Experience Angkor Wat
Experience Phnom Penh
Experience Siem Reap
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.
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.
Airlines that fly to Cambodia
- Cathay Pacific
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
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.
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.
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
- 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.