PHNOM PENH-SIEM REAP TOUR BY LAND-BIKE-JEEP-FOODS.8D

Duration: 8D/7N

Hight Light

    Massage at Bodia Spa. Hop in a cyclo to see the city. Visit National Museum, Royal Palace, sunset cruise, welcome cocktail and snacks on the boat. Dinner at at Malis. Drive to Kompong Thom,tour at the Pre – Angkorian temples of Sambou Preykuk, Sambour, Yeay Pean and  Prasat Tor. Explore the temples of Angkor. Head off by bike to Phnom Krom Hill for sunset from the top, see the magnificent Tonle Sap Lake. Dinner and dine. Bike and trek in Angkor. Drive to Phnom Kulen hill, Walk to the top, discover hidden pagodas, stone carvings and waterfall. Picnic lunch and swim. Set out in original 1970’s M151 MUTT Jeeps to see its stilt-houses, pass whole floating villages and visit Phnom Boke.

    One of the activities: Quad-Bike Adventure Horseback-Riding at Happy Ranch,  relaxing, rejuvenating massage at Bodia Spa.

     

 

Itinerary

DAY1. PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and driver, and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city for check in..
Despite its turbulent recent history, the bustling capital of Cambodia retains its colonial-era charm; with wide tree-lined boulevards and parks and a mixture of eastern and western architectural styles.
Option: Receive a relaxing welcome massage at Bodia Spa.
Hop in a cyclo this afternoon to further see the city. Your first stop will be the National Museum, where over 5000 Khmer artifacts are displayed, covering almost 1000 years of the Kingdom’s history.
Next is the 19th century Royal Palace, which houses a collection of Buddha images; as well as the Silver Pagoda, the floor of which is covered entirely in heavy silver tiles.
Head to the lively riverfront area next for a sunset cruise. See the area come to life whilst enjoying a welcome cocktail and snacks on your boat.
Dinner this evening will be delicious authentic Khmer cuisine at Malis, one of Phnom Penh’s top restaurants.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meals included on this day: Dinner

DAY2. PHNOM PENH-KOMPONGTHOM-SIEM REAP BY ROAD ( PRIVATE CAR)

Today you’ll drive to Kompong Thom, your tour today including the Pre – Angkorian temples of Sambou Preykuk taking in the temples of Sambour, Yeay Pean, Prasat Tor and former early capital of Cambodia from 6-8centuries IsanaPura over 30km north of the Kompong Thom towm. The city was established before the Angkor. This city is located just 37km North of Kompong Thom city. After your tour at Sombor Prey Kuk, head on the same way back to Kopong Thom and transferred to Siem Reap.
Arrive Siem Reap in late afternoon. Siem Reap is a perfect base from which to explore the temples of Angkor; with plenty of charm and facilities only a short drive away from the temple sites.
Check in and enjoy dinner at your hotel

DAY3. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLE BIKE TOURS

In the morning meet your guide at your hotel for check in. Take some time here to relax and refresh.
Collect your bike this afternoon and head off on your first ride through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Pass bustling villages and stilt houses on your way to Wat Athvea, where you’ll take a rest and explore the temple grounds. Wind through back roads to a stilt house bar with hammocks for some refreshment, before continuing to Phnom Krom Hill. Take in the sunset from the top of the hill overlooking the magnificent Tonle Sap Lake.
Transfer back to the hotel and get ready for dinner. This evening, dine on delicious authentic Khmer cuisine at The Sugar Palm. Try the ‘Amok’ (baked fish with coconut) here; delicious!
Cycling: 16km ( 10mIiles)
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day: Dinner

