Wonderful Cambodia Explorer 21Days-20Nights (21Days-20Nights)


Famous places & unexplored territories

Itinerary in Brief


Day 1 
Phnom Penh (PP)
Day 2 
PP - Kompong Cham
Day 3 
K.Cham - Modulkiri
Day 4 
Mondulkiri (elephant trek)
Day 5 
Day 6 
Mondulkiri - Kratie
Day 7 
Kratie - Phnom Penh
Day 8 
Phnom Penh (PP)
Day 9 
Phnom Penh - Takeo
Day 10 
Takeo - Kampot
Day 11 
Kampot (Bokor)
Day 12 
Kampot - Sihanoukville
Day 13 
Sihanoukville - boat trip to the islands
Day 14 
Sihanoukville - free day
Day 15 
Sihanoukville - Kirirom NP
Day 16 
Kirirom NP - PP
Day 17 
PP - Battambang
Day 18 
Battambang (BB)
Day 19 
BB to Siem Reap by boat - Angkor Wat
Day 20 
Siem Reap - Angkor
Day 21 
Siem Reap - Angkor



Group Size (Green Card Style)
Maximum of 10 persons per tour
Tuk-tuk, local boat, local bus, walking
15 nights simple hotels, 5 nights homestay
20 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
Allow approx US$100-200 for meals not included
Not included, allow approx $5 per day for water & sodas (it is advisable to drink about 2 liters of soft drinks per day).
Allow approx $4 per day

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  • Duration 21Days-20Nights
  • Experienced Tour Guide English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • No Deposit Required
  • Free Cancellation Yes
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

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Day 1 – Phnom Penh – Arrival day (D)
On your first day in Cambodia, according to your arrival time, we will be pleased to give you some suggestions on what to do with your first day or afternoon in Cambodia. 
In the evening, you will have a first group meeting with your local tour leader before going to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner at Veiyo Tonle restaurant. Veiyo Tonle works as an orphanage and day center for disadvantaged children. They support these children to go to school and train them to traditional Khmer dancing. Sometimes, the kids perform a dancing show in the restaurant.
Overnight in Phnom Penh. Accommodation at Town view hotel or similar.
Day 2 – Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive out of Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham, the third largest town of Cambodia, located on the banks of the mighty Mekong River, North of Phnom Penh. We will visit Wat Nokor. a temple built from sandstone and laterite in the 11th century as well as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (“Man and Woman Hill”).
We will have lunch at Hao An restaurant after check in at Mekong hotel. In the afternoon we will ride bicycles to the Koh Pean Island to meet children of these poor villages and give them some school supplies, toothbrushes, food and little joy. On the way, you will be able to see the activities of the locals at the paddy field and inside the village. This type of real life experience in Cambodia will allow you to share some vibrant moments with people. During the dry season, we will reach the island by crossing the bamboo bridge (which is rebuilt every year) and during the wet season, a ferry will take us to other side.
Overnight in Kampong Cham. Accomodation at Mekong Hotel.

Day 3 – Kampong Cham - Mondulkiri (B / D)
We will have an early breakfast at the hotel before travelling to the province of Mondulkiri. The journey will take around five hours. We will pass along many rubber plantations including the biggest one of the country at Chhup. Our journey will continue to the village of Snoul, which is famous for its fruits cultivation. This town has a rather large market where we will stop for lunch and to taste some of their delicious fruits. 
On arrival at Sen Monorom, the quite provincial captial city of Mondulkiri, we will meet our host family and have a rest in their house, then we will help the farmer to cook our dinner before sharing a friendly meal all together.
Overnight in homestay, Mondulkiri province.

Day 4 – Mondulkiri (B / L / D)
Mondul Kiri mean “meeting of the hills” a suitable name for such a hilly province. At an elevation of 800m, it is chilly at night, almost half the 30,000 inhabitants are from the Phnong minority group with the Chunchiet people making up most of the remaining population. Today we will enjoy an elephant trek from one of the minority ethnic villages. It will give you the opportunity to explore surrounding jungle, habitat and ethnic minority villages and will be for sure a memorable experience. These trekking are an important income base for the villagers. Tonight, we will join our hosts for another friendly dinner and evening.
Overnight at homestay, Mondulkiri province.

