View of the Angkor Wat temples from across the water with orange-robed monks standing at the waters edge

Days 1-4

Amazing Angkor!

Get lost amongst the overgrown jungle temples and giant carved reliefs of Angkor, one of the man-made wonders of the world. During this trip, you’ll spend three days exploring the temples of Angkor, using Siem Reap as your base. You’ll learn about the ruins with a friendly local guide, but there will also be plenty of time for you to clamber between jungle temples independently.

At Home in the Cambodian Countryside

Days 4-5

At Home in the Cambodian Countryside

Stay at home with the locals for a real glimpse of life in Cambodia. Tucked away in the countryside, you’ll spend one night in Kampong Thom in a small rural village, where you’ll get a taste of true local hospitality. During your stay, you’ll meeting the villagers, visit ancient temples being claimed by the jungle and cycle through the countryside.

A group of smiling children monks, wearing traditional monk robes in Phnom Penh in Cambodia

Days 5-7

Past and Present in Phnom Penh

Explore Phnom Penh, a city that pulses with energy, history and survival. It’s a colourful riot of sights, sounds, monks, motorbikes and tangy aromas, packed with character. During this trip, you’ll visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng, both scenes of unthinkable atrocity that bring the horror of Cambodia’s past to life. You can also explore the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda as they sparkle in the sunshine.

Crab Pots in Kep

Days 8-11

Crab Pots in Kep

Spend some time soaking up the relaxed atmosphere of the south Cambodian coast. You’ll stay in a bungalow etched into the hillside with gorgeous views over the Gulf of Thailand. During your stay you’ll visit Kep’s famous crab market, known for the sweetest in all of Cambodia. After a bite to eat you’ll take a boat over to Koh Tonsay, where secluded white sand beaches and coconut trees await with a shallow sea, ideal for snorkeling.

Kick back in Kampot

Days 11-13

Kick back in Kampot

Kampot offers a relaxed atmosphere and colonial architecture along the riverside. Close to the town centre and market, you’ll stay in a hotel in a converted rice barn, located opposite the river with views of the Elephant Mountains. During your stay you’ll learn all about the area surrounding Kampot town.

 

From pre-Angkorian caves and small mountain wells, used for worship by local people of Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese descent to pepper plantations and sea salt fields, Kampot has lots of discover. Heading back into town you’ll pass colonial buildings, fish markets and sample local Khmer coffee. For lunch you’ll visit the Teuk Chur rapids, visiting a durian plantation, rambutan fruit orchard and a handicraft village, where they make baskets from bamboo, along the way.

Escape to Castaway Island

Days 13-16

Escape to Castaway Island

Come over all Robinson Crusoe on this tiny pocket of tropical paradise marooned off the Cambodian coastline, with clear water, soft sand and swaying palms. You’ll spend 3 nights on Koh Rong Samloem, staying in a beach bungalow with sea views. Low on nightlife and high on peace, it’s a brilliant break from reality. You can trek through the jungle-thick interior or simply collapse onto the sugar-soft sand. It’s utter barefoot bliss.

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From Ancient Ruins to Laidback Beaches
From Ancient Ruins to Laidback Beaches
From Ancient Ruins to Laidback Beaches
From Ancient Ruins to Laidback Beaches
From Ancient Ruins to Laidback Beaches
From Ancient Ruins to Laidback Beaches

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If you choose to upgrade your itinerary during your time in Cambodia you will travel in style at various points during this itinerary. During your time in Siem Reap you will stay at a modern boutique hotel with lots of local charm near the city centre. In Phnom Penh you’ll stay in a beautifully decorated boutique-style hotel in this charismatic city with a pool, garden and spa. For your time on the beach you will stay in the same rustic bungalow right on the sand as our standard option.

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