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Tailor-made Holidays to Cambodia

Nothing can prepare you for the moment when you first set eyes on Angkor Wat. You can learn all about it, Cambodia and our Expert service, here on our Cambodia holidays guide, and even start adding our travel ideas to your Trip List.

Angkor Wat

The world's largest religious monument is an essential stop on any tour of Southeast Asia. The whole Angkor complex is huge, so we’d recommend at least a couple of days to take in the best of the temples. To visit Angkor Wat and Cambodia, choose from our below itinerary examples, or talk to one of our Experts about a tailor-made holiday.

Monks walking into Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Visit Cambodia's bustling capital for royal buildings, golden temples and French colonial architecture on the banks of the Mekong River. Explore Phnom Penh on Round the World Experts’ tailor-made Journeys or speak to a consultant today.

The National Assembly building of Cambodia in Phnom Penh

Siem Reap

As home to some of the country's finest museums, temples and nightlife, the gateway to Angkor Wat has much to offer in its own right. Try the tasty Cambodian curries in the numerous restaurants for starters. See the sights of Siem Reap on one of our tailor-made Journeys to Cambodia and beyond.

About Cambodia

Whether you're travelling with Cambodia in mind, or passing through on a longer journey around Asia, we will ensure you get the most out of your travels.

Tailor-made Cambodia holidays with Round the World Experts

Our experienced team are experts at designing bespoke holidays to Cambodia to suit your interests and budget, while much of our team can also offer personal recommendations based on their first-hand travels in Cambodia.

Our unique service doesn’t just apply to booking your trip. From the beginning to the end of your Cambodia holiday we’ll be on hand to ensure your trip exceeds your expectations. From the moment you book your Expert will on hand to provide a personalised concierge service that covers every stage of your trip, from making sure you have the right documents to welcoming you home.

Round the World Experts also has a team of local people in Cambodia with Buffalo Tours, who will be on hand to welcome you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and act as an exclusive concierge service at our preferred hotels. So from start to finish, and even when you’re travelling, we’re with you every step of the way.

So what are you waiting for? Cambodia is waiting and our team of Cambodia holiday Experts are ready to start creating your dream holiday. Call us today for a quote and experience the Round the World difference.

Cambodia’s unique charms have been largely overlooked until recently. Bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, it tends to be lumped in with its Southeast Asian neighbours due to the convenience of travel in the region.

While there are similarities to Thailand - tropical climates, white sand beaches, paradise islands and ubiquitous Buddhist temples - Cambodia's later arrival on the tourism scene has saved most of its natural assets from over-development. Experienced travellers are now choosing the kingdom over its neighbours to enjoy a more authentic experience that still offers the comforts of five-star resorts and restaurants.

Many visitors are drawn to Cambodia for its rich history, with most international arrivals heading straight for the stunning Angkor Wat temple complex and the other atmospheric ruins scattered around the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. The country's more recent history under the tyranny of the Khmer Rouge can also be explored in unflinching detail at the moving Choeung Ek Killing Fields memorial and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Touring these sites is not for the faint-hearted but will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the hardships faced by the Cambodian people during those years, and their subsequent remarkable recovery.

These of course are just some of the highlights of this charming country. For more ideas and inspiration to add to your itinerary, speak to an expert and start planning your trip today.

When to go

Holiday season never stops in Cambodia, as the country enjoys a warm, tropical climate year round. Most Britons visit in December and January, when temperatures are at their most comfortable and offer a haven from winter back home. The monsoon season lasts from May or June to October each year and, while it can be difficult to reach some islands and remote regions during these months, it doesn't usually have an impact on the major tourist spots – apart from the benefit of lower prices. If you're keen to see some local culture during your trip, we recommend visiting during Cambodian New Year in mid-April or in November to experience the unique Bon Om Touk water festival.

At Round the World Experts we have plenty of options for multi-stop flights from the UK to Cambodia, with the ability to add a stopover along the way or on the way back in a destination of your choice.

Airlines that fly to Cambodia

  • Cathay Pacific
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines

Cambodia airports

International flights to Cambodia arrive at the capital Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat. Both airports are located close to the city centres and major hotels, with transfers easily arranged by your Travel Butler.

Best time to fly

Flights to Cambodia are busiest over the western holiday periods, particularly late December to early January and during the summer holidays from July to August. Flying in the off-peak months of February, June and October will usually offer the best airfare prices.

Flight facts

There are several airlines that offer flights from the UK, taking at least 14.5 hours from London to Phnom Penh with a choice of stops in Bangkok, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur.

Cambodia has plenty to offer first-time travellers and return visitors who are keen to experience more of this diverse country. The below are just a few of our recommendations.

For first-time visitors:

  • Take a guided tour of Angkor Wat and Angkor Archaeological Park
  • Visit Phnom Penh's exquisite Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
  • Unwind on the 2.5mile stretch of sand at Ochheuteal Beach in trendy Sihanoukville
  • Tour the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake

For return visitors:

  • Embrace the café culture and riverside views of Kampong Cham
  • Visit Koh Rong island for unspoilt beaches and fishing villages
  • Spot monkeys and see the Taoist shrine at Wat Phnom
  • Float beside the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom on a private sunset cruise

For natural beauty:

  • Take an eco-tour of Virachey National Park to see flying hornbills and howling gibbons 
  • Make the day trip to sacred Boeng Yeak Lom crater lake
  • Volunteer at the Elephant Valley Project
  • Be a keeper for a day at the world's biggest sun bear sanctuary

For adventure:

  • Ride the historic bamboo train at Battambang
  • Swing through Angkor Archaeological Park on a zip-line eco adventure tour
  • Step back in time with a horseback ride through Siem Reap's countryside
  • Dive into the clear waters of one of the world's emerging scuba hotspots

The ultimate itinerary

Fantastic for first-time visitors, enjoy our Saigon to Angkor Explorer. Featuring international flights and nine nights in 4 star accommodation, the Journey travels from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap and includes a Mekong Delta Cruise, Chau Doc Rickraw Tour, Phnom Penh City Tour, a Seim Reap Sunset Cruise and more. 

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