CYCLING-BEATEN TRACK-COUNTRYSIDE-BOAT TRIP-SCHOOL VISIT.5D

Duration: 5Days/4Nights

Hight Light

    Bike to the amazing temples of Angkor, begin your tour at the magnificent temple Angkor Wat,  then continue to excurse the fortified city Angkor Thom including the Bayon temple and the jewel in the jungle, Tomb Raider temple Ta Prohm. Cycle on the back roads past the thatched huts to Beng Mealea, off the Beaten Track  Banteay Sreay temple and Kbal Spean,  visit isolated villages, paddy fields and stilted houses of  rain forest, see the beautiful nature of Cambodia. This great adventure tour to  the trails through the villages to  Rolous group , you start you tour to the Pre - Angkorian temple Preah Ko,  Bakong and Lolei temples and head on to the ancient canal of Tonle Sap lake. Lunch at the restaurant by the man grow trees. Bike to Adventurous Asia charity school in the village and short visit. Learn more about Cambodian education, rural life of Cambodian children, family structures and living style. Here Adventurous Asia will donate to the school. Bike through the villages for a private picnic lunch in the hut on the flooded area.  Monk blessing and learn about life and Buddhism in Cambodia.

 

Itinerary

DAY1. SIEM REAP- ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE BIKE TOURS (25km)

Keep the Angkor monuments in your heart; they are the soul of Khmer, built during the golden age of Cambodia from the 9th to 13th centuries. Cycle on the country side back roads with the useful bike and a local cultural guide who speaks your language to explore the monuments, learn about architecture and experience the culture of the Khmer. When you get in the park you will begin your tour at the magnificent temple Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world, then continue BY bike to excurse the fortified city Angkor Thom taking in the Bayon temple and the jewel in the jungle, Tomb Raider temple Ta Prohm. You will enjoy our snack with the soft drinks. Lunch at local reataurant after Angkor Thom Back to city by yopur private Vehicle. Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY2. SIEM REAP- BENG MEALEA TEMPLE BIKE TOURS (67km)

Your adventure begins from Siem Reap early morning, cycling on the back roads past the thatched huts where tradition still prevails. You will visit isolated villages just found amongst paddy fields and stilted houses on the land that remains peacefully deeply in the Buddhism and Animism, the belief that everything alive, you will enjoy the breathe taking view of rain forest, see the beautiful nature of Cambodia such as palm tree, rice field, and ethnic village where people still use an old Cambodian accent to learn the real life of the Khmer people.

In this lovely trip you will learn more of Cambodia's rich Khmer empire heritage and see Cambodian magical - traditional medicine for healing the patients ( seasonal). Reaching the 12th century Hindu ruin Beng Mealea, one of the most impressive best known ruins in Asia. This less visited ruin and moss covered, the temple itself is still over grown by stranger fig trees left over as it was rediscovered is a wonderful place for picnic lunch in the shade before this magical journey over thirty kilometers northwest by private car or bus, You reach Banteay Srei temple and enjoy Adventurous Asia snack and soft drinks. This is a great full day of activity you will enjoy seeing beautiful nature. Back by car or bus to city. Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY3. SIEM REAP-ROLUOS GROUP BIKIONG (27km)

Your dventure tour today is also the trails and back roads through the villages and explore real open spaces of rice fields and you will enjoy the lush green nature of Cambodia. This tour is amazing for someone who wants to connect with the real Cambodian life for both children and adults, stop at some orphanage on the way for a quick visit ( books, pens, pencils or other school materials are the welcome) ; photo taken with the kids. Getting to the Rolous group you start you tour to the Pre - Angkorian temple Preah Ko for short visit and connect your tour to an old temple mountain Bakong before heading to Lolei temple on the way back. In the same morning you will have a hop on the ox cart dire through the village and school before getting on by the car to your next visit to Tonlse Sap lake. Board on your private boat for the amazing floating village tour at Kompong Plouk where you will explore the fabulous typical stilted houses set just by the ancient canal of Angkor on the shore of Tonle Sap lake. Lunch at the restaurant by the man grow trees. or private stilted house based on request. Back to the city for your overnight stay in Siem Reap. 

