11 Day Cambodia Soft Adventure Tour

Cambodia is much more than temples. The history of Cambodia is both inspiring and sobering, uplifting and heartbreaking. In Phnom Penh, you will witness stark reminders of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. This country of 15 million people is still recovering from the Khmer Rouge, which left it in ruins 30 years ago. Be prepared for an emotional journey that will stay with you for years to come.

Full itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Siem Reap

On arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2 Siem Reap - Angkor tour

Breakfast is served at the hotel.

A morning visit to the Roluos Group: Lo Lei, PreahKo, and Ba Kong temples.

In the afternoon, we will visit to the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, SrahSrang ("The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), BanteayKdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), and Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Preah Khan temple, built by King Jayavarman VII, is a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake). Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3 Siem Reap - Angkor Tour

Breakfast is served at the hotel.

Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12th century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk; the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara; the Phimeanakas; the Royal Enclosure; the Elephant Terrace; and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag, and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Enjoy the wonderful sunset from the top of Pre Rup Temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4 Siem Reap - Trekking to Kulen mountain (Lunch & dinner inclusive)

Breakfast is served at the hotel.

We depart early from Siem Reap to take advantage of the cooler part of the day.  You will pass through local villages and beautiful countryside on your way out. The trip takes over an hour.

The hike commences at the very base of Kulen Mountain. The first section winds its way to a mountain track. Once we reach the mountain track, the path narrows to allow one hiker at a time. Depending on the time of year, large trees are flowering, filling the air at the base of the mountain with their perfume.

As the climb continues, you will see banana plantations amongst the rocky outcrops and local villagers may pass you as they carry their baskets of wares up the mountain to sell. Your guide will point out trees and plants along the way, and short stops make the climbing easier. As the elevation rises, there are great views out over the countryside.

At around 10am, we arrive at our destination, a small monks' retreat with lovely views over the valley. It is here that we will stop and enjoy morning tea before exploring the area and visiting the carving of the reclining Buddha. You are welcome to spend time here, either relaxing and soaking up the views, or meditating and enjoying this very special place.

When you are ready, we commence the drive to the Khmer local villages. Check in at Khmer House and settle in for the night there with them.

Day 5 Trekking to Phnom Kulen - Siem Reap (Lunch inclusive)

Breakfast at Khmer House

Today, we will trek to the other part of the Kulen Mountains in the jungle until noon.

Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

Later, we will drive down to Siem Reap, and on the way, we will visit Banteay Srey Temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 6 Siem Reap - Tonle Sap lake boat trip

Breakfast is served at the hotel.

We'll take a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake this morning. This is Southeast Asia's largest permanent freshwater lake, and it flows into the Tonle Sap River, which joins the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We'll see a fishermen's "floating village" complete with floating schools, a floating police station, and other amenities. It's like a large village floating on the lake, and the "village" moves around according to water levels and currants.

You have the afternoon to do whatever you want with it.

Spend the night in Siem Reap.

Day 7 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh via Skun (Lunch inclusive)

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Today, our guide and van driver will meet you at your hotel and take you directly to Phnom Penh.  We'll stop by the ancient bridge of Kampong Kdei and the Spider Market in Skun on the way.  Lunch at a local restaurant

When you arrive in Phnom Penh, check into your hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 8 Phnom Penh city tour

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning, visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Then continue your visit with a visit to the National Museum. This is one of Phnom Penh's true architectural gems. The Museum is instantly recognizable with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully curled roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. It was designed in the Khmer style in 1917 by the famed French architect Georges Groslier and the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens.

In the afternoon, visit the notorious Killing Fields of "Choeung Ek", 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This is the site of the brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture, and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during the Pol Pot regime (1975–1979). Continue your visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school and was used as a prison by Pol Pot's security forces. It became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 9 Phnom Penh - Kirirum National Park (Lunch & Dinner inclusive)

After breakfast, we will drive up to Kirirum National Park.

The park extends over the eastern part of the Cardamom Mountains. It is located 112 km from Phnom Penh, off National Highway 4 on the road to Sihanoukville. Lying at 675m (2,215 ft) above sea level, Kirirom was Cambodia's first officially designated national park. It contains many footpaths through the forests, with a number of small lakes and waterfalls, and was once used as a refuge by the Khmer Rouge. The way up will allow you to witness the modern pagoda, the great Cambodian pine trees, the smooth lawn of green grass, and the cool fresh air from the forest.

Check in at Vkirirum Resort. Lunch at the resort restaurant

In the afternoon, we will take a biking tour around the resort and forests to see some interesting flowers and lakes. Dinner will be served at the restaurant resort and the night there.

Day 10 Kirirum Trekking - Waterfall - Phnompenh (Lunch inclusive)

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive up to see an old pagoda via old trails and the best view of pine trees. Walk along this small temple. I was talking to residents there and driving on the great water reserve. Drop off the vans and start trekking up the small mountains, about 3.50 km. You will enjoy the best view of the lake by seeing behind the pine trees, which makes you feel like you are in another part of the European world.

You are required to use suitable trekking shoes for this part of the trip.

This part of the trip will take you through the small flora, a wooden bridge across the stream, forests, bushes, and the big straight trees, before you make it to the OLD KING PALACE on the top. Let’s take a short break to enjoy the cold water and the best views of the lake and forests down below before we drive on to the waterfall.

Travel back to Phnom Penh city. Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 11 Phnom Penh departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your flight to next destination.

Price and Condition

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  • Tours and transfers as per the program
  • 10 nights accommodation in Cambodia on twin or double sharing rooms with daily breakfast
  • Lunches & dinners where mentioned
  • All entrance fees, boat fees, private A/C vehicles with English speaking guides
  • Cold mineral water during the trip


  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • All meals other than not mentioned in the program
  • International air tickets
  • Personal expenses

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