Details

Unique Experiences:

•  Enjoy a quiet sunrise at the jungle temple of Ta Phrom
•  Explore Angkor Wat with a knowledgeable guide in local tuk-tuks
•  Bike through the countryside with an in depth look at local culture

•  Stay at a handpicked hostel with swimming pool and atmosphere

Participants:

Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 2 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

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Trip Length: 4 Day(s) 3 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Everyday
Travel Season:

Available year round, though itinerary could vary in the rainy season and in the hottest time of the year (April) if needed. We think it is always a great time to visit Cambodia, but as is typical with its neighbouring countries, Dec-Feb is the coolest driest and most popular time to visit. March-May can be brutally hot and dry, but the rainy or “green” season is a particularly good time to visit with beautiful vibrant scenery, less crowds and rains that generally only last an hour or so in the late afternoon.

Type of Transportation: Overland government bus and Local tuk-tuks (remork’s)
Type of Accommodation: Boutique Hostel with pool and bar in shared dorm room with shared bathroom facilities
Physical Rate: 2/5
Child Policy:

•  Infant/Child Sharing bed with parents: Not allowed
•  Children in extra bed: Will be seen as adults and pay adult rate

Our recommendation: If you have children, we recommend you to go for the Comfort version of this tour.
Please be aware of: There is biking on this tour that is not recommended for children below 12 years of age, although child seats and bikes can be arraigned on request and at an extra charge.

Included in Price:

Meals: 1 x Lunch
Accommodation: 3 nights at White Rabbit Hostel (or similar)
Entrance Fee(s): One day temple pass to the Angkor Archaeological Area
Transport: Aircon bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Tuk Tuk transfer on day 1, tuk tuk tour on day 2 and bicycles on day 3
Others/Activities: Angkor Wat temple tour with guide and outskirts Siem Reap bike tour

There is no overall guide on the tour. There will be drivers who speak limited English and English-speaking tour guides on day 2 and 3.

Excluded from Price:

•  Visa to Cambodia and Thailand (own arrangement)
•  Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
•  Drinks
•  Onwards transportation after check out on day 4
•  Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
•  Personal expenses
•  Tips
Anything not mentioned as included in the above

Map

Locations Visited:
Siem Reap, Angkor Wat
Start City:
Bangkok
End City:
Siem Reap

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok to Siem Reap (Cambodia) – Flow overland from Bangkok, cross the border to Cambodia and hangout in Siem Reap by night

Prepare to leave Thailand behind and be awestruck by the wonder of Angkor Wat and the charming Cambodian countryside.
Your bus departs from Mo Chit Northern Bus Station in Bangkok around 09:00 in the morning. It’s a 4-5 hours drive to the border, where you will stamp out of Thailand and into Cambodia. Once all practicalities are settled, your journey proceeds through the countryside of Cambodia and you will arrive in Siem Reap around 17:00.*
Upon arrival you will meet our local representative who will take you to your hostel for the days ahead. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the new city. Take a dip in the hostel pool, get a massage to decompress after a long day of traveling and have a stroll and dinner in the bustling Old Market and Pub Street areas.

Meals: Simple lunch on the bus (but we recommend that you bring snacks and water still)
Accommodation: Dorm bed at White Rabbit Hostel (or similar)


Day 2: Explore the marvellous temples of Angkor from sunrise to sundown.
Depart at 5:30 in the morning for sunrise at the temples of Angkor in Tuk Tuks. Arriving at the mystical Srah Sarong or "King's Bath" at around 6am, just in time to see the sun rise over the water and temples. After sunrise, walk across the road and be first at the fabulous jungle temple of Ta Phrom when it opens. Ta Phrom is particularly amazing in the early morning when all you can hear are the sounds of the jungle, before the crowds arrive.
The Angkor Archaeological Park is visually, architecturally and artistically breath taking and one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia if not the world. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, the park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. You could spend weeks exploring the ruins, but on this day tour, you will have a chance to see all the highlights.
After Ta Phrom, you will visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you can take a quiet optional 1km walk along the wall and through the jungle to a hidden temple to enjoy your packed breakfast (on own arrangement). Then visit the temples of Bayon, Baphoun and Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. Take a break with a local lunch within and cold drinks within the park grounds (on own arrangement). After lunch and an optional siesta, you will visit Angkor Wat. The late afternoon is put aside for a visit to the main temple, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is one of mankind’s greatest achievements, and the intricate carvings at the temple of Angkor Wat demonstrate the skill of the Khmer builders. It had constructed in the jungle in the early 12th century, then - two centuries later - was mysteriously abandoned by the Khmer civilization. Now Angkor Wat is the main reason tourists come to visit Cambodia.

Finish the day with an unforgettable sunset on the quiet east side of Angkor Wat.

Accommodation: Overnight at White Rabbit Hostel (or similar)

Day 3: Bike through the countryside and experience the local side of Cambodia
Today you will bike through the surrounding countryside to prepare a local Khmer meal to offer to the monks. Buddhist monks live away from their families and are not allowed to have normal jobs. They depend on the faith and charity of the local people. After a bike just outside of Siem Reap we will meet our chef from the village who takes us grocery shopping at a local food market. Maybe the chef will recommend that you to learn to cook the popular dish Amok, a fish soup, or Somlor Korko. After you have finished your Khmer cooking, the chef and his wife show you how to pack the meal and some rice into a banana leaf. A short walk takes us to the pagoda where the monks live so you can hand them the alms. Most likely the monk will give you a blessing and you can ask him everything you like to know regarding Cambodian culture and Buddhism. After you have given alms and eaten lunch in a local Cambodian home, you will bike back to your hotel.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at White Rabbit Hostel (or similar)


Day 4: Proceed to your next destination at your own pace
Once you’ve enjoyed your breakfast, check-out and proceed to your next destination. Not sure where to go or what to do? Let us know if you need inspiration or help for your onwards journey.

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* Important information for your Bangkok - Siem Reap journey:
Feel free to come by our Bangkok Travel Center at New Road Guest House to get further information on your departure from Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal and what to be aware of.
We recommend that you allow good travel time to get to Mo Chit Bus Station in the morning, and arrive there at least 30-45 minutes in advance. You can grab snacks if needed from the local shops or 7/11. The bus normally leaves from platform 106, but please check upon arrival.
Once you arrive at the border, you will leave the bus, and you might have people approaching you with currency exchange offers and visa help (not recommended), just as waiting time must be expected. You will first reach the Thai immigration where you stamp out of Thailand, then cross into Cambodia. If you do not have your Cambodian visa in advance, remember to bring money for the visa and 2 passport photos.
After getting your Cambodia stamp walk back to “No man’s land” and the bus will be waiting outside the casino, which is opposite the True Coffee shop. You will have to wait until everyone is back on the bus and then it continues to Siem Reap. This is the normal process, but please follow the guidelines from the bus conductor on the day.

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