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Discovery of Phnom penh
An off the beaten path
Kampong Cham and its surrounding
Discovery of the Irrawaddy Dolphins
Meeting ethnic groups in Mondulkiri
Day with elephants in an NGO
Yeak Lom crater lake
Trekking in the Virachey National Park
Boat trip in the Mekong
Visit the Preah Vihear temple
Visit the main temples of the Angkor complex
Floating village of Kampong Khleang
Stroll in the Battambang countryside
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Day 3: Phnom Penh > Kampong Cham
Day 4: Kampong Cham > Kratie
Day 5: Kratie
Day 6: Kratie > Sen Monorom
Day 7: Sen Monorom
Day 8: Sen Monorom > Ratanakiri
Day 9: Virachey - Trekking
Day 10: Ratanakiri > Stung Treng
Day 11: Preah Vihear
Day 12: Preah Vihear > Siem Reap
Day 13: Siem Reap
Day 14: Siem Reap
Day 15: Siem Reap > Battambang
Day 16: Battambang
Day 17: Battambang > Phnom Penh
Day 18: Phnom Penh
Arrival in Phnom Penh and welcome by your guide. Transfer to your hotel in the city center.
Visit the oldest temple in the city, Wat Phnom. Located north of the city center, Wat Phnom (Khmer temple of the hill) dates from the 14th century. The locals walk and relax in their gardens during the weekend.
At the opening, visit the Royal Palace which is the residence of kings since 1860 and the reign of Norodom I. Real gem, the buildings offer superb examples of traditional Khmer architecture.
Visit the National Museum in one of the finest buildings in the city dating back to 1917, inspired by the architecture of ancientatemples and palaces.
Museum of Genocide Tuol Sleng S-21 prison, a former high school turned into a deadly prison during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. This visit will be the hardest part of your trip but it will offer you a glimpse of the most difficult, painful and obscure period of the country. By late afternoon, stroll in the Russian market, which is one of the most important and popular markets in the city.
Phnom Penh > Kampong Cham
Discovery of Skun village. Our guide will drop you at the city market, where you will find many stalls. The specialty of Skun is the fried spiders: crunchy outside with a chicken flavor inside. Tasting if you wish!
Continue on our way to Kâmpong Cham. Visit of the Hindu temple Nokor Bachey built in the middle of the 12th century. Enjoy the peace and the surrounding nature. Stop at one of the oldest bridges in Cambodia: Spean Bridge Pratos (Naga Bridge).
Arrival at the end of the day in your bambo lodge in the heart of the countryside.
Kampong Cham > Kratie
Visit of a rubber plantation and the Chup factory recognized worldwide for its natural rubber. Stop at the bamboo bridge that connects downtown Kampong Cham to the island of Koh Paen. This bridge is passable from January to April and is destroyed in May during the rainy season. Every year, it's more than thirty villagers rebuild this bridge.
Transfer by boat to the island of Koh Trong off Kratie.
Road to Kampi to discover the Irrawady dolphins.
Embark on a small boat and go in search of one of the rare species of freshwater dolphins, endangered. Back on Koh Trong and bike ride in the surrounding countryside to meet the locals.
Kratie > Sen Monorom
Road to Mondulkiri.
Discover the city and its surroundings. Visit Bousra waterfall which is one of the largest in the province. Visit the fall of Dak Dam with its red soil.
On the way back, meeting with ethnic Phnong in a village.
Visit a farm of coffee and tea. The Mondulkiri coffee is very famous in the whole world.
Perhaps the most emotional day of your stay: Encounter with elephants.
Visit of NGO Cambodia Elephant Rescue Organization to save elephants and Mondulkiri Forest.
For one day, you will learn more about the animal and its lifestyle. In the jungle, you will spend time with the elephants on several steps: walking, eating and washing. Warning, these species are protected and it is forbidden to climb on the animal.
Sen Monorom > Ratanakiri
Visit the volcanic lake Yeak Lom which is one of the must-see sites. This is a volcanic crater lake existing for 700 000 years.
The ethnic groups believe that this lake is inhabited by some guardian spirits.
Virachey - Trekking
4x4 transfer to the village of Kachon, located in the north of the park.
Embark on a small boat to cross the Sesan River (50 min) and arrive at the entrance of the jungle. If the sky is clear you will have the chance to see the Virachey Mountains. Meet with your ranger and briefing on the day.
After 2 hours of hiking, you will arrive at a 40m high waterfall.
Enjoy a moment of rest for a refreshing swim and have lunch. Take the path of a bamboo jungle.