Day 5 – Mondulkiri (B / D)
Today no activities are planned so you can choose between the many possibilities offered by the area. You will be able to explore the local market where many of the Phnong people from the nearby villages are coming to trade with the distinctive baskets they carry on their back. You will also be able to visit some of the hill tribes’ villages and assist to a minority cultural show or make an excursion to a waterfall among the 100 present in this area. The most famous is Boos Ra Waterfall, the biggest in Cambodia, 35 km from town.
Tonight, we will join our hosts for another friendly dinner and evening. Overnight at homestay.

Day 6 – Mondulkiri - Kratie (B)
After an early breakfast with our host family, we will say goodbye and travel to the province of Kratie by local transport, such as bus, pick-up truck or van. The journey will take about 6 hours including a break stop for rest and drink at the village of Snoul where you will be able to buy another delicious fruits. We will arrive in Kratie for lunch. This city is quite well-preserved and still has some good examples of shophouse architecture as well as some old Khmer wooden house but is mostly the best place in Cambodia to see the freshwater Irrawady dolphins. After check-in at the hotel, we will have lunch at the local restaurant just next door of the hotel. Then, we will go to the office of the Cambodian Rural Development Team project to learn more about what is being done to support dolphin conservation efforts and see some demonstration activities, before driving 15km north of the town to enjoy a boat trip onto the Mekong to glimpse these rare and timid creatures at sunset. Dinner at a local restaurant in town.
Overnight in Kratie. Accommodation at Sante Pheap hotel

Day 7 – Kratie – Phnom Penh (B / D)
After an early breakfast, we will leave Kratie for an overland journey of about 7 hours by public bus. On the way we will stop for lunch at the village Skun. If you are still hungry after your meal and looking for a dessert, you will get the chance to taste the local speciality, the delicious famous fried spiders (Tarantula called A ping in Khmer). Never try, never know, that’s our motto! We will arrive at Phnom Penh in the beginning of the afternoon. After check-in, you will have some free time to relax or explore the city on your own. Tonight, we will dine in the garden of Le Rit’s restaurant (owned by the NGO Nyemo) which assists vulnerable women and helpless children in their reintegration into society and the workforce. Then we will enjoy a theatre performance at the Sovanna Phum Theatre.
Overnight at Phnom Penh. Accommodation at Town View hotel or similar.
Please note that the Sovanna Phum Theatre shows are usually on Friday and Saturday only. The itinerary is subject to change according to your starting day.

Day 8 – Phnom Penh (B)
In the morning we will go to the river front where we will take a small boat to Koh Dach, an island famous for its weaving situated 15 km north of the city on the Mekong River. 
After lunch, we will visit the Royal Palace situated on the site of the former citadel. Besides the Royal Residence (closed to the public), the Throne Hall or Vinichhay Temple (the place where kings are enthroned) and the Chan Chaya Pavillon (where traditional dances took place), it includes Wat Preah Keo, better known as the Silver Pagoda. This amazing place, which floor is covered with 5000 silver plates, houses the Preah Keo or emerald Buddha, made of Baccarat crystal. In front stands a 90 kg golden Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds. After this, we will walk about 10 minutes to the National Museum. Built around a central courtyard, the galleries, arranged chronologically, present a collection of Khmer art, mostly sculptures. Tonight before dinner we will enjoyed a drink on the roof top of FCC restaurant, a nice spot to enjoy a whole view of Phnom Penh.
Overnight in Phnom Penh. Accommodation at Town view hotel or similar.

