Classic Historic Cambodia
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Classic Historic Cambodia

This holiday takes in the main highlights of Cambodia over two weeks. It includes the well-known sights with a twist and some off-the-beaten-track gems.

There’s no doubt that you will be blown away by the Angkorian Temples but you’ll also have chance to explore some of the original (and in some places somewhat crumbling!) French colonial architecture.  The itinerary takes you to the coast, the cities and what lies in between.  You’ll explore the capital Phnom Penh too, an eclectic city where you can marvel at the golden Royal Palace, reflect on the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge and witness a the city rapidly evolving and marching towards the future.

Highlights Include

  • Exploring the coastline, with untouched islands, great diving and sleepy towns
  • Discovering the Temples of Angkor - simply magnificent even after hundreds of years
  • Steering away from the main tourist trail to explore Battambang, Kep and Kampot’s colonial relics
  • Taking in the highlights of the capital Phnom Penh

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £3,000 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Cambodia experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.  

As every holiday is unique - Call our experts on 1-888-577-8452 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates or use the quote request form below...

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include.

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Classic Historic Cambodia

DAY 1 depart the uk

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Siem Reap.

day 2 - 4 SIEM REAP

Your guide will meet you at the airport for the transfer to your hotel. Here there will be plenty of time to explore the breath-taking Temples of Angkor. You'€™ll visit the most famous temple Angkor Wat as well as Angkor Thom, Bayon and also Ta Prohm. Ta Phrom is overgrown with the roots and limbs of Banyan Trees. There will also be plenty of time to explore some of the more remote temples and visit the floating villages on the Tonle Sap. We always tailor the time in Angkor around your personal style and we constantly change routes to try and avoid places where coach tours gather.

Talk to your consultant about arranging a bike tour of Angkor or a sunset quad bike ride through the surrounding paddy fields.

DAY 5 & 6 BATTAMBANG

After lunch you will be transferred to Cambodia's second city of Battambang. From your hotel you will be able to take a guided walk into the heart of town to explore the bustling market and colonial architecture while experiencing some of the best street food in Cambodia and a sunset ride on a famous bamboo train into the surrounding paddy fields.

DAYS 7 & 8 PHNOM PENH

Transfer from Battambang to the capital Phnom Penh for two days. Here you can get a sense of the fascinating recent history of Cambodia. During a morning tour of the city you will visit the Royal Palace and there will be chance to visit the Killing Fields and Toul Sleng Genocide museum should you wish.  Tuol Sleng is a former school that was converted into the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge. Choeung Ek (better known as the killing fields) was used by the Khmer Rouge as a mass-grave and execution site. Today both of these sites are a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge. The tour is a very moving reminder of the horrors faced by Cambodians between 1975 and 1979. 

DAYs  9 - 11  KEP

Following the tour of Phnom Penh, your driver and guide will transfer you to the sleepy seaside town of Kep, the resort of choice during the French colonial period that is only now beginning to be restored to its former glory. Right up until the mid 1990s the area was caught up in the civil war and it was only re-opened to tourists at the turn of the century. You will stay at the restored villas of Knai Bang Chatt, who have a fascinating history of their own. During a four night stay you will be able to eat at the famous crab market, take a boat trip to Rabbit Island, wander amongst deserted villas and walk in the surrounding jungle clad hills.

days 12-14 kampot

Transfer by road to Kampot. En route stop at a Hindu cave temple with stalactites and stalagmites growing through the roof. After lunch, explore Kampot town on foot with its lovely colonial architecture, temples and boat yards.

 You’ll transfer to Champa Lodge by boat, passing under bridges and through stunning rural countryside with the Bokor mountain range in the distance. The unique and authentically Khmer lodge is a rural retreat with traditional stilted lodges on a bend of the Kampot river. Here you can enjoy cycling, kayaking on the river and mangroves, swimming or walking.

day 15 Fly home

Today you transfer back to Phnom Penh by road and fly home. 


Customer Feedback
Lyria was able to organize a last minute trip for us over the Christmas period. Clearly is was a challenge but Lyria handled it all calmly and efficiently. She knows her stuff and put together a strong itinerary for us. We had a great holiday!

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