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Overview

A truly multisport fun for the adventurous-type family, this tour includes an outdoor experience like no other. Cycle the real Cambodian countryside, explore ancient temple ruins, stay in authentic homestays, trek remote mountain jungles, camp under the stars, swim in the cool mountain river and more!

Trip Highlights

Family Multisport Extravaganza

Trek & camp remote areas of the Kulen Mountain Plateau

Take on challenging treks to remote Kulen Mountain and camp in the wild under the stars.

Immerse in true Cambodian culture

Homestays in villages along the way, learn about traditional silk craft and interact with the locals.

Get the adrenaline pumping in the great outdoors

From ziplining, ATV rides, kayaking, cycling and trekking, get the adrenaline pumping in the great outdoors.

Itinerary

1

Siem Reap Arrival

Distance and journey time: Transfer from airport to hotel: 25 minutes Difficulty: Easy

Welcome to Cambodia!

Upon arrival at the Siem Reap International Airport take the visa fast track service with visas included.

Be welcomed with a signage while exiting the terminal and be greeted by the adventure guide for transfer to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and rest well for the upcoming days of Adventure!

Tonight, leave the hotel at 6pm to go to dinner at Phare Circus restaurant before enjoying the 8-9pm show. Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS), which means “the brightness of art,” is a cultural organisation in Cambodia, that offers young people a way out of poverty by training them to become professional artists and performers. PPS teaches circus skills, theater performance, music and a range of visual arts. It combines local traditions with new creative and innovative genres. This Cambodian non-profit association steers underprivileged children and youth towards a better quality of life through cultural, artistic, educational and social skills.  Take part in this extraordinary human adventure and witness for one evening the astonishing skills of these young artists. 

Overnight in Siem Reap.

2

Cycle to Banteay Srei and Khmer Homestay

Transfer: None Cycling distance: about 40km Difficulty: Easy

Today is a fantastic day!  After breakfast, meet the guide and begin cycling out of Siem Reap town.  Pass through villages and hear the hellos of the children.  Stop along the way at Banteay Samre, a very nice Angkorian temple steeped in history and then cycle on and visit the Golden Silk Farm, a local NGO which helps to revive the ancient Khmer know-how in silk activities and provide job opportunities to more than 100 local staff. The farm area, mulberry trees and weaving ateliers can be seen as part of the guided tour. Golden Silk products are ecologically produced from the yellow silkworm which is unique to Cambodia. Some of the silk products are months, or even years, in the making and each one is unique. This is one for the connoisseurs of high quality craftwork. 

Continue cycling to the Angkor Butterfly Center (Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre (BBC)), where it is possible to experience butterflies feeding and flying very close at hand and to witness the complete life cycle of many species. The exhibit consists of a netted tropical garden with thousands of free-flying butterflies, all of which are native species to Cambodia.  Revenue generated by tourist admissions provides support for local poverty alleviation and conservation projects.

Afterwards, cycle or choose to be transferred to the authentic Khmer homestay.  Enjoy meeting the locals and eating and sleeping like the locals do for a great and unique experience.

Overnight at homestay.

3

Banteay Srei Visit and Trek to Kbal Spean

Transfer: None Cycling distance: about 7km Trekking: About 20km Difficulty: Easy

After breakfast, cycle or choose to be transferred about 7km early in the morning before the crowds get to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srei. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs. Banteay Srei is unique in that it is constructed using pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.

Afterwards, transfer a short way and begin trekking to Kbal Spean, to see the waterfalls with the famous 1000 Lingas which are ancient Khmer sculptures in the form of male genitalia in  “Honor of the Gods”.

Overnight in tents in a fantastic small village at Kbal Spean.

4

Trek to Kulen Mountain Remote Forests

Transfer: None Trekking: About 14km Difficulty: Medium

After breakfast, start to trek from the mountain range and see the views of the mountain, green fields, farms, and the villagers along the way.  On the way from the mountain range to the main road, the back-up truck will deliver the supplies and gear.

Trek to get closer to the mountain range, there is a small river where the villagers collect water to drink as they go to the farms. Have lunch before starting to trek to the other side of Kbal Spean.

After lunch we will trek to reach the top of the mountain, on the way see flowers and the big stones and perfect for photography.

Keep moving into the deep jungle and arrive at a small river called Ou Thom. Take a short rest at the relaxing river before continuing the trek.  

Watch out and observe for birds on this 14 km trek through the jungle before arriving at a rugged and remote area for the night’s rest.

