WILD CAMBODIA TOUR OF RIVER DOLPHINS

WILD CAMBODIA TOUR OF RIVER DOLPHINS
Tour Destination:
PHNOMPENH - RATTANAKIRI - BANLUNG - TAMPOUM TOTEM - KROEUNG TERRITORI - STUNGTRENG - KRATIE - KOMMONG CHAM - KOM PONG THOM - SIEM REAP
Tour Hightlights:
This tour might be the fullest, longest most interesting ones in Cambodia that we have ever made. Within 13 days, You will discover the whole Cambodia and have time to visit all hidden areas, contact local people and understand this country in depth ... ..
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* BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival - Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour at Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
Day 2: Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour at National Museum and Killing Fields
Day 3: Phnom Penh Adventure Tour to Banlung - Rattanakiri
Day 4: Banlung Adventure Trekking Tour to Voeune Say Village
Day 5: Banlung Adventure Trekking Tour to Kroeung Village
Day 6: Banlung Adventure Trekking Tour to Stungtreng
Day 7: Stungtreng Downstream Cruise Tour to Kratie - Witnessing Irrawaddy Dolphins
Day 8: Kratie Adventure & Sightseeing Tour to Kompong Cham
Day 9: Kompong Cham Adventure Trekking Tour to Kompong Thom
Day 10: Kompong Thom Adventure & Sightseeing Tour to Siemreap
Day 11: Angkor Wat Sightseeing Tour at Angkor Thom and Bayon Temples
Day 12: Angkor Wat Sightseeing Tour at Ta Prohm Temple - Sunset on Bakheng Hills
Day 13: Siemreap - Departure

DAY 1: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: ARRIVAL - PHNOM PENH SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT ROYAL PALACE AND SILVER PAGODA (-/-/-)  Monument and Relics in Phnom Penh - Cambodia Adventure Tours

On arrival at Po Chen Tong Airport , you are met and transferred to hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the surroundings.
O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 2 : WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: PHNOM PENH SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT FINE-ART MUSEUM - KILLING FIELDS (B/-/-)

The sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh continues with the Royal University of Fine Arts, where the young Cambodians learn the ancient arts of their ancestors. A view of numerous children practicing the graceful movements of the beautiful national dances is impressive. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum, exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century. Tuol Seng Prison Museum - Cambodia Adventure ToursHeading out of town we visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious "Killing Fields" of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. We have time this afternoon, exploring Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the "  Russian Market" , where anything and everything is for sales.
O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 3: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: PHNOM PENH ADVENTURE TOURS TO BANLUNG - RATTANAKIRI - SWIMMING ON MEKONG RIVER (B/L/-)

Today we board a short flight to Banlung, the capital city of Rattanakiri Province. After checking into hotel we drive to Wat Phnom Soui to catch our first view over the plateau and Banlung Town. We follow this with a trip to Cha Oug Waterfalls and Yeak Laom Park, a protected area, which is looked after and managed by the regional authority .The main attraction of this area is Yeak Laom Lake, a volcanic crater lake believed to have been created about 700,000 years ago. Surrounded by forest up to the crater rim, the spectacular lake is a beautiful oasis and a great place for a refreshing swim! We will walk along the lake-side and visit the simple visitor center, which exhibits different tools from the various tribes. 
Se San River in Ban Lung - Cambodia Adventure ToursO/N in Banlung.

DAY 4: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: BANLUNG ADVENTURE TREKKING TOURS TO VOEUNE SAY VILLAGE - MEETING HILLTRIBES - BAN LUNG (B/L/-)

Heading out of the town , we make our way to Voeune Say which is one of the main villages by the Se San River. The road conditions are rough in this region and the travel is somewhat arduous. We arrives at Voeune Say and are sure to attract attention since this part of the country receive very few tourists. After a short walk through this village, we will embark on a traditional wooden long boat navigating on the scenic Se San River which gives us a taste of adventure and an enjoyable visit to the Tampoun, Kroeng and Brou minority people. They are very poor but have rich and interesting culture.
O/N in Banlung.

DAY 5: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: BANLUNG ADVENTURE TREKKING TOURS TO KROEUNG VILLAGE - SWIMMING UNDER THE WATERFALLS (B/L/-)

The journey northwards begins as we depart the town and pass various scenic landscape changing from the volcanic lava field of Veyrum Plang to the village of Kroeung. The Kroeung people have the curious custom of erecting bachelor houses standing on long bamboo poles. These houses will remain so till the young man finds a wife. After a short walk around this seldom visited village we continue driving to the Bai Srog , an impressive waterfall with seven levels in the middle of the forest. Waterfall in BANLUNG - Cambodia Adventure ToursA swim in the clean and refreshing mountain water is highly recommended.
O/N in Banlung.

