14 Day Cambodia Adventure

14 Day Cambodia Adventure

14 Day Cambodia Adventure

$1999

Early Bird Special $1699


Set out on an enchanting journey through the temple-strewn landscapes, intriguing culture and enthralling cities of Cambodia on this incredible 14 Day Cambodia Adventure. From the stately grandeur of Angkor, the rural charms of a village at the mighty Mekong river, the relaxing beaches of Sihanoukville to the Cambodian flavours of Phnom Penh, this trip will leave you with myriad memories of a rich and wonderful country.

A journey from the majestic Angkor Wat to the coast of Cambodia with its pristine sandy beaches and scenic seaside towns. On this 14 day adventure you will explore the Angkor Wat Park, cruise through floating villages, spot rare Irrawaddy Dolphins in the Mekong River, relax on prestine beaches, trek through limestone caves and throw yourself in the bustling city life of Phnom Penh. This tour covers the main highlights of the Kingdom of Wonder.

Highlights:

- Temples of Angkor, including Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Phrom
- Siem Reap and its unique bar/restaurant scene
- Jungle hiking on Phnom Kulen
- Kulen Mountain waterfall
- Ride the famous bamboo train in Battambang
- Killing fields and caves of Phnom Sampeau in Battambang
- Old colonial town of Battambang
- Floating village of Kampong Kleang
- Ancient bridge of Kampong Kdei
- Laid back riverside town of Kratie
- Spotting rare Irrawaddy river dolphins
- Hilltop pagoda of Phnom Sampos
- Island life of Koh Sotin (Island in the Mekong river)
- Evening on Phnom Penhs hustling and bustling riverside
- Killing fields of Choueng Ek
- S 21 Khmer Rough detention center
- Royal Palace
- Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue center
- Beaches of Sihanoukville
- Coastal town of Kep
- Caves of Kampong Trach

What's Included?

- Airport pick up and drop off
- All transport
- 14 nights accommodation
- Meals as listed in the itinerary (10x Breakfast, 6x Lunch, 3x Dinner)
- Angkor Wat Pass
- Angkor Wat guide
- Kulen National Park Entrance
- Bamboo Train ticket
- Floating village tour
- Mekong boat tour
- Choueng Ek Killing Fields entrance
- S21 entrance
- Royal palace entrance
- Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
- Cave exploration in Kampong Trach
- Farewell Dinner
- And lots more...

Extras:

Every thing mentioned in the description and itinerary are included with no extra charges. But... The following is not:

- Your international flight – you’re probably going to need one
- Your spending money – it’ll go a long way in Cambodia
- Your insurance. You must have the required travel and health insurance – stay healthy and hopefully it’ll be the only waste of money from your whole trip
- Your travel vaccinations – better safe than sick
- Your visa if you need one. Contact us for more information or help to organize a visa for Cambodia

Start: Siem Reap
Finish: Phnom Penh (optional free transfer back to Siem Reap)
Group size: max. 10
Accommodation: Guesthouse (4 nights),
Hotel (10 nights)
Transport: Private mini bus/van

Day 1 - Siem Reap (Dinner)

Late afternoon meet the group in the hotel lobby and go for welcome dinner where the participants can meet and get to know each other. After dinner free time to explore the city center and its vibrant nightlife. We offer free transportation from the airport to the hotel. If you wish to use this service, please inform us with your booking.

Day 2 – Temples of Angkor – Grand Circuit, Apsara Dance Dinner Show (Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast the tour will board tuktuks and discover the temples of Angkor on the Grand Circuit, including Pre Rup, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the impressive ruins and give an insight to the ancient Khmer empire. In the evening we will visit a traditional Apsara Dance show including a buffet dinner.

Day 3 – Temples of Angkor – Small Circuit (Breakfast)

Today the tour will visit the worlds biggest religious monument, Angkor Wat, with its unique and seemingly endless bass reliefs. Climb to the top and enjoy the views over the vast area of the Angkor Archeological park. We also visit stunning Bayon temple with its many faces looking over visitors, the Terrace of the elephants and the famous 'Tomb Raider' temple of Ta Phrom. Get swept away by the mind boggling structures build centuries ago, now covered in sometimes dense vegetation.
Free time in the evening.

Day 4 – Phnom Kulen National Park (Breakfast, Lunch)

Todays incursion will bring the tour to the holy mountain of Phnom Kulen for an amazing day out in the nature. On a moderate hike we will walk through dense jungle to spot the local flora and fauna, including the endangered Indochinese Silver Langur, bats, pitcher plants and more. After lunch, we visit a giant reclining Buddha statue and the River of the 1000 Lingas, before going for a refreshing swim at the beautiful Kulen Mountain waterfall. This day is nature at its best!

Day 5 – Battambang – Bamboo train- Phnom Sampeau (Breakfast, Lunch)

Battambang is a classically quaint provincial capital. French colonial architecture and beautiful pagodas set picturesquely along the river. Charming colonial-era buildings line narrow lanes, including the 'walking district' near the market where contemporary art galleries, local and foreign cafes, shops and bars inhabit the old shop houses. Outside of town the scenery quickly becomes one of villages and rice paddies, offering an excellent opportunity to see a bit of rural Cambodia.The nearby countryside harbors several picturesque old pagodas, Angkorian era ruins, caves, mountains and the famous 'bamboo train'.

Day 6 - Siem Reap - Kampong Kleang - Kampong Kdei - Kratie (Breakfast, Lunch)

After saying farewell to Siem Reap, our first stop on our way east will bring us to the stilt/floating village of Kampong Kleang on the Tonle Sap lake. Onboard a boat, we navigate the waterways of this amazing and unique village, where most houses are raised several meters above round to make life secure during rainy season, when the water levels of the lake rise by several meters. After lunch, the tour continues further east towards the old French colonial town of Kratie settled on the shores of the mighty Mekong river. Along the way, we will also stop at the ancient bridge of Kampong Kdei, a masterpiece of the ancient Khmer empire infrastructure achievements.

Day 7 – Kratie and surroundings (Breakfast)

Our first stop is Kampi Pool to see the highly endangered Irrawaddy river dolphins. With only an estimated number between 60-80 individuals left in the wild, the tours are managed between the Ministry of Environment and WWF to secure the survival of those magnificent animals. Kampi Pool has the highest number in the world of the dolphins left, and sightings are almost always guaranteed. On the way back, we climb Phnom Sampos to visit its colourful Pagoda, have chats with the residential monks and enjoy the views of the Mekong which flows past nearby.
The afternoon is free time to explore more of this sleepy little town.
Recommended activitiy ist renting bicycles to visit Wat Rokkokandal or to take a small ferry to Koh Trong island located in front of Kratie town. It has an interesting Vietnamese floating village and many secluded sandy spots for a refreshing swim in the Mekong.

Day 8 – Kratie – Koh Sotin – Phnom Penh (Breakfast, Lunch)

On our way south to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh we follow the shores of the Mekong to the town of Kampong Cham. From there, access to the island of Koh Sotin is either over a stunning, 1.3 km long bamboo bridge (in dry season only) or by ferry (rainy season). Koh Sotin is famous throughout Cambodia for its silk weaving and vegetable growing, Life goes slow, with barley any cars on its single road and where it is much more common to encounter an ox cart transporting all sorts of goods. Strolling around the villages is a step back in time.
In the afternoon, we continue our last stretch to Phnom Penh. After check inn free time to explore Phnom Penh's riverfront with its bustling bar and restaurant scene, undoubtedly one of the best places in Asia to get such a variety for drinking and dining.

Day 9 - Phnom Penh (Breakfast, Lunch)

In the morning we drive to the edge of town to visit the infamous killing fields of Choueng Ek. This symbol of Cambodia's tragic recent history is the place where the Khmer Rough executed thousands of political prisoners and buried them in mass graves. Afterwards we are heading back to town to pay a visit to Tuol Sleng S21 detention center. This former high school was transformed into a prison by the Khmer Rough, where political enemies were tortured up for several months before being sent to Choueng EK.
Note: Those places are not for the faint of heart, with sometimes very graphic images.
After lunch, we will visit the royal palace. Within its compound lies the famous silver pagoda which houses a sacred emerald Buddha statue.
Once our visit to the royal palace is finished, there will be free time in the afternoon to go shopping at a local market, stroll around town or just enjoy the busy daily life on the riverfront.

Day 10 – Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao – Sihanoukville (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we will board our bus to head further south to the beachside town of Sihanoukville. On our way we will stop at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (it is not a zoo, as often described by several tour operators). On its vast grounds, which makes one feel visiting a national park, you will get to see many animals home to the region, including sun bears, elephants, waterbirds and tigers.
Animals here were either rescued from smugglers, poachers or private zoos, where they were kept under terrible conditions. The rescue centers mission is to resettle the animals back into the wild, if this is not possible, then to give them a safe home.
After lunch, we are tackling the last stretch to Shianoukville. Evening will be free time.

Day 11 – Sihanoukville (Breakfast)

Today will be a day off from official tour activities. As Sihanoukville offers a great variety of things to do like snorkeling, fishing trips, quad biking, etc, it will be up to you how you will spend the day. Ask your knowledgeable guides for a list on what to do, and he will kindly assist you.

Day 12 - Sihanoukville - Bokor - Kampot - Kep (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning departure to Kep along a very scenic coastal road. On the way we will stop at the famous Bokor mountain to enjoy the stunning view over the Gulf of Thailand. After Bokor mountain we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the scenic and laid-back town of Kampot. Before settling down at our hotel, we will visit the caves of Kampong Trach and one of the world famous Kep pepper plantations.
The late afternoon will be free, which gives you time to stroll around this picturesque and quiet seaside town to see the former royal residence, the crab market or to stroll around the eerie buildings of Cambodians elite from the 1960s. During the Khmer Rough regime, those villas were abandoned and haven’t been touched since. Another great activity is a hike around Kep National Park, which is located on top and around a hill in Kep. Allow 2 hours for the hike and get rewarded with stunning views over the gulf of Thailand.

DAY 13 Kep - Koh Tonsai - Kep (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We will board a boat in the morning to cross the waters to Koh Tonsai (Rabbit Island ), where we will spend the day relaxing on the beach under coconut palms to recover and to reflect on memories of the past 2 weeks in this tranquil atmosphere.
In the evening we will come all together for the farewell dinner

Day 14 – Kep - Phnom Penh - End of tour (Breakfast)

After breakfast we will set off to Phnom Penh, where the tour officially ends. For customers who would like to return to Siem Reap, we offer free transportation back
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Departures 2015:

- 01st February 2016
- 15th February 2016
- 07th March 2016
- 21st March 2016
- 04th April 2016
- 18th April 2016
- 02nd May 2016
- 16th May 2016
- 06th July 2016
- 20th July 2016
- 04th July 2016
- 18th July 2016
- 01st August 2016
- 15th August 2016

14 Day Cambodia Adventure $1999
Early Bird Special - book 90 days prior departure $1699

Price in USD per person and include tax.

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