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17 Days In-depth Cambodia Tour with Animal Encounters

INT-C-DC17 17 Days In-depth Cambodia Tour with Animal Encounters

Enjoy a deep exploration of Cambodia in this 17-day tour, including jungle temple adventure, forest trekking, encounters with the dolphins and elephants, and beach time in Sihanoukville.

The biggest highlight of Cambodia - Angkor temple complex is hidden in the jungle, which are whispering the glorious history of Angkor Empire. You have the chance to walk in the forest together with elephants and then take them to the river for a bathing. Also, kayak out the Mekong River to see the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins. Finally, spend several days in Sihanoukville for sunbath or some water fun like fishing, snorkeling, etc.

TOUR CODEINT-C-DC17

PLACES VISITEDPhnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kratie - Mondulkiri - Siem Reap - Sihanoukville

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

    Trip At a Glance

    Phnom Penh(3 nights)

    Kampong Cham(1 night)

    Kratie(2 nights)

    Mondulkiri(2 nights)

    Siem Reap(5 nights)

    Sihanoukville(3 nights)

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In-depth Cambodia Tour with Animal Encounters

Why you'll love this trip?

  • Enjoy a city tour to Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Royal Palace, etc., in Phnom Penh.
  • Kayak out Mekong River to spot the Irrawaddy Dolphins and trek in the forest together with elephants.
  • Explore the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom, covering Bayon, Baphuon, Ta Prohm, etc., and admire Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.
  • Discover the Phnom Kulen National Park, a great place to cool off and see the stunning nature.
  • Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to see the unique lifestyle of floating villages.
  • Immerse in the fantastic beaches and island of Sihanoukville.
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Tour Map & Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Phnom Penh Arrival

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Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Phnom Penh! Upon arrival, meet up with the tour guide at the airport. Then, your will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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Day 2

Phnom Penh City Highlights

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Meals: B

Start the day with a Tuk-tuk ride to visit the Silver Pagoda which is decorated with about 5000 silver tiles on the floor and the Royal Palace where the Khmer royal family lives. After that, tour the National Museum where you can see a large collection of Khmer history, arts and architecture.

In the afternoon, head straight to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to delve into the sad past of Khmer people. Accompanied by the knowledgeable guide, you will see the exhibitions in the museum and then pay a visit to Choueng Ek Memorial, a pagoda constructed out of over 8000 human skulls excavated from the Killing Fields.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2 Day 2
Day 3

Mekong Island

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Meals: B

In the morning, visit the Royal University of Fine Arts where the young Cambodians learn the ancient arts of their ancestors.

Then, take a boat trip along the Mekong River to Koh Dach(Mekong Island) a great place to see beautiful countryside and farmlands.

The island is dubbed as the Cambodia’s silk weaving center. You can try to weave silk or buy some silk fabric directly from producers. Except for silk, the island is also known for its fresh crops and fruit products like beans, corn, bananas and sesame.

After that, aboard a boat back to Phnom Penh and catch a sunset cruise down the Mekong River.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 3 Day 3
Day 4

Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

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Meals: B

After breakfast, transfer from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham, a city on the Mekong River in southeastern Cambodia.

On arrival, first head to the northwest of Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a Russian doll temple, with a relatively modern pagoda buried within the walls.

To the south, Koh Pen Island is reached via a long bamboo bridge. Just beyond town is Wat Nokor Bachey, where a modern pagoda is built on the site of an Angkorian temple. The hills of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei have temples at the top.

Overnight in Kampong Cham.

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Day 5

Kampong Cham to Kratie

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Meals: B

Today, you will head to Kratie, a tiny town that is the home to Irrawaddy dolphins. The drive from Kampong Cham to Kratie takes around 2 and a half hours.

After arrival, get some rest in the hotel and then start to cycle around Kratie. Head to Koh Trong, an island featured with authentic Cambodian rural life experience amidst green rice fields.

Overnight in Kratie.

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Day 6

Irrawaddy Dolphin, Mekong River Kayaking

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Meals: B

Rise up early for the sunrise over flooded forests of the mighty Mekong River. After breakfast, take a local ferry across the east bank of the Mekong River to reach Sandan. Your kayaking tour starts from here. Paddle across the river towards the west bank of the Mekong, then downstream through sand islands and the flooded forest.

Then, cross back and enjoy the unique perspective of seeing the rare Irrawaddy dolphins from your kayak, which is the best way to observe these rare mammals at their natural habitat.

On the way back to Kratie town, pay a visit to Phnom Sombok, famous for its beautiful location amidst two mountain peaks offering scenic views of the Mekong river.

Overnight in Kratie.