DAY 6 : WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS:  BANLUNG ADVENTURE TREKKING TOURS TO STUNGTRENG (B/-/-)

The morning market of Balung also attracts a wide array of hill tribe people who converge from the surrounding the mountainsides to trade their goods. After an enjoyable walk around this congregation we set off on a rough but scenic drive to Stungtreng. These back roads are a great way to explore the real Cambodia. We see very few other travellers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs. On arrival in Stungtreng we have time to stroll around this outpost town. There is not many thing to see Stungtreng apart from the countryside and few temples.
O/N in Stungtreng.

DAY 7 : WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: STUNGTRENG - DOWNSTREAM CRUISE TOURS ON MEKONG RIVER TO KRATIE - WATCHING IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS (B/-/-)

Upon leaving Stungtreng, we board a local boat navigating down stream on the Mekong River to Kratie, a lovely riverside town. The pace is very relaxed, a perfect way to observe the rural life close up. After checking into hotel in Kratie we transfer out to explore a complex of temple, containing Phnom Sambok and Kampi, which boast the major sights in this region. A view over the surrounding area from the temple is impressive. The next stop of our trip is Phnom Srey and Phnom Pros. Irrawaddy Dolphins in Kratie - Cambodia Adventure ToursA part of the pleasure of travelling in Kratie is the simple joy of catching a glimpse of the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin and seeing the dramatic sunset over the river.
O/N in Kratie.

DAY 8 : WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: KRATIE ADVENTURE TREKKING TOURS AND LOCAL BOAT TRIP TO KOMPONG CHAM (B/-/-)

The river dolphins and the many old architectural structures are a highlight of Kratie although conditions are very basic. We explore this charming town when we walk along the roads spotted with many charming Khmer houses and make fun with waving kids. Afterwards we embark again on a local boat for a tranquil paced trip to Kompong Cham. This town has plenty of interesting sights, some of which are old colonial buildings and Wat Nokhor, containing the ancient temple and modern style pagoda. We then spend the rest of today on our own. There are few little bars by the riverside, all ideal places for visitors to sample local foods and explore the local life.
O/N in Kompong Cham.

DAY 9: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: KOMPONG CHAM ADVENTURE TREKKING TOURS TO KOMPONG THOM (B/-/-)

The following destination of our trip is Kompong Thom. We drive past Cambodia 's biggest growing rubber area. The deep contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible. Along the way we make stop over at Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, two hills whose names were translated as the 'Man hill' and the 'woman hill'. On arrival in Kompong Thom, Phnom Santuk Temple in Kompong Thom - Cambodia Adventure Tourswe visit some nearby villages and climb 980 steps to the top of Phnom Santuk for an impressive sunset view over the surrounding areas.
O/N in Kompong Thom.

DAY 10: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: KOMPONG THOM ADVENTURE TOURS TO SIEM REAP - ANGKOR SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)

An early morning departure to the archeological sight of Sambor Prei Kuk , which is dotted with hundred pre-angkor styled temples. The road conditions are very poor, but the spectacular scenery of this ancient ruins, with a mixture of temples and forest makes the hardship all worthwhile. We then continue our journey to Siem Reap. This town is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire , which is dated from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles.
O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 11: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT ANGKOR THOM AND BAYON TEMPLES (B/-/-)

Today we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Monks in Angkor Wat - Cambodia Adventure ToursWe stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.
O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 12: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT TA PROHM TEMPLE - SUNSET VIEW ON BAKHENG HILLS (B/-/-)

The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. The grand circuit with Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup Temples, is also visited this afternoon before we walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments.
O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 13: WILD CAMBODIA TOURS OF RIVER DOLPHINS: SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

There is free time for you own exploration of the town and strolling around the shopping areas. The trip ends after your transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.

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* INCLUDING:
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Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver  
+ Accommodation in hotels ( twin shared room)
 
+ Domestic flight Phnom Penh - Banlun
 
+ Boat trip Stungtreng - Kompong Cham
 
+ English or French speaking guide
 
+ Entrance fee to indicated sights
 
+ Daily breakfast ( B)


EXCLUDING: Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance...

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