Private tour – Private Full Day Siem Reap Elephant Tour with Countryside Temples – Angkor Wat Tours
Private Full Day Tour with Lesser-Known Ancient Sites and Ethical Elephant Encounters – Experience the magic of Siem Reap’s majestic elephants up close on this personalized 2023/2024 private tour. Ethical encounters & hidden temple adventures await!
Escape the crowds and uncover the magic of Angkor-era temples, rural villages, and majestic elephants on this comprehensive private tour of the real Siem Reap countryside. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll discover 3 lesser-known ancient temple sites near Siem Reap before heading to the lush Kulen Forest to interact with rescued elephants at an ethical sanctuary.
This full-day small group adventure perfectly balances cultural discovery and natural wonder for an intimate look at authentic Cambodia beyond the tourist trail. You’ll explore the ancient temples of Preah Ko, Bakong and Chaw Srei Vibol, learning about Khmer history from centuries past. Then meet the gentle giant elephants at the Kulen Sanctuary, feeding, walking and even bathing with these magnificent creatures while supporting their conservation.
After a picnic watching the sunset over rice paddies, you’ll return to Siem Reap with memories of temples, villages and elephants that you’ll cherish forever.
This is Siem Reap unspoiled.
From hidden historic sites to conservation efforts for endangered Asian elephants, our private tour provides unique insight into the culture, nature and people that shape this captivating destination.
Siem Reap Elephant Tour with Countryside Temples – Key Details
Looking for an unforgettable Siem Reap experience beyond the crowds?
Our private elephant tour is your passport to interacting with gentle giant elephants while uncovering hidden temples and immersing in real Cambodian countryside culture. You’ll get up close with rescued elephants at an ethical sanctuary, feeding, walking and bathing these majestic creatures. A knowledgeable local guide will lead you to 3 lesser-known Angkor temples and charming rural villages for a glimpse of authentic life. Enjoy a sunset countryside picnic after a day forging connections with elephants and rich history. This small group tour provides an intimate personalized experience full of moments you’ll cherish forever. From supporting conservation to creating lifelong memories, our Siem Reap elephant adventure delivers magic and meaning.
- Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap.
- Departure from Yout Hotel lobby.
- Duration: Full day (10 hours app).
- Departure Time: 8:30 AM from your hotel lobby
- Return Time: Approximately 7:00 PM
- Live Guide: Yes
- Instant Confirmation
- Transportation: Luxury air-conditioned minivan
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Private Siem Reap Elephant Tour: Free Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service from every Siem Reap Hotel.
- Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 participants.
- Uncover 3 lesser-known Angkor-era temples near Siem Reap on a private tour.
- Visit the ethical Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary.
- Interact with gentle giant elephants – feed, walk and bathe.
- Travel in a small personalized group for an intimate experience.
- Discover Cambodian countryside villages and rural life.
- Enjoy a traditional Khmer lunch at a local restaurant.
- Savor a sunset picnic in the lush countryside.
- Led by a knowledgeable, English-speaking local guide.
- Support elephant conservation efforts in Southeast Asia.
- Create memories of majestic elephants that will last a lifetime.
What You’ll Do
Private Siem Reap Elephant Tour with Countryside Temples and Private Guide
Ancient Temples – Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei Temple
Start by visiting 3 lesser-known Angkor-era temple sites near Siem Reap: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei Temple. Dating from the 9th century, these temples represent the beginnings of the mighty Khmer empire. Marvel at the detailed carvings and tranquil surroundings. Feel like an adventurer uncovering Cambodia’s ancient past.
Your tour includes stops in local countryside villages. Take in scenes of everyday rural life. Chat with friendly locals. Visit small shops and get a taste of authentic Cambodia beyond the temples.
Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary
The highlight is meeting the rescued elephant herd at the ethical Kulen Sanctuary. Take part in feedings, forest walks and bathing. Learn about conservation efforts for these endangered giants. It’s an moving experience that will give you new respect for elephants.
Cap off your countryside adventure with a delicious picnic dinner as the sun sets over rice paddies and palm trees. Soak up the natural beauty and reflect on a day of discovery.
But hold on, there’s more!
