Heart of Cambodia (Water Festival)

Heart of Cambodia (Water Festival) - Explore!
Heart of Cambodia (Water Festival) - Explore!
7 reviews
Siem Reap
Phnom Penh


  • Admire the awe-inspiring temple complex of Angkor
  • Learn about the dark history of the Khmer Rouge
  • Cruise along jungle-lined rivers in search of wildlife
  • Relax on white-sand beaches and snorkel tropical waters
Age range
14 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Bungalow
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Siem Reap and end in Phnom Penh! With the discovery tour Heart of Cambodia (Water Festival), you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and through Siem Reap, Cambodia and 7 other destinations in Cambodia. Heart of Cambodia (Water Festival) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Siem Reap, the gateway to the iconic Angkor temple complex
  2. Day 2: Explore the jungle temples of Angkor, watch the sunset at Pre Rup
  3. Day 3: Morning cycle to Hero Rats project and Re-Hash Trash. Free afternoon for further exploration
  4. Day 4: Free morning in Siem Reap. Afternoon drive to Sambor Prei Kuk homestay
  5. Day 5: Visit the ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk before driving to Phnom Penh
  6. Day 6: Explore Phnom Penh's Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Afternoon visit to the Killing Fields
  7. Day 7: Drive and then motor boat to our Eco lodge in Chi Phat, Cardamom Mountains
  8. Day 8: Sunrise river cruise to spot birds and wildlife. Optional walking and swimming in the afternoon
  9. Day 9: Leave Koh Kong Province and drive to Sihanoukville. Ferry to Koh Rong Island
  10. Day 10: A free day to relax on the beaches of Koh Rong Island
  11. Day 11: A further free day on Koh Rong. Optional snorkelling or boat trip
  12. Day 12: Ferry and drive back to Phnom Penh. Free afternoon in the capital
  13. Day 13: Trip ends in Phnom Penh

Travel guide

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

7 Reviews

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    I think the trip was well organised but also think I was lucky to do this trip and not the revised schedule. I do not mind one day on the beach or similar but do not cherish more than that if I am not near some activities. I am not an enthusiastic swimmer... Read more

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  • C
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    I got to Phnom Penh a few days earlier to acclimatize and also visit markets and was very glad I did because others on trip didn't have time to explore on their own. The free afternoon didn't happen and I felt that some missed out on a trip to Central or... Read more

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  • C
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    I always compare Explore with other companies when I am planning a trip and they have so far come out top for itinerary and value for money

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Landmine Museum is closed so should not be on the itinerary. We did the war museum instead, so not a problem.

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    Our Guide Sam was exceptional. Please pass on our heart felt thanks to him.

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    I'd like to thank all involved in putting this wonderful trip together.

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  • G
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    One of the best Explore trips I have been on!

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Heart of Cambodia (Water Festival)

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 6, 2019
    from Siem Reap
    13 Days
    Nov 18, 2019
    to Phnom Penh
    Only 3 seats left
    USD $1,529
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go



Plugs & Adapters



Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Cambodia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 1 month before travel.


Siem Reap is the starting point and Phnom Penh is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 763 km.
  • Siem Reap (Cambodia)
  • 5 km
  • Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
  • 3 km
  • Angkor Thom (Cambodia)
  • 8 km
  • Siem Reap (Cambodia)
  • 139 km
  • Sambor Prei Kuk (Cambodia)
  • 147 km
  • Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • 154 km
  • Chiphat (Cambodia)
  • 77 km
  • Sihanoukville (Cambodia)
  • 24 km
  • Koh Rong Sanloem (Cambodia)
  • 207 km
  • Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

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