TEMPLE SAFARI TRIP 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS (DTA/TST)

 
DAY 1:   Arrive at Siem Reap

In the morning, arrival at Siem Reap and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas reliefs. This temple is the largest religious buildings ever constructed and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. Overnight is at Hanuman Alaya Hotel.

DAY 2:   Siem Reap-Beng Mealea-Koh Ker (B, L, D)

We journey northeast from Siem Reap to the massive jungle temple of Beng Mealea, the size and scale of Angkor Wat but utterly swallowed by the jungle. We clamber about this titanic of temples that feels just like it would have when discovered by the first explorers. We continue to Koh Ker, a 10th century capital abandoned in the remote north of for more than a thousand years. Our team set up camp for us, while we enjoy a visit to the pyramid temple of Prasat Thom and take in sunset over the jungle. We camp right outside the walls of the temple and our guides can take you to explore the temple by torchlight.

146 km and the road condition is good. We spend only 3 hours from REP-Koh Ker

DAY 3:  Koh Ker-Tbeng Meanchey (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we continue to explore the many temples at this incredible site, including the beautiful Prasat Krahom, covered by jungle. After lunch, we head east through Kulen district to the provincial capital of Preah Vihear, Tbeng Meanchey. We visit a local silk project for the disabled and disadvantaged called Joom Noon and spend the night in a local hotel.

69 km and spend 3 hours and half. Bumpy road about 22 km from Sror Yang to Kulen.

DAY 4:  Tbeng Meanchey-Preah Vihear (B, L, D)

Today we have a long journey north to the mountaintop temple of Preah Vihear. Leaving Tbeng Meanchey, we take a road north towards the Thai border before reaching the Dangrek Mountains which form a natural border between these two neighbours. We drive slowly and carefully up the steep road to the summit. Our team set up camp right beneath the third enclosure of the temple and we explore this majestic sight when all the other tourists have departed back to . Set on the cliffs of the Dangrek range, this is undoubtedly the most dramatic location of any of the ancient Khmer temples. The views are endless and we take in sunset over the Cambodian plains below. Accommodation at your tent.

115 km and spend 5 hours (road condition is difficult about 84 km)

DAY 5:  Preah Vihear-Anlong Veng-Siem Reap (B, L)

We rise early to take in a stunning sunset before breakfast. We journey down the mountain before continuing west to Anlong Veng, one of the last Khmer Rouge bases to fall to government forces. We stop here for lunch and visit the house of Ta Mok, former military commander of the Khmer Rouge. We then continue south to Siem Reap, arriving as the sun goes down. Transfer to Hanuman Alaya Boutique Hotel.

245 km and spend 8 hours and half (road condition is difficult about 108 km from Banteay Srei to Kulen).

DAY6:    Siem Reap departure (B)

After breakfast at hotel. We visit Silk Firm, local market, stone carving, woodcarving. Return to hotel for check-out. Tours ends at airport for your onward flight.

NB: this tour can be arrange only in dry season from November to April and subject to road conditions. For pre-post tours arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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