ANGKOR TREKKING TO SIHANOUK VILLE 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Day 1 – Angkor Complex (25km) (B,L,D)
The tour will start from the hotel. Our walking guide will brief on the tour. Transfer to the back road behind Angkor Thom where we begin to walk exploring the Angkor temples complex to visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Phimean Akas, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King. After lunch visit the jungle temple of Ta Phrom and extensively explore Angkor Wat, the 7th wonder of the world. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Phnom Kulen - Beng Mealea (15km) (B,L,D)
Phnom Kulen is a sacred place where many Khmers like to hang out in the weekends. However, the attractions are deserted during the weekdays and it is a great treat to discover the “river of a 1000 lingas”, Grand Reclining Buddha and the 30 meter water fall. After lunch, transfer to visit untouched Beng Mealea temple hidden in the jungle. Beng Mealea is considered one of the best temple because if its own character, charming and peaceful. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3 - Siem Reap-Phnom Penh (Walking 0km) (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to board the speedboat to Phnom Penh (07h00-01h00). It is one of the interesting boat trip crossing Tonle Sap lake. The boat journey is best from July to February. The boat has air-con, life jacket and toilet. Upon arrival, transfer to check in at the hotel. Afternoon, visit National Museum of Khmer Arts, Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 4 – Phnom Penh - Kirirom National Park (Walking 15km)
The day starts with a transfer Phnom Dat Chivit located in Kirirom National Park where walking guide and ranger will brief you on the tour. After water fill and get ready, immediately begin the hiking 2 hours to visit Phnom Dat Chivit. The walking is interesting to discover through the pine forest followed by the sound of the birds and we stop to search for them. To the top of the hill, it has the best view to see all the other part of the mountain range. A peaceful breathtaking and also the kingdom of the 2 eagles, they normally chasing around. Dinner and overnight at Chambok home-stay. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Kirirom-Sihanouk Ville (5km)
Early morning walk to the water fall. As we walk along the path for ox card, the birds are singing. We are able to see some birds also as they are conserved by the community. Then there is a bit climbing with some rock. We have one stop before reaching to the 40 meter high water fall. Enjoy swimming and relaxing before returning back to home-stay for breakfast. Then we visit the community with the local guide to learn about rural life at its most authentic. Transfer to Sihanouk Ville. Afternoon, free to enjoy swimming and relaxing at the beach. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Sihanouk Ville-Ream National Park (5km) (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer for 30 minutes to board the boat to visit the mangrove forest. The mangrove forests along the fresh water river are reserved by the community. It is as important as the their living because it protects the fish and their eggs. After 1 hour boat drive, we reach to the sea where the water becomes salty and it's the end of the mangrove forest. We swim and relax at the peaceful beach with less visited than the beach in Sihanouk Ville. Then we walk through the jungle on the tropical island for 45 minutes to the village where we have lunch with the local family. After lunch, we relax on the boat to patiently observe the dolphin. Transfer back to Sihanouk Ville for overnight.
Day 7: Sihanouk Ville (Free Day & Free meals)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to wander around the port town and the market on your own to enjoy swimming and relaxing at the beach. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville. (B)
Day 8: Sihanouk Ville - Phnom Penh
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer back to Phnom Penh to visit Cheung Ek Killing Fields and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Then transfer for departure flight. (B)
|USD899 Per Person - Single Supplement USD175
|Number of walking day
||The path is a bit rocky and climb, then mostly flat.
||Supported vehicle for transfer to the foot of the hill and transfer back to the hotel. Cool box with snack, waters, soft drink and first aid kit.
||Minimum 2. Maximum 15.
||Start from 6 day trekking tour, groups of 6 or more, a Trekking Tour Leader, plus English-speaking trekking guide, driver and assistant. Groups below 5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
||Full board meals including breakfast, lunches and dinners.
Tour Price Includes
- 6 nights 3* stars hotel & 1 night home-stay
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunches & dinners)
- Supported vehicle for all transfers & tours
- English speaking walking guide, ranger
- All entrance fees & toll fees
- Water & snack
- Boat ticket REP-PNH & Ream
- International Flights
- Departure Tax $25 (international)
- Visa Fees $20 (issued on arrival)
- Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
- Tips for guides.
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary
Name: Jenny Gould (Australia)
Date: 28th Dec 2008 to 06th Jan 2009 (Cambodia Trekking & Cycling Trip)
My time in Cambodia well exceeded any expectations that I had of the country and especially the organized tour. Being the only person on the tour gave me an incredibly high level of personalized service by Socheat and several local guides, particularly Rith. You were both so knowledgeable in all areas of the temples, museums, villages, locals and surrounding areas as well as being personable and very easy to get along with. It was a pleasure being in your company. The itinerary covered the regular tourist spots along with many less visited and traveled. A particular highlight for me was the village stay at Chambok – the happy village life makes you realize that you don’t need material objects to be happy. The balance between trekking and cycling was perfect and was a much more enjoyable way of getting around with the perfect weather. I can still taste the jack fruit in my mouth and I’m missing the fish soups every day.
Thank you for such a fantastic trip, I can’t wait to get to Vietnam and catch up with you again in the next 12 months!