The extensive establishments of Angkor Wat are certainly part of the world wonders and are perfect for an extension of your Vietnam holiday. The programme consists of less difficult cycle tours; some distances covered by foot and of course mostly of sightseeing of the impressing establishment. Use the opportunity and do not miss out on Angkor Vat.
Day 1 (Sunday) Flight Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap and bicycle tour countryside (cycle tour approx. 35 kms):
You will be met at Siem Reap airport in the morning, and transferred to your hotel. Then enjoy a guided cycle tour through the beautiful countryside of Siem Reap to the floating village of Kompong Phluk, located on the floodplain of Tonle Sap Lake. Explore this ecosystem in canoes, listening to the calls of the macaque monkeys, while observing the flora beneath the lakes surface. Dinner is accompanied by a traditional Aspara dance. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2 (Monday) Siem Reap – Temple Exploration (approx. 35 km cycle, 2 hours by foot):
Today is spent cycling through the Cambodian countryside, visiting a selection of temples along the way. Your first stop is the Ta Prom temple, commonly known as the Jungle Temple, where the mighty tree roots fight to reclaim the ruins. Continue on to the Bayon temple and pass the twin temples, Thommanon and Chau Say Thvoda, with stops at the Victory Gate, Terraces of Elephants and Lapper King. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the famous Angkor Wat temple before cycling on to watch the sunset from Phnom Bakeng. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3 (Tuesday) Angkor Wat by bike (approx. 50 km cycle, 2 hours by foot):
Today we combine biking and hiking to explore Siem Reap and its surroundings. Depart Siem Reap after breakfast and ride 36km to Phnom Kulen. Follow an enjoyable quiet dirt road via Kravan temple, Bantey Kdei, Sras Srang and Phnom Bok. On arrival in Rattanak Tey Pagoda continue on foot to the top of the mountain. After 88 steps reach Pres Ang Chup and stop for a short break. A well-earned rest gives you strength to climb the 100 steps to big Nevena (Pres Ang Thom,) passing over the river of 1000 Linga. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the waterfall before returning to the pagoda where a transfer vehicle returns you to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4 Farewell:
Breakfast and afterwards free time until airport transfer.
The cycle routes require a certain level of fitness which one should have acquired by regular cycling trips. The bike routes have a length of approx. 25 / 16 mi. and lead through hilly or mountainous areas and will be crossed without time constraints. The roads are mainly asphalted, but good accessible natural roads are crossed as well. An air-conditioned support vehicle will always be close to the cyclists.
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