Preah Vihear, Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Tour 2 Days

Similar to 1-Day Preah Vihear & Koh Ker, the 2-day tour just added Beng Mealea jungle temple that you will need to spend an overnight, and the adventure gives you a bit more time to explore each temples without hassle. The journey starts from your hotel in Siem Reap, drive with a few hours to see museum house of Tamok who was one of well-known Khmer Rouge leaders then continue to visit Preah Vihear temple built atop Dangrek Mountain along with the fascinating 360 degree view. Spend overnight in Preah Vihear town before heading to witness UNESCO world heritage Koh Ker temple in Pyramid Shape and venture Beng Mealea jungle temple with its giant ruins and tranquil surrounding.

  • Tour code: #watercress
  • City/region: Siem Reap → Preah Vihear
  • Tour type: private, historical, adventure
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Hassle: free, flexible
  • Available: daily (best period: November to February)
  • Advance booking: required
  • Tour required: Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Angkor tickets

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap – Tamok House & Preah Vihear Temple

Our escort guide and driver will be greeting you at 7.00am at your hotel’s lobby then drive out of the hassle Siem Reap city to Preah Vihear province bordering Thailand. The journey takes approx. 4 hours, passing countryside dotting with palm trees and rice paddies. We stop to visit Ta Mok’s house which owned by a famous Khmer Rouge leader, named Ta Mok, we witness the remnants used by Pol Pot leader and unlock the tragic history of Cambodia.

Once we arrived, we process to take 4-WD (pickup vehicle) to explore the ancient Preah Vihear temple atop Dangrek mountain which provides the spectacular landscape, learn from your tour guide about temple history as we stroll around to take picturesque photos of the most spectacular setting of the temple and observe the beautiful surroundings with 360° views from the mountain as well as enjoying the tranquil breathtaking before we take 4-WD vehicle back to our car/minivan then heading to Preah Vihear town or a guesthouse near Koh Ker temple for an overnight (own account).
*Recommend hotel near Koh Ker temple: Koh Ker Temples Garden Hotel and Restaurant.

Overnight in Preah Vihear

Day 2: Koh Ker Pyramid & Beng Mealea Jungle Temple

We set off at a convenient time to explore UNESCO world heritage “Koh Ker Temple” – an archaeological site of Pre-Angkorian monument, the very less touristy temple that Koh Ker has attracted more and more tourists to discover its ruins among the wilderness. Koh Ker temple was probably served as state temple of Khmer King Jayavarman IV, vertically arises in Pyramid shape with 7 tiers enhanced by impressive shrines.

Learn from your tour guide about the significant city of Khmer Empire. Resume the journey to venture Beng Mealea jungle temple which was built in 12th century during Angkor Wat time. We then enjoy the guided walking orientation within the wilderness to unlock the hidden temple whose the ruined rocks spread around, enhanced by the vegetation and the tranquility. Walk, crawl, climb and squeeze into/over galleries to see its amazing setting, reveal the history, take some amazing photos and feel the natural surroundings. Finally, we make our way back to your hotel in Siem Reap city and on the way, we observe stone quarry that our tour guide will explain you how people cut sandstone in impressive shapes to build temples and stop to see how traditional bamboo sticky rice is made, and try some bites of its delicious taste.

Tour Prices are quoted in US dollar per person

1 Pax: $336.00
2 Pax: $185.00
3 Pax: $155.00
4 Pax: $120.00
5 Pax: $100.00
6 Pax: $86.00

  • Tour Included

    › Experienced local English-speaking guide
    › Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Siem Reap
    › Traveling in air conditioning car/minivan
    › 4-WD vehicle round trip up/down mountain
    › Donation for Ta Mok house
    › Tour activities and sightseeing per program
    › Mineral bottled water & fresh wet tissues

  • Tour NOT Included

    › Accommodation
    › Travel insurance
    › Angkor ticket $37/pax
    › Preah Vihear ticket $10/pax
    › Koh Ker ticket $15/pax
    › Meals, drinks and services are not mentioned
    › Gratitude/tipping to guide and driver

  • Additional Information

    What prices do Angkor, Preah Vihear and Koh Ker tickets cost?

    The Angkor ticket can be purchased at the toll booth en route to Angkor Archaeological Park. There is always queue, payment is made in cash and they will take photo for you. Once you get the pass, make sure you keep it with you safely (or use name tag) because you have to show your pass to authority guards at the entrance of each temple. Buying Angkor ticket online is also available and convenient, you should prepare a photo ready to upload when you’re processing your ticket on the official website: https://www.angkorenterprise.gov.kh/

    A). 1-day pass is USD 37
    B). 3-day pass is USD 62 (Valid within 10 days)
    C). 7-day pass is USD 72 (Valid within 30 days)

    Koh Ker ticket is $15/pax while Preah Vihear entrance fee is $10/pax and both tickets can be purchased in US dollar cash on spots. Our tour guide will be happy to assist you with these.

    Temple hours: The Angkor Wat complex opens at 5:00am and closes at 6:00pm. Banteay Srei closes at 5:00pm and Kbal Spean closes at 3:00pm, so plan your itinerary carefully.

    Our local experienced English speaking guide

    Our local tour guide is the most important part of the entire trip. He/she is the one who makes your day well worth a visit and will do his/her best to ensure you leaving Cambodia with a great experience and unforgettable. More importantly, we patiently commit and carefully reserve one of our top tour guides that has more than 10 years experienced in taking care of clients to see beautiful Cambodia as well as sharing lovely Cambodia’s culture and history, and he/she has friendly attitude, informative, knowledgeable, and advisable.

    Transportation

    Due to the distance, air conditioning vehicles are the best option, cool and comfortable while Tuk Tuk is not available for this trip.

    *Payment: The booking is not required a deposit in advance. You will be paying in full amount (US dollar cash) on the touring day when our team picks you up at your hotel’s lobby. However, we require you to respectfully take responsibility to inform us at least 48 hours prior to the tour departure if you wish to cancel the booking.

    *Dressing Code

    Strong footwear is strongly recommended for walking and climbing at Beng Mealea, Preah Vihear and Koh Ker temples, and dressing should cover your shoulders and below your knees, should bring along insect repellent, sun cream, hats and make sure your camera is fully charged a day before.

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