WOMEN TRAVEL&VACATION, TEMPLES&ACTIVITIES. 5NIGHTS/6DAYS

Duration: 5NIGHTS/6DAYS, TEMPLES&ACTIVITIES

Hight Light

    Rise early in the morning to catch the beautiful sunrise at Angkor Wat, the most impressive and famous temple and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. Visit to Angkor Thom, stop at South gate to excurse the beautiful 54 statues of Gods and Demons flanked each side of walk way leading to the entry gate,  and impressive faces on its entrance, take an elephant ride  to Bayon temple for your next visit, the most attractive among the ruins in Angkor Thom containing 54 gigantic smiling faces. Visit local charity school and orphanage to meet the young orphan and poor kids from difficult economic background, have a chat with them and learn about their life. Immerse yourselves to experience a unique country side and real life of Cambodia. Stop in the village for picture and see how the people cook, understand the family style, and discover the fabulous jewel in the jungle Ta Prohm temple. Explore the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey Srei. Seize the opportunity to taste palm wine, palm sugar and other popular local produce. Visit national museum, see the artifacts, and huge collections of Khmer arts from Pre Angkor, Angkor Period and Post Angkor are being displayed, visit Killing Field of Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot regime from 1975-79. And have great cultural experiences and activities you will never be missed.

 

Itinerary

 Day1. Siem Reap Arrival Pick Up

Up on arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are welcomed by local guide and driver and transferred to hotel for check in.

Siem Reap, the gateway city and ancient capital of Angkor, Cambodia and the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor.  It is housed to thousands of monuments of Angkor.

After Check In free at leisure

Overnight Stay in Siem Reap 

Day2. Siem Reap - Tours – Angkor Wat Sunrise- Elephant Ride 

Rise early in the morning, you are picked up from the hotel at 5.00AM to catch the beautiful sunrise at Angkor Wat. 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. 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 and 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.

 Packed Breakfast. Then continue to Angkor Thom. This morning your tour 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 here take elephant ride  to Bayon temple for your next visit, the most attractive among the ruins in Angkor Thom containing 54 gigantic smiling faces of Buddha and the builder, King Jayavaraman the 7th, 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.

This afternoon visit local charity school and orphanage to meet the young orphan and poor kids from difficult economic background are living and taking an education. Here you will have chance to speak the kids and learn about their life as well.  

Overnight in Siem Reap 

Day3. Siem Reap Horse Cart Tours and Temple Tours Ta Prohm

After breakfast you are picked up from the hotel and transfer to the Range for your horse cart adventure. The amazing tour today you will Immerse yourselves to experience a unique country side and real life of Cambodia. You will get to know how the people live, understand the social and cultural life of Cambodian in the countryside. The ride through the local villages where you can observe local farmers working in action and craftsmen doing some community craftwork for selling (by season). You will have an opportunity to stop in the village and see how the people cook,  understand the family style ( extended family form)  you will also see  explore the local flea markets to see some local produce, get a chance to visit local schools and get in touch with teachers and students to understand deeply about the rural Cambodian education. 

Afternoon, begin your discovery to the fabulous jewel in the jungle 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.

Day 4. Siem Reap Banteay Srei – Museum- Killing Field   

Breakfast at hotel, this morning you 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. Seize the opportunity to taste palm wine, palm sugar and other popular local produce

Afternoon you take you opportunity to visit national museum with loocal guide and junitor. Here you see the artifacts, remarkable Buddha statues and huge collections of Khmer arts from Pre Angkor, Angkor Period and Post Angkor are being displayed. Then continue your tour to the nearby Killing Field of Khmer Rouge at Wat Thmey. Wat Thmey is one Killing fields in Cambodia for the innocent Cambodians who died under Pol Pot regime from 1975-79. And visit memorial museum in the flowing.  Your guide will tell you the history of turbulent past in details. 

Day 5. Siem Reap Cultural Experience and Activities 

After breakfast and a great cultural experience you will never be missed. Pick up from the hotel for the cultural activates based on your request. Here your options.

