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Banteay Srei Full-Day Tour: Temples, Butterflies & Lunch, Siem Reap Tours

Banteay Srei Full-Day Tour: Temples, Butterflies & Lunch

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Join a friendly local guide for some serious temple-hopping, nature appreciation and an in-depth look at local life in Siem Reap. Together we’ll explore the most interesting and beautiful temples Banteay Srei has to offer, visit Southeast Asia’s largest butterfly centre, enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch and meet the locals in Preah Dak village to find out about the production of sugar in the area. History, nature, a boat trip and sugar cane candy — it’s a match made in perfect tour heaven…. 

Highlights:
  • Discover the ancient temple of Banteay Srei and go boating on a prehistoric lake
  • Enjoy a tasty and traditional three-course Cambodian lunch cooked with love at the community restaurant
  • Learn all about the lifecycle of butterflies at the Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre, home to magnificent moon moths and pretty rose butterflies
  • Visit two elaborate temples, Neak Pean and 12th-century Preah Khan, located within the grand circle of Angkor
  • Meet friendly locals involved in sugar palm production and try a freshly made sugar palm candy

Tour style:Sightseeing tour, Culture tour
Inclusions:

Local English speaking tour guide, Butterfly Centre admission, one-day Angkor Day Pass, transportation with air-conditioning, local lunch, drinking water


Exclusions:

Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:7-8 hours
  • Meeting point:

    Main Entrance of King’s Road Angkor, a modern Khmer-style market. 

    Address: Corner of 7-Makara & Achar Sva Street, Old Market Bridge, Siem Reap. 

    Google Maps link

  • Start time: 8.00 AM
  • Finish point:

    Drop off at your centrally located hotel in Siem Reap. If you’re not centrally located, your guide will be happy to help you organise transport back to your accommodation. 


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present this voucher to your guide at the beginning of your tour. Save this email on your phone or tablet, or print a copy, as you will need to show this to join the trip.

  • Confirmation of booking:

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Additional information:

    It is hot in Siem Reap for most of the year, therefore your guide will make regular stops where you can purchase water and snacks. Please keep hydrated and bring sunscreen and hats to protect yourself from the sun. At the start of your trip there is the option of upgrading from a 1-day to a 3-day Angkor pass for an additional $25. Speak with your local guide about this.

  • Dress standard:

    Please dress respectfully as part of the tour will be spent meeting members of the local community. Trousers and a skirt or knee length shorts and a shirt/t-shirt that covers your shoulders are most appropriate. Comfortable shoes or sandals suitable for walking are also highly recommended.

  • Child policy:

    This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

During your Banteay Srei tour, we will explore the surrounding Banteay Srei district, meeting locals as we walk, hearing their stories and we’ll lead you to some lesser known attractions that many tourists don’t know about. Get ready for a memorable day!

Our first stop will be the Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre, where we’ll learn all about the lifecycle of butterflies. The netted tropical enclosure here contains thousands of beautiful, free-flying butterflies and is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Revenue generated from tour admissions to the centre are also re-invested back into the local community to aid a number of poverty alleviation and conservation projects, so as you admire those beautiful butterflies, you can feel good about yourself too!

Our next stop is the truly stunning Banteay Srei Temple, which is home to some of the most exquisite stone carvings on earth. We’ll take a look around, learn a little about the temple and its history and, let’s be honest, pretend to be Indiana Jones for a few minutes.

A gentle and picturesque 15-minute trek will lead us to the village by the lake, where we’ll enjoy a traditional lunch consisting of 3 local dishes such as Cambodian chicken soup, sweet and sour fried fish and fried eggplant with pork (please note that dishes may change depending on the season and availability of the ingredients). 

Then, bellies full of Khmer goodness, we’ll make our way to our boat for a quick cruise. 

On the way back, we’ll stop to meet the sugar palm community at Preah Dak Village, the biggest sugar palm producer in Siem Reap. Here you’ll get a chance to learn how this organic sugar is produced and hopefully you’ll get to taste one of their sweet treats too!

Our last stops of the day will be at two more elaborate temples in the grand circle of Angkor. Neak Pean is a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Jayatataka Baraym, built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Then we'll finish off with a visit to Preah Khan Temple, one of the largest complexes at Angkor.

After a full day of exploring and gathering some killer holiday snaps, we’ll head back into Siem Reap and drop you off at your centrally located hotel. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in Cambodia. 


Your trip:

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.