Cambodia Adventure Touring

Cambodia adventure tourism is now taking off - literally if touring by microlight! The introduction of Western know-how, and the advantage of areas of untouched wilderness, makes Cambodia a great venue for those interested in more adventurous activities for their vacations.

Hiking and trekking

The temples of Angkor are world famous, but the surrounding countryside, which has changed little since the temples were built 700 years ago, is less well known and is best explored on foot with a wildlife guide, who can point out the flora and fauna on route. Options around Siem Reap include:

  • Sleep in comfort with Half and Full Day trips around Siem Reap and Phnom Kulen
  • Camp in "Safari Style" tents on three day trips to Prey Veng in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

Kayaking

The Tonle Sap Lake is a huge inland waterway, which rises and falls with the seasons flooding vast areas of grassland and forest. This ever-changing landscape offers little-explored kayaking routes through the flooded forests to floating villages, and beyond.

  • Half day exploration of the flooded forests and mangrove around the lake edge
  • Full day exploration of the core bird reserve and floating village of Prek Toal (overnight stays possible)

Moving Faster...

Whether motor-assisted, or pedal-powered, there are other ways to explore the tracks and fields of Siem Reap and Cambodia:

  • Mountain bike - around the temples of Angkor and rural villages around Siem Reap, out of Phnom Penh, or over proper jungle-covered mountains!
  • Drive dune buggies or quad bikes through the lanes of Siem Reap
  • Fly over the villages and temples by Microlight

Responsible Travel

Many of our trips involve work with NGOs and Community initiatives to encourage responsible travel. We particularly work with the Sam Veasna Center, founded by the Wildlife Conservation Society to promote community-based ecotourism as a sustainable alternative livelihood for rural villagers.

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kayaking on the tonle sap lake

Kayaking on the Tonle Sap

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Explorations from easy to challenging. Enjoy half and full day activities while staying at the luxurious 4 Rivers floating lodge or Rainbow eco-lodge, or combine homestays and camping in the Cardamom mountains.

  • Kayak along the Tatai river and its tributaries, or head further afield to the mangroves of Koh Sralao
  • Trek for a couple of hours before a swim in a secluded waterfall pool, with options to camp out overnight in the jungle
  • Explore the Cardamom Mountains on foot, camping out for 3 nights, or go a little quicker on mountain bike with 2 nights camping

An alernative destination, particularly for those interested in climbing and trekking, caving, or in elephant trekking, is to visit Laos.

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