Family Cambodia with South Coast Adventure
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Info : Family Cambodia with South Coast Adventure

Experience the highlights and hidden gems of Cambodia with your family on this trip that takes in the magnificent temples of Angkor, local villages, floating markets and the sleepy south coast, all wrapped up with four days on a beautiful sandy beach. Travel overland to soak up the stunning Cambodian scenery and stay in comfortable hotels to make this a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  

Highlights include:

-          Leisurely bike ride around the magnificent Temples of Angkor

-          Swing from the treetops at Flight of the Gibbons

-          Take an ox cart ride to a floating village

-          Kayak, swim, trek and explore caves from the lovely south-coast towns of Kep and Kampot

-          Relax on the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville 

Pricing & Inclusions

From £2,500pp depending on dates of travel. There are discounts available for children and these depend on accomodation choices and flight options. Call a specialist for a more detailed idea about pricing on 0207 924 7133. 

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Family Cambodia with South Coast Adventure

Day 1 – Depart the UK

Depart the UK.

Day 2 – Siem Reap

Your guide will meet you at the airport when you land in Siem Reap. Transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure relaxing and recovering from the flight.

Day 3 – Siem Reap

Take a leisurely bike ride to Ta Prohm, built as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university by King Jayavarman VII. This temple is one of the most atmospheric in the whole region, with bloated tree trunks eerily snaking in and out of the ruins and large trees growing straight out of the stones. It is an atmospheric, jungle-covered complex that is lovely in the morning light with parrots and other exotic birds flying about the treetops and very few other visitors.

Continue on to Ta Nei and Takeo temple before heading to Angkor Thom, which translates to “Great City” in Khmer. Cycle through the famous Victory Gate into the temple complex flanked by impressive stone soldiers and see the famous Terrace of Elephants. There is plenty of shade around Angkor Thom and lots of flat trails, making it a great temple to explore by bike. Finish today's temples with the impressive Bayon, famous for its giant stone faces that stare out serenely across the crumbling temple.

Transfer back to your hotel to spend a few hours relaxing by the pool and have lunch. In the afternoon take a quad bike ride through the stunning Cambodian countryside immediately surrounding Siem Reap. Finish the experience with a beautiful sunset as it dips below the rice fields.

Day 4 – Siem Reap

This morning you will have the option to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat for sunrise. This temple is the largest religious building ever constructed and is one of the wonders of the world. Believed to have been undertaken as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best-preserved of the Angkorian temples. The earlier you rise the better - the complex can get quite busy at sunrise so to arrive when the moon and the stars are still out is ideal, where you will essentially have the temples to yourselves in the most magical of settings.

In the afternoon take a boat trip around Mey Chrey, a floating village on the Tonle Sap lake that is almost untouched by tourism to this day. As you head back to shore, your own ox and cart will be waiting for you to take you on a ride through local villages and farm land - a fantastic experience and a great way to mingle with the locals and see how they truly live. After an exciting day you will head back to Siem Reap town, with the option to stop en route at Artisan d'Angkors Silk Farm. Here you can see the production of silk from caterpillars into beautifully finished handicrafts.

Day 5 – Siem Reap

This morning you will have a unique and exciting experience of zip-lining through the Angkor forest with Flight of the Gibbons. Prepare to soar on zip lines, traverse suspended sky bridges, abseil from towering trees and fly like never before! After lunch at the Flight of the Gibbons centre before returning to your hotel to rest and freshen up. Next you will be driven about 40 minutes outside of the main complex and visit the beautiful Banteay Srey, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that is famous for the stunning pink hue of its red sandstones. En route to Banteay Srey you will have a chance to see the Cambodian countryside with rice paddy fields, exotic trees and fruit sellers. If you like, you can even stop to see palm sugar being made in a local village, as well as a small butterfly museum. Your last stop of the day will be the crematorium mountain temple of Pre Rup, a perfect spot to watch the sun set.

day 6– KOMPONG THOM

This morning you will head south towards the Tonle Sap Lake to visit an undiscovered floating village; a lively community on the water with floating shops, pagodas and houses to explore. Next visit Spean Praptos, a huge Angkorian bridge built by King Jayaverman VII in the 12th century. You will arrive in Kompong Thom by the afternoon, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

day 7 – phnom penh

This morning visit Sambor Prei Kuk, a pre-Angkorian archaeological site that is home to a collection of around 100 brick temples scattered through a forest. The morning is an ideal time to visit as the light is perfect for keen photographers.

