Cambodia: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8 Days | Get your Khmer share of active adventures along the Mekong River

5 out of 5 based on 65 reviews submitted.
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Cambodia’s incredible beauty, fantastic food and unique culture are even better when combined with some outdoor adventures. Get active on this eight-day exploration of the country’s verdant countryside, Khmer history and welcoming communities – hiking, biking and kayaking through its heart. Explore Phnom Penh and take to the Mekong for an island homestay, get up close with Irrawaddy dolphins and explore spectacular flooded forests, then discover the ancient temple ruins of the incredible Angkor complex by foot and mountain bike – this is one of the most important archaeological sites in Cambodia and of course, a UNESCO World Heritage site! From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, you’ll see Cambodia in all its natural glory.

Trip overview

Map of Cambodia: Hike, Bike & Kayak including Cambodia
Start
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Finish
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Theme
Multi-active
Destinations
Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKXC
This trip generates 35 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Temple hop through the Angkor complex and surrounding jungle by bike – two wheels allow you to discover this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site from unique perspectives.
  • Paddle through the spectacular flooded forests of Stung Treng by kayak and try to spot the rare Irrawaddy dolphins from the water on a boat excursion along parts of the Mekong River.
  • Take to a mountain bike and cycle through quiet roads, orchards and rice paddies on an island within the Mekong Delta.
  • Cycle off the main streets and into the heart of Phnom Penh with a guided backstreets bike tour – weaving through small villages and rice paddies to see local life firsthand.
  • Discover traditional Khmer villages and their dedication to reforestation on the island of Koh Trong and swing the day away in a hammock at your rural homestay, getting to know the locals over a homecooked dinner.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an active and varied tour with a number of activities to get your pulse going. While specific prior training isn't necessary, some travellers have found parts of the itinerary quite challenging and a reasonably high level of fitness is needed to get the best out of the experience.
  • You'll be spending a night with a local family on this trip. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Read more about the experience here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodia-homestay-experience
  • This trip involves some long days of driving, so some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here.
  • At times our accommodation may not have continuous hot water. Most travellers don’t find this a problem and are often keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!
  • Cambodia can get very hot, so days cycling, or even temple hopping can take it out of you quickly. We recommend packing adequate clothing, sun protection, and that you always have lots of water with you
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.

Itinerary

Map of Cambodia: Hike, Bike & Kayak including Cambodia

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Bicycle, Boat, Private minibus, Kayak

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night), Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Mekong Island cycling
  • Koh Trong - Cycling
  • Koh Trong - Village walk
  • Kampi - Dolphin boat tour
  • Stung Treng - Kayaking
  • Steung Treng - Sopheakmit Waterfall
  • Stung Treng - Mekong River cruise and hike
  • Siem Reap - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples cycling tour
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
Add on activities
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) - USD5
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek - USD3
  • Phnom Penh - Transport to Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) - USD15
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Koh Trong - Tree planting donation - USD7
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 3 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Helmets are provided for the longer cycling activities on Days 2 & 7, but not for the short village bike ride in Koh Trong on Day 3.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 65 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled April 2024
What a fantastic trip this one was, Cambodia is an amazing country with deep history and culture. The people are friendly and Fila our guide made this trip so special for us. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Charlotte · Traveled March 2024
This trip is absolutely fantastic. Our guide, Fila, is so knowledgeable and passionate about Cambodia. One of my favourite experiences I’ve ever had travelling is the day cycling around Angkor Wat, truly fantastic. I’ll remember this trip for a long time.
Review submitted 06 Apr 2024

Jessica · Traveled March 2024
Bo is a great leader. It's really well organised and a good age range from people in there 20s-60s. Cycling was great!
Review submitted 31 Mar 2024

Erick · Traveled March 2024
Highly recommend this trip to everyone who is up for an adventure !! We loved every aspect of the trip.
Review submitted 29 Mar 2024

Jessica · Traveled March 2024
This trip is so fun! Bo is a great leader. It was hot cycling around but well worth it for the scenery. The people on our trip were aged 20-60s which gave a great mix of friendly people.
Review submitted 25 Mar 2024
Cambodia: Hike, Bike & Kayak
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EUR €1,105