1.    Ceramics: Cambodian pottery traditions date to 5000 BCE. Ceramics were mostly used for domestic purposes such as holding food and water. At the Ancient time the ceramics had been used at different ceremonies. Khmer people used them for daily life.  As evidence, Khmer ceramics were locally made here and ever exported to other countries as well.

Whatever shape you like to make,  your favorite you can make any ceramics in the shape of birds, elephants, rabbits, and other animals were popular between the 11th and 13th centuries and today also still used  everywhere, in the village and communities, the Royal Palace, monastery, luxury hotels and restaurants and noble residences.  You make it either on a pottery wheel or use shaping tools such as paddles and anvils. Firing was done in clay kilns, which could reach high enough temperatures. Our host will guide you and show you how to make them.

2.    Paintings: our host enjoyed sharing his craftsmanship with our guests. we do have varieties of painting, stretching on with iron pencil, using oil for any water color or you decide to have all courses.  Beautiful handmade souvenirs were made as a token of memory of their time in Cambodia. We hope to welcome you guys to make your experience one in unforgettable life time.

3.    Weavings: Silk weaving is a tradition that traces its origins back to the 13th century, as a result of the influence of the Silk Road in South Asia. It became an exclusive vocation for the women of rural villages who produced among others, one of the most famous Cambodian fabrics called “Hol Lboeuk” they still use traditional technique, we revive this ancient technique in Cambodia in its very traditional way.

4.    Silva Making: Silver was made into a variety of items, including weaponry, coins, ceremonial objects used in funerary and religious rituals, and betel boxes. During Cambodia's colonial period, artisans at the School of Fine Art produced celebrated silverwork. Today, silverwork is popular for boxes, jewelry, and souvenir items; these are often adorned with fruit, fire, and Angkor-inspired motifs. Men produce most of the forms for such work, but women often complete the intricate filigree.

5 Traditional Khmer Music:  Just indulge yourself in the traditional Khmer Musical instruments with local musicians in a local music theater. Simply put, both host and guests had a delightful time sharing and experiencing the connection between different cultures.

6. Cooking Class: Adventurous Asia provides a wide range of fantastic community and village experienced ideal for both female, single traveler and group.  Any activity you prefer can offer a range of unique experiences within the Cambodian countryside.   This activity works with the local community to ensure you have a meaningful experience and learn more about real life of the locals.

This activity is to an in depth and meaningful experience for foreigners visiting Cambodia.  First you do village market tour and then learn about food preparation in a Khmer home. Finally learn about the typical ingredients in Cambodian cooking and have the opportunity to see Cambodian cooking first hand.

7.    Apsara Dance: A Khmer classical dance!!!  At the ancient time this dance was a blessing that performed during specific ceremonies in the Royal Palace and temples of Angkor. Today the dances performed at any requested areas to highlight the daily lives of the people and in various ceremonies in order for social reflection and narrate classical myths or religious stories.

The dances are mostly played by young women who have trained since they were little girls sewn into tight-fitting traditional dress, with graceful, sinuous gestures.

Initiations do not require any specific physical ability as they can be adapted to your own fitness level. Costumes/uniforms are also provided. The lessons are private and will help you gain a deeper

Carvings: Carving course an interesting activity for travelers. In Cambodia there are three main curses of carving, wood, stone and animal skin carvings.  There most of  carving schools are in Siem Reap region, nearby Angkor temples, some of them are located in pagoda where craftsman trained by local monks where they reflect the mazing arts of the Khmer during the Angkor period and  famous characters of the people.

Day 6. Siem Reap Departure…………….

After breakfast free at leisure until your departure time to transfer to the airport for flight to ………….

End of services. 

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 accommodations 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)

Sunrise in Angkor and sunset 

Elephant ride and horse cart tour

Trip to isolated ruin and attractions around Siem Reap

Cultural activities ( based on your sellection)

Boat trip on Tonle Sap lake and community tours

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, USD25/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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