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Beyond Angkor / hidden gems to explore

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Experience hosted by Thierry

5 hours
Includes drinks, transport
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French

What you'll do

This tour focuses on discovering what is hidden beyond Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Phrom : everybody goes to these 3 landmarks, they are easy to visit, even without a guide, by yourself.
But to find hidden gems, these special places scattered through the jungle, where we can still feel the magic of the angkorian ruins, you need a guide to help you explore.
It is all question of quality time : inside the jungle, out of the beaten track, special angles, beautiful lights, magic atmosphere, a touch of story-telling and plenty of time, with freedom to take time to enjoy Your exploration at Your own pace. Meaning very small groups.
We will meet early morning and head by tuk-tuk to the Temples. We can stop to share a coffee at a local place and take time to get to know each other. All along this morning, we will discover and explore 2 very small temples and a large one, a maze and a few monumental doors.
One option : if you wish, we can add a sunrise or sunset, making this half a day tour a full day tour. Pricing will be adjusted accordingly (ask for details).
Second option : ask me if you want to do this tour by Mountain Bike (different pricing).
NB : if you would like to schedule a particular day, just ask me.
This tour focuses on discovering what is hidden beyond Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Phrom : everybody goes to these 3 landmarks, they are easy to visit, even without a guide, by yourself.
But to find hidden gems, these special places scattered through the jungle, where we can still feel the magic of the angkorian ruins, you need a guide to help you explore.
It is all question of quality time : inside the jungle, out of the beaten track, sp…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water provided
  • Transport
    We will go by local tuk-tuk.
    Ask for the MTB option if you wish (diffe...
From ₹5,287
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 28 Reviews
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I have been living in Siem Reap for the last 5 years. I am used to go out exploring the Angkor Temples every week, with my camera, either walking or riding a MTB. I know now almost all the hidden gems we can find beyond Angkor Wat, all these beautiful Temples hidden away from the crowd and the tour buses. I will share all my favorite places with you : Beyond Angkor, out of the beaten track.
And there is more : as I am a Photographer, used to look for the best picture spots and an Historian, passionate about the Khmer Civilization, I will also try to share it all with you.
I have been living in Siem Reap for the last 5 years. I am used to go out exploring the Angkor Temples every week, with my camera, either walking or riding a MTB. I know now almost all the hidden gems we can find beyond Angkor Wat, all these beautiful Temples hidden away from the crowd and the tour buses. I will share all my favorite places with you : Beyond Angkor, out of the beaten track.
And there is more : as I am a Photographer, used to look for the best picture spots and an Historia…
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Where you'll be

We will explore Temples hidden in the jungle inside the Angkor Archaeological Park. Walking a little under the canopy, we will discover one of the most beautiful temples, probably the most romantic of all, but hardly visited by tour groups. I love this place because we can still get the feeling of exploring, discovering our own temple. Add to the journey a maze, a few magnificent doors and 2 tiny temples almost lost.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Jocelyn
March 2020
What a spectacular experience! Thierry’s tour resulted in the most beautiful photos of our entire trip. His unique expat perspective was an interesting contrast to that provided to us by our local guide the day before.
Luis
March 2020
The activity was great, Thierry showed us hidden places and routes we wouldn't be able to find ourselves. He has a great knowledge of the history of the area and the country and the conversation during all the tour was great, we would repeat!
The activity was great, Thierry showed us hidden places and routes we wouldn't be able to find ourselves. He has a great knowledge of the history of the area and the country and th…
Debbie
February 2020
We loved the tour with Thierry - he had some very insightful and interesting perspectives on the area because he lived in Europe and then moved to Cambodia 6 years ago so he could really understand and share the differences between the 2 cultures. He is very introspective and doesn't just give you the superficial information. He knows the area really well and could take us places that we wouldn't have found otherwise.
We loved the tour with Thierry - he had some very insightful and interesting perspectives on the area because he lived in Europe and then moved to Cambodia 6 years ago so he could…
Christophe
January 2020
Très belle expérience, visite de sites origineaux et en dehors du grand flux touristique, Thierry et un personne très agréable, communicative et pas dans l'urgence pour la visite. Je recommande particulièrement ce tour original.
Alec
January 2020
This Tour was amazing, getting to see all of the lesser known temples was fantastic Thierry knew how to avoid all the crowds and explained the history of the temple complex. I recommend this tour after seeing the main temples we were taken to beautiful temples off the beaten track. The best part off the day was watching the sunrise with no tourists in sight. Definitely recommend this tour. Thank you again Thierry. Alec
This Tour was amazing, getting to see all of the lesser known temples was fantastic Thierry knew how to avoid all the crowds and explained the history of the temple complex. I re…
Yvonne
January 2020
Thierry knows the area very well and led us to temples off the beaten track that are not to be found in general tour packages. He was very friendly and kind. His knowledge about living in Cambodia was an interesting add-on to the temple visits and history of Angkor Wat.
Thierry knows the area very well and led us to temples off the beaten track that are not to be found in general tour packages. He was very friendly and kind. His knowledge about l…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The best for you is to go and visit the main landmarks (Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Phrom) the day before. You will feel the beauty...and the crowd...
Then take my special tour, put of the beaten track : you will feel - and enjoy - the difference.
Do not forget to buy your entrance ticket the day before!

What to bring

a hat, good walking shoes, sun-screen, mosquito repellent

your entrance ticket to the temples