DAY4. SIEM REAP-COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING (35km)

This is a great activity to do, the way get on very quiet back roads, palm trees, paddy fields that you will not see tourists. You will also spend more time to stop in the villages to talk to people and also stop at schools and orphanages. We strongly recommend you to see Adventurous Asia charity school in the village that you visit. You will learn more about Cambodian education, rural life of Cambodian children and family structures and living style. Here Adventurous Asia donates to the school. Then start your next journey by bike through the villages for a private picnic lunch in the hut on the flooded area of Siem Reap. Moreover, you will stop at the monastery to meet the monks and learn about life of Buddhist and Buddhism and see the old building in Cambodia.
Back to Siem Reap for overnight stay

DAY5. SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure until your departure flight transfer ….

Price Included

 TOUR DURATION: 5Days / 4 Nights

TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand

TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Our services include:

Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double shared room with daily breakfast 

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)

Trekking, Bike and cycling guide

Private boat trip, oxen cart tour and picnic lunch on the stilted house 

Seeing the monks for monk blessing, donations 

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Daily drinking water and cold towels

Our services do not include:

Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)

Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice

International and domestic flights
Meals other than mentioned above
Camera/video entrance fees

Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc…….)

Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation for Cambodia)

Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

 
 
 

Travel Information

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all participants of our Exploration Tours.

A travel insurance policy to cover illness and injury, cancellation and curtailment of your journey, theft, loss of personal items like baggage and tickets, etc. is a necessity.

The insurance policy should also cover ambulance rides, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of a body.

Some insurance policies exclude "dangerous" activities which can include motorcycling, scuba diving, rock climbing, or any extreme adventure etc. If you are planning to do any of these "dangerous" activities while traveling, check the small print to see if you are covered.

Make sure that family or friends at home know the address and telephone number of your insurance company and your insurance policy number.

Find out in advance if your insurance policy will make payments to the providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenses. If you have to make a claim, you should keep all receipts (in English if possible) for medicines and medical treatment.

If you have anything stolen and you want to make an insurance claim you must obtain an official statement from the police.

For more information and to purchase travel insurance contacts a travel agent of travel insurer. Online information and purchase.

Health Advice

Drink lots of water. Never drink tap water purified, bottled water is available everywhere.

Use an insect repellent against mosquitoes. It is the only way to be sure of protection against mosquito borne diseases. Since Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and light-weight clothing is best. Clothing made from natural fibers is the best option. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings or in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.

When visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts (shoulder covered) are acceptable. Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas. For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts.

Standard film, (such as Kodak, FUJI or Konica 100, ), slide and digital camera memory are widely available. Photos are inexpensive to process in the country. Any specialized photo equipment should be brought with you. Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installations is forbidden and discretion should be used when photographing people, particularly monks.

Health Requirements

Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.

What to bring

A. Before you travel, Adventurous Asia gives you more scenes of understanding once you just search for information on its pages. Because many countries do not have waste collection services, try to pack as little as possible. When buying toiletries,  use only biodegradable products.  Asian countries have modest dress codes. Local woman and men cover a great part of their body. Revealing too much "flesh" is considered very rude and offensive in many cultures. And prevent you from real contact with local people. Leave high cut shorts, sleeveless tops and revealing swimming suits at home. Instead pack loose clothes that cover your arms and legs. This way you will be more readily accepted by local people, and also be protected against the sun and insects. Modest dress will also minimize the risk of sexual harassment; local men won't assume that you are "available". Leave expensive jewelry, watches and unimportant  items at home. You do not need them while traveling and there is no need to show off your wealth to local people. We are rich in the west, but there is no need to remind the local people of our wealth.

 B. What to Bring and How Long to Stay in Siem Reap Angkor

Passes are sold at the Check point Counter, on the way to the Angkor Archaeological Park.  Free photos taken are provided at the main entrance. Tickets bought are safely kept during your visit to Angkor, and carefully- strictly checked at every monument entrance gate.

Visiting hours are 5:00AM - 6:00PM. Angkor Wat closes at 5h.30PM, Banteay Srey closes at 5:00PM and Kbal Spean at 3:00PM. For further visit, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Phnom Kulen are required to have the new passes.

Weather

Due to the weather condition in Cambodia, hot and dry and rain sometime in the rainy season, wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and perhaps sunscreen. Consider buying a traditional Khmer scarf (krama) to keep the sun off your neck. Carry a raincoat during the wet season, though you will probably only need it in the afternoon. You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. For serious temple explorers, a flashlight, notebook and compass can come in handy. Books, refreshments, trinkets, postcards and film are available from small vendors throughout the temple complex.  

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