Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
This morning you will depart on your commercial flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be met for your private transfer to Jaya House, where you will stay for four nights in a Junior Suite, including breakfast daily. You will then have free time to freshen up and enjoy time at the hotel.
Jaya House is peacefully located alongside the Siem Reap River, surrounded by fully grown trees This is small hotel is truly is a hidden gem! With only 36 rooms, it boasts two swimming pools, a spa, an all-day-dining restaurant and is just a six-minute tuk-tuk journey to town.
You’ll also receive a reusable metal water bottle on arrival, as part of the Refill not Landfill initiative Jaya House launched in 2016 to reduce plastic waste. Be sure to bring yours with you while exploring because you can replenish your water at any of the free stations located throughout Siem Reap. With more than 40 participating partners, you’re bound to stay quite hydrated!
This afternoon you will be met for your private transfer to Angkor Wat. En route, you will make an interesting stop at the APOPO Hero Rat Demining Center. APOPO is a special NGO working with African Giant Pouched Rats (also known as ‘Hero Rats’), who detect landmines using their extraordinary sense of smell. The Hero Rats are too light to detonate landmines and their efforts are helping to clear rural areas of landmines after decades of conflict. They never work for longer than four hours a day and even have sunscreen applied to their ears and tails while on duty! These heroes typically retire after four years of valuable service.
Continue to the crown jewel of Cambodia, Angkor Wat. This is the largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, but unlike all other Khmer temples, it faces west and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build and is generally believed to have been a funeral temple for the king. It has been occupied continuously by Buddhist monks and its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag.
After your visit, embark on a beautiful sunset dinner cruise on Tonle Sap lake. Enjoy canapes and sip champagne on your private cruise on the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Jaya House River Park Breakfast / Dinner