Upon Arrive at Phnom Penh International airport you will be welcomed by our tour guide and then transfered to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Nov 29 [(B)reakfast, (L)unch, (D)inner Included]
Sleep in or get up early and go for a jog, either way this morning is your free time.
In the afternoon you will be picked up for lunch. After lunch you'll enjoy a half day tour that includes a visit to the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. More than 17.000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeung Ek to be executed. Detainees who died during torture were buried in mass graves in the prison ground. The museum displays include room after room of these photographs of men, women and children covering the walls from floor to ceiling; virtually all the people pictured were later killed.
Afterwards you'll continue on to the Killing Fields of Cheung Ek, situated 15 kilometers south-west of Phnom Penh and made famous by the film of the same name. It was a place where more than 17,000 civilians were killed and buried in mass graves; many of them transported here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng. This place is a chilling reminder of the brutalities of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. In the center of the area is a 17 story glass stupa which houses 8000 skulls exhumed from mass graves. After you will continue on to Wat Phnom, a small hill crowned by an active wat (pagoda) which marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Nov 30 (B, L, D included)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a private transfer overland from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap province. Your first stop will be at the Skun Market known for big spiders. Afterwards, you'll visit the Angkorian temple of Wat Norkor Bachey (12th century) and discover the temples of Phnom Bros and Phnom Srey, located at Kro La Commune in the Kampong Siem District which is seven kilometers from the provincial town of Kampong Cham.
The pagoda of Phnom Pros is officially named "What Sovan Kiri Rotanak Phnom Pros". One KM to the North there is another mountain which has a pointed peak called "Phnom Srey". North of the Phnom Srey, there are ranks of mountains such as mountains of Dang Rek, Ba Ley and Chhuk. In addition, at the top of Pros Mountain we can view the stunning scenery of Kampong Cham province.
From 1975-1979, the mountain of Pros was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention place for torturing Cambodian people living in Kampong Cham province. The mountain of Srey has pointed peak and can be climbed up by 308 Stair steps. We'll then continue on the road to Kompong Thom by crossing Skun "Spider Village". The town is well-known for selling deep-fried spiders to travelers who stop by on their way. Do you have what it takes to try one?
Lunch will be served in Kompong Thom, afterwards you'll continue on to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Dec 1 (B, L, D included)
After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide and driver will pick you up to check out the course. You'll be able to choose between 9AM and 10:30AM. (Angkor Wat temple, Basie Chamrong,South gate of Angkor Thom,Bayon,Takeo, Srah Srang,Ta Prohm,Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan and many ancient temple).
After lunch at local restaurant, you will visit the Old Market where you can see the fresh local produce being sold as well as browse the souvenir stalls .
Transfer back to hotel for the Angkor Wat Int'l Half Marathon Eve Party which will start at 6:00PM and will go until 8:30PM at the Ancient Bayon Temple (13th century). You will be treated to a traditional Khmer Dance show. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Dec 2 (B, L, D included) Race Day
You will receive a breakfast box to go as you'll have an early morning departure from the hotel in order to arrive at the Start Line 30 minutes prior to the official start.
After the race you will be picked up in front of the Angkor Wat temple.
Race Start Times:
Half Marathon(21km) 06:00AM
10km Road Race 06:20AM
03Km Family Fun Run 06:40AM
After the race you will be treated to a relaxing 60 minute Khmer traditional massage. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Dec 3 (B, L, D included) This morning you will have free time to recover from the race.
In the afternoon you will be picked up for lunch. After lunch you will enjoy a tour Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples.
Visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, then move on to an extensive tour of the magnificent World Heritage site of Angkor Wat & Visit Rolous Group of Temples, namely Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lo Lei. Afterwards you'll be driven to Prolung Khmer, a Pottery and weaving center. Then you will take a boat trip & enjoy the wonderful views of Tonle Sap the largest Lake in Asia. Visit the local fishing communities and experience the floating village. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Dec 4 (B, L, D included)
Today is a full day tour where you will visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) and the Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphun temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King and Thommanon, a small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat.
The Angkor Wat style is most easily seen in the style of the towers and carved devatas. Chau Say Tevoda is a small temple of similar design and floor plan to that of Thommanon which was restored back in the 1960's. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Dec 5 (B, L, D included)
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Phnom Penh via private vehicle. The rest of the day is yours to explore Phnom Penh or buy some last minute souvenirs. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Dec 6 (Breakfast included)
Today you are free until tour guide and driver will transfer you back to the Phnom Penh International airport.