Inquiry Submission By Maitravels
Ok, here we go.
After a lot of deliberating when planning our holidays and weighing up the pros and cons, we finally decided to travel from PP to Siem Reap by bus and I must say we are glad we did as it was a breeze.
We chose Giant Ibis for the good reviews and decent price of $16(incl booking fee)/person and we were picked up by courtesy minibus from our hotel about 15 mins before departure from the main bus terminal. A word of warning, we were advised to be ready in the hotel lounge at 8.45 am,1 hour before the official departure time of 9.45 am. By 9.15 we were getting a bit edgy as still no pick up in sight,so we approached the hotel concierge , who in turn tried to contact Giant Ibis without success.
After about 10 mins they finally managed to get confirmation that a pickup would be with us in due course and so they did. So lesson learned, do not stress when it’s getting close to departure time, they will come, lol.
The journey in itself was a very pleasant experience in a comfortable, airconditioned coach with plenty of legroom and reclineable seats and seatbelts. Staff were courteous and we were given a yummy “Blue Pumpkin” pastry and a small bottle of water.
The bus stopped for a 15 min comfort break about 90 mins into the journey and then again another 90 or so minutes later for 30 mins lunch at a roadside restaurant with clean toilet facilities and decent food.
We finally arrived at Siem Reap Bus Station at about 15.45, exactly 6 hours after we left, where we were met by our wonderful TukTuk Driver Adam who took us to our “home” for the next 6 nights, the beautiful Pavillon D’Orient Hotel.
After checking in we were picked up again by Adam and headed straight out to buy our 3 day Angkor tickets down the road and continued on to Srah Srang and Pre Rup where we just about managed to see the last bit of the sunset.
Hope you enjoy it and find it helpful,part 4 to follow soon.