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Siem Reap: Phnom Kulen Mountain & Kampong Phluk Lake Cruise

1. Siem Reap: Phnom Kulen Mountain & Kampong Phluk Lake Cruise

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am by Jeep vehicle to Phnom Kulen National Park. This journey takes you through rural Cambodian villages, where you may observe locals going about their everyday lives and admire beautiful landscapes such as rice paddies and traditional dwellings. Stop at the most authentic village"Phum Preah Dak" where you can learn how the local people make palm cake and palm sugar. Afterward, we continue to the hilltop of Phnom Kulen, and our knowledgeable local guide will take you to the most spectacular tourist attractions in the national park, including the largest and most beautiful waterfalls, the reclining Buddha sculpture, and the River of Thousand Linga, which was constructed in 802 AD. After all the crawling, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Cambodian food. and then we'll go directly to the the Kampong Phluk, flooded & fishing village of Tonle Sap lake, located just 21 kilometers from Siem Reap town. Once in the lake port, we'll take a local boat from the ferry to explore the famous floating villages of Kampong Phluk. There, you can see firsthand what everyday life is like for the many families who make their living primarily from fishing. Most families live on the lake shore in brightly colored houses on long poles, so the high water levels are not a problem during the rainy season. Explore the flooded mangrove forest surrounding the area, which is home to a variety of species, including crab-eating macaques and 3,000 inhabitants. We will then take you to visit a Buddhist monastery built on an artificial island and enjoy seeing the sunset from a local boat on Tonle Sap Lake before transfer you back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch

2. Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch

Day 1: Angkor Wat Bike Tour We will pick you up in the morning at 8:00 am and take you to the Siem Reaper shop, where you will meet your guide and bike, then go over the details of your day's itinerary. Start your morning ride to Angkor Archaeology Park and enjoy a day of exploring the spectacular temples! Enter the Angkor Thom city through the ancient gate, which is carved with elephants and four giant faces. Then head to Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city. Admire its enigmatic faces that represent the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. Afterward, explore the Terrace of the Elephants and Baphuon Temple, which offer a window into Khmer culture through their sculptures and architecture. Continue our ride through the forest trails and see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple, which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film. You'll also stop for a lunch break by the tropical garden with a view over the pond. It's a perfect place to take in your surroundings and relax. Following the lunch break and a rest period, we then set out to visit the iconic Angkor Wat temple. With its rich history and symbolism, it's also the largest religious monument in the world and the finest example of Khmer architecture. A late afternoon visit to the magnificent ancient temple of Angkor Wat will give you a chance to appreciate the vastness and beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site without the crowds. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 4:00 pm. Following lunch and a rest break, then set out to see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 3:00 pm. Day 2: Biking to Phnom Kulen and Trekking Today, we depart from the hotel in the morning on the adventure ride through the scenic land all the way to Kulen Mountain. Along the way, you will cycle past the local markets, schools, Buddhist temples, and the stylish Khmer wooden houses where you’ll gain more information about local ways of life in Siem Reap. Continue the ride to the Palm Sugar Village where they make palm sugar out of the fruits of the palm trees, where you can try a few tasty local snacks. Afterward, we’ll National Park and trek uphill into the jungle trail for 7 km to the waterfall and the River of Thousand Lingas. You can see the carvings on the river bed. In order to reach the waterfall, it will involve a short trek, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes! And of course, don’t forget your swimwear! Trademark Day 3: Biking to Rulous Temple Group Spend your last day of the trip cycling along the backroads of Siem Reap to the former Angkor city of Rulous. See the three main temples here, Lolei Temple, Preah Ko Temple, and Bakong Temple. you will enjoy lunch with a large spread of local dishes. Finish your adventure with drop-off back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Kbal Spean

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

I was on a solo trip to Siem Reap and booked this as a way to see everything without having to plan too much on my own. I can’t say enough about my tour guide and driver (Chhorng / Teo)! They were phenomenal and so much fun. Chhorng was very knowledgeable about everything around the temples and “floating” village. The tour itself: if you’re not in to temples and the history, you may want to think about a 2 day tour because there are a LOT. I saw some reviews of the “floating” village not actually being a floating village. This village is on high stilts. If you go during the dry season, it will likely just look like a village on stilts but I was able to go at the end of monsoon season. I loved having everything planned for me. Teo had more than enough waters waiting for me every time I got back to the van.

Very interesting tour, we saw temples around Siam Reap sometimes more interesting than Angkor Wat. Easy transfers, you don't have to think about anything, even water is provided and the places selected for lunch were excellent. We got to know a little bit of Cambodia and local life. Trained guide and courteous driver. Definitely recommended.

Super varied tour, where we especially enjoyed the many different temples. Everyone has something different about them. Our guide Chao was very nice, spoke good English, had in-depth knowledge of the history and also responded flexibly to our requests. All in all a very recommendable tour.

Our guides and driver were both very attentive and engaged. We visited many excellent sites; I don’t think we missed anything. Angkor Wat was the biggest site but only one of several in the area. We enjoyed the boat trip down the river to the “floating villages “ as a change from temples!

Very well organised. Our local guide, Chen, was truely fantastic. We learned all we wanted to know about the temples, but also about the countryside around Siem Reap. Bikes are really the best way to discover this magnificent collection of historic wonders.