The experience by the excursion from the first capital city of Koulen 802 AD 9th Century C.E to Angkor 12th century C.E and Siem Reap nowadays.
The excursion will be teaching of Khmer history from 802AD to now. The orientation will bring you to see evident was existed over 1000 years old and how well- off in the pass time to compare to nowadays as well as the journey will show how reach of this country of its natural resource.
Day 01: Siem Reap-Arrival
Day 02: Siem Reap- Bengmealea
Day 03: Bengmealea-Koulen Mountain
Day 04: Anlong Thom village-Srash Domrey
Day 05: Srash Domrey-Grand Buddha Reclining
Day 06: Koulen Mountian- Tbeng Isolated Village
Day 07: Tbeng Isolate Village-Angkor Nation Park-Siem Reap
Day 08: Siem Reap-Angkor Explore
Tour Start: Siem Reap
Tour End: Siem Reap
Trekking Level: Hard
Tour Trek Distance: 103km
Trekking Duration: 7Nights/8Days
Trekking highlight: Camping with tents along the river, Homestay with local family, Jungle trail trekking, hidden temple of Koulen, Waterfall, riverbed carving, Grand Buddha reclining, Jungle temple of Koulen Park, Bat cave, The world famous temple of Angkor. UNESCO Heritage site.
Trekking style: Soft Adventure Easy - Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility then is level of Moderate while trekking at Koulen Mountain.
Day 01: SIEM REAP-ARRIVAL
Up on arrival, welcome by our local guide, and transfer to city, and check in to the hotel,
Free and leisure time by the hotel swimming pool and a small city tour around the old quarter area of Old Market. Overnight at Hotel and Welcome dinner
Day 02: SIEM REAP-BENGMEALEA (Trek 5-6 Hours- 16km)
After breakfast from hotel beginning with your local guide, and a short transfer out of town where we start our trek. Heading to southeast across dazzling green rice paddy and farmland, trek through the small remote village along the quite nature way, enjoy the beautiful stunning scenic countryside with the warmly welcome by the hand waves from the local kids who playing ground, continue our trek through the rice field, and green pastures, and then heading turn to the north and face straight to the pagoda for our evening’s accommodation. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 03: BENGMEALEA-PHNOM KOULEN (Trek 7-8Hours/ 19km)
After Breakfast from your homestay, ready for our challenge trek to the top of Koulen Mountain(487m) up hill, Koulen is the name of the sacred mountain and the highest point miles mountain in Siem Reap. Deeply revered the local people make pilgrimages to the pagoda and ruins on the mountain, the mountain forms a high plateau from where there are fabulous views across the forest and fields below. Heading to the west up hill on undulling track through the forest and isolate village, visit Prasat Chreu, the small temple that was lost for many centuries and enjoy the picnic lunch at the village of Anglong Thom. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 04: ANLONG THOM-SRASH DOMREY ( Trek 7-8Hours/ 20km)
After breakfast from our homestay, ready for another challenging of the day, trekking to the archeological site and founding residence of the ancient Khmer. The former largest capital by King Jayavarman II, for his Kingdom. Visit the hidden temple that lost to the forest, who built during the 9th century, Prasat KOK CHEN, SRASH TA EY SEY and PRSAT DAMREY KRAL, and enjoy the jungle picnic lunch nearby the river, and then continue our trek to SRASH DAMREY ( Elephant Pond) where we will camp. Crossing the rice paddy fields, passing through an organic farm of the isolated mountain village and community forest, enjoy the stunning scenic view of the panoramic mountain site view of the forest, the view of Sacred of Koulen Mountain. Jungle night in tents and dinner . Overnight in Tents
Day 05: SRASH DAMREY-PREASH ANGTHOM ( Trek 6-7 Hours/ 16km)
The morning start after breakfast form the jungle tents, ready for our trek to exploring another adventure jungle trails, visit the bat cave where perhaps millions of fruit bats hand from the ceiling above our heads, no need to be afraid though, these little creatures will not hurt us, and then continue our trek to the great waterfall, and through lush green forest take in the atmosphere and allow it to relax and refresh the senses as the music of nature begins to sofly play around us. Later after get a lovely picnic lunch, we continue our trek to Wat Preash Kral and pass through a small jungle village of former Khmer Rough peoples, and then straight to Preah Angthom ( The Grand Buddha reclining) after that heading to the great waterfall of Koulen mountain. That’s time to swim and cool up. Refresh by the holy water from the Riverbed of Thousand Linga carving under the river. That is the sacred and holy play of the god Hindu ( SHIVA) Camping night with tents along the river nearby the waterfall.
Day 06: KOULEN- TBENG ISOLATE HOEMSTAY (Trek 6-7Hours/ 20km)
After breakfast from the river tents we beginning by exploring another archeological wonder of the river bed, of 1000 LINGAS carving under the riverbed of Koulen, that considered sacred bymany Cambodian people who believe that drinking from the holy river will bring good luck and prosperity. From here, we set off along an old trail, now little-used since the recent construction of a road. We may meet a few local people who still use the path for hunting, cutting lianas and to get to work on farms higher in the hills. Our trek continues south-east on a small jungle trail down the mountain. Back on the flat plains, we continue our trek on sandy, sometimes muddy tracks. There is little shade as we pass a few villages, local schools and an abundance of pagodas. We will be hot and tired by the time we reach our evening’s accommodation, Overnight at Homestay.
Day 07: TBENG ISOLATE HOMESTAY-ANGKOR (Trek 4-5Hours/ 12Km)
After breakfast from the local house ready for another adventure trekking to the Angkor complex, passing through the beautiful green forest of Angkor Park and across the local village along the way of the trek, enjoy the life living of the khmer peoples who living so far from the down city, Cow, water buffalo, rice paddy fields, and the local khmer traditional house, visit an original of Preah Dak Village, whish the first and original ancient khmer’ s hours, surrounding by the green of organic farm, lunch somewhere around the village, and then continue to visit few temple along the way of trek, and then heading to our vehicle and drive back to Siem Reap downtown. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08: SIEM REAP-ANGKOR EXPLORE
After breakfast, we transfer to the checkpoint for our ticket to the Angkor Temples. Our driver will drop us at the national park of Angkor, that we will start our trek through to the forest to visit the world famous temple of Angkor Wat, and exploring to another Heritage list site of USNESCO. one of the best preserved temples in the Angkor complex. This enchanting walk will take us along ancient paths that have been abandoned for many centuries, making you feel like a real explorer. From there, we continue along the city wall of Angkor Thom, the main capital city of the Khmer empire, to visit Bayon, Baphoun and Phimean Akas as well as the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King. Of course we will turn to the victory gate and continue our trek through a small forest, to visit the overgrowth jungle temple of Ta Phrom,(known as the TOM RIDER) when the Hollywood film in year 2000. After an magical day exploring the wonders of Angkor complex, we transfer back to Siem Reap for an enjoyable farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel. Tour End
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