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.

Quad biking in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Quad Bike Adventure Tour and Blessing Ceremony

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Enjoy strikingly beautiful views of the rice fields and villages as you make your way through the countryside on a quad bike. Stop along the way at a number of interesting sites such as a local monastery, an everyday market, as well as a temple rarely visited by other visitors. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to an active Wat where you will experience the "sroch Tec" water blessing ceremony to wash away sins and bring good luck.

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Kulen Mountain hike in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Kulen Mountain Forest Discovery Trail

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Get active while on tour in Cambodia. Take a guided hike with Indochine Exploration through the protected Cambodian jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park. Located about an hour and a half north of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is home to a community-protected area of mainly intact evergreen and boulder forest.

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Volunteer at JWOC

Giving Back: Cambodia Active Philanthropy Tour

Country: Cambodia

13 Days | $2,275

Although your tourist dollars do help the local community, witnessing poverty while traveling can be heart-wrenching. We offer a tour that lets you experience Cambodia while giving something back. This tour shown here is a two week tour, but depending on how much time you want to spend volunteering, we're happy to work with you and develop a volunteer program that suits you. This tour features a block of time devoted to volunteering at Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC), but can be tailored to suit your needs if you have already decided to volunteer with a different program.

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