Elephants & Angkor
Siem Reap

Elephants & Angkor

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Become a trunk traveller and really explore under the skin of Siem Reap. To most visitors, Siem Reap is a stop-off to allow a visit to Angkor Wat. To those who are prepared to stick around a little longer, Siem Reap is overflowing with fascinating and life-changing activities. 

Let us steer you through ancient history, explore jungles and elephants, discover the customs and culture of the Khmer empire, feast on culinary delights and so much more. Each day is packed with fascinating activities so that you can leave Siem Reap having not missed a thing.

This is an experience like no other. In line with our ethical and responsible travel charter, by joining us you are directly aiding in the sustainability of local NGO projects and helping to secure a safe and healthy future for many of Cambodia’s recently rescued elephants. 

Travel that genuinely helps, that’s trunk!


DAY 1 – Arrival in to Siem Reap international airport. Pick up and transfer to your chosen hotel

DAY 2 – Morning orientation followed by a full day Siem Reap town tour. Dinner on Tonle Sap lake

DAY 3 – Visit Angkor Wat for sunrise and a tour of the temples. Free afternoon to rest and recover

DAY 4 – Culture tour and learning about the work of international and local NGOs in the town

DAY 5 – Full day tour to visit the elephants at the Kulen Elephant Sanctuary

DAY 6 – Half day easy bicycle tour of the countryside, farms and villages of Siem Reap

DAY 7 – Final morning group breakfast before saying sad farewells

ARRIVAL AIRPORT – Siem Reap International Airport (Code: REP)

DEPARTURE AIRPORT – Siem Reap International Airport (Code: REP)

DURATION – 7 days / 6 nights

ACCOMMODATION – Choose from 5-star or 3-star


Meals Included: Dinner

Sue-sa-day and welcome to the wonderful town of Siem Reap! On arrival at Siem Reap International Airport (airport code: REP) our team will be waiting to meet you and to transfer you in traditional style to your chosen hotel.

Once we have collected everybody and you’ve had chance to freshen up, we’ll meet up and head to a wonderful restaurant in the town to enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner and a few drinks where we’ll all get to know each other a little better.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today begins with a group orientation where our team will run through with you more details about the daily plan and answer any questions you may have. We’ll introduce you to the culture and the customs of Cambodia and the Khmer people. Cambodia can bring on slight culture shock at the start but once you understand how this country operates and what they’ve had to overcome in recent history, you’ll fall in love with Cambodia as much as we have.

From here we’ll head out to explore the town, point out places of particular interest, and really show you underneath the skin of this buzzing little town.
This evening we’ll take a quick trip to the shore of Asia’s largest lake, Tonle Sap, and enjoy a sunset dinner aboard a boat.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today starts early, but it’s very much worth it, as we head to the incredible temple complex at Angkor Wat. Discovered just 50 years ago, these temples were constructed over 1,000 years ago before being consumed by an eager and hungry jungle. Now one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest man-made religious buildings on the planet, it’s no wonder Angkor Wat is the winner of the number one tourist destination on the planet every year!

We’ll explore several of the very best temples before lunch and then we’ll return to our hotel where you can relax around the pool or head to one of the town’s many excellent spas to recover from your early morning.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following breakfast we’ll be exploring behind the scenes of Cambodia’s culture and paying a visit to a few of the local and international NGOs who dedicate their lives to helping secure a brighter future. We’ll learn more about the work they do, who they help, how they achieve their goals and their sustainability issues. This will give you an incredible insight into the town and the people and when you leave Siem Reap you’ll be experts on the culture and the customs.

This evening, as a celebration of how far you’ve come, we’re heading to the world-famous Phare Circus for dinner and to enjoy the award-winning show. Phrae Circus has produced many artists who have since gone on to appear in shows by Cirque du Soleil, amongst others.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When asked which was your number one highlight of your time in Siem Reap, you are genuinely going to struggle and this is one experience that will definitely be amongst the front runners.

Located around 1 hour from Siem Reap lies the new elephant sanctuary at Kulen. We’ll spend a full day here gently trekking through the forest to locate the elephants and studying them in their true, natural habitat. This is genuinely an unforgettable experience and throughout your time here you can relax in the knowledge that by being here you’re directly helping to secure a safe, happy and healthy future for these wonderful animals. Oh, and we’ll even have a picnic lunch in the jungle!


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following yesterdays incredible experience you’ll need time to recover so that you can really take in what you witnessed. So today we’ll be taking a leisurely bicycle ride through the surrounding countryside of Siem Reap. We’ll see a different side to Siem Reap as we pedal through country lanes and experience traditional life, learn about the rice paddies, sample tasty snacks and connect with the locals.

On our return to our hotel we’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant before we return to our hotel in time to rest up, enjoy the pool one more time and begin to pack for tomorrow.

This evening will be our final group dinner so we’ll make it one to remember and perhaps a couple of beers on the infamous Pub Street in the central town.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Sadly, this morning will be our final breakfast so regardless of which accommodation you’ve chosen, we will all feast together. This will give us time for those final group photos, swapping contact details, hugs and hi-5’s before we all go our separate ways.

