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Siem Reap private City Tour – Explore Siem Reap | Siem Reap private day tour with guide

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Siem Reap City Tour – Explore Siem Reap | Siem Reap private day tour [in a small group of no more than 8 people].

Explore Siem Reap with a private city tour itinerary to the best off-the-beaten-track attractions: Wat Athvear Temple, the Angkor Botanical Garden, Wat Thmei Pagoda, Wat Preah Enkosey Monastery, Wat Damnak, ending at the Angkor Eye.

Discover Siem Reap’s unique culture, history, and natural beauty.

Private day tour in Siem Reap city. Enjoy Siem Reap’s beautiful landscape and explore the best attractions in a small group of no more than 8 people.

  • Your Siem Reap City Tour is customized to your interests.
  • If your group is 2 or 3 persons, you will enjoy a Siem Reap Private City Tour with a car, personal driver, and tour guide.
  • If your group is 4 to 8 persons, you will enjoy a Siem Reap Private City Tour with a modern minivan, personal driver, and tour guide.

Book your Siem Reap private day tour today!

> How to book this Private 2-day Explore Angkor tour adventure? Select the number of guests in your private group.

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


Siem Reap Private City Tour – Explore Siem Reap Itinerary – Key Details Information

  • Location: Siem Reap city tour.
  • Duration: about 6 Hours
  • Departure Time: your Hotel lobby: 12:15 PM– 12:30 PM
  • 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.

What to Expect

Explore Siem Reap with a private city tour itinerary to the best off-the-beaten-track attractions: Wat Athvear Temple, the Angkor Botanical Garden, Wat Thmei Pagoda, Wat Preah Enkosey Monastery, Wat Damnak, ending at the Angkor Eye. 

You’ll get to know the history of this unique city and learn more about the culture and traditions of Cambodia. You’ll be able to make the most of your time by visiting attractions that you might otherwise miss.


What You’ll Visit

 

Wat Athvear Temple

Wat Athvear is located on the grounds of a contemporary Buddhist monastery.

The layout of Wat Athvear, with a mandapa connected to the central sanctuary, is typical of temples from the same era, including Thommanon Temple and Banteay Samre Temple. The presence of four ‘libraries’ within the first enclosure, on the other hand, is unique.

It is an old temple from the 12th century with an active Buddhist pagoda and monastery next to it. It is also called Prasat Wat Athvear or Athvea.

The ancient temple’s design and the distinctive style of its devata/Apsara (sacred female images) indicate that it was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II (circa 1115-1150 AD), who also built Angkor Wat.

It’s worth noting that this site, like Angkor Wat, faces west, whereas the majority of ancient Khmer temples face east.

While most visitors will arrive from the east, the ancient site’s ruins begin with a large, raised cruciform terrace located 100 m west of the main enclosure, followed by the remains of a gopura (entrance gate), and finally, the walled enclosure of the sanctuary.

Entering from the west, you pass through an entry gopura and are greeted by four satellite buildings surrounding the central sanctuary. A raised sandstone terrace connects the central sanctuary to the entry gopura, which then connects to a mandapa (hall) and the central shrine. The remaining Apsara bas-reliefs and inscriptions on the internal columns can be found inside the central sanctuary. The interior walls of the mandapa are adorned with six devatas.

It is 5 kilometers south of Siem Reap, towards Phnom Krom and the Tonle Sap. The site is open from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and requires an Angkor Pass.

Angkor Botanical Garden

The Angkor Botanical Garden, formerly known as the Angkor Spice Garden, has been renovated and is now open to the public. The 14-hectare site is both educational and relaxing, with local medicinal plants and spices, flowers, a palm garden, a Khmer inspirational garden, and an Angkor Forest Garden.

There is also an area for turtles, peacocks, and wild chickens at the northern end, in the forest garden area, where the kids can feed the fish, rabbits, and birds.

There are also plenty of selfie opportunities, seating around the garden area, and amenities such as toilets.

The plants are labeled in this manner; there is also much to learn, and many people may find the medicinal garden very interesting.

You can easily spend 90 minutes or more exploring the garden, and there is an on-site restaurant and cafe in the center of the garden.

It is now open to the public from 7.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of Mondays.

Wat Thmei Pagoda

The Wat Thmei pagoda, situated on one of the roads leading to Angkor Wat, is worth a stop, even if you aren’t planning on visiting Phnom Penh. This active monastery can help you understand more about Cambodia’s tragic history, as this now-developed area of town was once a site of killing fields during the Khmer Rouge era in Siem Reap.

Along with this haunting memorial, there are a few photo boards with images of some of those who perished. Without a guide, you won’t need much time to visit Wat Thmei other than to reflect, so it’s worth doing some research before you go if you’re not already well-versed in history.

