D1- Phnom Penh
Arrival in Phnom Penh. Meeting of our staff at the airport and transfer to the city. First discovery of the Cambodian capital. Night at Hotel.
D2 – Visit of the National Museum and Silver Pagoda. Ride on a rickshaw through the town. At sunset excursion with the boat on the Mekong river. Night at Hotel.
D3 – The coast of the Gulf of Siam
Departure by bus for the province of Takeo, known for its countless ricefields scattered with palmtrees. Discover a temple of the XI century. Cross the province of Kampot and visit the very old site of Kampong Tralach, with its pagoda craved in a topografic karst.
By bike we cross the ricefields to join the sea at Kep, old colonial town. Night in a guesthouse in Kep. 40 to 60 km cycling.
D4– Boattrip to a lonely island with white sand. Swimming and lunch. Return to Kep and get on the bikes to discover the regions of Kep and Kampot. Night at the guesthouse in Kep. 30 km cycling.
D5– Morning free at your leisure then heading back by public bus to Phnom Penh (250 km). Night at the Hotel.
Departure with Public bus through the provinces of Kampong Chhnang and Pursat to join the city of Battambang (300 km). After lunch we cross the country side on cycling and visit Phnom Banon, temple of the XI century, situated on top of the hill. Enjoy a panoramique view of the rice fields of Battambang. We are heading now to the Phnom Sampeaou (mountain of the Sampan), to visit a pagoda and cave on the top. Night in Battambang. 40 km cycling
D7– We cycle to the temple of Vat Ek of the XI century situated in a bucolic landscape. On the way, visit of the traditional villages along the river. Afternoon, we take a small train across the ricefields to visit a village cultivating rice. Night at Hotel in Battambang. 30 km cycling.
D8 –Lake of Tonle Sap
Departure on the boat to cruise down the Sangker river until the Tonle Sap lake. Visit of the floating villages of Prek Toal and Chong Khnea. Night in a houseboat.
D9 –Every year, the level of the Tonle Sap varies between 4 to 8 m and inundates land end forest of this region (from July to January). According to the season, we can penetrate with canoes in to the inundated forests of the Tonle Sap. If the water level i slow, we discover with canoes the bird sanctuary of Prek Toal, labeled by the UNESCO. We leave behind us the lake and take again our bikes to ride along the river across traditional fishing villages to get to Siem Reap, capital on the border of Angkor Wat. Cycling around town. Night at the Hotel in Siem Reap. 20 km cycling.
D10– Temples of Angkor
With the bikes, first discovery of the main temples of Angkor Wat, across small trails and forest. Sunset at Pre Rup temple. Night at Hotel in Siem Reap. 40 km cycling.
D11– Visit of the royal city of Angkor Thom with the famous Bayon, temple situated in the center on each side 3 km distance to the wall. Walking and cycling further to smaller temples, isolated in the forest.
Dinner show with the traditional khmer Apsara dancers. Night at Hotel in Siem Reap. 40 km cycling.
D12 – Cycling in the countryside and on the Old Royal Route, to discover the lost temple Chao Srei Vibol. Visit of the temple and the pagoda. We carry on to the Roluos temples across the villages – visit of the Bakong mountain temple. We sleep in a typical Khmer house in the village. (50km cycling)
D13– Departure to the lost temple Beng Melea, still caught in the deep jungle. Visit of the temple. Transfer to the Phnom Kulen Mountain. Cycling up the Holly Mountain of Phnom Kulen to the summit, the sacred mountain of the Khmer. Lunch and bath at the waterfall. In the afternoon, we are cycling across the forest and the villages. Bivouac in a village with the inhabitants or in the pagoda at the summit of the mountain (40-60km cycling, level + 350m)
D14 Cycling or trekking across the jungle, the plain of limestone and high grasses to discover deep in the jungle the exceptional site Srah Dumrei, imposing monoliths (elephant and tiger) of 6 m height made of sandstone, dating 10th century.
We leave the mountain to head on to Kbal Spean, the sculptured river of the “Thousand Lingas”, discover by foot the site. Then visit of the temple Bantey Srei and the village at sunset. We return to Siem Reap to spend the night at the Hotel. (60km cycling, level -350/trekking+150 m)
D15 – Return to Siem Reap.
Visit Siem Reap town. Cycling to Pouk to visit the Silk National Center. Ride along the villages. 1h massage at Frangipani SPA http://www.frangipanisiemreap.com. Hotel in Siem Reap
Transfer to international Siem Reap airport.
During your stay in Siem Reap, you will have, of course, the opportunity to visit the main temples of Angkor through the “small” and “big” circuits of the archaeological park: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Terraces of Lepper King and Elephants etc.
Possibility to reverse the program.
NET PRICE IN USD
per pax in sharing double room
Low season MAY/JUN/SEP
Single room 220 USD
Included in the price:
Full board service except meals in PHN
English/french speaking guide
Transportation including MB TREK4300, helmet, spare parts, tools, support vehicle.
1h massage at Frangipani SPA www,frangipanisiemreap.com
Not included in the price:
Temples/sites entrance fees
Meals in PHN
Individual insurance cover
Bank fees transfer
PLEASE PROVIDE A PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE IN ORDER TO REDUCE PLASTIC RUBBISH AND YOUR OWN BED SHEET FOR THE OVERNIGHTS IN THE VILLAGES.
Equipment and Health Notice
Please bring: clothes you can be active in (trainers, long-sleeve shirt, swimmers, hat, sunglasses), sunscreen, mosquito repellant, head torch, towel, personal toiletries including towel.
Please note that some destinations are some areas where malaria is present. Please consult your GP should you require information on malaria risk avoidance and treatment.
5 days extension to the sea in Kampot and Sihanoukville province
5 days extension to Mondulkiri province for hill tribe and elephant trek
7 days extension from Lao/Vietnam/Thailand
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