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Cambodia Travel Tour Highlights
Begin in Phnom Penh where you’ll discover the city’s spectacular architecture from 20th century French-colonial influences to the New Khmer architecture of the 1950’s and 60’s. The best way to explore the chaotic lanes is by cyclo. As you pedal through the streets, your guide will bring the architecture to life. Then, in Siem Reap, you’ll thoroughly explore the mystical forest temples by foot or bike, from dawn till dusk. Some will be virtually empty, while others will be bustling. Follow crumbling, misty walkways as the sun rises, then view the majestic temples at sunset from a leisurely boat ride through the moat of Angkor Thom. Your journey will end with four nights with Wildlife Alliance in the Cardamom Mountains. You’ll connect with reformed poachers and illegal loggers who now dedicate their lives to patrolling the rainforest. Between ranger-led hikes—on the lookout for illegal activity—you’ll visit family farms, learn about the Cardamom Forest Protection Alliance and Community Agriculture Development Project, kayak, bike, and dine at Cambodia’s best roadside restaurants. All while staying in Cambodia’s most stunning and sustainable properties.
This trip is part of S.A.F.E. (Safeguarding A Future for Africa’s Elephants), a travel industry campaign by The Bodhi Tree Foundation launched in January 2014 in response to the alarming rise of elephant poach-ing for ivory in Africa. Its mission is to mobilize and unite the travel community to raise awareness, educate travelers and provide critical support to field-level elephant conservation projects throughout Africa and Asia.
Feel good knowing 10% of the proceeds of this trip will go towards Wildlife Alliance’s goals to provide ranger support for protection of elephants and habitat in one of the last seven elephant corridors in the Cardamom mountains. Grant provides aerial monitoring, equipment and suppliers for patrols and legal services to prosecute traffickers and illegal loggers.