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At a Glance

  • 14 days
    • Explore riverside capital, Phnom Penh
    • Witness unique Irrawaddy dolphins near Kratie
    • Adventures in the remote northeast in Mondulkiri
    • Visit to the temples of Angkor
    • Cruise in Tonle Sap Lake
    • Discover graceful town of Battambang

Visting Countries
Cambodia,

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Phnom Penh- Visit
  • Day 2 Phnom Penh – Krartie – Dolphin
  • Day 3 Kratie – Island – Mondulkiri
  • Day 4 Mondulkiri – Trekking Ethnic Village
  • Day 5 Mondulkiri – Rattanakiri – Visit
  • Day 6 Rattanakiri – Visit
  • Day 7 Rattanakiri – Preah Vihea
  • Day 8 Preah Vihea – Siem Reap
  • Day 9 Siem Reap – Temples
  • Day 10 Siem Reap – Temples
  • Day 11 Siem Reap – Lake and temple
  • Day 12 Siem Reap - Battambang
  • Day 13 Battambang – Visit
  • Day 14 Battambang – Boat ride – Phnom Penh – Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival Phnom Penh (B)

     Upon arrival, you will meet up with you guide and transfer to hotel for check – in if the room is available for early check-in.

     
    Afterward, start a city tour to The capital city of Phnom Penh, considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm, Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country.
     
    Then continue to Toul Sleng, high school prior to 1975, an interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era and today it as a genocide museum. It tells the sad story of the thousands of innocent Cambodian people who were tortured on its grounds. Walking through the narrow corridors and former classrooms of the buildings will give you an eerie feeling of being part of Cambodia’s turbulent past.
     
    Overnight in Phnom Penh.
  • Day 2

    Phnom Penh – Kratie – Watching Dophins

     After breakfast, enjoy a drive to Kratie province.  You will stop to make a visit to Wat Nokor along the way, in Kampong Cham Province, before heading for Kratie.

     
    Upon arrival, check in your hotel.
     
    Later afternoon, visit the Dolphin Habitat in Kampy Village, 15 kilometers from Katie province, a spectacular wildlife and nature reserve of Kratie. The amazing spectacle of the playful dolphins splashing in water is indeed a feast for the eyes (Dolphins watching time best for August – March). The Kratie Dolphin Habitat is considered one of the notable tourist attractions in this province.
     
    Return to town and overnight.
  • Day 3

    Kratie – Island – Mondulkiri Province

     After breakfast, start the morning to explore Koh Trong, the Community-based Ecotourism Site, established in 2008, a gorgeous quiet island opposite the riverfront of Kratie Town. It is a short ferry ride between town life and a slice of Cambodia's rural ways.

     
    Upon arrival, you can opt to take a horse cart, bike or motorbike taxi exploring this beautiful and peaceful island with a 7-kilometre loop. Villagers are shy, but humble and honest, plenty of children and adults will offer friendly smiles and "hello" welcoming tourists to their island home.  Visitors come across traditional villages, fruit orchards and rice fields. If you wish, The 'Reforestation Project' gives you the chance to plant a tree in your name and help to enrich the flora of the island.
     
    Return to Kratie town for lunch before driving overland to the Province of Mondulkiri.
     
    Overnight in Mondulkiri.
  • Day 4

    MONDULKIRI - Elephant Ride, Phnong Village, Ethnic village (B, L)

     Note: Elephant trekking takes approximately 1.30 hours and trekking by foot also takes 1.30 hours.

     
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Putang village, where you start the journey of trekking and an elephant ride through the jungles and rivers. It offers you a great experience and fun of exploring the wild region.
     
    Picnic lunch is served nearby the falls.
     
    Afterward, you will continue your journey until the village of Phnong, Ethnic village in which the indigenous people settle. It will offer you an opportunity to interact with them to understand theirs ways of living, trading and socializing.
     
    Later afternoon, return to Sen Monorom. Overnight in Mondulkiri.
  • Day 5

    Mondulkiri – Ratanak Kiri (B)

     Today after breakfast, enjoy the falls of Bousra which is very popular for the locals and an overland drive through Cambodia countryside to Banlung, the district of Ratanakiri. You will enjoy the scenery along the way. Upon arrival, check in your hotel.

     
    In the afternoon, visit different ethnic groups in their villages, there are still small villages, some with single houses curiously mounted on bamboo poles several meters in hight. These ethnic groups are very poor and live in an ancestral way, village leader directs the life of the village.
     
    Overnight in Ratanakiri.
  • Day 6

    Ratanakiri – Ethnic groups (B)

     Make an early visi to Banlung market, a particular market which starts every morning very early, different ethnicities (Kroeung, Tompuon, Jarai), to sell or exchange their products, vegetables, gathering in forest, game, etc.. These ethnic groups are very recognizable with a small round wicker basket that women wear on their backs or in front of them for the market

     
    Afterward, explore the surrounding waterfalls at Teuk Cha Ong and Okachang and Ka Tieng. Take an elephant ride to enjoy the view of the hill.
     
    Afternoon, you will spend your time visiting to the volcanic lake, Yak Lom in a superb location surrounded by pristine rainforest. Swim or take a stroll around the lake if you wish.
     
    In the main street of Banlung you can watch the working of semi-precious stones Zircon extracted in quantity from remote mines in the deep district. Ratanakiri is a region that has little real change for decades.
     
