Pedal To The Ancient Temples In Cambodia

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  • Duration: 10 DAYS
  • Location: SIEM REAP/ BATTAMBANG/ PHNOMPENH
  • Places: PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: Adventure
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Cambodia’s incredible beauty, fantastic food, and unique culture are even better when combined with some outdoor adventure. Get active on a 10-day exploration of the country’s heritage and culture – biking and walking through its best. Discover the ancient temple ruins of the incredible Angkor complex by foot and mountain bike. Explore the fascinating floating village in Tonle Sap Lake which is the largest lake in South-East Asia, provides fish and irrigation for half the country's population. Then travel to the west of the great Tonle Sap Lake, you will find the charming town of Battambang. For less visited than Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, the town is home to some of the best-preserved French-colonial buildings in the country. Visit this pretty riverside town to discover the magical country of the Khmers. Drive to Phnom Penh - once known as "the Pearl of the Orient",  is a lively and engaging city, which is in the process of growing confidence and vitality despite its recent turbulent history.  

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival

Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap Tour biking (B)

After breakfast we cycle to the main temple attraction for an extensive exploration of the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. You will realize why this great temple is simply unsurpassed by any other monument. Continuing down to a little brick temple called ‘Prasat Kravan’ where we will enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant at Srah Srang Village by your own account. Here after we spin through a little unnoticed village to visit ‘Ta Prohm’ (The Jungle temple). Upon entering via the North Gate, we proceed further to a little sandstone temple in the jungle called: Ta Nei. Other sights en-route are - Victory Gate and Ghost Gate, before we return to Siem Reap.

Optional:  We will enjoy 2 hours massage after full day cycling by your own account.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap Tour (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Today we continue to explore the jungle covered temple of Visit the Roluos Group.The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah KO erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor and then stop to visit well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4: Siem Reap Tour (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. We will drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Battambang drive 5 hours (B)

Breakfast at hotel and today we will overland with our driver to Battambang town, where you can find many of the French Colonial architectures. After check in, we drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the former residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. We continue to visit Ek Phnom Temple which is an 11th century

Angkorian-era ruin built as a Hindu temple under Suryavarman I. The temple consists of prasats on a platform with some carvings in pretty good condition. Wat Ek Phnom, a modern pagoda, sits next to the ruin. The river road drive to Ek Phnom from Battambang passes through small villages and rice paddies and is an absolutely beautiful countryside drive. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. We continue to visit the place where local people take steam-sticky rice cooked in bamboo. Return to town for a short walk to local market.

Overnight at the hotel in Battambang.

Day 6: Battambang – biking (B)

Breakfast at hote, we drive to the village of  Ksach Puoy on the banks of the Sangker River. As well as being home to many well preserved traditional Khmer wooden stilted homes, this area grows a variety of tropical fruits and after the rainy season farmers plant all kinds of vegetables along the fertile river banks, here you can learn about traditional agriculture – Phnom Banan, Battambang also a great opportunity to taste juicy oranges, sweet pineapples, and many other fruit… Not far from Ksach Puoy is Cambodia’s first vineyard – Prasat Phnom Banan Vineyard – you can pop in if you like, learn about producing wine in the tropics and of course enjoy a spot of wine tasting! A few kilometers further south you arrive at the well preserved 11th century mountaintop Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a wonderfully peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside. The same afternoon, meet families in a Muslim village and learn about their vocations, traditions, and everyday life, Have a chat with a Buddhist monk and learn about Buddhism and monastic life, Enjoy a scenic ride in the countryside.

Overnight at the hotel in Battambang.

Day 7: Battambang – Phnom Penh drive 6 hours (no flight) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – you will also visit Phnom Sampov, which is the national resort. On the top of Phnom Sampove mountain, there are temples and three natural wells, namely: Pkar Slar, Lo Khoun and Ak So Pheak. Return to the town by the end of day. If time permits, we also explore the French colonial town, where you could see many French architectures. Overland to Phnom Penh with our tour guide and driver.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 8: Phnom Penh (B)

After breakfast, today visit  The Royal Palace, the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda is the pagoda which in the Royal Palace campus, where have thousand of silver tiles on the floor of pagoda and have the biggest golden Buddha statue. Silver Pagoda is in the Royal Palace Compound made of 5000 silver tiles. Raung Damrei Museum continue to visit National Museum, over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statu, lingas and other artifacts. Visit Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. it is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. We spend the rest of time at Phnom Penh’s Psar Toul Tom Pong, known as the Russian Market, a great place to hunt for souvenirs, curios, and silks. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 9: Phnom Penh – cooking class (B)

Breakfast and free at your own leisure in the morning and enjoy cooking class in the afternoon.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 10: Phnom Pen Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Note:

In the event of local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances bad weather conditions, the sequence of the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. The activities will be replaced or cancelled without prior notice for safety reasons. Alternative sightseeing or activities will be subject to on-site situation.

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE
Siem ReapJaya House River parkwww.jayahouseriverparksiemreap.com
Phnom PenhLa Rosesuitewww.larosesuites.com
BattambangBattambang Resortwww.battambangresort.com

INCLUSIVE:

√ Private tours with Local English speaking guide

√ A/C transport throughout the tours and all Transfers

√ Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites

√ Meals as indicated (B=breakfast only)

√ Other tours related service stated in the itinerary 

√ Cold water and towel during the trip

√ Government tax & Service charge

√ Hotel accommodation (based on twin/double sharing room)

√ Bicycle

√ Boat cruise as mentioned

EXCLUSIVE:

X International flight ticket

X Domestic flight PNH – REP, REP – PNH and REP – KOS or Vice Versa

X Visa stamps upon arrival of $30.00 per person         

X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

X Other meals not mentioned

X Tips & personal expenses

X Laundry

X Other not stated above

X Travel insurance

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OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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