Your guide will be around to help with any onward travel you might need help planning, and of course, to ensure you’ve not forgotten your passport!


At trunk we only support elephant and wildlife projects with genuine, achievable and sustainable goals and methods. Kulen meets every single one of those directives and we are proud to be associated with the excellent work they are doing.

Since elephant treks were outlawed around the Angkor Wat region, the work being completed here has had a major impact on how elephants are used and looked after in Cambodia and the genuine hope is that more elephant owners will retire their elephants here. In addition to the excellent care, they also hope to pioneer a successful breeding campaign to re-populate the elephant population in the Kingdom. There are so many wonderful projects taking place here and by joining you will have the opportunity to learn these first hand.


BOREI ANGKOR RESORT & SPA – 5 Star Private Twin-shared Rooms, including daily breakfast

This upscale resort is just over a mile from the 10th-century Banteay Srei temple and just 8 miles from Siem Reap International Airport.

Featuring silks and dark wood furnishings, the polished rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and terraces. All offer rainfall showers, minifridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add whirlpool tubs and living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.

There are 2 refined restaurants, 2 bars, and an open-air eatery offering cultural performances. There’s also a hot tub, and an outdoor pool with a poolside bistro. Other amenities consist of a day spa, a salon and a gym.

LUB.D HOTEL – 3 Star Private Twin-shared Rooms, including daily breakfast

Amid eateries near the Siem Reap River, this breezy hotel / hostel is just 8 miles from Siem Reap international airport walk from a bus stop and a just a 10-minute walk from the bustling Angkor Night Market.

Private rooms feature en-suite facilities, plus smart TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. 

Airy, streamlined mixed with colorful decor feature free Wi-Fi, lockers and shared bathrooms. 

There’s an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, plus a cafe, a game room and a lounge. Other amenities include a business center and guest laundry facilities.


US$ 1,660 / £1,275 – Angkor Hotel & Spa, just

US$ 1,175 / £895 – 3-star twin-shared room at the incredible Lub.d Hotel 

Visa Details

To enter Cambodia all foreign visitors are required to obtain a visa. This can be done either online (recommended) or at the airport on arrival. The current cost for a 30-day Tourist Visa is just $36 and the online application can be made here – https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ – this is the official visa application of the government of the Kingdom of  Cambodia. Please be aware there are scam websites, so we do recommend using this site only for your application.

If you would rather purchase the visa at the airport on arrival you will need to complete an application form on arrival. You will need to include 1 x passport photo and the cost is $30.

BOOKING TERMS: To confirm your place on the tour we require a deposit of £100 ($130). This can be paid through direct transfer or PayPal. Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable with express written consent from the bookings team at trunk.

  • We require the outstanding balance to be received no later than 6 weeks before your chosen start date.
  • Minimum age of travellers is 17 years old unless accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older
  • All travellers are expected to purchase their own travel and medical insurance prior to entering Cambodia.
  • Whilst we do our best to cater for all dietary requirements, we can only do this with advance notice. If you have any dietary requirements, please ensure that you inform the bookings team.
  • We are not responsible for the outcome of any visa applications or your entry into the Kingdom of Cambodia.



  • 5-star hotel – Just $1,295 (£1,035)
  • 3-star hotel – Just $895 (£716)

** The above costs are based on two people travelling together, sharing a twin or double room

Single Supplement

  • 5-star hotel – Just $300 (£240)
  • 3-star hotel – Just $125 (£100)


Siem Reap International Airport (Code: REP)


Siem Reap International Airport (Code: REP)


7 days / 6 nights

Minimum Age

  • Solo travellers, 17 years old
  • 6 years old if traveling with an adult or parent

Group Size

Maximum 12 people


  • Fully guided by English speaking local expert
  • In-depth pre-departure information
  • All accommodation in your choice of 3 or 5 star accommodation
  • All transport throughout the experience in a variety of vehicles
  • All meals; 6 x breakfasts, 5 x lunches, 6 x dinners
  • Full day elephant experience with our friends at the Kulen Elephant Sanctuary
  • Sunrise trip to the incredible Angkor Wat including transport and entrance pass
  • Full day tour of Siem Reap town and Tonle Sap lake
  • Full day, easy level, bicycle tour of the surrounding villages of Siem Reap
  • Dinner and show at the world-famous Phare Circus
  • Final morning group breakfast

Arrival Dates


  • NOVEMBER 7th and 21st
  • DECEMBER 5th and 12th


  • JANUARY 9th and 23rd
  • FEBRUARY 6th and 20th
  • MARCH 6th and 20th
  • APRIL 3rd and 24th
  • MAY 1st and 15th
  • JUNE 5th and 19th
  • JULY 3rd and 10th
  • AUGUST 7th and 21st
  • SEPTEMBER 4th and 18th
  • OCTOBER 2nd and 16th
  • NOVEMBER 6th and 20th
  • DECEMBER 4th and 11th

* All dates are on a Saturday

Looking for something else?

Here at trunk we are constantly striving to help more and more ethical locations. If you know of any such project that needs more support, please let us know and we will happily reach out to them.