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Escaping the Crowds

Get off the tourist trail and explore hidden gems

from $60

Preah Dak Village | Banteay Samre | Chao Srey Vibol | Beng Melea

Departs 7am - Returns 4.30pm

Reasonable fitness required

You must hold a valid temple pass

Note Temple Dress Code

Escaping the Crowds

Our adventure begins with a journey out to Preah Dak village.  Preah Dak is a small rural village and our trip highlights some of the typical experiences of daily Cambodian life, we learn about rice farming, rattan basket weaving, rice noodle production and more.


The beautifully carved temple of Banteay Samre is our next stop, it stands peacefully alone surrounded by nature and is a great way to experience the temples without masses of tourists.  From here we continue our explorations at one of the quietest temples Chao Srey Vibol.


Chao Srey Vibol  is a beautiful unrestored temple, giving visitors the chance to experience what it must have been like when the temples were rediscovered.  It sits on top of a small hill, with an active Buddhist monastery alongside it.   Your guide will share information on both the temple and the pagoda.  Lunch is enjoyed in the surroundings.


We continue east of  Angkor to Beng Mealea the jungle temple ruin that sits largely untouched.  Explore the incredible ruins overrun with trees and vines.  Beng Melea has often rated as one of visitors favourite temples!

Transport Options

Transport via car or van




  • Please let us know at the time of booking if you require a vegetarian meal

  • Water is provided throughout the tour

  • Lunch at local restaurant 

What to Wear

The sandy soil on the steps of the temples can create quite a slip hazard.  We strongly suggest you wear sturdy footwear.  Many parts of the temple areas are exposed, please wear protective clothing, hat and sunscreen.​

  • Cambodian culture is conservative and revealing clothing is not appropriate for the temples.  Please be respectful of Cambodia's culture and avoid wearing anything too revealing.



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