Angkor Wat Tour: The Perfect Angkor Wat Itinerary

An Angkor Wat tour is such a great way to explore the massive complex that is Angkor Archeological Park. Whether you book a tour or visit Angkor Wat without a guide, we have the perfect one day or two day Angkor Wat itinerary for you below!

Angkor Wat Tour: The Perfect Angkor Wat Itinerary

Tickets and Prices

When visiting Angkor Wat, you have three options/prices to choose from when picking your “Angkor Pass.” Sorry, guys and gals, Angkor Wat is not free.

Angkor Passes are sold in one-day ($37), three-day ($62) and seven-day ($72) pass options. If you buy a three-day or seven-day pass, please know that those tickets must be used consecutively.

You can only buy passes from the Angkor Ticket Offices. The offices open at 5:00am. Once at the Angkor Ticket office, you’ll get in a line, pay in cash – Khmer Riel, US Dollars and Euros are accepted – and have your picture taken.

Credit Cards are also accepted if you don’t have cash

Once all the above is processed, you’ll be handed your pass and off you’ll go to see some of the most amazing temples on the planet!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your ticket must remain on you at all times. If you are found inside the park without a ticket, you will be handed over to the police and fined somewhere between $100 – $300 USD.

How Many Days for Angkor Wat?

The infamous question, right? Well, the answer to that question depends on you.

If you’re tight on time and cash, then a one-day Angkor Pass is for you.

On the other hand, if you have a few days and really hate the idea squeezing in all the sites in one day, then a three-day pass is probably right for you.

Really, it’s personal preference. Whatever best suites your time and travel style is the Angkor Pass you should go with.

For us, we went with a three-day pass but only visited Angkor Archeological Park for two-days. The three day pass allowed us the flexibility to go when we wanted and also, see one more epic sunrise and sunset 🙂

Angkor Wat Itinerary

Two Day Itinerary for Angkor Wat

If you think one-day is too short and three-days are too many, then a two-day visit is seriously perfect! The only downside (annoying more like it) is you’ll have to pay for a three-day pass to visit Angkor Archeological Park for two-days.

The best part of a two-day itinerary for Angkor Wat is that you can enjoy two full days OR enjoy two half days.

The below two-day itinerary is designed for two half days.

Day 1:

  • 4:30am – Depart your accommodation
  • 5:00am – Arrive at the Angkor Wat Ticket Office
  • 5:30am – Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • 6:30am – Coffee Break at 007 / James Bond Coffee Shop
  • 7:15am – Angor Wat
  • 8:30am – Angkor Thom (outer wall)
  • 9:00am – Bayon Temple
  • 10:30am – Baphuon Temple
  • 11:30 – Head back to your accommodation

Day 2:

  • 5:00am – Depart your accommodation
  • 5:30am – Sunrise at Angkor Wat (again!)*
  • 6:30am – Ta Phrom
  • 8:00am – Preah Khan
  • 9:30am – Pre Rup
  • 11:00am – Head back to your accommodation

*If you don’t want to see the same sunrise twice, you can either sleep in or visit Angkor Hill (Phnom Bakheng) for another great sunrise view!

Taking in the views of Pre Rup
Taking in the views of Pre Rup

One Day Itinerary for Angkor Wat

For those of you short on time and on a budget, a one-day itinerary is perfect. With the one-day itinerary outlined below, you’ll see all the must-see temples of Angkor Archeological Park.

  • 4:30am – Depart your accommodation
  • 5:00am – Arrive at the Angkor Wat Ticket Office
  • 5:30am – Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • 6:30am – Coffee Break at 007 / James Bond Coffee Shop
  • 7:15am – Angor Wat
  • 8:30am – Angkor Thom (outer wall)
  • 9:00am – Bayon Temple
  • 10:30am – Baphuon Temple
  • 11:30am – Lunch at Tropical Rohal Village Restaurant
  • 1:00pm – Ta Phrom
  • 2:30pm – Preah Khan
  • 4:00pm – Pre Rup (for sunset)
  • 5:30pm – Depart for your accommodation
Exploring Preah Khan
Exploring Preah Khan

Angkor Wat Tour

If you are considering booking a guided tour, Viator has a handful of great options for you to choose from. From a sunrise tour to a full-day immersion of the sites at Angkor Archaeological Park, check out the Angkor Wat Tour options below.

Accommodations Near Angkor Wat

For The Budget Conscious: Looking for a humble stay with a Cambodian family? Well, look no further than Yanick’s Angkor Cottage. Stay in a guesthouse that is on the families property. Home cooked meals and sweet serenity await you at Yanick’s.

For The Luxury Inclined:  Green Empire Resort is a luxury getaway close to Angkor Wat. With lovely rooms, a nice pool, beautiful gardens and friendly staff you’re in for unforgettable time.

For Something In Between: Located a few miles from Angkor Wat, you’ll find the beautiful Grand Venus La Residence. Grand Venus La Residence is a modern hotel featuring massive pool and a beautiful surroundings far from the noise of Siem Reap.

For more places to stay near Angkor Wat, you can check out the latest places and prices here.

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