TEMPLES-ELEPHANT TOURS-BOAT TRIP-TREK AND SWIM. 6D

Duration: 6D/5N

Hight Light

    Take a 10 minute balloon ride to view the vast Angkor, visit Angkor Wat temple and atmospheric jungle temple of Ta Prohm, synonymous with the film Tomb Raider. Take tour adventure on the horse cart ride through the villages till sunset.  Angkor Thom, take elephant ride to the Bayon temple for 20mns, visit Bayon temple and sourroundings. Drive to the famous pink santstone Banteay Srei and resume your next journey to Phnom Kulen, hilltop summit to visit the Reclining picnic lunch and swim. Village visit after waterfall and see local people and children for own interact ............... 

 

Itinerary

DAY1. SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
 
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for relaxation. Take a cycling tour around Siem Reap to explore the heart of city. Stop in old town center for a short visit. Kids will also enjoy lovely taste of high quality ice cream at the Blue Palmkin restaurant and ice cream shop.... 
   Overnight in Siem Reap 
 
DAY2. SIEM REAP-TEMPLE TOURS 

After breakfast, head to the temple complex by private air conditioned car, accompanied by your English speaking guide for a truly unforgettable tour with a 15 minute balloon ride to view the vast Angkor Complex and afterwards visit Angkor Wat temple. Keep moving afterward to the atmospheric jungle temple of Ta Prohm, synonymous with the film Tomb Raider. Here the ancient ruins lay beneath the winding vines and ancient trees of the Cambodian jungle; a truly remarkable sight. Continue to Angkor Wat before returning to your hotel to wind down, escape the midday heat and relax by the pool. 

Afternoon your adventure will be on the horse cart ride through the villages until dust.        Ovenight in Siem Reap

DAY3. SIEM REAP- TEMPLE TOURS - ELEPHANT RIDE
 
After breakfast, return to the temple complex by private air conditioned car, accompanied by your English speaking guide. You tour starts at the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you take elephant ride to the Bayon temple for 20mns. This morning you will visit, Bayon, Baphoun, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. These remarkable temples and complexes offer a startling insight into the beauty and power of the Angkorian era. After lunch, return to your hotel for break.
 
Afternoon explore the coutryside by Horse Cart Ride for sunset tour.
Overnight in Siem Reap
 
 DAY4. SIEM REAP- BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE - PHNOM KULEN - SWIM AND PICNIC LUNCH 
 
After Breakfast, transfer private vehicle to the famous pink santstone Banteay Srei, the 10th century temple of Angkor and resume your next journey to Phnom Kulen, stopping along the way to view the breathtaking scenery. Ascend to the hilltop summit to visit the Reclining Buddha before following the river of 1000 lingas back down the hill to a waterfall. Stop here for a wonderful picnic lunch served in a small house just along from the river. Spend the rest of the day swimming and exploring the enchanting jungle surroundings. Head back to the hotel in the early afternoon where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap
 
 DAY5. SIEM REAP TEMPLE TOURS 
 
Today, depart your day  tour to visit the early temple of Angkor in Rolous group. Start your first tour at Lolei, Preah Ko and Baskong temple, and keep moving by car through the beautiful Cambodian countryside to the boat trip and floating village tour. You will pass rice fields and villages, where you will stop for refreshing breaks and a few chats with the locals.
You reach Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. Embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. You will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. Tonle Sap is South East Asia's largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about 4 times its size in during the wet season. Enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the local houses. (NOTE: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from June to March, but we can arrange an overland visit to Kampong Pluck that is an equally interesting experience, as you can walk among the stilted houses).
 
You will have some free time in the afternoon on your own, explore the city or stay by the pool.
 Overnight in Siem Reap.
 
DAY.6 SIEM REAP DEPARTURE 
 
Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until time to transfer to airport for your flight to....

Price Included

 TOUR DURATION:  6Days /  5Nights

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)

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

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Boat trip and floating village on Tonle Sap lake 

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

 
 
 

Travel Information

Travel Insurance

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

A travel insurance policy to cover illness and injuries, 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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