Local Life & Hidden Temples

2-Day Family Kampong Thom Culture Experience - Cambodia

Prices from £228 pp

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Duration2 days / 1 night (flexible)

LocationSiem Reap - Kampong Thom - Phnom Penh (or vice versa)

Suitable for families

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Give your family an unforgettable experience, as you spend the night in a village in the heart of the Cambodian countryside. This is real life, far away from big cities and tourist attractions, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet, visit abandoned temples by bike, learn about rural life and make genuine connections with local families.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast & lunch on day 2
  • Bicycle rental

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Travel to Kampong Thom

Whether you’re travelling north or south between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, today you’ll start your fascinating and eye-opening little detour into the countryside. You’ll be picked up and taken to catch the local bus to Kampong Thom, around 3.5 hours away, where you’re met by a tuk tuk driver and taken to the village.

Friends on tuk tuk in countryside

You’ll spend the night in a local homestay – a stilted wooden house owned by a local Khmer family. It’s pretty simple, with no hot water, but comfortable enough for the evening and your hosts will go out of their way to make you (and especially the kids) feel welcome and comfortable. You’ll also get a tasty home-cooked meal this evening.

*We can also upgrade you to a local hotel if you’d prefer!

Homestay house with stilted legs

Cycle to the temples, before continuing your journey

After waking to the sounds of the birds, and a hearty breakfast, you’ll head out by bike with a local guide to explore the countryside, and especially the ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk. These temples are well over 1,000 years old but aren’t visited by too many tourists, and with their setting amongst the forest, you’ll really get that Indiana Jones feeling.

After a picnic lunch, you’ll head back to the village in time to catch your direct transfer to either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.

Family cycling through countryside

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