Day 1 : Siem Reap - Phnom Kulen Mountain ( L , D )
8:00 AM pick you up from your hotel in Siem Reap . Trekking from Kulen Mountain through the jungle to local villages. Visit Preah Ang Chop Pagoda, 1000 lingas, Preah Ang Thom. Enjoy swimming in the waterfall. Visit Bat cave & Srah Damrey. Transfer by private vehicle to Kulen Mountain for 1 hour driving, arrival at the foot of the mountain we start our trekking in Preah Ang Chop Pagoda and up to the top of the hill to visit 1000 lingas, Preah Ang Thom, and enjoy the great swim in waterfall. Lunch will be provided on the site.
After lunch we continue trekking in the jungle, small villages to visit the natural cave called Bat Cave and continue to visit Srah Damrey where we you will see the lion, and elephant carving on the original stone from 9th century. Before it become dark we walk to Wat Preah Kral for dinner and overnight in tent.
Experiences: Relaxation at Phnom Kulen Mountain,,A playground for locals, Phnom Kulen (literally Mountain of the Lychees) is a gorgeous day out. The main attraction is the waterfalls at the top of Kulen Mountain and it’s also a great picnic spot; well set up in Cambodian style with hammocks and shelters to keep you shaded from the sun.Two sites most noted are the Thousand Lingas at Kbal Spean where you can see several thousand Lingas carved on the river bed, within the Kulen National Park site and Preah Ang Thom pagoda with its giant reclining Buddha which was carved out of a huge rock in 16th century. The area is a magnet to “kru khmer” (natural medicine doctors), and attracts people seeking blessings from its holy waters, particularly the potent life-giving waters at Kbal Spean, that are said to help couples conceive.Enjoy taking pictures and your expert guide will tell the story, the Linga-Cult. Once you are at the highest point of the area, you will feel why the ancient Khmer king built it on top of the mountain. Other than temples, visit here as a nature lover.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner,
Day 2: Phnom Kulen Mountain Trekking ( B , L , D )
Trekking through the jungle, local farms and remote villages. Go by car from Svay Leu to Beng Mealea for dinner and overnight,,Breakfast will be cooked by our guide and then we continue our adventure on feet along the mountain range to Svay Leu village. It will be a long way to walk today and you will have a very light lunch and seasonal fruits on the way.,It will take 7 hours trekking with 18km and the scenery on the way will be all about jungle, local farms and very remote villages. On arrival at Svay Leu village, you will be transferred by private vehicle to Beng Melea village for dinner and overnight. Overnight in tent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Phnom Kulen Mountain - Siem Reap ( B , L )
Visit Beng Mealea temple. Be transfered back to Siem Reap by car .After breakfast we will take about 1 hour to visit Beng Melea temple. It was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Its primary material is sandstone and it is surrounded by moats. The basic layout is three enclosing galleries around a central sanctuary. There is extensive carving of scenes from Hindu mythology, including the Churning of the Sea of Milk and Vishnu being borne by the bird god Garuda. Causeways have long balustrades formed by bodies of the seven-headed Naga serpent. Smaller in size than Angkor Wat, the king’s main monument, Beng Mealea nonetheless ranks among the Khmer empire’s larger temples. And you will be transferred by our private van to Siem Reap with 1 hour driving.
Experiences: Fantastic jungle experience at Beng Mealea Temple,,Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. It is located 40 km east from the main group of temples at Angkor, Siem Reap, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.Beng Mealea is largely unrestored and off the beaten path, with trees and brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards. You can wander around a huge maze, looking at stones and columns lying in great heaps, and explored semi-collapsed tunnels. It is definitely not as many tourists as Angkor Wat!If you are a bit tired of Angkor & looking for an extraordinary place without tons of people, just head to Beng Mealea.,Less ...
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Tour price: Contact us
Group size: 2 to 25 pax
Departure based on your inquiry
Tour Includes :
- Accommodation in tour - 2 nights
- Transfer & back-up by private A/C vehicles
- Water and Snacks during trekking
- Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- English speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply)
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- International flight reconfirmation (if any)
Tour Excludes :
- Visa for Cambodia
- Accommodation in Siem Reap
- Meals other than mentioned
- Camera/video entrance fees
- Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
- Any services other than mentioned
- Tips for guides and drivers