Walking around Tonle Sap Lake
Overview of this so warmly welcoming horizon that represents Cambodia. You will cycle through the great Tonle Sap Lake discovering major cultural sites and daily life of Cambodians, whether city or rural. An itinerary that will lead you to the lakeside villages with their special way of life, the craftsmen, the countryside and even a family for an unforgettable experience.
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The price includes
All transfers, entrance fees, organisation, accommodation, full board except drinks and some meals.
12 days / 11 nights
Hotels and homestays
All ages / children from 8 years
All year round
Up to 20 participants (larger groups with some adaptations)
- A beautiful discovery of cultural sites
- Immersion at the inhabitant homestay
- Local boat cruises
- Many encounters with artisans in the villages
- Circus school, traditional dances, cooking class …
Arrival at Phnom Penh Airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Break.
Depending on the time of arrival, visit Phnom Penh focused mainly on the architecture of the city and / or mini cruise to the island of silk, walking in the island and return to town at sunset.
In the evening, enjoy a show of Cambodian classical dances in the garden of the National Museum.
Dinner and overnight.
Visit the tranquil capital city at the edge of the three branches of the Mekong River: the monument of independence, Wat Phnom (the city’s founding place).
A short rickshaw tour to the national museum.
Then visit the Royal Palace, and finally visite the central market where moult discoveries will be at the rendezvous.
Sunset and dinner on the boat “Phocea”. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Phnom penh – Chambok.
Homestay immersion where you will share a moment in the life of a Cambodian family in the countryside.
The women will introduce you to local crafts, you will discover the transport in ox cart. Swimming at the nearby waterfall.
Very simple accommodation conditions for the night.
Last morning in your host family before returning to Phnom Penh.
End of the day free. Dinner, overnight.
Departure for Battambang with stops en route.
First stop at the busy little port of Kompong Cham.
Then visit the pottery village of Udom Russei which provides the whole country.
Finally, first meeting with the big Tonle Sap Lake with the visit of the huge lake village of Kompong Luong.
Boat trip and continuation to Battambang.
Arrival late afternoon. Dinner and free evening. Overnight.
Battambang. Visit the city and its surroundings including some pagodas of particular architecture: Wat Kandal and Wat Sangker, the surrounding of the town hall where are located beautiful old buildings dating from the colonial era.
Experience bamboo train, a picturesque means of transportation destined to disappear when the new railway line is finished.
In season, stop at the market towns of Wat Kor and Kampong Seuma.
Finally, visit the Circus School of Battambang, a beautiful project for children from families in difficulty and may be attending their show at night (available some days of the week only). Dinner and overnight.
Battambang – Siem Reap. Long cruise of 6 hours by local boat when the water level is sufficient. Observation of lake life during navigation … unforgettable.
Or 4 hours by road (in dry season) with stop at the silk village of Phnom Srok and at the bird sanctuary of Tropaingmor.
End of free day in Siem Reap. Dinner and overnight.
Temples of Angkor.
Visit that begins with the Baphuon whose restoration has just been completed, then the Bayon with its 54 laps and 200 faces with enigmatic smile.
You will also see the temples of Phimeanakas, Neak Poann and its beautiful basins adorned with naga, the terraces of elephants and the leper king …
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Temples of Angkor.
This morning you will reach the long-awaited Angkor Wat (possibility of an early morning sunrise), then the Ta phrom, famous for its entanglements of Banyan roots.
Then Bantey Srei, a temple of pink sandstone very finely adorned: it represents the classic Cambodian art at its peak. Finally stop at Ban Kep tey Samré.
Dinner with a show of traditional Apsara dances. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap. Visit the city and its main points of interest including the Wat Bo pagoda, the small botanical garden of Scents of Angkor where all the aromatic plants of Cambodia are cultivated. You will see the manufacture of soap and natural dyes.
After lunch depart for the lakeside village of Mey Chrey.
Mini cruise of about 2 hours, you will take a flat-bottomed boat for a ride in the mangrove … Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap. To complete your knowledge of the country, we offer a cooking class.
You will leave in the morning by Tuk tuk to meet the “chef” and go with him to the local market.
In his company you will make the necessary purchases for the preparation of lunch. The cooking class will occupy all morning.
Lunch of your preparations! Then, it will be time to take the road back to Phnom Penh.
Free time until airport transfer for the your international flight home.
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