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 yourself? 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 story?
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!
Days : 8
Price : From AED 2,827*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 3 - Average
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Meet Your CEO and Group
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
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
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
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
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 Phare's stellar performances. Included Activities: Phare Circus Workshop Longboat Race Training Phare - The Cambodian Circus
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
Depart at anytime. Included Activities: Departure Day
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights