Highlights
  • Get active while exploring the very best that Cambodia has to offer, in true Intrepid style. Take in all the must-sees and uncover some underexplored treasures.
  • Get on your bike and off the main streets into heart of Phnom Penh with a backstreets bike tour. Peddle away from the crowds and onto jungle paths through the spectacular ruins of Angkor Wat.
  • The chance to experience a community home stay is the best way we know to get insight into local life and culture.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for rare Irrawaddy dolphins and kayak through scenic flooded forests in Kratie.

Cambodia’s incredible beauty, fantastic food and unique culture are even better when combined with some serious outdoor adventure. Explore Phnom Penh and visit haunting monuments to Cambodia’s tragic past, take to the Mekong for an island homestay, get up close with Irrawaddy dolphins and kayak through spectacular flooded forests, then discover the ancient temple ruins of the incredible Angkor complex by foot and mountain bike before winding up in Siem Reap.

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Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Rivers & Seas
  • Mekong River

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very well organised, great leader. October 2015

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very well organised, great leader.

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Sodyka Im was an awesome tour guide October 2015

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Sodyka Im was an awesome tour guide and i loved seeing the culture while channgling myself.

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The tour was well run, the tour September 2015

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The tour was well run, the tour guide (Sodyka Im) was very knowledgeable and helpful, hotels were clean, there was a wide variety of activities and it was good to get a local feel of Cambodia and feel like you were supporting the country through the home stay, going to training restaurants etc.
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The trip was full of things to October 2015

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The trip was full of things to do, and the accommodation was good throughout. There was no day without interesting activities, the group atmosphere was very good and our tour leader did an excellent job guiding us through the country.
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This trip was perfect for families. It October 2015

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This trip was perfect for families. It had a great combination of activities which interested the kids and adults as well as downtime. We were never bored with each day bringing new adventures. We were never rushed for time and could do the little extras we wanted to.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Phnom Penh

Sua s'dei! Welcome to Cambodia. The sensational Angkor ruins may be the main attraction, but Cambodia’s exquisite temples, remote villages and magical markets deserve lots of attention too. With genuine locals always ready to share a sincere smile, Cambodia will steal your heart and enrich your spirit. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm tonight – check with hotel reception for more information and have your insurance details and next of kin information ready for collection. If you have free time in the afternoon, perhaps stroll the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture. Phnom Penh is set at the meeting point of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, and life centres around the lively river-front area. This evening perhaps join the locals as they come to take in the air, snack on the street hawker food and enjoy impromptu waterside entertainment.

Day 2 Phnom Penh cycling

Start your adventure today by bike, crossing the river by local boat, and then riding through the villages on an island in the Mekong River. The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture and aquaculture. Stop to see locals at work in the village and enjoy cycling on quiet roads through orchards and rice paddies. Then return to Phnom Penh for a free afternoon to see the sights. Your leader can help you organise many optional activities. Phnom Penh remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles. The Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. The former school of Tuol Sleng served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. The Choeung Ek Memorial is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields. This was the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng, and standing in this peaceful setting it’s almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area. Perhaps visit Wat Phnom, the temple that gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th century, or the Royal Palace complex’s Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country. An ideal way to spend your second evening here is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront.

Day 3 Koh Trong cycling

This morning leave early by private bus for Kratie (approximately 6 hours). En route, pass through Skuon, a small town famous for its tasty spiders where it's possible to sample an eight-legged snack. Eat these furry arachnids like a crab, cracking the body open and pulling the legs off one by one – a delicious snack for the adventurous! Kratie is a picturesque town on the banks of the Mekong, and was until recently a strategic trading port. Both the French and Khmer Rouge utilised the town and there are a number of French colonial buildings that still remain. Board a local boat from Kratie waterfront to Koh Trong for your homestay. Approximately 280 families call this 6-kilometre island home. Depending on the season and the river height, you may need to walk up a stretch of beach and then take a local vehicle to your destination. The island is famous for growing the citrus fruit pomelo (supposedly some of the best in Cambodia), rice and other agricultural products. Your homestay is a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday Cambodian life, and this evening you'll taste a traditional-style dinner. Facilities are basic and multi share with mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets provided. With hammocks strung up beneath the house, this a very scenic place to unwind. A 9-kilometre loop around the island’s perimeter is perfect for a leisurely cycle through traditional Khmer villages, fruits orchards and rice fields, observing daily rituals and routines of traditional village life.

Day 4 Kratie/Kampi/Stung Treng

After breakfast, take a guided walk around the local villages (Approx 1 hour ). It's a great way to see how the locals live and to learn more about the culture of this particular part of Cambodia. During the Khmer Rouge a lot of the forests in the centre of the island were cut down, and so the villagers have started a tree-planting project at Wat Ty Pram Kbal Koh Trong. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the project by helping to plant a tree in the pagoda grounds. Then say goodbye to your island home and head back to the mainland. In Kratie you’ll wander down the river boulevard and explore the town & local market. Afterwards, head towards Kampi stopping to visit Phnom Sambok Temple complex. Here you will gain an insight into Buddhism while enjoying an invigorating hike up 360 steps to the top of the hill for a magnificent view. Once in Kampi you will head out in small boats along the Mekong river to view the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. Later, continue on to Stung Treng (approximately 2.5 hours travel from Kratie). Once part of southern Laos, Stung Treng switched to Cambodian ownership during the French colonial era. However, many people here speak both Khmer and Laos. Head out to uncover some local snacks at the market in town. Your leader can help you discover the regional delights.

Day 5 Stung Treng hike/Mekong River kayaking

This morning start early for a full day of activities. Travel to the village of Voeun Kham and then catch a local boat towards the famous thundering Sopheak Mitt Waterfall in the Mekong River on the Cambodia-Laos border, which crashes over limestone crags and boulders in a wonderful example of nature’s raw force. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, park the boat and head off on a hike to the stunning waterfall through lush tropical jungle. Be rewarded with a picnic style lunch overlooking the waterfall. Afterwards, hike back to the boat and continue on to the village of Osvay passing by the the Anlung Cheuteal Dolphin Pool (although extremely rare to see them, freshwater dolphins have been known to frolic in these wetlands filled with fish). Then jump in kayaks and enjoy the memorable experience of paddling and floating in a kayak down the river through spectacular flooded forests to Veun Sien village, before travelling by boat back to Osvay village. After a wonderful day out in nature, return to Stung Teng for the night and give your muscles a rest after working them out all day.

Day 6 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

This morning, set out on your journey to Siem Reap, travelling through the wilds of Cambodia (approximately 4.5 hours). Before you hit civilisation, jump out of the bus and get ready for a scenic walk on sandy dirt trails through the villages into Siem Reap. This is the side of Siem Reap that many tourists just never see. Get your first preview of the Angkorian temple magnificence that you’ll experience tomorrow as you pass Wat Bakong (unfortunately you can’t go in). Walking under shady old trees, past small villages and rice plantations, you will get to see how the locals really live in this town. Finish at a modern pagoda before climbing back into the bus for the last few kilometres to Siem Reap. The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia. With its cafes, bars, restaurants, food and drinks stands, Siem Reap caters for foodies of all persuasions. A visit to the old market is a must, even if you're not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops, the silks, cottons, sarongs, silver and statues are a riot of colour and a feast for the eyes. Upon arrive into Siem Reap your leader will take you on an orientation walk to help you get acquainted with this bustling town.

Day 7 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

Temple hop with your local guide today to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South-East Asia. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap so you'll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites. These include Angkor Wat, the Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm. The temples were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mind-blowing and there are spectacular photo opportunities at any time of day. Tonight with free time in the city a great optional activity is to visit to Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Coming from vulnerable households, the performers have gained international recognition through their art practice. Like a Cambodian Cirque Du Soleil, modern Khmer tales mix theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, and contortion. Your leader can help you purchase tickets to this show.

Day 8 Angkor Wat cycling

This morning, get set up on mountain bikes for a fun ride around the Angkorian ruins. By taking the bike you can avoid some of the crowds and get a unique perspective on this amazing site. Take the back roads along the river through local villages and into the Angkor Park. Your first stop is Phnom Bok – climb up 633 steps to the temple-ruin on top of the hill for an amazing view of the surrounding countryside. You can feel like Indiana Jones as you explore the small temple, together with the remains of a 5-metre long sandstone fertility symbol. On your return to Siem Reap, you’ll cycle along the wall of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. With the moat on one side and thick jungle on the other, you will rarely see another visitor. Tonight gather your fellow travellers and venture out to a local restaurant and celebrate the end of your adventure with an optional group dinner.

Day 9 Siem Reap

The final day is departure day and no activities have been planned. If you have extra time you might like to schedule an Angkor zip-line and canopy walk adventure, a tasty Khmer cooking class, treat yourself with high tea at Raffles Hotel, or simply relax by the pool.

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Flights & Transport
Only ground transportBicycle,Boat,Private vehicle,Kayak
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 12
Accomodations
Homestay (1 night),Hotel (7 nights)
Start City
Phnom Penh
End City
Siem Reap
Guides All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
Additional Information:

Finish point

  • Kouprey Hotel
  • Top Town Road,Krous Village, Svay Dangkum Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province Cambodia
  • Siem Reap
  • CAMBODIA
  • Phone: +855 63765674

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