Siem Reap is your gateway to the grandeur of the ancient Khmer. View the majesty of Angkor Wat rising from the silence of its jungle setting. Explore the mysteries of the royal city of Angkor Thom as well as the exquisite, but lesser known, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre temples.
Please contact your travel agent, or your local Silversea reservations office to book this program.
Please note: Below is a general description of this program. Changes to airline schedules and other elements may alter the order in which these sites and/or activities are presented once you arrive in the destination.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Singapore. As of August, 2014, a Cambodian visa may be secured upon arrival at the airport (requires 1 - 2 passport sized photos), however you may find yourself faced with a lengthy wait. The availability of this service is subject to change. It remains the responsibility of the guest to obtain all appropriate visas on a timely basis for travel.
DAY 1 - ARRIVE SINGAPORE
Arrive in Singapore and transfer to Shangri-La Hotel. If your flight is scheduled for an evening arrival, you might wish to consider adding an additional night in order to begin your program rested and refreshed. The balance of the day is yours to rest, relax and soak up the excitement of Singapore. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Overnight at the Shangri-La Hotel - Singapore.
DAY 2 - SINGAPORE / SIEM REAP (ANGKOR WAT)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Late morning, return to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap.
Following your arrival in mid-afternoon, the local Silversea representative meets you in the public arrivals area of the airport and transfers you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the hotel or visit a local market.
Your day comes to an end upon check-in at the Raffles Grande Hotel d'Angkor. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.
Overnight at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor - Siem Reap
DAY 3 - SIEM REAP (ANGKOR WAT)
Rise and shine for an early breakfast this morning before heading out to the temple complex for a full day of sightseeing. After meeting your guide this morning proceed to the Angkor Wat Temple complex. This 400 square kilometer (nearly 99,000 acres) World Heritage site is replete with temples to both Hindu and Buddhist deities. NB: All visitors to Angkor Wat must queue at the check-point for a photograph.
Your first stop will be the city of Angkor Thom - a fortified Royal City built by King Jayavarman VII who ruled from 1181 to 1201. The city has five monumental gates and is encircled by a moat 100 meters wide (over 100 yards). In the center of the walled city are the city's most important monuments, including the Bayon Temple. It is a place of narrow corridors, steep flights of stairs and an amazing collection of towers decorated with more than 200 smiling faces.
As you continue through the site, your guide points out the mysterious Terrace of the Leper King, and the Terrace of the Elephants as you make your way to lunch at a local restaurant.
This afternoon spend several hours at Angkor Wat. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu in the 12th-century, the temple of Angkor Wat is world famous for its beauty and splendor. It features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world running along the outer gallery wall. A climb to the top, for those who can do it, is well worth it but remember that you must also climb down!
This evening enjoy dinner again at the Café d'Angkor in the hotel and possible chance to see an Apsara dance presentation.
Overnight at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor - Siem Reap
DAY 4 - SIEM REAP (ANGKOR WAT)
Breakfast will be served at the hotel, and then depart for a visit to the nearby temples of Banteay Srey and Bnteay Samre. Be sure to ask your guide to relate the legend of the peasant who became king thanks to his crop of cucumbers!
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant.
The afternoon is at your leisure to relax at the hotel or take the time to explore some other sites on your own like Senteur d'Angkor, Theam House, or Artisans d'Angkor. Later that night dinner will be provided back at the hotel.
Overnight at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
DAY 5 SIEM REAP / SINGAPORE
Enjoy breakfast this morning, before your transfer to the Siem Reap Airport for your flight back to Singapore.
Your local guide will assist with your check-in at the airport. Upon arrival in Singapore, and after you have claimed your luggage, transfer back to the Shangri-La Hotel for check-in. Dinner this evening is on your own.
Overnight at the Shangri-La Hotel
DAY 6 SINGAPORE
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day with breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to the pier with other Silversea guests to commence your cruise.
Day 2 - Singapore / Siem Reap - approximately 02:15 hrs
Day 5 - Siem Reap / Singapore -approximately 02:15 hrs
Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules
Please have one bag packed and ready to go with you (maximum weight 20 kg / 44 lbs). The remainder of your luggage is stored at the hotel and delivered to you upon your return to Singapore.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Singapore. As of July, 2016, a Cambodian visa may be secured upon arrival at the airport (requires 1 - 2 passport sized photos plus USD $35 per person in cash), however you may find yourself faced with a lengthy wait. The availability of this service is subject to change. It remains the responsibility of the guest to obtain all appropriate visas on a timely basis for travel.
Passports must be valid at least 6 months after departure date from Cambodia.
Along with the photos required for the Cambodian visa, all participants are required to have their photo taken at the entrance gate to the Angkor Wat temple complex. At this time, there is no charge for this service.
This tour is accessible to all guests; however there is extensive walking and in some cases steep stairs in the temple complexes, where uneven ground is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications which may be appropriate for your state of health.
Please note that several of the temples that will be visited in Phnom Penh are active places of worship. Dress should be appropriately respectful - shorts and sleeveless shirts are not appropriate. Shoes should have closed toes and heels.
Please remember that we have done everything we can to provide the best available services in the region, however you should be prepared that traveling in this part of the world is different from what you may be accustomed to at home.
We use the best available means of transportation and lodging. However, travel delays are to be expected. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to make sure that things run smoothly and efficiently.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
Changes to airline schedules and other elements may alter the order in which sites and/or activities are presented once you arrive in the destination.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.