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Set your own pace by cycling through Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat or pedaling the banks of the mighty Mekong. Trek off the beaten path on eco-adventures through the Cardamom Mountains, southern tropical islands or crater lakes of the remote northeast. Add urban adventure and hire a "motodop" taxi in Siem Reap.
Chom reab suor! Welcome to Phnom
Penh, Cambodia.You are greeted by your guide and driver at the airport for
your transfer to the hotel.
End the day with a delicious Khmer dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Today you first visit Wat Phnom Temple, the birthplace of Phnom Penh. Then explore the rich history of Phnom Penh including the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts.Just cross the road, you explore the famous Royal Palace, built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom. The adjoining Silver Pagoda, built in 1962, is famous for its lavish decorations, silver paved floor and several Buddha statues made from precious metals & stones.
This afternoon, you will gain insight into Cambodia's recent history on a visit to the remarkable Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, housed in a former school that was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as its main detention and torture centre, named 'S-21'. A grim but important visit that will help you to understand Cambodia better.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Note: To see the Royal palace and silver pagoda in Phnom Penh, visitors are required to wear appropriated cloths. Guests wearing short pans (above knee level) and sleeveless tops are not permitted.
Morning pick up at hotel and drive to Mondulkiri. You will drive to untouched countryside and partially
on dirt roads towards one of the remotest areas of Cambodia.
Explore the Sen Monorum a bit further. Some 40km through wild area
outside of Sen Monorom, you will visit Cambodia’s largest waterfall, Boo Sra. Ride to a hilltop to admire
the scene of forest-clad rolling hills, resembling ocean waves and commonly
known as “sea forest”. Close out the
day from the top of Phnom Dak Reimon with an excellent sunset view of Sen
Monorom before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in Sen Monorum
Today you will visit a special project, a sanctuary for Elephants, the Elephant Valley Project near Sen Monorum. Jack Highwood, a passionate animal lover and vegan, set up a camp in the jungle to give old and mistreated elephants a dignified life, after they were abandoned by their owners or saved from their misery. Unlike other camps, elephants are not tourist attractions here and you are not allowed to ride the animals, but rather can get to know them by spending time alongside the gracious animals. Explore the jungle home of two families of elephants and learn about these pachyderms, the local mahouts and the forest.
Overnight in Sen Monorum
Sample Itineraries – ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Breakfast at hotel and head out to Kratie.
Upon arrival in Kratie you make the short trip by local boat to Koh Trong Island and experience typical
Cambodian village life. Upon arrival, you can take a local horse cart or pedal
yourself around the island on a bicycle. You can visit the island's temple and
take part in a tree planting project, initiated by a local farmer to rebuild
tree cover on the once densely forested island.
Overnight on Koh Trong Island (Kratie)
Breakfast on the island before you depart for Ban Lung. On the way take a small boat trip to see the remarkable Kratie Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins.
You also make a stop at O Russey Kandal. A small community based ecotourism site with rapids, and the opportunity to have a swim. Wrap up our visit and transfer to Ban Lung.
Head out to Yaklom Lake. Located about 5 km southeast of central Ban Lung, this beautiful lake is what remains of a 4,000 year old volcano. The circular lake holds up to 50 m depths of clear water. A park surrounds the lake, providing a leisurely track for trekking.
Overnight in Ban Lung
Today we trekking to Voeune Sai, direction northwest today, we cross
bamboo forests before reaching the village of Voeune Saï located on the left bank of the Sé San river; the view
on the Chinese village on the other side of the river is quite pretty. Besides,
this place is nearly a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory, most villagers,
who are there the thirties, don't even speak Khmer. Upstream of the Se San is
Kaoh Peak, a village of the Kachok minority that practices funeral statuary.
Return to the town late afternoon.
Overnight in Ban Lung.
After breakfast, you transfer towards to Preah Rumkel, a Community-Based Tourism Site located in the flooded forest, near the home of the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins, truly an exotic location.
Lunch is served before you start your afternoon activities.
Board a boat for a 1-hour-cruise, enjoying Mekong river views. To reach the Sopheak Mitt Waterfalls you will dock and hike 3.3km sometime in the forest, some in the road between. In the dry season from December to May, the level of the Mekong River is low and the water is very clear.
On your way back to Preah Rumkel take your chance to observe the endangered fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River.
Overnight at your Homestay.
Note: Homestay with very basic condition and simple amenities. Kindly note that the village currently doesn’t have electric, not many homestay has generator. Toilet is squat style.
Wake up early and admire the breathtaking sunrise over the horizon, or assist the host to prepare the breakfast.
This morning you discover the local wetlands, which are listed by the international organization Ramsar as one of the world most important wetlands. During high water season you can take a local boat to discover the unique biodiversity.
Lunch is arranged at the village before you leave for Preah Vihear. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Cambodia and some stops along the way will give you the opportunity to get to know this country and the Cambodians a bit better, while relaxing from the ride.
