Cambodia Explorer
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Cambodia Explorer holiday Tour

Info : Cambodia Explorer

An alternative to our Classic tour, this 14 night itinerary offers a chance to get away from the usual routes and explore this wonderful country in a little more depth. A chance to take in its varied scenery and learn more about its contrasting history and interesting people than a standard tour.

You'll begin by visiting the magical temples of Angkor, followed by a trip down to Battambang to explore the markets and taste the street food. After a short visit to the capital Phnom Penh you'll travel out towards the Cardomom Mountains, a little explored area with stunning scenery. The tour ends with some time at the atmospheric south coast where you can experience quiet beaches and colonial architecture at Kampot and Kep. 

All with the guidance, freedom and flexibility provided by the Experience Travel guides. 

Pricing & Inclusions

Price per person: from £2,711 pp (based on 2 people travelling).

This is based on a holiday price of £1,981 plus international flights of £730 per person. 

Note that these prices are subject to seasonal variation. Contact us for an accurate up to date cost and full details of this tour. 

 

Inclusions

Includes:

- All accommodation and meals as stated.

- Privately guided transfers and tours.

- International Flights 

ALL EXPERIENCE TRAVEL TOURS ARE TAILOR MADE, PRIVATELY GUIDED AND DELIVERED BY THE BEST GUIDES IN THE COUNTRY

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Cambodia Explorer

DAY 1 – depart the uk

Depart the UK.

DAY 2 – siem reap

You will be met by your guide when you arrive at the airport. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure, but if interested, you can begin your exploration of the temples of Angkor at Banteay Kdei followed by sunset at a crematorium temple surrounded by stunning countryside.

Day 3 – Siem Reap

Today you will start your exploration of the Temples of Angkor. Start the day early (around 6am) at Ta Prohm, built as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university by King Jayavarman VII. Then head to Banteay Srey where you can have a picnic-style breakfast before exploring the temple famous for the stunning pink hue of its red sandstone. If interested you can stop at the small but lovely Banteay Samre temple and a Land Mine Museum before heading back to your hotel to relax. In the afternoon visit Angkor Thom, which translates to "Great City" in Khmer.

Day 4 – Siem Reap

This morning you will have the option to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat for sunrise. The earlier you rise the better - the complex can get quite busy at sunrise so to arrive when the moon and the stars are still out is ideal, where you will essentially have the temples to yourselves in the most magical of settings. Return to your hotel to relax and have lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Roluos temples, some of the earliest permanent structures built by the Khmer. In the afternoon take a boat ride out onto the Tonle Sap lake to visit some undiscovered floating villages.

day 5 - BATTAMBANG

After lunch you will be transferred to Cambodia’s second city of Battambang, where you will stay  at the stylish colonial style La Villa hotel. Upon you arrival you will settle in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

day 6 - battambang

Explore Battambang with your guide, awash with French era colonial villas and with the unmistakable buzz that only Cambodia can provide. Sample fresh and exciting street food at the local market, visit a disused Pepsi factory and then after lunch head out of the town to Phnom Banan, a small hill temple providing a wonderful vista of the plains below and still showing the scars from the civil war years. The tour will end with a sunset ride on the wonderfully imaginative and quirky bamboo train – unique to Battambang.

day 7 – phnom penh

Transfer by road to Phnom Penh, which will take about 4 hours. Check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

day 8 – phnom penh

Enjoy a full day tour of Phnom Penh, starting at Security Prison 21 (Tuol Sleng), the former high school infamously used as an execution centre during the Khmer Rouge regime. A visit to Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields is a very disturbing experience for many, and guests should be forewarned as to the extent and graphic nature of such a visit. You will then continue on to the Killing Fields, and if desired you can take an audio guide of the area with fascinating facts, personal accounts and true stories about the Cambodian genocide. After lunch head back to the city, stopping en route at the Russian market. In the downtown area, visit the National Museum, the Royal Palace and Noradom Boulevard followed by a cyclo tour of the busy central area. Finish the day with a drink on a stylish river-front rooftop.

DAY 9 – cardamom mountains

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred into the Cardamom Mountains. You will then board a small boat and head to the 4 Rivers Floating Resort, where you will be based for the next 3 nights.

Day 10 – Cardamom Mountains

Spend two full days at leisure at the 4 Rivers Floating Resort. For those who do not wish to simply relax by or in the river and would like to explore the beautiful wildlife and scenery of the surrounding rainforest, the hotel provides a wide range of daily activities and experiences. These inclue boat trip to nearby waterfalls, a trek through the forest, a visit to local villages, a tour of a Mangrove forest and various local nature trails.

Day 11 – Cardamom Mountains

Today is at leisure for your to relax and unwind or take advantage of the exciting activities offered at the 4 Rivers Resort.

Day 12 – Kep

After breakfast take a small boat to the jetty, where your guide will meet you and take you to the seaside town of Kep. The journey will take about 5 hours in total. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 13, 14 & 15 – Kep

Enjoy three full days at leisure in the charming colonial seaside town of Kep. Explore the local crab market, walk along the waterfront amidst colonial buildings or simply relax at your stylish seafront hotel – Knai Bang Chatt.

Day 16 – Fly home

Transfer by road to Phnom Penh airport to catch your flight home. 

Cambodia Explorer Hotels

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the hotels and villas within this holiday as standard...

4 Rivers Floating Lodge

4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Tatai

A totally unique floating property close to the Thai border yet so far away from it all

FCC

FCC, Siem Reap

Superb, small modern hideaway & spa in central Siem Reap

Governors House

Governors House, Phnom Penh

Colonial style Mansion, gloriously converted into a 12 room boutique hotel

Knai Bang Chatt

Knai Bang Chatt, Kep

Wonderfully restored 1960s villas, set in a beautiful garden looking out to sea

La Villa

La Villa, Battambang

Atmospheric and historic hotel by the river in Battambang

Cambodia Explorer Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Incomparable Angkor - truly one of the wonders of the Ancient World.

Phnom Penh Day Tour

Phnom Penh Day Tour, Phnom Penh

Take in some of the sights, sounds and smells of Cambodias bustling and capitol city

Tonle Sap Flaoting Villages

Tonle Sap Flaoting Villages, Siem Reap

Visiting the floating villages of the Tonle Sap lake, the largest in South East Asia and home to these unusual and interesting floating dwellings

Tuol Sleng & Chueng Ek Tour

Tuol Sleng & Chueng Ek Tour, Phnom Penh

A thought provoking trip to areas that document the Khmer Rouge period in Cambodias history


Customer Feedback
Just back from Cambodia and Vietnam and just had the best 3 weeks of my life. I can't thank you enough... I've been home 24 hours and if I could back my bag and fly to Siem Reap right now to start it all again I would. I could bore you now with every little detail but I'm sure you know it all inside out anyway. I'm not a traveller having only been to Europe and America in the past but I'm an Asian convert now. I have never felt so welcomed and secure abroad before. The Cambodian people are the most gentle creatures with the greatest respect for each other, they humbled me.

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