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Discover Cambodia In Depth – 14 Days

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What To Expect:

🗺️ Embark on a journey beyond Cambodia’s iconic sights, venturing to hidden corners where the tapestry of daily life unfolds. From the bustling mainstays to the tranquil paths less trodden, this is a deep dive into the Cambodian heart.

🛶 Set sail on Tonle Sap Lake for an intimate glimpse of floating homes and riverine routines, where each ripple tells a story of tradition and tenacity.

🚂 Experience the nostalgic thrill of Battambang’s bamboo train, and soar amongst the treetops on a zipline course in the Angkor complex, blending adventure with ancient wonder.

🌅 Witness the glory of Angkor’s temples at sunset—a spectacle where the sky crowns these age-old stones in golden hues.

🏚️ In the ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk, lose yourself in the whispers of history before settling into a village homestay, living the rhythm of rural Cambodian life.

🌶️ Indulge in the rich tapestry of Khmer cuisine, with a peppery twist from Kampot’s famed plantations, a flavorful journey through Cambodia’s prized spice lands.

🏝️ Conclude with a serene beach break on the pristine shores of Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem—your chosen slice of Cambodian paradise.

Price Included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels

Private tours, airport transfers as mentioned in the itinerary

Private driver and air-conditioned transportation

Locally based private English-speaking guides

All entrance fees to mentioned visits

Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Bottled water on tours.

Price Excluded:

International flights

Meals not indicated in the itinerary

Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.

Drinks & Personal expenses

Tips for guides and drivers

Personal travel insurance

Cambodia Visa fees

Detailed Itinerary:

Our itinerary is designed to be fully customizable to your unique preferences and interests, serving as a creative canvas to inspire your personalized journey. This is simply a glimpse of what your adventure could look like, a starting point from which we can craft a trip that truly resonates with you.

Day 01:Phnom Penh Arrival

Sua s’dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm tonight. Check with hotel reception for more information and have your insurance details and next of kin information ready for collection. If you have free time in the afternoon, perhaps stroll the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture.

The National Museum, with its collection of classic Khmer craftsmanship, is well worth a visit. Consider a visit to Wat Phnom, a peaceful temple situated on a hill for which the city is named. According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river and placed them here on the small hill.

A great way to spend your first evening after the meeting is to stroll along the famous Sisowath Quay and enjoy a coffee or cocktail at one of the many cafes while observing the busy river traffic.

Meals: N/A.

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 02:Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles and successes. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng is a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here.

The Choeung Ek Memorial is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields. This was the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng, and standing in this peaceful setting it’s almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area.

In the afternoon consider a visit to the Royal palace. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are home to King Sihamoni and are closed to the public, but you can visit the Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country. An ideal way to spend your second evening here is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 03:Phnom Penh - Battambang

Travel by private car to Battambang (approximately 5-6 hours). Cambodia’s second-largest city, Battambang (pronounced Battambong), is a pretty riverside town of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and beautifully preserved colonial architecture. The city is famous for its many statues of animals and divinities that decorate the streets and buildings.

The city lacks the traffic of Phnom Penh and the visitor numbers of Siem Reap, so it’s a great place to get a real slice of Cambodia. In the evening, perhaps walk along the riverfront where locals indulge in hobbies such as yoga and folk dancing.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

Day 04:Battambang Biking to The Countryside

This morning you’ll enjoy a half-day bike trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside of Battambang. Stop along the way to discover the local rural way of life, discovering small cottage industries producing sticky rice, noodles, and fish paste.

There are a number of activities for your free afternoon today. You can also see students rehearsing in their circus and music school, and young painters at work in visual arts (open on Mondays and Thursdays only). There’s also a fun ride on the famous bamboo train – only found in Battambang and experience how the local travel in the past.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

Day 05:Battambang - Boat Trip to Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap

Make a classic journey by private boat across the Tonle Sap Lake (approximately 7 hours), taking in the magnificent views, scattering of fishermen and local people living atop their floating villages. The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia.

You’ll probably notice a change of pace here, so take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere. A visit to the old market is a must, even if you’re not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops, the silks, cottons, sarongs, silver and statues are a riot of colour and a feast for the eyes.

There’s also a long tradition of shadow puppetry in the region, and if you’re lucky you might catch a show at one of the local restaurants in the evening, perhaps while you’re eating the specialty cuisine of Cambodia – amok, the name given to curry steam-cooked in banana leaves.

Notes: Between April and August, when water levels are typically at their lowest, we are unable to travel by boat and instead make this journey by land. So that our travellers at this time don’t miss out on the Tonle Sap experience, we instead include a boat tour of Tonle Sap from Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 06:Siem Reap - Full Day Temple-hopping

Spend a full day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South-East Asia.

Start with Angkor Wat, the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor’s temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the ‘Great Royal City’, a temple that is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited, Bayon temple is the centerpiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers.

