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  • 7 nights accommodation
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Lady at Angkor

Lady at Angkor

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Discover Angkor

Discover Angkor

Discover Phnom Penh

Discover Phnom Penh

 

Highlights of Cambodia

This Highlights of Cambodia Itinerary focuses on the two main destinations in Cambodia - Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Begin the trip in Cambodia's lively capital city Phnom Penh, with its wide French designed boulevards, riverside promenade, bustling markets and plentiful sights inlcuding the Killing Fields.

From Phnom Penh journey northwards by car to Kampong Cham for a taste of what awaits further north at Angkor.

Enjoy a stop at the spider market in Skuon and try a deep freid tarantula if you dare.

At Siem Reap explore the incredible temples of Angkor, one of the most spectacular sights in Asia with the ruins of the ancient Khmer capital emerging from the Cambodian Jungle.

Spend 3 nights in Siem Reap with two full days to explore the temples.

Inclusions

  • International flights from the UK
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All airport transfers by private car
  • Private car, driver and guide on excursions
  • Entrance Fees

Accommodation

  • 3 nights Phnom Penh
  • 1 night Kampong Thom
  • 3 nights Siem Reap

Excursions

  • Full day tour of Phnom Penh
  • Half day tour of Killing Fields
  • Kampong Cham Tour
  • Full day tour Angkor Temples
  • Full day tour Tonle Sap, Siem Reap

Day 1: Fly UK to Phnom Penh

Overnight flight UK – Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh

On arrival in Phnom Penh you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Phnom Penh. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Phnom Penh

Enjoy a full day's sightseeing in Phnom Penh including a visit to Tuol Sleng and sights in the city including Wat Phnom and the Silver Pagoda.

Overnight Phnom Penh. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Enjoy a morning visit to the Killing Fields with the afternoon at leisure to explore Phnom Penh independently, visit the markets or perhaps enjoy a spa treatment.

Overnight Phnom Penh. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Kampong Thom

After breakfast transfer by private car to Kampong Cham with some sightseeing in Kampong Cham included.

In the afternoon travel on to Kampong Thom and visit Phnom Santuk.

Overnight Kampong Thom. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Siem Reap

Enjoy sightseeing around Kampong Thom before continuing the journey northwards to Siem Reap.

Overnight Siem Reap. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Siem Reap

Enjoy a full day’s sightseeing in Angkor, the highlight of any tour of Cambodia.

Today visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, spectacular Ta Prohm and round off the day with a visit to a temple for sunset.

Overnight Siem Reap. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Siem Reap

Enjoy a full day’s sightseeing of Tonle Sap Lake a short distance from Siem Reap.

This is a great way to break up exploring the temples and offers an insight into life in rural Cambodia.

Overnight Siem Reap. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Siem Reap - UK

This morning is at leisure and is a great chance to explore Angkor independently.

Alternatively add on a morning excursion to Angkor or to one of the outlying temples such as Beng Mealea.

In the late afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 10: UK

Arrive back in UK.

Day 1: Fly UK to Phnom Penh

Overnight flight UK – Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh

Arrive in Phnom Penh and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Phnom Penh

Day 3: Phnom Penh

A Full Day Tour to discover lively and energetic Phnom Penh where graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with life and activity.

Visit the Temple of Wat Phnom, the birthplace of Phnom Penh. Afterwards, see the splendor of Cambodia's royal heritage at Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace, still the official Royal Residence.

The adjacent Silver Pagoda and the National Museum are the next stops.

In the afternoon, learn about a chapter from Cambodia's more recent, tragic, past at Tuol Sleng (Museum of Genocide).

Formerly a High School, in 1975, this became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime.

Kept largely unchanged, this prison now showcases photographs and exhibits about the thousands of victims that passed through these doors - only seven of whom came out alive.

Finally, explore the modern-day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh's two great markets, the Central Market, or the sprawling Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling all kinds of items.

Overnight Phnom Penh. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Just outside Phnom Penh, in a peaceful rural setting, the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek provide a stark reminder of the atrocities inflicted on Cambodia under the Pol Pot regime.

Thousands of people were killed here between the years of 1975 and 1978 and buried in mass graves.

Although this morning excursion seems quite a ‘morbid’ trip, it is for most visitors a quite moving experience and an important step in understanding modern day Cambodia where almost every family was in some way affected by the Pol Pot regime.

Overnight Phnom Penh. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Kampong Thom

After breakfast transfer by private car to Kampong Cham with some sightseeing in Kampong Cham included.

In the afternoon travel on to Kampong Thom and visit Phnom Santuk.

Overnight Kampong Thom. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Siem Reap

Enjoy sightseeing around Kampong Thom before continuing the journey northwards to Siem Reap.

Overnight Siem Reap. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Siem Reap

This Full Day Tour covers the highlights of Angkor, from Angkor Wat itself to the royal city of Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Bayon.

Visit Angkor Wat, the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any tour of Cambodia.

The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings.

Day 7: Siem Reap cont...

Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.

Visit Sras Srang, a basin opposite Banteay Kdei measuring 800 by 400 metres with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base remains of what was once a wooden temple.