Day 9 – Phnom Penh – Takeo (B / L / D)
After breakfast, we will leave Phnom Penh and drive to the South. The final goal of this day will be the small town of Takeo, about two hours by bus from Phnom Penh, but we will stop for visits on the way. First, we will stop at Phnom Tamao wildlife sanctuary. This zoo was established to preserve and rescue rare and endangered local species from poachers and smugglers. Phnom Tamao is home to 70 Sun bears and Asiatic bears that have been rescued with the help of the NGO Free the Bears which aim is to protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears and those who live alongside them throughout the world. Afterward, we will also stop at the two temples of Tonle Bati, an important worshipping place and a popular local weekend picnic site where we will have our picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Phnom Chisor, a well preserved Angkorian era temple ruin. The quality of the ruins and the splendid view of the countryside is well worth the effort of climbing the 412 steps to reach the top of the hill. Then, we drive to our homestay in the surroundings where we will be received by our host family. After a short rest we will help our host family prepare dinner and enjoy a friendly meal together.
Overnight in homestay, Takeo.

Day 10 - Takeo - Kampot (B / L)
After breakfast we will enjoy a 40-minute boat trip along the canals of Takeo, through the rice fields and marshland to visit the ancient Funan ruin temples of Phnom Da which is the oldest historical site in Cambodia and Angkor Borei as well as visit a nearby museum housed in a small colonial building. We will continue to Kampot. Kampot is the durian growing region of Cambodia and is also renowned for producing one of the world’s finest peppers. On the way, we will visit some limestone caves with exotic rock formations and Buddhist shrines. On arrival, we will relax at Epic Arts Café. This Café belongs to the NGO Epic Arts which trains disabled people to do arts performance in order to allow them to regain some self-confidence and respect. Later in the afternoon, we will take a boat on the Prek Kampong Bay River, which runs along the city for a sunset river cruise. Passing through a Cham village, this journey will lead us to the rapids at Tekchhou, a pleasant place very popular with the locals on weekends. We will return to Kampot for dinner.
Overnight in Kampot. Accomodation at Borey Bokor hotel or similar.

Day 11 - Kampot (Bokor Hill Station) (B / L)
After breakfast we will drive to Bokor Hill Station. This site is located on a 1000 meters high plateau of steaming jungle, shy wildlife and abandoned buildings. The specific climate of the site, often shrouded in fog and clouds, completes the mysterious atmosphere of this ghost-town. In addition, the view of the coast from the top is really spectacular. We will spend a full day in this eccentric and surprising site with a picnic lunch near the Popokvil waterfalls. We will drive back to Kampot in the evening where we will have dinner. After a day on the bumpy roads of Bokor, you will be perhaps tempted by a shiatsu-style massage or a foot massage at “Seeing Hands 5 Massage” or “Kampot Massage by the Blind”, two places offering massages by seeing-impaired masseurs and masseuses.
Overnight in Kampot. Accomodation at Borey Bokor hotel or similar.

Day 12 - Kampot – Sihanouk Ville (B)
We will begin the day with an early breakfast before leaving Kampot to Sihanoukville. Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s leading beach resort. There are white-sand beaches around the headland, unspoilt islands off the coast and the popular Khal Chhay waterfall near town. As we will arrive there at noon time, we will first go for lunch to Starfish Bakery Café from the Starfish Project which assists disabled families and individuals to becoming independent through housing, community and water projects, and medical assistance. Starfish Project will also be able to provide for you a relaxing moment with their experienced blind masseurs, or give you the opportunity to keep in touch with your family and friends with their Internet Centre. Afterwards, you will have a whole free afternoon to explore the beaches.
Dinner and drinks at some of local restaurants and bars along the beaches to enjoy sunset on the sea.
Overnight at Sihanoukville. Accommodation at CCS hotel or similar.

Day 13 – Sihanouk Ville (B / L)
Today, we will organise a boat trip on the Gulf of Thailand. The boat will stop close to islands with rocky reefs providing a rich marine life for snorkelling before to shore to an island with uninhabited sandy beaches where you will relax while your guide will prepare lunch. Later, you will return to Sihanoukville with one or two more snorkelling stops.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Sihanoukville. Accommodation at CCS hotel or similar.

Day 14 – Sihanouk Ville (B)
Here, you will have a full day to unwind and enjoy the beautiful tropical environment. No activities are planned today, but there are many sights around the city which are interesting to explore. You can spend the day in one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the peninsula, explore the surroundings of the city, or visit the maritime national park of Ream by boat to see the mangroves and wildlife on the shore. 
If someone is interested in diving, this will be possible with Ecosea Dive.
Tonight, we will have dinner and drinks at some of local restaurants and bars along the beaches to enjoy sunset on the sea.
Overnight at Sihanoukville. Accommodation at CCS hotel or similar.

