Classic: Cambodian Water Festival and Longboat Race (AOWF)

Countries Visited: Cambodia
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 17. During the celebration your group may join other G groups in the area for some activities with a max of 51.
    Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Join a longboat crew and take part in the Bon Om Touk race, Learn about the history of the festival from monks, Explore the Angkor Wat temple complex, Enjoy a full day of cycling to Banteay Srei, Celebrate with your teammates after the big race!

    Every year, Cambodia parties for three solid days along the Tonle Sap River to celebrate the end of the rainy season. Millions of people turn up every year to hear bands, eat ak ambok (a traditional Khmer rice dish), and cheer on the longboat racers during Bon Om Touk. But why merely attend the festival when you could be a part of it yourselfs On this tour, you'll get the chance to join a longboat crew and take part in the race itself, as well as meet with monks, explore ancient temples by bike, and soak up one of those legendary Tonle Sap sunsets. How's that for an unbeatable travel storys
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    8 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1Siem ReapDay 1 Siem Reap
    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Siem ReapDay 2 Siem Reap (1B, 1L)
    Visit the community and temple your team is supporting in the big race. Meet with the local monks and learn more about the meaning behind the festival. Enjoy a walk around the community and lunch at the training restaurant. Included Activities: Bon Om Touk Village Visit Meal at New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
    Day 3Siem ReapDay 3 Siem Reap (1B)
    Enjoy a guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the floating villages of the Tonle Sap with a free afternoon. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour
    Day 4Siem ReapDay 4 Siem Reap (1B, 1L)
    Enjoy a full day cycling tour to Banteay Srei, stopping by the Landmine Museum en route. Included Activities: Banteay Srei Cycling Tour and Landmine Museum Visit
    Day 5Siem ReapDay 5 Siem Reap (1B)
    Get in some practice with your teammates during a morning longboat training session. The rest of the day is free to spend exploring, shopping, or relaxing. Included Activities: Longboat Race Training
    Day 6Siem ReapDay 6 Siem Reap (1B, 1D)
    Begin the day with a longboat training. In the afternoon, test out your circus skills during a fun-filled workshop with the performers of Phare. After a group dinner, head into the tent to watch one of Phares stellar performances. Included Activities: Phare - The Cambodian Circus Phare Circus Workshop Longboat Race Training
    Day 7Siem ReapDay 7 Siem Reap
    Four local drivers and a CEO will be part of your longboat team, ensuring everyone is safe and staying on course. Included Activities: Cambodian Water Festival and Longboat Race
    Day 8Siem ReapDay 8 Siem Reap (1B)
    Depart at anytime. Included Activities: Departure Day

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