Wat Thmei is open to the public and has a small shop on the premises. The pagoda is about 10 minutes from the center of Siem Reap and is on the way to Angkor Wat, so it can easily be included at the beginning or end of a day’s tour.

Wat Preah Enkosey Monastery

It is in the heart of Siem Reap and can be approached by taking a leisurely stroll along the beautiful river. The ancient temple is not part of the ticketed area and is, therefore, free to visit.

Preah Enkosey is the only temple from the Siem Reap period still standing in modern Siem Reap. It was built in the mid-tenth century by Divakarabhata, a high-ranking Brahmin who married Rajendravarman II’s daughter (r. 944-968).

The temple has two sanctuaries side by side, with the central sanctuary aligned with the east gopura. The site’s symmetry suggests that a third tower was part of the original design, but it was either never finished or completely destroyed (the lack of any foundation stones suggests the former).

The temple is almost entirely built of brick, following 10th-century precedent, with a few sandstone features such as pediments and door jambs.

The main attraction is the pediment on the larger sanctuary, which depicts Indra riding his mount Airavata. Despite its ten centuries in the open, the pediment is in remarkable condition, despite the loss of the Indra image (possibly due to vandalism). A frieze depicting the Churning of the Ocean of Milk is located above the Indra/Airavata pair.

The site also has a collection of sema stones in various styles laying around in various locations. They most likely surrounded a simple wooden columned vihara that predated the one we see today, or perhaps a ritual area.

Wat Damnak

Wat Damnak Pagoda, located on Wat Bo Road, is the largest pagoda in Siem Reap. It was a royal palace during King Sisowath’s reign (1904-1927) before becoming a Khmer Rouge military depot between 1975 and 1979.

Within its lush grounds, the monastery runs a primary school, two charities, and a sewing academy for young local women.

Wat Damnak is a place to witness the daily lives of its resident monks, who are also happy to show visitors around and educate them on Buddhism. It has a traditional Khmer architectural style, stone sculptures of Buddha, frangipani trees, and a pond with colorful water lilies.

The temple is also well-known for holding the Khmer Studies Centre. This vibrant pink library, which opened in 2010, houses over 11,000 books, periodicals, encyclopedias, directories, maps, guidebooks, and daily national newspapers in English, French, and Khmer.

After exploring the temple halls, you can relax by reading or strolling through the garden courtyard for as long as you like. Wat Damnak is free to enter, but donations are accepted in the donation box. Because this is a holy place, you should dress conservatively and respectfully.

Wat Damnak Pagoda is located on the east bank of the Siem Reap River. In case you want to visit again by yourself, when you are walking from the city center, you need to cross the bridge in front of the Old Market (Phsar Chas), and it will take a short 5-minute walk down Wat Bo Road.

Angkor Eye

The Angkor Eye, Siem Reap’s newest attraction, stands an impressive 85 meters tall. It joins other world-famous giant Ferris wheels like the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer in providing an unparalleled 360-degree view of Siem Reap.

The estimated 7.2-million-dollar construction of the wheel, which opened on March 1st, was achieved through the collaboration of Japanese company CQ Amenic Co and a local investor. The Angkor Eye Ferris Wheel is the fourteenth project of CQ Amenic Co, which has already built 13 giant Ferris wheels around the world, as well as the Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh.

The Siem Reap Department of Tourism approved the project as another way to attract tourists to the region. A move lauded by Siem Reap governor Tea Seyha as encouraging tourists to stay longer in the city and as an important step toward creating more jobs in the city.

It is now one of the largest Ferris wheels in ASEAN, standing 25 meters taller than Hong Kong’s observation wheel.

The wheel, which is located in Svay Dangkum, parallel to the Boxville complex, is a sight to behold both during the day and at night when it is beautifully illuminated. The 4 passenger-capacity cabins gently raise you up and over the city in air-conditioned comfort for 18 minutes per rotation. The 48 cabins can accommodate up to 192 passengers at any given time.


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.

Live Guide

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


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.

✔️ Cold Water and Crisp, Chilled Towels.

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

✔️ Mobile ticket.


Siem Reap Private City Tour | Hyper Benefits

✅ Explore the best hidden and off-the-beaten-track attractions of Siem Reap!

✅ Learn about the history, culture, and the amazing temple architecture of Siem Reap.

✅ Have an unforgettable experience on your Siem Reap city tour with your guide.

✅ 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!


Don’t Forget to Bring

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

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

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


Siem Reap Private City Tour – Explore Siem Reap – The 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 12:15 PM and 12:30 PM

Because a more accurate time cannot be offered, we recommend that our customers arrive at the hotel lobby by 12:10 PM.


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.
  • 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.

Why private small group tours exploring Siem Reap?

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.

Siem Reap City Tour – Explore Siem Reap | Siem Reap private day tour.  This experience necessitates a minimum number of participants.

