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Siem Reap and Angkor

Siem Reap is slowly regenerating its 1960’s popularity and is increasingly becoming the epicentre of the newly reborn Cambodia.

The main excitement for travellers visiting Siem Reap is its close proximity to the temples of Angkor Wat, although it does have other key areas of interest from the rice-paddy countryside to the main small, quaint fishing villages.

For ornithologists, there is a bird sanctuary near the impressive Tonle Sap Lake.

Bayon Temple, Angkor, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

About Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a charming yet exciting city, teeming with stunning landscapes, historical treasures and vibrant cultures. It is easily worthy of a few days on any Cambodian or South-East Asian holiday.

The Temples of Angkor are an influential spiritual source reflecting the bygone era of Cambodia. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the spiritual and political backbone of the once vast Khmer empire.


What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Paddy Field Dining

Enjoy a private dinner outside Siem Reap, amongst the paddy fields.

Artisan Centre

Visit the Artisans d’Angkor Centre in Siem Reap, one of the best workshops in town with excellent quality sandstone, silver, wood and silk products.

Private Cruise on Angkor Thom Moat

Relax on your private boat with sunset drinks and a guided view to the ancient water systems.

Temples at Sunrise

Witness sunrise at Angkor Wat followed by a picnic breakfast away from the crowds at Ta Phrom.

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Angkor from the Skies

Take to the skies by helicopter, micro-lite or hot air balloon for an aerial view of the temple complex.

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Hidden Temples by Helicopter

Fly to the peaceful and little visited jungle temples of Banteay Chhmar or Boeng Mealea, easily accessed in a day by helicopter.

Angkor Temples by Bike or Tuk Tuk

Travel by bicycle or tuk tuk to the temples at Angkor, followed by breakfast in peaceful temple grounds.

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Angkor with an Expert

Explore the vast complex of temples at Angkor with a resident archaeologist – a highlight of any holiday to Cambodia.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route.

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz.

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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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