Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival ( D )
We arrive in Siem Reap and check in to our hotel, where we can relax or take time to explore this busy, fascinating,town and enjoy our first glimpse of the local culture. Check in hotel.
Day 2 : Siem Reap - Pagodas ( B , L , D )
After breakfast and a detailed trip briefing, we take a short transfer out of town and begin our trek. Heading out,south-east across dazzling green rice-paddies and farmland, we pass through several small villages. Cambodia is,one of the friendliest countries in South-East Asia and we will get plenty of smiles and waves as we pass! We’re,never far from a temple or pagoda, and we make time to stop at a couple for a closer look. After a lunch-break in,one of the villages, we continue our trek through rice fields and green pastures, now heading north to the pagoda,for our evening’s accommodation - Homestay
Trekking approx . 5-6 hours - 16 km
Day 3: Pagoda – Wat Preash Bat Bun Tham ( B , L ,D )
After a delicious breakfast at camp, we start our day’s trek along small dirt roads before turning off into scrub and,brushland. It’s a long day today, and we gradually wind our way northwards towards our destination. Homestay
Trekking approx . 8 -9 hours - 22 km
Day 4: Wat Preash Bat Bun Tham – Beng Mealea – Svay Leu ( B , L , D )
Today’s route sees us heading towards Phnom Kulen, though we won’t reach this low mountain until tomorrow. We,veer right after passing a small village and head out across the paddy-fields, where we are treated to fabulous,views of Phnom Kulen in the distance. Following cow-cart tracks, we wind our way towards Beng Mealea and the,fascinating ruins of this little-visited temple. We have the opportunity to explore before taking a short transfer to,our evening’s accommodation at Svay Leu Pagoda. There is often a lively local market near the pagoda, which we,should have time to explore – a real insight into the way of life in this remote area. Night homestay.
Trek approx. 7-8 hours; 20km
Day 5: Svay Leu – Phnom Kulen ( B , L , D )
After an energising breakfast we set off on a challenging haul to the top of Phnom Kulen (487m), Cambodia’s,sacred mountain and the highest point for miles around. Deeply revered, the local people make pilgrimages to the,pagodas and ruins on the mountain top. The mountain forms a high plateau, from where there are fabulous views,across the forests and fields below. We head west across the mountain, taking undulating tracks through the,forests and villages. We stop for lunch in Anlong Thom, a small village of stilted thatched houses. Our trek,continues to the ‘Big Buddha’, which overlooks the central plain; a short distance on is a very picturesque,waterfall. We may have time to bathe in the ‘River of 1000 Lingas’ and admire the elaborate carvings in the,riverbed itself. Night homestay.
Trek approx. 7-8 hours; 19km
Day 6 : Phnom Kulen – School Village ( B , L , D )
After a hearty breakfast, we set off on an old trail, now little-used since the recent construction of a road. We may,meet a few local people who still use the path for hunting, cutting lianas and to get to work on the farms higher in the hills. Our trek continues south-east on a small jungly trail down the mountain. Back on the flat plains, we,continue our trek on sandy, sometimes muddy tracks. There is little shade as we pass a few villages, local schools,and an abundance of pagodas. We will be hot and tired by the time we reach our evening’s accommodation, our,final goal nearly within reach. Night homestay.
Trek approx. 6-7 hours; 20km
Day 7: School Village – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat ( B , L, D )
Our last day of trekking today, and after a hearty breakfast we set off on the final 10km of our trek to Angkor Wat.,The first section of our trek is on a tarmac road; we then return to cow-cart tracks which lead us towards the,Angkor temple complex. We reach Prasat Ta Som, the first of our Angkor temples, and then load up into the local,mode of transport and journey in style to Angkor Wat in a colourful procession of tuk tuks. We pass many temples,and ruins as we near our goal – the spectacular walled city of Angkor Thom and the famous Bayon, standing in the,exact heart of the city. Adorned with fabulous wall carvings and mysterious giant faces, the Bayon is a real,highlight of our challenge. We then continue to the magnificent 12th Century Angkor Wat. It is worth climbing the,remarkably steep and narrow steps of the central spire for the unparalleled view over the whole temple. We are,free to explore the temple complex until sunset, when we transfer to our hotel by bus. After a refreshing shower,,we celebrate our huge achievement with a celebration dinner at a local restaurant, where we’ll be able to enjoy a,traditional dance show. Night hotel.
Trek approx. 2-3 hours; 10-12km
Day 8: Siem Reap Departure ( B )
Free time to explore Siem Reap and visit more of the Temples of Angkor at your leisure. The temple of Ta Prohm is,well worth exploring; left to be reclaimed by nature, it features incredible tree roots breaking through the stone,carvings and walls – a fascinating tribute to the power of nature over man and an experience reminiscent of,‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Tomb Raider.’ Save a little time for some last-minute shopping or a relaxing Cambodian-style,massage before transferring to the airport in time for our flight home.
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Tour price: Contact us
Group size: 2 to 25 pax
Departure based on your inquiry
Our Tour Includes:
- Local English speaking tour guide, other language tour guides are available up on requests
- Private transportation with A/C
- Meals B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner as mentioned in the program
- Temple entrance fee as indicated in the program
- Accommodation in tour
- Cold towel & Bottled drinking water (02 bottles/person/day)
- Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
- Visa arrangement to Cambodia
- Other meals not mentioned in the tour program
- Drinks at restaurants and personal expenses
- Any services not mentioned in the program
- Insurance during travel, Tip & Personal expense