ANGKOR ADVENTURE: TREK AND BIKE

Explore Angkor by bike and on foot in this active tour. Trek through ancient temple sites, bike to villages to meet locals and camp in remote, unseen areas.

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Explore Angkor by bike and on foot. Retrace the footsteps of intrepid explorers as you trek through ancient temple sites. Take scenic bike rides through the beautiful Cambodian countryside to meet locals and learn about their way of life. Camp out in a remote traditional village area, unseen by most travelersCollect your bike and head off through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Pass bustling villages and stilt houses. In the evening dine on delicious authentic Khmer cuisine. Trek through the temples of Angkor. First is the magnificent Angkor Wat. Keep trekking to the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Walk to the top of Phnom Kulen to discover hidden pagodas, a 16th century reclining Buddha, a riverbed with stone carvings and a waterfall where you can take a cooling dip.

Back on your bike to discover the temple of Beng Mealea; where creaky boardwalks and creeping jungle transport you back in time to an age of intrepid adventure. Cycle through back roads and villages, stopping at local communities to learn about their way of life. Visit the Landmine Museum, and continue to the ’gem’ of Angkor, Banteay Srey. Spend the night in a tented camp and enjoy a Khmer barbecue outdoors. You’re invited to see the monks’ morning ritual at Wat Roun. Cycle to Phnom Bok hill and see the magnificent view of the plains below. In the morning, set out in original 1970’s Jeeps to see the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

 

Each of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and our destination based teams will start planning a unique and personalized trip.

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Trek through the ancient temples of Angkor just like the explorers of old.
Cycle through back roads, stopping at local communities to learn about their way of life.
Visit a Landmine Museum which also serves as a rescue center for landmine victims.
Stay overnight in the grounds of a village pagoda where spacious tents provide comfort in an exotic setting.



Daily Itinerary

Daily Itinerary

  • Start
  • Day 1: Siem Reap

    Upon arrival, meet your guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Take some time here to relax and refresh.

    Collect your bike this afternoon and head off on your first ride through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Pass bustling villages and stilt houses on your way to Wat Athvea, where you’ll take a rest and explore the temple grounds. Wind through back roads to a stilt house bar with hammocks for some refreshment, before continuing to Phnom Krom Hill. Take in the sunset from the top of the hill overlooking the magnificent Tonle Sap Lake.

    Transfer back to the hotel and get ready for dinner. This evening, dine on delicious authentic Khmer cuisine at The Sugar Palm. Try the ‘Amok’ (baked fish with coconut) here; delicious!Cycling: 17km

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Meals included on this day: Dinner

    SONY DSCAsian town’s street with tuk tuk. Siem Reap. Cambodia
  • Day 2: Angkor

    Today we’ll trek through the temples of Angkor just like the explorers of old. Our first destination is the magnificent Angkor Wat. Said to symbolize the soul of the Khmer people, the temple was built in the early 12th century during the reign of King Suryavaman II; and some of the wars he fought are depicted in the bas-reliefs and stone carvings which cover the walls. Hindu mythology also features heavily in the designs, along with the beautiful forms of nearly 2,000 Apsara dancers; representations of feminine grace and beauty.

    Keep trekking through the ancient ruins of the temple landscape; taking a break just before we get to the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Enter through the South Gate, carved with four giant faces; and look around this perfectly-square ancient walled-cityBayon temple sits exactly in the centre of the city, a magnificent masterpiece of 12th century Khmer craftsmanship. Its 54 towers represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer empire, and the temple also has amazing, detailed bas-reliefs at The Terrace of The Leper King and The Terrace of The Elephants.