What to Expect
Our Siem Reap countryside temple and elephant tour does involve some physical activity. You can expect walking over 1 mile total throughout the day, including uneven terrain at the ancient temple sites and sanctuary. There is a chance of rain so bring sun protection like a hat and poncho. Your hotel pickup may be up to 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time.
At the elephant sanctuary, an educational presentation explains how all interactions prioritize animal welfare. Your Khmer lunch includes traditional Cambodian dishes like chicken, fish, rice and vegetables. And don’t worry about staying hydrated – bottled water is provided! While slightly active, this tour is an amazing opportunity to connect with nature, history and these gentle giant creatures.
- Walking over 1 mile total throughout the day.
- Some uneven terrain at temples and sanctuary.
- Chance of rain – bring sun protection/poncho.
- Hotel pickup may be up to 30 mins before tour time.
- Sanctuary visit includes educational presentation.
- Ethical elephant interactions always prioritize animal welfare.
- Khmer lunch includes chicken, fish, rice, vegetables.
- Bottled water provided.
- Visit 3 impressive temples! Check.
- Air-conditioned vehicles with an experienced private driver.
- Private transportation? Check.
- Admission fees for the elephant sanctuary? Check.
- Professional tour guide? Check.
- Khmer lunch at countryside restaurant? Check.
- Sunset picnic in the countryside? Check.
- Refreshments? Check.
- Departure comfortably from your Hotel lobby. Check.
- On-Board Drinks: soft drinks, water. Check.
- Safety Insurance. Check.
- Free Transfer from/to Hotel is included. Check.
Uncover the magic of Siem Reap’s countryside temples and ethical elephant encounters on this private full-day tour. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget!
What’s Not Included
- Angkor National Park Fees
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
Private Siem Reap Elephant Tour with Countryside Temples. Cancel up to 48 Hours in advance for a full refund.
The Private Siem Reap Elephant trip with Countryside Temples is more than simply a sightseeing trip; it also includes visits to several temples in the surrounding countryside. It is an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime while also learning about Cambodian history and culture through the eyes of the Khmer emperors.
- It is not wheelchair accessible.
- The majority of passengers can participate.
- There is a moderate amount of walking but also breaks to relax.
- This is an exclusive tour/activity. Only your group will take part.
What you need to bring
- Sun protection – hat, sunscreen, glasses.
- Insect repellent.
- Poncho or light rain jacket.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Swimsuit if bathing with elephants.
- A change.
- Camera to capture memories.
- Angkor temple pass if you already have one.
- A smile and an open mind!
Meeting Point to Start your Siem Reap Elephant Tour with Countryside Temples
Private Siem Reap Elephant trip with Countryside Temples Pick-up Service
Location of the Meeting Point: The meeting place is in the lobby of your hotel, close to the reception desk. A free pick-up service from any Resort, Hotel, Villa, or Airbnb in Siem Reap, and a live tour guide that speaks English is always included.
Know Before You Go
- Departure from your Hotel/Resort Lobby.
- Rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and applicable government tax
- All above rates are net and quoted in US Dollars per person
- Show Schedule is subject to change without prior announcement
- The exact pick-up and drop-off time will be confirmed via your email
- The dropping-off time can not be confirmed. It depends on the situation and traffic.
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Ready to Break Free from the Ordinary?
What kind of transportation do you use?
Our Siem Reap minivans are modern, air-conditioned and accommodate up to 6 passengers comfortably. Bottled water is included.
What if I don’t have an Angkor temple pass yet?
No problem! You can purchase a 1, 3 or 7-day Angkor pass when you arrive in Siem Reap. It is not included in the tour price.
Is this tour suitable for families?
Yes! We welcome families with children over 5 years old. Contact us to arrange special family pricing.
All Included Private Siem Reap Elephant trip with Countryside Temples highlights:
Our private full-day Siem Reap countryside temple and elephant tour takes you beyond the tourist trail to uncover the magic of ancient sites, rural villages and majestic elephants.
Led by an expert local guide, you’ll discover lesser-known Angkor-era temples, connect with gentle giant elephants, and gain insight into authentic Cambodian life.
From spiritual historic treasures to conservation efforts for endangered Asian elephants, this tour highlights the culture, nature and people that shape the real Siem Reap.
You’ll return home not just with memories, but a deeper understanding of this captivating destination.