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4x4 ADVENTURE TOUR

4x4 ADVENTURE TOUR "PREAH KHAN KOMPONG SVAY"


On the hidden trails to the last great adventure of Cambodia


The large Preah Khan Temple in Komopong Svay Province can only be reached in the so called dry season. Due to the leck of roads, this remote temple complex is maybe the last real adventure in Cambodia. There are still no guesthouses in this area, so we sleep in hammocks under moskito nets with the locals in their stilt houses.


Get the real Cambodia feeling and go to places where you, as the tourist, will be the attraction - for the locals.

Please note that this tour is not an "usual" touristic package programme!

But that's the real great advantage of your trip. As the conditions of the pistes and ways through the tropical dry forest change constantly, we can only give an approximative itinery.

First day:

Start early from Ta Som Guesthouse with our experienced English speaking guide on Road Number 6 to Sambor Prei Kuk. Visist the temple complex, older than Angkor Wat. Hundreds of gopurams are still standing in the tropical forest. From now on, only "off way" in northwestern direction. We have to cross lots of riverbeds (only possible in the dry season when they dried!) and sometimes have to reconstruct our own bridges!
Be sure that lots of locals will appreciate what we're doing!

We should reach Preah Khan Temple in the late afternoon and have time to do a first exploration. The atmosphere in this remote temple is fantastic, when you are the only visitors. On this or the next day we will also see the traces of the Mekong expedition of Louis Delaporte, who looted the temple in the 1870s and brought masterpieces of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay to France, to show them on the world exhibitions and colonial exhibitions in Paris and Marseille. Today, the most beautiful of them are in the Musée Guimet in Paris.




On your second day, you will enjoy the incredible atmosphere during the sunrise in the temple. A unique experience! Discover different parts of the temple complex. Return back to Ta Som Guesthouse in Siem Reap.

For the detailed itinerary, prices and important informatons regarding this special tour: Please contact us.

BIRD SANCTUARY PREK TOAL

Feel like in a Hitchcocks' Movie ...

... in the birdwathers' paradise!


From November to April is the best season to visit Preak Toal!


Your tour to Siem Reap / Angkor would be incomplete without the visit of the greatest fresh water reservoir with the highest biodiversity in the world!


Enjoy a environmental discovery with small boats to thousands of birds in the flooded forests of the Tonle Sap Lake. We visit the Osmose research centre, learn about there important activities to preserve this unique natural heritage. The absolute highlight of this tour is the drive in small two-persons boats. Every guests has his own small boat and is driven by experienced guides who know exactly the best places to see also the endangered species including painted stork, the spot-billed pelican, the grey-headed fish eagle and the black-headed ibis.


You'll also learn about fishing techniques, environmental protection and making handicrafts from water hyacinth. You shouldn't miss this unique experience! Lunch will be served as lunch boxes (from our Ta Som Guesthouse) that you enjoy on a pittoresque place.


Return to Siem Reap by boat in the early evening. If time allows, climb up the Phnom Krom to see the beautiful sunset above the Tonle Sap Lake and the surrounding cultural landscape.


Read one of our guest's comments:


"Starting in the morning after travelled two hours, we reached a tree look out post in the middle of the PREK TOAL!. The birds scenary is fabulous. Thousands of birds of several kinds of spieces are clustered around dozen of nesting trees. With the professional guide, we were able to identify all of them. After that we were able to approach the nesting trees in close distance on small boat. It's really a memorable experience. All the guides and locals we met during this trip are very hospitable and helpful. The professional guide knowing exactly the place to stop to watch various birds, making the whole trip worthwhile." ( Feng Jian Jun, Singapore )


PACKAGE TOURS PRICE


price per person


2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

$ 95.00

$ 76.00

$ 76.00


Price included:

•Transportation by air-conditioned car from Ta Som Guesthouse to Tonle Sap Lake (Chong Kneas "harbour").
•Boat drive from Chong Kneas to Preak Toal (between one and two hours, depending on water level
•Entrance fee for bird sanctuary 
•Excursion in small boats for bird watching
•Lunch box, mineral water and soft drinks
•Boat drive from Preak Toal to Chong Kneas
•Transportation by air-conditioned car back to Ta Som Guesthouse

Price information

•Price is in US-Dollar per person
•Price excludes personal expenses and others not stated above


COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

Your stay in Siem Reap / Angkor would be incomplete without visiting the beautiful countryside, where life doesn't seem to have much changed since Angkorian times. We know exactly the best places to show you village life, where all Western influences and acculturation have not (yet) arrived.

 

Western baray with boat drive - ox cart drive - rice fields - sugar palms - water buffaloes - picnic lunch - visit of school at countryside.

 

For detailed itinerary and further informations for this special offer "Countryside tour",

please click on the file below:


UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

The magnificent mountain temple of Preah Vihear is Cambodia's second UNESCO-World Heritage Site, inscribed just recently, in 2008.The way to Preah Vihear goes to some deep forests to the Damrek Mountains.The location of the temple in 600 m above sea level, overlooking the Cambodian plain is unique. You will be seduced by these great views and by the amazing bas reliefs on temple gopurams. Some of the reliefs belong to the most beautiful artifacts of khmer art.


