Cambodia Tours

Cambodia Adventure

access_time 15 Days / 14 Nights
bookmarks Private Tailor Made
location_on Phnom Penh - Kratie - Mondulkiri - Ratanakiri - Stung Treng - Preah Vihear - Siem Reap - Koh Ker

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant capital of Phnom Penh.
  • Learn more about the indigenous elephants in Mondulkiri.
  • Visit the spectacular and previously off-limits Preah Vihear temple.
  • Witness the rare Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie.
  • Visit the impressive Angkor Temples.
  • Take a scenic boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake.
  • Witness the sunset over Angkor Thom.

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport, meets and transfer by the local guide to the hotel for check-in if the room is available before 2 pm or drop off the luggage at the lobby and set the tour to visit Wat Phnom, which is the center of Phnom Penh that gives the city its name. Then continue to visit Wat Unalom (Buddhist Monastery), this pagoda serves as the headquarters for one of Cambodia’s most revered Buddhist patriarchs. In addition to the pagoda, there is a post-Angkorean stupa at this monastery. Lunch at the local restaurant.

After lunch, visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which was a high school prior to 1975, an interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era, and today as a genocide museum. Return to the hotel free at leisure.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh Arrival-0
Phnom Penh Arrival-1

After breakfast, departure from Phnom Penh to Kratie province which takes about 6 hours dive through one of the biggest provinces in Cambodia, Kampong Cham. En route stop to visit the Rubber Plantation and some activities of the farmers, on arrival in Kratie. Lunch at restaurant in town and embark on local boat off to the village of Koh Trong to observe and participate in local life of their inhabitants and farmers.

Visit the market where the local people trading of vegetables, fruits, fish and so on as long as visit primary school where you will learn the system of education in Cambodia and also visit to local pagodas by interaction with Buddhist Monk and getting the monk blessing ceremony.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Kratie.

Breakfast at hotel, today we will embark on the local boat to visit the Mekong Dolphin, amazing creature, in Mekong River. Continue to drive to Mondulkiri and en route we will stop to visit the local market and learn about the different lifestyle of Khmer Villagers.

Lunch will be provided in local restaurant. Drive 3 hours to Senmonorom, the capital city of Mondulkiri province. Check in to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Mondulkiri.

Kratie – Mekong Dolphin – Mondulkiri (195km)-0
Kratie – Mekong Dolphin – Mondulkiri (195km)-1

Mondulkiri is most famous for elephant trekking and the small villages of Pahlung and Putang, just outside Sen Monorom, offer treks varying in length from two hours to two days. Elephants are an important part of life here, being valuable members of the village and still a valid form of transportation.

Treks journey through small villages and into the fringes of the forest whilst longer treks venture deep into the jungle where few visitors go. Hike into the beautiful jungle and spend a full day with the elephants, shadowing two families in the morning and afternoon. Learn about the elephants, local people, forest and conservation. This is a highly unique experience and the first of its kind in Cambodia !

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Mondulkiri.

Early morning, visit the local market where many of the Phnong people from the nearby villages are coming to trade with their distinctive baskets they carry on their back. Drive to Bou Sra about 40 km northeast from Sen Monorom. This double drop waterfall is one of the largest and most impressive in Cambodia. Discover the Phnong village of the same name. On the way back see numbers of hilltribe villages and the scenery countryside.

After lunch, you will be driven to Ratanakiri capital BanLung, an affectionately known as dey krahorm (‘red earth’) after its rust-coloured soil. Check in at your selected hotel and free at your own leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Ratanakiri.

Today, board a local boat that takes us a short distance upstream toward the mouth of O’LaLai, small river. We travel by boat on this beautiful river for 30 minutes to tribe community. The local ranger is waiting for us at Lalai village to guide us for the trek.

At the beginning, the trek pass through patch forest, secondary and agricultural area, after an hour, we’ll reach the rice paddy fields of the Kavet indigenous community. After lunch we’ll soon enter the primary forest ,the trek go up and down hills in the dense jungle. During the actual trek we’ll take a regular break ,our guide and ranger will explain you of the many natural resources and you’ll enjoy the surrounding as well as to rest a little bit.

Arrival at the campsite by a small waterfall around 4:30 pm, where you can enjoy your bath after the day trek. Hammocks will be tied and campsite prepared for the night by our guide and ranger. The guide and ranger will prepare dinner for you. You’ll enjoy your nice dinner by a candle light.

Please Note: In the dry season from 15th of December to mid of March, Motodup will be used instead of the boat ride.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Overnight in Ratanakiri.

Get up at 7:00am for breakfast. We’ll trek a loop on different tracks with a beautiful panoramic views. This off the beaten track, you can expect primary dense jungle, and randomly see gibbons, monkeys, birds, deer… At noon we’ll reach a local family at the rice field. We’ll stop for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll carry on trekking to the village. We say “Goodbye’’ to our ranger and then take a boat back to Veun sai. The transport is waiting to take us back to Banlung. We are estimated to be back in town around 5 pm.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Ratanakiri.