Continuing towards Phnom Penh you will stop at the town of Skuon, a lively market town that is known as "spiderville" in the local language as it has become famous for selling deep-fried spiders as a traditional snack. Those brave enough can sample this local delicacy for themselves! You will reach Phnom Penh by the afternoon.

day 8 – phnom penh

Enjoy a full day exploring the highlights of the historical Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Visit the glittering Royal Palace, the National Museum and have lunch at a local NGO. In the afternoon peruse the colourful central market for a spot of souvenir shopping, followed by a cyclo tour around downtown Phnom Penh. You will whizz past Noradom Boulevard, the bustling train station, the old Post Office, Wat Phnom and more. All you need to do is sit back, relax and watch a typical Phnom Penh afternoon unfold in front of you.

Day 9 – Kep

Transfer to the sleepy seaside town of Kep. You will start your journey around 8am and stop en route at various sites including a small fishing village where you can see people living on houseboats, tending to their rice fields and fishing. Take a speedboat ride along manmade irrigation canals towards a hilltop pre-Angkorian temple for stunning countryside views. Before reaching Kep your last stop will be a fascinating cave temple that is seldom visited by other tourists, but is full of shrines and pagodas from constant worship by locals. Arrive in Kep by the afternoon.

Day 10 – Kep

This morning you will have jump in your private tuk-tuk for a tour of the seaside town of Kep. You will drive past abandoned colonial villas, the crab market, Kep's sandy beach and local pepper plantations, for which Kep has now become quite internationally renowned. Your guide will take you to the crab market for a fresh and delicious lunch, and then the rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel or continue to explore this quaint town.

Day 11 – Kep

Visit Kep National Park where you can gently hike along easy trails to see the plethora of flora and fauna, as well as sweeping coastal views and out to the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. After lunch visit Rabbit island, a beautiful little oasis off the coast of Cambodia with sandy white beaches and excellent waters for swimming, with plenty of coral and sea life. Relax on the beach, try fresh seafood from one of the local fish shacks, swim in the calm blue ocean or rest in the shade, all time enjoying the beautiful views of the island.

Day 12 – Kampot

Transfer by road to Kampot. En route stop at a Hindu cave temple with stalactites and stalagmites growing through the roof. After lunch at a local NGO café, explore Kampot town on foot with its lovely colonial architecture, temples and boat yards.

Day 13 – Champa Lodge

Take a boat transfer to Champa Lodge, passing under bridges and through stunning rural countryside with the Bokor mountain range in the distance. After about 30-40 minutes cruising you will arrive at the unique and authentically Khmer Champa Lodge, a beautiful rural retreat with traditional stilted lodges on a bend of the Kampot river. Once you've settled into your lodge, the rest of the day is yours to try your hand at one of the many exciting excursions on offer at Champa Lodge. These include cycling, kayaking on the river or through shaded mangroves, swimming, walking, boat trip or visiting any of the local sites of interest.

Day 14 – Champa Lodge

Enjoy at full day at leisure, either relaxing in the lovely rural Cambodian countryside or taking advantage of some of the fantastic activities on offer.

Day 15 – Sihanoukville

Transfer by road to the beach resort of Sihanoukville, with its lovely beaches and excellent snorkelling. Check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 16 & 17 – Sihanoukville

Spend three full days at leisure relaxing on the beaches of Sihanoukville. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars for the evening as well as snorkelling, swimming pools, kids clubs and other activities to get involved in.

Day 18 – Fly home

Transfer to Phnom Penh airport to catch your flight home.

 


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