[birding] Koh Ker Beng Mealea – One Day Trip

white rumped Falcon credit to johnny
Daily Tour 1 day
Koh Ker & Beng Mealea temples, Cambodia Koh Ker Beng Mealea (KKBML)

1-Day Trip to Koh Ker Beng Mealea

Koh Ker Beng Mealea day trip is one of the best tour options in a combination of visiting the two remote temples Koh Ker and Beng Mealea partly overgrown by the forest and with a birding in the dry dipterocarp with some semi-evergreen forest which is excellent habitat for wildlife. Come on this day trip to:

  • Enjoy bird watching in the dry dipterocarp forest as well as semi-evergreen forest toward Koh Ker temple complex for White-rumped Pygmy-falcon, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Collared Falconet, Indochinese Bushlark, Velvet-fronted and Neglected Nuthatch, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, White-throated Rock Thrush, and 8 species of woodpeckers (Black-headed, Great Slaty…)
  • Over 150 species have been recorded while about 60 species of them are seen during a day trip there.
  • Visit Koh Ker, the pyramid temple and many other temples in the area.
  • Visit the beautiful Beng Mealea, known as the jungle temple
  • Learn more about birds, history, local culture, and CBGA projects.

White-rumped Pygmy-Falcon


INCLUSION
  • English-speaking bird guide
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Temple passes
  • Drinking water
  • Conservation contribution

EXCLUSION
  • Gratuities (tip)
  • Soft drink / beer
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

What to Expect

  • Our expert guide with our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 5.30am, as early as we can so we get the most of the morning time which is best for the birds. We will arrive back in Siem Reap around 5 pm or early or later depends on your interest in the tour.  We can either take you back to your hotel or to another destination of your choice in town.
  • Breakfast is provided by CBGA with a croissant, two slides of cereal bread with butter and jam, some fresh fruit, and coffee or tea. Please do if you may wanna pack breakfast also from your hotel.
  • Other things to bring: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • CBGA will provide drinking water in a big container to refill, so we request you to bring your own water bottle from home or from your hotel. It is our campaign to reduce plastic waste.
Day trip to Koh Ker Beng Mealea, for Birds & Temples

Black-headed Woodpecker

  • 5.30am CBGA bird guide and a driver in an air-conditioning vehicle will pick you up from your Siem Reap hotel. About 2 hours driving north to Koh Ker for our morning birding.
  • Along the way, before reaching Koh Ker we will make some few stops when spotting good birds like White-rumped Pygmy Falcon, Collared Falconet and at the same time we will also enjoy our breakfast packs.
  • We shall spend the whole morning birding and as well as visiting Koh Ker temples—Prasat Thom (the Pyramid temple), Prasat Pram, etc.
  • Lunch is at a local restaurant in front of the temple.
  • By 2 pm we will head back and visit the jungle temple – Beng Mealea half-way where we would spend about 1 hour exploring before arriving at your Siem Reap hotel by 5 pm.

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