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Day Tours- Angkor, lake & beyond
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Bringing you to the heart of
Koh Ker and Beng Melea Temple 4WD Adventure Tour
Challenge & tour
A taste of a
glorious past in these two magnificent Angkorian complexes and
a fantastic opportunity to visit remote villages and stunning
countryside. Travel on unpaved road in excellent condition to tenth century Koh Ker, ancient capital of the Khmer
Empire & Beng Melea. For those of you that are
short on time, this tour offers easy road, comfortable travel, low
exertion and two excellent destinations.
8am, transfer from your hotel to HC base camp and a brief of the
tour. Guests travel through the Angkor Wat complex through
the countryside, small villages, local wats
and to near Beng Melea temple. Guests continue on to Svay Leu, 15kms
away from Beng Melea to visit their small market.
This marks the last location of a large village and a crossroads
market. Beyond this is Hidden Cambodia.
As we travel to Koh Ker
our guide will explain Kulen Mountain as we pass by the base of it,
the complex of Koh Ker and its place in the ancient Cambodia empire,
the number of temples to be found , the related symbolism and its
history to date, including the French explorers, during the Khmer
rouge to it present day protection under Apsara Authority, other
wise know as the “ Key to Angkor”
Vehicle will drop guests at temples and continue to ready the lodge
Guests start their tour of Koh Ker with the palaces before
entering and standing in front of Prasat Thom,
Travel onwards by car the visit Prasat 5 (5Temple), Prasat Chen
(Chinese Temple) Prasat Kamou (Black Temple), Lingapura – the City
of the Lingas, the haunting Elephant temple and host of other
ancient temples before returning to Hidden Cambodia Lodge for a cooked
Following lunch, walk through Koh Ker
and explain the houses, the community structure, the agri
the hunting tradition, the school, the
history of the village and Hidden Cambodia's humanitarian projects
based here for the last five years.
on a " Pure Koh Ker Day" tour " will have time to explore more
temples in the complex and more remote villages in the area. Guide
will explain program that was carried out with Angkor Children’s
Return to visit remaining temples and depart for Beng Meela temple .
Drive through Seyiong to understand how Koh Ker is supplied
via Kulen town and the provincial structure.
Guests travel on to Beng Melea to view this 11th
century, deserted at this stage of the day. This is a very beautiful ruined temple with
overhanging ferns. It
was used as the hunting lodge off Angkor Wat and also as a resting location for Kings traveling for the old
pre-angkorian capital, the Great Preah Khan, over 100km away from Beng
Melea. Guests arrive back in good time, 5.00 - 5.30pm.
Hidden Cambodia Chef
travels with the group to barbeque lunch in Koh Ker Jungle Lodge . Large
hamper & cold box travels with group and lunch in prepare in
Hidden Cambodia Eco lodge, located in Koh Ker Village , beside the
1 day, 4WD adventure trip includes
an experienced driver and 4WD air conditioned vehicle, all
costs and transfers, ticket entry and tour of Beng Melea and Koh Ker
temples, 1 lunch, water, snacks, road payments & levies, English
speaking HC Guide, local guides where necessary, any local fees such
as road charges and toils, local and tourist police.
Alcoholic beverages, mixed or soft drinks, hotel incidentals such as
phone calls or laundry & travel protection insurance.
235 for one person traveling, US$ 140 per person when two persons
traveling, US $115 per person when 3 persons traveling,
US$ 95 per person when four persons traveling.
By minibus between 5 and 8 persons traveling is $80 to $95 &
between 9 and 14 persons is $75.