Day 15 – Sihanouk Ville – Kirirom National Park (B / L / D)
Today, we will take the bus to Chambok Community-based Ecotourism Site.
This place lies at the border of Kirirom National Park. It boasts a beautiful 40-meters high waterfall, which can be reached via a 3 km nature trail. The site serves as a model for best practice in community-based ecotourism in Cambodia. Trained local guides are available to share their knowledge of the nature, history and cultural aspects of the area. The site also has a visitor centre and a restaurant where the local youth stage dance performances and Khmer food is served. The site offers a wide range of outdoor activities and attractions such as trekking, hiking, bird watching, animal tracking or visiting a bat cave. You can also swimming in the stream, riding a bicycle or experiencing Khmer rural lifestyle on an ox-cart ride. We will spend the night at a homestay which benefit the local community. We will stay at a traditionally fashioned Khmer house of a local farmer’s family and have dinner with the owners. Members of the homestay families have participated in a food preparation training and can prepare delicious Khmer meals.
Overnight in homestay, Chambok.

Day 16 – Kirirom National Park – Phnom Penh (B / L / D)
After breakfast with our hosts, we will spend some time at the village area before to resume our journey to Phnom Penh. After check-in, we will go to the main center of the NGO “Pour un sourire d’enfant” which works to support underprivileged children who work and live in the streets and around the Stung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. We will visit this place and watch a movie about their activities before having lunch at their vocational training restaurant “le Lotus blanc”.
In the afternoon, we will drive to the Choeng Ek killing fields and the Tuol Sleng genocide Museum - a mass gravesite and a former high school converted to a detention and torture centre by the Khmers Rouges when they came to power in 1975. Choeung Ek also serves as a memorial to those killed under the Khmers Rouges rule.
Before dinner, we will visit the NGO Child’safe close to the restaurant Friends. Created and managed by Friends International since 2004, the ChildSafe project is developing a child protection network aimed at safeguarding children in Cambodia and other countries in the region from all forms of abuse, especially sexual abuse. Then, we will go for dinner at the restaurant Friends which is a non-profit restaurant run by street youth in training. All proceeds go to the organisation Mith Samlanh and the food is delicious.
Overnight in Phnom Penh. Accommodation at Town view hotel or similar.

Day 17 – Phnom Penh - Battambang (B / D)
Early in the morning, we will take the public bus to Battamang. The journey takes about 4-5 hours to reach the final destination. At arrival in Battambang and after check in at the hotel, we will go for lunch at the White Rose. This local restaurant has a huge selection of delicious fruit-shakes. Battambang is the provincial capital of Battambang province and is the second biggest town of Cambodia. However it still has a very local, untouristed, provincial atmosphere. In the afternoon, we will stroll around the city to see the old colonial buildings, the small museum and Wat Kampheng, a colourful temple in a peaceful garden. Then, we will drive 11 km along the Sang Ker River to reach Wat Ek Phnom temple (built by Suryavarman I in the 11th century). On the way back we will stop at the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak where many different activities are offered with children from poor and disabled families before having diner with them.
Overnight in Battambang. Accommodation at Royal hotel or similar.

Day 18 - Battambang (B)
After breakfast, we will drive 18 km to Phnom Sampeu to visit two caves formerly used by the Khmer Rouge and enjoy a spectacular view of the countryside. Afterwards, we will go to Phnom Bannon which homes a12th century's temple and the cave of the holy water. The "Kouhea Preah Toeuk" still hosts some Buddha statues brought by locals in this immense natural room. A real life experience on the bamboo train will bring us back to Battambang where we will have some time to relax before going for dinner at the Cold Night Restaurant which offers an extensive menu of khmer, thai and western food.
Overnight in Battambang. Accommodation at Royal hotel or similar.

