Kayaking the Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Kayaking the Tonle Sap

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Siem Reap, Cambodia: Experience a unique day kayaking on the Tonle Sap Lake. You will set out around 8 a.m. and drive for about an hour before boarding a boat for a 40-minute ride to one of the lake villages.

Here the homes are built on stilts because, while in the dry season the surrounding area is dry, in the rainy season it is flooded, so they build their houses to rise above the water level. You will arrive at a local home that stores the kayaks and, after a short safety briefing, head off with your guide who will lead you through waterways, flooded forests and out into the Tonle Sap Lake, where you can take a dip if you wish.

After you’ve explored around, wind your way back through the village, taking in local life in this watery environment before returning to a local home for some lunch and a leisurely boat and car ride back to town.

Note: Journeys Within’s one-day itinerary ideas are some of our favorite one-day activities – many of which are exclusive to Journeys Within. We do not book these one-day itineraries by themselves, but only as part of a full tour package.

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Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Spend a day in Siem Reap exploring the must-see UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat and the many temples inside. Enjoy sunrise as it slowly illuminates the temples, then a break for breakfast, and finally an afternoon in Angkor Thom and sunset wherever you choose to spend it. The perfect day in Cambodia's famous temples.

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Kayaking in Tonle Sap, Cambodia

More Than Just Temples Tour

Country: Cambodia

8 Days | $2,030

Although the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple, along with many other incredible historical monuments, have made Cambodia famous, there is so much more to this special country. This tour will give you a chance to really see Cambodia from all angles. Not only will you visit Angkor Wat, but you will also have the chance to soak up the natural beauty by kayaking on the Tonle Sap Lake and hiking in the beautiful Phnom Kulen National Park. Absorb the local arts and culture at the Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus, the John McDermott Gallery and Theam’s House Art Studio. Finally, get to know the heart and soul of Cambodia through the eyes of the locals- spend a night out on the town sampling Khmer Food with Narla and give back to the community through JWOC’s Hospitality Class and Backstreet Academy’s Football Match.

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Country: Cambodia

13 Days | $3,000

A honeymoon in Cambodia is perfect for couples looking to get off the beaten path and experience culture and nature.

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