Wild Cambodia

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Overview

Emerging from a bloody and troubled past, Cambodia has made huge strides in recent years to foster and promote a range of conservation projects to protect its natural heritage. This remarkable journey takes you into the heart of this enduring and bewitching landscape, offering up a rare opportunity to see firsthand the important work being done to protect and conserve its natural bounty.
Beginning in Phnom Penh you’ll visit the fascinating Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, home to ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend time with the elephants and mahouts of Sen Monorom
  • Trek along protected jungle trails and kayak through the flooded forests of Siem Reap
  • Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and lose yourself in the myths and legends of the Angkor temples
  • Discover the world’s largest Sun bear sanctuary and help the team with the bears’ daily routines
  • Search for rare turtles and river dolphins in the waters of the Mekong
  • Visit the emotive Killing Fields of Phnom Penh and learn about conservation efforts across the country

How Tailor-Made Works

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Discuss your initial ideas with one of our experts, the types of things you want to see and do.

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Your expert will start designing your perfect trip. Within a day or two we'll send a suggested itinerary.

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At this stage you can still tweak anything from accommodation to experiences and dates, using our expert advice.

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Time to prepare for your trip, safe in the knowledge you'll be in the expert hands of local guides and drivers throughout.

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Relax and enjoy...through our partners you'll have support on the ground as well as 24-hour emergency assistance in the UK.

Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes and budget, or build a trip from scratch.

Day 1 ARRIVE PHNOM PENH

Arrive into Phnom Penh and transfer to your hotel. After checking in enjoy a tour of the capital's main sites, including the Royal Palace and National Museum.

White Mansion Boutique Hotel

Day 2 PHNOM PENH: KILLING FIELDS

This morning head to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum where your guide will explain the history of the Khmer Rouge and walk you through the different museum displays. Continue on to the Choeung Ek Memorial, the site of one of the country's many killing fields, where a memorial stupa and shallow pits remind visitors of the thousands killed under the Pol Pot Regime. Return to Phnom Penh for lunch and this afternoon is then free to explore at leisure.

White Mansion Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 3 PHNOM PENH: BEAR CARE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, located just outside Phnom Penh, for your Bear Care Tour. This is a fun and fascinating behind-the-scenes tour at the world's biggest Sun bear sanctuary! Find out what it takes to care for over 130 rescued Sun bears and Moon bears at this unique rescue centre, as you help the team with their daily routine to support these beautiful animals.

White Mansion Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 4 PHNOM PENH - SEN MONOROM

Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and will drive you to Sen Monorom, a drive that should take from 5-6 hours depending on the traffic. After arrival, check into your hotel and spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Mayura Hill Resort Breakfast

Day 5 SEN MONOROM: ELEPHANT VALLEY PROJECT

Spend today at the wonderful Elephant Valley Project where you'll be immersed in the simple yet amazing daily routine of the elephants and their mahouts. These magnificent animals are retired from work and make up the heart of the beautiful elephant sanctuary. You will spend the day observing the elephants in their natural habitat while learning about their lives, personalities and amazing progress and recovery since their arrival at the Elephant Valley Project.

Mayura Hill Resort Breakfast

Day 6 SEN MONOROM - KRATIE

Visit the beautiful Bousra Waterfall, a hidden gem set amongst the protected forests of Mondulkiri. After a wander and a refreshing dip, you will meet the team at Mayura Zipline and get kitted out for your exhilarating zipline experience as you fly through the treetops, starting in the highest sections of forest and finishing with a dramatic zipline across the Bousra Waterfall. You will then say goodbye to the jungle and drive west to Kratie, where on arrival you will board a small boat for a short transfer across to Koh Trong, an island located in the middle of the Mekong River.

Soriyabori Resort (formerly Rajabori Villas) Breakfast

Day 7 KRATIE: IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS & MEKONG TURTLES

Today you will set off in search of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Listed as critically endangered in 2004, the Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphin is part of Cambodia's national heritage and symbolizes the magnificence of the Mekong River and its biodiversity. From here you will be taken to The Mekong Turtle Conservation Center (MTCC), founded to increase the wild population of the endangered Cantor's Softshell Turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) in the nearby Mekong River. End the day by climbing Phnom Sam Bok where you can watch the beautiful sunset from the pagoda, enjoying views of the mighty Mekong River.

