5 Awesome Adventures To Experience In Cambodia


Whether interested in the culture, the landscape or the history of Cambodia, there are many different ways to have a memorable stay in the country. Experience the culture by joining the locals in daily activities. See the beauty of the location above or below the sea. Venture to rural areas and historic places.

Fishing the Mekong River

River adventure tours in Cambodia include the chance to experience the region by fishing the famous waterway. Here, anglers go in search of varied species that include giant catfish and stingray. When not fishing, see the unusual flooded forest, the Mekong waterfalls and come face-to-face with freshwater dolphins. Tours last four or more days, which provides ample opportunity to camp in remote regions and explore the interesting bio-diverse area.

Scuba Diving the Port of Sihanoukville

Whether a novice or an experienced diver, the islands off the coast provide the perfect location to explore the underwater world. There are at least one dozen different sites around the island of Koh Rong Samloem alone. The temperature of the calm water ranges from 80 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit (27 to 31 degrees Celsius) and visibility spans more than 130 feet (40 meters) from October to June. The sights include everything from rocky reefs and numerous coral species to dolphins, eels rays and whales. Some locations also serve as a seahorse breeding grounds.

Explore Bokor National Park

The vast expanse covers more than 1,400 square kilometers of territory that offers everything from wetlands to mountain tops. Some of the most frequented destinations within the park include the hauntingly eerie Hill Station that was constructed by the French in the 1920s. The location served as the backdrop for more than one horror movie. The Black Palace consists of a series of villas that once provided a home to the country’s royals. Guided tours of Elephant Mountain bring guests face-to-face with the native pachyderm populations. Black bears and tigers are also rumored to make their home in this lush part of the park.

Remote Temples and Jungles Adventure

The adventure begins in Phnom Penh and ends in Siem Reap. By dirt bike, visitors follows rural routes that travel alongside the Mekong River and into the countryside. Stop for a cultural experience at the Kompong Cham commuity. Venturing northward, the road meanders into the jungle and to the city of Sambor Prei Kuk. Here lies the pyramid temple of Koh Ker, along with a flora laden version of Angkor Wat near Beng Mealea. The tour finishes by touring the famous Angkor Wat temple complex and the Ta Prohm Bayon at Siem Reap.

Elephant Trekking

The adventure begins in the village of Phnong where the elephants and guides await. After climbing aboard the massive animals, the trek journeys into the jungle, across waterways and to local communities for a native meal while the elephants roam. After the meal, guests and guides retrieve the pachyderms, which now enjoy a refreshing bath in the river. Guests may either watch the event or participate in the experience. Taking a different trail, all make their way back to the village later in the day.

The numerous tours in Cambodia that enables visitors to see virtually any region of the country. Packages also vary as to the level of physical activity desired. Enjoy a leisurely stay or make arrangements for an adrenaline pumping experience.

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