Our private Cambodia tours will take you into the realm of gods, where elaborate temples emerge from a latticework of jungle vines and trees. There are few destinations in the world where you will get the feeling of having stepped back in time.
One of these incredible destinations bears the signature of ancient Khmer genius – the Angkor Temples of Cambodia.
Enigmatic, stimulating and sometimes baffling, Cambodia also invites you to enjoy the tranquility of endless paddy fields, to share the serenity found in the eyes of a young monk, or to savor unforgettable fragrances and flavors. There are also the tucked away beaches to unwind on afterward.
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Cambodia has had a fascinating and diverse past, from the Stone Age of hunters and gatherers, up until to the modern day.
Cambodia was for centuries divided into rival states before King Jayavarman II founded the Khmer Empire. As a nation of animists, the integration of Hinduism and Buddhism was introduced easily in the 9th century and coexisted with the traditional belief that spirits inhabited the earth.
During the golden age of the empire that existed until the 13th century, great temple complexes were built with regal and fine carvings, including the notable Angkor Wat.
During the 16th century, Cambodia was conquered by the Thai, destroying the capital city, Phonm Penh, at which time European missionaries also arrived. By the 19th century, Cambodia was under the protectorate of France. Cambodia became its own independent kingdom under Norodom Sihanouk in 1953.
When the Vietnam War crossed into the border of Cambodia in the mid-1970s, the communist and brutal agrarian regime of the Khmer Rouge was born. This led to what is considered one of the worst genocides in modern history that today is remembered by the mass graves known as the Killing Fields, which you can visit on one of our private Cambodia tours.
The civil war ended when the Khmer Rouge were successfully removed by Vietnamese troops and the People’s Republic of Kampuchea was formed. Today, despite a heavy-hearted legacy, Cambodia is ever optimistic about its future, and Cambodia tours are playing a positive role in boosting an emerging economy.
During your private Cambodia tour, you will notice that the culture and tradition are steeped in its history. You can expect a fusion of local traditions with the practicing Buddhism and Hinduism, especially when taking one of our Angkor Wat tours.
The official language of Cambodia is Khmer.
The cuisine of Cambodia has a wonderfully fresh approach and it has been influenced by the French during colonisation, from Chinese immigrants, as well as its neighbouring countries, Thailand and Vietnam. On one of our Cambodia tours, you can also expect Japanese and European cuisine in coastal towns, such as Sihanoukville, located in the southwest of the country. Naturally, the coast is renowned for its seafood.
Cambodia has a warm / hot tropical climate that is relatively calm and consistent throughout the year.
The average temperature is 27ºC.
There are two seasons, the humid and rainy monsoon season which spans from June to October, and the dry season which is from November to May.
The coolest period for our Cambodia tours and Angkor Wat tours tend to be from December to January.
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Experience this penultimate private tour of Southeast Asia! As you travel through Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, you will notice some similarities, however each country boasts its own unique cultures steeped in Buddhist and tribal traditions, and marvellous landscapes for you to explore.
Journey from South to North! This delightful Cambodia and Laos tour is your chance to breathe in renowned locations, such as the temples of Angkor and ancient Khmer ruins, and meander past sleepy villages on the banks of the Mekong.
Tour through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with their many landscapes, languages and friendly faces. You will love the variety of this grand tour – from cruising through lakes and magical grottos to discovering colonial architecture and amazing ancient temples, finishing off with some much-deserved beach time.
Tours of Vietnam and Cambodia don’t come better than this! With this private travel experience you can enjoy a fascinating cruise on the Mekong River and take in the magnificent Angkor temples.
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