If you've ever wondered why Cambodia is called the Kingdom of Wonder this itinerary is for you.
During this 11 day tour, you will discover the most famous temples of Angkor before flying to Sihanoukville where a short speedboat ride will transport you to the heavenly island of Krabey. Here you can snorkel vibrant coral reefs, unwind on sugary beaches, and savor delectable Khmer cuisine.
Concluding the adventure is a stay at the remarkable Canvas & Orchids Retreat. Nestled at the edge of a lush rainforest and the base of the Cardamom Mountains, this unique resort offers a floating jungle experience. Engage with the breathtaking surroundings as you partake in organized activities and tours, including boat trips to Tatai Waterfall, visits to the mangrove forest, exhilarating kayaking adventures, and invigorating hikes through the lust jungle of the Cardamom Mountains.
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Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
Set off early to see the sun rise over the magnificent Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument and the best-preserved temple in the complex. This visually spectacular massive three-tired pyramid has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its flag. Admire the grandeur of its architecture its extensive decoration of bas-relief friezes.
Continue to Ta Prohm, one of Cambodia’s most beloved temples. Unusually, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found. The combination of large trees growing out of the ruins and the surrounding jungle give the temple a truly magical feel. Take a break for lunch and then set off to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where statues of the gods of good and evil line the entrance.
Next visit Bayon, a richly decorated temple. Its most distinctive feature is the hundreds of smiling faces that grace the towers. Impressive bas-reliefs tell stories of daily life and of the great battles that were fought between the Khmers and ancient Thais.
Move on to Phimeanakas, a pyramid-shaped temple with two ponds in the rear. Climb to its top and take in the awe-inspiring sight of the Angkor ruins below before taking in row upon row of elephant trunks that form the wall of the Terrace of the Elephants.
Considered the birthplace of the Khmer Empire, Phnom Kulen is a mountain range about a two-hour drive from Siem Reap. The mountain is considered sacred, the site where King Jayavarman proclaimed independence from Java in 802 and where the cult of the linga began. The mountain is also a favorite of locals who come to admire the waterfalls and swim in the cool pools. Visit the river of 1,000 Lingas and a reclining Buddha built in the 16th century. Take a break for a picnic lunch and a chance to swim at the waterfall. On the way back to Siem Reap, stop at a local village to admire the picturesque rice paddies and traditional houses
Take a short 15-kilometer drive to Tonle Sap Lake, located south of Siem Reap. Here embark on a cruise to Kompong Phluk, an isolated Khmer community of three villages built on stilts. The community has about 3,000 residents who farm fish and vegetables on the floating platforms. Admire the floating village with a Buddhist monastery right in the middle.The cruise will also take you through the flooded forests that surround the village, a unique ecosystem where millions of fish come to spawn each season, attracting a myriad of water birds. Enjoy the views and keep an eye out for wildlife, especially birds and crab-eating macaques.
Today fly to Sihanoukville. Upon arrival take a short boat ride to your hotel in Krabey.
Day at leisure to relax in Krabey.
Today you will be picked from your hotel in Krabey and transferred to the beautiful Canvas & Orchids in Koh Kong.
Canvas & Orchids Retreat is a unique destination located on the Tatai River, nestled at the edge of a lush rainforest and the base of the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. Their retreat offers a myriad of activities and adventures that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of this magical land.
As you stay in their floating jungle resort, surrounded by mountains, rainforests, and rivers, you'll have the opportunity to explore and engage with the stunning surroundings. The resort provides a wide range of organized activities and tours such as exploring tatai waterfall by boat, visiting mangrove forest, kayaking and hiking through the lust jungle of the Cardamom Mountains. Also make use of complementary experiences such as unguided kayaking during the day and evening, where fireflies illuminate your path, and fishing from your villa's private terrace.
Choose from a variety of adventure here such as exploring tatai waterfall by boat, visiting mangrove forest, kayaking and hiking through the lust jungle of the Cardamom Mountains.
At leisure till you are transfered to Phnom Penh airport for your departure flight.
November - March is the best time to do this itinerary when weather is the most pleasant.
For detailed weather guide check out our Cambodia weather.
For this itinerary you need to fly into Siem Reap airport (REP) in Siem Reap and out of either Siem Reap airport or Phnom Penh airport (PHN)
Yes absolutely. The above itinerary is just a suggestion of what you could do. We can take things out or suggest other experiences that are more to your liking.
Visitors to Cambodia can obtain a visa on arrival for tourism (US$30) or business purposes(US$35), for a maximum stay of 30 days. Extensions are possible. Passport should be valid at least 06 months before expiry date and 1 passport photo is required.
You can also apply for Cambodia e-visa online.
From 15 May 2022 you no longer need to take a COVID-19 test before travelling to Vietnam & Cambodia.
You also don’t need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Vietnam & Cambodia.
Debit/ credit cards are accepted in most upscale hotels, shops and restaurants, some mid-range place and a growing number of other businesses. Credit cards are general not accepted at any businesses outside of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and the casinos in Poipet. Visa, MasterCard (MC) and JCB cards are the most widely accepted credit cards in Cambodia.
AMEX is coming into wider use, as well as the new ANZ Bluespot card. Diners Club (DC) is accepted at very few place. Most businesses charge a 2%-4% fee to accept credit cards.
There are now ATMs with international access in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot and Battambang.
US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian Riel and even Thai Baht is acceptable in many places. Most hotels and many restaurants and shops set their prices in dollars. Small transactions are usually done in Riel. Always carry some small Riel for motorcycle taxis, snacks, beggars and other small purchases
If you don't want to take cash you can get a prepaid 'travel money card' which is usually safer and cheaper than using your debit/credit card to withdraw money at ATMs.
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