SIEM REAP-PHNOM PENH-CHARITY-HORSE CART TOURS.8D

Duration: 8D/7N

Hight Light

    Explore a selection of temples as well as cultural and scenic locations. Temples include: the fantastic Bayon temple, Baphuon mountain temple, the terrace of elephants, the terrace of the leper king and the royal palace. also the famous Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei temples as well as the Rolous group of temples. You will also see scenic & cultural locations such as Srah Srang lake, Tonle Sap lake, the Buddhist university Preah Khan, and the artisant school & workshop. Also take part in the killing field & city tour, Killing Field, Museum, Wat, meet Buddhist Monks, visit Schools and Villages, Communities, take hourse Cart Tour, Elephant Ride, Cylcing, Balloon Ride and much much more. 

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: SIEM REAP – ARRIVAL
Up on arrival at the airport meet with  English speaking guide and driver transfer to the hotel for check in
Late afternoon visit sunset at Phnom Bakheng view over Angkor Wat or Phnom Krom view and the nearby attraction, the Tonle Sap lake and floating villages.  
 Stay vernight in Siem Reap
 
DAY 2: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
 Depart Siem Reap by bike for 22k ride, passing through scenic villages and countryside. Stop to visit a Pre-Angkorian temple in Rolous Group including Preah Ko and Bakong temples. In the afternoon, continue cycling or by vehicle on back roads through the village to take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Board a boat and spend the rest of your time at one of the largest villages on the lake which is called Kompong Phluk and Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake; the Tonle Sap. Enjoy a fun ox cart ride through the countryside for haft hour before taking a car or van back to Siem Reap. The rest of the day is at leisure.  
Note: In the village you will witness the fascinating daily lives of the local people who live on the water. The boat and ox cart services are provided by local community, and the profit goes directly back to the community.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
  
DAY 3: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
Your tours will be on Tuk Tuk to visit the jungle enveloped temple of Ta Prohm, one of the famous ruins of Angkor, overgrown by gigantic fig trees and vegetation. Next, you will go to the magnificent Angkor Wat, the most impressive Khmer architecture and best preserved temple of Angkor. 
Enjoy a guided tour around this huge structure and learn about the glories of the Kingdom of Angkor.
Back to hotel for lunch
This afternoon your journey by car or van with escort tour guide to see National Silk centre where you see the mulberry tree plantation and young Cambodians from isolated villages working on silk weaving, and on the back to the hotel excourse Artisant D’angkor Art School and Workshop if time permits. 
This evening you pickup from the hotel at 6.30pm for dinner, and Apsara dance and show. This show takes an hour, starts from 7.30- 8.30 pm. On the way to the hotel you may stop at the night Market for shopping and exploring the city nightlife. 
 Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
  
DAY 4: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR
After breakfast, start journey to visit the city of Angkor Thom by private vehicle. Start at the South Gate where you take elephant ride along the statues of God and Demon flanking on both side of the walk way then ride through the ancient city entrance to see the lost temple Bayon for, where you will be surrounded by the gigantic smiling faces of numerous Buddhas. Also make visits to the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace and the Terrace of the Leper King.  From here you are transferred to the Buddhist Monastery for Monk Blessing experience for a safe journey in Asia and back home.
Then head to the temple of Banteay Srei or ‘Citadel of the Women’ and natural waterfall Kbal Spean. On your way back to Siem Reap visit the Land Mine Museum found by a young child Khmer rouge survivor, enjoy the sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.
  Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
 
DAY5:  SIEM REAP- ANGKOR
This morning, you are transferred to the ranch for a morning adventure horse cart tour through rural villages to ELMA SCHOOL FOR HILDREN, Elma is a Non- Profit Organization Founded in 2006 to help build school and provide free education to poor and homeless children of Cambodia. You will have a great moment to see the charity work in action, meet the children and spend time to teach English with local teacher. The school starts from 7 am and finishes at 10. 45am. After this charity tour you continue your adventure by horse cart or vehicle through another village to an Old Pre Angkorian Ancient Island Wat Chedei for a haft hour tour before getting back to the city. 
Afternoon,  visit to memorial land mine museums or explore the city, shopping at your own pace.
  Stay over night in SR
 
DAY6:  SIEM REAP- PHNOM PENH
Early breakfast you will be transferred by a private car and guide for7-8 hours drive to Phnom Penh, you will stop to a long the way to explore Cambodian life and bathroom, you will learn deeply in Khmer culture and tradition by testing  rarely cooked cricket, spider, scorpion, frog and other insects before reaching Phnom Penh.
Getting in Phnom Penh in the afternoon, transfer to your hotel for check in. This afternoon free at leisure or city tour  on your own. 
  Stay overnight in Phnom Penh
  
DAY 7: PHNOM PENH 
This morning, you will visit the genocide museum known as Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields. In this afternoon, enjoy a city tour in a cyclo with visits to the National Museum, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. End your day with a boat trip as the sun sets over the capital. 
    Stay overnight in Phnom Penh
  
DAY8: PHNOM PENH – DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel, free at leisure till airport transfer for your onward departure flight… 

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)

Boat trip on the lake to explore floating villages 

Bikes and cycling guide

Dinner and show at local restaurant 

Horse cart tour

Private trnasfer escorted by English speaking guide 

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

Cyclo tour in Phnom Penh

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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