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The Ultimate Cambodian Adventure

18 Days / 17 Nights


Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Koh Kong & Sihanoukville
  • See the diversity of Cambodia - a harmony of past and present:
  • Step back in time to the glory days of the Khmer Empire, the colonization of French, the depredations of the Khmer Rouge and the Cambodia today.
  • Explore the charming French colonial town and countryside of Battambang and take a chance to experience the thrilling Bamboo train you hardly find elsewhere.
  • Strolling around the vibrant French colonial city of Phnom Penh and witnessing its tumultuous past - the depredations of the Khmer Rouge.
  • Connect with nature and experience an off-the-beaten-track adventure through the jungle in one of Asia’s biggest Cardamom rainforests.
  • Relax in the tranquility of the southern coast. Stay longer, breathe deep and savor the laid-back pace of life in Cambodia.
  • Be immersed in Cambodian culture - witness the hundred-year-old “Royal Ballet of Cambodia or Apsara Dance”.


The Ultimate Cambodian Adventure - 18 Days / 17 Nights

DAY 1 (Welcome Dinner) -Arrival in Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap, your tour guide meets you as you exit from the Restricted Area at the airport and offers you a private transfer to your hotel.

Welcome Dinner with Apsara Dance Show
As evening comes, enjoy your welcome dinner at a local restaurant and witness the hundred-year-olds “Royal Ballet of Cambodia” or “Apsara Dance”.

Overnight in Siem Reap (5 nights)

DAY 2 (BREAKFAST) -Siem Reap / Full-day Angkor Tour

Today start your Angkor adventure by exploring the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom. From Angkor Thom’s southern gateway, continue to visit Bayon temple “The Giant Smiling Faces temple”. Move on to visit the nearby triple-tiered mountain temple of the Baphuon, also known as the Pyramid temple in Angkor. From there walk through the shaded parkland to the Terrace of the Elephant, and the Terrace of the Leper King to view their detailed stone carvings.

Late afternoon, continue to visit the encroaching jungle Ta Prohm, also known to be the undisputed capital of the “Kingdom of the Trees” or “Tomb Raider Temple”. Wrap up today with Preah Khan or “Sacred Sword” until sunset, Or view the sunset over the mountain temple of Pre Rup, one of Angkor’s most popular spots to view the sunset.  Or (with a supplement) you may opt to enjoy relaxing sunset cocktails at the royal bathing pool of Srah Srang. Or you may opt to enjoy a relaxing sunset gondola ride with cocktails along the moat of the Great City of Angkor Thom.

DAY 3 (BREAKFAST) -Siem Reap / Sunrise at Angkor Wat & Tonle Sap Lake

Today rise early to catch the spectacular sunrise over the world’s largest religious ruins of Angkor Wat and discover this mighty temple at dawn, regarded by many as the quintessential Angkor experience. After exploring the ruins in detail led by your professional tour guide, return to the hotel for a late leisurely breakfast.

This afternoon takes a break from temples, and travel a bit further away from town to explore Kampong Phluk “Harbour of the Tusks”, a fascinating fishing community on the fringes of the magnificent Tonlé Sap Lake. Take a boat trip to see its glory as you pass through the floating village where the fisherman and their families live in stilted houses. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery dominated by the tranquility of the lake that dots the landscape.

Evening option: Visit Phare Circus Performance by Phare Artists
• 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Cambodian street food, drinks, shopping, and pre-show entertainment (Own expenses)
• 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Phare Circus Performance

DAY 4 (BREAKFAST & Lunch) -Siem Reap / Go off the beaten track

After an early breakfast at the hotel, at 7.30 am your guide will take you through timeless rural Cambodian villages and countryside to explore Kbal Spean. Take this opportunity to join a guided tour around the ACCB (Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity), a recusing and caring wildlife Center. Afterward, you will enjoy a moderate 3-km trek up the sacred Kbal Spean Hill through dense jungle to see “the River of 1000 Lingas” or “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” on the top; with its amazing Hindu stone carvings of Hindu gods, animals, and phallic symbols in the river bed.

Or you may go to discover Beng Mealea, ‘Lotus Pond’ in Khmer, for a unique jungle experience. Beng Melea, a mysterious temple, is built to the same plan as Angkor Wat but is so deeply overrun by the forces of nature that exploring it is the ultimate Indiana Jones experience.

After lunch, conclude your day with the famous pink temple of Banteay Srei temple “the Citadel of Women”. Stop at a local village along the way, to meet local people and see how they traditionally produce their local commodities such as basket weaving and sugar palm.

DAY 5 (BREAKFAST) -Siem Reap / Free day at your leisure

Free day at your leisure. Relax and reflect on your memorable journey so far.

Or you may opt for other activities/tours:

  • Private Khmer Cooking Class – Learn the art of the Khmer kitchen in a private Khmer cooking class (morning). Start with a local market visit, then learn some Khmer cooking techniques to create some of its most storied dishes from preparation to cooking. Lastly, time to enjoy your own culinary creation serving as your lunch.
  • Angkor Zipline Adventure – Experience Angkor Zipline Adventure (Half Course), the best Angkor eco-adventure tour and the only zipline inside the UNESCO Angkor Park. Explore the pristine 1500-year-old rainforest from the high in the treetops.
  • Siem Reap Quade Bike adventure – Take a break from temples and enjoy guided tours on Quads (Terrain Vehicles) around the countryside and traditional local villages of Siem Reap. You can enjoy the tour as long as you want to start from 1-hour adventure to a full day off-the-beaten-track excursion. The sunset tour by quad bike is an exciting experience; this allows you to see the real rural area of Siem Reap and have the opportunity to spot a spectacular sunset view over paddy fields.

DAY 6 (Breakfast) -Siem Reap / Battambang

Today, continue overland to Battambang, the second-largest city in Cambodia and an artsy city blessed with early 20th-century French colonial architecture. The transfer takes almost 3 hours (170 Km). Along the way, detour to visit Angkor Silk Farm to witness the entire fascinating process of silk-making from the mulberry bushes’ cultivation, silkworm farming, cocoon unwinding, preparation of the silk threads, ikat technique (tie-dyeing of the threads) and silk weaving to the production of silk fabrics and accessories.

Late afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of this charming town to see its iconic Buddhist monastery and numerous colonial buildings. Taste some local street foods and seasonal fruits and lastly enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant on your account.

Overnight in Battambang (2 nights)

DAY 7 (Breakfast) -Battambang / Full-day tour

Today you will climb the 358 stone steps leading to the five towers of Phnom Banan – a 1000-year-old Khmer temple sporting superb carvings, reputedly the inspiration for Angkor Wat –from where you’ll drink in sweeping views. On the way back visit the local grape yards and winery (tasting is complimentary).

For the rest of the day, visit the Ancient Khmer house, watch the traditional rice paper-making, take a chance to experience the thrilling Bamboo train, and spend the sunset watching millions of bats that stream from the caves for a night of hunting. A true spectacle that lasts for up to 40 minutes.

DAY 8 (Breakfast) -Battambang / Phnom Penh

This morning, drive to Phnom Penh, the kingdom’s capital where the past and present meet. The transfer takes approximately 5 hours (291 km). Make some stops along the way for photo shooting and visit a traditional pottery community in Kampong Chhnang.

Overnight in Phnom Penh (3 nights)

DAY 9 (Breakfast) -Phnom Penh / City tour & Sunset Cruise

Today start your city exploration by making a wish at the spiritual Wat Phnom, a city landmark and a popular place for worship. From there, set off on a Cyclo (traditional transportation back to the 1960s) to explore the glittering Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, admiring the over 5,000 silver tiles, each weighing about two pounds, covering the floor and the collection of shiny golden Buddhas. Then walk to the National Museum, home to the country’s most important collection of ancient Cambodian artifacts.

This afternoon, you will have ample time to explore the famous Tuol Tumpong Market “Russian Market”, which sells many goods. Or visit the Central Market (Phsar Thmei), a unique colonial-style building constructed in 1937. Today, this beautiful market has become a prominent landmark in Phnom Penh.

Wrap up today with a memorable sunset cruise (sharing). A trip not to be missed! relax on a wooden boat cruising along the mighty Mekong River and see a quaint floating Village and local fishermen at work. Enjoy a free flow of water, soft drinks, and local beer while watching a spectacular sunset over the Phnom Penh skyline and Royal Palace and witnessing this charming capital’s beauty at dusk.

DAY 10 (Breakfast) -Phnom Penh / Cambodian Genocide Tour

This morning, you are taken on a Cambodian Genocide tour to explore the harrowing Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school turned into the S-21 prison –essentially a torture center – by the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Next is to explore the notorious killing fields of Choeung Ek, where some 17,000 people met their ends.

Enjoy this afternoon free at your leisure.

Day 11 (Breakfast) -Phnom Penh / Cardamom Mountain, Koh Kong

After breakfast, set off on a private vehicle with a driver to Koh Kong homes to one of Asia’s biggest Cardamom rainforests.

Connect with nature and experience an off-the-beaten-track adventure through the jungle in one of Asia’s biggest Cardamom rainforests. Explore natural wonder in its truest form in the species-rich Cardamom mountains as it winds through some of Cambodia’s least developed and un-spoilt areas, amidst thick forests, streams, and waterfalls.

You can choose to experience either one of the 2 resorts below (2-3 nights), or you may experience them both for 4-5 nights.

Where to stay?

Cardamom Tented Camp

Cardamom Tented Camp is a pioneering wildlife and nature conservation tourism project, striving to save the Botum Sakor National Park. Located in the heart of Cardamom forests, this eco-lodge offers nine luxurious safari-style glamping tents.

The lodge aims to minimize the human footprint on the natural world and serve as a role model in promoting sustainable ecotourism practices within both the national park and Cambodia as a whole. From the foot of your door, you have the entire gamete of nature adventures waiting for you – trekking, wildlife & conservation, kayaking, etc.

Tour packages you can choose from:

  • TREKKER PACKAGE (3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS): Join a patrol with the Wildlife Alliance Rangers and go trekking through the dense Cambodian jungle along abandoned poaching and logging trails. Visit the Ranger Station where the confiscated equipment of poachers and loggers – including traps, improvised hunting rifles, and even chainsaws – is on display. Then kayak down the Preak Tachan River, or take one of the self-guided hikes along our carefully selected trails and discover the rich diversity of flora and fauna and get a glimpse of macaques, gibbons, hornbills and other rare wildlife found in the Cardamom Mountains.
  • EXPLORER (4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS): Explore the Cardamom Mountains in remote Cambodia. As part of this package, you will have the option to accompany Forest Rangers on more adventurous patrols to the most remote parts of the national park. Go trekking through the jungle or kayaking along the meandering waterways and get a glimpse of rare birds and other wildlife. You will also have more freedom to explore the surrounding evergreen forests, mangroves, and rivers on your own or with one of our experienced guides.
  • JUNGLE CAMP (4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS): Stay at a comfortable safari tent in the jungle and learn. Enjoy the wilderness sightings along with your trekking and visit the ranger station. Sleeping in the tensile tent in the jungle and delicious BBQ dinner. A designated tour guide will be accommodated in staff quarters and will eat with the Cardamom Tented Camp’s team. Enjoy the wilderness sightings. Picnic lunch provided on Day 2.
  • CARDAMOM BIRDWATCHER SUPPLEMENTARY: The Birdwatcher Package offers avid birders a Birding Program through the Cardamom Rainforest. Led by a specialist birding expert, the guide will accompany the group and help identify the various birds that we will see and hear.


Canvas & Orchids Retreat – The Ultimate Cambodian Eco-Lodge in the Cardamom Rainforest

With its 13 Floating and Island Tents, Canvas & Orchids Retreat provides a guilt-free luxury hotel experience deep in the heart of the Cardamom mountains, one of Southeast Asia’s most important ecosystems. Well-appointed tents float peacefully on the tranquil Tatai River, with the only sounds piercing the night sky emanating from the jungle surrounds – a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the beauty and splendor of the Cardamom Rainforest.

Things to do:

  • Tatai River Sunset Cruise (start at 4.30 pm – 2-3 hours): Join us on our daily sunset cruise on the Tatai River to admire Cambodia’s bold, bright, and colorful sunset. It’s the perfect way to transition into the evening and start your night with a spark of magic.
  • Dawn Jungle Trek (start at 7.00 am – 2-3 hours): Following an early morning coffee, we’ll venture into the rainforest and listen to the rainforest symphony on our dawn jungle trek. You’ll kayak upstream, then hike through the lush jungle, witnessing all the incredible flora and fauna that can be found there.
  • Greet the Neighbors “A Walk into the Khmers’ Life” (1-2 hours): We invite you to immerse yourself in the local culture with a walk into the life of the Khmer people on Koh Andet Island. Meet locals, view traditional Cambodian architecture, and see what it’s like to live a life on the river and in the jungle.
  • Tatai Waterfalls by boat (Full day – start at 10.00 am – 5-6 hours): Visit the famous Tatai waterfall, also called Nature’s Spa, on a serene boat trip down the Tatai River. Be bold and climb the mighty rocks or simply relax to the sound of rushing water. A great way to refresh after a jungle hike.
  • Lost in the mangrove (Full day – start at 10 AM – 6-7 hours): Another highlight of the area, prepare yourself for a full day of new experiences to explore the mangrove forest. You will cruise towards the coast, deep into the mangroves, to experience the calmness and natural bounty of this watery paradise.

Overnight in Koh Kong (3 nights)

DAY 12-13 (BREAKFAST) -Koh Kong / Activities or free days at leisure

Enjoy selected activities (included or with a supplement) at the resort or enjoy free days at leisure.

DAY 14-17 (BREAKFAST) -Koh Kong / Sihanoukville

After breakfast, set off on a local boat to the shore and continue by private car (3–4-hour drive) to Sihanoukville – a gateway to the tranquil beaches and islands, including the immaculate Koh Rong archipelago.

You might think you need to head to Thailand or Indonesia to experience those tropical beaches with white sand and crystal-clear waters, but Cambodia also has one of the best beaches in Southeast Asia. Barely one hour’s ferry ride from the ever-evolving coastal city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s tropical islands are an eminently accessible slice of paradise on earth. Settle into the lush life with our suggestions of luxury getaways on Cambodia’s picturesque islands.

Over the next 3 days (Day 15 – 17), enjoy free days at leisure or you may experience some hotel services or activities at your own expense.

Where to stay:

Song Saa Private Island
The twin ‘sweetheart’ islands of Song Saa are simply the last word in luxury island living, just 35 minutes from Sihanoukville port rests amongst an undeveloped and scenic terrain of rain forests rocks, boulders, and seascape. Dreamed up by a husband-and-wife team who spent years working to bring their vision of these idyllic islands to life, this five-star retreat is an exercise in understated style studded with over-water villas, winding pathways, private pools, top cuisine, and majestic ocean vistas.

Six Senses Krabey Island
As you’d expect, this is the perfect place to feast your senses on the richness of island life. This private island takes only 15 minutes to reach by speedboat, but once you arrive, you might not want to leave. The 12-hectare private resort features 40 free-standing pool villas, an extensive Six Senses Spa, a sunset bar, two unique restaurants, an ice cream parlor, a horizon lap pool, an outdoor fitness circuit, an oceanfront boardwalk, a beachfront sundeck, open-air cinema and sky observatory.

Koh Russey Villas & Resort
An ultra-contemporary island hideaway in “the Cambodian Riviera”, the Koh Russey Villas & Resort offers laid-back chic with a blend of wellness, epicureanism, relaxation, and adventure, on the longest private beach on the archipelago. It’s the perfect fusion of convenience, comfort, and indulgence in an idyllic tropical island environment. 20 minutes from the airport by car and 10 minutes by boat from the shore.

The Royal Sands Koh Rong
This is a true island villa experience and, true to the name, you’ll feel like royalty here as you settle into your beachfront home away from home. The largest of Cambodia’s islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Rong isn’t a private island like the others on this list. That said, much of Koh Rong is minimally developed, home only to rustic fishing villages and coconut palm, meaning this.

Eden Beach Resort
Eden Beach Resort is a new 4-star resort located on the beautiful sands of Koh Rong Sanloem. The resort features a stunning restaurant, bar, garden, and outdoor swimming pool. It takes approximately 45-60 minutes to reach by boat from the main pier of Sihanouk Ville. Popular points of interest near Eden Beach Resort include Lazy Beach, Saracen Bay Beach, and Sunset Beach.

DAY 18 (BREAKFAST) -Sihanoukville / Departure

Today, you are transferred by a speed boat to the shore and continue by private car to Kang Keng Airport in Sihanoukville or Phnom Penh International Airport (3-hour drive) for your flight home or next destination.


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