- All entrance fees included
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Small-group tour
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Dinner included
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Next, view the centerpiece of this walled citadel, the mysterious Bayon temple, which holds 54 towers decorated with more than 200 smiling stone figures. You’ll spend approximately two hours discovering the many temples within Angkor Thom, with your private guide offering a flexible itinerary, depending on your interests.
Your morning tour also visits the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as the picturesque Ta Prohm Temple, made famous by the movie Tomb Raider. Only partially restored, the otherworldly ruins of Ta Prohm offer insight on how the Angkor complex looked before French explorers rediscovered it. Marvel at the 39 towers of this 12th-century Buddhist temple overrun by tree roots large enough to split the stone.
After about one hour exploring Ta Prohm, return to your hotel for lunch and a short break before heading out again for your helicopter ride.
Later in the afternoon, enjoy a 20-minute helicopter ride over the Angkor temple complex and Tonle Sap Lake. During your 20-minute flight, take in the true scale and splendor of this world-renowned site. After visiting Angkor on the ground, this rare aerial experience offers a fresh, bird’s-eye view! Departing from the Siem Reap airport, your pilot provides onboard commentary and points out places of interest so you won’t miss a thing. Have your camera at the ready as you hover above Angkor Wat, which appears smaller from your helicopter window despite its enormous size.
You will also get to visit Angkor Wat on foot. It is considered the most visually, architecturally and artistically impressive temple of the entire complex. Best preserved of all the Angkor temples, it’s also located within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park.
You’ll have time for a thorough exploration of this vast ceremonial structure including a glimpse of its enormous moat and reflection pools. Wander through the galleries where a dazzling array of beautiful bas-reliefs and ornate carvings depict scenes from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
In the evening, enjoy a taste of classical Khmer culture with a traditional dinner and Aspara dance performance! Afterward, you’ll be transported by private vehicle back to your hotel.
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Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees
- 20-minute helicopter ride
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Apsara dance performance
- Food and drink that is not part of itinerary
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking
- Please note that dress codes are conservative when visiting holy sites; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended
- Helicopter portion of the tour may be shared
- Helicopter departure time may change depending on the day's availability
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Louise W, January 2017
Our guide Sopheal was amazing! Early start, but he took us to a less crowded area. Went for a personal breakfast at a nearby monastery, which was amazing. Every penny of this tour is worth it. Buffalo Tours who ran it are great.
Reviewed by: bazkai, July 2015
Great programme. The day started with dawn viewing of Angkor Wat. Thousand of tourist making their way in the dark to get a good spot by the lake to see the sunrise. I wasn't too impressed with the sunrise but find the whole tourist ritual fascinating. Surely there are thousands of excellent photos in every angle and cloud and shape in existent on the net that one can easily download a good snap instead of sacrificing a good night sleep.
Breakfast picnic was lovely at a spot overlooking some tranquil Rice fields. Everyone was extremely attentive. Omelette, toasts, croissants, juice, fresh fruit and coffee was provided.
The guide was very obliging and was able to customise my itinerary departing from the normal schedule so that we can visit other temples since we have already visited the ones listed.
Cold water and cooling towels were provided after every stop.
Our helicopter flight was rescheduled for the following morning due to bad weather. The flight company provided free pick ups and drop offs.
Lunch and dinner were included and the set menus were good and just the right portion. Evening dinner was accompanied by traditional dancing.
The tour was expansive but very worthwhile. I would recommend the helicopter flight to everyone visiting this region.