Trekking With Kayaking And Temples Trip 16days
Trekking in a remote tribal region of Northeast Ratanakiri, Kayaking and Cycling down a scenic route on the Mekong River, kayaking through flooded forests…
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Trekking With Kayaking And Temples Trip 16days
Travel Style: Kayaking Tours From Phnom Penh
Itinerary: Phnom Penh – Ratanakiri – Stung Treng – Northern Mekong – Kratie – Siem Reap – Angkor – Tonle Sap – Phnom Penh
Trekking in a remote tribal region of Northeast Ratanakiri, Kayaking and Cycling down a scenic route on the Mekong River, kayaking through flooded forests, exploring the temples of Angkor and other sites in Siem Reap, a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, cycling through the silk islands region and a Phnom Penh tour. Highlights: Mekong Wetlands, Mekong Dolphins, Hill Tribes, Temples Activities: Kayaking, Trekking, Cycling, Exploring Temples
All equipment (kayaks, dry bags, bicycles).
- Day 1
Arrive in Phnom Penh and enjoy a relaxing evening by the riverside. You will be picked up by taxi from the airport and transferred to your hotel.
- Day 2
Enjoy a private tour of Phnom Penh by tuk-tuk, visiting Phnom Penh’s historic Wat Phnom Temple, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeng Ek Killing Fields outside of Phnom Penh or other sites if requested. This tour is entirely private and can begin and end at your leisure.
- Day 3
Depart Phnom Penh by private car to Banlung, Ratanakiri. In Ratanakiri, you will be picked up for transfer to your accomodations.
- Day 4
Depart by car North to Ta Veng on the Se San River. From there, begin trekking into the jungles. Overnight at a tribal village.
- Day 5
Continue trekking through the jungles. Sleep overnight at a jungle camp.
- Day 6
Continue trekking, return to Ta Veng via an alternate route and return to Banlung by car.
- Day 7
Visit Yak Lom Lake in the late morning for a swim and a picnic lunch, then depart to Stung Treng, the town at the confluence of the Mekong and Sekong Rivers, by private car. Accommodation outside of town at a nature lodge.
- Day 8
Travel North along the Mekong to the village of O Sway near the Lao border and begin a full-day kayaking trip down river through remote flooded forests of Cambodia’s amazing Ramsar Wetlands. Many varieties of birds live in these forests. Picnic lunch en route provided. Return to Stung Treng accommodations in the evening.
- Day 9
Depart Stung Treng by mountain bike along a scenic river route heading south through villages and forests, then begin kayaking down the Mekong, stopping en route at sandy river islands and viewing rare freshwater irrawaddy dolphins before enjoying a riverside picnic lunch. Transfer the remaining distance by car to Kratie town.
- Day 10
Travel by private car directly to Siem Reap, stopping en route at Skoun to sample fried tarantulas and have lunch.
- Day 11
Tour the temples of Angkor Archeological Park by tuk-tuk with an Angkor specialist guide. Visit some of the most important sites including Angkor Thom, Bayon and Preah Khan. End the day with Angkor Wat at sunset.
- Day 12
Visit the outer sites of Siem Reap by private car with a specialist guide. Hike through the jungle up to Kbal Spean where ancient lingas and images can be seen through the clear waters of a mountain stream. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a waterfall before descending the mountain and continuing on to visit the magnificent pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei.
- Day 13
Tuk-tuk tour with specialist guide. Visit the island temple of Mebon by boat and go for a swim in Angkor’s Western Baray, an ancient resevoir stretching for miles through the archeological park. After lunch, visit the terrace of elephants and the terrace of the leper king before climbing aboard an elephant for a ride to the top of Phnom Bakheng Mountain where you will have great views of Angkor Wat to the East and great views of sunset over the Western Baray to the West.
- Day 14
Depart Siem Reap for the Tonle Sap Lake, where you will board a boat for the 6 hours trip through the center of the lake and down the Tonle Sap River to Phnom Penh.
- Day 15
Bicycle tour of the Mekong Islands and the Cambodian countryside, including a visit to a floating village, silk-weaving, a scenic pagoda and a school. Enjoy great views of Phnom Penh from across the Mekong and cycle across two large islands, enjoying a picnic lunch en route. In the evening, enjoy dinner and drinks (provided) as you cruise along the Tonle Sap River on a two-deck cruise boat.
- Day 16
Transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport or to your onward location.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
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Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.