Grand tour of Cambodia with some adventures in the East, from Kratie to Mondulkiri to meet the Mnong elephant trainers and the last freshwater dolphins of the Mekong, now protected. A stay that does not forget the must-sees such as the magnificent temples of Angkor, and allows a broader approach to this destination.
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All transfers, entrance fees, guide, accommodation, full board except drinks and some meals.
15 days / 14 nights
Hotels & homestays
All ages / children from 8 yo
All year round (except rainy season from June to September)
Up to 20 participants (larger groups with some adaptations)
Phnom Penh. Airport reception and transfer to hotel. Visit of the quiet capital located at the confluence of the 3 arms of the Mekong: the monument of Independence, Wat Phnom (founding site of the city). A short bike ride takes you to the National Museum. Then visit the Royal Palace, a traditional dance school and finally the central market where many discoveries will be waiting for you.
Phnom Penh. Free morning to end the visit of the capital at your own pace. Tuk tuk are available… In the afternoon transfer to the pier to take a boat leading you to the island of silk, walk in the island before taking the boat back to Phnom Penh at sunset. Overnight.
Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham. Drive through the countryside with a stop in Skoun where you will be given the opportunity to taste the local specialties of tarantulas and grilled locusts. Arrival at Kompong Cham. Mini cruise on the Tonlé Touch River, bordered by villages where you will see local residents going about their daily lives… Then visit a Cham village where local silk is woven with traditional designs. Free evening, dinner and overnight stay.
Kompong Cham – Sen Monorom. Road to Sen Monorom, capital of the province of Mondulkiri. Transfer to your lodge. Meeting with the local guide to prepare for the next day. Dinner and overnight.
Sen Monorom. Depart for Mnong village, the inhabitants of which are elephant trainers. Meeting of elephants and their mahouts. Elephant trek in the jungle for approximately 2 hours. Lunch stop. Swimming, picnic lunch, the elephant returns and joins you and everyone in the bath! Return to your lodge. Dinner and overnight.
Sen Monorom. Morning in the villages to meet the locals, visit of a coffee plantation, Boussra waterfall… Lunch during the excursion. Visit of Sen Monorom. Sunset. Return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight.
Sen Monorom – Kratie. 3 hours drive to reach Kratie, a small town with old-fashioned charm on the banks of the Mekong, and a necessary stopover to get to the park protected for freshwater dolphins in Kampi. Beautiful sunset on the Mekong. Dinner and overnight.
Kratie – Phnom Penh. Return to the capital with a stop at Chhup and its rubber manufacturing plant. There are many rubber tree plantations in the region. This was created by the French to supply, among other things, Michelin factories… It is now a state asset and the largest production plant in the country. Return to hotel in Phnom Penh, dinner, overnight.
Departure for Battambang with stages along the way. First stop at the bustling little port of Kompong Chhnang. Then, visit the potters’ village of Udom Russei which supplies the whole country. Finally, first encounter with the large Tonle Sap lake with a visit to the huge floating village of Kompong Luong. Boat trip and continuation to Battambang. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and free evening. Overnight.
Battambang. Visit of the city and its surroundings, including some pagodas with particular architecture: Wat Kandal and Wat Sangker, the town hall area where there are beautiful old buildings dating from the colonial era. Getaway by bamboo train, a scenic means of transport destined to disappear when the new railway line is completed. During the season, stop at the agricultural villages of Wat Kor and Kampong Seuma. Finally, a visit to the Battambang circus school, a great project for children from families in difficulty and if possible show in the evening (certain 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 a 4-hour journey by road (in the dry season) with a stop at the village of Phnom Srok where the silk is woven, and at the avian reserve of Tropaingmor. Free end of the day in Siem Reap. Dinner and overnight.
Temples of Angkor. Visit which begins with the Baphuon, whose restoration has just been completed, then the Bayon with its 54 towers and 200 faces with enigmatic smiles. You will also see the temples of Phimeanakas, Neak Poann and its beautiful basins decorated with Naga, the terraces of the Elephants and the Leper King … Overnight.
Temples of Angkor. This morning you will access the long-awaited Angkor Wat (possibility of an early morning rise to watch the sunrise), then Ta Phrom, famous for its tangles of Banyan roots. Then Bantey Srei, a very finely decorated pink sandstone temple: it represents classic Cambodian art at its peak. Finally stop at Bantey Samré. Dinner show of traditional Apsara dances. Overnight.
Siem Reap. Visit of the city and its main points of interest including Wat Bo pagoda, the small botanical garden of Senteurs d’Angkor where all the aromatic plants of Cambodia are cultivated. You will see the making of soap and natural dyes. After lunch, departure 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.
Free time until airport transfer for the international return flight.
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