Tomb Rider & the Temples of Angkor (CKH64)

Country Visited: Cambodia
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
7
Guided
  • Cycling
  • Local & Cultural
$ 889 (₹60,008) Value
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Experience

This classic trip will take you from the political capital to the cultural capital of Cambodia while introducing you to the rural life of the country. Cycling through this vibrant bustling capital exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Despite the long distances covered, this is an easy ride covering 300 odd kilometers over 4 days before you reach Siem Reap, home to the Angkor temples. The rides are mostly on a flat terrain and give you a wonderful cultural introduction to the local lives as you ride past paddy fields and you get ample opportunity to engage with the locals. 
Minimum Age: 15 years.

KEY FEATURES
  • Back-roads cycling tour with an expert local guide ensuring ample opportunity to engage with the locals and enjoy the rural scenery 
  • Stay 'local style' in boutique hotels or small hotels 
  • Guided visit to breathtaking Angkor Temples 


Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Phnom Penh Open or Close

Upon arrival in Cambodia, you will be transferred to your hotel. Relax overnight at a local boutique style hotel
Meals: None

Day 2
Phnom Penh - Skuon, Cycle (Approx. 78 km) Open or Close

After breakfast leave for Skuon with a stopover for lunch at a local restaurant on the way. The road is FLAT and it’s an easy ride, despite the distance. The traffic too thins down after the first 10 km out of Phnom Penh. You ride past quaint villages appreciating roadside cafes and fruit sellers. Skuon is famous for its deep fried spiders. Perhaps you may like to sample some!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Skuon - Kampong Thom, Cycle (Approx. 91 km) Open or Close

Today you will cycle from Skuon to Kampong Thom, taking in more of the lovely villages and rural scenery; lush fields dotted with locals engaged in their day to day life. Lunch is served in a local restaurant on the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
Kampong Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk; Cycle (Approx. 42 kms) Open or Close

Take the dirt road to Sambor Prei kuk-, the capital of the Chenla Kingdom, which predates Angkor by several centuries. You will visit the three main temple complexes and enjoy the beautiful ruins in peace and quiet. After a traditional Khmer picnic lunch you will visit the Isanborie community – a project set up to generate employment for the locals and to conserve nature, culture and the ancient temple ruins. In the late afternoon, cycle back to your home stay and tuck into dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Sambor Prei kuk - Siem Reap; Cycle (Approx. 95 km) Open or Close

Today you will bike to Siem Reap. Along the way, stopover in Kompong Kdei to see one of the ancient Angkor bridges built to span the rivers. Spean Praptos has more than 20 arches and is a spectacular sight. You will be picked up by the pickup van from here to travel to Stoung. Lunch is served in a local restaurant on the way. Depart Stoung and cycle to Siem Reap. The support vehicle will follow the cyclists and can transfer you if you get tired.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6
Siem Reap; Cycle (Approx. 25 km) Open or Close

You leave with your private guide to visit Angkor. Angkor is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking and is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 sq.km, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and Angkor.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
Departure from Siem Reap Open or Close

Your exciting trip comes to an end today. You will be picked up by your driver and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices

 

Starts on  Ends on  Price per person on Twin share  Single Supplement
 01 Oct 2016  30 Sep 2017  coming soon  -

  • Prices are based on per person on twin sharing basis and needs minimum participation to operate. 
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers. 
  • The prices exclude 4.5% service tax.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 6 Nights accommodation in local, boutique hotels as per the itinerary.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 1 Dinner
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers
  • All entrance fees on tour & Boat trip
  • Guided visit to the Angkor Temples
  • All land transportation on sharing basis as detailed in the itinerary 
  • Services of an English-speaking Local Guide
  • Water bottles and snacks while cycling
  • Bike rental – well maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • Support vehicle on cycling days

Exclusions

  • Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage, Porterage.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Single room and hotel upgrade supplement.
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for hotel or restaurant staff, local guides and tour crew.
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone bill, minibar, shopping)
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 4.50% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Optional Tours.

FAQs

Despite the long distance between the two cities, this trip is moderate due to the flat terrain with hardly any climbs and uphills. Traffic is also moderate as you cycle through rural areas most of the time. Though Cambodia can be hot during some months, on this route, most of the time you will be on shady paths. The added one night in a home stay will introduce you to local life as well. The support van will be with you throughout the trip and you can always jump in whenever you feel you want to move from two to four wheels.
 
Please note that most hotel check-in timings are post 2 pm in the afternoon and check-out timing is 10 am. Should you want to secure your room upon arrival earlier than this, we recommend that you take an extra night or check on early check-in or late check-out charges with us.

Terms & Conditions

Detailed Registration Form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply, as applicable. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our conditions as these are deemed accepted by you when you book a tour with us. Please read our detailed conditions here.

Accommodation

  • Phnom Penh : Cara Hotel or Similar
  • Skuon : Taing Srei Nguon or Similar

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