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Catch a memorable sunrise over the silhouette of Angkor Wat
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Prumrot Vat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Experience the very best of Cambodia on this all-encompassing Journey, taking you from the palaces and pagodas of Phnom Pehn to the beaches of Kep and the chilled riverside towns of Battambang and Kampot, ...

Highlights

... not forgetting the awe inspiring temples of Angkor, with their fascinating history and individual styles.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Admire the elegant French architecture of Kampot
  • Enjoy a beach stroll along Kep’s shoreline
  • Get an insight into Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Visit the wooden stilt villages of Wat Kor
  • Catch a memorable sunrise over the silhouette of Angkor Wat
  • Be awed by the acrobatics of the Phare circus performers

Holiday Type

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What's included
  • Small Group Journey with maximum group size 16
  • All authentic local experiences mentioned except where specified optional
  • International flights
  • 9 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked local gems
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Arrival transfers & all internal transport
Need to know
  • Arrives: Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)
  • Time difference: GMT+7
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: Cambodia – Khmer
  • Currency: Cambodian Riel (KHR)
  • Flying time from UK: around 20 hours
  • Plug type: 2 round pins or 2 flat pins
  • Voltage: 220V
Your route

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Phnom Penh.

Fly from the UK to Phnom Penh.

Day 2
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Touch down in Phnom Penh and meet the rest of your group over a delicious dinner in Cambodia’s bustling capital. Perhaps take a look around the markets or get a feel for the city with a walk along Sisowath Quay overlooking the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Look out for the pretty buildings left over from French colonial times and the glittering golden roof of the Royal Palace, or head down to the riverside and people watch in a chilled out café.

4* Ohana Palace Hotel or similar

Days 3-4
Kampot

Kampot

Head south to bucolic Kampot, stopping along the way to see Phnom Chisor mountain temple and to admire the view. Riverside Kampot is an attractive town, and lends itself well to a cool drink or two on a sunny café veranda, or perhaps a relaxing massage. On your second day here, you’ll head out into the countryside to learn about Kampot’s pepper farms and visit a 7th century temple cave. Take a walk along the sandy beach at Kep and admire the crumbling oceanfront mansions.

4* The Columns Kampot Hotel or similar

Includes a visit to Phnom Chhnork & a tour of the countryside

Day 5
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Return to Phnom Penh for a lesson in Cambodia’s dramatic history at the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. These poignant sites are memorials to those who died in the terrible atrocities carried out by the Khmer Rouge, and are an important part of Cambodia’s past. However, if you would prefer not to visit, it is not compulsory. Lighten the mood a little afterwards, with a chilled sundowner at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

4* Ohana Palace Hotel or similar

Includes entrance to Genocide Museum & tour of Choeung Ek Killing Fields

Days 6-7
Battambang

Battambang

Pass potters and silversmiths on the way to Battambang, a pretty riverside town with a smattering of colonial architecture. Take a tuk tuk through the pretty countryside and view the stilt houses at Wat Kor, which predate French colonial times, before learning how rice paper is made. Ride the quirky Bamboo Train, a small raft-like structure that rides along winding train tracks through the pretty Cambodian countryside, at speeds of up to 15kph. Its ingenious design allows it to be dismantled and placed by the side of the track when a carriage comes from the opposite direction.

4.5* Battambang Resort or similar

Includes a winery tour & wine-tasting experience at Prasat Phnom Banan Winery

Days 8-10
Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Follow the Sangker River to Tonle Sap lake, viewing the local fishermen and floating houses along the way. Continue to Siem Reap, gateway to the magnificent temples of Angkor. Tour the impressive temple of Angkor Wat, then marvel at the faces of Angkor Thom and the mysterious Ta Prohm, slowly being taken over by the jungle. Watch the sunrise at the temples and capture beautiful photos of the changing morning light. Take in a performance of the entertaining Phare circus, which includes dance, acrobats and contortion performed by local disadvantaged people.

4* Steung Siem Reap Hotel or similar

Includes a 3-day Angkor pass; a ticket to the Phare Cambodia Circus show

Days 11-12
Depart Siem Reap and return to the UK.

Depart Siem Reap and return to the UK.

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