Cambodia Special Interest Tours

With Cambodia’s growing popularity as a must-see destination many have discovered aside from the usual historic visits there are also special interest trips from adventure seekers or crafts and cooking programs available. We are always updating our adventure tours so ask us what you like to do and we will be happy to put together an unforgettable experience for you and your group.

Get inspired with our sample trips below.  Trips can be customized to be shortened or lengthened and include a combination of countries or activities.  Contact us for a creative program.

SILK WEAVING

There is a lot more to Cambodia than just monuments.  Cambodian silk can be compared in quality to that of Thai silk.  Restoring this once almost lost technique and culture of silk weaving in Cambodia.  We transfer you to visit the Angkor Silk Farm.  Visit this eight hectare farm to see the stages involved in silk production, from the mulberry tree orchards, silkworm breeding, the spinning mills and the dying and weaving processes. A  shop is there for visitors as well.   The Angkor Silk Farm  is an outstanding place to visit to learn the diversity of Cambodian culture.

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DINNER CRUISE ON THE MEKONG TOUR

Board a wooden boat in Siem Reap in the late afternoon and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail while you sail on the Tonle Sap, along the busy Phnom Penh riverfront. Once on the Mekong you will experience the delights of the rural countryside in the fading daylight and dinner will be served, accompanied by traditional Khmer Music.

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EVENING CULTURAL THEATER AND CIRCUS

Nightly traditional cultural dance performances can be attended in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.  Enjoy the Cambodia Living Arts performance in Phnom Penh.  The Apsara Dance performance in Siem reap or the heart stopping performances of the Phare Circus for both young and old.

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VISIT THE DANCE ACADEMY

Located in Phnom Penh.  Founded in 2013, Champey Academy of Arts is a non-profit school offering the youth of Phnom Penh free training in Cambodian traditional arts including dance, music, drawing and painting. Champey’s mission is to inspire young people to preserve, protect and promote Cambodia’s cultural treasure.

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BALLOON OVER ANGKOR

From 200 meters in the sky you have a wonderful view of Angkor Heritage Site and the surrounding nature with a visibility of up to 20 kilometers! Enjoy views of especially Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakheng during an exciting 10-minutes flight on board the tethered balloon, which is attached to a safe platform and can lift up to 30 people at one time to an altitude of 200 meters.

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ANGKOR NATIONAL MUSEUM

Visit the first and only Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap and enjoy its unique collection of invaluable art objects from the ancient Khmer Kingdom. Opening hours are daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Besides the museum complex visitors can also enjoy time in the Cultural Mall featuring galleries, restaurants and souvenir shops.

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RIDE ELEPHANTS ( Option - ANGKOR MANHOUT ACADEMY )

Asian Elephants have been employed by man since before recorded history the skill and knowledge of elephant handling handed down from father to son, master mahout to student. You can enjoy a ride on the backs of elephants through the ruins of Angkor as like the Royal Khemer Kings once used to traveled through their kingdom. Additionally if you chose, you will have the opportunity to spend time learn how to care, feed and ride these magnificent animals.  Another choice is to discover the magnificent temples of Angkor from the back of an elephant! Enjoy a 20-minute ride on these majestic and good natured animals from South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon or around Bayon Temple.

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BICYCLE TOUR: KAMPONG PHHLUK

This morning, we depart Siem Reap by bicycle, following small back roads through rural landscapes and picturesque villages. Our first stop is the temple of Bakong in the Roluos group, the first of the great pyramid mountains which later kings were to copy. From Bakong, we continue into Roluos town to visit a very local market, untouched by tourism. After some refreshments here, we follow the course of the Roluos river to the nearest navigable point where we board small wooden boats for the trip to Kompong Phhluk. Cruising down a narrow waterway, we enter this medieval floating village, where the houses stand atop stilts as much as 10 meters above the water. Everything lives on the water, pigs, dogs, crocodiles and people, all jockeying for space in this incredible floating town. We explore the local water here, before boarding a bigger boat to take us through the flooded forest and across the Great Lake to Chong Kneas and the holy mountain of Phnom Krom . We climb Phnom Krom for picturesque sunset over the Tonle Sap before heading back to Siem Reap by road.

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COOKING CLASSES

Discover the secrets of Cambodian cuisine and learn the delicate taste to replicate at home!  Private class or group join in classes are available in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.

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PREK TOAL BIRD SANCTUARY

For the novice or bird hobbyist this is a unique experience to experience not just the ruins but the wildlife of this unique region. Today we journey across the Tonle Sap Lake to Prek Toal biosphere, the premier bird-viewing destination in South-East Asia and home to rare, large water birds such as stork, ibis, crane and pelican. We spend several hours with an experienced ranger to help us spot a superb selection of birds. After a picnic lunch aboard the boat, we return to Siem Reap.

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DISCOVER THE TEMPLES BY TUK TUK, ELECTRIC VEHICLE OR HORSE CART

A fun way to travel around Siem Reap town and to the temples! Additionally to Tuk Tuk’s and bicycles, horse-drawn carriages and electric vehicles are the perfect environment-friendly way to discover the magnificent temples of Angkor without polluting the archaeological area.

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HELICOPTER TOUR OF CAMBODIA'S LOST TEMPLES

If it’s excitement of flying like a bird and whisk from one ruin to another within minutes then this is an unforgettable experience. Take the Sokha Helicopter trip to see the ruins and other parts of Cambodia. Today we depart Siem Reap International airport by helicopter and head north-east to the mountain top temple of Preah Vihear, looming over the Thai-Cambodia border. The location is breathtaking and the views endless. We then head south to visit the 10th century capital of Koh Ker, where we climb the mighty pyramid of Prasat Thom, as well as checking out many other smaller structures in this vast forgotten place. Finally we visit the vast temple of Preah Khan, famous for the four-faced Bayon style temple called Prasat Preah Stung. Finally, we return by helicopter to Siem Reap. Total flying time is about two and a half hours today, but including the visit to the temples. The trip takes a full day.

Alternatively experience a breathtaking way to discover the temples of Angkor. With different tours up to 30 minutes enjoy fantastic aerial views of Angkor Wat, Prasat Kravan, Pre Rup, Eastern Mebon temples and the Tonle Sap Lake with its floating villages and unique fish traps. The helicopter operates from Siem Reap airport located near the Western Baray.

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