Meet the guide and driver, wander around the city of Banlung before heading to Stung Treng, a quiet town where has spectacular sunsets and friendly people. The most attraction of sorts is a weaving co-operative at the eastern extremity of town, which is worth visiting both for its lovely fabrics and to support a worthwhile cause. Check in to your selected hotel and the remainder of the day at your own leisure or opt to explore the town with your guide and vehicle, wandering the surroundings and view sunset from the peaceful place.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Overnight in Stung Treng.

Take a short boat trip down to O’Svay where we will start our paddling tours to explore the Ramsar Wetlands area. It stretches south along the Mekong River from the border with Laos to Stung Treng. Only accessible by boat, it is a haven for critically endangered mammals, birds and fish with a unique river flooded forest system that is a photographer’s dream.

With only birdcalls announcing our presence, we maneuvered our way leisurely downstream for a couple of hours before reaching the only village on this stretch of the river, Veun Sien, where we beach our kayak for lunch break. Our paddling tour of the forest continues until one point that you feel enough, and then we return back to O’Svay by boat before heading onward to Preah Vihear province.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Preah Vihear.

Stung Treng – Preah Vihear (175km)-0
Stung Treng – Preah Vihear (175km)-1

Early morning wake up to catch a beauty of sunrise and the fantastic cliff-top view of the Cambodia’s most dramatically situated Angkorian monument – 800m-long Prasat Preah Vihear. Drive down the hill and continue an hour onward to the abandoned forests, Koh Ker temple, and capital of the Angkorian Empire from AD 928 to AD 944. Reach the sprawling jungle temple of Beng Mealea.

Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by King Suyavarman II in the early 12th century, Beng Mealea preceded and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way, to see all corners you will need to climb over stone blocks or walk through narrow passageways. After that, drive on to Siem Reap.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Our guide and driver meet you in Siem Reap and drive you to visit Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centerpiece, the Bayon temple. Your guide will take you to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army, and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passageway that leads to the Baphuon complex.

Continue to drive to visit Preah Khan temple, originally a Buddhist monastery and school, this temple was dedicated to Jayavarman VII’s father. Home-make lunch at the local house (Mr. Peout and his wife, Mrs. Gin living in a small house with a peaceful atmosphere and green garden will serve you a great lunch and share their lives story during the Khmer Rouge to present).

After lunch, we continue to visit the rest of the temples in the grand circle such as Neak Pan, Ta Som, East Mebon, and Pre Rup temples. Return to Siem Reap town, and stop at one of the Khmer Traditional Massage Places to enjoy 60 minutes foot massage before dropping you off at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Angkor Thom – Preah Khan – Neak Pan – East Bon – Pre Rup – Foot Massage-0
Angkor Thom – Preah Khan – Neak Pan – East Bon – Pre Rup – Foot Massage-1

Wake up before sunrise and make a 15-minute journey to Angkor Wat. Your guide will take you to a serene viewpoint where you can experience the dramatic sunrise as the first rays of the day kiss the magnificent temple’s good morning. It is certainly one of the most unique places in the world for sunrise but be forewarned, you won’t be alone!

After sunrise, we walk to the backdoor to visit Angkor Wat Temple at level 1, level 2, and level 3, an architectural marvel, one of the world’s most impressive ruins to understand in depth Khmer Culture and Civilization. Then we walk through the small village at Srah Srang where we will stop at one of the Khmer Traditional Houses where our high tea and picnic breakfast is arranged, the host will serve us hot tea, coffee, snacks, and fresh seasonal fruits and picnic breakfast.

Continue to visit the Ta Prohm temple of “Tomb Raider” fame, the temple that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever.

Until 4.30 pm, your guide and the driver will pick you up again to drive to Phnom Bakheng, the mountain temple built on the top of a natural mountain in the 9th century. Enjoy the sunset from the top of the hill, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, and have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

After breakfast, our guide and the scooter/tuk-tuk driver pick you up and ride you to Phnom Krom, we ride up the hip of the mountain to view the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake and then we ride further to Krabei Riel Village to visit the daily activities of the villagers working in the vegetable gardens, rice fields, and weaving, a lot of stops for pictures and interaction with villagers. Then we get to Mr. Ron’s house, enjoy the cooking class that will lead by his wife, Mrs. Sina. Taste the food you cooked as lunch, then say goodbye to Mr. Ron’s family, and our driver ride you back to your hotel in Siem Reap for relaxation.

At 4.00, the driver ride you to Wat Damnak, which is one of the most beautiful pagodas in town with French colonial architecture. Participate in a private good luck blessing ceremony, performed by local monks that reside at the temple. Before you continue on your journey, you will receive a small keepsake from the monks to remind you of this special moment. Continue to ride around the outskirt of Siem Reap and taste some Cambodian snacks, fruits, and food that are available, and take a short walk through the night markets and pub street in the old market area. Stop at one of the restaurants for dinner before coming back to the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Countryside by Scooter Ride & Village Cooking Class-0
Countryside by Scooter Ride & Village Cooking Class-1

Depart for a full-day trip to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea both located in the beautiful rural hinterlands of Siem Reap. Travel off-the-beaten track for 2 hours before arriving at Koh Ker, the former capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Enjoy an authentic picnic lunch near the temple and continue to visit other ancient structures in the peaceful area.

As you head back to Siem Reap, visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Your private transfer greets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Siem Reap International Airport where you board your flight home or travel on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.

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