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Highlights of Cambodia

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Phnom Penh
  • Kep
  • Sihanoukville
  • Siem Reap
  • UK
10 DAYS from €1722pp

Tour Highlights

  • Wander the airy boulevards of Phnom Penh
  • Explore the rural towns of Kampot and Kep
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches of Sihanoukville
  • Discover the incredible temple complexes at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Take a leisurely boat ride on Tonle Sap lake

To book call us on 1800 804 006

Highlights of Cambodia

Bursting with UNESCO World Heritage recognised temples, off the beaten track beaches and a fascinating heritage, Cambodia has reinvented itself as an enticing destination for the discerning traveller.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Phnom Penh

Depart London on your scheduled overnight flight to Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

    Day 2: Phnom Penh

    You will be met by your guide on arrival and transferred to your hotel with some time to relax before joining the group again for dinner.

    • Dinner

    Day 3: Phnom Penh

    Following breakfast, the day begins with a visit to the Royal Palace. Built by King Norodom in 1866, it is a spectacular sight to behold boasting ornately gilded Khmer roofs, a beguiling throne hall, a solid gold encrusted Buddha and the Silver Pagoda made up of 5,000 silver tiles. This afternoon includes a guided tour of Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, both grim reminders of Cambodia's bloody past that took 1.7 million victims under Pol Pot's gruesome regime. These excursions may prove distressing for some but are important pieces of Cambodia's historical and cultural puzzle. Round off the day with sunset views over the tree-lined avenues from Wat Phnom Temple then return to your hotel for your evening meal.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 4: Phnom Penh to Kep

    Depart the capital in the morning for the beachside town of Kep, with some fascinating stops along the way. First visit Phnom Chhnork, a remarkable 7th-century shrine dedicated to Shiva found within a low cave formation that is reached by a 203-step staircase that leads up the hillside and down into the cavern below. Once in the cave, you'll be greeted by a stalactite elephant at the entrance before reaching the shrine itself which still bears the carvings found in unusually good condition thanks to the protection of the cave overhead. Later continue to Kampot Pepper Farm to learn about the renowned Kampot pepper that grows exceptionally well here owing to the excellent seaside climate and quality of the soil. The arrival of Chinese pepper planters dates back to the 13th century, however, it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that production really expanded on an intense scale as the French began to export 8,000 tonnes annually. Arrive in Kep late afternoon and take a wander around this tranquil coastal area, that was once the favourite holiday spot for Cambodia's French-influenced elite but still welcomes tourists today thanks to its delicious seafood and tropical islands.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 5: Kep to Sihanoukville

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before enjoying a visit to Kep's crab market where bustling stalls line the road with live crabs and sizzling barbeques. Guests can try their hand at bargaining for these delicious crustaceans, but be sure to remember the Khmer phrase "t'lay na!" meaning "so expensive!" to ensure the best price. Continue in the afternoon to Sihanoukville, Cambodia's premier beach resort. The rest of the day will be at leisure to explore the surrounding area. We suggest a walk up to the summit of Victory Hill which affords excellent views down over the town and the Gulf of Thailand.

    • Breakfast

    Day 6: Sihanoukville

    Today it's time to sit back and relax on white sandy beaches or take a dip in the inviting blue ocean with a full day at leisure.

    • Breakfast

    Day 7: Sihanoukville to Siem Reap

    Breakfast will be served at your hotel then there will be some free time before your flight to Siem Reap. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 8: Siem Reap

    Begin your day with an early breakfast before setting off for Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and considered by many to be the 'Jewel in the Crown' of Angkorian art as it is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest carvings in the world. This afternoon you'll continue to the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about life on the river during a tour on a traditional wooden boat to the charming village of Chong Khnea. Tonight experience a wonderful Aspara dance performance, an ancient dance that you'll see depicted on the temple walls of Angkor Wat.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 9: Siem Reap

    Take an early breakfast to watch the sunrise over the 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex, the best-preserved temple boasting fascinating decorative flourishes that took 30 years to build and represents Khmer civilisation at its grandest. Next visit Angkor Thom, a group of buildings that somehow surpass Angkor Watt in splendour and grandiosity, not surprising given that it was the last great capital of the Khmer empire. Start at the Southern Gate, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side, followed by the Bayon and its beautifully crafted central towers. From here you visit Baphoun, Phimeanakas and the Elephant Terrace, once used as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lastly see Ta Prohm, undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor. Unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it has been left to be swallowed by the jungle and is the perfect place to watch the sunset.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 10: Siem Reap to the UK

    Depart Siem Reap for your flight back to the UK via Hanoi or continue on to your chosen extension.

    • Breakfast
    Your Meals
    • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
    • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

    Important Information

    Payment

    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKPrice
    2017 Dates
    12 Sep 201721 Sep 2017€1988pp
    03 Oct 201712 Oct 2017€2254pp
    07 Nov 201716 Nov 2017€2254pp
    2018 Dates
    09 Jan 201818 Jan 2018€2254pp
    06 Feb 201815 Feb 2018€2254pp
    06 Mar 201815 Mar 2018€2254pp
    10 Apr 201819 Apr 2018€2254pp
    15 May 201824 May 2018€1722pp
    05 Jun 201814 Jun 2018€1855pp
    04 Sep 201813 Sep 2018€1988pp
    02 Oct 201811 Oct 2018€2254pp
    06 Nov 201815 Nov 2018€2254pp

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