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Explore the Cambodia of Beaten Trek 15days 14nights

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DURATION 15 days 14 nights

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Explore unseen temples and visit villages to learn about local life. Take part in sustainable tourism projects and help to support communities.Take a sunset cruise of Phnom Penh, and then dine at a restaurant which gives former street children the chance to support themselves. Hop in a cyclo to explore the city in this local, fun mode of transport. Visit the infamous ‘S-21’; a harrowing but important reminder of Cambodia’s recent history of Khmer Rouge. Exciting of cycling to the villages located next to the bank of Mekong River.

Take part in a very special experience on KohTrong Island by boat then take the tour by horse cart or bicycle as you see a traditional puppet show with a whole village. Take a boat out to spot the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Dolphin. Go to the beautiful lake which is basically a volcanic crater formed after a volcanic eruption of 4000 years ago.Visit the highland Khmer hill tribes, rivers and beautiful waterfalls of the northeastern corner of Cambodia. Discover its amazing views of the jungle and vast, ancient reminders of a once-glorious civilization of pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prey Kuk.

Sightseeing the world heritage of Angkor Wat..Start early to try the ecofriendly electric vehicle at last capital of the Great Khmer Empire; the ancient city of Angkor Thom, a truly memorable experience. Discover the temple of Beng Mealea, undiscovered for centuries. Next, see the ‘gem’ of Angkor, Banteay Srey. On the way back, stop at local communities and learn about their way of life. Take a stunning boat trip which offers marvelous views of the Cambodian countryside.


Rattanakiri Kratie Kampong Thom

DAY 1: Arrival- Phnom Penh

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by your English speaking tour guide and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. 

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: None


DAY 2: Phnom Penh

In the morning, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a Cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation and a very fun way to explore this lively city.

First, head to the National Museum, which was built in traditional Khmer style. It houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Over 5,000 pieces are on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom's cultural wealth. In addition, the roof space is home to a large bat colony!Continue to the Royal Palace.

This palace dates back to 1866 and was the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is WatPrakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom.

In the afternoon enjoy your romantic sunset cruise at Mekong River to view Phnom Penh city.  

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


DAY 3: Phnom Penh

This morning, explore the recent dark history of Cambodia on a visit to the TuolSleng Museum of Genocide. The museum is housed in the former school that was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as its main detention and torture centre.

You will also visit the Killing Fields of ChoeungEk, 15 kilometres outside of the city. This afternoon, take your time to visit the local Cambodia and Chinese traditional medical shops at Orreusey Market. Our guide will be flexible and take you around to experience as much as traditional medicine as possible.  

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


DAY 4: Phnom Penh cycling to Koh Dach

After breakfast star the tour by boat to KohDach and PrekBangkang, the picturesque island located on the banks of Mekong River, on the upstream of Phnom Penh.

Kandal is one of the provinces in Cambodia offering a vast range of sightseeing places and historical sites. Kohdach, Kandal is one of the popular tourist destinations in the province as well as in Cambodia. The entire area of Kohdach island covers 30 square kilometers of land lying on the shores of Mekong River. The travelers, who want a break from the buys and hectic life, can land to this secluded and sleepy island.

The tourists can reach the island within a minute from Phnom Penh by availing boats. The island is located on the National Road No. 6a in KonDach Commune. The visitors arriving at the island can have ample opportunities to have fresh air and recreation. The riverside resort is an ideal destination for the people seeking peace and silence. The visitors can have abundant of traditional handicrafts like silk weaving, pottery, dyeing and wood carving.

If they want to buy these local articles, they can pay a visit to the local workshops and street shops as well as handicraft center. The tourists can also have an insight of the local villages and the lifestyle of the villagers living near the Mekong River by touring this part of the city. There are satisfying arrangements for riding cruise boat and enjoy swimming.

The island is also a perfect venue for excursion, day trip and picnic. After the trip at KohDach return to PrekBangkang Island situate along Mekong rivr to explore the life style of peoples who live by the silk product.  

