CULTURAL ROMANTIC HONEYMOON TRAVEL. 5D/4N

Duration: 5Days/4Nights

Hight Light

    Tour begins with a visit to jewel of the  Khmer empire Ta Prohm temple, TOBM RAIDER movie. Visit  temple mountain, Ta Kaeo, enjoy the breathtakingview from atop, visit arts organization where artisans make the traditional pottery classes. Take a private jeep to Angkor Thom city and the Temple of Bayon temple Visit Angkor Wat dawn, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Load on a horse cart to visit village and country side of Cambodia.  Explore Banteay Srei, the jewel in Angkor’s crown. Attend a traditional Cambodian dance performance. Leisurely picnic lunch at some of the lesser known ruins outside Siem Reap, the Rolous Group,  visit old ruins of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. Monk Blessing for a safe journey back home.Take a tethered balloon ride. Visit Charity School Runs by Adventurous Asia Fpoundation and Tours, Providing free education in English. Teach and enjoy activiteis with children. Experince village tour, cook and eat in the village with the hosts. Drive to floating village, take a boat trip to explore life on the water. 

     

 

Itinerary

DAY1. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLES JEEP TOUR

After breakfast begins with a visit to jewel of the Khmer empire Ta Prohm, the 12th century Buddhist temple that was chosen to film in 2001, TOBM RAIDER. The main attraction of this ruin is the remarkable gigantic tree and vegetation still left as the state as it was founded.  Next  drive to Ta Nei temple one of the lesser visited temples within the Angkor site. Your guide will tell you the story left behind scene before you are wondering around the cool spot. Drive on the same back to explore unique temple mountain Ta Keo to enjoy your romantic cool and fresh air from the temple top floor. Here you will climb up by steep stair way to the last level  for enjoying the breathtaking and stunning view from the top, and you can see some nearby temple before returning to city.  And the end of morning tour, your tour will be at arts organization where you will have an opportunity to meet local artisans and participate in a traditional pottery class.

Afternoon start your amazingly cultural tour by private jeep to Angkor Thom city and unforgettable Bayon temple.  Starts at the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you stop at the Southgate of this  city to excurse the beautiful 54 statues of Gods and Demons flanked each side of walk way leading to the entry gate,  and nice shots at the impressive faces of Buddhistatva Lokesvara ( future of Buddha). From her drive to Bayon temple for your next visit, the tremendous multi-towered temple covered with gargantuan heads depicting the king as a Bodhisattva, or Buddhist deity of compassion and the most attractive among the ruins in Angkor Thom containing 54 gigantic smiling faces, here your unique travel experience is seeing amazing base relief around the Bayon temple, then tour to the ruin of  Baphoun, a temple mountain with remarkably steep stairway to its peak, continue to the nearby  Royal Palace, Phimean Akas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. The remarkable temples and complexes offer a startling insight into the beauty and power of the Angkorian era.

In the evening, dinner and show, attend a traditional Cambodian dance performance.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

 DAY2. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLE – EARLY START AT DAWN- HORSE CART TOUR

Rise early in the morning, you are picked up from the hotel at 5.00AM to catch the beautiful sunrise at Angkor Wat, unquestionably one of the wonders of the ancient world. Erected before 1150 AD, this huge building represents one of the most intricate and dramatic religious structures ever built by man . Begin your short trek from the back of this monument across the tropical jungle, slowly but surely, you see the magnificent ruin with its shrines emerge from the green forest as you imagine, it is only secrete building rises in the mid of comic world. It is the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. Constructed in early 12th century as a model of temple Mountain and it is said to have taken nearly 40years to build with huge numbers of entire labor. You are amazed with its beautiful Bas Relief (carvings) on the smooth wall, the best architectural design during the golden age of the Khmer empire dating from 9th-15th. Today Angkor is a symbol of the Kingdom Cambodia and its towers appeared on the national flags of the country.

 After getting back to hotel for breakfast, you will load on a horse cart to visit village and country side of Cambodia. The trip will go through many villages where will experience the real life without any tourist, you will also stop in the village to interact with locals.

Afternoon, the activity is more relaxed, your tour will be at the Tonle Sap Lake, the South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about four times its size during the wet season to visit the floating villages, here you board a local long tail boat to reach an isolated community and village houses built on stilts, you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the water.

Head back to city. In the evening enjoy your private relaxed massage at one of the best spa in the city, the Bodia Spa and massage.

Overnight Stay in Siem Reap.

 DAY3. SIEM REAP ANGKOR TEMPLES- PRIVATE BLESSING- BANTEAY SREI

 The following day, the visit concludes your day with a leisurely picnic lunch at some of the lesser known ruins outside Siem Reap, the Rolous Group, near the former capital of Angkor called Hariharalaya, you will also visit old ruins of Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei. And stop at the monastery for Monk Blessing for a safe journey back home.

 Afternoon , travel to the countryside 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. On the way back to Siem Reap, we’ll have a chance to stop at communities where our guide will help us all interact with the locals to learn about their way of life.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

DAY4. SIEM REAP- VILLAGE TOUR- SCHOOL-COOKING CLASS- CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

This morning, tour on road less traveled to see a local School where the children learning English, and visit nearby local community where travelers will experience the traditional local life. Funds from your tour go directly to the school and families providing the services. The activities include walking through the village, participating in the cooking of the lunch, local handicrafts or being involved in the daily farming or (harvesting activities depending on the season). Afterward, transfer back to Siem Reap for short break.

This later afternoon drive to Angkor complex to witness a unique perspective – splendid view over Angkor Wat temple from a tethered balloon ride. Back to city

Dinner at local restaurant for a romantic set

Overnight Stay in Siem Reap

DAY5. SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE

 Breakfast at your hotel, free or city tour

Price Included

TOUR DURATION:  5Days /  3Nights

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)

Floating village boat trip and village tours 

Jeep tour in Angkor

Balloon ride for Angkor Wat view

Monk blessing

Horse cart and village tour

Cooking class experince and school visit 

Village tour and culural activities 

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 injuries, cancellation and curtailment of your journeys, 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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