The best way to experience Angkor Wat is with your own car and driver, and to take a couple of days. Don’t rush things, find time to take it all in, relax with a cold drink and watch the colours change at sunset. With a private guide you set the agenda, he or she will take you away from the large coach groups, show you revealing secrets of the ancient city and find a space for a photo with no other tourists. Visit in the morning, go back to the hotel for a siesta, then get back to see the temples under the glowing light of the afternoon sun, this is travelling in style.
For those staying a bit longer, Tonle Sap is a huge overflow of the Mekong River with vast differences between high and low water. Fishing villages like Kampong Phluck on stilts can be explored by boat at high water, and you can visit a local families home to try delicious local food.
Rise early for an unforgettable experience. Your guide will take you to a vantage point to see the sun rises over the ochre temples and be the first in to the park before the crowds arrive. Then take it all in and toast the day, a catered breakfast will be set up for you by the temples.
An adventure into the deep jungles of Cambodia to see temples rarely visited and hidden for centuries, a explorer’s experience. At the base of Kulen Mountain, Preah Ang Thom Temple dates back to 802 and saw the birth of the Khmer Empire. See the three pyramid temple of Prasat Rong Chen and life size elephant statues at Srai Damrei, this is the hidden heart of ancient Cambodia. The day ends with a refreshing dip at Kulen waterfall amid pristine nature.