Day 19 - Battambang – Siem Reap (B)
Early in the morning we will take a regular speedboat departing from Battambang at 7:00 am. The boat will first navigate along the Sang Ker river before enter into the Tonle Sap lake, the biggest lake of Southeast Asia. This is a very scenic and picturesque journey, you will enjoy the wonderful landscape, passing through the flooded forest and the floating villages and learn about the daily life on the lake and along the river. This marvellous journey lasts about 4 hours during the wet season but can be considerably longer in the dry season due to low water. After check in, we will visit the complex of Angkor Wat, the largest and most impressive of all the temples. It is the best preserved of all the temples. Its layout and its scale are simply breathtaking, the wall surrounding the enclosure measures 1,000 by 800 meters and the moat, said to represent the oceans of the world is 200 meters wide. This amazing temple homes the longest continuous bas relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls.
Overnight in Siem Reap. Accommodation at Side Walk Villa or similar.
Please note that if water levels are low the journey from Battambang to Siem Reap will be overland. The Tonle Sap Lake presents its lowest level at the end of the dry season, in March and April.

Day 20 – Siem Reap (B / L)
Today after breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Handicap International, an NGO (non governmental organisation) which provides a range of support activities to disabled people, many of whom are victims of leftover weapons. Then, we will continue to the Jayavarman VII Children’s hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital which provides free medical care to children. Like every hospital in Cambodia, the medical staff is always in need of blood to save lives. We will stop there for the ones who would like to give blood.
Afterwards, we will have lunch at Palm Village where you will be able to refresh yourself with a swim in the swimming pool. In the afternoon we will visit Ta prohm and Angkor Thom. Ta Phrom has been largely consumed by the jungle and as you will climb through the dilapidated stone structures you will see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself. At every turn you will expect to see Indiana Jones or Lara Croft step out from behind a fallen pillar. Ta Phrom looks as many of the monuments did when European explorers first laid eyes on them. Angkor Thom which means “Great City”, is surrounded by a massive perimeter wall and a moat with five monumental gates and covers an area of more than ten square kilometers. The most important monuments are located in the centre of the city, namely the Bayon, the Baphounand the Terrace of Elephants. The Bayon is a fascinating piece of architecture and one of the most photographed. It is a bizarre structure, with a total of 54 towers elaborately decorated with 216 enormous and enigmatic smiling faces.
Overnight in Siem Reap. Accommodation at Side Walk Villa or similar.

Day 21 – Siem Reap (B / L)
This morning, we will visit some more temples of the Angkor complex. We will first stop at the temple of Prasat Kravan. This temple consists of five brick towers in a row on one platform and contains some remarkable brick bas-reliefs. Then, we will visit Banteay Kdei and the opposite Srah Srang Royal Bath. Srah Srang is a large lake originally excavated during the mid-10th century and remodeled in the 12th century as part of Jayavarman VII’s massive building campaign. Banteay Kdei is enclosed by a large laterite wall and contains three main enclosures with laterite towers, connecting galleries and beautifully frontons and lintels. Then we have lunch in town. The afternoon will be free to let you explore Siem Reap on your own.
Group size
5 - 7
8 - 12
Tour cost per person
Single Supplement
  • The booking has to be paid at least 42 days before tour starts.
  • The single supplement is the price of one supplementary room for 13 nights (2 single rooms instead of one double/twin room). There is no single room available in homestay. Note that for every odd-number pax, one of the rooms is already a single room.

Price of Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing tours by tuktuk and private aircon vehicles
  • An experienced English-speaking local leader
  • The services of local guides at some sites
  • Elephant trek in Mondulkiri
  • Public bus from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham
  • Transportation from Kompong Cham to Sen Monorom (Mondulkiri)
  • Transportation from Sen Monorom to Kratie
  • Public bus from Kratie to Phnom Penh
  • Boat trip in Kratie
  • Boat trip to Koh Dach (Phnom Penh)

NOT Included in Tour Price:

  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory!)
  • International flight , airport taxes & excess baggage charges
  • Visa & visa fees, passport & vaccination charges
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Departure tax
  • All optional tours & activities during free time
  • Personal expenditure, such as souvenir, laundry, postage, phone calls, etc…
  • Drinks & tips
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary

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