Explore Preah Khan and Kulen Nature Reserve

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 950 USD /person



This journey has been personally designed by Kim Nou has been in the travel business for over 25 years, is in love with his country and passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of Khmer culture and unique places with guests and give them memorable experience to bring back home.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Kok Ker and Preah Khan Temples
  • Tbeng Mountain and Kulen Park

Through this itinerary, we explore regions rich in nature and ancient temples, off any tourist map. There are no hotels, around so we have selected comfortable but simple accommodation. Preah Khan Kompong Svay is a large Khmer temple complex, located in Preah Vihear province, over 100km to the east of Angkor. The temple was a Mahayana-Buddhism temple related the concept of pure land, and served as station (the temples d’etape) on the east-bound ancient highway network (Royal Road) starting from Angkor Thom, passing through Beng Mealea to Preah Khan Kompong Svay.

Nature and Kulen Park are surrounding Preah Vihear. 35km away from Preah Vihear town, Phnom Tbeng is a spectacular 30m tall waterfall located 600m up Tbeng Meanchey Mountain - natural heritage site. It offers stunning views, and streams running off provide refreshing bathing spots shaded under tall, lush trees. This journey is an experience in jungle experience in Cambodia.


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Your Journey Day by Day

4 days / 3 nights from 950 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


Day 1 : Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Preah Khan (-/-/D)
Meeting at your hotel in Siem Reap at 8.00am by your driver and guide and departure by car for a long trip (180km) to Taseng village via Kampong Thom province. Along the way, we will pass the ancient capital of Koh Ker to visit some temples and local markets and enjoy a short break. We continue the road across rice fields and farms, to reach Taseng village in the middle of the central jungle of Cambodia. Lunch on the way (not included). In the afternoon, live an Indiana Jones like adventure by visiting the temple of Preah Khan Kampong Svay, where the Khmer emperor King Jayavarman VII built his base to fight back to Cham people, to restore Khmer power and take Angkor city back in years 1181, by Kor Yun (Robot’s buffalo, called by local people). Watch the sunset at the sacred lake Pradak. Then dinner will be served at the homestay in the village.
HOTEL: Phnom Tbeng Homestay
Day 2 : Taseng – Samlanh – Peung Taingyou (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the homestay, we leave around 7.00 am by car to meet your community’s guide and ranger. By 8.00 we shall reach the mount base and get ready with your hiking and camping bag. We start slowly to hike up the hills, crossing some mountain rice fields and farm houses for about 3hrs. We stop half way for picnic lunch in the middle of nature, nearby a refreshing waterfall. After a nap, we continue the trail go up to the cliff. On top, we visit the Buddhist pagoda Preah Bat (which translates in Buddha footprint), then we reach Peung TaingYou, our camp for the night. Rest and dinner served at the camp. Night at the camp.
HOTEL: Tent Camp
Day 3 : Kulen (B/L/D)
After a breakfast at the camp, we spend time to explore the top of Tbeng mountain around Peung TaingYou - a pagoda, waterfalls- and we trek to explore the exotic fauna and flora. It’s a great time to be in communion with nature, to relax, walk, swim in hidden waterfall, nap, breath... In the evening we light a camp fire by the river. Lunch and dinner are included. Night at the camp.
HOTEL: Tent Camp
Day 4 : Peung Taingyou – Siem Reap (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the camp, we will walk down (3hrs), to your car and the driver will drive you back to Siem Reap (or Phnom Penh) directly.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Phnom Tbeng Homestay

Tent Camp

Explore Preah Khan and Kulen Nature Reserve

4 days / 3 nights
from 950 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis for 3 nights
All transportation from/to airport and during the excursions
All meals as indicated in the program
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program and activities
Local English or French speaking guide (other languages possible when required) for all tours mentioned in the program.

The total price does not include:
VISA - A valid visa for Cambodia is required. Visas are issued on arrival for certain countries in Cambodia (Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date).
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Kim Nou and Selective Travel Team (License #50004513).


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