Day 1: Siem Reap – Koh Ker (B/L/D)
Drive out of Siem Reap through the Angkor Wat Complex and pass the lush countryside passing small villages to Beng Melea Temple, thought to be the prototype for Angkor Wat and on the old Angkorian Highway connecting to the Great Phreah Khan of Kampong Svay.
Continue to Svay Leu and onto Koh Ker through pristine forest and scatted houses to reach the small town of Seyiong. Koh Ker complex is located 7km away from here, a total of 118 temples in total. Pass by the base of Kulen Mountain. Take a tour of Koh Ker before entering and standing in front of Prasat Thom, a massive pyramid. Travel onwards to visit Prasat 5, Prasat Chen (Chinese Temple) Prasat Kamou (Black Temple), Lingapura – the City of the Lingas. During this time the “Elephant temple” and the Oil of the well temple must be covered as priority before the others. Spend the night in a basic style guesthouse with outside toilet and shower
Day 2: Koh Ker – Preah Vihear (B/L/D)
Take a walk through Koh Ker Village before departing for Preah Vihear. Located on a cliff, on mountain, this complex has consecutive temples, built over the ninth to the 12 century, that lead to a final ledge and commands stunning views - a temple for the Gods. Awarded UNESCO heritage site, Preah Vihear continues to draw those interested in seeing one of the jewels of Cambodia. At the base of the mountain there is a small community of families who run the busy market, our resting spot. We stay with a prominent local family in the village. Facilities are basic - shared bathroom, thin mattresses but welcoming.
Day 3: Preah Vihear – Siem Reap (B/L/D)
Sunrise for those that wish at 5.30am! Explore the small market village where many trades and skills are represented - the gold maker, the tailor, the watch maker. Learn about the life of the community here, perched beside this amazing temple in the sky and their commercial activities along the border. Return to Siem Reap in time for sunset stopping along the way in Anlong Veng and passing through the Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Accommodation & meals as mentioned. (Some some hotels provide only CBF).
- All transfers within the journey, including pick up & drop off.
- All entrance fees.
- English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request).
- Visa fees.
- International air ticket & airport taxes.
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance etc.
- Other service not mentioned on this program.