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VIP Koh Ker and Beng Melea Temple 4WD Adventure Tour

 
4WD 8 Prasat Bakan, Koh Ker, Beng Meela, Siem Reap
Duration:

3 days, 2 nights  

Challenge:

Average travel per day of 5/6 hours, Prasat Bakan is quiet remote, very basic accommodation  but stunning, basic with regards to facilities but a once in a lifetime trip. Travel on main road to Kulen and then on to Koh Ker,  Roads relatively good and v. good from Koh Ker onward to Siem Reap

 

Tour Summary:

 A taste of a glorious past in these two magnificent Angkorian complexes, a fantastic opportunity to visit remote villages, the remote village of Ta Seng, in the shadow of Preah Khan  and the people who live there. Koh Ker and the great Preah Khan has been opened and staffed greatly to allow visitors to understand these wonders of the world more fully.

 

Day 1:

Depart SR and travel to Bakan via Stoung. Numerous stops along the road at small villages and turns in the road. Late afternoon arrival at the crossroads in Ta Seng Village to visit with locals. Travel 5km to visit this massive temple complex of Bakan.  Sleep in a cabanna located inside the gates of Bakan Temple in hammocks with staff from the temples, a stunning location for a campfire or with a prominent family in  wooden house in the Village of Ta Seng.  This village house has a shower and toilet facilities   All supplies send from HC base will allow for a fantastic barbequed dinner and breakfast in either location. and for some groups, we can also send out own cook to cook on site.

    

Day 2:

Visit the Baray on the other side of Ta Seng and Prasat Domri. Depart Bakan for Koh Ker temple. Stay in the small village of Seyiong, just 5km for the temples in a small family house/guest house or in Koh Ker Lodge, Hidden Cambodia's own rustic lodge located in the village of Koh Ker with a view of Prasat Thom from the balcony . Our guide will explain the ancinet complex of Koh Ker and its place in the ancient Cambodia empire, the number of temples to be found, he related symbolism and its history to date, including the French explorers, during the Khmer Rouge to it present day protection under Apsara Authority. Our hosts, as do in all locations, welcomes Hidden Cambodia guests weekly.  Time allowing we visit also neighboring villages to see humanitarian efforts there

Day 3:

Pptional - Walk to the second built well in Koh Ker Continue on to a second village called Phum Thmei, 4kms away  and an expected 30 minute walk or short cycle . Walk through village to see the wells built by Hidden Cambodia. This is a very poor village and Hidden Cambodia has built two wells here to facilitate the 80 families who like here.  

Return and visit  remaining temples: essential  to cover Elephant temple &  Oil of the well

 Depart for Svay Leu and the unusual relief carving found deep in a bamboo forest. Following lunch, guests visit Beng Melea temple or can have an informal stop at an alternative location, returning to HC Base for celebratory drinks.

 

Inclusive of:

 

 

 

Exclusive of:

This 3 day, 2 night 4WD adventure trip includes an experienced driver and 4WD air conditioned vehicle, (Monterro or Land Cruiser vehicle), all transport costs, refreshments in Hidden Cambodia base prior to and following the adventure tour, entry and tour of Prasat Bakan and surrounding temples, Koh Ker, Beng Melea, Svay Leu unusual relief temples, 2 nights accommodation,  2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2  dinners, water, snacks, road payments &  levies,  English speaking HC Guide, local guides where necessary, baggage handlers, additional military vehicles where required, any local fees such as road charges and toils, local and tourist police, military and security escorts.   

Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, laundry services, phone calls and medical insurance.

Costs:

US$ 860 for one person traveling, US$ 535 per person when two persons traveling, US $435 per   person when 3 persons traveling, US$ 390 per person when four persons traveling.

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