    Overnight in Ratanakiri.
  • Day 7

    Ratanakiri – Preah Vihear Province (B)

     After breakfast, you will enjoy a drive to Preah Vihear province. Upon arrival, check in your hotel stay overnight. If time permits, you will visit the ancient temple of Preah Vihear on the hill-top, it is a great time to view the panoramic from the sunset, if not you will visit on the next day.

     
    Overnight in Preah Vihear.
  • Day 8

    Preah Vihear - Visit – Siem Reap (B)

     After breakfast, visit Preah Vihear Temple, 290 km north of Siem Reap on the Cambodian side of the Khmer/Thai border. Preah Vihear dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. Upon arrival, get on another vehicle to take you to the top of mountain. It has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Explore this historic temple and take in the sweeping views from the summit over Thailand and Cambodia.

     
    Afterward, you will enjoy a drive to Siem Reap, and make a stop to visit Koh Ker temple ,The capital of the Khmer empire, during the reign of King Jayavarman IV and his son. The landmark of Koh Ker is the perfect step pyramid belonging to the vast complex of King Jayavarman's state temple Prasat Thom.
     
    Late afternoon, you will arrive in Siem Reap for check-in. Overnight in Siem Reap.
  • Day 9

    Siem Reap – Visit (B)

     Breakfast at your hotel, then drive to visit south gate of Angkor Thom, the Famous Bayon, the Ba Phoun, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. Ancient Angkorian Capital. Begin by visiting some of the earlier temples in the Angkor Thom.

     
    Afterward, make a visit to Taprom Temple, considered to be one of Angkor’s jewels with is overgrown fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged itself over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling.
     
    In the afternoon, continue to Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. The temples are set among a large forest with shaded roads which are relatively quiet and suitable for walking. On arrival at the temple, stroll through the intricately carved hallways that still show hundreds of fine carvings of Apsara and Hindu mythology and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 11th and 13th century
     
    Afterward, transfer back to your hotel for refreshment. Overnight in Siem Reap.
  • Day 10

    Siem Reap – Temple Visit (B)

     After breakfast, make a visit to the rest of other temples, Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei.

     
    Today, we explore the most dedicated beauty of the Khmer temple carvings of Bantey Srei in the 11th century. Continue to visit Banteay Samre, stop at the famous Preah Dak village famed for its skillful handicraft.
     
    Overnight in Siem Reap.
  • Day 11

    Siem Reap – Lake and Temples (B)

     After breakfast, enjoy a drive an one hour drive to the village of Kampong Khleang, one of the largest settlements on the Tonle Sap Lake. Living on water is an art the Khmer people have mastered over the course of time.

     
    Afterward, make a visit to Beng Mealea, located 65km from Siem Reap, it is a pleasant 1.5 hour drive through the Cambodian countryside to reach the sprawling jungle temple of Beng Mealea. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way.
     
    Overnight in Siem Reap.
  • Day 12

    Siem Reap – Banteay Chmar - Battambang (B, L)

     After breakfast, you will enjoy a drive to Banteay Mean Chey province where will explore the isolated temple of Banteay Chhmar temple, the 4th largest temple dating from the Angkorian period after Preah Khan (in Kampong Svay), Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat being the largest temple. There are nine satellite temples as part of the temple complex.  In addition, Banteay Torp, another intriguing temple well-worth seeing is about 12 kilometers south of the main temple.

     
    Afterward, continue your journey to Battambang. Upon arrival, check – in. Overnight in Battambang.
  • Day 13

    Battambang

     Today after breakfast, enjoy a drive (from Siem Reap) by private car to discover the city of Battambang, a charming town where you can see the elegant French colonial-style houses along the river. Then visit the Provincial Museum and the pagoda before heading to Wat Ek Phnom Temple, dating from 6th century. You will pass through traditional paper making villages along the route where you can interact with the locals and how they make papers for their living. Afterward, you will continue to Prasat Banan Temple where your day end up with enjoying a stunning sunset (require energy for climbing on the top of temple). On the same way you may opt to visit The Vineyard before reaching Banan. Here you can have a chance to see how they grow grapes and learn about wine production in Cambodian style, and enjoy a taste of it.

     
    Your day ends up embarking on your vehicle to enjoy the bamboo train ride, built by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. The train itself is very basic - 4WD platform activated by a small motor. Sit on the platform we traveled 8 miles to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice fields.
     
    Overnight in Battambang.
  • Day 14

    Battambang – Boat Excursion – Phnom Penh Departure

     After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a drive to Phnom Penh. On the way, you will make a stop for boat excursion on the floating village on the Tonle Sap lake. 

     
    Afterward, you will proceed your journey until you reach Phnom Penh Airport for your flight back home.

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.
 
Services include:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mention or similar
  • Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees, other boat fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu. 
  • Quad bike
  • Sunset cruise
  • Tours with local English speaking guide (Other languages with supplemental charge)

 

Services Exclude:

  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals. 
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time. 
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Internal airfares in the tour (please refer to the supplement quotation)
  • International airfare from/to Cambodia
  • International airport departure tax
  • Express boat Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills 
  • All other service not stated in the program
A. CANCELLATION POLICY:
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost 
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost
 
B. CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)
  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents 
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate
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