Explore the fascinating blend of Phnom Penh, travel up against the current of the Mekong River to watch the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins in their natural habitat, making a loop through charming rural Cambodia and finish your trip in Siam Reap with insightful discovery of magnificent Angkor Wonder. This 7 day itinerary offers you an opportunity to get insight into Cambodia from modern to the past through its beatiful lands, heritages, people and culture.

  • Cyclo ride through heritages in Phnom Penh
  • Visiting Chub rubber plantation
  • Kratie's spectacular sunset over the Mekong
  • Irrawaddy Dolphins safari
  • Cycling river island and farming villages visits
  • Magnificent Angkor sunset
  • Kulen Mountain & the River of thousand lingas
Trip Length: 7 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Heritage, Local life & culture | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Phnom Penh/Siam Reap
Places visited: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kratie - Kampong Thom - Siam Reap
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Su-sa-dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia!
Met and greeted at the airport and take a short transfer to hotel for check in (Check in time is 14.00).

Located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. The city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. Wide tree-lined boulevards and old colonial buildings makes an attractive backdrop to busy cafes, and the river "corniche" is full of life where Asian and Western traditions meet in a fascinating way.

Remainder of the day is to relax or free to roam around the lovely parts of the city.

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfer
Hotel in Phnom Penh

This morning, after breakfast, we take a cyclo ride to visit some of most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh.
Start the tour today with our visit to the National Museum that has a great collection of Khmer art with over 5000 objects are on display.
Following is the Royal Palace that contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda which is more like a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds and has its floor paved by silver tiles.
End the morning with visit to the Wat Phnom Temple, one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh, built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Penh from whom the city got its name.
This afternoon we will visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum also called the S-21 Prison, converted from a secondary school,  that used by Khmer during the bloody rule from 1975 to its fall in 1979. There was an estimate of 20,000 people were imprisoned, tortured, coerced to confess what so called “revolutionary reaction crimes” before being taken to be executed at the extermination camp – the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek, located 15 km south of Phnom Penh which we will visit after the Toul Sleng.
This excursion may prove distressing however, it is an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle and it allows you to dig below the surface and understand Cambodia better.

Remainder of the day is free at leisure.  

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
Sightseeing phnom penh
Hotel in phnom penh

After breakfast we depart Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham, a riverside town on the Mekong with stop to visit the twin mountain temples of Phnom Bros - Phnom Srei with their names mean ‘Men’s Hill’ and ‘Women’s Hill’ in the Khmer language.
Kampong Cham is the capital of the same name province and is named after the large number of ethnic Cham people who reside in the area. The city carries a laid back atmosphere and quaint charm with plenty of colonial French architecture and has a genuine "wild west" feel to it.

After lunch break, we drive across the Mekong River to Chup, Cambodia’s largest rubber plantation. Have a brief visit and learn something about locals and works here then continue our way to Kratie.
Being a lively riverside town, Kratie has an expansive riverfront and some of the best Mekong sunsets in Cambodia. There is a rich legacy of French-era architecture here. It is also the place in the country to see the rare fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins, which live in the Mekong River.

Check in hotel and remainder of the day is free to wander around exploring the town and enjoy Mekong river sunset.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
kampong cham sightseeing
Hotel in kratie

After breakfast, take a drive northwards along the banks of the Mekong through scenic country to Kampi village, one of the best places to view the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins along the Mekong. Boarding a local boat and enjoy the show of Irrawaddy Dolphins in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes open for a chance to spot one of these elusive animals.
Following, take a visit to the island of Koh Trong. Take a local horse cart or pedal yourself around the island on a bicycle. Join with local for at farming activities, taste local fruits and visit a floating village on the southern tip of the island.
Back to the hotel for checkout and dive our way to Siam Reap passing fascinating country sceneries with some stops for photo shooting and local interaction.
Arrive in Siam Reap in the late afternoon/early evening.
Check in hotel and evening is free at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
Irrawarddy dolphin safari
cycling countryside
Hotel in siam reap

This morning we will spend time to explore the Angkor Thom, the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer Empire with visits to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple that consists of 54 towers featured with multitude of Buddha’s serene and mysterious smiling faces, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Following is the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm, the famous sights known in the movie ‘Tomb Raider’ by Angelina Jolie, with enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers embracing over stone foundations of the temple’s structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces and make it one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples

In the afternoon we will enjoy our discovery of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monuments in the World, symbol of the Great Khmer Empire, with its five impressive towers representing the 5 holy peaks of the Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu gods. It is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.
During sunset time, Angkor Wat is less visited, and it is a magical time to see the Apsaras shine in the most beautiful light.
Evening is at your leisure 

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
angkor temples discovery
Hotel in siam reap

Optional hot balloon ride over the temples of Angkor is available at your disposal.

Breakfast is at the hotel then drive out the town to visit to the Kulen Mountain, the birthplace and capital of the Khmer Empire in the early 9th century. Here we will visit countless ancient temples then take a short trek through the original jungle to explore the Kbal Spean which also known as River of 1000 Lingas, consisting of a series of stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations of the river bed and banks, depicting Hindu mythological motifs. 
Perhaps, enjoy our swim under the torrent of cascading waterfall.

One the way back, we will visit the temple of Banteay Srei that is a masterpiece of religious architecture and carving with its no space left undecorated with intricate and wonderful bas-relief on pink sandstone. Also, visit the local village of Preah Dak where we have chance to learn something about local life and enjoy local interaction and the Banteay Samre temple which is adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu and Krishna legends.

Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
kulen mountain & lingas river
country villages visit
Hotel in siam reap

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Free at your leisure to explore the town and enjoy last minute sightseeing, shopping at your own pace. Check out time is 12.00.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.
Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfer
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Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
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  • Accommodation in a twin/double sharing room
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Transportation on tour by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Government taxes & Service charges


  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
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