Real Cambodia

10 Days | Get among the smells, sights and sounds of the real Cambodia

4.9 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

On this ten-day discovery tour through Cambodia, you’ll start in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City then hightail it to Phnom Penh, where you’ll set sail on the Mekong River over sunset and toast to small group adventure. Then, soak up the sun, sand and swim in island paradise Koh Rong and meet the locals during a rural homestay in Sambor Prei Kuk. Discover ancient wonders in Siem Reap’s Angkor complex at sunrise and spend a full day wandering this incredible site. When you’ve had your fill of tasty food, extraordinary temples and vast rice fields, end it all in Thailand’s Bangkok and raise a glass to a trip well-travelled!

Trip overview

Map of Real Cambodia including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Start
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TKYR
This trip generates 37 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
  • A homestay in rural Sambor Prei Kuk puts you right in the heart of everyday village life in Cambodia – walk through the village for the best perspective and see locals working the rice fields or getting stuck into handicrafts.
  • See the sunrise over the incredible Angkor complex and take a guided Tuk-tuk tour of all the best sites (including Angkor Wat and jungle-covered Ta Prohm) with a company focused on employing local women in the community. 
  • Enjoy tonnes of free time swimming and soaking up the sun on the sands of Koh Rong Island – the perfect spot for long beach days, jungle hikes, waterfalls expeditions and a drink (or two).
  • Tuck into some local food sure to delight the tastebuds – including a homecooked Khmer dinner and breakfast at your homestay, local market delights and street eats sure to please.
  • Learn more about Cambodia's confronting but important history with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
  • 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?
  • This trip includes some long travel days. Although this can be tiresome, it’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers and enjoy the picturesque scenery.
  • Lots of time allocated for optional activities means freedom and flexibility, but also a level of independence. Only a few meals are included, but your leader will have plenty of suggestions for great eats at any budget. This is a great way to mingle with locals and discover unexpected delights! 
  • 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
  • Temperatures and humidity can be high in Cambodia, especially when walking around sights like the Angkor complex, where there may be little shade. Be prepared by taking plenty of drink breaks and wearing appropriate skin protection. Some travellers find an umbrella handy to keep the sun off (this will also come in handy if it rains!). 
  • You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover your 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 Real Cambodia including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private minibus, Public bus, TukTuk, Speed Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hostel (2 nights)

Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Orientation Walk
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Local Breakfast
  • Phnom Penh - Sunset River Cruise
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Khmer Dinner
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Homestay
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Local Community Guide
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Village Walk
  • Siem Reap - Orientation Walk
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour by TukTuk
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Sunrise
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
Add on activities
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Temple Visit - USD10
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Sombai Cambodian Liqueur Tasting - USD3
  • Sambor Prei Kuk - Bike Rental - USD3
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass - USD62
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour - THB900
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB300
  • Bangkok -Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900

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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). 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.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
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Rachel · Traveled January 2024
This trip was excellent! Highly recommend for a great mix of fun and cultural experiences. Vannak was a great guide - everything was really well organised and I feel like I saw all of the highlights of Cambodia that I wanted to get to. Thank you!
Review submitted 02 Feb 2024

Ashley · Traveled January 2024
Amazing trip! Koh Rong was absolutely stunning and I loved all the included activities. Quite fast paced itinerary with long travel days, but having more time in each city makes it worth it.
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

Signe · Traveled January 2024
If you consider taking this trip I would say - DO IT! I have learned so much about the culture and people of Cambodia. The way Intrepid does their arrangement of trips is great for tourists as well as the locals!
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

Jack · Traveled January 2024
Exceptional tour, the amount of travel time between each location was appropriate. The tour guide Mony Bon was the best tour guide I’ve ever had, full of knowledge, enthusiasm and knew when our group needed a small break. Would definitely do this tour again if I were to return to Cambodia
Review submitted 24 Jan 2024

Daniel · Traveled January 2024
A compact tour through Cambodia, seeing some of the best it has to offer. It's nice having two nights at most destinations to get time to relax, such as at Koh Rong beach. Some long minibus journeys, but in comfortable AC transport, and you get to see the country. Homestay fantastic as always, a genuine experience of Cambodia. Thanks Saram, and Intrepid!
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024
Real Cambodia
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EUR €604