Cambodia’s Siem Reap, gateway city to the fabled complex of Angkor Wat, is tourism central and it’s increasingly difficult to see the temples without being swamped by large groups. An estimated 2 million visitors a year turn up to this sprawling archaeological site, particularly to see the sunrise. But Anantara Angkor Resort has come up with a neat guest idea. Its new Breakfast at Angkor tour gets you into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed complex before the gates officially open. Set out at 4.30am by private car or tuk-tuk to Angkor Archaeological Park and an English-speaking escort leads the way by torch through a “secret” back entrance for a privileged peek at dawn over the Khmer temples and towers. Then guests have a continental-style private breakfast picnic at one of the more secluded clearings, with butler service and informal talk with an expert guide; participants can opt to explore more ruins before returning to the resort. The tour includes a one-day ticket to the archaeological park and return transport; from $US115 ($159) a person or $US135 a couple, plus local taxes. Rooms from about $262 based on a threenight stay. More: angkor.anantara.com.