Beng Mealea Temple-Tonle Sap Kampong Phluk Day Tour (AC Car)

$60.00

Explore the mysterious 11th-century temple complex of Beng Mealea and visit one of the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake on a combined full-day tour from Siem Reap. Interact with the locals and learn about the fishing and farming life in Cambodia.

Highlights:

Discover the early 11th-century Angkor temple of Beng Melea, covered in thick tree roots and vines
Cruise the Tonle Sap Lake by boat to visit the floating village of Chong Phneas
Watch an Apsara dance show during a buffet dinner in Siem Reap
Enjoy the “lost temple” atmosphere of Beng Melea, and see Hindu carvings among the ancient trees

Description

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the mysterious 11th-century temple of Beng Mealea in the sprawling jungle, and visit the floating village of Chong Phneas on Tonle Sap Lake on a combined tour from Siem Reap.

Pick-up from your Siem Reap hotel at 08:00, drive through the Cambodian outback for approximately 36 miles (60 kilometers) to the enigmatic 11th-century Beng Melea Temple, an Angkor-style temple where the vines and roots of ancient trees grow through the broken galleries.

The impressive “lost” temple complex is primarly made from sandstone and contains carvings of Buddhist motifs, along with extensive carvings of scenes from Hindu mythology among the towers, courtyards, and piles of stones lying in heaps among the thick brush.

After lunch, glide along Tonle Sap Lake, cruising to the floating village of Kampong Phluk. This is one of the most atmospheric settlements of the lake, where the abundant fish serve to provide the locals with their source of income. Meet some of the fishermen to learn more about their everyday lives. Then, visit a small fish farm and a crocodile farm.

Drive back to Siem Reap to watch a traditional Apsara dance show, and be dazzled by the costumed dancers presenting a graceful display of Cambodian folk stories as you enjoy a buffet dinner.

Additional information

Service Included:

-Pick-up and drop-off hotel in Siem Reap
-Professional English speaking tour guide
-Drinking water and cool towel during trip
-Transportation during the tour
-All the services mentioned in the itinerary

Service excluded:

-Temple-Pass (Angkor Park)
-Ticket for 1 day Beng Mealea temple
-Lunch at a local restaurant
-Drinks at restaurant
-Buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show
-Your personal expenses
-Tour guide and driver’s tips
-Any service not mentioned in the program

Know Before Go:

• Please note that pick-up and drop off is for hotels in Siem Reap only
• Tour extension for Sunrise and Sunset at the temple can be provided with extra charge upon request
• You will pay the extra charge on arrival
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please note, only trousers or knee-length skirt/dress is permitted
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.