Day 1: Phnom Kulen Camping Jeep Tour
Phnom Kulen National Park lies approximately 50 kilometers north east of Siem reap and offers a varied range or sights and landscapes. Perfect for a memorable day-trip into rural Cambodia. Considered one of the most scenic and historically significant locations in the are. Phnom Kulen is a sacred mountain of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists, who come to the mountain on pilgrimage. Our jeeps allow you freedom to take a small, less travelled dirt roads. Up the mountain, avoiding the regular tourist traffic and giving you authentic view of the Cambodian countryside.
First you will stop at a small pagoda nestled on a small hill. This secluded spot allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery in peace and tranquility. Following the dirt road into the national park allows us to arrive at the main sites in the afternoon. When many tourists are already on their way back to town. You will visit a beautifully carved reclining Buddha resting above Preah Ang Thom temple, before visiting the 1000 lingas. Here is an array of Hindu lingas are carved into the riverbed. Your visit will conclude with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Cambodia. At the base of the falls is a large pool where we can go for a refreshing swim.
After you have dried off, you will follow some small of-road forest tracks to reach the golden Prasat Kral pagoda. Once here, simply relax and take in the stunning views over Phnom Bok, Phnom Krom, Bakheang and Siem Reap. Watch the sun go down on another amazing Cambodian day. After sunset a drive through the Cambodian night will provide another new, unique experience. Your tents, a roaring open fire and a delicious BBQ diner await you upon arrival. After dinner your guide will tell you stories next to the campfire. A relaxing and fitting end to a memorable day.
Day 2: Phnom Kulen Camping Jeep Tour
An early morning rise for this Phnom Kulen camping jeep tour will show you the campsite location at its best: fresh, rugged and naturally beautiful. The small river running next to our campsite allows you the opportunity to freshen up. But for the more adventurous (and perhaps dirtier!) a short walk takes you to a small waterfall. Offering you the perfect Cambodian morning shower.
After a satisfying breakfast you will jump back into the jeeps. Explore deeper off road taking small tracks deeper into the jungle. When the roads become too narrow for even our trusted jeeps to take, the only option is to hike the last short section. The walk allows you to connect even more closely with your magical surrounding. As you round the final corner a majestic, if a little surreal site awaits you. Deep in the trees lies Srah Damrei large, sandstone sculptures of an elephant. But also a lion and several other smaller statues stand trapped in time in the dense undergrowth. These beautiful sculptures have been dated as far back as the 8th or 9th centuries. After taking in this site, you will continue your way and, stopping for lunch on the way with a local family.
Driving through the back roads and countryside, you will stop at a beautiful mangrove forest. This unique piece of nature is flooded throughout much of the year. The local community have built a 1.4 km bamboo pathway, allowing you to leisurely walk through this special landscape, taking in everything it has to offer. Driving back to Siem Reap you will have a little time to reflect on the last two days. Another wonderful, back to nature experience which Cambodia has just served up for you.
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