CAMBODIA UNEARTHED

This grand private tour explores the lesser known corners of Cambodia and gives an insight into the differing landscapes this stunning country has to offer.

On this 6 day private tour, explore the lesser known areas of Kratie, Rattanakiri and Mondulkiri in Cambodia. Highlights include spending a night in a Khmer homestay, the chance to view the rare fresh water Irrawady River dolphins plus more.

Travel Period:  20 May-20 Dec 19
Sales Period:  14 May-31 Jul 19
Airline:        International airfares are additional

Inclusions
• 5 nights accommodation in standard hotels including an overnight experience in a local homestay
• Breakfast daily
• All sightseeing including entrance fees
• All transport in air-conditioned vehicles
• The services of a local English-speaking guide

Book now and save $115 per person
From $1,259 per person twin share

Itinerary
Day 1 Siem Reap – Kampong Thom Province
Depart Siem Reap bound for the Kampong Thom Province. Visit the Sambor Prei Kuk Temples followed by an afternoon opportunity to experience and enjoy the daily life of the local people in the Isanborei Community. This evening overnight in a homestay.

Day 2 Kampong Thom – Kratie
Today travel to Kratie, a small colonial style town where Wat Phnom Sambok is visited – a top of the mountain, beautiful scenes of the Mekong River are enjoyed. Stop at a riverside vantage point from which to view the rare fresh water Irrawady River Dolphins. Take a small ferryboat to the island of Koh Trong where you will overnight.

Day 3 Kratie – Rattanakiri
Cycle around the island via traditional Khmer villages, fruit orchards and rice fields while observing the daily rituals and routines of the traditional village life. Take a ferry ride back to Kratie and continue by land to Rattanakiri.

Day 4 Rattanakiri
Explore the Ta Veng District, home to many different minority groups. Visit various pleasant Kroeung villages that line the road throughout the forest. Continue on to Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake which sits in a 4,000-year-old volcano crater, surrounded by lush jungle and walking trails. Follow the path surrounding the lake and admire an abundance of plant and animal life, keeping an eye out for exotic birds in particular.

Day 5 Rattanakiri – Mondulkiri
Today transfer to Mondulkiri and visit the scenic Bousra Waterfall. En-route, visit some minority villages and a coffee plantation. Late afternoon enjoy a sunset view (dependant on weather conditions) at Phnom Dos Kramom.

Day 6 Mondulkiri – Phnom Penh
This morning wander through a local market before embarking on a journey to Phnom Penh. On the way, pass via the famous rubber plantations of the Kampong Cham province and visit Wat Nokor Temple, an Angkorian temple dating from the 11th century. A stop at the famous Spider Market in Skun is also on the cards – regularly visited by international travellers, find an assortment of trays with different types of fried bugs and insects to be tasted, however the market is best known for the spiders and tarantulas. Continue travelling to reach the capital, Phnom Penh where tour arrangements end.

Terms and Conditions:
Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel 20 May-20 Dec 19 or as otherwise specified and for sales to 30 Jun 19. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable deposit of NZD250 per person is required at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 07 May 19 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Advertised price includes the savings as stated. Packages are subject to availability. Kroeung Village Visits: As the locals welcome you into their villages/homes, small donations are requested to help support these locals. Local homestay in the Isanborei community is basic, a flexible approach is required. Close-outs may apply. Surcharges may apply during festivals, events and public holidays – please enquire about dates. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Airfares, visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, personal expenses and gratuities are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions please click here.