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5 Days Angkor Cycling tour (FULL PACKAGE) (REF. BT_AW05_5D)

4 - 5 days / Bike Touring / Occasional / Regularly / Top Cycling Tours /

The temples of Angkor have long fascinated visitors and locals alike and are one of the most outstanding World Heritage Sites in Asia. Built mainly in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, it gradually changed from a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire to a Buddhist temple as it can be seen through the many different architectural styles visible. Once home to the largest city in the world, it went into a long period of decline before being partly restored since the 20th century. During this cycling tour, you will have the opportunity to visit Angkor Wat and several other temples such the Bayon, Banteay Srei with its exquisite carvings and to witness an unforgettable sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng. In addition to these marvelous temples, you will also visit the Tonle Sap, South-East Asia’s largest lake with its distinct ethic groups and culture, floating houses and the daily life of the many fishermen who live and work there.

The program includes an “Apsara” Dance Dinner spectacle. Our services include also the transfers from/to airport – Hotel, an escort vehicle for recovering, meals and accommodation.

Our 5-day Angkor cycling tour offers you the perfect opportunity to visit this amazing World Heritage Site and to discover the quiet and easy-going daily life of the people of the province of Siem Reap. In addition to the charm of the town of Siem Reap with its colonial architecture, busy markets and vibrant nightlife, the ancient architectural wonders, the green countryside with rice fields and plantations, the vast expanse of the Tonle Sap Lake and the warm welcome of the locals will leave you with an everlasting memory. 

Highlights

  • Small and big circuits along the Angkor temples
  • Bantey Srei, Rolous, Neak Pean and Bakong temples
  • Rural villages and landscapes
  • The Tonle Sap lake and it’s river



Itinerary

Day 1 : SIEM REAP CITY
Morning : Arrival at Siem Reap
Pick-up at the airport and city transfer.
Afternoon : Town Exploration
First discovery of the city of temples. Visit the market and the pagoda. Apsara Dance Dinner Show. Overnight in the Hotel. (-,-,D)
 
Day 2 : ANGKOR WAT – BAYON – TA PROHM
Morning : First Discovery
Biking to Angkor Wat, starting on small paths to reach the main road for the small circuit. Stop and visit Angkor Wat. We continue in the direction of Bayon.
Afternoon : Small Circuit
Bayon to Phnom Bakheng through the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King, Death Gate and Victory Gate, Ta Prohm and Srang Sra. End of run at Phnom Bakheng for sunset. Transfer to Hotel. 38 km on mostly asphalt road. (B,L,-)
 
Day 3 : BANTEY SREI – NEAK PEAN
Morning : Banteay Srei and Grand Circuit
By bike from the hotel to Banteay Srei. Visit the temple.
Afternoon : Neak Pean – Banteay Kdei – Siem Reap
Travel by bicycle on roads and tarmac or transfer to Preak Khan and then Neak Pean. After visit of Neak Pean, we continue to reach the temple of Banteay Kdei. Back in town for the Grand Tour trails through the countryside. 52 km on mostly asphalt road, partly on natural paths. (B,L,-)
 
Day 4 : ROLOUS – BAKONG
Morning : Siem Reap-Wat-Trak Roluos (Bakong)
Departure by bike on small paths through the countryside and villages to the temple of Wat Trak (Chau Srei Vibol). Visit the temple and the pagoda.
Afternoon : Roluos (Bakong)-Tonle Sap-Siem Reap
Departure for Bakong (Roluos Group). After visiting the temple, the tour continues until the Siem Reap River and Tonle Sap Lake. Back to Siem Reap by bike or by transfer. Hotel in Siem Reap. Arriving in the evening, 1 hour aromatherapy massage at the Frangipani Spa. 63 km on mostly non-paved and parts sandy. (B,L,-)
 
Day 5 : SIEM REAP CITY – DEPARTURE
Morning : Siem Reap
Morning free for the last minute purchases.
Afternoon : Departure
Transfer to the airport in Siem Reap. Return flight to home country. (B,-,-)
Total cycling 162 km







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What’s Included

  • Bicycle ride with adapted mountain-bikes and equipment
  • English-speaking cycling guide
  • Escort support vehicle for security and recovery, if required
  • Food following program
  • Water during riding
  • Apsara Dance Dinner
  • Hotel: Casa Angkor *** or similar
  • What’s Not Included

  • Temple access pass
  • Individual insurance cover
  • Any soft drinks
  • Tips