Meeting and immersion - Cambodia

This trip takes you closer to the people of Cambodia to better appreciate the local way of life.

D1: ARRIVAL

Welcome by your local French-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. Free lunch and dinner.

D2: PHNOM PENH

Discovery in a pedicab, its lively districts, its markets ... Free lunch. Visit the National Museum, the Royal Palace and its Silver Pagoda. Walk on the quays at the end of the day. Free dinner.

D3: PHNOM PENH - KAMPONG CHNANG - TONLE SAP - STUNG SEN RIVER

Departure to Kampong Chnang. Arrival in this typical small town specializing in the manufacture of pottery. Meet a family of craftsmen before joining Tonle Sap Lake. Embark on a traditional boat to discover the ecosystem of the lake. Visit the floating village of Chnok Trou where Vietnamese and Cambodian communities live. Meeting with fishing families. Continue on the Stung Sen river to discover another facet of this lake life. Stop at our hosts in a floating house. Installation. Sunset on the lake.
Vehicle: 4h. Boat: 1-2h.

D4: STUNG SEN RIVER - KAMPONG THOM - SIEM REAP

Breakfast with our hosts and continuation of the ascent of the Stung Sen river. Visit of lakeside villages, landscapes of flooded or dry areas depending on the period. After a few hours, reaching the coast and the city of Kampong Thom. Departure by vehicle towards the city of the temples of Siem Reap.
Boat: 4-5h, Vehicle: 3h

D5: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR THOM

Early departure by vehicle for the gates of Angkor Thom with its walls buried in the forest. Bike ride on the wall of the royal city. Arrival at the temple of towers with 4 faces, the Bayon. Visit Angkor Thom "the great royal city" and the temple of a thousand faces. Continue to Baphoun, the Royal Palace followed by the elephant terrace. A last isolated temple Wat Tep Phnom. Lunch. Departure for the temple of Preah Khan, Ta Nei then Ta Phrom through the forest. The cheese trees seem to swallow the stones of the temple (location of the film "Tom Raider"). Return to Siem Reap by vehicle.
10-20km of bike, support vehicle available

D6: SIEM REAP - BENG MEALEA - PHNOM KULEN

Departure for the temple of Beng Mealea, visit. Transfer to the top of Phnom Kulen mountain, for hiking. Lunch and swim at the waterfall. In the afternoon, walk through the forest to the village at the top for the night.
Walk: 5h

D7: PHNOM KULEN, A DAY IN THE HEART OF VILLAGES

Breakfast with our hosts. Departure on foot to another village in Kulen to meet the farmers and discover their daily lives. Walk through the villages, meet a family of fish farmers. Picnic in a village to discover the school and its pupils if possible. At the end of the afternoon, return to our hosts.
2-3 hours of walking

D8: PHNOM KULEN - BANTEY SREI - SIEM REAP

Departure for a hike to discover the tropical forest with the flora and fauna of the Kulen. Return to Siem Reap by vehicle. Stop at Banteay Srei temple, citadel of women.
3h walk

D9: SIEM REAP DISCOVER THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR

Departure by tuk tuk to the isolated temple of Bantey Samré, visit the temple and ride on the embankment of the Eastern Baray to discover the villages, notably Benteay Kdei, citadel of the monks. Arrival on the royal basin of Srah Srang. Lunch with the locals with a small painting class. After lunch, reach Angkor Wat in the middle of the day and see a magnificent sunset. Return to Siem Reap.
1 hour walk

D10: SIEM REAP - BATTAMBANG

Departure by public bus to Battambang. Discovery of this small colonial town. Visit to the Phare circus school and an Art gallery. Installation at the hotel and free time.
3h drive

D11: BATTAMBANG CITY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

Departure by bike through the small districts. Discovery of local crafts: rice cake, sticky rice, traditional Brahok fish paste, blacksmithing, coconut milk, ... Visit of Phnom Banon, panoramic view of the rice fields of Battambang. Then Phnom Sampov, Sampan mountain and visit of a pagoda and caves. Return to town by vehicle. Night at the hotel.

D12: BATTAMBANG - KAMPONG CHHNANG - PHNOM PENH

Departure for Phnom Penh by vehicle. In the capital, guided stroll along the Mekong, and dinner cruise on the Mekong. 5h drive

D13: DEPARTURE

Free day until transfer to the airport.

Included:
- Accommodation: hotel, homestay
- Meals except D1, D2, D13 and dinner D10 and D11
- Entrances to sites and museums
- Activities and transfers
- official French-speaking guide from D3 to D12
- local French-speaking guide in D1 and D2

Not included:
- international flight
- visa (possible at the airport for 35 USD with a photo ID)
- personal insurance
- tips

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Duration (in days): 13
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Period (search): january, february, may, june, july, august, september, november, december
Minimum number of persons: 4
Physical level: Dynamic
Main activity: Walk