Into the Wild

14 days
FROM £ 11390
Countries Visited: Cambodia

Into the Wild

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DAY 1-3

Cardamon Mountains
Kirirom was Cambodia’s first national park, and covers a picturesque forested area with good walking trails, tranquil lakes and scenic waterfalls. Immediately to its north lies Shinta Mani Wild, the low-impact high-glamour resort created by the designer of the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Elephant Camp in Thailand. Painstakingly planned to protect the surrounding habitat and employing hundreds of local people, the resort offers an extraordinary level of comfort and a highly bespoke experience. Aided by your very own ‘Adventure Butler’, you’ll spend your time here getting back to nature in style, by exploring the forest, messing about on the river, foraging for ingredients and relaxing around the resort.On arrival in Cambodia, you'll be met by a representative from Shinta Mani, who will accompany you to the resort. On arrival at Shinta Mani Wild, you’ll be encouraged to make a grand entrance by zipline, before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure.

DAY 4-6

Phnom Penh
Cambodia’s capital is one of Asia’s fastest growing cities, booming and blooming as the country recovers from its time under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime. Your stay will include a visit to the ornate royal palace, a streetfood tour, cycling in the countryside and trips to significant Khmer Rouge sites. You’ll stay at the historic Raffles Le Royal, which opened in 1929 and has welcomed Charlie Chaplin and Jackie O amongst its significant guests, along with housing international journalists during Cambodia’s civil war. - Depart by car for Phnom Penh, where your local guide will help you explore the lavish Royal Palace complex and intriguing National Museum. At 5pm, climb aboard a tuk-tuk for a food-focused tour of the city. Stop for a cocktail at a lively bar on Sisowath Quay and watch the sun set over the river, before heading down to the river, where roadside stalls sell a variety of edible bugs. Your guide will be on hand to decipher the surprisingly tasty offerings! Continue by tuk-tuk to the Russian Market, which draws local diners with typical Khmer food such as banh cheo, chicken rice porridge and beef skewers. Choose what you fancy, pull up a plastic stool alongside the locals, and soak up the atmosphere. Your final food stop for the evening will be freshly BBQ’d seafood, before you return to your hotel, again by tuk-tuk, and probably ready to loosen your waistband...

DAY 7-9

Siem Reap
Step aboard the Ella, a lovely wooden launch, to explore the backwaters of Tonle Sap, which is South-East Asia’s largest freshwater lake and defines central Cambodia. Drift past the lake’s protected bird biosphere looking out for bright wings darting amongst the flooded vegetation, enjoying fine food and drink as you relax on board. Having returned to your hotel for some time at leisure, dinner will be at Romdeng, a sister restaurant of Friends. Start the morning in style with a helicopter tour of some of Angkor’s outlying temples, enjoying a bird’s eye view of their layout. This particular mode of transport allows a greater perspective of the country and its landscape, allowing you to see features that are difficult to appreciate from the ground, not to mention fitting in many more significant sites without getting worn out! Spend the rest of your day at leisure until it’s time to head out to the Phare Circus for the evening performance. This is not your average circus experience - the performers are all graduates of an NGO school and professional arts training centre which offers opportunities for disadvantaged youth, and they use theatre, music, dance and circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories. Spend the day with the Shinta Mani Foundation in Siem Reap, which works to provide opportunities for Cambodians to overcome poverty. Along with its hospitality school and small business loans, the foundation works directly with villages to implement World Health Organisation goals such as sanitation and clean drinking water. Today you’ll have the opportunity to join them in building a house. You can be as involved as you wish, and it’s a great chance to give something back as well as really making a difference to your holiday.

DAY 10-14

Koh Rong
These gorgeous tropical islands, with their sandy beaches powder-puff white and their waters crystal clear, are developed enough to extend a luxurious welcome, but remain largely untainted by tourism. Resorts here are truly restful, designed to give you every opportunity to relax completely. Spend your time in the spa or the jungle, out on the water or on the sand. Enjoy the laid back but lively nightlife of Koh Rong's main beach, or seek picture-perfect seclusion in hidden spots around the coast. There's no light pollution here: once the sun goes down, you can experience the night sky in all its glory, and keep an eye out for the magical spectacle of bioluminescent plankton sparkling in the shallow waters. - Journey by boat and car to Sihanoukville, where you will board a shared speedboat to the island of Koh Rong or neighbouring Koh Rong Samloem. Time to kick off your shoes and sink your toes into the sand!
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  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation, meals, transport and activities as listed
Not Included: International flights, entry visas, international airport departure taxes, any meals not listed in the itinerary, drinks (unless specified), personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), travel insurance, any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

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Price per person from £11,390 based on two people sharing.

This is PRICE GUIDE for travel in 2022 based on the accommodation and tour as listed. Prices depend on the season of travel and availability at the time of booking. For an exact quotation and tailormade itinerary for the dates you require, please do get in touch.

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