Into the Jungle

14 days from £2,395pp

Want to get closer to the animals in Cambodia? Our Into the Jungle Trip will be right up your alley. After a whirlwind tour of Phnom Penh learning about the city on a cyclo tour, you’ll stay on Kratie, a Mekong river island where you'll go on the search for the elusive Irrawaddy Dolphins and gain an insight into life in a typical Cambodian village life. Next up is Mondulkiri where you'll spend time with rescued elephants in a rehabilitation sanctuary, before being whisked off to Siem Reap where you’ll explore the historic temples and ruins of Angkor. You’ll finish off your trip getting to know rural Cambodia and understand what daily village life is like on Asia's largest freshwater lake, Tonlé Sap.

Highlights

  • Tour the buzzing Cambodian capital of Phonm Penh

  • Look for rare Irrawaddy dolphins

  • Explore the fascinating temples and ruins of Angkor

  • Spend time with rescued elephants in Mondulkiri

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Cambodia is such a diverse an interesting country, with beautiful nature and some of the world’s most incredible temples. The bike ride I embarked on through the ancient city of Angkor is definitely one of my most treasured memories.

Into the Jungle

14 days from £2,395pp

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Cambodia includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-4

Phnom Penh

Capital city

Your Cambodian adventure begins today! You’ll fly into into the capital city Phnom Penh, where you’ll spend your time touring the main attractions on a traditional cyclo, enjoying a sunset cruise and dinner on the Mekong River . On your last day finish off with a sombre tour of Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek.

 

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5-6

Kratie

Riverside town

Bid farewell to city life and head to Kratie by car. From there you’ll take a short boat ride to Koh Trong Island in the Mekong River. Here you'll gain an insight into typical Cambodian village life where people’s livelihood largely depends on rice farming and fruits cultivation. Be sure to try a pomelo fruit that grow here - they're delicious! During your time on the island you’ll take a boat ride to try and spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins, explore island life by horse and cart or bike, if you prefer, and take part in a tree planting project. 

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7-8

Mondulkiri

Wildlife

Today you’re headed for Mondulkiri, where you’ll visit the Elephant Valley Project (ELIE). ELIE is an an eco-tourism project that provides an alternative approach to elephant care and here you’ll learn about the rehabilitation and conservation of the rescued gentle giants. Wander around the peaceful location and admire the elephants as they graze and bathe.

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9

Kampong Thom

Town

As you begin your journey to Siem Reap, you’ll stop for an overnight stay in the market town of Kampong Thom. Spend your time here as you please exploring the markets, visiting nearby temple sights or simply relax with a beer.

The following morning you'll visit the lesser-known Sambor Prei Kuk, one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in Cambodia which is earmarked as the country's next UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built between the 6th and 7th centuries, there are over 100 well-preserved temples scattered in the forest. The three main sites are linked by shady tracks and a walk between them offers lovely views of the surrounding landscape. You'll then stop at the nearby community eco-tourism village to see local crafts being made, before continuing onto Siem Reap.

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10-14

Siem Reap

City

Here you'll visit the gateway to the fascinating temples and ruins of Angkor. You’ll spend your time in this captivating area visiting rarely visited pre-Angkorian forest temples, touring the ancient city of Angkor Thom by remork (similar to a tuk tuk). You'll also explore authentic rural Cambodia taking an ox cart ride through Ta Brak, before partaking in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony. Continue out of town to Tonlé Sap Lake where you'll cruise past mangrove forests and stilt villages to a lesser-known village for lunch with a local family in their home.

On Day 14 you’ll depart for home dreaming of your wonderfully rich Cambodian experience.

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Things to do on this trip

Here are some of the fun and exciting things you'll do on your trip to Cambodia. Call us now to learn more: 01483 319 333

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