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Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departure: Siem Reap
Arrival: Siem Reap
Category: culture
Accompanist available: English, French, Spanish, Italian

 

Siem Reap - Angkor - 5 days 4 nights

The Lake, Phnom Kulen, Banteay Srei the "citadel of the women", Prasat Kravan, Kbal Spean

 (Ref KC05SRPK-uk)

 

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YOUR PROGRAM:

A complete file will be provided upon arrival at Cambodia concerning all the information on the typical restaurants and certain visits in order to preserve the originality of our off-the-beaten-tracktour.

Day 1:SIEM REAP

Arrival in Siem Reap before 10:00.

Welcome at the airport. As applicable, drop your luggage off at a hotel.

Excursion with English speaking guide and boat private on the Tonle Sap Lake to the Kampong Phluk flooded forest through the fishing village of Chong Khneas, about 1h30 by boat separates these two villages.

Visit the Kampong Plukvillagefishermen, fantastic and unique in its kind. A village on the water cut off from the world... accessible only by boat.

During the dry season, you walk in this village built surrounding a pagoda. You can observe the constructions and renovations of houses and boats, the way of life of the local people, the means of transportation of villagers who live 6 months on the water. Visit the houses and small factories of fish, small market etc...

During the wet season,you will embark on a private boat from one house to another and you will change a little later again a small boat to explore the flooded forest.

Our vehicle is waiting for you at Kampong Phluk, 45 km of road we will hold in the forgotten temple of Beng Méaléa (flower in the pond).

The quality of the architecture and decoration of this temple will amaze you despite the fact that nature and humans have left it in ruins.

Note: trip can be done in reverse.

Optional on the day:unlike other agencies that make you visit the 'Crocodile Farm' we will take you in a local family-owned farm. The more adventurous can hold (crocodiles!) babies in their hands. It is a downtown; it takes at least 30 minutes. If you do not want to visit, you can inform theguide.

Later you will go to the discover Siem Reap: field-schools (Artisan D'angkor) www.artisansdangkor.com 

Then visit "Psa Chas", the old market, lively city tour behind the Ta Prohm hotel where you can walk the evening (restaurants, massages, shops, and crafts... night market).

Note:Depending on yourarrival time,some visitsmay be transferredto the followingday. 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: SIEM REAP (B - D)

A whole day is devoted to the temples in the small and grand circuit:

Kravan, Ta Nei, Bat Chum, SrahSrang,

Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Pre Roup, Tasom, Neak Pean, Krol Kor, Prasat Pithu, Preah Khan, Preah Palilay.

6:30 p.m. Diner offered with "Apsara" show at Amazon: huge buffet of all kinds of Cambodian specialties with Apsara show (20 male and female dancers).

Overnight in Siem Reap.

In Siem Reap, there is a quality show organized by the circus school of Battambang. (Strongly recommended but with additional charge, ask your guide to reserve at your convenient date. Phone: 015499480).

Day 3: SIEM REAP (B)

This day is reserved for the visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom and the famous temple of Angkor Wat

The ancient capital of Angkor Thom consist of : Bayon, Baphuon, Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace, Terrace of the Leper King, Phimeanakas, Chau SayTevada, Thommanon, Tanei and Takeo

Afternoon: visit the famous Temple Angkor Wat in detail and Bakheng for the sunset.

Option without supplement: at 18 km from Siem Reap, the silk farm center, the breeding of the silkworms in the traditional weaving, the craftsman treats the whole process and makes beautiful parts in the old motives.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4: SIEM REAP (B)

Excursion of the day 40 km from Siem reap. Visit one of the first capitals of the Khmer empire, Mahendraparvata founded by Jayavarman II. The site is confirmed and found in 2013 with the Lidar technology help, called Phnom Kulèn(at the top of the mountain sacred, amazing Buddha carved in the rock, not far a small torrent with waterfall for swimming...)

Continue the visit to Kbal Spean, "River to the thousand Lingas" (40 min. walk by trail in the jungle). This program will also allow us to furrow the authentic countryside in the vicinity of Siem Reap and observing rural life.

On the road of return, discovery of the famous temple of Banteay Srei (Citadel of women) also called "Tribhuvanamaheśvara". It is located 25 Km North of Siem Reap. Built of stone in fragile pink stone which make these motifs carved as precious Khmer art and attracted the attention of André Malraux in 1923

Optional and if you are passionate,in the direction of Banteay Srei possibility to visit:

-      A butterfly farm (without surcharge).http://www.angkorbutterfly.com

-      The Museum of mines (With extra charge, you pay at the entrance).www.cambodialandminemuseum.org

On the way back, visit small temples (Banteay Samre, Prasat Prei, Prasat Tor...).

Note: For the adventurous, possibility to make a trek by following the trail of pilgrims. Approximate 50 m. Cliff Preah Chup and 5 km in the forest.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: SIEM REAP (B)

Free time. Depending on the departure time you can take a ride in the various markets for last purchases.

Transferto the airport.End of our services.

 

If you want, you can spend a night in a homestay or other floating village and also enjoy a bike ride or tuk tuk during a morning ... Just let us know

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