GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE ANGKOR FAMILY DISCOVERY

 

DESTINATION OVERVIEW

Angkor family discovery tour from Orient Skyline Travel offers plenty of opportunities for your family to discover nature and culture with a lot of grist for curious and imaginative young minds. Discover the temple city on a fun bike ride through Angkor and observe floating lifestyle from kayak on Tonle Sap lake!

 

DESTINATIONS INCLUDED

Siem Reap – Angkor temples – Tonle Sap lake

 

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the Angkor temples by bike through archeological site to admire the ancient history of Cambodia
  • Explore the Tonle Sap lake and observe floating life from kayak
  • Be enriched by Cambodian culture

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as listed above on twin share basis or family room with daily breakfast
  • Water and cold tissues
  • Snacks and local fruit
  • Adventure English speaking guide
  • All transfers by private air conditioned vehicle
  • First aid kit carried by guide
  • Entrance fees during guided visits
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • Service charges

THROUGH THE ANGKOR FAMILY DISCOVERY, YOU WILL EXPLORE

Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap (D)

Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and meet up with your guide, take a short transfer to your hotel. Tonight dinner will be served at Champey one of the finest restaurants in the downtown. Comes after the dinner is the evening show from Phare which is performed by the gymnastic student players narrating traditional folklore and the recent history with the Khmer Rouge. A must see show while visiting Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor complex (B, L, D)

Enjoy breakfast and be ready for the adventure winding through jungle, temple and countryside of Seam Reap.

Cycle to visit temple of Ta Prohm, built from the 12th, the temple is unique in a way that as it is left covered by jungle with trees and vines overgrown all over. Perhaps, it is the most mythical and picturesque ones in the Angkor.

From Ta Prohm, cycle to Angkor Thom which was the final capital of the Khmer Empire and enter the city from the East Gate, cycle through an ancient road which is flanked by an array of fifty-four gods and demons on each side, holding the sacred Nagas snake of Hindu’s myth lore.

Cycle through the jungle on the winding paths to Ta Keo, a massive uncompleted pyramid temple but it was left as an uncompleted structure with only a few abandoned bas-relief carvings.

Return to town for lunch at the restaurant called Marum, a social enterprise that provides hospitable tourism skill training for the underprivileged children.

In the afternoon, be welcome by a team from Say the Khmer for an interesting lesson learning Khmer language. Ride on a tuk-tuk to Phsar Leu to try some snack for today, a quite common snack in Cambodia.

Stroll through the colorful market before heading to a lesser-seen temple in Angkor, Phnom Bok. Sit on top of a 200m high hill, the temple a stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Get downhill to take a countryside tour to see local life and activities like harvesting, planting rice crops, depends on whatever available due to the seasons. Transfer to Siem Reap and stop at Night Market where locals wander with their families for leisure.

Enjoy dining experience tonight at Mahob by the night market.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Biking distance : 25 km. Trekking distance : 8 km. Difficulty: Easy

Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor complex (B, L)

After breakfast in the morning, head to Angkor Thom. Visit the last capital city of the Great Khmer. Go further to the city’s center to see Bayon Temple which was built in12th century and considered as a building masterpiece with 54 towers covered with well known enigmatic faces. In the Bayon temple, the Elephants’ Terrace and Leper King are also must-see for their intricate carving art of bas-reliefs.

Next to Bayon is Baphuon where from its top, though some climbing effort is required, an panoramic view over the stunning landscape is awaiting.

Return to the great Angkor Wat which was constructed in 12th century by the reign of King Suryavarman II. After more than 30 years con construction, Angkor Wat was built following the images of the Mount Meru, the home for the gods in Hinduism’s lore. Angkor Wat’s walls are decorated with over 2,000 Apsara dancers. Featuring on Cambodian flag, Angkor represents for Cambodian’s spirit.

Lunch will be enjoyed at Angkor Café, with the view of Angkor. Spend the rest of the day in the hotel or by the pool. Alternatively, embark on one of the following optional tours.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Biking distance : 20 km. Difficulty: Easy

Day 4: Siem Reap – Kampong Khleang – Departure (B, L)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and head to Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in the Southeast Asia.

On the two seat kayaks, discover and enjoy the great natural water scenery and perhaps is one of the most interesting ways to visit to the lakes and discover the water lifestyle there. Along the paddling, stop at Kompong Khleng community, here visit a local family then following by tasty lunch at a house on stilts or floating house on the lake. After lunch, return to Seam Reap and transfer to the airport to take flight to your next destination.

Note: during dry season and early raining season (February – July) the destinations may change to other lake near Phnom Bok.

Kayaking distance : 20 km. Difficulty: Easy

Please note that the biking distance can be changed according to your physical condition and your energy.

You might be interested in our Angkor in depth tour, otherwise look for other interesting options in our Cambodia excursions or Cambodia adventure travel style!

 

Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery
Angkor family discovery