The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 sq. km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, Angkor Thom includes many of Angkor's most popular sights.

Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant Naga.

Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs.

Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor.

Explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.

Banteay Kdei Temple is a massive Buddhist temple dating from the second half of the 12th century, surrounded by four concentric walls.

Finally, visit Ta Prohm, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.

Watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian Temple.

Overnight Siem Reap. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Siem Reap

This Full Day Tour offers an authentic look at the lifestyles of the residents of Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake, just a short distance from Siem Reap and one of Cambodia's most beautiful sights.

Visit a remote village where few tourists venture and embark on a boat ride through the village of Kampong Phluck where the fisherman and their families live in stilted houses among the petrified mangrove forests and waterways.

Enjoy a lunch of local dishes in a family’s house and enjoy the fascinating scenery of Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake.

Return to Siem Reap by boat and private vehicle in the afternoon.

NOTE: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from June to March. However a visit to an alternative floating village at Chong Kneas can be arranged instead.

Overnight Siem Reap. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Siem Reap - UK

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Siem Reap to perhaps explore Angkor further independently.

Alternatively we can arrange for an excursion to some of the outlying temples of Angkor or to an evocative temple such as Beng Mealea.

In the late afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 10: UK

Arrive back in UK.

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital is often overlooked as visitors head straight to Angkor Wat in the north.

Phnom Penh is well worth a visit however as the city has some lively markets, impressive temples and a great little museum which will elucidate much about the magnificent monuments further north.

On a more sobering note, the Killing Fields memorial is a moving testament to more recent events and an important place to visit to really understand modern day Cambodia.

Phnom Penh is essential on any tour of Cambodia - don't miss it.

Phnom Penh Top Things To Do

  • Visit the Killing Fields
  • Stroll by the Riverside at Sunset
  • Stay in a cool boutique hotel
  • Drinks at the FCC
  • Morning at the National Museum
  • Take a Cyclo around town
  • Enjoy the lively nightlife scene

 

 

How long to spend in Angkor?

Of course, no visit to Siem Reap would be complete without a visit to the Temples of Angkor. Over 100 temples lie within Siem Reap province dating from the 9th-14th century.

Passes are sold for 1 day, 3 days or 1 week and whilst you could spend a lifetime exploring, we recommend at least 2 full days for temple exploration.

This will allow you to see all of the main temples, plus a few outlying ruins without racing around.

Getting around Angkor

There are several options for getting around the temples. Car, bus, and van remain the vehicles of choice, but we recommend taking a day to cycle through the temples.

Traveling by two wheels, either by regular bike or electric bike, gives you a unique perspective and an eco-friendly way to see the temples.

Elephant Rides are available and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to the days of the Angkorian kings as you meander through the woods and temples.

A tethered hot air balloon is available near Angkor Wat, which gives distant, but sweeping views of the temples and their surroundings.

But the most exciting experience available is a helicopter flight around the area.

Ranging in length from 8 minutes to a half-day excursion, buzzing around the temples in a helicopter is an unparalleled experience.

Which Temples to visit?

Any itinerary should include Angkor Wat, the magnificent legendary temple.

The Bayon is another favorite with its mysterious faces smiling down on visitors, while the jungle covered Ta Phrom is an evocative blend of nature and architecture with the jungle roots reclaiming the moss-covered stones.

Other temples in the vicinity worth seeing are Phnom Bakeng, Pre Rup, Baphoun, and Preah Khan.

If you have more time, trips further afield lead to less crowded temples and spectacular photo opportunities.

Just 12 km from Siem Reap are the Rolous Group of temples, some of the earliest ruins in the region.

The petite Banteay Srey features intricate carvings in pink sandstone and nearby Banteay Kdei is a hidden gem tucked away in the jungle.

Beng Mealea sprawls across one square kilometer and remains covered in trees, roots, and vines.

Constructed in a similar style to Angkor Wat yet overrun by nature, Beng Mealea is a truly adventurous place to visit.

Koh Ker, situated to the northeast of Siem Reap, is the remnants of the Khmer capital in the late 9th century and features a circular loop of about a dozen ruins.

What else to see in Siem Reap?

Need a break from temple touring?  Siem Reap has several other activities and opportunities for travelers.  A boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake is very worthwhile.

Each year during the rainy season, the lake swells to five times larger and the plethora of fish provide the livelihood for the lake’s residents.

A favourite is the Paneman Boat, a large wooden cruising boat run by an eco-tourism company, which provides an elegant ride along the water.

A boat trip departing from Kampong Phluck takes you through the floating villages and ancient mangrove forests of the lake, a great way to see the unique lifestyle of the lake’s residents.

Artisan’s D’Angkor is a unique organization working to preserve traditional Khmer arts and crafts. They have established two centres in Siem Reap.

The location in town features a stone-carving workshop where locals produce magnificent sculptures, while the silk centre is a bit further afield.

Here you can see the entire process of silk creation: from the breeding of the silk worms, to the dyeing and weaving of the material.

