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Angkor Hike And Bike - 7 Days


Do you want to explore Angkor's beauty and you get your fair share of adrenaline rush? Pedal through the Cambodian land filled with historical temples and villages. Change the pace for a trek to a refreshing and exhilarating waterfall on this exciting Cambodian tour.


Day 1 - Arrive Siem Reap (Cycling) (D)


Upon arrival in Siem Reap, your local English speaking guide will welcome you and accompany you to the hotel for check in. Relax after your flight and enjoy some time at leisure.

This afternoon, set out on your first cycling adventure to explore the rural charms of the Cambodian countryside. A rich tapestry woven with lush scenery, colorful bustling villages, stilted houses, hidden temples and dusty back roads hedged with sugar palms await you.

You will pass through the Village of Chreav on route to the Tonlé Sap Lake. Down meandering trails with flashes of effervescent green and rich red earth abound from the fields; the fragrant smell of lotus blossom from Buddhist shrines excites your senses. Stop for a well-earned rest in the shade of the ancient Wat Athvea and take some time to explore this temple. Weave your way through the dusty back roads to a small stilted hammock bar overlooking the rice fields, where you will stop for light refreshment before proceeding to the seldom visited Phnom Krom hill. The temple at Phnom Krom sits on top of one of the best vantage points overlooking the vast expanse of the Tonlé Sap Lake. Take in this view as the sun sets.

Transfer back to your hotel. This evening, you will have your first encounter with Khmer cuisine at The Sugar Palm, served in a traditional Khmer house with a charming warm interior.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Distance and journey time:

Transfer from Phnom Krom to hotel: 15mins

Cycling: up to 17 km

Difficulty: Easy


Day 2 - Siem Reap - Angkor Cycle (Cycling) (B,L,D)


A short transfer will bring you to the beginning of your temple exploration experience. You set out via bicycle, cycling through the dense jungle of the magnificent temples of Angkor.

Your first destination is Angkor Wat. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing Mount Meru, the home of the gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

Cycling from temple to temple is a unique way to see these magnificent ruins: glimpses of small temples can be spotted amongst dense jungle, towers appear looming overhead, and the sheer number of ruins along the way is staggering. Stop on the way for lunch at a simple local restaurant.

From here, find your way through the forest towards the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square.

Take some time in the shade of a sugar palm tree as you take in the expanse of the moat of Angkor Thom before you enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.

Continue to Bayon Temple through meandering sandy trails that lead you through the dense jungle canopy. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs. Return to your hotel for some time at leisure.

Tonight, enjoy an atmospheric dinner at Champey restaurant next to Pub Street.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Distance and journey time:

Transfer from hotel to ride point: 15mins

Cycling:up to 30 km

Difficulty: Easy


Day 3 - Siem Reap - Wat Tabeng - Bantey Srey (Cycling) (B,L,D)


This morning, get in the saddle again for a gentle cycling tour to Wat Tabeng, a traditional village that is among the most scenic in Cambodia, set amidst a sea of rice fields. Here, set out to explore the pagoda, village and surroundings with your guide who will facilitate your encounters with the local population.

After that continue to Banteay Srei and the surrounding villages, it is only a short 18 km via back-roads. On the way, you will have the possibility to stop at local communities. Seize the opportunity to see how rice paper is produced and to taste Palm Wine and Palm Sugar, which are a popular local produce (seasonal). Before you explore the temple, enjoy a picnic lunch in a relaxed setting at Banteay Srei Pagoda.

The so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs. Banteay Srey is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.

Visit the Landmine Museum after your visit to the temples. Mr. Aki Ra, the museum founder, was trained as a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. The museum serves also as a rescue centre for a number of landmine amputee children that Aki Ra has brought off Phnom Penh’s streets or from impoverished rural communities.

You will find your home nearby for tonight: an adventure style in homestay in the Cambodian countryside. This evening, a Khmer BBQ dinner will serve at the homestay, which you can enjoy in comfortable sitting areas.

Overnight in homestay at Bong Thom Homestay,

Distance and journey time:

Cycling:up to 55km

Difficulty: Easy


Day 4 - Bong Thom Homestay - Kulen Mountain (Hiking) (B,L,D)


Get up early as you will get the very fresh air with very nice view and nature.

After breakfast, we’ll have a short transfer to the trailhead for today. Then we’ll hike through seemingly endless rice fields and friendly local villages from Wat Tabeng to the top of Kulen Mountain.

Kulen Mountain (Phnom Kulen) is an impressive sandstone plateau in this otherwise flat area. The mountain is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire and a sacred place for the Khmer. At the top of Phnom Kulen, you will discover stone carvings in a riverbed, a large reclining Buddha from the 16th century and visit several hidden pagodas.

After lunch you’ll be free at leisure on the top of Phnom Kulen. One of the main attractions is a waterfall where you can take a refreshing bath.

Tonight, you’ll have a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant near the waterfall.

Overnight in a tented camp at Phnom Kulen,

Distance and journey time:

Transfer homestay to Wat Tabeng: 15mn

Trekking: 4+hrs

Difficulty: Medium


Day 5 - Phnom Kulen - Svay leu - Beng Mealea (Hiking) (B,L,D)


After breakfast, now you are ready to start the second part of this week’s adventure: Trek east to Svay Leu Pagoda. On the way you will discover Cambodia’s pristine jungle and some wildlife as well as the lychee trees Kulen is famous for. There is often a lively local market near the pagoda which you have time to explore – a real insight into the way of life in this remote area.

After lunch, you’ll take a short transfer to Beng Mealea temple, Feel like an explorer when you discover the completely overgrown temple. Undiscovered for centuries, Beng Mealea has only recently been made accessible and remains unrestored. It is one of the very few temples that actually give the opportunity to climb through it. Explore the place on a trek through the jungle ruins and beyond.

Transfer or trekking to local villager’s house for homestay, and dinner will be saved by local villager.

Overnight in Homestay,

Distance and journey time:

Transfer from Svay leu to Beng Mealea: 20mins

Trekking: 4+hrs

Difficulty: Medium


Day 6 - Beng Mealea - Siem Reap (Cycling) (B,L,D)


After breakfast, we’ll start cycling from Beng Mealea to Siem Reap, along the way we’ll pass through the typical Cambodian countryside filled with palm trees, rice fields, and happy children waving and shouting hello as you pass by. A portion of this cycling travels some stretches of local highway, though traffic should not be heavy.

Tonight, enjoy a Khmer dinner at Viroth’s, a stylish and comfortable restaurant set in a quiet garden.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Distance and journey time:

Transfer to hotel: 20mins

Cylcing:up to 60km

Difficulty: Medium


Day 7 - Siem Reap - Departure (B)


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