Are you ready for an enchanting journey through Cambodia? Get ready to immerse yourself in the culture, history, and natural beauty of this captivating country. We’ve curated three unique itineraries that will make your week in Cambodia truly unforgettable. From exploring ancient temples to venturing into the wild, there’s something for every type of traveler. Let’s dive in!
Itinerary #1: Cambodia Culture & History
This itinerary is perfect for history buffs and culture enthusiasts. Get ready for a week filled with incredible experiences, starting with a sunset cruise on the majestic Mekong River. Picture yourself boating through the floating villages, where locals live harmoniously with the water. The charm of Battambang awaits as you cycle through the picturesque countryside and visit hidden gems like the Phnom Sampeau temple.
Enigmatic smiling faces of Bayon Temple, Angkor
Your adventure continues in Siem Reap, the gateway to the iconic Angkor temple complex. Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Angkor Wat, a majestic temple adorned with over 3,000 bas-relief apsaras. To top it off, indulge in a delightful Khmer cuisine and immerse yourself in a mesmerizing traditional Apsara dance performance. Prepare to be transported back in time to the court of the ancient Khmer kings.
Itinerary #2: Southern Cambodia Wilds
Calling all nature lovers! If you crave adventure and want to explore Cambodia’s stunning landscapes, this itinerary is for you. Prepare to be amazed by the countryside surrounding Kampot and the diverse ecosystems of Botum Sakor National Park and Cardamom National Park in southern Cambodia.
Canvas & Orchids Retreat, in Cardamom National Park
Embark on an exciting boat ride from Phnom Penh to Kampot, where you’ll visit the ancient Phnom Da temple. Stand-up paddleboarding on the serene Kampot River and exploring a pepper farm will be highlights of your stay. Get ready for an immersive nature experience at Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park. Keep an eye out for wild elephants, tigers, and other endangered species during your guided hikes and kayak trips. Your adventure culminates in Cardamom National Park, where you’ll indulge in luxury riverside glamping at Canvas & Orchids Retreat. A boat ride to the spectacular Tatai Waterfall and thrilling hikes and kayaking adventures await!
Itinerary #3: Active Cambodia: Cycle Angkor & Battambang
If you love staying active and want to explore Cambodia on two wheels, this itinerary is made for you. Get ready to pedal your way through the majestic temples of Angkor and venture into the stunning countryside villages of Battambang.
Slow down and explore Cambodia like the locals
Start your journey in Siem Reap, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over Angkor Wat. Get your bicycle ready for three days of temple exploration, including hidden gems like the Ta Prohm temple, famously featured in the movie “Tomb Raider.” Immerse yourself in the local culture with a traditional Apsara dance performance.
Next stop: Battambang, Cambodia’s charming second-largest city. Take a leisurely walk along the riverfront and explore the historic downtown area. Discover the vibrant Psar Nat market and venture into the countryside to learn about rice farming and the traditional rural way of life. Don’t miss the unique experience of riding the “Bamboo Train” and hiking up the Phnom Banan temple.
More Great Cambodia Itineraries
If these itineraries have sparked your wanderlust, we have more to offer! Check out our other Cambodia itineraries, which include outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours. There’s something for everyone, from temple enthusiasts to nature explorers.
So, are you ready to embark on a truly unforgettable week in Cambodia? Let Ekilove be your guide to an extraordinary journey filled with captivating experiences. Start planning your dream trip today! Ekilove