Day 1: Siem Reap - Anlong Veng (L, D)
Following a transfer from your hotel to HC base camp and a brief of the tour, guest travel through the Angkor complex north to the small town of Anlong Veng, 130 km north of Siem Reap. The beautiful Dangrek escarpment, 16kms further and part of the Dangrek mountain range, provides a natural border between Thailand and Cambodia. This town and area was the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. Enjoy an excellent lunch in the town before driving up the escarpment. Pol Pot lived here during his last years and died in his jungle hide out on the mountain in 1998. Tour of the mountain, Pol Pots grave and bunker and the remains of the house he was tried in, visit with local people, dinner and over night in a spectacular mountain camp in comfortable bungalows.
Day 2: Preah Vihear (B, L, D)
Following a hearty breakfast and a tour of Ta Mok’s villa in the town, continue east to Preah Vihear temple, a stunning temple located on a mountaintop, overlooking Thailand and Cambodia. The 120km journey passes through Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary on a newly constructed road to the base of this isolated temple in the sky. Preah Vihear Temple was built over the ninth to the twelfth century and juts out over the surrounding countryside on a cliff. At the base of the temple, on the mountain top, there is a small community of families who run the busy market, our resting spot. We stay with a prominent local family in the village. Facilities are basic - shared bathroom, thin mattresses but welcoming. Option for hammock and camping, out if requested. Also option to return to the base of the mountain and stay there.
Day 3: Preah Vihear - Siem Reap (B, L)
Full days journey back to Siem Reap with numerous stops and detours. Back in Siem Reap before sunset and in good time for a celebration dinner and some refreshments.
End of services. Our staff will give you the warmest goodbye and hope to see you again.