Undiscovered Cambodia

Kratie, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kompong Thom & Siem Reap

Undiscovered Cambodia

14-day tour visiting Cambodia’s remote northeast, including Kratie, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kompong Thom, before ending in Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh

    Upon arrival in Phnom Penh this morning you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.

  2. Day 2: Phnom Penh; Khmer Rouge sites and local dinner

    Phnom Penh is revealing of the great contrasts in Cambodia's history, from the glories of the early Khmer civilisation to the tragedy of the country's 20th-century history. This morning you'll have the chance to learn more about the latter on a visit to the notorious Khmer Rouge Killing Fields and the TuolSleng Genocide Museum.

  3. Day 3: Phnom Penh to Stung Treng

    Depart Phnom Penh this morning for Stung Treng, with lunch en route. It's a long drive, taking 5-6 hours by private vehicle, but there will be plenty of opportunities to get out and stretch along the way.

  4. Day 4: Cruise the Mekong from Stung Treng to Preah Rumkel

    This morning enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Mekong River near Stung Treng, stopping around noon for lunch and a few hours’ rest at a local waterfall – a beautiful spot reached after a short walk through the jungle from the banks of the river.

  5. Day 5: Preah Rumkel to Ratanakiri Provice

    Wake early this morning to watch the sunrise and the fishermen departing for a day’s labour. After a hearty breakfast provided by your hosts, board the boat and set out along the Ramsar Wetlands to the village of O'Svay.

  6. Day 6: Explore Ratanakiri Province

    This morning you’ll have the opportunity to visit a thriving local market, where the region's various ethnic minorities gather to trade. The market is a short distance from your lodge, meaning you can enjoy a spot of souvenir shopping before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

  7. Day 7: Ratanakiri to Kratie

    After breakfast at the lodge, leave for Kratie. It's a long drive (approx. 5 hours), with a stop en route at the Kampi Pool, where, with luck, you may be able to see the Irrawaddy Dolphin.

  8. Day 8: Kratie to Mondulkiri

    Northeast Cambodia remains one of Cambodia's most beautiful environments, but it's suffered terribly from mass deforestation in recent years, including in and around Kratie and Koh Trong. This morning you'll visit a reforestation initiative, where you'll learn more about the project, help plant a tree, and sample Koh Trong's famous pomelos.

  9. Day 9: Explore Mondulkiri Province

    Leave Sen Monorom early this morning and drive to Boo Sra Falls, located an hour outside of town. The waterfall, one of the largest in Cambodia, is a popular picnic and bathing spot.

  10. Day 10: Kompong Thom via Kompong Cham

    Leave Sen Monorom for Kompong Cham (approx. 4 hours), a busy French colonial town set on the banks of the Mekong River.

  11. Day 11: Kompong Thom to Siem Reap via Chenla

    After breakfast, begin the day with a drive through rural scenes to the Sambor Prei Kuk group of temples and the ancient capital of Chenla.

  12. Day 12: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom

    Today you'll visit the most famous of the Khmer temples: the ancient city of Angkor Thom, with the iconic Bayon temple at its centre, and Angkor Wat, the largest and, many would argue, most spectacular religious site in the world.

  13. Day 13: Siem Reap; Ta Prohm and Banteay Temples.

    Continue your temple visits with some of the more remote of Siem Reap's sites, Banteay Samre, Banteay Srei (the temple of Shiva), and Ta Prohm, the famous 'jungle temple'.

  14. Day 14: Departure

    At leisure until your scheduled transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. Check out is at noon, though we can arrange a day room if your flight departs this evening.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation. For more information, or if you would like to enquire about a tailor-made holiday combining part or all of the above itinerary, please contact us.
Pricing

14 days from £1455pp

Pricing

14 days from £1455pp

Testimonial

It was fabulous - it was wonderful - it rained (a bit) - it was foggy (somewhat more) - it was sunny (A LOT).

Monika