Passage To Cambodia provides customized travel services for Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and beyond. These are prime appealing destinations in Indochina where you have to experience and discover their diverse treasures and wonders in your lifetime. Indochina is not a place just to look at, it’s a place to get involved and gain some insight, some understanding of their people and their cultures. We are pleased to introduce our clients some of our best tour programs featuring trekking, hiking and cycling. Every year thousands of people from all over the world find that the adventure tour is a fun way to explore the world. We also would like to show you the places and the people around us with some fantastic cultural tours in a more relaxing experience. So, we are offering just what you and your clients may be looking for.
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Depart Siem Reap on foot as you head out to the Rolous group, a set of 8th and 9th century brick temples. Continue your trek to Wat Lohok and onwards through small rural villages and over sand paths to our final destination of the day; Phnom Bok Camp. Take some time to catch your breath before climbing the 640 steps to the top of Phnom Bok for magnificent views over the plains below ...
We journey northeast from Siem Reap to the massive jungle temple of Beng Mealea, the size and scale of Angkor Wat but utterly swallowed by the jungle. We climb and explore this titanic of temples and feel just like the first explorer to the ancient site. We continue to Koh Ker, a 10th century capital abandoned in the remote north of Cambodia for more than a thousand years.
Travel north by car and then by boat to a remote site on the Mekong where we will disembark and begin hiking through thick jungle to a wide rocky expanse where the Mekong drops in a spectacular waterfall over a rocky ledge. After listening to the roar of the powerful river and exploring the numerous drops, we will have lunch and then begin trekking through pristine old growth forests as we ascend a mountain with a great view over the river valley
Today we get our first biking experience as we cycle to the archeological area. The first stop is South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. We also visit the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as most complete structure of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares...
Depart from Phnom Penh, heading south through rocky hills and overgrown plantations to Sihanoukville, Cambodia's premier beach resort. You'll arrive early, giving you lots of time to enjoy the town's wide sparkling beaches. In the late afternoon, climb on board your bike for a trip up to a hilltop pagoda, where you'll be rewarded with unforgettable views over the coast.
Cycle past the confluence of the Sekong and Se San Rivers, continuing into an area of riverside ethnic minority villages along the scenic Se San River. Arrive where the path ends and the forest begins, then board a boat for a ride through beautiful Se San scenery. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a swim at a sandy island with covered with shady trees.
Visit Angkor Thom - the great city of the ancient Khmer empire. The visit includes: the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace. Afternoon: Explore Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang and continue exploring the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that a visitor may remember forever..
Enjoy a drive to the Kulen Mountain of 70km from the town. Climb the mountain then visit the great waterfall and an ancient stream carved with thousand of lingams, god and deities of Hindu on the bed of the stream of more than a thousand year ago. Then visit an old Buda statue carved, lie reclining, on a giant mountain rock...
Driving to Kampong Cham, soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia as you drive pass cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages. Tour the town centre of Kampong Cham, a former French trading post on the banks of the Mekong before continue to Wat Nokor, an evocative 11th century sandstone Buddhist shrine. End your day's journey in the sleepy riverside town of Kratie.
Heading out of town we embark an express boat navigating along the Tonle Sap River to Phnom Penh. This river journey takes anything from four to six hour depending on season. No matter how long it will be, it is still an unforgettable experience as we can have close contact with local passengers and see the picturesque scenery changing all along the way.
The following destination of our trip will be Siem Reap via a short morning flight from Phnom Penh. On arrival you are greeted by our guide and transferred to hotel. This tranquil town is our base for exploring the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which was the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD. Upon leaving Siem Reap Town we set off on a short drive to the archeological area and spend our time to visit the most striking structures.
Heading out of town we drive beyond the Angkor Complex through the Preah Dark village to the intricately carved and well preserved Banteay Srei Temple. We stroll around this beautiful landmark which was designed to leave no space undecorated. The roads begin to deteriorate but it is still fascinating to drive past the rolling mountain scenery towards Kbal Spean. This interesting site locally named the river of 1000 Lingars, has been largely reclaimed by the jungle; however it invovles a walk to catch a view over its riverbed carvings.
The temple exploration is not only activity in Siem Reap. We visit the famous Tonle Sap Lake on a boat trip out. This shallow lake boats the largest natural fresh water body in Southeast Asia and flows into the Tonle Sap River which joins the Mekong River in Phnom Penh. The traditional boat navigates along a small river towards the gigantesque lake, giving us a chance to explore floating village, local life style, friendly children in small boats and fishermen pulling in morning catch close up.
Kep was formerly known as Kep-sur-Mer and the leading producer of salt and pepper in Cambodia. This beautiful coastal area was once the favorite holiday spot for Cambodia’s French-influenced elite.
Morning take boat to Koh Rong. Serviced by the fast boat from Sihanoukville as the fourth stop, Koh Touch is a sandy, guesthouse-packed stretch that has earned Koh Rong its party-island reputation. Koh Rong has so much to offer, from 43 kilometers of impossibly gorgeous, pristine beach front, along seven bays, all teeming with corals, marine life and fluorescent plankton, as well as dense forests covering much of the 78 square-kilometer interiors.
The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 Km in length. Here bird life is profuse, and from the middle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. There is a great stillness and tranquillity as we pass floating fishing villages. Because of seasonal high winds and varying water levels, we will start our journey one of the following ways:
At 5:30 am, we leave the hotel for Siem Reap pier (Chong Kneas). Then, we cross the Tonle Sap lake by boat to Prek Toal bird sanctuaries. The rest of the morning you can enjoy watching birds in the sky and on the lake from a traditional paddle boat gliding through the flooded forest, guided by a specialist of the area. Thousands of waterbirds come each year to breed during the dry season, making the area the most important site in South-East Asia for endangered species such as Storks, Adjutants, Pelicans, Ibis and many more