Don’t miss occastion to experience Sunset cruise along Mekong River to admire the beauty of Phnom Penh city on sunset and nightlife. We will have a great chance to learn more about elephant life and washing elephant, and swimming with the elephant if you wish and enjoy the lunch nearby the water fall and spectacular view. Especially, it offers a great opportunity that few travelers have had, to not only see the dolphins, but also to paddle through a picturesque and rarely visited section of the Mekong River.
Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival – City Tours
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport, welcomed by our tour guide and driver then transfer you to hotel for check in (standard check in hour is 2:00pm).
Afternoon, start your first stop by visiting the Royal Palace built in 1866 and the Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles. Continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th century), but some date from as early as the 4thcentury.
Evening, you will be taking to experience 1hour Sunsetcruise along Mekong River to admire the beauty of Phnom Penh city on sunset and nightlife. After cruise, enjoy Khmer Cuisine dinner at local restaurant, then transfer back to your hotel for overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Transfer to Mondolkiri
Depart from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom (the provincial capital of Mondulkiri) in a rood distance of 375 km, will take you about 7-8 hours. We will stop for lunch in Snual located in Kratie province. Along the road, we can see some of the rubber plantation initiated by the French.
Upon arrival we visit the village and it’s surrounding if possible. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sen Monorom, the provincial capital.
Day 3: Putang Village and Elephant Experience – Trekking 7km
Breakfast at hotel, Meet with our tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby, then transfer to Putang Village.
Start our trekking by visit around of the Putang village to know about our culture and our life of the Bunong people. Depart from Putang Village, to see farmers who practice on dry ground rice cultivation. Then forward jungle and forest. Then visit the elephants place where you will feed elephant with banna than walk together with elephants to the forest and take time cook for lunch.
After picnic lunch, learn more about elephant life and washing elephant, and swimming with the elephant if you wish. After the washing, swimming with the elephant than move forward to other farms and forest by trekking, than arrive at the village where your driver will be standby and transfer you back to the hotel.
After refresh at hotel, transfer to dinner a local restaurant then transfer back to hotel for overnight at Sen Monorom capital.
Day 4: Sen Monorom – Bou Sra
Breakfast in Sen Monorom. We start the journey early in the morning in this wild animal region. We cross-forests and hills. Stop and relax to enjoy the truly nature. Then go to Bou Sra waterfall with some stop in the Phnong minority villages to take some of the photos with them. Enjoy the lunch nearby the water fall. In the afternoon, we climb up the hill of Sen Monorom to visit the pagoda and enjoy the panoramic view. Return to Sen Monorom for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Sen Monorom – Trasnfer to Kratie
Take early breakfast, then visit local wet market to see some ethnic people who doing some trade with other local people. Then we drive to visit the most popular destinations of Mondulikiri, such at Phnom Doh Kromom, Sea Forest, and coffee plantation. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch we will transfer to Kratie with travel distance of about 140 kms which take you about 2.5 hours. Upon arrival Kratie, transfer to hotel for check in and refresh, then transfer to dinner at local restaurant. After dinner drop of at hotel and overnight at hotel in Kratie.
Day 6: Kratie – Dolphin Watching by Kayak – Transfer to Siem Reap
Breakfast at hotel, after being driven to the launch point, you’ll first paddle across the river towards the west bank of the Mekong, then downstream through sand islands and the flooded forest, before crossing back and enjoying the unique perspective of seeing the rare Irrawaddy dolphins from your kayak.
With a large variety of bird life, butterflies and sea life along the way, and a sandy island beach stop for a swim, this trip is a true get back to nature experience. The dolphin trip offers a great opportunity that few travelers have had, to not only see the dolphins, but also to paddle through a picturesque and rarely visited section of the Mekong River.
After tour, transfer back to Kratie city and have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Siem Reap with driving distance of about 300 kms take you about 6 hours on the road.
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, transfer directly to hotel for check in and rest after long drive. You may arrange dinner at your own expense.
Today you will be set out your trekking through the dense jungle of the magnificent temples of Angkor.
Your first destination of the day is Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious sites in the world. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing Mount Meru, the home of the gods.
Walking from temple to temple is a unique way to see these magnificent ruins: glimpses of small temples can be spotted amongst dense jungle, towers appear looming overhead, and the sheer number of ruins along the way is staggering. Stop on the way for lunch at a simple local restaurant. From here, find your way through the forest towards the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Continue your trekking to Prasat Chrung where you will have your picnic lunch and admire the beauty of the surrounding. Take some rest under the shade of the tree before continue your road.
Then take in the expanse of the moat of Angkor Thom before you enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.
From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
Transfer back to your hotel for resting and enjoy your dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Note: Your car and driver will be standby all day long while you are trekking just in case you may need.
Day 8: Siem Reap – Cycle Rolous – Kampong Phluok: 34km Biking
Breakfast at your hotel.
Drive off the city then start your day with a 15 km biking to the early temples of the Roluos Group. Roluos is the site of an ancient center of Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya. It was the first town built by the Angkorian kings in the 8th and 9th century and consists of three main temples: Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko. The surrounding countryside with its rice paddy fields and sugar palm trees are very typically Cambodian.
From there, take a characteristic Cambodian vehicle to the shores of Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will bike along and have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonlé Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about four times its size during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Pluk, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water. A delicious picnic lunch will be served in a floating house.
Transfer to Roluos Pagoda. Continue to cycle 12 km on the only remaining trace of the old Angkorian road between Beng Mealea and Angkor Thom, until you reach the temple of Chau Srei Vibol that is hidden in the jungle. Enjoy a break with some drinks and snacks.
From here, it is only a short 7 km ride to Wat Tabeng, a traditional village that is among the most scenic in Cambodia, set amidst a sea of rice fields. Here, in a clean and safe place on the premises of a picturesque wat, you will find your unique photographic opportunities. Transfer back to your hotel for resting and enjoy your dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Note:Your car and driver will be standby all day long while you are trekking just in case you may need.
Day 9: Siem Reap – Departure
Breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will be free for your own activity or to relax at the hotel or go shopping at nearby local markets on your own schedule. Then pick up by our driver for transfer Siem Reap Airport to catch flight to next destination. Ou tour end.
|Phnom Penh||01||Sokha Phnom Penh Residence|
|Mondolkiri||03||Mayura Hill Resort|
|Kratie||01||Rajabori Villas Resort|
|Siem Reap||03||Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort|
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– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 08 Nights hotel accommodation.
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Local English-speaking guide.
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes
– International Airfare.
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– Visa fees, personal insurance.
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– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
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