    After this, we’ll return to the hotel. Dinner is a delicious barbecue at Mr. Grill restaurant.Trekking: approx. 10km

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    aspara-dancers-at-angkor-wat-cambodiasiemreap-Angkor Wat Temple in Siam Reap CambodiaBas-Reliefs at the Outer Walls of The Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia
  • Day 3: Phnom Kulen

    Drive this morning past rice fields and friendly local villages to sacred Phnom Kulen, an impressive sandstone plateau considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire Walk to the top of Phnom Kulen to discover hidden pagodas, a 16th century reclining Buddha, a riverbed with stone carvings and a waterfall where you can take a cooling dip. Continue down narrow jungle paths passing lychee trees, wildlife and huge animals carved into rocks; to Svay Leu Pagoda, which has a lively local market nearby. Wandering around the market is a great way to experience local life in this remote area. It’s back on your bike next for the second part of today’s journey. Discover Beng Mealea. This temple lay undiscovered for centuries and its ancient stones have been all but covered by roots, vines and creepers. The temple can be explored on foot, and its creaky boardwalks and creeping jungle transport you back in time to an age of intrepid adventure as you clamber through it. Afterwards, transfer back to Siem Reap and dine at the stylish Nest Angkor Restaurant.Trekking: 35km
    Cycling: 15km

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    4A village in a rural area of Cambodia near BattambangBeng Mealea
  • Day 4: Siem Reap

    Take a cycling tour today through back roads and villages. We’ll stop at local communities along the way and learn about their way of life. Visit the Landmine Museum. The museum’s founder was a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. As well as promoting mine awareness and education, the museum serves also as a rescue center
    for a number of landmine amputee children.

    Continue to the ‘gem’ of Angkor, Banteay Srey. This ‘Citadel of the Women’ as it is known, is made of pink sandstone and is the most well-preserved temple in Cambodia. Excellent examples of classical Khmer art are to be found in its magnificent bas-reliefs. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Banteay Srey Pagoda.

    Next, we ride to the scenic, traditional village of Wat Tabeng. You’ll stay in the grounds of its pagoda here in a tented camp, where the clean, spacious tents provide comfort in this exotic setting. Let your guide show you around the area and introduce you to the locals. Enjoy a Khmer barbecue this evening in your camp’s comfortable sitting area.Cycling: 55km

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    A village in a rural area of Cambodia near BattambangBanteay Srei, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Day 5: Tonle Sap

    You’re invited to see the monks’ morning ritual at Wat Roun. Afterwards, have breakfast at the camp.

    Cycle now to Phnom Bok hill and continue on foot to the top. See the magnificent view of the plains below. Walk down to Banteay Samre temple, where you’ll enjoy lunch and explore the temple.

    Set out in original 1970’s M151 MUTT Jeeps to see the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A marvel of nature, Tonle Sap Lake swells to almost five-times its normal size during the rainy season and supports a huge number of fish; which in turn support numerous communities. Pass flooded forests and floating houses along the way, witnessing how people adapt to life on this fertile body of water. Take a boat out to the lake village of Kampong Phluck to see its stilt-houses. On your journey, pass whole floating villages, complete with hospitals, schools and even a floating basketball court!Dine al fresco this evening in a beautiful garden setting at Viroth’s, which serves authentic Khmer cuisine.Cycling: 5km
    Trekking: 10km

    Overnight in Siem Reap.

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Dinner

    Floating-House- Houseboat-the-Tonle-Sap-lake-Battambang-Siem-reap-Cambodia
  • Day 6: Siem Reap

    Your afternoon is free at your leisure to shop at the markets or simply relax at your hotel. Or if you prefer, you can choose one of the following options.Option: Quad-Bike AdventureRide an off-road quad bike through the beautiful Siem Reap countryside. Visit local villages where you can learn about the way of life in rural Cambodia. Towards the evening, see sunset in the rice fields.Option: Horseback-Riding at Happy RanchHead to a ranch outside of Siem Reap, the only western style horse ranch in Cambodia. Get acquainted with your horse, a descendant of the Mongolian wild horses. Take a two-hour trail ride far outside the tourist area, through rice fields and local villages to the rarely visited temple of Wat Atvea. Massage Treatment Indulge yourself with a relaxing, rejuvenating massage at Bodia Spa. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals included on this day: None

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