Cambodian Adventure

20 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

A typical 4* holiday costs from

£4,890 per person

 

(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)

 

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Day 1
Depart on your overnight flight from the UK. Flights can also be arranged from other destinations and we are more than happy to quote without flights if you prefer to arrange your own.
Day 2
Arrive to Siem Reap today, where you will be met by your private guide and driver to transfer to your hotel for check in. After time relaxing, enjoy a guided visit to the Angkor Park in time for sunset. Admire the wonderful carvings and get a good seat to watch the sun dip behind the temples, a great way to start your Cambodian adventure.
Day 3
Your day begins with a visit to the temples of Bayon, Angkor Thom and Ta Phrom, amongst others. You will be accompanied by your private guide and driver, ensuring the day is completely focused on your interests. You can also explore by either bicycle or tuk tuk, or even vintage jeep! Spend time relaxing by the pool this afternoon or continue to explore the temples. End the day with a street food tour around town.
Day 4
The morning will be spent kayaking on Tonle Sap Lake - paddle around floating villages, meet the locals and then head back to town for some relaxation. This evening enjoy an incredible display of acrobatics and fire shows at the Phare Circus.
Day 5
Leave Siem Reap and head into the countryside, travelling overland to Kratie, stopping along the way at the overgrown and rarely visited temples of Koh Ker, enjoy a local Khmer lunch and continue this afternoon to your hotel on Koh Trong Island. On this Mekong island experience typical Cambodian village life, where people’s livelihood largely depends on rice farming and fruits cultivation (Koh Trong is famous for its pomelo, a grapefruit like fruit)
Day 6
An early morning boat ride will take you into the Mekong River for a chance to spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin. Stop for lunch at a local tourism training centre to help young Cambodians in their quest for a better future. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the island of Koh Trong by bicycle or on foot.
Day 7
Depart early from Kratie for the drive to Banlung, where you can visit the Eisan Reclining Buddha for panoramic views of the provincial capital. Next head to a local family home for lunch where you will learn about the lives of the Tampuon tribes. After a warm welcome from the tribal chief it's time for a walk around Yeak Laom, a lake created from a volcanic eruption around 700,000 years ago. Spend the evening relaxing at your local lodge.
Day 8
Today explore the rural tribal communities that live in the Ratanakiri countryside. You will travel by boat, on foot, through forest and can even try your hand at some gold panning. A picnic lunch is served and there will be ample time to swim in the rivers and waterfalls during your day of adventure. If you are seeking more wildlife then we can also arrange some fantastic Gibbon trekking in Eastern Cambodia!
Day 9
In the morning drive to Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri. Later spend the day exploring the surrounding area where you can see impressive waterfall of Bou Sraa, local tribes and coffee plantations. There are several activities to experience at the Ecopark, including a zipline and a forest trek to the base of the lower falls.
Day 10
Today is a highlight for many, a visit to the Elephant Valley Project. A sanctuary for elephants within a 1,500 hectare reserve where the elephants can roam and learn how to be semi wild elephants again. Here, hike out to meet one group of elephants in the morning in their natural forest habitat. On this immersive experience, spend half the day with the elephants and also give back by volunteering and then join locals, staff, and other volunteers on the many projects it takes to keep the sanctuary running.
Day 11
Depart Mondulkiri for the overland transfer to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Along the way visit Kompong Cham to see the iconic bamboo bridge. A final stop is made at Skoun, a village famous for its curious roadside snacks including grilled frogs, scorpions, and tarantulas (but they also have amazing fruits on offer if you aren't feeling too adventurous). Arrive to your hotel and take a walk to the night markets or bustling waterfront for drinks and dinner, or simply relax at your hotel.
Day 12
Today explore the Royal Palace complex and the Silver Pagoda, and later you will visit the sombre museum of S-21 and the Killing Fields, two sites related to the Khmer Rouge regime. Enjoy an evening sunset cruise.
Day 13
Leave Phnom Penh this morning and travel to the Cardamom Tented Camp. Join a patrol with the Wildlife Alliance Rangers and go trekking through the dense Cambodian jungle along abandoned poaching and logging trails. Settle into your comfortable safari-style tent.
Day 14
Spend the day in the Cambodian jungle. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, like macaques, gibbons or hornbills. This afternoon you can hike or kayak back to camp.
Day 15
Today it's time to head to your next safari tent, this time floating on the Tatai river. Spend the next two nights enjoying relaxation, kayaking, trekking and more.
Day 16
A day to explore or relax. Listen to the gentle sound of the river and the orchestral soundtrack of the wildlife – birds, insects, monkeys and perhaps even an elephant if you listen closely enough.
Day 17
Depart Koh Kong for the overland transfer to Sihanoukville where you will depart by boat for one of the islands; Koh Rong, Koh Russey or Krabey. Arrive at the beach, check in to your hotel and kick back - the rest of your holiday is completely free to relax, revive and soak up the Cambodian sunshine.
Day 18
Day at leisure on the beach.
Day 19
Day at leisure on the beach.
Day 20
Return to Phnom Penh by road today then board your flight later tonight to fly back to the UK (or your next onward destination).

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The ultimate Cambodian adventure, this 3 week private guided tour takes you from the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap to the white sand beaches of Koh Rong, Koh Russey & Krabey, with plenty of quirky excursions, wildlife interactions and leisure time along the way. We have also included boat trips on the Mekong, kayaking on the Tonle Sap lake, cycling through hidden temples, a street food vespa discovery in Siem Reap, time to explore the colourful local markets of Phnom Penh, walking tours of remote villages in the hills of Mondulkiri and trekking with wildlife ranges in the Cambodian jungle, with many more surprises and cultural discoveries along the way.

Only have 2 weeks to spare? We can easily condense this trip to a shorter route for those right or time. Fancy longer on the beach? No problem, we can also add any extra stops along the way or give you longer to relax – contact us today to discuss the details.

3 nights Siem Reap – 2 nights Kratie – 2 nights Ratanakiri – 2 nights Mondulkiri – 2 nights Phnom Penh – 2 nights Cardamom Tented Camp – 2 nights Koh Kong – 3 nights Beach Break (choice of islands depending on preferences)


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