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Rural Homestay/Rain forest/jungle suggestions

Posted by echobeach on 25/7/2012 at 02:27

Hello, I have my first trip to cambodia coming up in September.

I have three weeks to explore but decided to stay in fewer places and explore in depth. I am a photographer and will spend 9 days in and around Siem Reap trying to capture Angkor.

I have also booked a 5 night stay in Phnom Penh before flying out to Bangkok for my return flight.

It is the height of the wet season and beaches do not appeal and have been searching for a more rural , quiet rainforest, trekking, adventure sort of stay for the remaining 6 days. i found Rainbow Lodge but the logistics and WET make it a long haul trip for a few days. i also found an ideal home stay close to Takeo but they do not take single travellers and are closed for most of September.

So any suggestions ? Anywhere in Western cambodia and easy access from Siem Reap ? Quiet, jungle experience, hiking options, lack of major tourism ,

Thanks, phil

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Posted by echobeach on 25/7/2012 at 02:30

Adds it was The Village Breeze Home stay that is partially closed and not accepting single traveller bookings in September .

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Posted by MADMAC on 25/7/2012 at 02:46

You might want to check this thread. I think this lady stayed there as alone.

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Posted by echobeach on 5/8/2012 at 03:11

Hehe thats the place that is closed to singles during September.

Has decided to stay in Siem Reap for two weeks. As a photographer then will have lots of time to photograph temples and everything. Is looking for interesting tours out of Siem Reap. Any suggestions ?

Dirt Bike tours, cycling, hiking. it is the height of the wet season so what is possible. still looking,


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Posted by wildlifelover on 5/9/2012 at 00:56

That sounds like you are coming in a a bit wrong time to explore the countries in Asia.
The height of the wet season causes you not to get the most out of the country of Cambodia as you wish. Beaches, Temples and Trekking seem like they are not appealed.

If you are coming in November, you will definitely worth to discover those kinds of stuff you want. You can either take the most wonderful shots of the temples, relax on the lovely beaches, or do the exclusive gibbon spotting trek in the Northern of the country.

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Posted by echobeach on 5/9/2012 at 08:23

Hello and thanks. i have decided to concentrate on Siem Reap and Phnom Penh but I will probably be back in 2013 sometime for a dirt biking trip and a trekking holiday to the North East.

Has two weeks in Siem Reap but can easily fill those two weeks with a more relaxed photography experience.

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