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Day Tours- Angkor, lake & beyond
Cycle, Camp Tours
Bringing you to the heart of
Beng Melea, Koh Ker & Preah Vihear
temples plus & Anlong Veng - Our most popular 4WD tour
3 days, 2 nights
Unpaved flat easy road to
Beng Melea and onto the ancient tenth century capital of the Khmer
Empire, Koh Ker complex, only 2.5 hours way from Siem Reap. Overnight
and explore the village of Koh Ker, based in the shadow of the temple.
Second day travel to Preah Vihear, temple in the sky. Day 3, time
on the way back to get an overview of Anlong Veng. Road conditions have
never been so good.
For those of you
that are short on time, this tour offers a low to medium challenge road and
excellent jewel destinations. Low exertion with the best comfort possible
for adventure travelers.
8am Depart through
Angkor complex to begin the two hour journey to Koh Ker temple. This was
the ancient 10-century capital of the Khmer Empire, over 150 km away,
deep in the jungle. Guests travel through the Angkor Wat complex
through the countryside, small villages, local wats and to Beng
Melea temple. Tour of Beng Melea Temple,
thought to be the pro
type for Angkor Wat and situated on the old Angkorian highway that
connect t o the Great Phreah Khan of Kampong Svay. It has over 11
galleries and is filled with hanging ferns and butterflies – just what
you imagine you would find in Cambodia!
on to Svay Leu, 15kms away from Beng Melea to visit their small market.
This marks the last location of a large village and a crossroads market
and a possible stop for a quick coffee
Guests travel on a flat road to Koh Ker through pristine forest and
scatted houses to reach the small town of Seyiong. Koh
Ker complex is located 7 kms away from here, a total of 118 temples in
total. As we
travel to Koh Ker, our guide will explain Kulen Mountain
as we pass by the base of it, the complex of Koh Ker and its place
in the ancient Cambodia empire, the number of temples to be found , the
related symbolism and its history to date, including the French
explorers, during the Khmer Rouge period to its present day
protection under Apsara Authority, other wise know as the “ Key to
Angkor” . Guests start their tour of Koh Ker with the
palaces before entering and standing in front of Prasat Thom, the
massive pyramid. Travel onwards by car the visit Prasat 5 (5 Temple),
Prasat Chen (Chinese Temple) Prasat Kamou (Black Temple), Lingapura –
the City of the Lingas. During this time the “Elephant temple” and the
Oil of the well temple must be covered as priority before the others.
Lunch at Hidden Cambodia
Koh Ker Eco Lodge prepared by Ms. Choen, the cook who accompanies the
trip. Return to explore more temples in the afternoon and again a
delicious evening meal prepared at Hidden Cambodia Lodge.
Overnight at lodge, With a population of 75 families, the lodge
is in the center of this ancient village. Facilities are basic but
comfortable and allow for a rare opportunity to sleep in untouched
village. View of Koh Ker temple from the rooms with private balcony.
Bathroom and shower are outside and down a stairs!.
a hearty breakfast, walk through Koh Ker Village and explain the
houses, the community structure, the agri practices, the hunting
tradition, the school, the history of the village and Hidden Cambodia's
humanitarian projects based here for the last five years (well building,
water filter distribution, Angkor Children’s hospital.). We will will
have time to explore more temples in the complex and more remote
villages in the area. Optional : walking tour to see wells
completed by Hidden Cambodia, 4 in total in Koh ker & Phum Thmei .
Depart for Preah Vihear.
Located on a cliff, on mountain, this complex has consecutive temples,
built over the ninth to the 12 century, that lead to a final ledge and
commands stunning views - a temple for the Gods. Awarded UNESCO
heritage site this year, Preah Vihear continues to draw those interested
in seeing one of the jewels of Cambodia. At the base of the mountain there is a small community of families who run the
busy market, our resting spot. We stay with a prominent local family
in the village. Facilities are basic - shared bathroom, thin mattresses
Sunrise for those that
wish at 5.30am! Time to explore the small market village where many
trades and skills are represented - the gold maker, the tailor, the
watch maker. Learn about the life of the community here, perched beside
this amazing temple in the sky and their commercial activities along the
border area, market days, etc.
Full days return trip to Siem Reap
with numerous stops and lunch in Anlong Veng. If time allows, tour of
the historic locations here. The 120km journey passes through Kulen Prum Tep
Wildlife Sanctuary. Back in Siem Reap before sunset and in good time for
a celebration dinner and some refreshments.
possible only if time - Travel 16kms outside town to drive up the
Dangrek escarpment. Tour of the mountain to include Pol Pots cremation
location, Pol Pots bunker. A stop at the Head of Development’s house, a
military man and his family, a beautiful location with stunning views of
the surrounding countryside. Return to the base of the mountain and
return to Siem Reap. Otherwise Visit Ta Mok’s Villa, a museum now and
also the last head office of the Khmer Rouge.
Back in Siem Reap
before sunset and in good time for a celebration dinner and some
Koh Ker Eco Lodge in Koh
Ker Village, a tradition wooden stilted house and a local guest house,
on the Dangrek Moutains, at the base of Preah Vihear temple.
No problems. Own
cook in Koh Ker, great food in Preah Vihear, excellent lunch in Anlong
day, 2 night 4WD adventure trip includes an experienced driver and
4WD air conditioned vehicle, (Monterro or Land Cruiser vehicle), English
speaking HC Guide, all transport costs and transfers, refreshments in
Hidden Cambodia base prior to and following the adventure tour, entry
and tour of Beng Melea, Koh Ker complex , Preah Vihear temple and the
Dangrek Escarpment if time allowing, 2 nights accommodation in total in
Koh Ker and Preah Vihear, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, water,
snacks, road payments & levies, local guides where necessary, baggage
handlers, additional military vehicles where required, any local fees
such as road levies,
charges and toils, local and tourist police, security escorts.
Alcoholic beverages, mixed or soft drinks, hotel incidentals such as
phone calls or laundry & travel protection insurance.
890 for one person travelling, US$ 520 per person when two persons
US $355 per person when 3 persons travelling, US$ 300 per person
when four persons traveling.
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