You’ll also visit Ta Prohm temple, where nature has taken over again and large trees are embedded in the stone foundations of the structure. If time permits, you can also see the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King. End of the day with a sunset watching over Angkor temples

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 07:Siem Reap For Fun (Cooking Class & Zipline)

In the morning, get to the heart of Cambodia through its food with a cooking class, where you’ll whip up a 3-course gourmet meal, get to experience local village life, and, best of all, eat your culinary creations. In the afternoon, do the Angkor zip-line course, which gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful rainforest – and an adrenaline rush, of course.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 08:Siem Reap - Sambor Prei Kuk - Homestay

Travel by private car to Sambor Prei Kuk and your homestay (approximately 3.5 hours). You will embark on a tour of the village with your local guide. The guide will introduce you to the way of life of the local people, your homestay facilities and your hosts for tonight.

Facilities are simple at your homestay, but this is a fantastic opportunity to experience everyday life in rural Cambodia. The temple ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk just nearby are some of the oldest in the country (dating back to the 6th century) and are well worth a visit (this is optional). In the evening, relax and unwind as you enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with your host family.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at Sambor Prei Kuk

Day 09:Sambor Preik Kuk - Drive to Kampot

Take a private car to Kampot (approximately 7 hours), one of Cambodia’s most attractive old towns. Famous for its pepper, Kampot supplied most French restaurants with this vital spice for many years during colonial rule.

Today, the region is more renowned for its plantations of durian, a spiky, pungent fruit that either incites adoration or sheer loathing. Try it if you dare! In some free time you might choose to stroll along the riverside and observe the French colonial architecture, or have a cup of coffee on the veranda of one of the riverside restaurants and admire the view of Bokor Mountain Range.

A traditional massage is also highly recommended. Certainly one of the most enjoyable ways of supporting a local charity, you change into loose cotton pajamas before putting yourself in the capable hands of one of the blind masseurs or masseuses. In a country with no social security, the training and support provided by the centres allows blind Cambodians to support themselves with dignity.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Kampot

Day 10:Kampot's highlights

Enjoy a day out in the countryside, giving you the opportunity to discover the jewels of the Kampot Province. Visit the Kampot Pepper Project and learn why Kampot pepper has been acknowledged by international chefs as the world’s best.

Also visit the Kampot salt field: the only salt field in Cambodia. A short walk through the rice fields and a climb provides a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside. A few steps later and you enter the mouth of Phnom Chhnork limestone cave that has a small 7th century brick temple inside it. You will also visit different villages along the way, where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to villagers and witness their daily lives.

Explore the old buildings near Kep’s oceanfront. The town used to be Cambodia’s most popular and prestigious beach town from the early 1900’s until the 1960’s. During the Khmer Rouge years, many of Kep’s mansions and villas were destroyed, but the ghostly remains of many still stand as a silent reminder.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Kampot

Day 11:Kampot - Drive to Sihanoukville - Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen Island

Travel from Kampot to Sihanoukville (approximately 2 hours). Named after the Cambodian royal family, this city has miles of beaches. Upon arrival, take the 45-min speedboat to one of its beautiful islands (a choice between Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloen islands). Check-in at your resort and enjoy your beach stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen

Day 12:Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen Beach Relaxation

Your full day is free at leisure to enjoy the beach or explore the island on your own

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen

 

Day 13:Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen Beach Relaxation

Your full time is free for beach relaxation

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen

 

Day 14:Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen - Sihanoukville – Departure

arrange flight back to Siem Reap or transfer by land back to Phnom Penh to match with your schedule.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A.

Day 01:Phnom Penh Arrival

Sua s’dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm tonight. Check with hotel reception for more information and have your insurance details and next of kin information ready for collection. If you have free time in the afternoon, perhaps stroll the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city, taking in the interesting French colonial architecture.

The National Museum, with its collection of classic Khmer craftsmanship, is well worth a visit. Consider a visit to Wat Phnom, a peaceful temple situated on a hill for which the city is named. According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river and placed them here on the small hill.

A great way to spend your first evening after the meeting is to stroll along the famous Sisowath Quay and enjoy a coffee or cocktail at one of the many cafes while observing the busy river traffic.

Meals: N/A.

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 02:Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles and successes. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng is a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here.

The Choeung Ek Memorial is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields. This was the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng, and standing in this peaceful setting it’s almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area.

In the afternoon consider a visit to the Royal palace. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are home to King Sihamoni and are closed to the public, but you can visit the Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country. An ideal way to spend your second evening here is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 03:Phnom Penh - Battambang

Travel by private car to Battambang (approximately 5-6 hours). Cambodia’s second-largest city, Battambang (pronounced Battambong), is a pretty riverside town of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and beautifully preserved colonial architecture. The city is famous for its many statues of animals and divinities that decorate the streets and buildings.

The city lacks the traffic of Phnom Penh and the visitor numbers of Siem Reap, so it’s a great place to get a real slice of Cambodia. In the evening, perhaps walk along the riverfront where locals indulge in hobbies such as yoga and folk dancing.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

Day 04:Battambang Biking to The Countryside

This morning you’ll enjoy a half-day bike trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside of Battambang. Stop along the way to discover the local rural way of life, discovering small cottage industries producing sticky rice, noodles, and fish paste.

