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For active couples who really like to discover Cambodia in 14 days. A romantic tour, but not only sitting by the pool or lying on the beach. By bike, cyclo, jeep, ferry, trekking and a tuk-tuk, this tour gives you a chance to explore and experience the most beautiful secrets of Cambodia. You will see a great part of the country, but without travelling every day. You do need to have an adventurous nature and a good condition, because the active program includes a trekking excursion. You will stay in the unique and fabulous Cardamom Tented Camp. Experience Cambodia in an active romantic way!
Day 1: A warm welcome in the Kingdom of Wonder & Love: Cambodia!
Your holiday with your loved one will start in romantic Siem Reap, home of the mystical Angkor temples. You will be picked up at the airport by a traditional tuk-tuk (the famous Cambodian tricycle consisting of a motorcycle and a cabin), and taken to the luxury of the Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat. Nestled in the rice paddies just out of the center, this tranquil hotel is the perfect venue for a romantic getaway. During a welcome drink one of our team will give you a briefing about Cambodia and the fantastic honeymoon trip that awaits you.
What could be better than beginning your holiday with a special monk blessing? At sunset cocktails will be delivered to your room and then you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars in the tropical grounds of your hotel.
Day 2: Relaxing Day and High Class Food Tour
Wake up to an appetizing breakfast and spend your day lazing by one of the three crystal clear pools, being pampered by Cambodian hospitality. Whenever you are ready you can enjoy a romantic couple’s massage in the hotel’s renowned spa. There is no better way to relax.
Dinner tonight will be a completely unique experience. Why go to one top class restaurant when you can go to three? Starting at the charming Mie Café for your starter, you will then be transferred by tuk-tuk to The Sugar Palm where legendary Chef Kathana will prepare a deliciously authentic main course. Your final stop for the evening dinner tour will be the famous Malis restaurant, a stalwart of the Siem Reap dining scene for many years. Here you will enjoy a delicious dessert in a truly cosmopolitan setting.
Day 3: Fall in love! Stunning Angkor Wat Temples, private picnic & Vintage Citroën
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide in a Vintage Citroën to explore one of the largest and most beautiful temple complexes in the world, Angkor Wat. This world heritage site originates from the 12th century and provides a mystical experience of beautiful sculptures and stunning architecture.
First, you will visit the splendid Angkor Wat temple itself where you can explore the wonderful site with all of its majesty. After a short refreshment break, you will take a short drive to Angkor Thom, which contains, among others, the spectacular 12th century Bayon. The 54 four-headed Buddha statues are one of the most impressive sights of the temple complex and provide exceptional photo opportunities.
After a secluded picnic lunch between the temples, we will visit the Ta Phrom. This iconic temple remains partly overgrown with trees and gigantic roots, that have ‘nestled’ themselves on and in the stone blocks, making a truly striking visual image. After a long, rewarding day, you’ll return to your hotel to relax during a 60 minutes aromatherapy massage.
Day 4: Love is in the air!
Love is in the air! In the morning you will see Angkor from a different perspective. With a private helicopter you will fly along the moat of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple and appreciate the size and beauty of this archaeological wonder. The flight also takes in views of Phnom Bok, the Rolous group and the unique floating village on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake. The view from here will be too spectacular for you to be able to spare time looking into y our partners eyes, but there will be plenty of time for that later!
After this unforgettable experience you will go on an adventure in a vintage jeep to the beautiful countryside, along red soil roads and through small villages. Your tour guide will give you an intimate tour so you can learn more about the daily life of the locals, and have the opportunity to ask any questions you like.
In the evening you will visit Phare, The Cambodian Circus, which tells uniquely Cambodian tales using modern circus arts and high energy music, touching on themes strong in Cambodian traditions, ethos and spirit. The performances mix theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, fire and contortion with an explosion of virtuosity and sensitivity. During the hour-long shows, the Phare performers share their emotions and excitement, blowing the audience away with their integrity and power.
Day 5: Flight to Phnom Penh & romantic sunset cruise
Today the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh awaits you, travelling in comfort by plane of course! The city is in progress of becoming a modern metropolis, yet retaining much of its majestic and romantic old world charm. You will stay in the majestic Palace Gate hotel, a new luxury hotel situated in the heart of the thriving and lively capital city of the Kingdom of Wonder. The hotel is located adjacent to the splendours of the Royal Palace. How often do you encounter a hotel where your neighbours are Royalty? The perfect place for you to continue your honeymoon.
Late afternoon you will be given the wonderful opportunity to experience a completely different view of Phnom Penh’s beautiful skyline. Embarking on a cruise on the mighty Mekong River, you will get a close view of the traditional villages opposite the modern skyscrapers, before turning back towards the city and, hopefully, watch an unforgettable sunset as you sip on a cocktail.
Day 6: A Tour through the City
In the morning, a traditional Khmer Cyclo (bicycle powered tuk-tuk) will take you to the Royal Palace, where you can admire the spectacular ancient Khmer architecture. Afterwards you will visit Wat Phnom, where the name Phnom Penh derives from. This pagoda stands on a 35 meter high hill surrounded by trees where monkeys play in the shade. Afterwards you will ride by tuk-tuk to the Genocide Museum of Tuol Sleng, before continuing to Choeung Ek, better known as Killing Fields, where thousands of people were tortured and buried in mass graves. While disturbing, these sites offer you an insight into the country’s troubled past, enabling you to understand more about how far the wonderful people of this country have come.
