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See Angkor Wat from the Air

September 3, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under:

Down in Cambodia’s sleepy south coast, travelers can now undertake some new challenges and do rock climbing, Via Ferrata (a protected climbing route employing a fixed steel cable), caving and abseiling (also called rappelling). Travelers might not think of Cambodia as much of a climbing destination, but things are changing fast for those looking for something a bit different in Cambodia.

There are programs with different degrees of difficulty. All programs are safe and held to international standards. For travelers not familiar with climbing but looking to try something adventurous, we recommend the half-day program involving rope climbing, Via Ferrata, and abseiling. There are easy ascents and descents for beginners to learn skills and gain confidence. At the end is a caving tour with guidelines through an unforgettable maze of corridors and chambers.

In northern Cambodia at Ratanakiri, another adventure awaits as your travelers access this part of Cambodia from the 4,000 Islands in Laos to Stung Treng and then on to Banglung in Ratanakiri Province. This unique trip through the tropical jungle involves a local boat ride and cycling through the forest.

Continuing this adventure, guests can also experience an evening hike using headlamps to find loris and other night creatures. After sleeping overnight in a hammock, travelers will get up before sunrise to take a morning walk to the gibbon spotting area in a clearing at the edge of the forest. Seeing a gibbon family and hearing their siren-like vocals echoing around the forest is an enchanting experience. Taking a walk in the forest you can also see the gibbons swinging up high in the forest canopy. Visitors may also spot a red-shanked douc langur, one of the most striking primates in the world. While in Ratanakiri, travelers will have a chance to visit a local Lao community.

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Back in Siem Reap, the alternative way for daring travelers to experience Angkor Wat is from the sky. In the spirit of true adventure a new way of seeing the temples from a hot air balloon is now available. From the higher perspective, visitors can hover over the World Heritage Site to see temple buildings laid out precisely on invisible grid lines as well as the floating villages, shimmering rice paddies and distinct kapok trees of the countryside. This is certainly one very different way to appreciate Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

For more information and booking requests, please contact [email protected].

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