8. Siem Reap: 3-Day Guided Cycle Tour With Angkor Wat and Lunch
Day 1: Angkor Wat Bike Tour
We will pick you up in the morning at 8:00 am and take you to the Siem Reaper shop, where you will meet your guide and bike, then go over the details of your day's itinerary.
Start your morning ride to Angkor Archaeology Park and enjoy a day of exploring the spectacular temples! Enter the Angkor Thom city through the ancient gate, which is carved with elephants and four giant faces. Then head to Bayon Temple, which is located in the center of the city. Admire its enigmatic faces that represent the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. Afterward, explore the Terrace of the Elephants and Baphuon Temple, which offer a window into Khmer culture through their sculptures and architecture.
Continue our ride through the forest trails and see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple, which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film.
You'll also stop for a lunch break by the tropical garden with a view over the pond. It's a perfect place to take in your surroundings and relax.
Following the lunch break and a rest period, we then set out to visit the iconic Angkor Wat temple. With its rich history and symbolism, it's also the largest religious monument in the world and the finest example of Khmer architecture. A late afternoon visit to the magnificent ancient temple of Angkor Wat will give you a chance to appreciate the vastness and beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site without the crowds. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 4:00 pm.
Following lunch and a rest break, then set out to see the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm. Explore this temple which is overgrown with jungle trees and was once featured in the Tomb Raider film. You can expect to return to Siem Reap town around 3:00 pm.
Day 2: Biking to Phnom Kulen and Trekking
Today, we depart from the hotel in the morning on the adventure ride through the scenic land all the way to Kulen Mountain. Along the way, you will cycle past the local markets, schools, Buddhist temples, and the stylish Khmer wooden houses where you’ll gain more information about local ways of life in Siem Reap. Continue the ride to the Palm Sugar Village where they make palm sugar out of the fruits of the palm trees, where you can try a few tasty local snacks.
Afterward, we’ll National Park and trek uphill into the jungle trail for 7 km to the waterfall and the River of Thousand Lingas. You can see the carvings on the river bed. In order to reach the waterfall, it will involve a short trek, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes! And of course, don’t forget your swimwear!
Day 3: Biking to Rulous Temple Group
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.