"A holiday is the means to an adventure"
We’ve got you covered from when you set foot in Cambodia on the airport apron to when you leave again. We’ll whisk you through immigration to your Indochine Exploration host for the holiday.
There are many hotels in Siem Reap ranging from uber-exclusive to simply comfortable. We prefer those that give a sense of place, whichever you choose its a short ride from the airport.
The Temples of Angkor, The Tonle Sap Lake, The Kulen Hills, and the Cambodian Countryside, and adventure beckons. But if you need a bit of R&R there’s a lot to do in Siem Reap, the rest of Cambodia for that matter.
Restaurants & Galleries, coffee shops and cocktail bars, local markets & pagodas, we’d be happy to organize a Siem Reap Stroll finishing at one of our favourite restaurants for lunch. Or more focused look at Cambodia’s contemporary art scene through the galleries and exhibitions on show.
Whether a light kayak, an adventurous mountain bike ride, or a gutsy hike, we have the adventure level for you. Look out for the symbols as you browse adventures.
1/2 day kayaking adventures are an exciting alternative to the temples even for families with young children and a lovely way to explore the unique environment of the Tonle Sap Great Lake at a gentle pace.
Get Your Bearings
Jungle villages, the great lake, sacred mountains and ancient ruins. These are the settings for Indochine-ex Adventures.
From Cambodia's Beating Heart...
Cambodia (about the size of the UK), in the centre of Indochina, is separated from it’s neighbours Thailand, Laos and Vietnam by mountains and sea. The country is bisected by the mighty Mekong River, which feeds the huge Tonle Sap Great Lake. Like the pulse of a beating heart, water from the Mekong surges into the lake bringing water, fish and life to the countryside.
...Through Forested Temple Cities...
It is no accident that the temples of Angkor are situated on the Northern edge of this vast lake in the 400 kilometre-squared Angkor Park. The forested temple cities of Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm lie within the Angkor Park. Siem Reap, the town closest to Angkor was once a sleepy village beside a river. It is now a bustling tourist town serving millions of visitors who come to see these great wonders of the world.
...And Into Surrounding Countryside
The surrounding countryside offers rice paddy fields, towering palm trees and stilted wooden villages. The open expanse of the Tonle Sap Lake and the ribbon of flooded forest and fishing villages round its edges. The mysterious Kulen Hills, the birthplace of the Angkorian Empire harbours ancient statues and lost temples hidden in the jungle.
A few of Nick and The Team’s adventures.
In Search of a White Elephant Our quest for the day was to find Boeung P’Rieng, a lake amidst flooded forests on the edge of The Great Tonle Sap that is subsumed when the back flow begins and the water levels in the lake rise. Previous attempts had started in much the...read more
Background The rise and fall of the Angkorian Empire, which lasted 500 years from the 9th to 14th century, was centered in what is now Siem Reap Province, around its greatest monument Angkor Wat. A population of a million in an area of 1000 km2 serviced the empire and...read more
NEW KHMER ARCHITECTURE Architecture was part of a new exuberant and modernistic Khmer movement encouraged by King Sihanouk and expressed in music, dance, film and architecture, not seen in neighboring parts of Indochina when Cambodia gained independence in 1953. The...read more
INDOCHINEEX & Smiling Albino
Indochineex is delighted to partner with Smiling Albino in Cambodia. As partners we offer the exhilarating adventures that Indochineex is renowned for together with the exemplary service synonymous with Smiling Albino.