- Norma Shearer
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.
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:
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.
Whether motor-assisted, or pedal-powered, there are other ways to explore the tracks and fields of Siem Reap and Cambodia:
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.
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.
An alernative destination, particularly for those interested in climbing and trekking, caving, or in elephant trekking, is to visit Laos.
Peerless service standards and local positioning have made us the tour operator of choice by international luxury travel groups and discerning independent travellers to Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Southeast Asia.