Siem Reap
03/21/2020 12:00 AM
03/21/2020 12:00 AM
Begin your morning exploration of the Angkor temple complex at Angkor Thom, meaning "the great city". This is home to Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces, as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. You'll then visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the "Kingdom of Trees", for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries. Afternoon excursions take you to the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei, meaning "Citadel of Women", as it has been said that the carving is too fine to have been done by the hand of man. Afterwards, you are in for another treat of a different kind with a visit to the English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in the village of Ta Thoum. Cap this memorable day off with a special "Apsara Dance Show" at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D); Note: The English-language school visit is capacity controlled.,

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Cambodia
Cambodia’s History through the Lens
 
Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 3 hours


This evening, you will encounter a look back at Cambodia from 150 years of Photography! From the conception of the camera, and the lens through to the very first explorers who documented the Temples, the rise and fall of the King and the art & vibrancy of the swinging 1960s.

Tonight, you will be a guest of the Bambu Theatre, a completely unique creation of two Expats, focused within the visual and creative modern arts of Cambodia’s future generation. You will learn about the Apsara, the Royal connection and how the famous faces such as Jackie Kennedy were all caught on camera in Cambodia. A welcome drink and a chance to encounter modern Khmer art set within a beautiful peaceful garden restaurant is exclusively the back drop for this evening’s entertainment. After mixing and mingling with the other guests, and the speakers themselves, you will be led through into the aptly named Bamboo Stage for a visual and creative 40 minute talk.

After the TED Style talk, you will dine in a casual family style on some excellent BBQ & local dishes, with a flair of western flavors as you engage with likeminded tourists and expats, interested in seeing and discussing the developing and rising start of Cambodia’s creative industries! It all takes place in their open dining pavilion. It’s a truly inspiring evening, set in a beautiful location and a chance to mix and mingle with those focused on the future that Cambodia is building.


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us at Marketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

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Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor
Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor
 
Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 2 hours

 
The period from 1975 to 1979 brought to Cambodia an incredibly dark time with years of genocide led by the country’s own leaders.

Resulting in the deaths of around two million people, nearly a quarter of the country’s then population was eliminated. With an aim to return to an agrarian society, the Khmer Rouge began killing the country’s educated and elite. With perhaps half of those deaths being due to executions, the rest died from starvation and disease as the regime reined.

Meet with a local family and hear their account of survival and overcoming life before and after the Khmer Rouge period, also known as the Pol Pot Regime.

Their incredibly powerful story is one of adversity, a fight for survival, of tragedy for friends and family, and the fight for the peace and happiness the family is now able to embrace today.


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us at Marketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!

 
A Well Donation for a Better Life
A Well Donation for a Better Life
 
Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 6 - 8 hours


One of the most pressing issues facing rural villagers in Siem Reap is a lack of access to clean water. The underlying goal of this philanthropic work in Siem Reap is to transform the lives of poor Cambodians by creating sustainable communities where they have access to safe water.

Through your donation and visit today your water pump will now provide safe drinking and cleaning water for over a hundred rural Cambodians for years to come.
Travelling to the most underprivileged, yet stunning rural countryside, today you will officially declare the water pump ready for use, adding the finishing touches to the work already created on behalf of your generous donation.
You will be welcomed by a small gathering to commemorate this incredible occasion, and a plaque with your name will stand at the site of the water pump, out of respect for the kindness shown to this local community. The villagers will gather to declare the well officially open, and to thank you personally for your kindness.


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us at Marketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!


 
A Taste of Buddhism
A Taste of Buddhism

Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours

Embark on a beautiful journey, through rice paddies, red soil roads, cutting a trail into the serene forests around Siem Reap to see how the real heart of Cambodian beats. Departing from your hotel, you will transfer by road on mountain bike with accompanying Tuk Tuk on a journey encountering the mystique and serenity of Cambodia. Cycle first to a vibrant local countryside market where your guide will arrange a tasting of the most local & tasty snacks on offer such as fried banana, sweet coconut sticky rice balls, or the classic noodle soup with drinks such as fresh sugar cane juice.

Onwards you will travel to visit a beautiful and iconic Buddhist pagoda known locally as the most sacred and intricately decorated within the region. Spend some time to admire the colorful decoration, the internal shrine with adornments of gold and the surrounding cemetery which is interesting in its own right.

While at the pagoda, you will be blessed by Monks in a private ceremony wishing health & happiness and creating a lasting memory of this “Taste of Buddhism” experience. Your return journey takes you past Ox carts, rice fields & local wooden houses winding slowly back towards your hotel, completing a memorable & enchanting morning.  


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us at Marketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!


 

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