There will be no electricity or running water on this real camping experience.  The porters will carry all the supplies and gear and setup nice tents and bedding.  There will also be a fire prepared for a BBQ dinner this evening. Sit around the fire and have a nice meal and drinks. 

Fall asleep under the stars in the natural surroundings.

Note:  We will have Cambodian “Sherpas” to carry supplies and set up the tents and whatnot.  In the event of any emergency, these local Sherpas are knowledgeable to assist in carrying (if needed) people to safety.  The furthest distance to motorized evacuation is about 6km (conservative estimate).  

5

Trek to Kulen Mountain Waterfalls

Transfer: None Trekking: About 14km Difficulty: Medium / Hard

After breakfast, go on an awesome trek to the Kulen Mountain Waterfalls.

Pass many mountains, pepper farms to the foothills of the mountain.  Be surrounded by the beautiful nature of flowers and green fields on foot. The trek begins with wider exposure with lesser trees for shade but will soon be cooler while approaching the mountain range. Try to climb up the slopes and the stones for beautiful views. Pass many national parks and another mountain called Phnom Ta Mav.  On the way, lookout for birds that are often hidden among the trees.

Today’s trek is a more challenging one with climbs up slopes. Halfway, pass the iconic slope and the big stone called Perng Bak. Arrive at the village named Por Pel and be transferred by moto to the Kulen Mountain Waterfalls  (Please note: It is also possible to trek to the waterfalls). Swim in the famous Kulen waterfalls and then trek a short distance to the Big Buddha for a visit. Then, trek another 2 km to the overnight campground by the river. The tents are placed on raised platforms and there are proper toilets, showers, and electricity.

Tonight, have an excellent meal by the campfire under the stars.  Relax and enjoy the sounds of the river before having a good night’s rest.

6

Cycle to Beng Mealea

Transfer: None Trekking: About 36km Difficulty: Medium / Hard

Awake to the cool morning. After breakfast, go on a great day of cycling across the top of Kulen Mountain.  There are 26 km of forests and plains across the plateau.  Along the way, stop and visit the big elephant sculpture, Elephant Pond and the Bat Cave.  Descend the mountain to Svay Leu and then cycle the last 10km to the Beng Mealea homestay.

Have a nice local meal and a basic shower.  This is the last day of staying in the wild.  Enjoy it before going back to hotel stays in Siem Reap!

What a great day!

Optional trekking instead of cycling

After breakfast, be transferred for about 12km by moto and start the trek from a village call Phum Tmey to Wat Pres Kral for lunch. After lunch, move on to the jungle where there are alternative trekking and cycling routes. Cross creeks and brooks and trek to see the big elephant sculpture, Elephant Pond and the Bat Cave. On the way, pass a cashew nut farm and rice fields. Take a rest stop before starting to go downhill (Please note: There is a 90% steep slope for 4km.  This can be very slippery after rain.) The trek will take around an hour before arriving to the transport. Be transferred to Beng Mealea homestay.

Ovenight at Beng Mealea

7

Cycle to Beng Mealea and Horseriding

Transfer: None Cycling: About 55km Difficulty: Medium

This morning, take a short cycle to Beng Mealea temple and visit before the crowds. Then, cycle 55 km on laterite dirt roads for a true Cambodian countryside experience to Siem Reap.  

(Please note: Transport by air-conditioned van is available anytime if tired from the ride or running late for the next programme.)

Head to Happy Ranch just outside of Siem Reap for a western style horse ranch experience. Get acquainted with the horse of pure Cambodian breed, a descendant of the Mongolian wild horses. Enjoy the 3 hour trail ride off-the-beaten-track through the rice fields and local villages to the rarely visited temple of Wat Atvea. Explore the peaceful temple ruins of the Angkor-era for a truly authentic experience.

Afterwards, transfer to the hotel to relax. 

Spend the evening and night free and easy and tuck-into dinner along Pub Street.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

8

Rest Day then ATV and Apsara Show

Transfer: 25 min Difficulty: Easy

Sleep-in today and recover from the past days adventures. 

This afternoon be picked up and taken for an afternoon 3 hour 4WD ATV adventure

(Please note: This may be a join-in  tour.)

An unforgettable experience riding a quad bike specially designed for off-road terrain through the beautiful countryside of Siem Reap Province. The guided tour will pass local villages, for a learning experience about the way of life in rural Cambodia. Have the chance to meet and chat with the wonderful and friendly locals. The highlight of the tour is watching sunset in the rice fields.

