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Best of Cambodia

14 Days | Experience an all-encompassing adventure through Cambodia.

5 out of 5 based on 56 reviews submitted.
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Experience the best of Cambodia on a comprehensive 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. Visit Cambodia's remote south to discover the magical country of the Khmers. Indulge in heritage and culture on this fascinating 14-day tour through the best of Cambodia.

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 32.11 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
  • On our most in-depth trip to Cambodia, take a comprehensive look at the country with a knowledgeable local leader to help you get under the surface and delve deeper into daily life
  • Watch the sun rising over Angkor Wat as it did over 800 years ago with your leader. Wander through the amazing ancient temples on a guided tour and with a three-day Angkor pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap, you can explore this incredible temple 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
  • Visit the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake with a guided boat tour through the biodiverse and aquatic heart of Cambodia
  • 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

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 involves a lot of public transport and some long days of driving, so some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here.
  • At times our accommodation may not have continuous hot water. Most travellers don't find this a problem however, 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

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

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Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minibus, Boat, Public bus, Bicycle

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night), Hotel (12 nights)

Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Koh Pen Island - Cycling tour
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Village Tour with local guide
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Traditional Khmer Dinner
  • Kampong Pluck - Tonle Sap Floating Village Boat Tour
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Battambang - Rural food by bike tour
  • Kampong Chhnang - Pottery Demonstration
  • Kampot - Heritage walking tour
  • Kampot - Countryside tour
Add on activities
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Kampong Cham – Wat Nokor, Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei - USD10
  • Kampong Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk Temple - USD10
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Cambodian Cook-out - USD52
  • Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Street Food by Night - USD48
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Battambang - Phnom Sampov bat caves - USD15
  • Battambang - Bamboo railway - USD10
  • Battambang - Phare Ponleu Selpak Centre - USD12
  • Battambang - Cooking Class - USD12
  • Kampot - Khmer massage - USD5
  • Kampot - Sunset cruise - USD30
  • Phnom Penh - Urban Adventure Mekong Sunset - USD65
  • Phnom Penh - Urban Adventure Phnom Penh Street Food by Night - USD47

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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 3 (Hotel) and Day 4 (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 56 reviews submitted.
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Donald · Traveled October 2023
Best of Cambodia is just that! A great insight to a country that has had a tough time over many years. Wonderful people, great food to try and taste and many contrasts. All lead by a leader with amazing knowledge and many stories of his own to make this a special trip!
Review submitted 30 Oct 2023

Sian · Traveled September 2023
This tour offers a true insight into Cambodian life and culture as well as visits to the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat and the historical sites of Phnom Pehn. Our tour leader Fila brought endless enthusiasm and shared thoughtful insights into the Cambodian way of life. The homestay and cycle tours were highlights for me. I recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the real Cambodia.
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023

Cliona · Traveled September 2023
This tour was nothing short of amazing and this was all due to the brilliant organisation of our tour guide, Fila. He simply nailed it every day and nothing was too much trouble. If you really want to experience Cambodia then this is the tour to do. It encompasses so much. Thank you Fila for the best tour ever!
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023

Peta · Traveled September 2023
A great way to experience the diversity of Cambodia. The Cambodian people are so welcoming and happy to share their experiences and culture. The food has been incredible, so tasty and fresh!
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023

Kathleen · Traveled September 2023
If you are looking for an adventure on a leisure basis, rate 2, then Best of Cambodia is a good choice. You get to travel to a number of cities and countryside in Cambodia. Hotels are of a high standard. The Cambodian people are gentle and kind.
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023
Best of Cambodia
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