Let WAM show you the core sights of Cambodia from her bustling capital city to the ancient Angkor Temples past the laid back Battambang and the ebb and flow life on the Tonle Sap lake.
From your arrival in Phnom Penh your WAM guide will reveal the sights and sounds of the city to you. See the Royal Palace and majestic Silver Pagoda, visit the National Museum with the largest collection of Khmer art in the world, and climb the hill to the historic Wat Phnom. At the end of the afternoon take a sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River where the three rivers Tonlé Sap, Tonlé Bassac and the mighty Mekong meet. Discover life on the river for the fishermen and their families and relax on the boat watching the sun set on Phnom Penh.
With some of the best examples of French colonial architecture and its situation on the Sangkae river, Battambang has a laid back appeal not to be missed. Visit an outlaying Angkorian Temple, take in the lush countryside and sample the local wine from Cambodia’s only winery. Take a hair-raising trip on the local Bamboo railway, visit a 100 year old Khmer house and let the charms of Battambang envelop you!
As well as exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat temple, your experienced guide will show you around the smaller temples within the ‘small’ and ‘grand’ circuits of Angkor, the finely carved pink sandstone 10th century Banteay Srei temple, and the tucked away Banteay Samre, far from the tourist crowds. You’ll also visit the pre-Angkorian Rolous Group of temples and discover the origins of the Angkor Temples.
With boat trips visiting floating villages on the Tonle Sap lake at unfrequented tourist spots and remote villages creating silk, WAM will show you hidden gems en route.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the birdlife-rich Ang Trapeang Thmor Lake and when in Siem Reap discover life on the Tonle Sap lake with its flooded forest and floating villages. Long a popular stop for WAM, the 2017 listed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sambor Prei kuk is visited en route back to Phnom Penh.
Let WAM show you the cultural highlights of Cambodia and discover the Kingdom of Wonder.
As well as exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat temple, your experienced guide will show you around the smaller temples within the ‘small’ and ‘grand’ circuits of Angkor, the finely carved pink sandstone 10th century Banteay Srei temple, and the tucked away Banteay Samre, far from the tourist crowds. You’ll also explore the birth place of the Khmer empire, Phnom Kulen.
Take a trip on the Tonle Sap lake, the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia. Visit floating villages in this hugely diverse and unique ecosystem with many bird watching opportunities. Discover the flooded forest and spend time with the local community learning their customs and seeing how they adapt their lifestyle to their floating, ever changing environment.
Relax along the scenic river route from Siem Reap to Battambang, seeing how the water ways connect the country giving life. Marvel at the mighty Mekong, glimpse the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins found in her calm pools near the Laos border, and reflect with a sunset cruise in Phnom Penh where the three rivers Tonlé Sap, Tonlé Bassac and the mighty Mekong meet.
From the regal mountain top Preah Vihear on the Thailand border and Ek Phnom in the lush Battambang countryside to Banteay Chhmar an Angkorian temple surrounded by the paddy fields and sugar palm trees so typical of Cambodia. See ancient temples melding into modern day Cambodia and survey the plains of Battambang from the peak of Phnom Sampov. Witness the Asian elephants at home in the forests of Mondulkiri and views of the Mekong river on your cross country journey.
Stay in local homestays and take time to explore a Mekong island and take in typical Cambodian village life where often people’s livelihood largely depends on rice farming and fruit cultivation. See rubber plantations and how rubber is harvested and converted into latex and take a hair-raising ride on the famous Bamboo railway. Appreciate the more modern history of Cambodia from persevered colonial buildings and century old wooden houses, to the Royal Palace and aptly named Silver pagoda. Reflect on the troubled, recent past with visits to monuments to the time of the Khmer Rouge.
End your tour with insight into the Cambodian culture both modern and past and memories to last a lifetime.
From rice farming, rubber plantations and fruit cultivation to ox pulled carts on Mekong islands and floating villages on the Tonle Sap lake, experience typical Cambodian village life across the country through homestays and rural visits. Spend time with the local communities learning their customs, explore regional towns, browse local markets and learn to cook Khmer cuisine, creating lasting memories of your visit to Cambodia.
During your tour you’ll visit remote villages that construct bamboo stilted bachelor houses annually and others that practice funeral statues and erect totems. You’ll see the wide and varied people of modern Cambodia and learn a little of their traditions.
See the lava plains and crystal clear volcanic crater lake of North Eastern Cambodia, traverse the mighty Mekong river and witness family pods of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins playing in its waters. WAM will take you to the largest waterfall in Cambodia surrounded by forests teeming with birds, as well as into valleys where elephants roam. You’ll see life on the Tonle Sap, the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia with great bird watching opportunities and hike up hillsides to witness the fantastic view of the plains around.
Let WAM show you Angkorian temples across the land, with seldom visited temples, mountain top national symbols and pre Angkorian rock relief carvings in hillsides and river beds. Visit sprawling ancient capital cities and long lost to the forest walled temples all with experienced guides to explain their history and importance. In addition to the magnificent Angkor temples themselves you’ll visit Banteay Chhmar noted for its fine carvings depicting ancient battles as well as every day 12th century life, and Banteay Srei with arguably some of the finest stone carvings in the world.
Discover this rich and diverse land, truly the ‘Kingdom of wonder’.