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Ultimate Cambodian Adventure

No matter where you travel in Cambodia, the past is always present. History, both ancient and modern, is everywhere here; whether you’re cycling in the shadows of the mighty Angkor Wat, wandering the streets of cosmopolitan Phnom Penh, or exploring the Irrawaddy in search of river dolphins, you can’t escape the pull of time that shaped, and continues to shape, this arresting land.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AOPP/224977
  • Starts: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Finishes: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Phnom Penh
  • Battambang
  • Siem Reap
  • Kratié
  • Kampong Cham
  • Koh Rong
  • Kampot

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.

02

Day 2: Phnom Penh

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, National Museum, and Central Market.
Follow a local guide and witness the dark side of Cambodian history with visits to Choeung Ek, the site of the infamous Killing Fields, and Tuol Sleng, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.

In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city's many sights: the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Russian market or Wat Phnom.

03

Day 3: Phnom Penh/Battambang

Journey from Phnom Penh to colonial Battambang. Opt to explore the countryside or learn some Cambodian cooking.
Upon arrival, explore the riverside city for a few hours before dinner.

04

Day 4: Battambang/Siem Reap

Journey to the seat of the Khmer Empire and prepare to explore the fantastic Angkor Wat complex.
Spend the morning on an optional motorcycle tour of the countryside, visiting temples, local cottage industries, and the unique Bamboo Train. If cooking is more your speed try your hand at Khmer cuisine with a cooking class, enjoying the results with a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, head off to Siem Reap.

05

Day 5: Siem Reap

Enjoy a guided tour of the massive Angkor temple complex.
Spend the whole day exploring with a local guide. The best way to experience the site is to arrive for sunrise, explore in the cooler morning hours and head back into town to relax during the hottest time of the day. Then, head back into the site for sunset and a little more exploring.

06

Day 6: Siem Reap

Spend a free day exploring more of Angkor Wat or further afield around Siem Reap. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at the G Adventures-supported New Hope project.

07

Day 7: Siem Reap/Kratié

Travel to the home of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. View the endangered dolphins on an included boat trip on the Mekong.
In the morning travel to Kratie, located on the banks of the mighty Mekong River.

In the afternoon, head out on the massive Mekong with local boatmen to try and spot the endangered Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin.

08

Day 8: Kratié/Kampong Cham

Travel to Kampong Cham and visit the Bridge of Jayavarman VII, a silk farm, and rubber tree plantations before an included local dinner experience. Opt to bike through villages along the Mekong or visit some rustic temples.
Travel to the third largest city in Cambodia, Kampong Cham. Opt to rent a bike and cruise along the river to explore the countryside and meet friendly locals or visit the 11th century Vat Nokor temple.

09

Day 9: Kampong Cham/Koh Rong

Transfer to Sihanoukville then take a boat ride to your own private beach on Koh Rong. Check in and go for a swim in the warm waves before relaxing with a drink on the beach.
Travel to Koh Rong and feast on fantastic local seafood, opt to take a day trip to snorkel the coral reefs and explore the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves splash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better than this.

10

Day 10: Koh Rong

Swim, relax by the beach or opt to go snorkelling, fishing, hiking or kayaking. On nights without a large moon opt to swim in a sea of blue sparkles caused by phosphorescent plankton.
There are options in town to check out some local cafés or get a massage or pedicure, too.

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Day 11: Koh Rong/Kampot

Travel to Kampot, home of Bokor National Park. Visit Rabbit Island, sample the famous Kampot peppers or enjoy a seafood feast in Kep.
Drive along the coast to reach Kampot, world-famous for the Kampot pepper and home of Bokor National Park.

Visit Rabbit Island or spend some time at the beachside town of Kep, known for its fresh crabs. Opt for activities like visiting a cave, a pepper plantation or a fish farm. Take a cycle tour to a waterfall or enjoy a sunset cruise.

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Day 12: Kampot

Free day to enjoy Kampot.

13

Day 13: Kampot/Phnom Penh

Travel to Phnom Penh and hop on a city cyclo tour. Use some free time to explore.
Opt for a drink in one of the many riverside cafés.

14

Day 14: Phnom Penh

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
    • Angkor Wat complex entrance and guide (Siem Reap)
    • Mekong boat trip to spot Irrawaddy dolphins
    • Tuol Sleng prison and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) entrance and guide
    • Phnom Penh cyclo tour
    • Internal flight
    • Border crossing support
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (13 nts)
    • 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private van, local bus, cyclo, boat, tuk-tuk, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll through the streets of colonial Phnom Penh and Battambang
  • Learn about the recent history of Cambodia with a visit to Tuol Sleng (S21 prison)
  • Revel in the majesty of Angkor Wat
  • Relax on golden beaches
  • Experience a local village meal