I saw a Helicopter fly passed Phnom Bakheng during sunset. The view must be spectacular around Angkor Wat, temples and the countryside, another wish I want to sit on a Helicopter.
Well, Helistar Cambodia do offers scenic helicopter tours of the temples beginning at USD90 per person for an 8 minutes ride.
Located at Siem Reap International Airport, Domestic Terminal.
Office on NR6, Borey Angkor Arcade. Walk in customers are welcome.
I always wish to ride on an elephant, now I regret for not having that ride when I at Phnom Bakheng :-((
Anyway, you can find them waiting for customers near Bayon and at the South Gate of Angkor Thom and they offer elephant treks between the two sides. In the evening, the elephants will move and stationed at the base of Phnom Bakheng, to transport riders up the hill to see the sunset. Please take a ride if you have no energy to walk up to the hill.
USD15 for a 25 minutes ride.
Express bus is the very popular transport between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The Road is in good condition and we took Mekong Express to Phnom Penh. Its only a 5 hours trip and the price about US$11 per person (for foreigner like us).
For contact no : Please refer to ticket in Picture 3
Tuk-tuks, can be found everywhere in Siem Reap. A trip within Siem Reap will cost US$2 for 4 people or 6 people, if the driver in the good mood. Ensure both you and driver agree on the destination and total fare before departure.
The hotel can arrange van for you for single or multiple days. They are charged more than Tuk-tuk per day, but of course, its much comfortable sitting in a van with air condition. :-))) Our driver can speak good english and is very friendly and helpful.
Now that the road is finally surfaced bus travel to Poipet is easy by bus, taking less than 3 hours. At Poipet you will probably have to take a smaller bus to the border then walk across. Then you can get a tuk-tuk to either the bus station or train station.
I found the best way to visit Angkor Wat was to rent a bicycle and ride out to the ruins before 7am. Yes, it is hot, yes, it is hard work, but with your guidebook in hand and good planning the night before i think it is far better than tuk-tuks, elephants etc. The info in your guidebook will tell you the history as well as the signs scattered around the area. If you are really interested in learning more, then by all means take a guide. I spent the whole day cycling around and saw all the major spots in the central area, and it was enough for me. Take plenty of water although drinks and snacks are available everywhere.
Bicycling is quickly becoming a popular way to visit the temples. The roads between the main temples are paved and the distances are about right for a bicycle touring. Bring sun screen, a good hat, water and a Cambodian scarf to keep the sun off your neck. Many of the guesthouses, hotels have bicycles for rent. $1.5-$4/day depending on the type and quality of the bike.
Tuk-tuks are covered offering some protection from sun and rain. In Siem Reap most drivers speak some English.
To the temples, transportation is usually rented by the day. Rates run about $10-$15/day for motorcycle trailers.
We pre-arranged our 3 full days travel around Siem Reap with Srapon.
His website is http://mytuktuk.com.
During our entire visit, he was always early to pick us up and very courteous and spoke English well.
We had arrived with some preconceived notion of what we wanted to see first and he guided us to the right places at the right times to avoid the onslaught of tour groups.
Additionally, he gave us a never-ending supple of cold bottled water throughout every moment of every day.
He is clearly very experienced and has very good people skills.
His price was more than fair and he gave us the best service we could have hoped for.
If you plan to use a tuk-tuk in and around Siem Reap, you must use this man's service.
The Angkor temples are very spread out, and not easily reachable on foot. Therefore, it helps to have a motor vehicle to get around. You will also need a driver, a not all road signs are in Roman letters. Your options are a tuk-tuk (rickshaw pulled by a motorcycle) or a car. For a few dollars more, we recommend hiring a car with a driver, which will cover ground more quickly than a tuk-tuk and have air conditioning. We hired a man named Pop, who was excellent. He happened to be our cab driver from the airport to our hotel. His van was air-conditioned, and he drove us wherever we wanted for $25/day, which included drinks and gasoline. He drove us for five days, and was very user friendly. For a few dollars extra, he also took us to Beng Malea, a temple about 2 hours away, which was one of the highlights of our trip.
We had Mr.Roza as our driver the entire 3-day stay in Siem Reap. He's an energetic, diligent and courteous young man. He posses both taxi ($50/day) and tuktuk ($15/day), and services both long-haul (e.g. Poi Pet - Siem Reap) and short-haul within the city. Guarantee NO hassle or touting from this guy!
Mekong Express to Kampong Cham and then another bus to Kratie. It may take the entire day to do it. Mekong Express is airconditioned and comfortable.
I enjoyed very much my visit to Kratie with its hotels facing the Mekong and of course the most visited Tourist Attraction!
When I was in Siem Reap, I found a good and reliable Tuk tuk driver. He waited for me at the airport and all count only 15 usd/day anywhere in Siem Reap. Some of the tuk tuk driver will charge different fees from the airport. He took me and my wife any places that I wanted to go around Siem Reap. His Tuk tuk is also clean and he always on time for every oppointment that we made. He can speak Malay, Thais fluently and a little bit Mandarin besides Khmer. His name is Se Kong. Can be contacted by phone: +855 12256503 or e-mail email@example.com.
The front desk of my hotel bought the ticket for my I paid $ 11.
tuk tuk picked me up and took me to the bus station checked in they gave me a ticket stub for my luggage and told me what number bus to board. Its a long 5 or 6 hours ride with a 30 min break for food.
the bus has ac and overhead storage for carry on luggage and a bathroom in the back and window shades.
They gave us a free bottle of water and a box of bread and jam.