Essential Cambodia Tour
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Essential Cambodia Tour

This incredible tour of Cambodia is an amazing opportunity for a holiday of a lifetime. You'll discover Cambodia on this unique itinerary that has been hand-crafted by us, to make sure that you see the essential highlights of the country but away from the crowds. Along the way, we will make sure to show you some undiscovered gems, from the hidden Angkor Temples all the way to the sleepy sea-side towns in the South.

Highlights include:

  • The magnificent Temples of Angkor
  • Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap lake to visit undiscovered floating villages
  • Delve into Cambodia’s past and marvel at its fast-paced future in Phnom Penh
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches and snorkelling on Rabbit Island
  • Wander around the charming colonial seaside towns of Kep and Kampot
  • Kayak, cycle, hike or simply relax at the unique Champa Lodge

To plan your Cambodia tours please fill in the form below and one of our travel experts will call you back to dicuss your requirements. 

Pricing & Inclusions

Price on request. Please call 0207 924 7133 to request a quote, or email info@experiencetravelgroup.com.  

Inclusions

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Day-to-Day Itinerary : Essential Cambodia Tour

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. In the afternoon, you'll have the chance to take a sunset quad bike ride through the beautiful rice paddies surrounding Siem Reap - a unqiue experience that is suitable for all clients!

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 – Kep

Transfer to the sleepy seaside town of Kep. You will start your journey around 8am and stop en route at various sites including a small fishing village where you can see people living on houseboats, tending to their rice fields and fishing. Take a speedboat ride along manmade irrigation canals towards a hilltop pre-Angkorian temple for stunning countryside views. Before reaching Kep your last stop will be a fascinating cave temple that is seldom visited by other tourists, but is full of shrines and pagodas from constant worship by locals. Arrive in Kep by the afternoon.

Day 10 – Kep

This morning you will have jump in your private tuk-tuk for a tour of the seaside town of Kep. You will drive past abandoned colonial villas, the crab market, Kep's sandy beach and local pepper plantations, for which Kep has now become quite internationally renowned. Your guide will take you to the crab market for a fresh and delicious lunch, and then the rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to relax at your hotel or continue to explore this quaint town.

Day 11 – Kep

Visit Kep National Park where you can gently hike along easy trails to see the plethora of flora and fauna, as well as sweeping coastal views and out to the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. After lunch visit Rabbit island, a beautiful little oasis off the coast of Cambodia with sandy white beaches and excellent waters for swimming, with plenty of coral and sea life. Relax on the beach, try fresh seafood from one of the local fish shacks, swim in the calm blue ocean or rest in the shade, all time enjoying the beautiful views of the island.

Day 12 – Kampot

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

Day 13 – Champa Lodge

Take a boat transfer to Champa Lodge, passing under bridges and through stunning rural countryside with the Bokor mountain range in the distance. You will After about 30-40 minutes cruising you will arrive at the unique and authentically Khmer Champa Lodge, a beautiful rural retreat with traditional stilted lodges on a bend of the Kampot river. Once you've settled into your lodge, the rest of the day is yours to try your hand at one of the many exciting excursions on offer at Champa Lodge. These include cycling, kayaking on the river or through shaded mangroves, swimming, walking, boat trip or visiting any of the local sites of interest.

Day 14 – Champa Lodge

Enjoy at full day at leisure, either relaxing in the lovely rural Cambodian countryside or taking advantage of some of the fantastic activities on offer.

Day 15 – Fly Home

Transfer to Phnom Penh airport to catch your flight home. 

 

 


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