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Cambodia Adventure

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 63 reviews submitted.
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Take on a 12-day adventure full of Cambodian highlights, that takes you beyond the usual tourist 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 Southeast 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
Vietnam, Thailand, 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
  • Temple-hop around the renowned Angkor complex – one of Southeast Asia's most stunning attractions. Enjoy a full day of exploring on a local Tuk-tuk with a driver from a company dedicated to women’s employment.
  • Kick back at a local homestay in Chambok that 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 of southern coastal Cambodia with two nights in the riverside hub of Kampot. You’ll have plenty of free time to get to know why this town is on the 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 Southeast Asia’s bustling hubs – Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Haven’t been there before? Why not extend your stay?
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Friends International. Donations help vulnerable youth in Southeast Asia build a brighter future with vocational training and employment readiness programs.

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.
  • 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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minibus, Public bus, Tuk tuk

Accommodation

Guesthouse (4 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Battambang - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chambok - Traditional dancing
  • Chambok - Homestay and activities
  • Chambok - Khmer Dinner
  • Kampot - Leader-led orientation walk
  • 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
  • Battambang - Countryside tour of local producers - USD25
  • Battambang - Cooking class in a local home - AUD18
  • Battambang - Bamboo railway - USD10
  • Battambang - Phnom Sampov bat caves - USD15
  • Kampot - Sunset cruise - USD30
  • Kampot - Phnom Chhnork - USD1
  • Kampot - Kep National Park hike - Free
  • Kampot - Khmer massage - USD5
  • 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.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 63 reviews submitted.
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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

Elisa · Traveled July 2023
The local tour guide was amazing and so helpful. The tour covers so much of Cambodia, the experiences will stay with me for a very long time.
Review submitted 26 Jul 2023

Moyra · Traveled July 2023
What an incredible experience! So well organised and stress free. I loved the local knowledge and dedication to teaching us culture. We were really well cared for and I loved every second 😄
Review submitted 18 Jul 2023
Cambodia Adventure
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