Overnight in Preah Vihear.
Today you will take in one of the most stunning views from a place
undoubtedly among the most stunning on the planet. Preah Vihear Temple is situated atop a 525 meter cliff along the
Dangrek Mountain Range, which forms a natural border between Thailand and Cambodia.
The view from here extends over the plains of Thailand to the north and
Cambodia to the south for up to 100 km in both directions. The temple itself is
equally remarkable, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
Drive towards Siem Reap via
Anlong Veng, a now sleepy town which was the last stronghold of the infamous
Khmer Rouge leaders Pol Pot and Ta Mok. You will visit Ta Mok’s house, witness
to the cruelties he continued committing into the early 90’s. Time permitting,
you will also visit Pol Pot's grave and Ta Mok's cliff house on the Dangrek
Mountains. You will reach Siem Reap in late afternoon.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Wake up early, have breakfast at the hotel and head out with your cameras
for a day filled with amazing sights and experiences.
Explore the amazing temple complex and spend most of the day in what
this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom,
surrounded by an 8m high wall. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great
Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. Continue to Bayon Temple in the exact centre of the
city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur, its exterior
gallery walls featuring extensive, superb bas-reliefs, particularly the East
and South Galleries.
You also visit the Ta Prohm
Temple, unlike most other Angkor temples, has been left just it was when
rediscovered: a photogenic and atmospheric maze of trees growing out of temple
ruins amidst jungle surroundings, making it one of Angkor's most popular
temples with visitors.
In the afternoon you further explore Angkor Wat, easily the most famous and best-preserved of all temples
within the Angkor complex. It is a massive three-tiered structure crowned by
five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. The centrepiece of
any visit to the temples around Siem Reap, Angkor offers many iconic sights for
This evening enjoy a special treat with a performance from PHARE. The Cambodian Circus has long been famous
for their performances, and this NGO teaching streetkids to become circus
artists is a regular at international circus conventions worldwide. Enjoy their
interpretations of modern life and issues in Cambodian society.
Wake up early and admire the breathtaking sunrise over the horizon, or
assist the host to prepare the breakfast.
Today you will take a motorbike
Scooter (or on the back of a motorbike) to Kulen Moutain. Rich in history, Phnom Kulen is where the “Age of
Angkor” began, and is one of only two places in Cambodia where Buddha is
reputed to have set his foot. Visit a scenic waterfall, and a giant reclining
Buddha. While beautiful, these are part of a standard trip here. In addition, you
push on further, exploring kilometers of complex back trails, deep jungle
tracks, and hidden temples, including the stunning and sought-after stone
elephant and lion statues.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Phnom Bok Village to Kulen Mountain road is pave & would spend around 2.5
Transfer to Banteay Srey, the
citadel of the women, displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer
art. BanteaySrei is built largely of red sandstone, an ideal medium for the
elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The
buildings themselves, unusual among Angkor era structures, are miniature in
Head out to quiet Beng Mealea,
around 65 km from Siem Reap. After a short walk through dense jungle, you'll
feel like an explorer when entering the completely overgrown temple.
Undiscovered for centuries, BengMealea has only recently been made accessible
and remains unrestored. It is one of the very few temples that actually give
the opportunity to climb through it, giving a very 'Indian Jones' feel to the
Overnight in Siem Reap
Leaving Siem Reap after breakfast, you will head to Battambang by boat trip via PreakToal (in dry season take the boat
Chong Kneas – May Chrey and continue with vehicle)
Overnight in Battambang
Note: In wet season (August to November) the boat trip takes around 7-9 hours
but in dry season (December to July) the trip could take around 10-12 hours and
may be cancelled due to low water level.
After breakfast you will transfer to Battambang Market. The largest rice producing province in Cambodia,
Battambang's local market is full of fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit.
Take a ride on the famous bamboo
train, consisting of 2.5m x 4m raft-like platforms of bamboo fixed on
trolleys fitted to the derelict rail line, first used by local villagers to
transport their goods. A unique and fun outing, this is a ride you must
experience while in Battambang!
Continue your visit to Wat Ek
Temple, built in 1027 during the reign of King SorayakVarman I (1002-1050). It
is located at PiemEk commune, some 14 km from Battambang in a beautiful area of
many small scenic villages and ancient Wats (temples). Explore the surrounding
villages and hilltop temples; the local people are very welcoming and friendly,
making this a highlight of any journey to Cambodia.
Next is Phnom Banan, an 11th
century mountaintop Angkorian ruin consisting of five temples, and features
dramatic views of the area.
On the way back, visit Phnom
Sambov Mountain, a place steeped in legend, you will visit WatSampeou at
the peak, and a group of caves used as “killing caves”by the Khmer Rouge.
Overnight in Battambang.
After breakfast at the hotel, we take a scenic drive to Phnom Penh
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