Day 1

Arrival in Siem reap

[Dinner & Traditional dance show included]

Upon arrival you will meet our local representative who will take you to your hostel.  The rest of the day is free to relax and for you to explore exciting Siem Reap! Take a dip in the hostel pool, get a massage to decompress after your traveling and then later enjoy dinner with a traditional Apsara dancing show at a local restaurant. Afterwards take a stroll around the bustling Old Market and Pub Street area or head back to your hostel as there will be an early start tomorrow.

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared bed at Pool Party Hostel (or similar)

 

Day 2

siem Reap - angkor

[BBQ/Light Dinner included]

Depart at 5:30am in the morning for the sunrise at the temples of Angkor in Tuk Tuks. Arriving at the mystical Srah Sarong or "King's Bath" at around 6am, just in time to see the sun rise over the water and temples. After sunrise, walk across the road and be first at the fabulous jungle temple of Ta Prohm when it opens. Ta Prohm is particularly amazing in the early morning when all you can hear are the sounds of the jungle, before the crowds arrive.

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared bed at Pool Party Hostel (or similar)

 

Day 3

siem reap – Tonle Sap Exploring

[No Meals Included]

The Great Tonle Sap Lake (Boeung Tonle Sap) is one the main natural wonders of Cambodia, important ecological hotspot for freshwater fish in Asia during the wet season and UNESCO designated biosphere. It is a combination of lake and river systems  that make it one of the special wonders of Asia. The monsoons in wet season also cause a unique flow reversal of the river.

This afternoon, we explore the great Lake of Tonle Sap checking out the local life with a visit to the Floating Village of Kompong Kleang or Kampong Phluk.

Colorful settlements are scattered on the margins of the great lake and it will be our pleasure to take you to our favorite spots. Time of year plays an important role here, some villages become completely dry during the hot season and lower water levels across the whole lake may make trips somewhat challenging. We will take care of your lake exploration with the best local knowledge. We will add some colorful markets into the mix as well for a great photography day out focusing on people and expanding waters capes.

On the way back to our last stop close to Siem Reap town we will stop and you can experience a local Khmer picnic! Do you dare to Eat Frogs, Crickets, Grasshoppers, Spiders and more? (This is obviously voluntary!, but you can take some amazing photos)

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared bed at Pool Party Hostel (or similar)

 

Day 4

phnom penh city tour

[No Meals Included]

Around 8 am you will meet your guide at your hotel to start this unique tour, where you will discover and reveal Phnom Penh.. Visit Phsar Kandal morning market and bite into all of its delicacies and mouth-watering street-eats. Go to the old French Quarter, which is home to fine colonial architecture; some buildings gorgeously restored, others beautifully decaying. Move on to the Buddhist temple of Wat Phnom, and understand the foundation on which Phnom Penh is built. 

Move through the city and pass Raffles Hotel, the old post building, the disused train station and Cambodia’s largest market, Psah Thmei. You will have the chance to discover the market’s offerings from antique coins, gold and shoes to plastic goods, flowers and food.

From city exploration it is now time, to pay respect to the dark history of the Cambodian Genocide.

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared at Mad Monkey Hostel (or similar)

 

Day 5

Phnom Penh – Kampot

[No Meals Included]

Depart at 9:30 AM on a two and a half hour journey to sleepy Kampot. Upon arrival in Kampot, you will be transferred to your guesthouse and can enjoy the rest of the day free to chill or stroll about.

At 4:30PM, Your Tuk Tuk driver will pick you  up for a Sunset Cruise along Kampot River (included is one local beer per person). The cruise will last 2 hours, the boat will stop and you can jump off and swim, we will be watching fireflies, stunning Mountain Views as the sun goes down, pass tall mangroves and local fishing villages. The Cruise is from 5:00PM to 7:00PM and is public.

We recommend going to one of Kampots nice restaurants along the waterfront. Kampot and Kep are famous for local seafood (especially the soft-shell crab) so don’t be afraid to try that!!

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared bed at Bohemiaz Resort & Spa Kampot (or similar)

 

Day 6

Kampot

[No Meals Included]

Today is our big Kampot day trip! Choose a time to meet up in the morning. 10am or earlier is recommended as it is a very full day.

