Beng Mealea, Koh Ker & Preah Vihear Temple Tour 2 Days

Start the adventure from your hotel in Siem Reap, we journey out to explore the outlying temples included Beng Mealea jungle temple and other two UNESCO World Heritage temples: Koh Ker Pyramid, and the marvelous Preah Vihear built atop Dangrek Mountains which are marked as the border between Cambodia and Thailand. These adventurous trips cater traveling explorers in huge different levels from medium to high, discover less touristy sites along with the stunning lush nature while the tranquil surroundings provide great breathtaking with the fascinating 360° views from the summit of Dangrek mountains.

  • Tour code: #wanderlust
  • City/region: Siem Reap → Preah Vihear → Siem Reap
  • Tour type: private, historical, adventure, nature
  • Duration: 1 night / 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 – Beng Mealea Jungle Temple and Koh Ker Pyramid

Our escort guide and driver will be greeting you at 7.30am at your hotel’s lobby then drive out of the hassle Siem Reap city toward Beng Mealea temple which was built in 12th century during Angkor Wat time, locates about 65km. The journey provides nice views of rice paddies, countryside dotting with palm trees and we stop to observe how traditional bamboo sticky rice is made, and try some bites of its delicious taste. We stroll around Dom Dek market to witness daily life of people selling their vegetables, meat and exchange the trades before heading to have the guided walking orientation within the wilderness to unlock the hidden jungle 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 picturesque photos and feel the natural surroundings.

Afternoon, continue 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 and take some picturesque photos.

We’ll then catch our awaiting car/minivan to Koh Ker Temples Garden Hotel for an overnight.

Overnight in Preah Vihear (near Koh Ker)

Day 2: The Marvelous Preah Vihear Temple and Return Siem Reap

Breakfast is at hotel. Check out and we leave the hotel at your convenient time (8.00 or 8.30am) then we drive passing countryside dotting with palm trees and rice paddies.

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 minivan then we make our way to your hotel in Siem Reap. On the way, 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.

Tour Prices are quoted in US dollar per person

1 Pax: $426.00
2 Pax: $245.00
3 Pax: $215.00
4 Pax: $182.00

  • Tour Included

    › 1 night stay at Koh Ker Temples Garden Hotel
    › Breakfast is provided by hotel
    › 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
    › Preah Vihear and Koh Ker temple entrance fees
    › Donation for Ta Mok house
    › Tour activities and sightseeing per program
    › Mineral bottled water & fresh wet tissues

  • Tour NOT Included

    › Cambodia visa
    › Stamping fee/airport tax
    › International/domestic flights
    › Travel insurance
    › Drinks and personal expenses
    › Angkor ticket $37/pax (Beng Mealea temple)
    › Single supplement
    › Meals and services are not mentioned
    › Gratitude/tipping guide and driver
    › Any optional tours

  • Additional Information

    How much is Angkor ticket, how does one get it and how is it used?

    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)

    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.

    *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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