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Time at leisure:
In case you have some time at leisure whilst in Cambodia, we have outlined a few excursions you may want to arrange locally. Also see our exciting selection of tours in Cambodia.
Wildlife Rescue Centre (Phnom Penh)
A fascinating attraction beyond the city limits is Phnom Tamao's Wildlife Rescue Centre. With the help of the Wildlife Alliance the centre has rescued more than 45,000 live animals from poachers and traders, and cares for a vast array of rescued wildlife - from elephants and tigers to gibbons, sun bears,and endangered tropical birds. For a behind-the-scenes insight into the work of the Wildlife Alliance team, it is possible to arrange a full-day with the volunteers at Phnom Tamao for a close encounter with some of Cambodia's rarest wildlife.
Zip-lining (Siem Reap)
If you have half a day spare in Siem Reap and and fancy an adrenaline rush, then why not try the "Flight of the Gibbon - Angkor", the only zipline eco-adventure canopy tour in Cambodia. The course includes ten zip lines, tree-platforms, sky-bridges, an abseil to finish and some actual gibbons in-situ, which will be released into the wild after they get used to their new home. The longest zipline is 300 metres and you will find yourself about
50 metres off the forest floor as you pass through the treetops.
Quad biking (Siem Reap)
The latest craze in Siem Reap is the Quad Bike which allows you to explore the countryside around the famous temples. Riding one of these bikes is a fun way to explore the villages, rice paddies and temples of Siem Reap Province and get a real insight into this beautiful country and its friendly people. The rides on offer range from a relaxing sunset tour, to an adventurous 2-day ride to the remote temple of Koh Ker.
We have also outlined a few suggestions for evening entertainment. Your guide will be on hand to assist with making the any bookings and advising on transportation to the venue.
Circus (Battambang & Siem Reap)
There are circus performances in both Battambang and Siem Reap in “Big Top” tents with high level juggling, trapeze, contortion and acrobatics, and a story that unfurls itself throughout the performance. In Battambang the performance is twice-weekly on Monday & Thursday, whilst in Siem Reap it is a daily event which can be accompanied by a delicious three-course dinner.
Cambodian Living Arts (Phnom Penh)
Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization that provides a springboard for emerging arts professionals, stages cultural performances several nights a week in high season at the National Museum in Phnom Penh. The performances include a Classical Dance Show, Cambodian Opera and Passage of Life Theatre. Please refer to their website cambodianlivingarts.org for up to date performance schedules. The cost of a ticket on the door is US$15, and offers a chance to see the country’s best emerging talent demonstrate their abilities on stage, as well as providing a great insight into Khmer culture.
Apsara Show (Siem Reap)
Apsara is the classical Khmer dance created by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in the mid-20th century. Several hotels in Siem Reap stage classical dance shows with dinner, which normally include the four traditional Khmer genres: Apsara Dance, Masked Dance, Shadow Theatre and Folk Dance. Our recommended places to take in a show are the Apsara Theatre (at Angkor Village Hotel), The Dining Room (at Residence d’Angkor) and FouNan (at The Samar Villas).
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