Siem Reap’s small downtown turns into a hive of activity as the sun begins to set; the small ‘Old Market’ closes down and tourists flood in to town to enjoy cocktails on ‘Pub Street’ and dinner in one of the many restaurants.

Vendors have capitalized on this area’s popularity by establishing a night market at the south end of Pub Street.

Cambodian crafts such as artwork, silks, carvings, and t-shirts are for sale in an open-air market off a tranquil side street making it the perfect place to pick up souvenirs.

A traditional Apsara Dance performance is a great evening activity as the elegant dancers, elaborate costumes, and live music create an enchanting atmosphere.

Another treat is a traditional massage at Bodia Spa.

Here you will be treated to a relaxing spa or massage treatment, using top quality natural products and traditional techniques.

Is this a Private Tour or a Group Tour?

All of our tours are private tailor made itineraries, customised for you - we can amend things to entirely suit you.

You will have your own private car, driver and guide on excursions.

What are the departure dates?

Let us know your preferred dates of travel and we will find the best and most suitable flights to fit your itinerary.

As this is a private tour, there are no set departure dates.

Which Airlines do you use?

We work with all the major airlines flying to this part of the world.

Typically for Cambodia, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates or Vietnam Airlines would be airlines we would often use.

However, just let us know your preferred airline if you have one. We can organise flights from any regional destination in the UK.

There are no direct flights from the UK to Cambodia currently.

Which Hotels do you use?

We're careful with our choice of hotels, but we're guided by our customers also. If you have some preferred hotels, just let us know.

We specialise in boutique hotels and so we will often suggest some of our favourite smaller hotels where we think these will be suitable.

We keep on top of hotel developments in Cambodia from our office in Vietnam and regularly inspect the hotels we use.

Do you cater for Solo Travellers?

Yes, we have many solo travellers and Cambodia is a very safe, friendly and welcoming destination for those travelling alone.

River cruises on the Mekong in Cambodia are a popular option for solo travellers, especially with Pandaw Cruises who offer no Single Supplements on many departures.

How long have you been organising holidays to Cambodia?

We've been organising tailor made holidays to Cambodia for over 10 years.

Our team has a wealth of combined experience in the industry and our Director has been involved in organising holidays to Cambodia since the early 1990's - whilst Pol Pot was still living in the jungle close to Siem Reap.

Our partners on the ground in Cambodia have over 20 years experience in operating there.

They understand the country extremely well and have a strong infrastructure of staff, guides and vehicles within Cambodia. We've had the same partnership for over 10 years.

Where can I combine a holiday to Cambodia with?

Many people visit Cambodia as a stand-alone destination although once you are away from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, the infrastructure and accommodation is nowhere near as developed.

Cambodia and Vietnam or Laos (or all three) sit perfectly together and there are good connecting flights between Cambodia and Vietnam in particular.

Combining Cambodia with neighbouring Thailand is another popular and easy option.

A Mekong River Cruise between Vietnam and Cambodia is a superb way to combine both destinations.

Standard Hotel Suggestions Phnom Penh:

Teahouse Phnom Penh
252 Hotel
Kabiki
Blue Lime

Standard Hotel Suggestions Siem Reap:

Siddharta Boutique Hotel
Pavilion d'Orient
FCC Angkor
Viroths Hotel
Sojourn Boutique Villas

7 nights Highlights of Cambodia - Standard:

  • Price from £1,395 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

Contact Us:

All of our Classic Cambodia Tours are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Cambodia holiday expert about your Cambodia holiday or honeymoon to Cambodia.

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Extending your Classic Cambodia Tour

This Classic Cambodia Tour can be extended in any number of ways.

For some relaxation at the end of your tour, a beach extension is very easy in Cambodia.

There are direct flights from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville which puts 4 luxury resorts and some nice boutique hotels within easy reach.

It's also convenient to add on a beach extension in Central Vietnam at Hoi An or in Thailand. We will be able to advise you regarding the most suitable beach add-ons and the best times of year to go where.

From Siem Reap there are direct flights to Hanoi and Saigon in Vietnam, making these logical extensions to your trip.

A Hanoi and Halong bay extension in the north of Vietnam is a popular option with this kind of Cambodia itinerary.

There are also direct flights from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in the north of Laos which makes an excellent combination with this Classic Cambodia Tour.

It's easy to combine this Classic Cambodia Tour with a week in Laos travelling from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.

Of course, city stopovers in Bangkok, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur are also popular add-ons to this Cambodia tour.


Beach Add On

Beach Add On

Add Cambodia Beach

Fly from Siem Reap direct to Sihanoukville on the coast.

Spend a few days in a boutique Cambodia beach resort after your tour.

4 nts from £240 pp

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Add Vietnam Beach

Add Vietnam Beach

Add Vietnam Beach

Fly from Siem Reap direct to Hoi An in Central Vietnam.

Stay in a boutique beach hotel just 10 minutes from the charming old town of Hoi An.

4 nts from £320 pp

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Add Halong Bay

Add Halong Bay

Cruise Halong Bay

Fly from Siem Reap direct to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Discover Hanoi and cruise beautiful Halong Bay aboard a traditional Junk.

3 nts from £350 pp

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