There are a number of activities for your free afternoon today. You can also see students rehearsing in their circus and music school, and young painters at work in visual arts (open on Mondays and Thursdays only). There’s also a fun ride on the famous bamboo train – only found in Battambang and experience how the local travel in the past.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Battambang

Day 05:Battambang - Boat Trip to Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap

Make a classic journey by private boat across the Tonle Sap Lake (approximately 7 hours), taking in the magnificent views, scattering of fishermen and local people living atop their floating villages. The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia.

You’ll probably notice a change of pace here, so take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere. A visit to the old market is a must, even if you’re not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops, the silks, cottons, sarongs, silver and statues are a riot of colour and a feast for the eyes.

There’s also a long tradition of shadow puppetry in the region, and if you’re lucky you might catch a show at one of the local restaurants in the evening, perhaps while you’re eating the specialty cuisine of Cambodia – amok, the name given to curry steam-cooked in banana leaves.

Notes: Between April and August, when water levels are typically at their lowest, we are unable to travel by boat and instead make this journey by land. So that our travellers at this time don’t miss out on the Tonle Sap experience, we instead include a boat tour of Tonle Sap from Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 06:Siem Reap - Full Day Temple-hopping

Spend a full day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South-East Asia.

Start with Angkor Wat, the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor’s temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the ‘Great Royal City’, a temple that is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited, Bayon temple is the centerpiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers.

You’ll also visit Ta Prohm temple, where nature has taken over again and large trees are embedded in the stone foundations of the structure. If time permits, you can also see the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King. End of the day with a sunset watching over Angkor temples

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 07:Siem Reap For Fun (Cooking Class & Zipline)

In the morning, get to the heart of Cambodia through its food with a cooking class, where you’ll whip up a 3-course gourmet meal, get to experience local village life, and, best of all, eat your culinary creations. In the afternoon, do the Angkor zip-line course, which gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful rainforest – and an adrenaline rush, of course.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 08:Siem Reap - Sambor Prei Kuk - Homestay

Travel by private car to Sambor Prei Kuk and your homestay (approximately 3.5 hours). You will embark on a tour of the village with your local guide. The guide will introduce you to the way of life of the local people, your homestay facilities and your hosts for tonight.

Facilities are simple at your homestay, but this is a fantastic opportunity to experience everyday life in rural Cambodia. The temple ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk just nearby are some of the oldest in the country (dating back to the 6th century) and are well worth a visit (this is optional). In the evening, relax and unwind as you enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with your host family.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay at Sambor Prei Kuk

Day 09:Sambor Preik Kuk - Drive to Kampot

Take a private car to Kampot (approximately 7 hours), one of Cambodia’s most attractive old towns. Famous for its pepper, Kampot supplied most French restaurants with this vital spice for many years during colonial rule.

Today, the region is more renowned for its plantations of durian, a spiky, pungent fruit that either incites adoration or sheer loathing. Try it if you dare! In some free time you might choose to stroll along the riverside and observe the French colonial architecture, or have a cup of coffee on the veranda of one of the riverside restaurants and admire the view of Bokor Mountain Range.

A traditional massage is also highly recommended. Certainly one of the most enjoyable ways of supporting a local charity, you change into loose cotton pajamas before putting yourself in the capable hands of one of the blind masseurs or masseuses. In a country with no social security, the training and support provided by the centres allows blind Cambodians to support themselves with dignity.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Kampot

Day 10:Kampot's highlights

Enjoy a day out in the countryside, giving you the opportunity to discover the jewels of the Kampot Province. Visit the Kampot Pepper Project and learn why Kampot pepper has been acknowledged by international chefs as the world’s best.

Also visit the Kampot salt field: the only salt field in Cambodia. A short walk through the rice fields and a climb provides a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside. A few steps later and you enter the mouth of Phnom Chhnork limestone cave that has a small 7th century brick temple inside it. You will also visit different villages along the way, where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to villagers and witness their daily lives.

Explore the old buildings near Kep’s oceanfront. The town used to be Cambodia’s most popular and prestigious beach town from the early 1900’s until the 1960’s. During the Khmer Rouge years, many of Kep’s mansions and villas were destroyed, but the ghostly remains of many still stand as a silent reminder.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Kampot

Day 11:Kampot - Drive to Sihanoukville - Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen Island

Travel from Kampot to Sihanoukville (approximately 2 hours). Named after the Cambodian royal family, this city has miles of beaches. Upon arrival, take the 45-min speedboat to one of its beautiful islands (a choice between Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloen islands). Check-in at your resort and enjoy your beach stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen

Day 12:Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen Beach Relaxation

Your full day is free at leisure to enjoy the beach or explore the island on your own

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen

 

Day 13:Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen Beach Relaxation

Your full time is free for beach relaxation

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen

 

Day 14:Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloen - Sihanoukville – Departure

arrange flight back to Siem Reap or transfer by land back to Phnom Penh to match with your schedule.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A.

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