1. Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch
Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Siem Reap in the morning by tuk tuk, driving to meet your tour guide. Receive detailed instructions on how to ride your bicycle when you arrive. Begin your bike tour at the illustrious Ta Prohm Temple, with overgrowing jungle trees and vines. It’s known as the Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used as a filming location in the movie. Continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom and enter through the stone gate, carved with elephants. Stop at the Bayon Temple, richly decorated in Buddhist history, and see the historical landmarks of the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant to indulge in traditional, Cambodian delicacies. After lunch, follow your guide, listening to stories as you cycle to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Angkor Wat, the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples. Return to your hotel for the next day’s trip. Day 2: Bike along unpaved roads and through rural villages on the way to Banteay Samre, a 12th Century, Hindu temple. Continue on the wild path, leading along rice fields to the temple of Banteay Srei, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and carved from pink sandstone. Enjoy scenic views cycling through the area of Angkor. Take a break for lunch at the foot of a mountain, before transferring to Kbal Spean archeological site. Trek the jungle trail to reach the cascading waterfall by the River of a Thousand Lingas, named for the religious carvings on the riverbed. Day 3: Spend your last day of the trip cycling along the backroads of Siem Reap to the former Angkor city of Rulous. See the three main temples here, Lolei Temple, Preah Ko Temple, and Bakong Temple. you will enjoy lunch with a large spread of local dishes. Finish your adventure with drop-off back to your hotel.