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Destinations: Siem Reap
Starts in/Finishes in: Siem Reap/Siem Reap
Highlights:

  • Explore more Angkor Thom City and many temple jewel
  • Good time for photographer and chance to learn the history of giant Hindu temple
  • Visit a lots of major temples which are arranged to avoid crowd with our experienced tour guide
  • Away from the crowd during Sunrise

Duration: 7 days

Travel Style: Active & Adventure , Featured Tours
Suitable: First timers, Culture seekers, Families with teens, Families with small children

TRIP IN DETAILS

When you arrive at Siem Reap International airport in Siem Reap, you’ll be welcomed by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in downtown. The remainder of the day will be your own.

Meals:
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Early morning, you’ll start with picking up by the Remork-moto driver “Tuk Tuk” at 05:30 am You will visit the sunrise at Angkor Wat where your guide will pick out the perfect position to watch the dawn break. In good weather conditions, the sun will rise up behind Angkor Wat and provide the most stunning of silhouettes. Continue a visit to Angkor Thom, starting with the Bayon, a bizarre structure of several architectural changes reflecting a switch from Hinduism (the foundations) to Buddhism (the superstructure). Your next visit will be to the Elephant and Leper King Terraces followed by the Baphoun Temple after the eight-year multi-million-dollar restoration program. Then we visit Ta Prohm, strangled by massive tree roots and typical of the condition of the whole complex when it was discovered in 1860 by French naturalist Henri Mouhot. The rest of your time will enjoy the sunset at Pre-Rub temple before heading back to the hotel to spend your night. Your overnight accommodation will be in Siem Reap

*We’re using Remoc-Moto who you’re well-known as TUKTUK to protect the pollution inside of our Angkor Archeological park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Your Community Village Tour begins after breakfast at 8:00 am Remork-Moto (Tuk Tuk) will pick you up from your hotel/guesthouse and transfer you to a local village about 25 kilometers outside Siem Reap. You will stop at the Community Support Association (CSA) Community Center, which is a local non-profit association that provides educational support to children in the village. Our local guide will briefly introduce you to our project and take you to the starting point of (ox cart ride/cycle) as a suggestion.

You’ll stop just outside the village and hop aboard an (ox cart/cycle) as a suggestion for a fun ride through the fields and to the home of a Khmer family who specializes in making brooms. Watch how they make brooms from natural materials, and if you like to have a go! Then take a guided walking tour around the village where you have the opportunity to participate in fishing, farming or animal husbandry activities, depending on the time of year. Enjoy a simple Khmer lunch.
Later in the afternoon, you will be experiencing trekking into community forestry, which is size about 40km Square. Plus, you have a part to plant a luxury tree in this forestry for our next generation and your name will be noted in this forestry.

Tonight, you will stay in the modest home of a Khmer family. You will be provided with a mattress, mosquito net, sheets, pillow and a towel. There are basic bathroom facilities with a bucket for bathing with fresh well water. Our local English class is not far from the Homestay so if you are interested in joining in teaching the children, classes will start from 4 pm to 6 pm from Monday to Friday. The children love having visitors they can practice their English on!! Join the Homestay family for dinner and a chat.

*We’re working with Community Chansor where East side of Siem Reap to be a partner for support to local community and people who rely on community forest which protected by those peoples

*Visiting to Community Chansor you’re part of contributing your value of money to reach the people who need for supporting their life and their family as well as raising the fund to protect the villager to make immigrant to neighbor country

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay
Transportation: Private vehicle

