Cambodian Water Festival and Longboat Race
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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, youll 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. Hows that for an unbeatable travel story?

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166893
  • Starts: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Finishes: Siem Reap, Cambodia
You will Visit
  • Siem Reap



Day 1: Siem Reap

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Siem Reap (1B, 1L)

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


Day 3: Siem Reap (1B)

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


Day 4: Siem Reap (1B, 1L)

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


Day 5: Siem Reap (1B)

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


Day 6: Siem Reap (1B, 1D)

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


Day 7: Siem Reap

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


Day 8: Siem Reap (1B)

Depart at anytime.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Village visit
    • Angkor Wat guided tour
    • Banteay Srei cycling tour and Landmine Museum visit
    • Phare Circus Workshop
    • Phare Circus performance
    • Longboat race training and team gear
    • Cambodian Water Festival and Longboat Race
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    • Tuk-tuk, cycling, longboat
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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!