ANGKOR-BENG MEALEA-KOH KER-BANTEAY CHHMA-7DAYS

Duration: 6NIGHTS/7DAYS

Hight Light

    Your first adventure on a jeep or four wheel, explore overgrown temple Beng Mea Lea, hill top Preh Vihear, a final edge temple and commands stunning views and Koh Ker hidden temple in the mid of jungle and surroungs. Visit the temple of Banteay Srei or ‘Citadel of the Women’ and natural waterfall Kbal Spean, and former Khmer Rouge military base and historical site Anlong Veng  Homestay at Banteay Chhma village,  cook and eat with local community. Banteay Chhmar, a hidden treasure of Cambodia has just been rediscovered recently, visit surrounding temples and take a opportunity to visit the former Cambodian refugee capms. 

     Next trip to Battambang, visit Phnom Sampove, a hill of ship, the Khmer Rouge caves,  Phnom Banon temple for hill top view and Ek Phnom monastery, take Bamboo train tour to see spectacular afternoon landscape of Cambodia. Take boat trip to Siem Reap.
     

 

Itinerary

DAY1: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR- A FOUR WHEEL OR JEEP TOUR – OFF THE BETTEN TRECK

Today take your adventure with a jeep or four wheel for a day trip to the isolated ruin Beng Mealea, still over regrown by strangler figs and wines. From here you resume your adventure further to explore the lost treasure of Cambodia, Preah Vihear temple, built over the ninth to the 12 century,  that lead to a final ledge and commands stunning views, you will be amazed and it is hard to find out the right words to tell about this monument and not enough space to describe its history. On the way back stop by the old 10th century capital

 KOH KER. The over grown by stranger figs and bushes, Koh Ker and the following temples including Prasat Chen, Prasat Linga and Domrey, the temple of Koh Ker was one of the temples was used as military camp of POL POT armies and battle fields between Pol Pot and Government troops. This whole day tour, you are accompanied by our guide.   Enjoy lunch at the temple.

 Overnight in SR

 Day2. SIEM REAP- ANGKOR – TREKKING

Then head north visit the Land Mine Museum found by a young child Khmer rouge survivor, afterward visit the temple of Banteay Srei or ‘Citadel of the Women’ and natural waterfall Kbal Spean and finally visit the former Khmer Rouge military base Anlong Veng.

This whole day trip on perfect smooth repaired  road that makes a very interesting and comfortable journey. Travel 120kms north through beautiful forested countryside to Anlong Veng and the Dangrek Mountains, a mountain range that runs all the way to Preah Vihear  and it is exactly on a natural border with Thailand. We visit Ta Mok's house , now a museum and flooded forest,  followed by a tasty lunch before driving up the escarpment, just 16 kms future from town. In here you your unique adventure to visit the stronghold of Pol Pot where he used to live and, camp where he died just in his jungle hideout in April 18, 1998 several weeks before the KR fell. We visit the remains of his house, bunker, his trial location and cremation site. From here your adventure goes through isolated villages on mountain along the Thai border by car to Ordor Mean Chey province to Banteay Chhmar ruin journey.

Overnight in Homestay

 DAY3 . BANTEAY CHMAR – TEMPLES – HOME STAY

Breakfast in hotel, check out for a drive to Banteay Chmar, a hidden treasure of Cambodia has just been rediscovered recently. Found in the late 12th century the Buddhist temple of Banteay Chhmar is said to be the state ruin in the northwest of Cambodia by Jayavaraman the VII for the dedication to his son, killed by the Cham fleets.

The temple became increasingly rare, finally disappearing completely. This is the most isolated place in Cambodia. Still, however, the more smaller  ruins are founded there; an imposing array of monuments from an ancient Khmer empire. Among the ruins is not only one of the largest Khmer temples that we know of (including those of the Angkor group), but also one of largest temples in the world. Overnight in home stay

DAY4: BANTEAY CHHMAR – BATTAMBANG

Breakfast at home stay, visit surrounding temples near Banteay Chmar- cook in the village with the host- have lunch and dinner with local community. Here is a rare opportunity to excurse former Cambodian Refugee Camps and learn about life of people during Khmer Rouge time.

From 1975- 1997 Khmer Rouge took power and civil war spread out the whole country, the Cambodian survivors fled from Cambodia to find out the place to live regarding the security reason, they escaped to many places around Cambodia. Along the Thai border they found many camps to stay, the camps later were supported by UNHCR.

There were more Cambodian refugees came to the camp walking through the jungle to the camp , the most were killed by the Khmer Rouge land mine in the mid of jungle and surivors ran in to the refugee camp, food and  finance sponsored by the UN.

The low majority of Cambodian survivors in the camps has fortunately been sent to the third countries by UN, and the rest were sent back home in 1991 to join the first election in 1993. Leave Banteay Chhma, drive south to Battambang via Banteay Mean Chey province. Reach Battamabang in the afternoon. Check in and free at leisure Overnight at Battambang

BATTAMBANG is one of Cambodia's biggest cities, but it's a world apart from Phnom Penh's urban bustle, enjoying an unhurried pace and a reputation for friendliness. The city, however, is keen not to get left behind in the country's recent surge of development and modernization. French-colonial-era terraces on the riverside are rapidly filling with private schools. And it is a home of Khmer Boxing in Cambodia.

  DAY5: BATTAMBANG

 Breakfast at the hotel, start your visit to Phnom Sampove, a hill of ship, there still many caves of the Khmer Rouge exist, the bones and skills are stored in rooms. Then continue to Phnom Banon temple for hill top view of rice fields and villages and El Phnom monastery before taking Bamboo train tour to see spectacular afternoon landscape of Cambodia.

 The Highlight of the trip today is a unique Bamboo Train Journey for an hour tour both ways. Overnight in Battambang

 Day6. BATTAMBANG- SIEM REAP

 Early breakfast you are transferred by private car and escorted by guide to Siem Reap, you will stop to along the way to explore Cambodian life, visit stone carvings and explore silk farm where mulberry trees are planted and weaving of products from silk  are being made.  By private boat with guide, from August to Febuary you will be travelling by boat from Battambang to Siem Reap, on the way you will see life on the water, fishing and floating villages and stop at one fishing villages of the Khmer. Reach Siem Reap ferry in the afternoon, pick up and transfer to your hotel for check in. Free at your own leisure.   Stay overnight in Siem Reap

Day7. SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel, city tour until time to transfer to airport for flight to…. 

Price Included

  TOUR DURATION: 7DAYS/6NIGHTS 

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
Overnight home stay in Banreay Chhma 
Visit the isolated ruins of Siem Reap 
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned insurance vehicle unless stated otherwise
Day trip to isolated ruins of Siem Reap with private four- wheel drive or Jeep based on traveler prefers
Entrance fees to the park as mentioned in the program. Daily drinking water and cold towels 
 
Our services do not include:
Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival, USD35/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 Creating
Unique Travel Experiences 

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.
What to Bring
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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