Meet the inhabitants of this jungle: gibbons, monkeys or deer (no guarantee). Your guide will teach you more about jungle survival techniques.
Meeting with the tribe Kachock near the river. Transfer by boat to the village of Kachon.
Ratanakiri > Stung Treng
Visit the local market which is the crossroads of all ethnic groups in the region. Road to Steung Treng which lies on the border with Laos.
Visit the Mekong Blue NGOs which aims to fight against poverty and to promote Cambodian crafts.
Boat trip on the Mekong where you will discover the local life and its vegetation.
Stoeng Treng > Preah Vihear
On the way, visit the Sopheakmit Falls and a pagoda with a 10m high Buddha statue.
Visit of the Preah Vihear temples, classified UNESCO. These beautiful perched on the heights of a cliff temples are located between the border of Cambodia and Thailand and date from the 11th century.
Preah Vihear > Siem Reap
Visit of Koh Ker which was one of the capitals of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944.
Discovery of the Prasat Thom Temple and the Prang Pyramid.
Continue to Siem Reap.
Stop at Beng Mealea temple which literally means "lotus pond". This is one of the most mysterious temples of the ancient city of Angkor. The temple was used in the filming of the French film "Deux Frères".
First discovery of the temples of Angkor (UNESCO) in tuk-tuk.
Visit the temples of Angkor Thom, which means "the great city", it is the largest site of the archaeological park and the last capital of the Angkorian Empire.Visit the Bayon and its mystical faces, Baphuon, the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King.
Visit the 8th wonder of the world, Angkor Wat: One of the most splendid human achievement to have ever emerged, Angkor Wat is the most famous monument of Angkor. It is a 12th century temple dedicated to Vishnu, built during the reign of King Suryavarman II. The heart of the temple is surrounded by a series of galleries covered with carved bas-reliefs.
Visit Ta Prohm, made famous by the film Tomb Raider, this temple nestled in the jungle is the perfect example of nature taking its rights! Indeed, the great roots and ficus pushed inside the ruins and today sublimate the stones.
In the morning, visit the floating village of Kampong Khleang.
You will discover the village in an authentic way aboard a local boat. Let yourself be guided through several activities. From visiting a family home floating to floating gardens, passing by farms and small shops, discover how local communities have ingeniously adapted to life on the water. Meet the locals and visit a crocodile farm.
In the afternoon, discovery of the village of Chreav. The village is in the heart of nature and rice fields, you can discover many vegetable farms as well as traditional houses. Take a guided tour in a "ox cart" to discover the village, the market and a vegetable farm. If you wish, you can participate in various gardening activities. The village guide will explain the history of Chreav and the daily life and many superstitions of its inhabitants.
Siem Reap > Battambang
Discovery of "Artisans d'Angkor" field school where young Cambodians learn traditional crafts. Visit of the factory "Senteurs d'Angkor".
Visit the pagoda of Wat Sa Damrei built in the early 20th century and survived the Khmer Rouge.
Tour of Battambang with the governor's house, the courthouse and the market. These monuments from colonialism kept their French architecture.
Ride bike-trailer to meet the Cham and Vietnamese villages. Discovery of rural life with a visit to a factory of rice leaves, dried bananas, rice wine or even Prahok. Visit the village Wat Kor and its traditional houses dating back more than a century.
Visit the Phnom Sampov hill and its Killing Cave. Today Phnom Sampov is one of the most important religious sites of the country. The name Killing Cave was given to him after the period of the Khmer Rouge who used it to throw the bodies of the victims.
At sunset, you will witness a natural spectacle out of the ordinary with the exit of the cave thousands of bats go hunting insects.
Battambang > Phnom Penh
Road to Kampong Chhnang who is located on the river Tonle Sap. The region is registered UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. Visit the local market to admire the pottery.
On the road, visit the temple of Wat Kampong Tralach. Visit the hills of Oudong, the ancient capital of Cambodia for more than 250 years.
Arrival in Phnom Penh at the end of the day.
Transfer to Phnom Penh Airport.
Comfort for everyone
Hotel, accommodation based on twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast
All transfers and ground transportations by private air-conditioned vehicle.
Entrance fees, excursions and sight-seeing tours are as indicated in the itinerary.
Tour guide and driver
Complimentary 2 bottles of drinking water and 2 towels per person per day during the tour.
What's Not Included
International and Domestic air tickets.
All international and domestic airport taxes.
VISA fee & VISA arrangement fee to Cambodia.
Personal expenses which are not indicated in the program.
Tips to guides and drivers.
Other optional tours and meal are not specified in the itinerary.