmerizing magic. We pull back the curtain to reveal the region’s hidden wonders beyond the guidebook through exclusive access and personal insider perspectives.
Escape the Crowds, Immerse in Local Life
Your private guide allows you to immerse in local life without another tourist in sight. Meet welcoming villagers and explore hidden corners most visitors never reach. With such intimate access, you’ll form personal bonds that bring Cambodia to life.
Insider Access for Deeper Cultural Perspectives
As natives, our guides share personal insights about our homeland. We take you to spots only locals know, telling stories that deepen your experience. You’ll return home with captivating insider perspectives few visitors uncover.
Hassle-Free Travel Tailored to You
Tell us your interests and we’ll craft an unforgettable day filled with personalized adventures. Private transport means no crowds or schedules. Our remarkable guides adapt on the fly to create magic suited to you.
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!
Meeting point for your tour departure
2 Day Complete Angkor Experience – Temples with Floating Villages and Elephants
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.
Day 1 – Pickup takes place between 7:30 AM / 7:40 AM.
Because a more accurate time cannot be offered, we recommend that our customers arrive at the hotel lobby by 7:30 a.m.
Day 2 – Pickup takes place between 8:15 AM – 8:30 AM.
Because a more accurate time cannot be offered, we recommend that our customers arrive at the hotel lobby by 8:15 a.m.
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.
- Accessible for strollers.
- It is not suggested for travelers who have back difficulties.
- 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 person.
- 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.
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
What is the sanitization policy for the 2 Day Complete Angkor Experience?
- 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 2 Day Complete Angkor Experience?
- 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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Why You Should Book Our 2 Day Complete Angkor Experience?
- Gain access to exclusive temples and sites beyond typical tourist routes
- Uncover hidden gems like little-known ruins at sunrise and monk villages
- Meet majestic elephants face-to-face at a sanctuary in their natural habitat
- Witness floating village life on Tonle Sap Lake few outsiders get to see
- Experience Angkor Wat and iconic temples brought to life through ancient legends
- Flexibility to customize with a local guide catering the tour to you
- Forge lasting bonds with the welcoming people and places you explore
- Hand-crafted by local experts to reveal an authentically insider perspective
- Extremely limited availability – don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!
Our 2 Day Complete Angkor Experience skillfully blends the highlights of our two most sought-after tours
Private Angkor Wat Sunset Tour: Watching the sun crest over Angkor Wat in the stillness of dawn is a bucket list moment. This tour reveals the spiritual heart of the temples through sunrise, sunset, and golden hour visits timed perfectly for evocative light and no crowds. Iconic structures like Bayon, Ta Prohm, and Angkor Wat spring to life as your guide recounts the legends and history within the carved corridors.
Siem Reap Countryside Tour: Venture beyond the temples into floating villages, private cooking classes, and elephant sanctuaries for an intimate look at daily life in rural Cambodia. Cruising the backwaters of Tonle Sap Lake and interacting with rescued elephants are memories that will stay with you forever.
By combining these two remarkable experiences into one seamless journey, you get the very best of Angkor in just two days. The hand-crafted itinerary balances awe-inspiring temples with cultural connections and interactions with locals.
As you uncover Angkor’s lesser-known secrets, each moment promises joyful surprises tailored just for you by your personal guide. Return home not just with epic photos but with captivating stories and local friendships transporting you right back to the magic.
This exclusive tour blends top Angkor highlights while providing flexibility to immerse deeply in your most passionate interests. Let us show you our favorite corners of this enchanting destination.
Glossary for Further Reading
- Angkor Wat Sunset Tour
- Siem Reap Countryside Tour
- Siem Reap Elephant Tour
- Siem Reap Floating Village Tour
- Angkor Wat: The Cosmic Temple
- Majestic Elephants of Cambodia
- Discover the Beauty of Rural Cambodia
We selected these blog posts and tour pages because they directly relate to the key experiences highlighted in the “2 Day Complete Angkor Experience” tour – exploring Angkor temples, encountering elephants, floating village life, and immersion into rural Cambodia.