About this adventure
We created this family adventure to capture the essence of this amazing little nation by combining the country’s past triumphs and tragedies with a taste of the present hope and future. Discover the real Cambodia in the warmth and charm of its people, the serene countryside of Battambang and the chaotic character of its capital, Phnom Penh. Experience the splendor of Angkor Wat and contribute to positive changes with an initiative helping a farming community outside of Siem Reap.
Length: 9 Days - 8 Nights
Start: Siem Reap, Cambodia
End: Phnom Penh
- All accommodation in deluxe boutique hotels within the itinerary
- Incoming transfer from Airport to hotel
- All ground transport within the itinerary
- A welcome dinner
- All entrance fees to included tours
- All transport in a private, air conditioned vehicle
- All breakfasts at deluxe boutique hotels
- All meals indicated on the itinerary
- 3-day Angkor Wat pass
- 1 full day guided tour of Angkor Complex
- Guided killing fields and S-21 visit
- Local guided village visit
- Full-time adventure guide
- Local expert guides
- Donation to build a well through Tabitha Foundation
- Visit to an authentic Cambodian village initiative
Siem Reap – Arrive in Siem Reap airport at any time where you will be met by an Original Trails representative and transfer to your hotel in classic Cambodian style! Check- in to your hotel and relax. Later, your included dinner this evening is at Phare Cafe outside the big top, so that you can take in the extraordinary and enlightening performing arts of Phare, The Cambodian Circus mixes traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, contortion, balancing and tight rope walking.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Siem Reap (Angkor) – This gentle cycle ride gives you the chance to explore the hidden wonders of the Angkor complex, travelling along magical jungle paths and dirt roads only accessible by bike. This unique route specifically was designed to avoid the throngs of tourists, and it’s become our most popular temple tour. In-between the main sights, there is often not another soul in sight.
Siem Reap - Journey out to a local village where you will spend the day. Please note this is a real village not a replica set up for tourists. Activities will depend on the time of year, family needs and goings on in the village. On each tour you will also have the opportunity to plant a fruit tree for your host family. This will provide a future food and potential income source.
Battambang – Today, drive with your tour leader to Battambang, a city full of wonderful colonial-era architecture and historic old pagodas. The surrounding countryside offers some of the most picturesque rice paddies and rural scenery in the country. Experience and array of temples, ride the famous "bamboo train" and the chilling killing caves of Phnom Sampeau. On day 5, Travel to Phnom Penh stopping at canal-side town of Pursat and Kompong Chhnang,
Phnom Penh – We explore “the hidden pearl of Asia” with a guided tour of the city stopping at sites of interest along the way, including the spectacular Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and taking a sobering walk through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21), where there are stark and moving reminders of Cambodia’s recent tragic past. The next day Embark on a colourful journey of discovery to a rural village, learning key historical and cultural facts about the area and its people along the way.
Departure day –Before your flight home and depending on your interests, we will take you to authentic Cambodian markets such as Psar Orussey, Psar Dam Go or Psar Tuol Thom Phong (Russian Market), and to the more secluded back streets where individual stores sell jewellery, antiques, and clothes.
Tour Price $1090 USD per person (based on 4 person group)
Smaller group? No problem, we can accommodate, inquire below.
Add on a visit to one of Cambodia's beach towns or some of the many rural villages. Want more history? Tack on extra days in the country's capital Phnom Penh and soak up the culture while dining on the the water front.
Let us know your interests and time-frame we will hand-craft your adventure with you!
"Hi Aaron and Aparna We are now back in Singapore after a fantastic adventure in Cambodia. Once again we loved all the stuff that took us off the beaten track. Sophea did a great job, he has such a lovely big smile. One of the highlights was the visit to his village and his Mum cooking us lunch after the ox cart ride, his family made us feel so welcome in their very humble abode. Thanks for another incredible trip!"
-The Pilling family, New Zealand
"Our trip was excellent!! It encompassed a mix of modern and ancient culture and plenty of history as well. We learned so much about the cultures we visited and had a perfect mix of comfort and authenticity. We look forward to booking our next trip with Original Trails!"
-Lance Dawson, New Zealand