Day 1Welcome to Phnom Penh

  • Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in, and free time to rest.

Accommodation: Hotel 2-stars

Day 2The legacy of the protectorate era

  • In a tuk-tuk equipped with a digital tablet and headphones, discover the heritage of the capital city Phnom Penh inherited from the French protectorate era.

    In the late afternoon, embark on a boat for a trip on the Mekong and the Tonle Sap river to enjoy an amazing view of Phnom Penh and a beautiful sunset.

Breakfast: Hotel 2-stars
Accommodation: Hotel 2-stars
5h - 265km
Kratie - Koh Trong

Day 3On the way to Kratie

Phnom Penh - Kratie - Koh Trong

  • Transfer without guide to Kratie, peaceful city on the edge of the Mekong river with beautiful rural landscapes.

  • At the intersection of the national roads N6 and N7, brace yourselves to fully enjoy a "culinary" pit stop in the small town of Skun, renowned for its grilled spiders and insects.

  • Back in Kratie, explore the Koh Trong Island conveniently sitting in the middle of the Mekong River. Check the Khmer traditional village, observe the villagers' daily lifestyle, and visit the nice pagoda and the floating village.

Breakfast: Hotel 2-stars
Dinner: Home stay
Accommodation: Home stay
Kratie
5h 20m - 230km
Kampong Thom

Day 4In search of the Irrawaddy dolphins

Kratie - Kampong Thom

  • In the morning, hop on a small boat to look for the Irrawaddy dolphins, one of the rare species of fresh water dolphins.

     

    Then, take the road to Kampong Thom.

  • Transfer without guide to Kampong Thom, halfway between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. It's the perfect stopover to visit Sambor Prei Kuk temples and discover the authentic countryside. Upon your arrival, check-in, rest and free time.

Breakfast: Home stay
Dinner: Bungalow
Accommodation: Bungalow
Kampong Thom

Day 5Khmer countryside by scooter

  • On a scooter, discover the surroundings of Kampong Thom. Countryside, handicraft, field and stone work… an authentic experience in the heart of Cambodia and off the beaten path!

Breakfast: Bungalow
Lunch: Bungalow
Dinner: Bungalow
Accommodation: Bungalow
Kampong Thom
2h 30m - 160km

Day 6Visit of the Sambor Prei Kuk temples

Kampong Thom - Siem Reap

  • Transfer without guide to Siem Reap, essential step of your stay in Cambodia. This city-province is known for the extraordinary Angkor temples and the huge Tonle Sap lake. On your arrival, check-in, rest and free time.

  • On the edge of Kampong Thom, discover of the astounding pre-Angkorian temples of Sambor Prei Kuk. This archaeological site has been part of UNESCO World Heritage since July 2017.

    A stop in the center of Isanbores will let you enjoy and observe the local handicraft.

Breakfast: Bungalow
Accommodation: Hotel 2-stars
50m - 37km
50m - 37km

Day 7The pink sandstone citadel

Siem Reap - Banteay Srey

  • Continue with the visit of Banteay Srey temple, smaller than the gigantic Angkor Wat or Bayon. This pink sandstone temple nicknamed "The Citadel of Women" is known for the refinement of bas-reliefs and sculptures that adorn its walls and columns.

    Then, discover the Banteay Samre temple.

  • On the road to Banteay Srey, villagers will show you how they produce their local palm wine.

Banteay Srey - Siem Reap

  • Continue with the visit of 3 temples located north of Angkor Thom, standing apart from the crowd : Preah Khan, Pre Rup and Neak Pean. These temples are somehow unusual: Neak Pean is a little island in the middle of a lake, Preah Khan is more of a city than an actual temple, and Pre Rup offers one of the most beautiful views at sunset.

Breakfast: Hotel 2-stars
Accommodation: Hotel 2-stars
30m - 7km
30m - 7km

Day 8The majestic Angkor temples

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap

  • In a tuk-tuk, with your guide, discover the Angkor temples in and around Angkor Thom area : Angkor Wat, the symbol of the apogee of the Khmer Empire ; Bayon and its towers with gigantic faces ; Ta Prohm known for its huge trees with tremendous roots.

Breakfast: Hotel 2-stars
Accommodation: Hotel 2-stars

Day 9Transfer to Battambang

Siem Reap - Battambang

  • Transfer with your guide to Battambang. On your arrival, check-in, rest and free time.

  • 15 km west of Siem Reap, discover the silk factory of Pouk and the process of the silk production : from the plantation of the mulberry trees and the farming of the silkworms, to weaving and finished products available for sale.

  • Arrived at Battambang, go for a walk through the many villages around the city. It is the chance to observe the locals producing the typical cambodian prahoc (very odorous fish paste).

  • Visit one of the last traditional houses of Battambang with a Khmer architecture. Made of wood, it still houses period utensils.

  • Visit the Battambang Provincial Museum. On the small side, this museum will surprise you with the unlikely interest of its collection, not to mention the charm of the building itself.

Breakfast: Hotel 2-stars
Accommodation: Home stay

Day 10Battambang, post-colonial architecture city

  • Discover the local life of Battambang : Wat Kor village, rice fields, knives manufacturing, typical dishes preparation like prahok or rice cakes, Ek Phnom temple...

  • Visit the Banon vineyard, a testimony of the country’s wine production in its infancy. Wine tasting is possible for a mere $1 fee (non-included).

  • Discover the Phnom Sampov temple. Stay there until sunset to watch the flight of the bats an their incredible show in the air.

Breakfast: Home stay
Accommodation: Home stay
5h 15m - 295km

Day 11Stop in Phnom Penh

Battambang - Phnom Penh

  • Transfer back to Phnom Penh without guide. Take the opportunity to make a last session of shopping, eat in one of the many Khmer or international restaurants (ask for any recommendations!) or visit the monuments you didn't have time to see before.

  • In Pursat, discover the stonemasons, marble workers and cabinetmakers. Visit the workshops to admire their talent and buy souvenirs at the shops.

  • About 10 kilometers from Kampong Chhnang, discover the know-how of the potters. The traditional village has been famous for centuries for its clay pots sold throughout the whole country. The tools have been modernized but the know-how still remains, from generation to generation.

Breakfast: Home stay
Accommodation: Hotel 2-stars
2h 30m - 155km

Day 12Kampot, peaceful city on the riverside

Phnom Penh - Kampot

  • Transfer by local bus to the peaceful town of Kampot. Transfer from the terminal of the Giant Ibis bus company to your Kampot accommodation is at your expense ($5-$10 by tuk-tuk depending on your hotel’s location).

Breakfast: Hotel 2-stars
Accommodation: Bungalow

Day 13Leisure time in Kampot

  • Free day at your convenience. Suggestions (non-included) : visit one of the pepper fields, the salt marshes, the Kampong Trach caves and the Bokor hill station. Nearby, don’t miss Kep, its crab market and the Rabbit Island.

Breakfast: Bungalow
Accommodation: Bungalow
3h 45m - 270km

Day 14Back in Phnom Penh by bus

Kampot - Phnom Penh

  • Transfer by local bus to Phnom Penh. Transfer from your Kampot accommodation to the departure of the Giant Ibis bus is at your expense ($5-$10 by tuk-tuk depending on your hotel’s location).

Breakfast: Bungalow
duration 14 days. International flight not included.

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