No matter where you travel in Cambodia, the past is always present. History, both ancient and modern, is everywhere here; whether youre cycling in the shadows of the mighty Angkor Wat, wandering the streets of cosmopolitan Phnom Penh, or exploring the Irrawaddy in search of river dolphins, you cant escape the pull of time that shaped and continues to shape this arresting land.
There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Head to the Cambodian through the heart of Thailand. Once in Cambodia, change vans and continue to Battambang.
Upon arrival, explore the riverside city for a few hours before dinner.
Border Crossing (Thailand - Cambodia)
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 130km)
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 125km)
Spend the morning on an optional motorcycle tour of the countryside, visiting temples, local cottage industries, and the unique Bamboo Train. If cooking is more your speed try your hand at Khmer cuisine with a cooking class, enjoying the results with a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, head off to Siem Reap.
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 175km)
Spend the whole day exploring with a local guide. The best way to experience the site is to arrive for sunrise, explore in the cooler morning hours and head back into town to relax during the hottest time of the day. Then, head back into the site for sunset and a little more exploring.
Angkor Wat Guided Tour
We rotate our included local meal between a local home in a small village and the New Hope project in order to support as many small businesses as possible. With so many travellers coming through these areas, alternating experiences helps to allow both small businesses to flourish. Both experiences are truly unique and memorable.
New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
Meal with Local Family
Travel to the third largest city in Cambodia, Kampong Cham. Opt to rent a bike and cruise along the river to explore the countryside and meet friendly locals or visit the 11th century Vat Nokor temple. Enjoy an included local dinner to sample more of this delicious cuisine.
Private Vehicle (5.00-7.00 hours, 310km)
In the morning travel to Kratie, located on the banks of the mighty Mekong River.
In the afternoon, head out on the massive Mekong with local boatmen to try and spot the endangered Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin.
Kratie Boat Trip
Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 160km)
Opt for a drink in one of the many riverside cafés.
Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour
Private Vehicle (2.50-5.00 hours, 340km)
Follow a local guide and witness the dark side of Cambodian history with visits to Choeung Ek, the site of the infamous Killing Fields, and Tuol Sleng, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.
In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city's many sights: the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Russian market or Wat Phnom.
Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour
Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour
Drive eastward along the coast to reach Kampot, world-famous for the Kampot pepper and home of Bokor National Park.
Visit Rabbit Island or spend some time at the beachside town of Kep, known for its fresh crabs. Opt for activities like visiting a cave, a pepper plantation or a fish farm. Take a cycle tour to a waterfall or enjoy a sunset cruise.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)
Travel to Sihanoukville and feast on fantastic local seafood, take a day trip to snorkel the coral reefs and explore the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves splash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better than this.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 100km)
There are options in town to check out some local cafés or get a massage or pedicure, too.
Drive to Phnom Penh airport to return to Bangkok. There will be time to catch up on last minute shopping or visit more sights before one last evening on the town.
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 220km)
Transfer about an hour back to the city from the airport on arrival.
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
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Trip Name: Ultimate Cambodian Adventure
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 1189
Trip Code: 127180
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