On the Go

5 Days, 6 Nights

Do you like to be active? Do you want to be able to get out and walk or bike ride rather than be driven everywhere? If so get on the go with us. Yes you will see the temples, but then we will arrange for you to take safe trips out to more remote areas, bike ride to a nearby village and climb a hill or two for the sunset views.

Day 1   Siem Reap: Arrival and Sunset at Phnom Bakeng
Arrive at the airport in Siem Reap where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
In the late afternoon head out to Angkor Wat and watch the sunset from Phnom Bakheng.
Meals Included: None

Day 2   Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom with Sunset and Dinner Dance Show
This morning head to Angkor Wat with your guide in an air-conditioned car. Explore this majestic temple throughout the morning while it is still cool and has fewer tourists. Return to your hotel for lunch or have your guide drop you off in town where they can help you find a good lunch spot. Remember to take a look at our Cheat Sheet which lists a number of our favorite restaurant recommendations! In the afternoon head to Angkor Thom, the famous walled city and see the many temples within its borders, including the fascinating Bayon temple with its many magnificent faces smiling out. There are several beautiful spots from which to watch the sunset. Discuss with your guide where you would like to be and then relax and enjoy a memorable end to your day at the temples.
In the evening enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner and dance show put on by Raffles.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 3   Siem Reap: Beng Mealea, Banteay Srei and Other Temples
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before leaving the crowds behind and heading to Beng Mealea, one of Angkor’s more mysterious temples located 40km outside of the main temple complex. At the temple your guide will help you imagine how it once was as you pick your way through the rubble now surrounded by jungle. Continue on to Banteay Srei, an intricately carved temple known as the Lady Temple, and have lunch at a nearby local restaurant. On your way back to town stop to visit Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, two of the prettiest temples in the complex, before returning to your hotel late afternoon.
Meals included: Lunch

Day 4   Siem Reap: Tour to the Lingas and JOWC Hospitality Class
This morning you will be taken by your guide to explore the fascinating Kbal Spean. Once there hike for about two hours to get to the “River of a Thousand Lingas.” In ancient times if water ran over lingas it was said to be holy water. The ancient Khmers therefore made thousands of lingas along this riverbed so the water that flowed to their rice fields was blessed. The lingas and other stone carvings remain today. After exploring the surrounding jungle, enjoy lunch at local restaurant, before returning to your hotel.
One of the newest offerings in JWOC's Free Classes Program, the Hospitality Class endows students with critical language and technical skills needed to secure employment and be successful in the hospitality industry. As an active member of the class, you will have the opportunity to observe, participate and share in the lesson and activities. At the end of class, there will be time for free conversation and/or role play, a fun and rewarding activity that facilities collaboration, learning and friendship. Your ability to speak English and an open mind are the only qualifications you need. By participating in the program, you are playing a vital role in developing our students’ English skills and cross-cultural awareness.
Please note: Guests must be aged 12 years or older to join the hospitality class. If you are bringing children who are under the age of 12 they may join in our activities with the younger students in the library.
Please arrive at 2:45pm before the class starts to meet the teacher and find out what you will be doing.
Meals included: Lunch

Day 5   Siem Reap: Village Tour and The Tonle Sap
Set out on the Journeys Within Village Tour with our guide who will take you to his village, showing you rice paddies and typical homes along the way. Once there take some time to explore this beautiful area, enjoy a fresh coconut drink and meet his family and neighbors. From there head to Pua District and visit the fascinating Artisans de Angkor Silk Farm where many local women are trained in the art of silk weaving.
Please note: Your guide for this tour will be different than your temple guide.
After a rest or swim drive through rural Cambodia to the Tonle Sap Lake where you will take a boat ride to visit the floating village and a Cambodian fish farm. As the day ends choose to climb Phnom Krom and see the ancient ruins high on the hill and watch the sun set over the lake and rice fields below or relax and watch the sun disappear below the horizon from your boat on the lake.
Meals Included: None

Day 6   Siem Reap: Kulen Mountain Forest Discovery Trail
Today you will take a guided hike with Indochine Exploration through the protected Cambodian jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park. Located about an hour and a half north of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is home to a community-protected area of mainly intact evergreen and boulder forest. You will leave early in the morning for this forest that surrounds Preah Ang Thom, the largest community on the mountain. As you drive to the village, your guide will talk to you about how this conservation initiative involves local villagers who maintain the trails. By including them in the tour development, locals are provided with an income and therefore an incentive to help stop deforestation and to help protect the wildlife. After arriving and walking through the village, the trail heads into the forest with the canopy high above providing shade even in Cambodia’s hottest months. Hike along the cleared trails, while you keep your eyes open for the wildlife that inhabits the area – in addition to the flying squirrels and birds, rare Silver Langurs were recently discovered in Kulen. After passing over a boulder passageway and through an active bat cave, you will stop for lunch along the banks of the Kulen River before heading back to Preah Ang Thom to visit Cambodia’s largest reclining Buddha, and if you still have energy, take in the beauty of the Kulen Waterfall.
Meals included: Lunch

Day 7   Siem Reap: Departure
Your driver will meet you at your hotel for your private transfer to the airport, where you will arrive in time for your onward flight.
Meals Included: None


Tour Rate: $795.00 per person based on two people traveling
Single Supplement: $475.00
 
Price includes:

  • Boat tickets as specified above
  • Air-conditioned car/van with driver 
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Tours and admission fees as mentioned above
  • Meals as specified in itinerary, including water

Price excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Airport tax
  • Drinks (except water) and meals not mentioned in itinerary 
  • Tips