One day tour


Starting early in the morning with 4x4 landrover from your Ta Som Guest House and heading north, you pass through authentic rural landscapes of Preah Vihear Province, where the main income of the locals consists of shifting cultivation. The arrival on the foot of the mountain temple is impressive, the temple overlooks the Cambodian plain. Visit of the different gopurams and carvings depicting scenes like the famous curling of the milk sea. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the temple over the Cambodian landscape. Have picnic lunch (lunch boxes) on a picturesque place in the temple area. Return back to Siem Reap to your Ta Som Guesthouse, where you arrive in the late evening.


PACKAGE TOURS PRICE


price per person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

$116.00

$82.00

$66.00


The prices includes:

•    Transportation in "pajero" (4x4 landrover) from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear mountain temple and back to Siem Reap.
•    Entrance fee.
•    Lunchbox.
•    Mineral water and soft drinks.
•    Ta Som Tour Services information map and documentation for individual visit of Preah Vihear.

Price information

The price is in US-Dollar per person.
The price excludes personal expenses and others not stated above.

CLASSIC CAMBODIA special offer

SPECIAL PROMOTION


All highlights of Cambodia in one tour: 6 days, 5 nights from incredible US-Dollar 170 per person


Angkor Temples, Tonle Sap Lake, overland tour to Phnom Penh, discovery of the capital with many included special extras.


6 days, 5 nights from US-Dollar 170    per person - based on six persons!


For detailed itinerary and further information about this SPECIAL PROMOTION OFFER.



HOT DEALS & SUPER SAVER



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•    Get 10% discount on Food and Beverage!

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•    Stay 7 nights in Ta Som Guesthouse,
     pay only 6!

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•    Stay 6 nights in Ta Som Guesthouse,
     pay only 5!

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•    Stay 5 nights in Ta Som Guesthouse,
     pay only 4!

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•    Stay 4 nights up, get one dinner complimentary!

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•    Get a free transfer by Remorque (Motorbiketaxi) from Ta Som Guesthouse
        to the Old Market and elsewhere inside Siem Reap.

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ALL SPECIAL PROMOTION OFFERS ARE VALID FROM MAY 2015 UNTIL END OCTOBER 2015!!!!

Rooms of Ta Som Guesthouse fill up quickly during public holidays and special events, so please book in advance to secure your reservation.

KOH KER & BENG MEALEA

Precious temple areas far away from the tourist flows. You want to feel like the first explorers who “rediscovered” Angkor in the 1870s?  Koh Ker and Beng Mealea have just recently been opened for tourists and are overgrown in wide areas by tropical vegetation.  A new road makes it possible to offer this trip as a one-day-tour from Siem Reap.



Itinerary:


In the early morning, start from Ta Som Guest House & Tours Services. with your experienced English speaking guide and air conditioned car on Road Number 6 to Damdaek village with its nice market area.  On your way to Koh Ker, see picturesque Khmer villages with traditional stilt houses.  After 1 ½ hours, arrive in Koh Ker.


Visit at first the 35 metres high temple mountain, called Prasat Thom. Breathtaking views from the summit.  Drive around by your car to remote temple areas with gopurams and nice carvings and lintels. See the holy lingams in the cellas. Visit the stone carries, where the sandstone, used for building most Angkor temples, was broken. You will have picnic lunch on a lovely place on the baray (water basin)in Beng Mealea.


Feel like the first explorers when you search your way over broken ruins and temple walls. The large temple area is still overgrown by the tropical dry forest. Beng Mealea temple is on the old Angkorian roads leading from Angkor to the Great temple of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay. You will see some of the old stone bridges.  In the late afternoon, you drive back to Siem Reap.


ROLUOS Where Angkor was born

It all began in Roluos ... The first temple mountain, the Bakong, was built in Roluos and was at this time the highest building on the indochinese peninsula. Discover this temple area with Lolei, Preah Koh and Roluos temple. Our special: Go to Prasat Prei Monti, where you get the real Angkor feeling, far away from the tourist flows.

SUNRISE IN ANGKOR WAT

Sunrise Angkor Wat tour cost US Dollars 15 per person. Destination: Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom (South Gate Angkor Thom - Bayon - Elephants terrace) - Ta Phrom Temple. Duration: Half day (5:00am - 1:00pm) Price included: . Pick up/ drop off Guesthouse . Transport by air-condition car/ mini bus . English speaking license local tour guide . Water

TEMPLE TOWERS IN THE FOREST

Temple Towers in the Forest

Off the beaten tracks to Sambor Prei Kuk


The temple area of Sambor Prei Kuk is called the "Bagaan" of Cambodia. Over 200 temples and gopurams show precious carvings and lintels. The area of nearly 1000 acres is in large parts still overgrown by the tropical dry forest and not yet overcrowded by tourists. Enjoy this quiet place whose temples are older than Angkor Wat! Visit Prasat Sambor, Prasat Yeah Puon and Prasat Thor.



Visit also small offroad temples overgrown by jungle.


TA SOM TOUR SERVICES offers this trip as a one-day-tour starting in Siem Reap and going back to Ta Som Guesthouse. As Sambor Prei Kuk is located nearly on half way between Siem Reap and the capital Phnom Penh, we also offer this trip as a combination tour with Phnom Penh.




WILD WEST ON BAMBOO TRAIN

Discover Cambodia's authentic "wild west"!


Far away from the tourist crowds in Angkor, the Battambang region has charming places which still preserve their traditional cultural landscape.