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Cambodia Bike to Angkor Archaeological Park and Tonle Sap Great Lake
2 Days/1 Nights (Tour Code: C4)

Tour Name: Cambodia Bike to Angkor Archaeological Park and Tonle Sap Great Lake
2Days/1Nights (Tour Code: C4)
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This cycling adventure will start from your hotel where the mountain bikes have been prepared. The cycling guide will brief you on the tour before you begin exploring the temple complex. The very best way to visit the site is by a bike, especially since the roads are in good order and most are shady, insuring a pleasant and comfortable visit.
We ride approximately 75 km mostly on tarmac roads on Day 1 and 2. We travel on a few dirt roads passing through rice fields and villages on our way to the Pre-Angkorian temples in the Rolous Group.

Cycling Routes
Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, Royal Palace, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Prast Surprot, Victory Gate, Tommanon, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Kravan.
Day 1: Small Circuit (25km)
Day 2: Rolous Group & Tonle Sap (50km)
Tour Ends.
Day 1: Small Circuit (25km)
We depart from the hotel on the main road and cycle through the Angkor Pass Check-Point. As we travel you will begin to see the Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei. We stop at the famous Ta Prohm which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Our visit to Ta Prohm will last about 1 hour.  It was built in the 12th century by the famous king Jayavarvan VII who dedicated the temple to his mother. 
While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Prohm in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples.
We continue our journey through the “small circuit” passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching Angkor Thom city. An eight-meter high wall encloses this nine square kilometer city, which is encircled by a moat. Angkor Thom was built by Cambodia's great king, Jayavarman VII.  There you will see the Terrace of the Leper King, Terrace of Elephants, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. We stop at Bayon temple and start out visit of about 1 hour. The famous “Bayon”, is the geographical heart of Angkor Thom, and a remarkable 54 tower temple. Initially the temple appears to be a shapeless mass of grey and brown stone, but it is only as you get closer that you realize every tower has the carved face of Avalokiteshvara on it. After the visit, we cycle to Angkor Wat to finish the small circuit. Stop at South Gate of Angkor Thom for taking photos. As we access a causeway over the moat, you will notice that it is flanked by statues of gods on the left and devils on the right. 

We now visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. It is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Suryavarman II constructed Angkor Wat in the form of massive 'temple mountain' dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.
Cycle back to Siem Reap. Dinner at local restaurant, buffer with Khmer classical Apsara dance.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Rolous Group & Tonle Sap (50km)
Depart from the hotel, crossing the bridge at Old Market to cycle 15km toward Rolous Group. The first 2km, is on a tarmac road. As we pass the rice fields and the village, the Rolous Group comes into view. It was the first capital of Angkor Empire during 800 A.D. We visit the Pre-Angkorian temples including Preak Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei. Afternoon, cycling takes you to Tonle Sap lake. Turn left at the crocodile’s farm crossing the bridge. Then cycle on small road along the river through villages, pagodas and schools.

This road is good for cycling as we avoid the busy traffic. After cycling 8km, cross the bridge to the main road as there is no further access on the small road. Continue cycling toward the hill about 3km (July-December) where the boat stop is located. (Note: January-June, the water is low and the boat will stop further at a higher elevation). Board the boat to visit the floating village, floating school, fishing farm. After a 1 hour boat drive, we return to Siem Reap on the main road. 
Tour Ends.

Total Cost
USD148 Per Person based on 2 people in sharing room
Single Room Supplement USD38
Bike Rental
USD20 (Trek 4300-4500) extra
Total Distance
75 km
Number of cycling days
2 full days
Road Surface
This tour mostly follows asphalt roads, and one dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field. The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy.
Support vehicle
Group Size
Minimum 2. Maximum 15.
Start from 6 day cycling tour, groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups of 4-5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
All meals are included (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)

Tour Price Includes

- Mountain bikes (Trek 4300-4500) 
- Accommodation 3* star in sharing room
- Cycling experienced guide
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
- 2 day Angkor pass

Price Excludes

- International Flights
- Departure Tax $25 (international)
- Visa Fees $20 (issued on arrival)
- Alcoholic, and other beverages  
- Tips for guides. 
- Personal travel insurance
- Services not mentioned in itinerary.

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