8. Siem Reap: Angkor Wat Private Tuk-Tuk Tour
Option 1 Experience the most famous and largest temples of the Angkor Wat region as well as hidden treasures on this private Tuk-Tuk journey from Siem Reap. Customize the start time, pick-up location, and number of travelers. Although your driver won't be a guide for within, he will be an English-speaking Cambodian with a great personality and more than able to answer your questions at each stop. The historic temples on this tour are some of the most beautiful, impressive, and best-preserved in the world. You can begin with an unforgettable sunrise and then explore in and around Angkor Wat itself and other temples that will give you wonderful insights into what life was like around these unique sites. Angkor Thom, while less famous than Angkor Wat, is arguably equally astounding in scale and ambition, and its grand approach is still humbling today. The temple of Bayon at its center is lined with countless beatific carved faces, gazing eternally at the surrounding forest. Ta Prohm is one of visitors' favorite sites, as it has been partially retaken by the jungle, giving it a beauty and tranquility all its own. Ta Keo was never finished and, as such, has a very different aspect from most of the Angkor temples. Its square, layered pyramid shape makes it one of the more dramatic sites on the tour, and climbing the terraces affords some beautiful views over the jungle. Banteay Kdei is also known as 'the citadel of monks' cells'. It is partially overgrown with towering, sinewy trees. The silky cotton tree roots weaving their way through the stones of the ruined walls are a famously beautiful sight. As this is a private tour, you are welcome to add more itinerary stops if you wish. Our Khmer driver will enrich your experience with his insight and passion. Book this tour to experience the mind-expending temples of Angkor firsthand. Option 2 You can take an entirely different route too, a loop of the further-out temples, and watch the sunset from Bakheang Mountain. The temple city of Angkor was the greatest metropolis in the world when London was just a village, and on this trip you'll see some of its greatest sites. Your first destination would be Pre Rup, an unbelievable Angkor site. After that, head to East Mebon, then on to the beautiful overgrown temple Ta Som, then the island shrine of Neak Pean. After that, it's off to Preah Khan, a temple at Angkor built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. Whichever option you choose, this private Tuk-Tuk tour will give you direct communication with our manager from the moment you receive a confirmation e-mail. We will adjust planned times and stops as necessary, and up to the very last minute, you can choose to spend longer with your driver, be dropped off at whichever location you choose, or even have him take you to explore parts of Siem Reap city, unless you prefer to go straight back to your hotel and reflect and rest.