Guide to Cambodia rafting holidays

Nov 25, 2013 BY AWE365 Team

Cambodia has emerged in recent years as one of the go-to places in South East Asia. Emerging from the horrors of its war years, the country is definitely on the up and building a strong tourist industry which makes the most of its many natural attractions. Cambodia’s adventure travel industry is on the rise, and it includes white water rafting.

Cambodia rafting holidays Flickr image by Dave_B_

It’s a fairly flat country, so Cambodia white water rafting is not of the big thrills and spills variety. Instead, it’s a chance to splash about, have some fun and improve your skills. One of the most attractive places to raft in Cambodia is around the little town of Kampot, on the river of the same name. It’s a laid-back, welcoming place with some gentle rapids nearby where you can raft. Locals love it there as much as tourists…

Cambodia’s most famous river is the Mekong. It rises in the jungle-covered gorges of Laos and then begins to flatten and widen as it flows through Cambodia and out towards Vietnam. For most of its journey through Cambodia, you won’t see much white water. But at the border area, close to Laos’ Si Phan Don, you’ll find bubbling rapids and waterfalls as the river runs over rocks and forms narrow channels. It’s a fascinating place to raft, with gorgeous scenery everywhere you look. If you fancy trying something new, hop in a kayak and explore the calm, other-worldly wetlands that the rapids run into.

A Cambodia white water rafting trip is a fantastic way to get to know some forgotten corners of an incredible country. It’s only going to get more popular – get there now before everyone else catches on.

Asia, Cambodia, Mekong River, South East Asia
Whitewater (Rapids)
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