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Cambodia: Hike, Bike & Kayak

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

5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews submitted.
Multi-Active Adventures
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Cambodia’s incredible beauty, fantastic food and unique culture are even better when combined with some outdoor adventure. Get active on a nine-day exploration of the country’s verdant countryside, Khmer history and welcoming communities – hiking, biking and kayaking through its heart. Explore Phnom Penh and visit the haunting monuments dedicated to Cambodia’s tragic past, 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. 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 Adventures
Destinations
Cambodia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKXC
This trip generates 41.13 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
  • See the best of Cambodia in one energetic helping, taking in the highlights while getting active to uncover some underexplored treasures of this South East Asian hotspot.
  • 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, you’ll see local life firsthand.
  • Discover traditional Khmer villages and their dedication to reforestation on the Mekong island of Koh Trong, and swing the day away in a hammock at a rural homestay with your small group.
  • Angkor what? Temple hop through the Angkor complex and surrounding jungle by private minibus and bike, allowing you to discover this incredible site from unique perspectives.
  • Paddle through spectacular flooded forests of Stung Treng by kayak and try to spot rare Irrawaddy dolphins from the water on a boat excursion along parts of the Mekong River.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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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
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 & 8, 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 47 reviews submitted.
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Rachel · Traveled August 2023
This was a fantastic trip and highly recommend it. The trip was adventurous and yet we still had time to relax. Our guide, Mom, was amazing with sharing local knowledge and being well taken care of. It was a great mix of city explorations, rural homestays, biking adventures and kayaking the Mekong was spectacular. I loved every part of this trip.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023

Renee · Traveled August 2023
What an amazing trip! Jungles, rivers, countryside, cities. This trip had it all! I especially loved all the cycling and seeing places I might not see. the home stay was wonderful to see rural life- we had a dance party. Sreymom was an enthusiastic, friendly, wonderful guide. I laughed a lot, I saw so much and I enjoyed myself immensely. This trip is not to be missed.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023

Britta · Traveled August 2023
I loved every minute of my trip. Our guide, Mom, was the best. I loved her enthusiasm and her cheerful personality. She made this trip feel very personal and all of the activities, be it kayaking or biking, memorable and special experiences. I am so glad I decided to book (which was at the last minute) and highly recommend the trip.
Review submitted 13 Aug 2023

Ulrich · Traveled August 2023
Die Tour von Phnom Penh nach Siem Riep war sehr gut organisiert, die Tourleitung war super engagiert. Insbesondere die Kajaktour durch die schwimmenden Wälder auf dem Mekong ( wir waren während der Regenzeit da) waren sehr eindrucksvoll. Angkor Wat war natürlich der Höhepunkt der Tour, aber auch die seltenen Flussdelphine waren allen Schweiß wert.
Review submitted 13 Aug 2023

Kevin · Traveled August 2023
This is a great way to see and experience a lot of what Cambodia has to offer in a short space of time. Our guide Mom was superb and made the experiences better with her love of Cambodia. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough!
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023
Cambodia: Hike, Bike & Kayak
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EUR 1.105 €