24 April 2009
Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, has just introduced a series of tailor-made private day tours in Cambodia, giving its customers a spectacular opportunity to see Angkor Wat, the world’s largest sacred monument, away from the masses.
Among the options available are a new walking tour, a ‘free’ trip in a hot air balloon and an amazing helicopter ride, or better still, customers can opt for all three as part of the operator’s 4-day “Alternative Angkor” private package*.
The “Angkor Walking Tour” is a unique experience offered exclusively to Travel Indochina’s customers and begins at the less-visited section of Angkor Thom city. Unlike other tours, this addition to Travel Indochina’s programme avoids the crowds often associated with this popular tourist attraction – in fact Travel Indochina’s guests are likely to share this experience solely among their immediate travelling companions.
The day includes an invigorating walk through the jungle to the various ancient temples within the walls of Angkor Thom city. Guests will have an opportunity to walk 3km along the top of the 5 metre-wide city wall which is a wonder in itself, remaining in near-perfect condition since its construction in the late 12th century.
The more adventurous may prefer one of the “Angkor from the Air” alternatives. With an opportunity denied to other visitors, Travel Indochina’s knowledgeable tour guides are able to gain exclusive access, for their customers, to the eastern entrance of the mesmerising Angkor Wat. A pre-dawn departure enables customers to see the wondrous temple at sunrise via a short tuk-tuk ride and torch-lit approach through the jungle – an experience they’ll never forget.
One of the highlights of the day is a ride in a fixed-cable hot air balloon, reaching a height of 200 metres and allowing guests to take in the unforgettable vista of this sacred monument and its surroundings. The day continues at the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all the temples in Angkor.
For the ultimate thrill, guests can upgrade the “Angkor from the Air” package to include an exhilarating helicopter ride, providing breathtaking views of the mesmerising Angkor complex. Chris Orme, Travel Indochina’s general manager comments:
“Travel Indochina prides itself on creating unique experiences for our customers to make their holiday truly memorable – we are the only tour operator to have access to the eastern entrance of Angkor Wat and the addition of our ‘Alternative Angkor’ package and new day tours perfectly completes the ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.”
The 4 day, 3 night “Alternative Angkor” package costs £295 per person (based on 2 pax) and includes private transfers, 3 nights’ accommodation, a full day’s ‘Angkor Walking Tour’** and a full day ‘Angkor from the Air’*** including a free hot air balloon ride. Helicopter ride upgrades cost £115 per person.
One free night’s accommodation is also offered for all bookings made before the end of September 2009.
For more information and reservations, visit travelindochina.co.uk.