Angkor Wat by Foot

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Angkor Wat by Foot
Duration:
4
Days
Priced from:
699.00
USD

Angkor Wat by Foot

Trip Overview

Extend your Thailand or Vietnam adventure with a 4-day Angkor Wat guided tour in Cambodia. We explore the highlights, as well as the quiet and undiscovered back roads through local indigenous villages. We finish with a visit to Southeast Asia's largest lake to observe its floating communities by boat. These guided adventure tours in Cambodia showcase the spirit of Southeast Asia.

WOW FACTORS

  • Explore on foot the legendary ruins of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and nearby temples
  • Tour the floating village of Chong Khneas by traditional wooden boat to learn about village life in Cambodia
  • Sample local specialties at the markets in Siem Reap before admiring the sunset over the Angkor monuments

Activities

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Day 1

Siem Reap
Arrival

Upon arrival into Siem Reap, A BikeHike Adventures representative will transfer you to a comfortable hotel in the city. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Siem Reap town, nestled between beautifully, terraced rice paddies and the Siem Reap River. In the evening be sure to catch the sunset from Phnom Bakheng, for a spectacular view of the impressive Angkor ruins.

Meals: none
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Angkor Temples - Siem Reap
Walking
We'll start with a typical Cambodia breakfast and then set off on a short drive from Siem Reap to the ruins of Angkor, one of the ancient wonders of the archaeological world. The grandeur of this bygone civilization is truly astounding. We start walking from the South Gate of Angkor Thom, unique for the 54 towers decorated with over 200 colossal human faces carved in stone. We'll visit the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in the same hotel in Siem Reap. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Angkor Temples - Siem Reap
Walking
Today we continue our walking exploring the wondrous Angkor Complex with the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers that embrace themselves in the stone foundations of this structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We visit this masterpiece and some of the other nearby temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Upon leaving this area we see other various famous temples of the grand circuit. We round off our exciting day with a walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill to admire the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments. Overnight in the same hotel in Siem Reap. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Chong Khneas
Markets & Boats
In the morning, we'll depart Siem Reap and head for the floating village of Chong Khneas. There are over 1000 houseboats that comprise this village, as well as the floating church, police station, etc. To tour the village, we'll board a traditional wooden boat and cruise on the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest in Asia. We'll also stop at a local artisan market for some last minute souvenir shopping. In the afternoon we'll transfer back to Siem Reap to connect with flights onwards. 

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

TRIP INCLUSIONS:
All accommodation, meals as indicated (B=breakfast), internal transportation including airport transfers, entrance fees and English-speaking guides.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International airfare, airport taxes, visa fees, gratuities, meals not indicated and items of a personal nature.

MEALS:
3 Breakfasts

ACCOMMODATION:
Hotel: 3 Nights

Trip Facts

Weather in Cambodia

The climate is divided into two seasons, wet and dry. The ideal months to visit Cambodia are December and January, when the temperatures are cooler, humidity is bearable and the chance of rain is unlikely. From early February temperatures start to rise, and by April temperatures can exceed 40°C (104°F). In May, the wet season and humidity begins. The wet season (May-Oct) is still a good time to visit Angkor, as the moats are full and the foliage lush.

December to February: Dry, comparatively cool. January is the "coolest" month and humid.

March and April: Dry. Temperatures become progressively hotter. April is the hottest month of the year with average afternoon temperatures of 35°C (94°F). High humidity.

May to November: Rainy season. September and October are the wettest. Cloudy and high humidity.

Travel Documents

Citizens from Canada and the US require a valid passport and a visa. Citizens of other nations should check with their nearest Cambodian Embassy for entry requirements. You must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip in order to enter Cambodia. A visa is required for Canadian and US citizens and can be purchased upon arrival at the Siem Reap airport for $20 USD. For this visa, please make sure you have a recent passport picture of yourself. This visa can also be purchased before you leave home.

Water

Water is generally untreated and not safe to drink. Bottled water, fruit drinks, soft drinks, coffee and tea are all widely available and are safe to drink.