Soriyabori Resort (formerly Rajabori Villas) Breakfast

Day 8 KRATIE – SIEM REAP

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Siem Reap. This journey will take about 7 hours depending on the traffic and will take you through countless Cambodian villages and rice fields. Arrive in Siem Reap and check into your hotel. 

Mulberry Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 9 SIEM REAP: TEMPLES, ARTISTS & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Rise early this morning as you witness the spectacular sight of Angkor Wat at sunrise. Explore the majestic temple while it is still cool, before continuing to Angkor Thom, the famous walled city and see the many temples within its borders, including the fascinating Bayon temple with its many magnificent faces smiling out. Return to your hotel for some downtime and lunch. This afternoon you will be taken to Theam's House Art Studio, where you will meet the inspiring Theam, one of the few Cambodian artistic designers to have been educated abroad, who decided to return to Cambodia where he has spent the last 18 years focusing on the revival of Cambodian art. From here continue on a tour which gives you an insider's look into the network of social enterprises and non-profits in Siem Reap who are slowly but surely bringing new light and new skills into the bustling and ever-expanding tourist town.

Mulberry Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 10 SIEM REAP: PHNOM KULEN NATIONAL PARK

Today you will take a guided hike through the protected Cambodian jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park, home to a community-protected area of mainly intact evergreen and boulder forest. Learn more about the impressive conservation initiative taking place in the area, which involves local villagers who maintain the trails. Hike along the cleared trails and admire the wildlife, before taking some time to enjoy the beauty of Kulen Waterfall and some of the mountain's ancient sites.

Mulberry Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 11 SIEM REAP: TEMPLES

This morning set off with your guide to Banteay Srei, the intricately carved temple located just 30km beyond Angkor Wat, before visiting the Land Mine Museum, a rather humble look at the land mine problem, past and present, in Cambodia. Enjoy lunch in the temple complex overlooking Sra Srang, followed by a visit to the nearby Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, two of the prettiest temples in the complex. Return to your hotel mid-afternoon.

Mulberry Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 12 SIEM REAP: FLOODED FOREST & FLOATING VILLAGES

Today you will learn more about life on the mighty Tonle Sap Lake, as you board your boat from Mechrey stilted village and set off on your watery adventure. After lunch, climb into your kayaks and set off through the magical flooded forest and floating villages of Prek Toal. Paddle to your homestay and explore the local village, where you can learn more about employment opportunities that have been created as a result of initiatives to support local handicraft trades. Enjoy dinner with your host family and relax for the evening in your homestay.

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Day 13 SIEM REAP: PREK TOAL

Rise early to catch the incredible spectacle at the core bird reserve, home to approximately 200 species of bird, making it South East Asia's largest fresh water bird colony. Grab a quick breakfast and coffee, before heading out on a local boat into the bird reserve, observing the birds and wildlife at your leisure. Return to Prek Toal in the late morning and drive back to Siem Reap.

Mulberry Boutique Hotel Breakfast

Day 14 DEPART SIEM REAP

Your driver will meet you at your hotel for your private transfer to the airport, where you will arrive in time for your onward flight.

Breakfast

EXAMPLE ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

14 days from $5,169

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 12462 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

Making a Difference

Community Tourism

People and local communities have always been at the heart of Wild Frontiers and the travel experiences we offer. Through community tourism we have the opportunity to generate real positive impact, supporting people we visit through sustainable local development, and in turn help to alleviate poverty and protect culture and environments in often more vulnerable destinations. While doing so, our clients gain richer travel experiences and more meaningful connections with the people they meet.

Conservation and Climate Action

As a travel company, we hold a responsibility to minimise our environmental footprint and contribute to sustainability, and work closely with local communities to support their efforts. By implementing initiatives such as carbon measuring, tree-planting, reducing single-use plastic and promoting eco-friendly practices, we can help mitigate the negative impacts of tourism on fragile ecosystems and local communities. Additionally, prioritising conservation efforts helps preserve natural habitats and wildlife, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of our planet.

Wild Frontiers Foundation

The Wild Frontiers Foundation aims to provide a platform to create awareness, raise money and deliver funding to projects in countries where we operate as a travel company. Through the foundation, we are able to channel money into grass roots projects, which we have either established ourselves or support through charity partners. These include initiatives focused around education, the empowerment of local people and community conservation.

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