ADVENTURE GROUPS. 14D

Duration: 14D/13N

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Itinerary

DAY1: PHNOM PENH –ARRIVAL
Up on arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you meet with our tour guide and vehicle transfer to the hotel for check in.
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s, the significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1434, the city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. 
Free at leisure
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh
DAY 2: PHNOM PENH
Morning enjoy a city tour in a cyclo with visits to the attractions of Phnom Penh, National Museum, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
Afternoon explore the capitalin city attraction Wat Phnom. Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom Pehn was an old capital was erected just on the peak of this man made hill by lady Pen after the fall of Angkor. And it is a cacred religous site of Cambodians in Phnom Penh. You might not leave the site without seeing the largest stupa of lady Penh over five hunded years. 
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh
DAY 3: PHNOM PEN
This morning, you will visit the genocide museum known as Tul Sleng and the Killing Fields. In the afternoon, visit the Sovann Phum office for a taste of traditional Khmer culture. 
Free at leisure till ending your day with a boat trip as the sun sets over the capital.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh
DAY4: - PHNOM PENH- BATTAMBANG
Early breakfast you will be transferred by a private car and guide with a 6 hour drive to Battambang, you will stop to a long the way to explore Cambodian life and, you will learn deeply in Khmer culture and tradition by seeing life along the way and fishing village and stop at one the former capital of the Khmer after Angkor period before reaching Battambang.
Stay overnight in Battambang
DAY 5: BATTAMBANG
Breakfast at the hotel, start your visit to Phnom Sampove, a hill of ship, there still many caves of the Khmer Rouge exist and bones and skills are stored in rooms. Then continue to Phnom Banon temple for hill top view of rice fields and villages and Ek Phnom monastery before taking the Bamboo train tour to see spectacular afternoon landscape of Cambodia.
BATTAMBANG is one of Cambodia's biggest cities, but it's a world apart from Phnom Penh's urban bustle, enjoying an unhurried pace and a reputation for friendliness. The city, however, is keen not to get left behind in the country's recent surge of development and modernization. French-colonial-era terraces on the riverside are rapidly filling with private schools.
And it is a home of Khmer Boxing in Cambodia.
The Highlight of the trip today is a unique Bamboo Train Journey for an hour tour both ways.
Overnight in Battambang
DAY 6: BATTAMBANG - BANTEAY CHHMAR
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and drive to Bantteay Chmar via Banteay Meanchey province.
Banteay Chmar, a hidden treasure of Cambodia has just been rediscovered recently. Found in the late 12th century the Buddhist temple of Banteay Chhmar is said to be the state ruin in the northwest of Cambodia by Jayavaraman the VII for the dedication to his son who was killed by the Cham fleets. 
The temple became increasingly rare, finally disappearing completely. This is the most isolated place in Cambodia. Still, however, the more smaller ruins are found there; an imposing array of monuments from an ancient Khmer empire. Among the ruins is not only one of the largest Khmer temples that we know of (including those of the Angkor group), but also one of largest temples in the world.
Overnight in home stay
DAY7: BANTEAY CHHMAR – HOME STAY
Breakfast at home stay, visit surrounding temples near Banteay Chmar- cook in the village with the host- have lunch and dinner with local community. Here is a rare opportunity to excurse former Cambodian Refugee Camps and learn about life of people during Khmer Rouge time.
From 1975- 1997 Khmer Rouge took power and civil war spread out the whole country, the Cambodian survivors fled from Cambodia to find out the place to live regarding the security reason, they escaped to many places around Cambodia. Along the Thai border they found many camps to stay, the camps later were supported by UNHCR. 
There were more Cambodian refugees came to the camp walking through the jungle to the camp , most of them were killed by the Khmer Rouge land mine in the mid of jungle.
The low majority of Cambodian survivors in the camps have fortunately been sent to the third countries by UN support, and the rest returned home to Cambodia in 1992.
Overnight at home stay
DAY8: BANTEAY CHHMAR - SIEM REAP
Breakfast at home stay, continue to Anlong Veng, a former Khmer Rouge strong hold, Pol Pot camp, military base from 1975- 97 and Tomb of POL Pot. The highlight of the trip today is taking a moment to talk to survivors who have been collected to be killed but finally escaped with the blindfold and hand cuff. This is an experience, and learning and getting to know the life in Khmer Rouge. 
Arrive Siem Reap, check in. Siem Reap, the fabled ancient city of Angkor and the gate way town to awesome ruins of Angkor from the 19th- 15thcentury. 
Overnight in Siem Reap
DAY 9: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR
Option 1: Depart Siem Reap by Quard bike Adventure, passing through scenic villages and countryside. Stop to visit the rural villages before returning home on the same dirt road.
Meeting at the Quad bike office then start the tour to Pre-Angkorian temple in Rolous Group including Preah Ko and Bakong temples. In the afternoon, continue by car or four wheel or van 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.
Option 2: By car, four- wheel drive- bike –jeep, Tuk Tuk for visit to Pre-Angkorian temple in Rolous Group including Preah Ko and Bakong temples. Afternoon catch up one of those favorites transportation for the ride on the back road to explore 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, four – wheel drive, Jeep, van back to Siem Reap.
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 people, and the profit goes directly back to the community.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 10: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR
Your Tours on Tuk Tuk to visit the jungle enveloped temple of Ta Prohm,,a Buddhist monastery Bateay Kdei. Next, you will go to the magnificent Angkor Wat.
Enjoy a guided tour around this huge structure and learn about the glories of the Kingdom of Angkor. In early morning, take a hot air balloon for 10mn to excurse the Angkor Wat and surround. 
Afternoon explore the other Buddhist ruin which was used as a university of Medication, social science and Military base of Angkor Preah khan, considered as a Buddhist university and hospital Neak Pean temple.
This evening you pickup from the hotel at 6.30pm for dinner, and Apsara dance and show. This show lasts for an hour 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 11: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR –  TUK TUK
Start early in the morning to visit the city of Angkor Thom. 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, where you will be amazed by gigantic smiling faces of Buddhas and the king. From here continue on foot through jungle to the east gate to see the entrance where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. Stepping on the wall, walking on its peal to Victoria gate. Then continue to a twin temples of Chaosay and Tamanon. On the way back just 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.
After the unique Monk Blessing Experience continue by Westurn Baray to see a huge reservoir. 
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY12: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR – TREKKING
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 and Bateay Samre on the way back to Angkor, enjoy the sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap
DAY13: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR- FOUR WHEEL OR JEEP TOUR – OFF THE BETTEN TRACK
Today your adventure will be on a jeep or four wheel for almost a day trip to an isolated ruin Beng Mea Lea, this ruin is still left in the jungle and over grown by stranger figs and bushes and Koh Ker in the following and temple, north east of Angkor, the temple of Koh Ker was one of the temples was used as military camp of POL POT armies and battle fields between Pol Pot and Government troops. This whole day tour you are transferred by a private jeep if in a small group with a guide. Now the ruin of Koh Ker and surroundings have been entirely cleaned by Cambodian supports and Princess Dian Hallo Trust Domineers. The dirt roads as access the ruins are paved.
Enjoy lunch at the temple

Overnight in SR  

DAY14: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR- DEPARTURE
After breakfast free at leisure till transfer out to……..

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