Experience the best of Cambodia on a journey to the heart of the country and get to know the people, landscape, customs and cuisine that make Cambodia so incredible. Travel to the French-colonial elegance of Battambang and on to the time-worn grandeur of Angkor Wat. Travel to Cambodia's remote south to discover the magical country of the Khmers. Along the way, spice up the adventure with temple sunsets, get a glimpse at Cambodia's brutal history and escape to idyllic beach getaways. Indulge in heritage and culture on this fascinating tour through the best of Cambodia.

Start
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Finish
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Countries
Cambodia
Themes
Explorer
Code
TKSM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
157kg pp per trip

Experience the Best of Cambodia from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.


Highlights

  • Experience Cambodia's burgeoning Phnom Penh
  • Find traces of French elegance in Battambang
  • Watch the sun rise over amazing Angkor Wat
  • Explore rural Cambodia on two-wheels
  • Journey to the depths of Phnom Chhnork caves
  • Take a dip in seaside Sihanoukville

Itinerary

Arrive in the enigmatic capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Pay respects to lives lost at the chilling Tuol Sleng Museum and the infamous Killing Fields. In free time, gain insight into a more glorious era in the country’s history amid the treasures the National Museum.
Battambang city's facades evoke a certain elegance, with French-colonial shopfronts lining the riverside. Make a sobering visit to Phnom Sampov and drop by the peaceful temples of Wat Banan. In the evening, take a walk along the riverfront and watch locals indulge in a range of energetic pursuits, from yoga to folk dancing.
Rise early to witness a spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat and enjoy a few days of temple-hopping with a local guide. The temples of Angkor Wat are all uniquely amazing and are sure to captivate. When the sun goes down, head down to the lively town centre of Siem Reap and, if feeling brave, snack on some crunchy crickets – the local specialty.
Wind things back a notch amid the slow pace of Kompong Cham before taking a close up look at rural life on a bicycle ride.
Renowned for its pungent durian fruit, riverside Kampot is a wonderful place to relax. Venture into the Cambodian countryside for a tour through salt flats, rice fields, pepper plantations and the famous Phnom Chhnork caves. Stop by several villages along the way to enjoy warm and welcoming local hospitality.
For a spot of beachside bliss, Sihanoukville is the perfect destination. Take a boat tour to one of the many nearby islands, discover tropical paradise in Ream National Park or simply kick back and relax surrounded by swaying palms, white sands and boundless, blue ocean.
Back in Phnom Penh, go in search of shade and some silver jewellery at the Russian Market or see if the blue flag is flying outside the Royal Palace - it's a sign the king is in residence. Then, it’s time to farewell new-found friends as the Best of Cambodia trip comes to an end.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport
Bicycle, Bus, Private minibus, Remork, Van
Accommodation
Hotel (13 nights)
Included activites
  • Angkor Wat - Guided tour
  • Countryside tour, including Phnom Chhnork Caves
  • Guided tour
  • Kompong Cham - Cycling tour
  • Lunch at Starfish Bakery
  • Phnom Banan Temple
  • Phnom Penh - Guided tour Choeung Ek (Killing fields)
  • Phnom Penh - Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Phnom Sampov
  • Siem Reap - 3 day Angkor pass
  • Sihanoukville - Island boat trip

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

TRIP CHANGES 2013

Please note that this tour will have a slight itinerary change for next year - on Day 8 we will no longer stay in Kompong Cham; instead we will be staying at a local homestay nearby Sambor Prei Kuk. The itinerary will be as follows.

Days 1-2 Phnom Penh
Days 3-4 Battambang
Days 5-7 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
Day 8 Homestay
Days 9-10 Kampot
Days 11-12 Sihanoukville
Days 13-14 Phnom Penh

The exact itinerary and prices will be released on the 1st November 2012

Important notes

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