SIEM REAP, OFF BEATEN TRACK TOURS, 3DAYS/2NIGHTS

Duration: 3DAYS/2NIGHTS/ PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR, TEMPLE&VILLAGE

Hight Light

     The country has such impressive attractions taking in the ruins of Angkor, Tonle Sap lake and floating villages, beaches and mountains, Cambodia developed in to a major trading nation in tourism industry. Photography Adventure Tours is organized by our travel expert to meet the needs and help your life time adventure meaningful and unforgettable experience. Here the trip begins with the awesome ruins of Angkor Wat,  the starting point for your adventure and a must see Ta Prohm temple. Unforgettable walled city of Angkor Thom has magnificent faced gates and the enigmatic smiles of the Bayon at its heart. Enrich the Khmer culture by exploring the highlight of Khmer arts Banteay Srey temple . Experience life on the Tonle Sap lake and remote temple The remote jungle temples sites like Beng Mealea and Koh Ker

 

Itinerary

 Day1. Siem Reap- Angkor

This morning you are greeted by our tour guide and head to your first temple; the magnificent Angkor Wat. Built in the early 12th century during the reign of King Suryavaman II; it is said to be a symbol of the soul of Khmer people, you will take your time to see some of the beautiful carvings such as wars he fought and 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. Then continue your visit to Ta Prohm. This iconic temple is twined with incredible tree-roots as nature has slowly reclaimed it over the centuries. Originally constructed as a Mahayana Buddhist temple in the late 12th century by Jayavarman VII, it apparently took 80,000 people to look after it, and has been left as it was found in the 19th century. Though well-known, it can still make the visitor feel like an explorer of old; the crumbling masonry and overgrowth of vines, trees and roots conveying the romance of discovering a true lost civilization. Also near here are the 12th century Buddhist monastery of Banteay Kdei, and the old bathing pond of Sra Srang; a tranquil area where Khmer Royalty used to bathe.

Afternoon, you’ll head 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.

Bayon temple sits exactly in the center  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.

Day2. Siem Reap Angkor – Tonle Sap- Floating village

This morning go to 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 many communities all-year round. Take a boat out to the lake village of Kampong Phluck to see its stilt-houses. You’ll pass flooded forests and floating houses along the way, witnessing how people adapt to life on this fertile body of water. Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of these local houses. On the way back you spend your time to visit some schools or orphanages along the way before heading back to hotel for break

Afternoon. Your discovery will be at the gem of Angkor, Banteay Srey. This ‘Citadel of the Women’ as it is known, is made of pink sandstone and is the most well-preserved temple in Cambodia. Excellent examples of classical Khmer art are to be found in its magnificent bas-reliefs.

See the sunset over the paddy fields and palm fronds of the beautiful Cambodian countryside from the pyramidal Pre Rup temple.

Day3. Siem Reap – Angkor- Beng Mealea – Koh Keh Group

Breakfast at the hotel, start your long journey to Beng Mealea to visit this temple. This remarkable temple was featured in the Lost Temples by Indiana Jones and The Two Brothers by a French movie maker, Jean Clake Annaud. Beng Mealea just before civil war in Cambodia. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple untouched temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. It has it own character which cannot be found in any other temple.  From here you resume your adventure futher to explore the lost treasure of Cambodia, Preh 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 hard to find out the right words to tell about the monument and without enough space to describe its hiExcellent new flat road makes for very easy traveling. Extensive tour of the main pyramid temple,  Lingapura, the city of the Lingas,  the Elephant temple and Past Chen story

Lunch break on site

Then move forward to explore the ruin Koh Ker the ancient 10-century capital of the Khmer Empire, over 150 kms away, deep in the jungle. This complex this complex has  consecutive temples contains over 118 temples. The beautiful new paved circle  flat road makes for very easy way for an Extensive tour around Lingapura, the city of the Lingas,  the Elephant temple and Past Cof and the main pyramid temple.

We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple as we can get rid of the many tourists at Angkor area.

Price Included

 TOUR DURATION: 3Days,2Nights

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

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 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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