Afterwards, head to Raffles Grand Angkor and have a nice set dinner while watching the famous Apsara Dance and Cultural show.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

9

Cycle the Jungles of Angkor

Transfer from Angkor Complex to hotel: 20 minutes Cycling distance up to 40km (but normally 30km) Difficulty: Easy

Set out to explore Angkor Wat via bicycle this morning, pedaling through dense jungles of the magnificent temples of Angkor.

Begin with a visit to Ta Prohm temple (famous for the setting of one of the Tomb Raider films), built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries in dedication to Jayavarman VII’s mother. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle, trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples.

From Ta Prohm, dive back into the jungle and pedal through hidden passages to the ruins of Ta Nei (Grandfather Nei) and Preah Khan (dedicated to Jayavarman VII’s father) before heading to Angkor Thom. This was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. An eight metre high wall draws a perfect square around the ancient city. Enter through the ancient city’s East Gate. On each side of the entrance path a row of fifty-four gods and demons hold the sacred Naga snake of Hindu lore.

From the walls of Angkor Thom, head inward for Bayon Temple which is situated in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its fifty-four towers with enigmatic faces representing the fifty-four provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Southward now, through Angkor Thom to the famous Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple for God Vishnu before it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century.  Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain, Mount Meru which is known to be the home of the Hindu Gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labour. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolises the soul of the Khmer people.

One of the first Western visitors to the temple was António da Madalena, a Portuguese monk who visited in 1586 and said that it “is of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world. It has towers and decoration and all the refinements which the human genius can conceive of.”

Dinner tonight is enjoyed free and easy.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

10

Kayak the Tonle Sap and Visit Roluos

Transfer: 35 min each way Difficulty: Easy

This morning, after breakfast, be picked-up at the hotel and go on a five hour kayaking adventure on the Tonle Sap, Asia’s largest freshwater lake.

Kayak to the small floating village of Maichrey located beside a small hilltop pagoda to the edge of the open lake where the water recedes. Paddle between the floating houses and out towards the open lake where we'll stop for refreshments on the verandah of a floating house or onboard our support motorboat.

An afternoon trip available all year round and suitable for families with children in double kayaks with life jackets and support motorboat.

If time permits, on the way back, visit the Rolous Group of temples, a very nice set of temples rich in Angkorian history. There is an option to cycle to and from depending on physique and energy levels. Please advise the guide a day or two in advance for the necessary arrangements.

Spend dinner at leisure along the Pub Street area.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

11

Zipline Angkor and Trek Angkor

Transfer: 25 min each way Difficulty: Easy

After breakfast this morning, be transferred by tuk tuk to ‘Angkor Zipline’, formerly called Flight of the Gibbons. This is an eco-adventure tour at the Angkor Archaeological Park offering 10 zip lines at different heights, suspended sky bridges and the chance to abseil from a tree. This is an excursion for those with a sense of adventure who want to soar over the jungle canopy like a gibbon!

Be transferred to the zipline site before receiving a safety briefing and being outfitted. After the adventure begins, start with the easiest zip lines before proceeding to the highest and most exhilarating. The highest zip lines are at 50 metres above the canopy and the longest 350 metres. From the last zip line the final adventure is to abseil down before going on a soft trek through the forest back to the starting point.

(Please note:  This is a join-in tour and there may be up to 7-9 people in the group.  Please wear sport shoes).

After lunch at the zipline, choose from a number of temples to visit that the guide will introduce.

Tonight, have a nice celebratory farewell dinner at Malis, one of the truly finest restaurants in town. 

What an incredible family adventure!

Overnight in Siem Reap

12

Departure

Transfer to airport: About 20 min

Around 2.5 hours before the flight, be met by the guide in the lobby for a transfer to the airport and the onward flight.

What a great trip!

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Visa and Fast track Arrival Service (Please bring photos 4cm x 6cm) (for arrival only)
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as itinerary. 
  • 2-person kayak on kayaking days (required for 2 pax per kayak for safety)
  • Bike, helmet, 1 biking water bottle per person on cycling days
  • Plenty of water provided throughout the day when walking, kayaking, or cycling.
  • Snacks and local fruits
  • Tent accommodation and nice bedding (or mosquito-proof hammock for the one remote night only) if no homestay is available
  • Local permits for homestays
  • 1 Exo Adventure Certified English Speaking Guide for 1-7 pax.  1 Assistant guide for 8-16 pax.
  • 1 Very experienced kayaking guide for kayaking days only
  • 1 first aid kit per guide
  • Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools
  • Main support vehicle will have spare parts
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tickets where mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as listed above.
  • Flight reconfirmations

Our services don’t include:

  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes and hat(s)
  • Visa arrangement
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at agents request
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters, waiters, etc.
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion.
  • Other language speaking guides

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