Discover the Cardamoms, a forest area that is still not very open to tourism, protected area which makes it the ideal ground for a beautiful adventure close to nature.
This route takes you through a big loop through small towns and the countryside, meeting the population and craftsmanship. Beautiful landscapes and beautiful meetings, closed by the visit of the inevitable site of Angkor
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All transfers, entrance fees, organisation, accommodation, full board except drinks and some meals.
15 days / 14 nights
All year round (except rain season from June to September)
Hotels and homestays
All ages / children from 8 years
Up to 20 participants (larger groups with some adaptations)
Phnom Penh arrival, pick-up at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Visit the calm capital located at the confluence of the three branches of the Mekong River: the monument of independence, Wat Phnom (the city’s founding place). A little ride in a rickshaw to the national museum.
Then visit of the Royal Palace, of a school of traditional dances and finally the central market where multiple discoveries will be waiting for you!
Phnom Penh. Free morning to finish your visit of the capital on your own. Tuk tuk is available.
In the afternoon transfer to the pier to take a boat to the island of silk, walk on the island before taking the boat back to Phnom Penh at sunset. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Phnom penh – kep. Head south through Kampot, a pleasant little town with lovely examples of traditional architecture.
Stop at the Teuk chou reserve where you will meet some of the wild animals living in Cambodia.
Continuation to Kep, dinner and overnight.
Kep. Exploration day of the region with the village of Chamcar Bei, its weavings, its plastic recycling factory.
Visit and lunch in one of the most beautiful coffee plantations of the region with a beautiful view.
Exploration of the countryside strewn with rocks offering very pretty landscapes.
Visit one of the many caves.
Sunset over the surroundings. Dinner and overnight.
Kep – Tataï. Road to the Cardamom massif, a protected nature reserve still very little visited by tourists.
It is the ideal playground for beautiful ecotourism adventures: boat trip, trek in the surrounding forest …
Accommodation in an ecolodge or homestay within the community development project of Chipat (in this case: bike ride, trek in the forest, swimming in waterfalls, discovery of community projects). To be chosen.
Discovery day in Tataï in an ecolodge or in Chipat within the village depending on the option chosen.
Dinner and overnight.
It will be the longest trip of the stay (370kms) about 8 hours with stop for lunch …
Overnight in Kampong Chhnang in a local guest house (regardless of the accommodation category chosen).
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 a few 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 vegetable market villages of Wat Kor and Kampong Seuma.
Finally, visit of the Battambang circus school (a great project for children from families in difficulty) and possibility to attend their 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 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…
Temples of Angkor.
This morning you will enter the long awaited Angkor Wat (possibility of an early morning rising to watch the sunrise), then the Ta Phrom, famous for its tangles of banyan roots.
Then Bantey Srei, a very finely decorated pink sandstone temple: it represents classical Cambodian art at its best.
Finally stop at Ban-Kep Tey Samré.
Dinner with show of traditional Apsara dances. Overnight stay
Siem Reap. Visit of the city and its main points of interest including Wat Bo pagoda, the small botanical garden of Angkor scents 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.
Short cruise of about 2 hours, you will take a flat-bottomed boat for a ride in the mangroves…
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 leave with him for the local market. In his company you will make the necessary purchases for the preparation of lunch. The course will occupy the whole morning.
Lunch with your creations! Then, it will be time to take the road for the return to Phnom Penh.
Free time until airport transfer for the international return flight.
To combine with your ideas of travel or in unique experience, compose your trip as you wish! We prepare your complete package according to your wishes!
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