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

Private Siem Reap City Tour – Explore Siem Reap | Siem Reap private day tour

What is the sanitization policy for the Siem Reap Private City 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 Private 2-day Explore Angkor Adventure tour?

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

Get only the Top Rated itineraries and the Top Rated tour experience at the best Value possible

✅ Professionally trained and licensed tour guides, operators, and drivers.

✅ Only carefully curated, tried-and-true adventures, selected trips that have been thoroughly tested.

✅ Daily departures and the ability to accommodate journeys planned at the last minute.

✅ Come together in a more intimate setting, smaller groups with like-minded people who share your perspective on things and getaways with a focus on environmental stewardship and community service.

Siem Reap Private City Tour – Explore Siem Reap | Siem Reap private day tour

Wat Athvear Temple, the Angkor Botanical Garden, Wat Thmei Pagoda, Wat Preah Enkosey Monastery, Wat Damnak, Angkor Eye, Angkor Eye sunset.

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PS: In the interest of full disclosure, this itinerary, “Siem Reap City Tour – Explore Siem Reap” contains a relaxed pace itinerary indication. The tour guides and our team continuously test the itinerary. If you make the purchase, we recommend that you be well aware that the itinerary has always been repeated with the success and satisfaction of our clients, as long as you carefully follow the timelines instructed by your tour guide.

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If you found the content valuable and chose to participate in our tour itinerary, then you are amazing, and we are grateful to you for doing so.

PSS: Taking a private tour of Siem Reap, which is located in the middle of the Cambodian countryside, is a wonderful way to learn about the area’s rich history and culture and see the region’s stunning scenery.

People often like to visit well-known and less-known places on private tours in Siem Reap. Our clients love this Siem Reap Private City Tour because they enjoy seeing attractions that are off the beaten track, not just the Old Market, which they can easily visit on their own.

Private city tours can be set up to focus on the sights and activities the traveler is most interested in. Siem Reap Private City Tour allows you to create a custom itinerary for your time in Siem Reap and the surrounding area. Connect with our guide and see what we can customize for you.

 

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].

IMPORTANT!

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.

  • Booking@mysiemreaptours.com
  • Hotline: +855 (0)69 254 101
  • WhatsApp(chat only): +855 (0)69 254 101

…or use the online chat to contact us.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

➤ Here are a few frequently asked questions about Siem Reap private city tours:

How long does a private city tour of Siem Reap typically last?

Private city tours of Siem Reap can vary in length, depending on the specific itinerary and the interests of the travelers. Some tours may last for a half day, while others may be full-day tours. It is possible to book multi-day tours here on MySiemReaptours.com as well.

Can I customize my private city tour of Siem Reap?

Yes, most private city tours of Siem Reap can be customized to include specific sites or activities that you would like to see or do. Most of the time, it’s best to talk to the tour operator or guide ahead of time about your interests and preferences to make sure the tour fits your needs.

Is it possible to book a private city tour of Siem Reap in advance?

Yes, booking a private city tour of Siem Reap in advance is possible here, online, and through each tour page. It is often recommended to book ahead of time to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist season.

What should I bring on a private city tour of Siem Reap?

It is a good idea to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat or sunscreen, and a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the tour. You may also want to bring a camera or other personal belongings that you may need during the tour.

Remember that you will be visiting temples, so dress appropriately.

Is it necessary to tip the guide on a private city tour of Siem Reap?

Tipping is not required, but it is common to give your guide a tip if the tour went well. The amount is usually at your discretion, but a common guideline is to tip around $5-10 per day, depending on the length and quality of the tour.

Is it possible to book a private city tour in a language other than English?

Yes, booking a private city tour in a language other than English is usually possible. Many tour operators and guides in Siem Reap speak more than one language and can help people who don’t speak English. It is a good idea to check with our guide in advance to see what languages are available. All our online tours include an English-speaking tour guide as a baseline.

Is it necessary to have a tour guide for a private city tour of Siem Reap?

A tour guide can be a helpful resource for learning about the history and culture of Siem Reap and its surroundings. However, it is not strictly necessary to have a tour guide for a private city tour. Some travelers may prefer to explore the city on their own or with the help of a self-guided tour.

Is it possible to book a private city tour that is suitable for children?

This particular tour is also great fun for children.
Yes, many private city tour itineraries of Siem Reap can be tailored to be suitable for children. You should talk to our guide here online, ahead of time, about your needs and interests to make sure the tour is right for your family.

Is it possible to book a private city tour of Siem Reap that includes meals or other amenities?

Yes, it is possible to book a private city tour of Siem Reap that includes meals or other amenities. Many tours include already bottled water or snacks. Tell us here what your requirements are for meals.

In general, we leave our guests free to decide and pick where they want to eat, which local restaurant they prefer. This is why our tours do not charge you for meals.

 

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