Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap
On arrival at the airport in Siem Reap you will be met by a See Asia Differently representative, who will transfer you to your hotel. Where you have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the city as you wish.
Overnight in Siem Reap (Meals: _/_/_)
Day 2: Siem Reap (Floating Village)
This morning you visit Kampong Phluk, which is a perfect example of one of the many communities living in the floating villages of Cambodia. Within the community you will pass schools and houses standing on 8 to 10m high stilts, as well as fish farms and an island pagoda. You will also visit the flooded forest, home to some of Cambodia’s water-bird species, before a brief Tonle Sap boat tour. After the tour you will return to your hotel, where the afternoon is yours to do as you wish.
Overnight in Siem Reap (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 3: Siem Reap (Angkor Temple Tour & Circus)
On this magnificent day tour you will take a static balloon ride, which gives you an aerial view of the temples. From here you journey to the enchanting temple of Bayon located in the centre of Angkor Thom. Your next stop is the Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium. Then continuing along to the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. You will then move on to the Mother of all temples, the Angkor Wat, which is believed to be the world’s largest religious building. Your final destination is the famous ‘Lara Croft; Ta Prohm temple, a structure, which has been abandoned to the elements. In the evening you will then marvel at the fantastic Cambodian circus, which is a mixture of acrobatics, music, dance and culture.
Overnight in Siem Reap (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 4: Siem Reap to Kratie (Koh Trong Island)
Today you depart Siem Reap in the early morning and begin the journey to a riverside town of Kratie. You will reach the bustling provincial city of Kompong Cham, where you stop for lunch on the river front. After lunch you continue your journey passing through the old river port of Chhlong, home to some of the best examples of French colonial architecture in the country. Once in Kratie you are free to explore the town and the local market as you wish; before enjoying a magnificent sunset over the river, if you’re staying on the mainland, or you can take a short boat trip to Koh Trong Island, if you want to experience more rural life.
Overnight in Kratie (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 5: Kratie to Ban Lung (Irrawaddy Dolphins)
This morning your Cambodia adventure tour journeys up the river to the dolphin pool of Kampi, it is the largest dolphin pool on the Mekong River and home to the rare Irrawaddy dolphin. You continue on to visit the nearby hilltop pagoda at Sambok Mountain, where you will climb the stairs to the top. A quaint pagoda lays at the top and a temple containing carefully painted depictions of Buddhist beliefs. You will have time to explore the area and admire the beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding rice paddies and countryside as you go. After some time, you will then be transferred to your hotel in Ban Lung.
Overnight in Ban Lung (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 6: Ban Lung (Minority Trek & Yaek Lom Lake)
Today you begin your journey to an indigenous village of Ka Teng, where minority group of Kreung people live. Upon arrival a ranger guide will walk you around the village. You will get a chance to interact with Kreung people and ask them about their life. After that you carry on exploring the beautiful volcanic crater lake of Yaek Lom. Once there you can walk around the lake or take a refreshing swim in the fresh water if you wish.
Overnight in Ban Lung (Meals: B/L/_)
Day 7: Ban Lung to Sen Monorom (Coffee Plantation)
Today you leave behind Ratanakiri and transfer to Sen Monorom, passing through the lovely Cambodian countryside en route. Once you arrive in Sen Monorom you head straight to a local coffee plantation for a traditional local lunch and the chance to sample some of the wonderful local coffee. You then continue to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day settling in to your countryside surroundings.
Overnight in Sen Monorom (Meals: B/L/_)
Day 8: Cambodian Elephant Experience
Today you have 2 alternatives:
Cambodian Elephant Trekking
Travel to a traditional tribal village to meet your guide and elephant. From here you will enjoy an elephant ride, through the Cambodian countryside, past rivers and into the jungle. After enjoying lunch by a river you have the amazing opportunity to swim and help wash your elephant before returning home.
The Elephant Sanctuary
This is essentially a conservation project where rescued Cambodian elephant live. On your day with the elephants, you will follow the herd and lean all about their mannerisms and connect with them. You can also feed them bananas and help hosing them down and giving them a bath.
Local Tribal BBQ
Whichever experience you choose for the evening you will dine with a local Phnong family and enjoy a local BBQ inspired by Gordon Ramsay. The evening gives you a fabulous insight into Cambodian culture and real traditional tribal life.
Overnight in Sen Monorom (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 9: Sen Monorom (Zip Wire Flight)
This Morning your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you back to your hotel to freshen up if you decided to enjoy a traditional home stay. Then after breakfast you will enjoy an adrenaline packed time on the fast and furious Zip Line flight, where you will fly through the exotic beauty of the tropical forest and over Bousra Waterfall where you will enjoy lunch. In the afternoon you can discover more of the area before returning back to your hotel.
Overnight in Sen Monorom (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 10: Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh
Today you will leave behind the wild and fascinating north east and start your transfer to Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Along the way you will stop at Kampong Cham for lunch and then for an aperitif you will pause at Skun known locally as spiderville were if you dare you can sample the local delicacy of deep fried tarantula. Once you arrive in Phnom Penh you can explore under you own steam and take an evening stroll down by the water front.
Overnight in Phnom Penh (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 11: Phnom Penh (City Cyclo Ride)
Enjoy a Phnom Penh cyclo tour in the morning, seeing the capital’s key sites such as Wat Phnom, the National Library, the Central Market, the National Museum and of course the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. After lunch on the waterfront you will visit the infamous Tuol Sleng museum (S-21) and then the killing fields of Choeung Ek, where you learn about the turbulent recent history of Cambodia.
Overnight in Phnom Penh (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 12: Depart Phnom Penh
Today you are free to enjoy your last day in Phnom Penh as you wish before we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departing flight home.
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Excursions as mentioned
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)
Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.
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Your next steps:
1Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
2We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
3We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday expereince
4Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time
On arrival in Asia we will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and then sit down to run over your holiday program again. We then introduce you to your local guides and give you some helpful local travel tips; such as local restaurant and bar suggestions and some cultural insights.
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