Temples and Birds

Birding watching around the iconic Angkor temples

Duration

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11.5 hours

Availability

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All year

Peak season

Jan-Dec

Starting Point

Siem Reap

See the iconic temples of Angkor in a new way with our official Angkor Temple Guides who are also fully-trained expert birding guides. For a relaxed day of viewing the remote and less-visited temples in the countryside around Siem Reap with the chance of seeing some high-quality rare birds why not join us for a trip into Angkorian culture?

What’s included?

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Transport

You will be collected and dropped back to your hotel.

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Refreshments

Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.

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Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
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Conservation contributions

SVC will contribute part of the booking fee towards conservation.
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Entry & admission fees

Angkor Pass not provided, SVC can organise a 1-day pass at the cost is $37 per person.
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Tip or gratuity

It is your own decision should you wish to tip staff.
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Wifi

Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.

Itinerary

Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests

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04:30 - Pick Up

Pick up from Hotel. Pick up Angkor Pass if needed.
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05.30 Sunrise

Watch the sunrise in Angkor Wat
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06:00 - Birding and site seeing at Angkor Wat

Depending on the time of year, we will aim to see Hainan Blue Flycatcher, White-throated Rock Thrush, Forest Wagtail and more. Please note that locations for birding may be flexible depending on location of bird species and the number of tourists on the day.
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10:30 - Bayon Temple

Birding at Bayon Temple Complex.
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12:00 – Lunch

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13:00 - Ta Prohm

Birding at Ta Prohm and surrounding forest areas to see Red-breasted Parakeet and Alexandrine Parakeet and Coppersmith Barbet. We hope to see Pileated Gibbon at Tamei
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16:00 - Return to hotel

Return to hotel in Siem Reap

Location

Title Address Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Complex
Unnamed Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Things to note

Transport

Tuk-tuk

When to go

All year round!

Species

Forest Wagtail, White-throated Rock Thrush, Black Baza, Red-breasted Parakeet, Asian Barred Owlet, Common Hill Myna, Alexandrine Parakeet, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Hainan Blue-flycatcher, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Two-barred Leaf Warbler

Habitat

Deciduous dipterocarp forest with semi-evergreen forest patches.

Things to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Appropriate closed-toe shoes. Walking boots are best
  • Light clothing covering shoulders and knees- this is especially relevant when visiting temples and religious sites. Clothing should not be bright when birding
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof coat
  • Small denominations of money. This is especially relevant when entering Northern Cambodia. $20 is the maximum denomination of money that should be taken
  • Binoculars. SVC charge $5 per person per day to use our Swarovski Optik binoculars
  • Ear plugs are recommended for multi-day tours. The sound of nature at night in remote areas can be loud

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