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Unique Vacations in Cambodia’s Outdoors

Cambodian adventure travel holidays have been slowly gaining popularity in the last few decades. This south Asian country has seen an extremely rich and colorful history, which has left an indelible imprint upon it’s people and their heritage. Angkor Wat Temple, its most fabled site and the adjoining Angkor Archaeological Park, are the most prominent examples of this heritage, but the Cambodian landscape offers adventure travelers a wealth of opportunities – the provinces of Siem Reap, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear afford a gateway to Cambodia’s rich history, with their temples and shrines. The Mekong lowlands which Include the areas Of Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Thom and Kratie and extend to the beaches and islands in the elephant and Cardamom mountain regions in the west are another great area for explorers. For those seeking excitement and adventure there are plenty of heart stopping, pulse racing activities that Cambodia has on offer.

Cambodia is a very verdant country, and has several thousand acres of virgin wilderness, especially at the base of the Cardamom Mountains. These forests, though once the hub of dangerous Khmer Rouge activity, are now the den of less militant life forms, like the flying squirrel, the gawking monkey, and the elephant. In order to prevent the rapid erosion of the forest land by illegal poachers and the villagers who live on its fringes, the Cambodian government has introduced several guided excursions into the heart of Cambodian Cardamom forests, which enable outsiders to get a unique view of this country, and provide gainful employment to the locals. On these trips, the intrepid traveler will trek through tropical trees, braving the damp and leeches, to encounter every type and size of fauna – the wood spider, the rhino, the boar, and of course, the Asiatic elephant. On the way, trekkers will view occasional roaring waterfalls and picturesque bamboo huts at the forest fringes, while enjoying meals typical of the region – traditional rice and meat wrapped in bamboo leaves.

Cycle tours- If the quirks of nature are not your cup of tea another great Cambodian adventure outdoors is a cycling tour across the country. An activity geared to the entire family and individuals of all ages, this is a wonderful way of experiencing the untainted beauty of rural Cambodia, joining in with other cyclers and, staying at local taverns en route. As well, you’ll have the chance to see Cambodian artisans at work and acquire hand-made handicrafts and textile typical of the region as you travel along the countryside

Rafting and mountain biking – are popular on the mountainous northwest Cambodian regions and the Mekong River. Biking up the hillsides or rafting in the steamy streams are part and parcel of activities that go hand in hand in this region in an area unlike any found in the west.

After strenuous activity and adventure, birdwatchers will appreciate the Prek Toa Bird Sanctuary on the banks of Tonle Sap Lake, and home to large waterbirds and fowl. Kratie River is great place for rest and relaxation, as well as the place to spot the Irrawady Dolphins. Additionally, Cambodian beaches offer plenty of leisure activities to end a great adventure travel holiday in Cambodia.

3 Family Adventures to Bring You Closer Together

Family adventures to bring you closer together is a great way to help bond and catch up. It’s easy to for your relationships to get a little lost in the confusing bustle of everyday life with work, school, cell phones, computers, and all of the other screens that tend to occupy our time. The three ideas below should help you learn a bit more about each other as well as have some fun new memories to look back on in the future.

A mystery dinner theatre type of event is fun, adventurous, easy to do locally, and a great option if you’re not looking to go outdoors. Typically you go to a dinner with a group of people and some actors and try to solve a murder mystery, there will be clues given to you as you go.

A weekend, or a week, in the outdoors camping might be just what you need. There are a variety of activities for you to do together, such as kayaking, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, or board games at a picnic table. End the days around the campfire talking or reading spooky stories or playing more board games (try games like Apples to Apples to get you all talking) and hopefully by the end of the trip you’ll all have caught up on your lives as of late.

Towable tubes are inflatable tubes that are towed behind a boat. The ride is a lot like what you’d expect on a roller coaster, it starts off slow but as the boat takes off the tube picks up speed and soon you’re zipping around on the water having a fast, fun, amazing ride of your life. They have ones for solo riders, but for family adventures you probably want to look at ones that can hold multiple riders, they can hold anywhere from one to a dozen riders so you can find the one that works best for your group.