9 Days Angkor Hiking to Sihanoukville

INT-C-CHAS09 9 Days Angkor Hiking to Sihanoukville

The 9 days Cambodia hiking tour begins from Angkor temples in Siem Reap and then head down south to Phnom Penh to walk around the Kirirom National Park, followed by laid-back beach time in Sihanoukville.

Walk around Angkor Archaeological Park covering Angkor Wat and the ancient capital of Angkor Thom to learn the glory history of the Khmer Empire. To see the beautiful nature such as dense pine trees, birds and waterfalls hidden in the forests, enjoy your hike in the national parks of Phnom Kulen, Kirirom, and Preah Sihanouk Ream.


PLACES VISITEDSiem Reap - Phnom Penh - Kirirom - Sihanoukville

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


Trip Highlights

  • Hike to explore the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom, covering Bayon, Baphuon, Terrace of the Leper King, Terrace of the Elephants, etc.
  • Admire Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.
  • Hike in Phnom Kulen National Park to appreciate the beautiful nature.
  • Have a nature exploration in Kirirom National Park.
  • Immerse in the fantastic beaches and island of Sihanoukville.

At a Glance

Siem Reap(3 nights)

Phnom Penh(1 night)

Kirirom(1 night)

Sihanoukville(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

9 Days Angkor Hiking to Sihanoukville

Day 1 Siem Reap Arrival, Angkor Wat

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Siem Reap! Upon arrival, meet up with the tour guide at Siem Reap International Airport. Then, your will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

After a short rest, head to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carvings. Take time to explore the passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the flourishing kingdom.

On your way back to Siem Reap, enjoy a sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2 Siem Reap Hiking Experience

Meals: B

After breakfast, take a tuk-tuk to Angkor Thom. Your hiking will start from the South Gate. Along the ancient city wall, walk towards the West Gate and make a stop to visit the Corner Temple. Near the West Gate, visit the village outside the city wall where you can see the daily life of local villagers.

Then, walk inside the ancient city of Angkor Thom. First, visit the Bayon Temple where you will be surrounded by 216 gigantic stone faces which fame as “Khmer Smile”, followed by the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Palace, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Continue to hike north to get away from the crowded tour groups and walk through the forests to the Temple Preah Khan and Ta Keo Temple.

Your easy hiking tour will finish in Ta Prohm Temple, which is widely known as “lost to the jungle temple”. You will be pick up by Tuk Tuk from Ta Prohm Temple and transfer back to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3 Phnom Kulen National Park Hiking

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.

Day 4 Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Meals: B

After breakfast, drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, taking about 7.5 to 8 hours including the stops to visit some attractions along the way.

En route, you will first stop to visit the Naga Bridge built in the 12th century. It is well reserved and now still used by local people. Second stop will be around lunch time in Kompong Thom town to visit the ruined temples in Sambor Prei Kuk, the ancient capital of the Khmer between the 6th and 7th century. Arrive in Phnom Penh in the afternoon.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 5 Phnom Penh to Kirirom

Meals: B

Start the day with a transfer to Phnom Dat Chivit located in Kirirom National Park. Meet your trekking guide and begin your 2 hours of walking up to the top of Dat Chivit Mountain.

En route, you can see birds fly in the pine forest and rocks of all shapes lie on the mostly flat ground. On the peaceful top of Dat Chivit Mountain, you can get breathtaking views of the surroundings. Usually, there are a couple of eagles flying around as it is probably their kingdom.

Overnight in Kirirom.

Day 6 Kirirom to Sihanoukville

Meals: B

Get up early to enjoy a beautiful sunrise and see birds' morning hustle. After that, walk 45 minutes to a 40-meter high waterfall to swim in the natural pool. Then go back to the guesthouse for breakfast, followed by an exploration of the local rural life.

In the afternoon, drive to Sihanoukville, taking about 3 and a half hours. Upon arrival, check in hotel and enjoy your free time for leisure.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.

Day 7 Preah Sihanouk Ream National Park

Meals: B

After breakfast, transfer for 30 minutes to board the boat to visit the mangrove forests along the freshwater river. After 1 hour of boat drive, you reach the sea where the water becomes salty and it's the end of the mangrove forests. Swim and relax at the peaceful beach that is less visited than the beaches in Sihanoukville.

Then walk through the jungle on the tropical island and get to the village where you can have lunch with the locals. After lunch, relax on the boat to spot dolphins with patience.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.

Day 8 Sihanoukville Beach Relax

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.

Day 9 Sihanoukville Departure

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:

  • 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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