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Day 7

Kratie to Mondulkiri

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Meals: B

Continue your trip to Mondulkiri, it taking about 3 hours' drive from Kratie. Mondulkiri is a good base for trips to waterfalls, minority villages, and elephant treks.

After checking in the hotel, head into the forests of Mondulkiri to discover the waterfall of Bou Sra, one of the most famous attractions in Cambodia, where you can drop or swim. Along the way, stop at Pnong minority village to get to know about their lifestyle.

In the late afternoon, drive back to your hotel to rest.

Overnight in Mondulkiri.

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Day 8

Forest Trekking, Elephant Bathing

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Meals: B

Today enjoy an exciting elephant experience in Mondulkiri. After half an hour’s drive, you will get out of the car and walk down the valley through the forest towards the place where the guide explains about the Elephant Project.

Then, start the forest trekking accompanied with the elephants. In the afternoon, take the elephants to the river for a bathing. Before walking back out of the jungle, say goodbye to the elephants.

Overnight in Mondulkiri.

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Day 9

Mondulkiri to Siem Reap

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Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

This morning, your guide will transfer you to the airport to take a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is for leisure on your own.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 10

Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat

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Meals: B

Today, begin your exploration of the remains of Khmer Empire that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Angkor served as the seat of the empire.

In the morning, tour the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Huge silk-cotton trees and strangler figs grow over, around, and through the ancient stone blocks. The temple would make you feel as if you are in an adventure movie set.

Then, visit Banteay Kdei, a kind of smaller version of Ta Prohm. Continue to Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Palace, Baphuon Temple and Bayon Temple. Bayon sets itself apart with its 200 smiling faces, sure to make you feel welcomed. With winding tunnels, chambers, and climbs, Bayon offers many exciting moments to keep your camera busy.

In the afternoon, head to visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carvings. Spend the afternoon fully exploring the passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the flourishing kingdom.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 11

Phnom Kulen National Park

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Meals: B

Today, you will take an excursion to Phnom Kulen National Park. Drive out of the hassle city at 8:30 am, pass tranquil countryside, and finally arrive at Phnom Kulen, a beautiful national park that provides a great place to cool off and the stunning nature to see.

Phnom Kulen used to be the ancient capital city in 802AD after King Jayavarman II was initiated as the royal “God of the King”. Walk to visit Preah Ang Thom, a reclining giant Buddha statue. Continue to witness the historical site of 1000 linga carvings under the riverbed.

Also, head to see the secret pool where the white clear water come out of the ground all year round. Then go to the cool waterfall where you can refresh, bathe and swim. Near the waterfall, there are some local huts where you can stop to enjoy local lunch and have fresh coconut.

In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to hotel.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 12

Koh Ker Temples, Prasat Beng Mealea

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Meals: B

Today, drive to the northern area of Siem Reap to visit the group of Koh Ker temples. Koh Ker was the capital of the Angkorian Empire from 928 to 944 CE. The main attractions you can expect here include Prasat Thom, a seven-tiered pyramid structure, Prasat Krahom, Prasat Bram, etc.

In the afternoon, visit Prasat Beng Mealea built in the 12th century. Although invaded by jungle, you can see the traces of Khmer Empire.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 13

Banteay Srei, Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk

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Meals: B

In the morning, head towards the deep jungle to visit Banteay Srei. The temple is carved from red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to elaborate wall carvings, which are well preserved to this day.

After lunch, take a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake - Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll take a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Then, tour Kompong Phluk, the largest village on the lake, to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 14

Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

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Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

After breakfast, the guide will transfer you to the airport for a flight to Sihanoukville. Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is for leisure on your own.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.

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Day 15

Cruise to Koh Rong Samloem Island

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Meals: B / L

Today's trip will take you to enjoy a cruise to Koh Rong Samloem, a pearl in Cambodia which is surrounded by turquoise blue water. On the cruise, equipment is provided for snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, etc., to promise you the best experience.

En route, you will get the opportunity to go swimming and snorkeling. And upon arrival at the island, you can enjoy a sunbath on the white sandy beach, or go for an exploration of mangroves and bird sanctuaries.

At the end of the day, cruise back to Sihanoukville.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.

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Day 16

Sihanoukville Beach Relax

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Meals: B

Today, spend your time exploring Sihanoukville, sitting on a peninsula jutting into the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Beaches of fine pearl-white sand line the shore around the peninsula, each offering its own unique character from the busy Ochheuteal Beach to the secluded chill-out Otres Beach.

You can walk leisurely on the beach, swim in the warm sea, taste fresh seafood, watch the beautiful sunset over the sea, or enjoy a party scene in the evening.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.

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Day 17

Sihanoukville Departure

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Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Meals: B

Today, the guide will transfer you to the airport. Hope you have a nice trip home and look forward to traveling with you again!

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Service Inclusions & Exclusions

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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