Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh (L & D)
Arrival at airport, meeting with local tour guide then transfer to hotel for check in. Visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda & National museum of Fine Arts. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide, Independence Monument & Wat Phnom. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Rattanakiri (594Km from Phnom Penh City) (B, L & D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by road from Phnom Penh city for Banlung-Rattanakiri On the way have a stop to have lunch at local restaurant. Traveling approximately 15 hours. Arrival Banlung city of Rattanakiri & check in hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Rattanakiri (B, L & D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full North today, in direction of Laos and the village of Taveng. We first cross the curious extent of volcanic rocks of Veyrum Plâng: a lava field in the forest with a small waterfall nearby (only in the wet season though) and what locals call tiger caves.
As we go north to Taveng, we cross different types of landscapes: primary forest, clear forest, bamboo forest and "african" bush. We stop at a few nice Kroeung villages located quite far away in the forest. The Kroeung people have the particularity of erecting bachelor houses standing on very long bamboo poles, these houses will remain so till the young man finds a wife, then, they are destroyed.
The right time to see them is usually from February to august. We have lunch in commune house. On the way back we will have a little trip to the volcanic lake of giant Laom, superb place surrounded with pristine rainforest. We may swim or take a walk around the lake. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Rattanakiri (B, L & D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Direction northwest today, we cross bamboo forests before reaching the village of Voeune Saï located on the left bank of the Sé San river; the view on the Chinese village on the other side of the river is quite pretty.
Besides, this place is nearly a Chinese enclave in Cambodian territory, most villagers, who are there the thirties, don't even speak Khmer. Upstream of the Sé San are a certain number of Tampoun villages that practice funeral statuary; if it is possible, we will rent a boat to go to the village of Ka Choan that has superb totems, if not we will reach it by car.
On the way back in the afternoon we go to the discovery of the surrounding waterfalls. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Rattanakiri - Kratie - Kompong Cham - Kompong Thom (B, L & D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Kompong Thom province through Kratié & Kompong Cham provinces by overland on the distance of 622 Km. Stop for lunch at local restaurant on the way. Arrival Kompong Thom province. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Kompong Thom - Siem Reap (B, L & D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Kompong Thom province to Siem Reap by road on the distance of 146 Km. Arrival Siem Reap. Check-in hotel. Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple complex. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Angkor Wat temple complex & Bakheng Mountain. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Angkor Wat/ Siem Reap (B, L & D with Traditional Dance Show at local restaurant)
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to visit Banteay Srey & Banteay Samré temples. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon, Preah Rup & Taprohm temple. Dinner with Traditional Dance Show at local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Siem Reap - Departure (B & L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to visit Tonlé Sap Lake. Enjoy 1 hour boat trip to visit Floating and Fishing villages. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Rolous Group: Bakong, Prah ko, and Lolei temples. Transfer to airport for your next destination.