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Cambodia Adventure

12 Days | Chambok, Kampot and the mighty temples of Angkor

4.9 out of 5 based on 56 reviews submitted.
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AUD $1,168
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Let us take you on a 12-day highlights experience of Cambodia, beyond the usual tourist bus route. Discover the laidback charm of riverside Kampot, call into the ancient temples at Angkor near Siem Reap, get a taste of Khmer hospitality with a village homestay in Chambok and reflect on Cambodia's tragic history at the sobering sites of Phnom Penh. With an expert leader bringing the history to life, and plenty of freedom to explore at your own pace – this adventure is much more than a transitional trip through one of South East Asia’s most captivating countries.

Trip overview

Map of Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TKRR
This trip generates 28.04 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Let a local expert bring Cambodia’s ancient history to life as you temple-hop at the Angkor complex with your small group – one of South East Asia's most stunning attractions.
  • A homestay in Chambok puts you right in the heart of everyday village life in Cambodia. Enjoy a delicious dinner cooked by the locals and be treated to a traditional dance performance.
  • Uncover another side to southern coastal Cambodia with two nights spent in the riverside hub of Kampot. You’ll have plenty of free time to get to know why this town is on our up-and-coming list.
  • Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
  • Top and tail your Cambodian adventure with time spent in two of South East Asia’s bustling hubs – Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Haven’t been there before? Why not extend your stay in one, or both!

Is this trip right for you?
  • This adventure is made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary has a mix of included activities and free time when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to take part in.
  • You'll be spending a night with a local family on this trip. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals). Read more about the experience here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodia-homestay-experience
  • This trip involves a lot of public transport and some long days of driving, so some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by, and embrace travelling like a local.
  • Accommodation is basic – a combination of simple hotels, guesthouses and a homestay.
  • The stories shared at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Killing Fields of Choeung Ek are confronting and many travellers will find them upsetting. This is an important part of Cambodia's recent history that we feel is important to share, however if you would prefer not to join in these options your leader will be able to suggest alternatives.
  • You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • You may also want to check out our Cambodia & Vietnam Experience if you have longer time to explore in the region. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/cambodia-vietnam-experience-126711

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minibus, Public bus

Accommodation

Guesthouse (5 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (5 nights)

Activities
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Chambok - Traditional dancing
  • Chambok - Waterfall hike
  • Chambok - Homestay and activities
  • Chambok - Khmer Dinner
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB200
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass - USD62
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Full day remork transport to Angkor complex - USD20
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Kampong Cham – Wat Nokor, Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei - USD10
  • Kampong Cham – Bicycle hire - USD3
  • Kampong Cham - Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei - USD10
  • Kampot - Sunset cruise - USD30
  • Kampot - Phnom Chhnork - USD1
  • Kampot - Khmer massage - USD5
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Phnom Penh - Futures Factory cocktail class - USD20
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - VND110000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel Experience Urban Adventure - USD39
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Discovery Urban Adventure - USD63
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Street Food by Night Urban Adventure - USD32

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 6 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2.Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train and flight tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 56 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Savanna · Traveled October 2023
Cambodia - a beautiful country rich in culture and history, although at times exceptionally dark, an important story that needs to be done (and was done so very well and respectfully on this trip). Amazing food, scenery and a great guide Lom “Long” made the trip absolutely unforgettable.
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Ethan · Traveled September 2023
My trip through Cambodia was an incredible, fun, educational and safe experience. I got to see real Cambodian everyday life from the metropolis of Phnom Penh to the small Chambok Village. I couldn’t have asked for more from my group leader and I can’t wait to do it again.
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023

Ebony · Traveled August 2023
Mony was our leader for our Cambodian trip and he is an absolute champ. He is so passionate about sharing his culture and knowledge and made our Cambodian trip one to remember!!
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Lawrence · Traveled July 2023
If your looking for a cultural taste of Cambodia then this trip is for you. The journey covers all the must do's and adds the extras like a homestay to allow you a better insight into the life of a Cambodian family. No 5 star hotels however comfortable accommodation and transport is provided throughout yor journey.
Review submitted 28 Jul 2023

Elizabeth · Traveled July 2023
Cambodia Adventure was a marvellous trip which took us to the key highlights of Cambodia and beyond. Our guide Muny was fun and very knowledgeable providing us with great insights into the culture, history, food and way of life. Definitely recommend this trip to anyone with an adventurous spirit.
Review submitted 28 Jul 2023
Cambodia Adventure
From
AUD $1,168