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


DAY 5: Phnom Penh-Kratie

Today after breakfast, your guide and driver will be waiting for you and start your journey to Kratie. The traveling will give you a lot of opportunity to experience the local live life of the local people along the ways.

Up on your arrival at Kratie, continue by ferry to the KohTrung Island, and then explore in the beautiful peaceful island by either, bike or horse cart. First start with the Vietnamese community then continues for the local green paddy rice fields with many kinds of delicious fruits until the end of the island to view the sunset. (If time permitted, we enjoy the tree planting activities).  

Overnight in Kratie.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

DAY 6: Kratie-Rattanakiri

This morning heat out by local boat into the river to see the river dolphin. The boat will stop the engine and be still in the river for 30 minutes to 1 hour to view the dolphin. Continue your trip straight to Rattanakiri. 

Arrival and check into the hotel, relax at the pool. 

Overnight in Rattanakiri.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


DAY 7: Rattanakiri –Trekking

This will be a long and dusty (or muddy) day, since we gofar East, next to the Vietnamese border. We drive through rubber and cashew nuts plantations then we make a North turn towards AndongMeas (the Gold Well) to catch

the beautiful Se San river and take a boat to the discovery ofJarai villages and their funeral statues. After a one-hour-and-a-half boat ride in the heart of an amazing nature looking a bit like the Amazon forest, we board an abandoned village which has a cemetery full of outstanding works of art, these statues doomed to destruction in the jungle stand by the dead in their last journey.

Then we cross the river to stop in a small Jarai village for lunch before starting our hike (which should last less than 3 hours) through forest, bush and rice fields. Everybody carries his or her bag and drinking water. The rhythm of the walk is calm, the only difficulty residing in the ascension of a small plateau. Before the end of day, we arrive at a big Jarai village next to the Vietnamese border; we have a wash in the river and then spend the night in a hammock.  

Overnight in Rattanakiri.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner


DAY 8: Rattanakiri –Trekking

The next morning, we leave for the hardest part of the trek, a 6 hours hike heading west, which will lead us into Katcha territory. The Katcha is one of the smallest ethnic groups in Ratanakiri. 

Then again, we cross a number of different landscapes : mainly slash and burn fields but also bush and mixed forest. It is mostly flat as we are on a plateau and the heat can be quite tough in the day. By the end of the hike we make a South turn through a very nice residual Srolao forest (the Srolao is very big tree with a greyish spotted bark).

We walk by a Jarai village that displays some of the nicest statues in the area and owns a fresh water spring that is always very much appreciated by the thirsty traveller. One hour later we arrive in the big Katcha village where we shall overnight. Once again, our bathtub will be the nearby river. Local dinner & night in hut. 

Overnight in Rattanakiri.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner


DAY 9: Rattanakiri –Trekking

Early idleness in the village then we walk south for about 8km toward the river. Going down slope, the hike is much easier now… the landscapes that we cross are quite beautiful: rice fields, mountain and primary forest.

We cross the river and rally AndongMeas where our car is waiting for us to go to Banlung. We have a late lunch in the village of Bokeo or Terres Rouges Lodge, then we head back to Banlungfor a small trip through rubber plantations towards the nearby waterfalls, Teuk Cha Ong is the most impressive of them then we continue to Katieng waterfall.

We end up with a detour to YaklaomLake, a beautiful and perfectly-round stretch of water, surrounded by forest, for a late afternoon swim. 

Overnight in Rattanakiri.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner


DAY 10: Rattanakiri –Kampong Thom

This morning take your time to visit the local markets or Yaklom Lake then our guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kampong thom. Upon your arrival at Kampong Thom, we enjoy to rest and relax at the hotel pool.

Overnight in Kampong Thom.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


Day 11: Kampong Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk-Beng M

Today at 07:30 AM, you set off towards the rarely visited jungle temples of SamborPreiKuk, one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in the country, located near Kampong Thom.

