Beng Mealea and Phnom Kulen
Private excursion from Siem Reap with guide, car and driver
Picnic and trek at Phnom Kulen
Bathe in a waterfall
Visit atmospheric Beng Mealea
We take you away from the tourist crowds and deep in the jungle on this Siem Reap excursion to climb through temples untouched by time and venture past riverbeds carved centuries ago. Visit Beng Mealea, a jungle-covered temple, where you will likely have the place to yourself to clamber among trees and temple, and to Phnom Kulen for a light trek and picnic lunch amid waterfalls, rivers and hidden temples.
Fantastic day tour in Cambodia, hidden temples and landscapes
Meet your local guide at your Siem Reap hotel and transfer by private car with driver to the rice fields (in the wet season) and friendly local villages of Phnom Kulen, an impressive sandstone plateau in this otherwise flat area. The mountain is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire and a sacred place for the Khmer who come in droves on the weekends. Upon arrival at the top of Phnom Kulen, picnic lunch will be prepared as you will discover stone carvings in a riverbed and visit several hidden pagodas. One of the main attractions is a waterfall where you can take a refreshing bathe. Enjoy the stunning view of the plains before descending and returning to Siem Reap.
Continue your tour to the romantic ruins of Beng Mealea temple. This wild and remote ruin, an earlier sister temple to Angkor Wat, is being slowly devoured by the jungle, its towers crushed by trees, its elaborate carvings worn away, for centuries a half-forgotten myth. Very much off-the-beaten-track with few visitors, Beng Mealea makes for a rugged adventure as you scramble over tree roots and clamber up fallen masonry, or simply savour its mysterious atmosphere. Return to Siem Reap and your hotel.
- English speaking local guide
- Private car and driver
- Entrance fees and picnic lunch
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, entrance fees not mentioned above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for driver/guide