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Go Green Cambodia

Go Green Cambodia

6 days / 5 nights

from / to Siem Reap

Tour Highlights
• 6 days of private adventure across Siem Reap
• Find your way across Angkor’s vast complex of ancient structures
• Enjoy nature at Cambodia’s reserves and conservation parks
• Explore Asia’s largest lake, Tonle Sap
• Daily flights and unlimited number of guests
Experience Cambodia’s beautiful fauna and fauna in this exciting 6-day tour. You will tour the different historical sites around the country that includes a hot-air balloon ride to see the magnificence of the countryside from up above. The tour highlight will be a visit to wildlife sanctuary where you will be introduced to the conservation efforts of the people and you will get a first-hand view of the wild. You’ll also get a close encounter with the people and get the chance to hear their unbelievable experiences.

Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (D)

Welcome to the beautiful Siem Reap, the gateway to your Angkor adventure. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking local guide who will take you to your hotel. After checking and relaxing, you can enjoy your free time before the tour starts.

In the afternoon, you’ll have your first chance to see the magnificence of Angkor above the ground. A hot air balloon secured to the ground will take you 120 meter into the sky to view the awesome spectacle that is Angkor Wat. You will also catch a glimpse of Phnom Bakheng, West Baray, and other ancient ruins in the jungles and rice farms across the land. Enjoy this scenery as the sun settles down in the horizon.

Note: The balloon is operated everyday from Sunrise to Sunset except windy or raining. A flight lasts about 10minutes from the ground to a maximum attitude of 100 meters. The numbers of passenger allow per flight are from 1 person to 30 persons depending n the actual weather conditions

From the air, proceed next to an actual tour of Angkor Wat. This Cambodian historical landmark was constructed over a period of 30 years during the time of King Suryavarman II in the 12th century. Its design was patterned from Mount Meru which was considered as the home of the gods. The walls of the structure are adorned with bas-reliefs and stone carvings portraying the war exploits of the king and different stories of the Hindu mythology. If that isn’t lavish enough, get enthralled with 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the walls of the temple. Angkor Wat is the centerpiece of Cambodia’s national flag symbolizing the essence of the Khmers.

Selantra Restaurant will be your host for the evening as you test your palate on a variety of Khmer cuisines. Spend the rest of the night at Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap (B)

Begin your day touring the Roluos group temples. Roluos is believed to be erected some time during the 8th and 9th centuries by Angkor kings. It is consist of three core temples: Preah Ko, Lolei, and Bakong. It is surrounded by typical Cambodian scenery of rice paddies and sugar palm trees. To make your tour even more exciting, you will get a chance to ride a cow-drawn cart as you travel your way to Roluos Pagoda. A private blessing ceremony for your health, well-being, and safe travel will be held by Buddhist monks for you at the Roluos Pagoda.

Take your lunch at your hotel (own expenses) and in the afternoon, ride a local tuk-tuk to Angkor Thom, the last known capital of the Great Cambodian Empire under the rule of Jayavarman VII. This ancient city is enveloped by eight-meter high walls and is situated in a perfect-square compound.

You will continue your journey towards the heart of the city, Bayon Temple, where you will be amazed by the grandeur of the structures. This temple is popular for its 54 towers, each one depicting mysterious face and is believed to be a symbol of each province of the Empire. Find your way to the Terrace of the Leper King and Terrace of the Elephants whose elaborate bas-relief are simply attention-grabbing.

Visit the Ta Prohm temple later in the afternoon. This ancient structure was erected in from the 12th to the 13th century. After it was abandoned, it was covered by vines and jungles and most sections of the temple crumbled to the ground. Part of its appeal today is the fact that most of it is still covered with dense vegetation, pretty similar to when it was first rediscovered. After which, head to Banteay Kdei, a 12th century Buddhist monastery, and the “Pool of Ablutions”, Srah Srang.

Spend the night and have dinner on your own before you settle down at your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap (B,L)

Start your tour early in the morning with a visit to Sam Veasna Center. This establishment is in the forefront of wildlife conservation in the country. Together with Wild Life Conservation Society and the help of the local community, it has spearheaded the development of bird-watching sites. It promotes eco-tourism where visitors can view the wildlife with the least possible disruption of their natural habitat.