Today choose from a range of activities, you might like to do. You will experience our Khmer Tractor ride to the temple, which is about 3 km from our homestay, after this exciting tour you will be head back to the east of Siem Reap by passing to Kompong Kleang Village where found a strange local house that was built in the village but so high and raise up around 10 meters in the air and also nice scenery along the way to that village, this village is located on the northern lake-edge of Siem Reap town, more remote and less tourist…we can travel to this village at all time by getting the difference of view in each season (dry and raining). You’ll have a picnic lunch on local house in Kampong Kleang. Return to National road No. 6 and turn the right-hand side good road to explore the rice fields alongside the Kulen Mountain range to Beng Mealea Temple complex. Beng Mealea is almost the size of Angkor Wat and is one of the largest ensembles build during Khmer reign and still seldom visited. Its galleries, pools, libraries and sanctuaries lie under fig-tree roots and creepers and are waiting to be discovered. The decoration of Beng Mealea is simple but you can find bas-reliefs showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology. Drive back to Siem Reap in the evening, your overnight accommodation in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

In the morning, you’ll visit the enchanting Banteay Srei – “The Citadel of Women”. The temple which was designed to leave no space undecorated and the fine carvings in pink sandstone are unique then visit Banteay Samre. Your guide will then take you to Kbal Spean where you’ll hike up through the jungle to visit sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi, and Thousand Linga on the bed of the stream and waterfall. You’ll spend the night in Siem Reap.

Kbal Spean (the Thousand Lingas River) should be best visited during the rainy season, from October to February. From March to early September, the river is dry and the water is low, making it not as magnificent because of dead leaves on the stream.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Today provides the perfect opportunity to gain a better understanding of Cambodian rural life By BIKE, cycling along with an insight into traditional Khmer culture; something which few visitors are lucky enough to experience. Departing after breakfast accompanied by your guide, you’ll spend the day traveling through a number of relatively untouched villages and learning about the day-to-day lives of the local people. This is a world away from Siem Reap, and provides you with the perfect opportunity to get ‘off the beaten track’.

Your first stop is the village of Krabei Real, where there is time to explore the local market and to purchase some supplies for your lunch. Continue on, this time without the benefit of air-conditioning, using a more typical method of transportation for this region. The (almost!) pollution free ox and cart is still widely used throughout Cambodia and allows you to travel at a gentle, almost hypnotic pace along the narrow, sandy, village roads. Winding your way through the rice fields, you’ll pass houses, schools and pagodas. Many of the families in this area are skilled rattan weavers, using techniques passed down through the generations to create a wide variety of crafts and day-to-day items to sell in the markets of the nearby towns.

After around an hour, arrive at the home of a local family, having been welcomed by your hosts, there will be plenty of time to relax and chat with the family as they prepare lunch using the produce selected at the market (with your guide acting as interpreter). If you wish to assist then you are very welcome to do so, and this is also a fantastic opportunity to further your understanding of typical Khmer cuisine. This is likely to be very different from the dishes you may have sampled in the more westerner-orientated restaurants of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh!

Having enjoyed your lunch, there is plenty of time to relax and explore the village before returning to Siem Reap. En route, and your guide will drive you to West of Siem Reap, along National Road No. 6 to visit at Silk Farm. The Silk Farm is a working factory farm, producing some of the finest silk in the country. It is a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silkworms (mulberry bushes), breeding the worms, and so on. Then you will be driven back to Siem Reap and drop back to your Hotel, your overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

After breakfast, you’ll be free until your driver arrives at your hotel to take you to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:
Transportation: Private vehicle

PRICE & INCLUSION

From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till October 31, 2021

Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transportation: Private vehicle
Accommodation: 6 Nights
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles as program
  • Accommodation in shared double/twin room with breakfast
  • English speaking local guide for visits as program
  • Entrance fees for visits as program
    Meals as mention in program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch
  • Community stay and activity as mention in program
  • Tourist wooden boat for visiting flooded village at Kampong Kleang
  • Mountain bike for cycling to explore the village as mention in program
  • All services mentioned in the program
  • Cambodian visa on arrival (please prepare 30$ + 1 passport-sized photo)
  • Arrival in Siem Reap & departure flight from Phnom Penh
  • Drinks beside water
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, tips …)
  • Other services which do not mention in the program

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