We know that when you start to read this article, you are an energetic person. Why? Our adventure would bring forward to you the experience the best of what Cambodia has to offer despite this trip being short and include distinct activities. From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, everything will be perfect but it is still a number of shortcomings. It is you and your friends.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Welcome to Cambodia!!! The Angkor ruins are the main attraction, genuine locals always ready to share a sincere smile, Cambodia will steal your heart and enrich your mind. As you known, if your flight land in the morning, we will have free time in the afternoon, perhaps we will walk around the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the metropolis with local food, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture. Phnom Penh is a feat of Cambodia. In the contrast, if we come to Cambodia in the afternoon, we will check with hotel reception for more information about accommodation. and have an infatuated adventure willing to a meeting at 6 pm. After that, in the evening perhaps join the locals as they come to take in the nightlife, food on the street and enjoy impromptu waterside activities.
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Bright and early next morning, start our amazing adventure on the mountain bike, crossing the river by local boat, and then riding through on an island in the Mekong River to explore the local villages. The island is the feat of nature, which is famous for silk weaving, aquaculture, and agriculture. We have a short break to see locals at work in the village and enjoy cycling on flat roads through orchards and rice paddies. Afterward, we will return to Phnom Penh. spend time for a free afternoon with optional activities. Phnom Penh still remains a living relic. The TuolSleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of ChoeungEk tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. The ChoeungEk Memorial is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the place of the infamous Killing Fields.
The land was the execution for the torture victims of TuolSleng, it’s almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area. Perhaps visit Wat Phnom, the royal temple that gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th century, or the Royal Palace complex’s Silver Pagoda one of the most sacred temples in the country. An ideal way to spend your second evening here is to relax in a beer, coffee or tea and enjoy the nightlife in here.
Day 3: Kratie/KohTrong
Today, we spend about 5 hours to leave early by car. On the way, pass through Skuon, a small town famous for spiders dishes where it’s possible to enjoy an eight-legged – a delicious snack for the adventurous! Kratie is a pretty town on the banks of the Mekong. Phnom Penh and Stung Treng was found the town useful and there are a number of French colonial buildings that remain. Drift downstream a local boat from Kratie waterfront to KohTrong for your accommodation. Depending on the river height and season, maybe you must walk up a stretch of beach and then ride a bike to your accommodation.They grow the citrus fruit pomelo, rice and other agricultural products which known one of the best of here. Your accommodation is a great opportunity to experience daily life, and this evening you will enjoy a Cambodia traditional-style dinner. This a very comfortable place to unwind.
Day 4: SteungTeng
After breakfast, follow a guide to cycle on a local bike around the island about 1-hour walking and 1 hour cycling. It is an unbelievable way to see how the native people live and to study more about the culture, the tradition of this particular part of Cambodia. Then say farewell to the island and back to the mainland. In Kratie, we will go down the river boulevard and set aside time to breakfast. Afterward, visit Stung Treng about 2 hours, situated on the banks of the San River. Once part of Southern Laos, however, in here, a number of people speak both Khmer and Laos. There is a chance to enjoy local dinner tonight.
Day 5: SteungTeng
This morning start early for a full day of activities. Travel to the village of OuSvay and then catch a local boat to the Sopheak Mitt Waterfall in the Mekong River on Laos – Cambodia border, which crashes over limestone crags and boulders in a wonderful example of nature’s raw force. Then, surrounded by beautiful countryside filled with wildlife, hike back to PreahRumkel, a small jungle village alongside the Mekong. In a village with a fascinating mix of Khmer and Laotian cultures, you’ll enjoy a simple local lunch cooked by the community. Afterward, there’s the unique opportunity to view the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins as you explore by kayak at the nearby AnlungCheuteal Dolphin Pool. The freshwater dolphins frolic in these wetlands filled with birdlife, and you get to enjoy the memorable experience of paddling and floating in a kayak down the river through the spectacular flooded forests to VeunSien village. After a wonderful day out in nature, return to Stung Teng for the night and give your muscles a relax after working them out all day.Notes: Total trekking time today is 1.5-2 hours, and total kayaking time is 2.5-3 hours.
Day 6: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
This morning, set out on your journey to Siem Reap, traveling through the wilds of Cambodia (approximately 4.5 hours). Before you hit civilization, jump out of the bus and get ready for a scenic walk on sandy dirt trails through the villages into Siem Reap. Get your first preview of the Angkorian temple magnificence that you’ll experience tomorrow as you pass WatBakong (unfortunately you can’t go in). Walking under shady old trees, past small villages and rice plantations, finish at a modern pagoda before climbing back into the bus for the last few kilometers to Siem Reap. The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travelers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia. You’ll probably notice a different pace here, so with your free time today, take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere. With its cafes, bars, restaurants, food, and drinks stands, Siem Reap caters for foodies of all persuasions. A visit to the old market is a must, even if you’re not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops, the silks, cotton, sarongs, silver, and statues are a riot of color and a feast for the eyes. There’s also a long tradition of shadow puppetry in the region, and if you’re lucky you might catch a show at one of the local restaurants in the evening, perhaps while you’re eating the specialty cuisine of Cambodia – amok, the name given to curry steam-cooked in banana leaves.
Day 7: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
Temple-hop with your local guide today to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South-East Asia. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometers, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap so you’ll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites. These include Angkor Wat, the Bayon, and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm. The temples were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry, and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mind-blowing and there are spectacular photo opportunities at any time of day. Tonight there’ll be an included Street Food by Night tour. From a culture at least 3,000 years old, Khmer is one of the oldest cuisines in the world. SiemReap’s street food has been influenced by Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and French techniques, but has a style and flavor profile that is uniquely Cambodian. On this night-time food tour, hop on local transport and travel away from the tourist trail to sample authentic Siem Reap snacks, desserts, and Khmer cuisine staples. Delicious, authentic, and something you don’t want to miss.
Day 8: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
This morning, get set up on mountain bikes for a fun ride around the Angkorian ruins. By taking the bike you can avoid some of the crowds and get a unique perspective on this amazing site. Take the back roads along the river through local villages and into the Angkor Park. Your first stop is Phnom Bok – climb up 633 steps to the temple ruin on top of the hill for an amazing view of the surrounding countryside. You can feel like Indiana Jones as you explore the small temple, together with the remains of a 5-metre long sandstone fertility symbol. On your return to Siem Reap, you’ll cycle along the wall of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. With the moat on one side and thick jungle on the other, you will rarely see another visitor. With the rest of your free time in the city, a great optional activity is to visit Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Coming from vulnerable households, the performers have gained international recognition through their art practice. Like a Cambodian Cirque Du Soleil, modern Khmer tales mix theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, and contortion. Maybe gather together your fellow adventurers and farewell this active Cambodian journey with a celebration dinner tonight.Notes: Total cycling distance today is approximately 60 kilometers.
Day 9: Siem Reap
We will a half day for free time and leisure, take part in a tasty Khmer Cooking Class, take rest at the hotel, or simply relax by the pool. After that, say farewell and depart to come back home.Exotic cuisine, unique culture. and amazing activities were made Cambodia’s incredible beauty. Trust us with this fantastic adventure, you will realize the deep secrets of Cambodia but it is gentle and pleasant.