Travel with your trained bird-watching guide for about two-and-half hours to the protected wetlands of Ang Trapaeng Thmor. The former Khmer Rouge regime developed this area for irrigation. Today, it is surrounded by rice farms and supports a variety of water fowls. During dry season, the place is inhabited by over 300 Sarus cranes. February to May are the best months to observe these birds. There are an estimated 200 other bird species that live and breed in this ecosystem all year round. 18 of these bird species are not categorized as globally – or near – globally threatened. This is also one of the very few spots where you can see the endangered Eld’s Deer. Take pleasure in you picnic lunch with the grasslands serving as your backdrop. Travel back in the late afternoon to Siem Reap and spend the rest of the time at your leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4: Siem Reap (B,L)

Right after your morning meal, you will travel to the “Citadel of the Women” temple of Banteay Srei, the structures of which are most appreciated as the sun rises over the horizon. Best considered as the treasure of the Angkor region, Banteay Srei is this most preserved Khmer architecture where you will find astounding bas-reliefs and details of classical Cambodian art. The structure itself is really unique as it is the only temple in the Angkor area made of pink sandstone.

Continue your journey northwards to one of the Hindu pilgrimage sites in the country, Kbal Spean. Take a three-kilometer walk up a hill, passing through dense vegetation, and be rewarded with a magnificent view of the rolling plains below and the Kulen Hills. Be amazed at the amazing stone carvings of Hindu deities in the “River of 1,000 Lingas”. You will also find some animal and symbolic carvings in the river bed. If your tour happens during the rainy season, you can enjoy an invigorating swim in the waterfalls. A packed lunch waits for you at the picnic site upon your descent.

After you had your fill, take a detour to the Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity, the country’s first nature conservation hub. The center aims to rescue, rehabilitate, breed, and reintroduce threatened animals back to the wildlife. It also provides local villagers with training on environment, conservation, and sustainable use of resources found naturally in the area. You will get the chance to see some endangered animal species and reptiles in the sanctuary. You will also get the chance to see the center’s beekeeping project.

On your trip back, take time to visit the Landmine Museum founded by Mr. Aki Ra who was a former child soldier of the Khmer Rouge. Today, he works as a de-miner and an avid advocate of the effects of land mine to people. The center houses landmine-amputated children from the streets of Phnom Penh and underprivileged rural villages.

Before the sun drops over the horizon, you will have a chance to take a glimpse of Pre Rup, a pyramid-shaped temple standing in the middle of rice fields.

Return back to Siem Reap and enjoy the night at your leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap (B,L)

This will be a remarkable part of your journey as you will take a three-hour boat trip from Siem Reap to Prek Toal. You will cruise the gentle Tonle Sap Lake up to the mouth of the river Stung Sanke.

Tonle Sap Lake is considered the largest of its kind in Asia. During the rainy season, it swells to more than four times its size. Although it causes flooding, the rising of the water also enrich the soil of the farmlands and the forest. You will see a diverse ecosystem in the waters and the forests. People living in this area have adapted so well that they either reside in stilted or floating houses. The lake also supplies nearly half of the fish in Cambodian markets.

Prek Toal supports an array of animal species in its 31,282 hectares land area. The bird species thriving in this territory include grey-headed fish eagle, spot-billed pelican, milky and painted storks, black greater and lesser adjuncts, and black-headed ibis. You can also visit Prek Toal Environmental Research Station and tour with your guide through the sanctuary on a boat. Your lunch will be served on the boat. Return to Siem Reap by late afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at your own convenience.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 6: Departure (B)

Spend the remaining time at your pleasure and be ready to be transported to the airport in time for your departure flight.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.10.2015 – 15.04.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 863 1.403 100
Hotel Category Superior 1.027 1.700 232
Hotel Category First Class 1.259 2.195 496
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas and New Year. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Rates: 16.04.2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 846 1.370 83
Hotel Category Superior 995 1.634 198
Hotel Category First Class 1.159 1.997 396
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas and New Year. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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Services included in our rates:
accommodation incl. breakfast (B)
other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Siem Reap: Claremont Angkor Boutique Hotel *** (Superior)
Hotel Category Superior:
Siem Reap: Pavillon D’Orient Boutique Hotel ***(*) (Deluxe)
Hotel Category First Class:
Siem Reap: Angkor Village Hotel **** (Garden View)

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