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Day Trip to Phnom Kulen Mountain from Siem Reap

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Trace the history of the mighty Khmer Empire with a visit to the holy mountain of Phnom Kulen on this full-day tour from Siem Reap. After a scenic drive through rice fields and rural villages, set out on a hike around the mountain, following lush jungle trails. Stop along the way to explore the ruins of ancient temples and pagodas, see long-abandoned sandstone quarries and admire the famous Linga river carvings. Finally, cool off with a swim beneath a waterfall before heading to a local restaurant for a well-deserved lunch.
  • Full-day tour of Phnom Kulen mountain from Siem Reap
  • Hike up the holy mountain and admire ancient ruins, temples and quarries
  • Cool off a refreshing dip beneath a waterfall
  • Travel by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan
  • Great value tour includes hotel pick-up, round-trip transport and lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience

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The trip was really interesting...
Kendra C
, Apr 2018
The trip was really interesting. The water was pretty disgusting and we all got rashes after swimming in it, but I consider it a once in a lifetime activity, so I would still recommend it :
Awesome beautiful waterfall up in...
Christopher D
, Mar 2018
Awesome beautiful waterfall up in the mountains! Cool village up there, too! Amazing views....a must do if you're in Siem Reap!
This is an amazing tour , one of our...
sierra a
, Oct 2017
This is an amazing tour , one of our best so far. The mountain and water falls are fantastic. Bring a backpack and carry your shoes or be prepared to pay children who have watched them for you, while you walk around the mountain barefoot. Also, some places around the river we were charged to take photos. There is a wet, slippery climb and lots of stairs so not for some not prepared for adventure About an hour and a half drive from city.
Overpriced!!! 5 of us paid over $100...
Angelin Y
, Aug 2017
Overpriced!!! 5 of us paid over $100 each for this and what we got was 4 hrs bumpy ride in a lousy van, which left us with just 2 hrs to spend at the waterfall and temple plus 1 hr lunch at a terrible restaurant. It's completely not value for money. The tour agency "Khmer Detours" earned like crazy!
This day trip is very interesting...
JianQing T
, Apr 2017
This day trip is very interesting. We are the only 2 people for this day trip, so our tour guide is also the driver. This young boy is a very nice guy, he explained all information we needed and answered our questions, gave us as much water as needed, because the weather was very hot. We visited the temple and the big Buddha in the morning, and famous Linga river carving on the way, finished at waterfall. there is very few foreign visiter at this trip, we saw the local people's daily life and their activity. We enjoyed very much this trip.
Great experience. The guide was very...
Shane Ian C
, Mar 2017
Great experience. The guide was very nice. He told me many interesting things. There was free water and lunch. Got to see the ancient capital and a giant Buddha statue. A memorable experience.
Something a little different and...
, Mar 2017
Something a little different and good to see some more of the Cambodian countryside. A bit of a drive but the waterfalls are beautiful and you stop to see the mountain top temple and the Linga riverbed sculptures along the way. Lunch was good and the tour concluded just after 2pm which was nice to allow for some down time.
There were only two of us booked in...
, Feb 2017
There were only two of us booked in on this day so our driver doubled up as a guide. He did a reasonable job but I would not describe him as an expert guide as referred to in the description of the trip! He told us very little about the history of the mountain. We did very little hiking as also mentioned in the trip description - it was very touristy and not at all what we expected - we walked past many stalls selling souvenirs. We did not see the scene pictured in the photo above.Lunch was very good. I was also disappointed that when we booked, we were offered a 10 discount on the website and desoite contacting Viator by email when this discount was not applied heard nothing. We reckon we could have got better value by booking locally on arrival.
Amazing place with beautiful...
, Aug 2016
Amazing place with beautiful scenery. Air-conditioned car very much appreciated, friendly guide. The waterfall has lockers you can pay for to store your clothes if you wish to swim but we opted out due to the colour of the water resembling the brown Thames.

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