Day 7: Royal Spa Experience
After so much excitement you deserve a restful day. Relax at the pools and enjoy each other’s company.
A special face and body treatment, which combines all elements of the perfect spa experience awaits for you. Enjoy a mineral salt scrub to exfoliate and nourish dry skin and indulge in the authentic Khmer massage which helps to restore energy levels, relive muscle tension and relax the mind and body with a heated herbal compress. The treatment will end with a relaxing facial.
A romantic dinner will be served at the famous Cuts Restaurant, located atop the Rosewood hotel, the highest restaurant in Phnom Penh. It offers magnificent vistas of Phnom Penh and a stunning view of the mighty Mekong River as it meanders through the city. Cuts combines top of the range dishes served in a relaxed, stylish dining room, ensuring your great dinner in Phnom Penh will be one to remember.
Day 8: Seeking adventure
After a delicious and relaxing breakfast, you will leave the hustle and bustle of the capital behind you as you prepare yourself for something really quite different. The scenery will change as you leave the city behind you, gradually becoming higher and more varied. After around three hours you will arrive at Trapeang Rung lodge, located in the shadow of the Elephant and Cardamom mountains. Here you and your loved one will be able to have some time to take in the beautiful scenery over a coffee. You can freshen up at the lodge’s comfortable lounge and enjoy lunch before embarking on a spectacular one hour trip on the Preak Tachan River. You will see some of Cambodia’s beautiful countryside from a unique vantage point before arriving at your accommodation for the next for days, the special, unique and fabulous Cardamom Tented Camp. Here you will have time to settle into your comfortable safari-style glamping tent, full of all the amenities you would expect from a good hotel room, before enjoying a fabulous dinner deep in the heart of the Cambodian countryside at the riverside restaurant where you can relax with a drink as the sun sets over Botum Sakor. After dinner you will return to your tent where you will be able to refuel and ‘glamp’ under the stars, immersed within nature.
Day 9: The Indiana Jones feeling
After waking up refreshed to the natural sounds of the countryside, you will enjoy an early breakfast to fuel you up for the day. After breakfast Wildlife Alliance Rangers will you, along with an English speaking guide, to embark on patrol over a network of abandoned poaching and logging trails through the dense forest. During the hike you can keep your eyes peeled for fabulous native wildlife wild life, like Macaque, Gibbon or Hornbill. The half day trip will stop by the Ranger Station, where confiscated snares, traps and improvised hunting rifles are on display, giving you a grizzly insight into poaching. After taking lunch at the station, you can take a Kayak and tour down the river and back to camp. This will give you a truly unique view of how life ion this remote area operates as well as allowing you to experience such a wonderful close to nature experience with the possibility of seeing some of Cambodia’s beautiful wildlife. Alternatively, the more energetic amongst you can take a hike back, immersing yourself into the jungle more and more, experiencing a fabulous feeling of being far away from civilization and so close to nature. Whichever choice you make, you will t deserve your delicious dinner back at camp; enjoy the locally inspired delicacies as you reflect on what was a fabulous day,
Day 10: It's all on you
Today, you and your loved one can do exactly as you please, the way a honey moon should be! Enjoy a slow breakfast with tea or coffee followed by a leisurely romantic boat ride looking for wildlife along the Preak Tachan. In the early morning (and sometimes in the evenings) we often hear the powerful whooping of Gibbons which can send a shiver down the spine of even the most hardened traveler. There are a number of short trails starting at the lodge, perfect for exploring on your and at your own pace, stopping and admiring whenever you want. Alternatively you can just relax on the floating pier on the Preak Tachan River with binoculars at hand hoping to spot one of the large variety of beautiful birds in the area such as the gorgeous green peafowl or the colorful Great Hornbill. A delicious lunch will be served at the riverside restaurant before you have to make another arduous choice! You have the exciting opportunity to embark on another longer trek, more challenging trek. This gives you a deeper experience of nature and a further and better chance to view wildlife you may have missed so far. Alternatively you can visit one of our wildlife hides and sit quietly to see if anything will wander by, minding its own business. You even have the option to take some Khmer cooking lessons where you can learn how the spices and herbs are mixed together to provide the unique taste of Khmer cuisine. Today, it is all on you! Whatever choice you make, there is no doubt it will be one you will always remember. Tonight you will have your farewell meal to this unique and ideal honey moon location. Perhaps not a traditional honeymoon spot, but certainly a magical one!
Day 11: From the jungle to the pristine beach of Koh Rong
After a final breakfast in the mountains you will have the chance for one last river trip as you head back to Trapeang Rung, before heading off on the road to road to Sre Ambel and then to the coastal town of Sihanoukville on your way to one of the most pristine tropical island beaches on the amazing Koh Rong, also home to exotic waterfalls and wonderful hilltop views. After travelling by car and boat you will arrive at a 5 star luxury resort where you can experience the beauty and calm of an island paradise. From strolls along the beach, sunbathing on the golden sand or swimming in the crystal clear waters, arriving here will show that Cambodia really does have it all!
Day 12: Relaxing at the beach
Enjoy a beautiful day at the beach and do exactly as much as you feel like.
Day 13: Relaxing at the beach
Enjoy a beautiful day at the beach and do exactly as much as you feel like.
Day 14: The end & the start of a new chapter!
This trip is sure to have given you so many fantastic and romantic memories. Unfortunately, all good things come to and end, and a private transferwill take you to Sihanoukville Airport for your flight to Siem Reap to catch your flight back home.
We know that this trip will have provided you with and amazing start to your married life and we wishing you much love, joy & happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life!