These monuments were built in the Chenla period between the 6th and 7th century and pre-date Angkor Wat. Over 100 well preserved temples are scattered around in the forest. The three main sites are linked by small and shady tracks. Enjoy a beautiful bike riding through the jungle with breathtaking views. The seven villages around the temple complex still practice the ancient art of craft making, using materials such as bamboo and rattan.

The community runs the Isanborei Craft Hut next to the temples and sells their products there. You will have the chance to visit and contribute to the sustainability of the people’s livelihood. Continue to Siem Reap. We’re off to BengMealea. Due to its location outside the main temple area, BengMealea is rarely visited by tourists; however, it is one of the most spectacular of all Angkor temples.

Its towers and walls are completely collapsed and the temple is dominated by jungle with trees and vines covering the buildings and emerging from doorways. As you explore BengMealea, you get a sense of what early explorers to Angkor encountered, not to mention the awe inspiring realization that mother nature does, in fact, “win” when all is said and done. Continue to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.  

Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


DAY12: Siem Reap

After breakfast, our cycling guide will take you around to visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom in an ecofriendly electric vehicle. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII.

This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, with each side of the city being 4 km long, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake. From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city.

The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers with four faces representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs. This afternoon, explore the highlights of the Small Circuit. Start your tour with a visit to Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12h to early 13th centuries.

Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include BanteayKdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and SrahSrang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”.

From here, it is only a short hop to the most beautiful temples of the Grand Circuit, like the overgrown Preah Khan Temple and NeakPean with its artificial lakes. Experience the sunset view at pre Rup temple. Enjoy your most wonderful dinner with Khmer traditional dance show.  

Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, dinner


DAY13: Siem Reap

Early today, travel to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of BanteaySrey, which is best viewed in the warm morning light. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” was built between the 11th and 13th century

and remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs, depicting Hindu god Shiva. BanteaySrey is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor. On the way back to Siem Reap, stop at the Landmine Museum which promotes mine awareness and education.

Mr. Aki Ra, the museum founder, was a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. The museum serves also as a rescue center for a number of landmine amputee children that Aki Ra has brought off Phnom Penh’s streets or from impoverished rural communities. This late afternoon visit the famous Angkor Wat by local tuktuk.

Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. The divine residence of Vishnu, the King himself was to reside here after his death. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign.

Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.  

Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY14: Full Day Trekking Kulen Mountain

This morning, our trekking guide will meet you at hotel then we heat out to Kulen Mountain. Arrive at the mountain foot then you will hike up to the mountain for 1-2 hours straight to the Kulen Mountain water fall.

Phnom Kulen, an impressive sandstone plateau in this otherwise flat area. The mountain is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire and a sacred place for the Khmer who come in droves on the weekends. Upon arrival at the top of Phnom Kulen, Picnic lunch will be prepared as you will discover stone carvings in a riverbed and visit several hidden pagodas.

One of the main attractions is a waterfall where you can take a refreshing bath. Enjoy the stunning view of the plains before descending and returning to Siem Reap. 

Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY15: Siem Reap-Departure

A private vehicle will take you through the countryside around the Western Baray where you can spot water buffalos in swampy ponds, kids in school uniforms on their bicycles and oxcarts.

Visit the Angkor Silk Farm 15 km west of Siem Reap, where you can witness the entire process of silk creation from growing and harvesting mulberry as food for the silk worms, the breeding process and life cycle of the silk worm to the spinning the silk, the dying process and the creation of beautiful silk weavings on wooden hand looms. Children will get the opportunity to feed the silk worms – a fun experience!

Return to Siem Reap in the afternoon and visit the boutique of Les Artisans d’Angkor for the opportunity to view and purchase the end product of refined silk design if you like. Transfer to airport for your departure flight back home  

Meal included on this day: Breakfast



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