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Bringing you to the heart of Cambodia

 Koh Ker and Beng Melea Temple 4WD Adventure Tour

 

Duration:

2 days , 1 night

Challenge & tour Summary

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 good      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. 

 

 A 7.30am 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 and to buy some local produce. This marks the last location of a large village and a crossroads market. Beyond this is Hidden Cambodia.

In Svay Leu, we visit two locations; the local wat, a Buddhist monastery in Seyiong,  to light josh sticks for good luck and to make  small offering to the monks. We also stop by to say hello to the oldest lady in Seyiong and to bring here a small present of fruit.

Koh Ker complex is located 7 kms away from here, a total of 118 temples in total. We travel to Koh Ker temple and go direct to Koh Ker Village, located in its shadow and with a population of 75 families  to Check in at Hidden Cambodia Lodge house .

We return to the main complex and start our tour of Koh Ker. Guests start their tour of Koh Ker temple complex with the stunning outer palaces before entering and standing in front of Prasat Thom, the main pyramid temple. Guest can no longer climb the pyramid temple unfortunately. We view one or more temples before retiring for a tasty lunch overlooking Koh Ker from the lodge balcony.

After a short rest in hammocks away from the heat of the day, Guests travel to Phum Thmei, a remote village further on in the jungle where HC guests have built a fourth well. We may ask guests to assist with water filer distribution for all already donated items: See Hidden Cambodia Humanitarian projects. A fantastic evening dinner is cooked by Choen, our chef who travels from HC base. Guest overnight in Koh Ker Village, in HC lodge located behind the temple in the ancient  village of Koh Ker or " Borann"

Day 2: Following a hearty breakfast, we explore either small neighboring villages or  remaining temples.  Following lunch, guests travel  to  Beng Melea to view this 11th century.

This is a very beautiful ruined templewith 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, 5.30pm to 6pm,  

 

Food:

Hidden Cambodia Chef travels with the group to barbeque lunch in Koh KerJungle Lodge  and cook lunch and dinner . Large hampers &  a cold box travels with group with supplies for the two full day 

 

Inclusive of:

 

 

Exclusive of:

This 2 day, 4WD adventure trip includes an experienced driver and 4WD air conditioned vehicle,   all transport costs and transfers, ticket entry and tour of Beng Melea and Koh Ker temples, Svay Leu, Koh Ker & Phum Thmei villages, 2 lunches, 1 dinner,  breakfast ,  one nights accommodation, water, snacks, road payments & levies, English speaking HC Guide, local guides where necessary, any local fees such as road charges and toils, local & tourist police. 

Alcoholic beverages, mixed or soft drinks, hotel incidentals such as phone calls or laundry & travel protection insurance.

Costs:

US$ 400 for one person traveling, US$ 225 per person when two persons traveling, US $165 per person when 3 persons traveling, US$ 135 per person when four persons traveling. Groups of between 5 and 8 persons can travel by minibus costing from $110 to $130 per person and between 9 and 14 persons, from $95 to  $105 per person.

We can cater for up to 30 visitors for overnight visits to Koh Ker with alternatives for accommodation: between the lodge, camping and options of home stays in Koh Ker .

    

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