Need a breath of fresh air? Cambodia is a brilliant mix of a rich culture, a dense history and enchanting natural beauty. The Khmer kingdom is an ideal destination for young and old interested in the country's history and also outdoor activities. And you will not regret this trip.
It can be either by bicycle, horse, or even zip line that you can pass through the enigmatic and mythical wilderness of the Angkorian temples. At Kep, you can discover the legendary pagodas inside the caves, and embark on the first of Cambodia's climbing routes that has plenty to delight trekkers, from beginners to the experienced. You board a local boat to the remote islands of the Gulf of Siam and spend a day playing Robinson Crusoe on the Island of Rabbits. You finish your stay in a floating Eco lodge on Tatai River. Whatever you want to do - kayaking, fishing, or napping in a hammock - after so much adventure, it is totally up to you!
This trip is the perfect answer to those in search of thrills, as well as friends' groups and families who wish to get out of the conventional circuits. It is a vacation completely unlike all others.
A perfect holiday for...
I would recommend this trip for all age group. From the lovers of adrenaline and adventure to group of friends or family with older children (from 10-12 years), this trip is surely for you. Zipline, horseback riding, climbing and cycling, there is something for everyone!
Your driver welcomes you according to your flight schedule at Siem Reap airport and takes you to your hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel.
Bike ride to the temples of Roluos and the village of Kompong Pluk
A tuk-tuk picks you up to drive you to the starting point of your biking day. You journey deeper into the countryside of Siem Reap, and you reach the first of the three temples of Roluos: Bakong. You continue your exploration on to the temple of Prasat Preah Ko, literally the 'temple of the Sacred Cow', and the temple Lolei. You take a walk to the Roluos Tea Garden for a well deserved break. Follow the paved road to reach the banks of the Tonle Sap. A traditional little boat takes you to the floating village of Kompong Pluk for a picnic with the locals. Return to Siem Reap by tuk-tuk. Along the way you stop at an orphanage dedicated to the preservation of Khmer cultural heritage. Overnight at the hotel.
Visit Kbal Spean for some easy hiking in the jungles of Angkor. You'll discover the river with a thousand lingas and enjoy a swim there. After lunch, you join the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, also called the Citadel of Women. You stop at the Mining Museum before you again find yourself in the jungle to tee off from tree to tree, ziplining over the park. Overnight at the hotel.
Wake up at dawn to discover the Ta Prohm monastery where rock and vegetation have truly become one. You will then visit the first great Buddhist monastery of Cambodia: Banteay Kdei. Thereafter, on horseback, you set out to explore the Khmer countryside. Visit the temple of Wat Athvea. Overnight at the hotel.
You admire the sunrise over Angkor Wat, the jewel of the Angkor temples, and enjoy a hearty breakfast at the temple gates. You learn the Khmer saga through the bas-reliefs that adorn the temple. After lunch it is the city of Angkor Thom and the enigmatic Bayon that are open to you. End of day. Overnight at the hotel.
45 min flight
Enjoy your free morning to explore the pagodas and local markets of Siem Reap, or relax at the poolside of your hotel. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Your guide and driver welcome you to visit the attractions of Phnom Penh: the Royal Palace and the National Museum of Fine Arts. In the late afternoon you board a local boat to finish the day with a sunset cruise on the Tonle Sap. Overnight at the hotel.
Your morning is charged up with history as you discover the painful past of Cambodia during the Khmer regime. It is an essential step towards gaining a better understanding of the country. You visit Tuol Seng, or S-21, an old school converted into a prison and now museum. Then you go to the extermination camp of Choeung Ek. After lunch, you take a boat to the island of Koh Dach, or Silk Island. You discover on your bike the rural life of Cambodia and the art of silk weavers. You pedal up to the pagoda of Wat Yeak and hit the white sandy beaches that flow into the Mekong for a well deserved swim. You continue your walk and find the pier to go back to Phnom Penh. Overnight at the hotel.
3.5 hours by road - 200 km
You leave Phnom Penh in the morning and make a stop in Takeo at a temple buried within the mountain forest. Then you take a speed boat to the brick temple of Phnom Da and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view You walk into the forest to join the Asram Moha Russei, a hermits' refuge, and reach Takeo by boat. Your driver is waiting to take you to the charming seaside town of Kep. Overnight at the hotel.
Today your aim is to reach the deserted island of Koh Tonsai or the Rabbits' Island afloat in the Gulf of Siam. Play Robinson Crusoe or enjoy a nap in a hammock and enjoy a delicious barbeque of seafood. Back to Kep in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you leave Kep for Kompong Trach, to discover the legends surrounding its famous temple Wat Kirisan-caves, and the Cave of the Thousand Rice. After a lunch in Kep, you discover Phnom Sorsia, a mountain covered with caves and an important place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. Then you visit Phnom Chnork, a huge cave that houses a brick temple inside. You mix adventure with culture as always, embarking on the first of Cambodia's climbing routes Via Ferrata, and caves and corridors, rappelling for 30 meters. The adventure activities are adaptable according to levels. Overnight at the hotel.
4 hour drive - 250 km
You move in the direction of the Thai border and make stops in the charming river towns of Kampot and Veal Renh. You reach Koh Kong for lunch and continue to delve deeper into the Khmer country. Arrive in the small town of Tatai, a part of the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, and discover a set of exceptional natural sites from Koh Kong to the Gulf of Kompong Som. Overnight in an ecolodge floating on the river.
Enjoy your free day to relax in a hammock or explore the river live in a kayak. The driver and guide will not be available to you. Overnight at the hotel.
4 hours 15 min by road - 260 km
The day of departure has come. According to your schedule of international flights, you leave your floating room in Tatai to reach Phnom Penh airport. End of services.
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