DAY4. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLES-CYCLING

After breakfast in the hotel, your adventure today by bike to Angkor temple. You wll trek through the temples of Angkor just like the explorers of old. Our first destination is the magnificent Angkor Wat. Said to symbolize the soul of the Khmer people, the temple was built in the early 12th century during the reign of King Suryavaman II; and some of the wars he fought are depicted in the bas-reliefs and stone carvings which cover the walls. Hindu mythology also features heavily in the designs, along with the beautiful forms of nearly 2,000 Apsara dancers; representations of feminine grace and beauty.
Keep cycling through the ancient ruins of the temple landscape; taking a short lunch break just before we ride to the last capital of the Great Khmer empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate, carved with four giant faces; and look around this perfectly-square ancient walled-city. Then bike to Bayon temple. Bayon temple sits exactly in the centre of the city, a magnificent masterpiece of 12th century Khmer craftsmanship. Its 54 towers represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer empire, and the temple also has amazing, detailed bas-reliefs at The Terrace of The Leper King and The Terrace of The Elephants.Then bike to Ta Prohm temple. Erected in the late twelve century by the Buddhist king in the dedication to Buddha and memorial of his mother, Ta Prohm was also used as the Buddhist University, school of Art. The fabulous Ta prom gives an upscale value to foreign visitors as well as Cambodian citizens and especially the intellectuals. It is one of the most impressive temples in Angkor because of the overgrown trees with their entwined roots that make this ruin one of the most attractive in the orient. This awesome site was chosen to be filmed named Tomb Raider, performed by Angelina Jolie in 2000, just before she became a Good Will Ambassador of the United Nations to Cambodia.
After this, you will return to the hotel. Dinner is a delicious barbecue at local restaurant.
Cycling around 25km
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY5. SIEM REAP- BANTEAY SREI- PHNOM KULEN-BENG MEALEA

Drive this morning past rice fields and friendly local villages to explore the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey Srei. The remarkable temple so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. This ruin is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor. And then drive to sacred Phnom Kulen, an impressive sandstone plateau considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire Walk to the top of Phnom Kulen to discover hidden pagodas, a 16th century reclining Buddha, a riverbed with stone carvings and a waterfall where you can take a cooling dip. Continue down narrow jungle paths passing lychee trees car to Beng Melea temple. Discover Beng Mealea. This temple lays undiscovered for centuries and its ancient stones have been all but covered by roots, vines and creepers. The temple can be explored on foot, and its creaky boardwalks and creeping jungle transport you back in time to an age of intrepid adventure as you clamber through it. On the way back to Siem Reap stop at the village and lively local market nearby. Wandering around the market is a great way to experience local life in this remote area. Continue by car back to Siem Reap and dine at the stylish Nest Angkor Restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY6. TONLE SAP LAKE AND PHNOM BOKE

This morning set out in original 1970’s M151 MUTT Jeeps to see the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A marvel of nature, Tonle Sap Lake swells to almost five-times its normal size during the rainy season and supports a huge number of fish; which in turn support numerous communities. Pass flooded forests and floating houses along the way, witnessing how people adapt to life on this fertile body of water. Take a boat out to the lake village of Kampong Phluck to see its stilt-houses. On your journey, pass whole floating villages, complete with hospitals, schools and even a floating basketball court!
Later drive to Phnom Bok hill for the wonderful view of sorrounding rice field.
Dine al fresco this evening in a beautiful garden setting at Viroth’s, which serves authentic Khmer cuisine.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY7. SIEM REAP ACTIVITIES

Your afternoon is free at your leisure to shop at the markets or simply relax at your hotel. Or if you prefer, you can choose one of the following options.

Option: Quad-Bike Adventure
Ride an off-road quad bike through the beautiful Siem Reap countryside. Visit local villages where you can learn about the way of life in rural Cambodia. Towards the evening, see sunset in the rice fields.
Option: Horseback-Riding at Happy Ranch
Head to a ranch outside of Siem Reap, the only western style horse ranch in Cambodia. Get acquainted with your horse, a descendant of the Mongolian wild horses. Take a two-hour trail ride far outside the tourist area, through rice fields and local villages to the rarely visited temple of Wat Atvea.
Massage Treatment
Indulge yourself with a relaxing, rejuvenating massage at Bodia Spa.
Overnight stay in Siem Reap
Meals included on this day: Breakfast

DAY8. SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

After breakfast city tour at your own pace till time to transfer to airport for onward departure flight to….

Price Included

 TOUR DURATION:  8Days /  7Nights

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

Cycling tour, trekking mentiopned in the program
 
Jeep tour when in Siem Reap
 
Boat trip both in PP and Siem Reap 

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 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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