We pick you up from your resort and take you out a full day or half day exploring the Surrounding Kampot Countryside to Visit the Salt fields and majestic Caves, Pepper Plantations and abandoned former colonial holiday residences that were devastated by the Khmer Rouge.

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared bed at Bohemiaz Resort & Spa Kampot (or similar)

 

Day 7

Kampot – Sihanoukville/otres villaget

[No Meals Included]

Make sure you have eaten/got take away and are checked out, ready to go and waiting in reception for 11:30am. Take your minibus to Lakshmi bungalows (098 666 484) (around 2.5 hrs) Otres Village,Sihanoukville,Cambodia . Arrive at the Bus station in Sihanoukville and meet our representative who will take you to check in to your accommodation.

If you want you can enjoy dinner and drink at Lakshmi’s restaurant on the 1st night; it's a beautiful location on the beach with well-priced food and drink. Very good seafood for those that want to try it!

Below is a list of some activities you can do in Otres:

  • Every Saturday Night there’s a night market in Otres Village. It’s a bit of a hippie vibe with live music, handmade goods. The market begins @4pm, but it’s best to go after 6

  • On Friday nights the Easy Panda Hostel (Otres 1) organizes a bar crawl in Sihanoukville. The cost is $8 and includes transport to Sihanoukville, a T-shirt, and a shot.

  • Kerfuffle is a party going down in Otres every Wednesday. It’s a wild/weird one!

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared at Lakshmi bungalows (or similar)

 

Day 8

sihanoukville – boat cruise

[Lunch Included]

You are picked up by Minivan at 08:30 and driven to Angkor Beach Bar for breakfast. You will then be taken on a private long tail boat to 3 islands. You will have the opportunity to fish and snorkel. Anything caught can be cooked fresh for lunch. (All lunch is included). The trip will end around 15:30. Please bring sunscreen & a towel!

Spend the evening free to chill in Otres or around.

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared at Lakshmi bungalows (or similar)

 

Days 9 & 10

sihanoukville – Koh Rong Samloem

[No Meals Included]

On Day 9, You need to be at the pier down the street at 11AM (left out of the hotel and to the right side of the fork, about 10 minutes’ walk).

The boat leaves at 11:30 and you will change boats at the first stop and hop onto the Mad Monkey long tail! You shouldn't arrive any later than 1pm.

Once you get to Koh Rong Samloem, get to chill at one of the tables and inform the staff  to process check in forms for you to sign, and they will explain the safety/general information to you. So from this point you can pretty much relax and enjoy the island!

The Mad Monkey staff will inform you of an optional fishing/snorkelling trip that leaves at 10am the next day for around $10, this is operated completely by Mad Monkey.

The next two days can be spent sunbathing, swimming, lying in the hammocks and swings in the water, snoozing on the beanbags, chatting to the many other travellers, playing beach volleyball and other games up at the bar, kayaking or going for a wander to the other side if the island and/or the stream (ask the staff how to get there). There is also an inflatable water park equipped with a blob and trampoline at the edge of the pier. It opens each day @ 3pm. The bar closes at 00:00 as the resort shares the island with the army. Everyone usually heads down to the beach to continue the party and swim with the bioluminescent plankton (the most special part of this beautiful island).

On day 10, make sure reconfirm your return ferry with the staff at the bar. You need to be on the first ferry out!

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared at Mad Monkey Hostel (or similar)

 

Day 11

Koh Rong Samloem – Phnom Penh

[No Meals Included]

You leave on the first ferry out of Koh Rong Samloem.  Please be ready to go for the boat to wait for the high speed ferry back to Sihanoukville. Once back on dry land, a man with your name sign board will transfer you to bus station. The bus departure time is at 1:30PM.

Arrive Phnom Penh and meet our representative to transfer you to check in your accommodation.

After dinner, party on!  Mad monkey has a great bar upstairs for some friendly drinks with the other guests, some games an often a DJ. They also take all guests to Club Love (around the corner) at 11:45PM to continue partying.

Accommodation: Double/Twin shared at Mad Monkey Hostel (or similar)

 

Day 12

Departure Phnom Penh

[No Meals Included]

This morning you will bid a fond farewell to Cambodia and proceed to your next destination on your own.


Not sure where to go or what to do? Let us know if you need inspiration or help for your onwards journey.