Angkor Wat Helicopter tours
Experience the beauty of Angkor Wat as you cruise high above during a thrilling helicopter ride over this famed UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Experience Angkor Wat from a different prospective, different way and through the Angkor Wat Helicopter tour and you’ll get an aerial view during the 20-minute flight over this archaeological park, then see the ruins up close in this helicopter flight with private tour of temples. Visit Bayon in Angkor Thom—once the capital of the Khmer Empire—plus iconic Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. This memorable day ends with a traditional dancer performance and a savory Cambodian dinner. Round-trip private transportation from your Siem Reap hotel and breakfast are also included in the tour.
Your professional driver and tour guide will pick you up from your Siem Reap hotel and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Sra Srang Baray, where you’ll witness the breathtaking beauty of Cambodian sunrise. Make a stop at Wat Svaylamiet and enjoy a picnic breakfast before kicking off this full-day tour. Follow your guide through the South Gate of Ankor Thom, where 54 stone demons line the road to the temples.
Journey into the walled citadel and marvel at the stone figures and 54 towers inside Bayon. Spend about two hours exploring Angkor Thom with your guide, who will tailor the tour to your interests. You’ll also make stops at the Royal Enclosure, Terrace of the Elephants, Phimeanakas and the Terrace of Leper Kinds, plus Ta Prohm Temple. Partially restored in 2011, Ta Prohm Temple offers a glimpse into the past and traveler can see what the complex might have looked like when the French rediscovered it.
Your guide will take you past the 39 towers of this 12th-century Buddhist temple, where you can snap photos of ancient stones split by winding tree roots. Return to your hotel with your guide and enjoy lunch and a break before taking off on a thrilling helicopter ride over the ruins. This one-of-a-kind experience will take you over the Angkor temple complex and Tonle Sap Lake on a 20-minute scenic flight. You’ll marvel at the sheer size of this ancient landmark and savor a bird’s-eye view of its beauty. Your professional pilot will provide commentary and insight into several points of interest as your soar over the Cambodian countryside.
The Angkor Wat Helicopter tour from Siem Reap also includes a walking tour of Angkor Wat. The most stunning and impressive temple in the complex, Angkor Wat is well-preserved and worthy of exploration. Your guide will point out the moat and reflection pools as you wander the grounds and explain the sigificance of intricate temple carvings that tell the story of Ramayana, a Hindu epic. Your evening ends with a traditional Aspara dance performance and dinner before transfer back to your hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle.