Duration : 9 Days / 8 nights
Start/ End: Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
Tour Route: Phnom Penh – Kratie – Koh Trong – Stung Treng – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Tour Type: Discovery and Experience
Tour Categories: Cambodia Cycling & Adventure Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely!
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide (other languages upon your Request)
Transportation: Private transportation by air-conditioned car, bicycle, boat, kayak
Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival
Day 2: Cycling in Phnom Penh
Day 3: Cycling in Kratie – Koh Trong
Day 4: Hiking in Kratie
Day 5: Kayaking in Stung Treng
Day 6: Hiking in Siem Reap
Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Day 8: Cycling in Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Day 9: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival (D)
Sua s’dei! Welcome to the beautiful country, Cambodia. As soon as you set your foot in Cambodia, our Go Cambodia tour guide and driver will be waiting for you and transfer to your hotel check in your room. Take a short rest, and willing to go explore the capital of Cambodia. In the afternoon, let’s go to the downtown in Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture.
Phnom Penh is known as the meeting point of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, where you can see the lively life of the local around the river. In the evening, join into the locals, strolling around and eat some snack on the street hawker food and enjoy impromptu waterside entertainment.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 2: Cycling in Phnom Penh (B)
Today, ensure that you have a big breakfast before starting your adventure on the mountain bike, crossing the river by local boat, and then riding through the villages on an island in the Mekong river. Come to this island, you have the chance to explore the locals made silk weaving, agriculture, and aquaculture. During your journey, stop to see the locals working on the farm and enjoy cycling through the rice paddies. Then, back to Phnom Penh to start sightseeing in the afternoon.
Have a rest, and start your trip in the afternoon by visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek that tell you about the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Come to visit The Cheung Ek Memorial which is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields.
Leave to Killing Fields, our guide will head you off to Wat Phnom, the temple was built from the 15th century or in other name is the Royal Palace complex’s Silver Pagoda which is the most sacred temple in the country. In the evening, let’s give yourself by a cup of Cambodia coffee with a view on the street.
Note: the distance for cycling is about 25 kilometers
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 3: Cycling in Kratie – Koh Trong (B)
Wake up early by private bus for Kratie. On the road, we will go through Skuon, a small town famous for its tasty spiders which are well known as a delicious snack in Cambodia. Travel to Kratie, a picturesque town on the banks of the Mekong, is worth to visit by the French colonial buildings that still remain up to now.
That’s great when boarding the local boat to go to Koh Trong for your homestay. Depend on the season and the river height, you can walk up a stretch of each and then take the local bus to go your destinations you want. In front of you, it’s not strange when you see a lot of the citrus fruit pomelo which is regarded as one of the local products of the island. Cycling around the homestay villages and visit Khmer villages, this will be ideal for you to take a lot of photos in this picturesque villages.
Back to your homestay to enjoy a traditional style dinner and overnight at your homestay.
Day 4: Hiking in Kratie (B)
After having breakfast, your guide will lead you to go to explore the local life to see how the local life every day and to get more understanding about the Cambodia culture. Spend time and play with the local kids, in spite of having a little regret, it’s time to say goodbye with them and head back to the mainland.
Then, let’s go to wander down the river boulevard and explore the local market in Kratie before traveling 2.5 hours to Stung Treng. Along the way, stop to visit Wat Phnom Sambok, a Buddhist monastery built from the 18th century. Next, we will climb to the top for a view of the lush forested surrounds.
At noon, let’s enjoy the lunch at Kampi Creek, where you can see the dolphins if you’re lucky before arriving in Stung Treng
Overnight at Stung Treng.
Day 5: Kayaking in Stung Treng (B)
After breakfast, we will travel to the village of Voeun Kham, the village will bring to you a lot of knowledge about the culture as well as the tradition. Then, take a boat to cruise the Mekong River to go to the famous waterfall Sopheak Mitt Waterfall. Because of locating at the Cambodia – Laos border, the sight and the sound of the thundering fall crashing over limestone crags and boulders is a wonderful example of nature’s raw force. Stop at a fish family’s hut and hike through the jungle to a lunch spot overlooking the falls.
Return to the boat, and continue on your trip to visit the Osvay village. And passing through the Anlong Cheuteal Irrawaddy dolphin pool, where on rare occasions, it’s possible to spot freshwater dolphins. Floating on the boat and into a kayak where you get to the paddle amongst this spectacular scenery and passing through flooded forests to Vuen Sien village.
Back to Stung Treng for the night.
Day 6: Hiking in Siem Reap (B)
Today, start your journey by going to Siem Reap, traveling through the wilds of Cambodia which is about 4.5 hours. Enroute, drop-in Beng Mealea, a spectacular hidden jungle temple where you can see a unique beauty, not the same with the others. Next, visit Roluos Temple, where you’ll jump out of the bus for a scenic walk on sandy dirt trails through nearby villages. Walking under shady old trees, and past through small villages and rice plantations, you will see how the local life is worth to live. Finish your trip at the modern pagoda before backing into the bus for the last few kilometers to Siem Reap to visit the most famous temple, Angkor Wat. After contemplating the beauty of the temple, go outside of the temple and enjoy a cup of Cambodia coffee.
On the last day, our guide leads you to visit a local market where you can see a lot of products made by the locals such as silks, cotton, sarong silver and statues with full of colors. Moreover, it takes some seconds to image where you are when in front of you are a feast.
Back to your hotel in Siem Reap
Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B)
Today, you will be visiting the Angkor Complex, a masterpiece of Cambodian which was built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South East Asia. Scattered over an of dome q60 square kilometers, yet the main cluster of the temples is close to Siem Reap so you have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archeological sites. The complex includes the Angkor Wat, the Bayon, and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm. There is a legend that Angkor Wat represents the cosmic world and was set up in the perfect balance. Visit the temple, you will have to agree that the finely carved architecture by the skilled workers or the spectacular photo leads you back to the past.
At night, it’s your free time to explore the city. If you like traditional art, let’s go to Phare, the Cambodian Circus where you can see the best show combined with traditional music and dance performance by the artists who have gained international recognition. Please tell your guide and he or she will buy the tickets for you.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Cycling in Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B)
This morning, set up on mountain bikes for a fun ride around the Angkorian ruins. Because of biking, so you should avoid the crowded and enjoy the unique perspective on this amazing site. Cycling on the back roads along the river through local villages and stop at Angkor Wat Park. The first site is Phnom Bok, where you have to climb up 633 steps to the temple ruin on top of the hill for an amazing view of the surrounding countryside. Return to Siem Reap, cycle along the wall of the ancient city of Angkor Thom with one side is the moat and the other is the thick jungle.
At night, we will have a delicious dinner to celebrate the end of your adventure.
Note: Upon the weather, we the jungle trail will be sandy or muddy, however, most of the route, the terrain is relatively flat, paved and unpaved roads.
Stay at the beautiful night at Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B)
Today is the final day in Cambodia, take a rest before our driver transfer you to the airport. Upon your flight, we will take a cooking class in Siem Reap, let’s enjoy the meals and back home safely.
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