FAQ

How big are BikeHike's groups?

Our adventures are built for small groups, with a maximum of 12 travellers on each guided tour. Each group is diverse, comprised of men and women of many different nationalities and ages. By travelling in small groups we leave minimal ecological impact, cause less disruption to the native life and are able to gain a better appreciation for our surroundings. Small numbers also allow greater flexibility and spontaneity: a dinner in a local home, an impromptu village wedding invite and any such experiences that can become among the most memorable experiences of your BikeHike adventure.

How fit do I need to be to join this trip?

We understand that people come in many fitness levels, so we've graded our trips accordingly. There are four difficulty levels on our trips: Easy, Moderate, Challenging, and Strenuous. 

This is an “easy” trip. These trips include light levels of physical activity throughout the day, with many breaks along the way. The activities usually last 2-3 hours. 

 

Has this trip been run before?

BikeHike Adventures has been operating since 1994. 

The logistics of organizing tours to remote corners of the world can be very complex. Our trip development department spends long hours researching destinations, routes, ground operations and equipment. All itineraries are screened without clients before they are added to our growing repertoire of adventures. Nothing is untested. 

Can you tell me about your typical BikeHike travellers on this trip?

Our travellers on this trip share a common love for culture and adventure. Most are looking for an adventure in an unfamiliar destination. A typical trip is comprised of men and women of varied ages. Most of our clients on this trip are typically from 40-60, although we occasionally get younger and older travellers as well.

Which airport do we fly in and out of for this trip?

Siem Reap, Cambodia. On Day 1 of the trip you can arrive anytime. On day 4 of the trip, please make sure to book a flight that departs 5:00pm or later.

Can I take this trip if...

I am a solo traveller? How does solo accommodation and costing work?

Many of our travellers (both men and women) join as singles. On average, BikeHike groups are 75% single travellers and 25% couples. Unlike many adventure travel companies, we don't charge single supplement fees to solo travellers. Instead, we pair you with another traveller of the same gender. If we can't find you a roommate, you get your own room at no additional charge. A single private room supplement fee is only required if you specifically request a confirmed private room for the duration of the trip. Learn more about solo travel with BikeHike

I have special dietary requirements?

We will do our best to accommodate special dietary requests (e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, etc.), but ask that you please discuss your request with us when signing up for a trip.

I am travelling with children? Is this trip children friendly?

While most of our trips are created with adults in mind, many of our itineraries are suitable for strong and active teenagers. This trip is generally good for older children or teenagers. However, we do offer many Family Focused trips, some of which are able to accommodate children as young as six.

Accommodation

Most of our trips include comfortable mid-range accommodations. This includes accommodation that provides a clean and comfortable experience in characterful surroundings that reflect the destination. To build stronger connections with the communities and support the local economies, we avoid using large international chain brands on BikeHike trips. 

This trip includes the following types of accommodation:

HOTELS 

In an effort to keep money in the communities we visit around the world, BikeHike prefers small hotels, bungalows, and haciendas that showcase the character and local flair of each destination.

Click HERE for more information about accommodation styles.

Adventure Dates

  • Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2019
  • Nov 17 - Nov 20, 2019
  • Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2019
  • Jan 19 - Jan 22, 2020
  • Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2020
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Price

(Land only, based on twin/shared room)
699.00
USD
per person

*No single supplement fees
** Guaranteed departures on two travellers

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Add-Ons

Day Destination Activity Lodging Meals
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Siem Reap
Arrival
Hotel
2
Angkor Temples - Siem Reap​​​​​​​
Walking
Hotel
b
3
Angkor Temples - Siem Reap​​​​​​​
Walking
Hotel
b
4
Chong Khneas
Markets & Boats
b

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Nancy D
November 28, 2018

I liked the guides' enthusiasm for his country and surroundings. Both were great hosts and accommodated our needs wonderfully. I felt spoiled! Their English is excellent and knowledge of the areas we visited was amazing! I would definitely ask to tour with them again if I was to return.

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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