Best of Cambodia

14 Days | Experience an all-encompassing adventure through Cambodia

5 out of 5 based on 91 reviews submitted.
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Experience the best of Cambodia on a comprehensive two-week journey right into the heart of the country. Get to know the people, landscape, customs and cuisine that make this place so incredible from the capital city Phnom Penh to the rural village Sambor Prei Kuk. Travel to the French-colonial elegance of Battambang and see the time-worn grandeur of Angkor Wat – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – at sunrise. Visit the remote south and discover the magical country of the Khmers, before heading to Koh Rong Island for two days of blissful beach time. If you want to see all the best sights that Cambodia has to offer, with a local leader who knows all the secrets, this one’s for you.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Cambodia including Cambodia
Start
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Finish
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKSM
This trip generates 38 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
  • Watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat just as it did over 800 years ago. Wander through the ancient temples of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour – with a three-day pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap, you can explore this incredible complex as much and as often as you like!
  • Discover the temple ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk and enjoy a village homestay to experience everyday life in rural Cambodia, with local food, local life and plenty to see.
  • Get familiar with Khmer cuisine with an included visit to the acclaimed pepper plantations of Kampot, a cycling tour of local producers in Battambang and a local village dinner in Sambor Prei Kuk.
  • Put your feet up and enjoy a well-deserved break on the white sand coasts of Koh Rong Island – home to one of the best beaches in Asia (and a few of the Survivor seasons).
  • Enjoy an in-depth tour of Cambodia at an easy pace, mixed with insightful tours by local guides, plenty of chances to rub shoulders with the locals and free time to customise your adventure.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CRST. Donations help them break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia by inspiring and empowering children with education opportunities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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 uses a mixture of public and private transport for moving around in the country and has some long days of driving, so some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment.
  • At times your accommodation may not have continuous hot water. Most travellers don't find this a problem and are often keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!
  • 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

Map of Best Of Cambodia including Cambodia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minibus, Speed Boat, Bicycle, Train, Remork-Moto (Tuk-tuk)

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night), Hotel (12 nights)

Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Battambang - countryside cycling tour and local snack tasting
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Village Tour with local guide
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Traditional Khmer Dinner
  • Kampot - Heritage walking tour
  • Kampot - Countryside tour
  • Kampot - Pepper farm visit (Pepper Project)
  • Kampot - Salt field visit
  • Kampot - Phnom Chhnork limestone cave
Add on activities
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Battambang - Phare Ponleu Selpak Centre - USD12
  • Battambang - Cooking Class - USD12
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Siem Reap - Khmer Cooking Class - USD25
  • Kampong Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk Temple - USD10
  • Kampong Thom - Bike rental fee - USD3
  • Kampot - Khmer massage - USD5
  • Kampot - Sunset cruise (join-in) - USD5
  • Phnom Penh - Mekong Sunset & drink - USD15

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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 8 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 91 reviews submitted.
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Courtney · Traveled May 2024
The trip was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it. Our tour leader, Fila, was THE BEST. His enthusiasm and passion for Camdodia and care for our group was 1st class. To explore so much of Cambodia from the cities to the rural areas was such a privilege. Fila’s stories and expertise, alongside the activities gave us a true insight into Cambodia’s history and current day life. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who has even a slight interest in Cambodia history, culture and scenery. You will learn so much! This tour will exceed your expectations and show you just how wonderful the Cambodian people and country is.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Darren · Traveled April 2024
I love this trip so much I've done it twice! Cambodia is a very special place, with some amazing sights - but the people are the true stars of this land - so warm and welcoming. Our guide (Sakmony) was superb - his insights into the history, culture and daily life made this a truly wonderful experience.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Miguel · Traveled April 2024
The best tour of Southeast Asia ! There’s no better country and no better group leader to show you Cambodia like Sakmony !!
Review submitted 12 May 2024

sue · Traveled April 2024
My daughter and I did the Best of Cambodia trip in April/May. I can't recommend it enough. We learned so much about this under rated country and came home wanting to encourage more people to travel there. Cambodians are super friendly. Our leader Sakmony was outstanding. Sue.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Tracey · Traveled April 2024
The best of Cambodia intrepid trip was extraordinary. I have so much love, respect and knowledge of this country after this experience I did not want to leave. My exceptional tour guide made this trip unforgettable. Thank you so very much 🙏
Review submitted 13 May 2024
Best of Cambodia
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