AC20-DNH4 (15 Days/14 Nights)
Phnom Penh - Kratie - Stung Treng - Rattanakiri - Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap - Battambang - Phnom Penh
This program covers all diversities which can be discovered in Cambodia.
15 days/14 nights
Some parts of the roads may be difficult to drive during the rainy season (July & August). In this case we may have to rent 4x4 with additional charges.
There are two different boats operating between these two cities (from Siem Reap to Battambang), depending on the season. In the dried season (from March to September), only the small boat is available due to water level. There are not seats and only the long benches with sofas are available. It can take about 7 hours.
In the rest of the months (from October to February),
the express boats are operating and there is no problem.
Can be done all the year round
Day 01 Phnom Penh
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel. If time permits, visit Wat Phnom Temple, Independence monument and walking around the river. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 02 Phnom Penh
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Angkor Borei, Choeung Ek Memorial (The Killing Fields), National Museum, Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda. In the late afternoon, visit Russian market and take the boat ride on the river during the sunset time. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 03 Phnom Penh-Kratie (340 km, 7/8 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kratie and check in at the hotel. Visit 100 columns pagoda in Phnom Sambok and back to Kratie. En route, visit dolphins in Kampi. Overnight in Kratie.
Day 04 Kratie-Stung Treng (141 km, 3/4 hours)
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Stung Treng and check in at the hotel. Boat trip to Thalaborivat to visit Pre-Angkorian period temple by crossing Mekong river. Back to Stung Treng and visit around the town. Overnight in Stung Treng.
Day 05 Stung Treng-Rattanakiri (151 km, 3/4 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Rattanakiri and check in at the hotel. Visit to Vat Svay pagoda, Kachanh & Katieng waterfall, Yak Lorm Lake and a small hilltribe’s handicraft center. Overnight in Balung (town of Rattanakiri).
Day 06 Rattanakiri
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Chomrombei Srok, Tompuon minority group. In the afternoon, excursion by boat and coach to Vuen Sai and back to Banlung (Rattanakiri) and overnight.
Day 07 Rattanakiri-Kratie (340 km, 7/8 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit local market and drive back to Kratie. Overnight in Kratie.
Day 08 Kratie-Kampong Cham (216 km, 5/6 hours)-Kampong Thom (136 km, 03 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kampong Cham and visit rubber plantation, the dried spiders (seasonal), Nokor Ban Chey and Phnom Pros & Phnom Srey. Proceed to Kampong Thom and visit Kuk Hak Nokor on the way. Arrival to Kampong Thom and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Kampong Thom.
Day 09 Kampong Thom-Siem Reap (146 km, 2/3 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk (35 km), the ancient capital of Chela with its 100 temples dating from the Pre-Angkorian period. Continue to Siem Reap. En route, visit traditional villages and stop at the ancient Naga Bridge (Spean Pratpo), located 40 Km from Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10 Siem Reap
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit the small circuit: Ta Keo, Ta Phrom, Bantey Kdey, East Mebon and Srah Srang. Afternoon visit the Bantey Srei “The City of Women” and Bantey Samré. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 11 Siem Reap
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit the south gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper king and Elephant. Afternoon visit the Angkor Wat “The Great Wonders”, Bakeng and enjoy the sunset at Bakeng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12 Siem Reap-Battambang (6/7 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the jetty for the boat to Battambang. Arrival to Battambang and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Battambang.
Day 13 Battambang
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit the local market, Bannon temple, the ancient local house (around 100 years old) and take the most authentic local transportation- “bamboo train” for about 10 minutes. This curious form of transport was “invented” by local people to carry objects and passengers. It is a platform with 4 wheels attached to a rudimentary and small motor. Passengers sit on the platform and we travel on it 8 Km to arrive to the next railway station. We will cross the beautiful scenery of rice fields. Arrive at the next station and we will take the car to the temple Ek Phnom. Overnight in Battambang.
Day 14 Battambang-Phnom Penh (5/6 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Phnom Penh. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 15 Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. FREE TIME. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the departure flight.