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Do you want to live an adventure in the wilderness, and in close contact with local populations? We offer a trekking tour in Cambodia, in Mondolkiri forest, a stunning custom-made holiday in Asia where you will spend some time in the homes of Khmer communities, getting an insight on the history, customs and traditions of ethnic minorities.

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Do you want to live an adventure in the wilderness, and in close contact with local populations? We offer a trekking tour in Cambodia, in Mondolkiri forest, a stunning custom-made holiday in Asia where you will spend some time in the homes of Khmer communities, getting an insight on the history, customs and traditions of ethnic minorities.

The guides who will accompany you are experienced in trekking and excursions throughout Cambodia and they will lead you into the heart of the mountainous regions of Mondulkiri.

Here are the highlights of your trip and tailor-made tour:

  • Trekking in Mondolkiri forest, meeting the elephants with the chance to swim with them
  • Meeting with the local populations of Mondolkiri
  • Canoe ride on the rapids of Kampi river with the chance to spot the famous endangered Irrawaddy dolphins
  • Visit world famous temples of Angkor Wat, symbol of Cambodia
  • Visit Tonle Sap Lake and its floating villages, meeting with residents

Your vacation will be a trip off the beaten path, to discover a different world from what you're used to: you just have to prepare the backpack and hiking boots!
 

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Siem Reap
    Day 1
    Siem Reap

    Arrive in Siem Reap, welcome and check in to the hotel. 

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  • 2
    Siem Reap - Chao Srei Vibol
    Day 2
    Siem Reap - Chao Srei Vibol

    Transfer to Chao Srei Vibol, small archaeological site near Siem Reap, overnight in a local family home. 

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  • 3
    Beng Melea - Phnom Kulen
    Day 3
    Beng Melea - Phnom Kulen

    This morning you will go from village to village, crossing the red landscape of Beng Mealea. Along the way you will have the opportunity to observe the quiet lifestyle of Cambodia and craft activities (blacksmith , barber, palm sugar farmers etc).

    Then visit the temple of Beng Mealea, still hidden in the deep jungle. By car you'll then move to Phnom Kulen, the sacred mountain of the Khmer. The pilgrims climb the hill to pray at the feet of a reclining Buddha statue. Then you will reach the famous waterfall.

    After lunch hiking on small trails through the forest leading to the village where you will spend the night in a local family house. ( 5-6 hours trekking).
     

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  • 4
    Phnom Kulen - Bantey Srei - Siem Reap
    Day 4
    Phnom Kulen - Bantey Srei - Siem Reap

    Today you'll travel to Bantey Srei, a Hindu temple dating back to the 10th century, approximately 35 km from Angkor site and dedicated to god Shiva. At the end of the visit, transfer to Siem Reap and overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 5
    iem Reap - Angkor Thom
    Day 5
    iem Reap - Angkor Thom

    Visit Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer empire: it covers and area of about 9 sqkm and here you can find several monuments, with majestic Bayon mountain-temple rising in the middle. Overnight in a hotel.

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  • 6
    Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
    Day 6
    Siem Reap - Angkor Wat

    Visit world famous Angkor Wat archaeological site, symbol of Cambodia and the largest temple ever built in the world. Overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 7
    Siem Reap - Tonle Sap
    Day 7
    Siem Reap - Tonle Sap

    Transfer to Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating villages and meet the local population. Overnight in a local family home. 

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  • 8
    Kampong Cham
    Day 8
    Kampong Cham

    Transfer to Kampong Cham, the third city of Cambodia on the banks of river Mekong. Overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 9
    Mondulkiri trekking
    Day 9
    Mondulkiri trekking

    Transfer to Mondulkiri to get ready for the trekking in the rainforest ahead. Overnight in a local family home. 

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  • 10
    Mondulkiri trekking
    Day 10
    Mondulkiri trekking

    This morning we'll set off by car to reach and discover the village of the Bunong community. Artisans will open their doors to introduce visitors to their activities. You'll continue on to resume the trekking path in the rainforest accompanied by the elephants, which you'll be able to approach.

    You can feed them their favorite food, bananas and bamboo. Accompanied by their mahouts (elephant breeders), they will let you observe them. Then continue along the waterfall. This is the time to share a few moments with the Bunong, learning more about their daily lives and the life in the rainforest.

    Lunch near the waterfall and tasting of traditional dishes prepared by the mahout. It will be possible to swim in the waterfall, with the elephants, during their daily bath. In the afternoon you'll continue with the trek through the rainforest of Mondulkiri through rivers, woods and fields. Dinner and overnight in a local family home. (Day hiking about 3-4 hours).
     

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  • 11
    Mondulkiri trekking
    Day 11
    Mondulkiri trekking

    Second day of hiking in another area of Mondulkiri. You will visit a coffee plantation with some coffe tasting. Then it's on until you reach a beautiful waterfall. Swimming and picnic on the banks. The hike will then continue to the remote village of the Phnong minority crossing valleys and rivers to Sen Monorom ( 5-6 hour walk depending on the season). Overnight in a guest house.
     

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  • 12
    Mondulkiri - Kratie
    Day 12
    Mondulkiri - Kratie

    Transfer to Kratie, a Cambodian center on Mekong river. Overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 13
    Kratie - Phnom Penh
    Day 13
    Kratie - Phnom Penh

    Transfer to Phnom Penh, capital city of Cambodia, and sightseeing of its main attractions. Overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 14
    Phnom Penh
    Day 14
    Phnom Penh

    Day in Phnom Penh and further sightseeing. 

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  • 15
    Phnom Penh
    Day 15
    Phnom Penh

    Transfer to the airport and end of service. 

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Khmer meals as indicated in the program
    • Transportation and transfers as per itinerary
    • Guide
    • Entrance fees to sites and museums (except Angkor $ 20 / pers)
       

    Price does not include

    • Domestic/ international flights
    • Meals not mentioned in the program
    • Visa ( USD 30 + 1 photo)
    • Personal expenses and personal insurance
    • Optional activities
    • Drinks

    Min. 4 people