ANGKOR AND OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TEMPLES- 6DAYS

Duration: 6 DAYS

Hight Light

    Begin your adventure at the magnificent jungle temple of Ta Prohm at dawn, a visit to old fortress of Angkor Thom, temple of Bayon with its charismatic faces of the Buddha and king.  Sunset visit to Cambodia's most iconic symbol, Angkor Wat. Explore Banteay Srei, a pink sanstone ruin, visit the river of a thousand lingas, Kbal Spean. Take a jeep or four wheel  to an isolated ruin Beng Mea Lea, overgrown ruin in dense forest. and your real adventure to off beaten track, Koh Ker and some temples nearby. 

    Experience something different and escape from the temples, take a boat trip on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, the Tonle Sap. Visit some of the floating markets and experience daily life of the people's lives on the water.

     

 

Itinerary

DAY 1. SIEM RAEP ARRIVAL

On arrival in Siem Reap international airport meet with your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure. Siem Reap is home of the magnificent ruins of Angkor, Cambodia. 

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 2. SIEM REAP ANGKOR – TAPROHM- ANGKOR WAT – BAYON

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your exploration at the magnificent temple of Ta Prohm at dawn, the temple is recognized as the most impressive ruin which has been left in the state as it was found. You may decide to head back to your hotel for some relaxation time or continue exploring should you wish. After lunch, start your visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, built as a fortress of Cambodia under the Cham attack. Continue to the Bayon with its charismatic faces of the Buddha and king. Finish the day with a sunset visit to Cambodia's most iconic symbol, Angkor Wat. 

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 3 .SIEM REAP ANGKOR- BANTEAY SREI- KBAL SPEAN –BANTEAY SAMRE

A day to explore further site outside Angkor favorite site Banteay Srei, a pink sanstone ruin erected in ten century, containing well intact carving and most beautiful Khmer Art. This temple is said one of the richest the Khmer art and science at that time. Continue your day away from the crowds to visit the river of a thousand lingas, Kbal Spean and visit Banteay Samre temple on the way back.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY4: SIEM REAP- ANGKOR- FOUR WHEEL or JEEP TOUR – OFF THE BEATEN TRECK

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, over grown by stranger figs and bushes and visit Koh Ker in the following and some temples nearby, 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 guide. Now the ruins of Koh Ker and surroundings have been entirely cleaned by Cambodian supports, the UN and Princess Diana Hallo Trust Domineers. The dirt roads as access the ruins are paved.

Enjoy lunch at the temple

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 5.SIEM REAP ANGKOR- BOAT TRIP AND FLAOTING VILLAGES

Time to experience something different and escape from the temples and town of Siem Reap with a boat trip on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, the Tonle Sap. Visit some of the floating markets and experience the remarkable daily life, entwined with the unique biosphere. Keep your eye, watching some rare birdlife too! The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 6 SIEM REAP ANGKOR DEPARTURE

Breakfast in the hotel, city tour or free at leisure till transfer to ..........

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Price Included

TOUR DURATION:  6D/5N

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

Visit isolated ruins of Siem Reap

Jeep or four- weel drive for long distance adventure

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 and in Angkor Park

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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