Change a Life Group (customized)
- Product code: GHKT
Bike the Angkor Temples Distance Max: 30Km
Start: 0800 Hrs Finish: 1600 Hrs
After breakfast meet at the Grasshopper shop, where we undertake a quick bike safety briefing with your cycling guide. We cycle today along a mix of sealed roads and unsealed dirt tracks. Riding through local villages into Angkor Historical Park. Stopping for temple passes along the way (don't lose them!), we head first explore Angkor Wat, one of the great Wonders of the World. If you can make it up the steep staircase, you will view amazing views across the temple complex. Back on the ground we mount the bikes riding through hidden trails around the temples, on our way to Bayon ‘Temple of the Faces’. Stopping for photos here, you get the chance to ‘kiss the Buddha’s nose’ (a great photo to send to family and friends back home). We cycle out to a local restaurant where we stop for a tasty Khmer lunch, (don't worry there will be some western choices as well). After lunch we bike to the last temple of the day ‘Ta Phrom’. Made famous by Angelina Jolie in the movie Tomb Raider, search for the ‘hidden Buddha’, take a great group photo under Tomb Raider tree, before cycling back through local villages to the Grasshopper shop, where our tour comes to an end around 1600.
Trek Kulen Mountain Distance: 25km
Start: 0700 Finish: 1700
After breakfast we transfer by air conditioned vehicle to Kulen Mountain. On arrival at Kulen you meet up with a local trekking guide. After a short safety briefing, we begin trekking through a mix of tracks and trails, passing villages and cashew plantations. As the trail straightens out, we arrive at an gigantic Elephant Sandstone statue, where you will learn about the caves meditating monks.
We stop for lunch around midday today, before taking a short trek to a hidden waterfall. In the afternoon you are free to relax and swim under the waterfall, before trekking back through the trails to the vehicle, where we transfer back to Siem Reap and to your hotel. We arrive around 1700 - 1800 (dependant on traffic).
Start: 0900 End: 1500
Today your guide will meet you in the reception of your hotel. We transfer out to the Green Gecko Project at 0930. The objective of today, is to learn about the environmental issues that affect Siem Reap, and the amazing work local projects like Green Gecko and Rehash Trash undertake to both educate local communities, and provide training and employment to disadvantaged communities in a sustainable way. You will undergo a ‘walk and talk’ by one a members of the project, learning about their literally life saving work.
We transfer for lunch at a local restaurant nearby, before heading to the Rehash Trash project. Learning about their work and being introduced to the village women this women supports, you will then have opportunity to make something out of Siem Reap’s plastic, and earn merit towards your ‘Environmental Scout Badge’. In the afternoon, we transfer you back to your hotel in the afternoon.