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Trek Angkor Wat

Join us on this incredible 109km trek through rice-paddies, forests and villages that have been unchanged for centuries.  The challenge will finish at Angkor Wat, one of the most impressive locations in South East Asia.

Lying in the heart of old Indochina, the small country of Cambodia is home to dazzling green rice-paddies and jungle dotted with temples and ruins, villages of thatched, stilted houses and small towns where Buddhist temples nestle amongst graceful French colonial buildings.

Our exciting trek takes us off the beaten track to sacred Phnom Kulen, the highest point for miles at 487m. This region is rich in history, culture and beautiful landscapes.

Angkor Wat TrekWe will stay in village homestays, allowing a unique insight into the local way of life. There may also be the chance to spend a night in a wat (temple) allowing an authentic glimpse into the life of the resident Buddhist monks.

This is a hot, dusty challenge but our finish point at Angkor Wat, one of the most renowned and impressive sights in South-East Asia, will reward all of your efforts.

Our treks are graded from 1 (Moderate) to 5 (Extreme). This trek is Grade 1. The terrain varies from narrow dusty or sandy trails to wide gravel tracks and small roads. Some days will be tougher than others but the trek is predominantly flat with long distances in hot, dusty conditions.

We trek through farmland, rice paddies which can be very wet. We also walk through remote, dense forests with very few good roads, though we are never far from small villages and local rural life. Vehicles support the group through the trek, and carry all luggage, food, water and camping equipment; at times our daily supplies are carried by cow-carts.

This trek is designed to be challenging for those of good health and fitness, and is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance.

It can be very hot and humid, and the sun is very strong; there can be some downpours though these are usually short-lived. Average temperatures in Siem Reap are 22-32°C at the times we travel.

Angkor Wat Trek templesThe tour cost includes all flights and transport; accommodation; all meals except three as specified in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to the main temples visited as part of the itinerary.

Experienced leaders and doctor (depending on final group size) are also included, along with a local support crew of guides, cooks, vehicles/carts and drivers.

Tour costs do not include personal travel insurance, airline fuel supplement if charged by the airline (capped by Discover Adventure), meals as specified, tip for local crew, or international departure tax (if applicable). It also does not include entrance fees to any optional sites of interest, including the minor temples we pass during the trek.

All food is included when trekking; meals are generally local in style. Breakfasts are good and there is always a very generous lunch and dinner. Three meals as specified are not included. Please let us know any dietary requirements well in advance.

A ten-year passport is essential, valid for at least 6 months after entry to Cambodia. Visas are required for British passport-holders and can be obtained in advance or on arrival. You must have had a Tetanus injection in the past ten years, and we highly recommend protection against Polio, Hepatitis A and Typhoid. We also recommend malaria prophylaxis.

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