Trekking Trips: Active Cambodia – Fixed Dates 2021
Among the trekking trips in Asia, a group proposal for Cambodia could not be missing, with trekking activities in the wonders of the destination. The trekking proposed on this trip is to discover the site of Angkor Wat and Thom, which need no introduction, but also through one of the largest wooded areas in the area. The unmissable of this trek:
The adventure starts from Angkor Wat, discovering the UNESCO site, then moving towards Phonm Kulen, where together with the local guide and the area ranger, you will conquer step by step the paths that take you along the forests, rice fields and small villages, the same ones where you will have hospitality in private homestays. The visit of Banteay Chhmar will be another immersion in the community, where the most curious will be able to take on the role of the locals, helping them with their daily tasks. The Battambang proposal, on the other hand, will take you on the two routes for a 30 km bicycle tour to discover the city, until you reach the small Angkorian temple Ek Phnom. There will also be time to visit the famous bat cave and admire the view from this place that reveals the whole city. Also in Battambang, you will have the opportunity to get to know another fundamental aspect of every culture: its cuisine. with a real course in a local restaurant. Finally, we also leave room for something more sympathetic to the NGO visit Phare Ponleu Selpak.
Shared departures on fixed dates, minimum 2 people
Upon arrival at the airport, autonomous transfer to your hotel. Accommodation in the room from 2.00 pm
In the late afternoon, your guide will meet the group in the hotel lobby for the introductory briefing and then proceed to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Possibility to organize a private transfer to the hotel with an additional supplement.
In the early morning transfer to Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise. The spectacle of the sun rising over the complex is a unique experience, the day continues that the excursion of the site, the largest religious structure on the planet, and one of the most amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. After the visit, you will start your walking tour in the surroundings by walking along the moat of this huge temple and you will cross a path in the forest passing through a small local village, until arriving at the south gate of Angkor Thom, where crossing an ancient wall is possible. continue the walk along the shady path covered by old trees. You will reach a small temple and finally, you will arrive right in the center of the Khmer capital, where the majestic Bayon Temple is located.
Lunch during the excursion at a local restaurant. Afterward, the visit of Angkor Thom continues, with the Royal Palace, the terrace of the Elephant, and the other incredible temples located in the area. Finally, end your visit to the Bayon Temple before returning to Siem Reap.
An aperitif will be served at a local house and to follow dinner is offered in street food mode in the streets of Siem Reap, at a local restaurant where they serve traditional saak koh ang (grilled meat with raw and fresh vegetables) accompanied by local beer or drinks. The evening continues with a visit to the night market and ends at the riverside to enjoy a traditional dessert. These gastronomic discoveries guarantee an evening full of flavors to taste!
Breakfast and early morning departure for Phonm Kulen, a very extensive wooded area in the area.
Start of the excursion among rural villages, rice fields, and coconut trees.
The excursions are offered accompanied by the guide and the park ranger, who after a briefing will take you inside the forest to discover the Linga river, along the way you cannot miss the carvings dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and the leaning Buddha of Preah Ang Thom. Time for rest near the Phnom Kulen waterfall, where you can swim.
Packed lunch during the excursion near the river.
In the afternoon, accommodation in private Homestay, shared room
Distance and duration of the excursion: 12 kilometers - 3 hours (excluding site visits)
Difference in altitude: + 253 meters / - 212 meters
Elevation of the starting point / ending point: + 322 meters / + 372 meters
Terrain: mainly jungle trails, through the forest
Local breakfast and start of another day of trekking in the area, among cashew plantations and hidden temples, a visit to the Sra Damrei site, which attracts many Cambodians, or the small temple of Prasat Rong Chen, where Jayavarman II announced independence from Java and declared himself king of the entire Khmer Empire. Lunch will be served during the excursion near the Pagoda.
Return to Siem Reap
Distance and duration of the excursion: 15-20 kilometers - 5-6 hours (excluding site visits)
Difference in altitude: + 412 meters / - 315 meters
Elevation of the starting point / ending point: + 372 meters / + 372 meters
Terrain: mainly jungle trails, through the forest
Breakfast and departure for Banteay Chhmar, lunch prepared by the villagers.
In the afternoon walk in the surroundings with a local guide, visit the Banteay Chhmar Temple and Ta Phrom, then continue towards the silk center of the Soierie du Mékong and finally head to a baray to enjoy the sunset.
The dinner will be prepared by the village community with local products.
Overnight in private homestay, shared room
Local breakfast and time to explore the surroundings or step into the shoes of the locals helping them with their daily tasks. Lunch in the community. In the afternoon, transfer to Battambang. Hotel accommodation, dinner, and overnight stay.
Breakfast and day dedicated to visiting Battambang by bicycle. During the excursion, it will be possible to visit the local market, admire the ancient colonial buildings, up to the temple of the white elephant, the ancient pagoda Wat Balat about 3 km from the city. End your adventure with a visit to the small Angkorian temple Ek Phnom, built in the 11th century
After lunch, free afternoon to stroll around Battambang.
Free dinner and overnight stay.
Distance and duration: 30 kilometers - 6 hours by bike including visits
Terrain: mainly asphalted road passing through local villages
Note: for those who want it is possible to return from Ek Phnom to the city center by bicycle (8 kilometers) instead of by car/tuk-tuk
The morning is dedicated to local cuisine, a course will be offered at a restaurant near the market, where you will go to buy the ingredients and then discover the secrets of preparing authentic Khmer recipes.
In the afternoon you will visit the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak. The association was created to help young Cambodians in conditions of extreme poverty with school assistance from primary to high school, founded by refugees who returned to the country after the Khmer Rouge dictatorship. It was born as a school of visual arts and will be told by one of their guides.
Visit of the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak: 1 hour visit. Hours: 09h30, 10:30, 14:30 and 15:30
Afterward, we will visit the bat cave and the views that can be admired from the top.
Breakfast and transfer to Siem Reap, the same road is a journey into Cambodian landscapes and Tonle Sap lake.
Arrival and accommodation at the hotel, time available. In the late afternoon, meet the guide for a farewell dinner.
Breakfast and check-out, autonomous transfer to the airport.
Possibility to organize private transfer to the airport with an additional supplement.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 10 January 2021 to 21 November 2021||€ 1,250||€ 190|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
On-site departures as follows:
Proposed hotels or similar:
|Siem Reap:||Indochine Pavillon * * *||Deluxe|
|Phnom Kulen:||Homestay (1 night)||Shared room|
|Banteay Chhmar:||Homestay (1 night)||Shared room|
|Battambang:||Bambu Hotel * * *||Superior|
The itinerary may be subject to changes based on internal flight operations.
To participate in this trip you need a Cambodian visa: you need a passport, which must be valid for 6 months and have 1 free page, 1 passport photo. Cambodian visa is obtained upon arrival (30 USD to be paid locally).
CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT
Please note that check-in at hotels is scheduled from 14:00 onwards; while check-out must be done by 12:00, unless otherwise indicated on the spot.
Exchange rate € 1.00 = USD 1.22
Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure, or according to agreements between the parties at the time of definition/confirmation of the travel contract.
CURRENCY BLOCK: It is possible to permanently block the cost of ground services that will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations with a supplement of € 50 per practice. The request must be made simultaneously with the confirmation.
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