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Delve deep into the history, culture, and landscapes of Cambodia. From quaint fishing villages along the scenic coastline to offbeat destinations brimming with French colonial influence, the crown jewel of Angkor Wat, and the abode of the Gods in Preah Vihear, discover the country in-depth on this custom Cambodia tour.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3Phnom PenhCambodia’s Capital, Royal Palace, Riverside Promenade, Colonial ArchitectureWhite Mansion Boutique Hotel, Villa Langka
3 - 5KepBeach, Scenic Coastline, Mangrove Forests, Hills, RelaxationSamanea Beach resort, Veranda Natural Resort
5 - 7KampotColonial Architecture, River cruise, Bokor National ParkKampot River Residence, Boutique Kampot Hotel
7 - 8Phnom PenhCambodia’s Capital, Royal Palace, Riverside Promenade, Colonial ArchitectureWhite Mansion Boutique Hotel, Villa Langka
8 - 11KratieColonial architecture, Irrawaddy dolphins, Traditional villagesLe Relais De Chhlong
11 - 13RatanakiriStilt Wooden Houses, Splendid Lakes, Scenic Waterfalls, Pristine Forested HillsTerres Rouges, Terres Rouges
13 - 15Preah VihearPrasat Preah Vihear Temple, Koh Ker, Preah KhanPreah Vihear Boutique Hotel
15 - 17Siem ReapAngkor Wat Temple Complex, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tonle Sap Lake, Khmer Architecture, Rice FieldsHillocks Hotel & Spa, Shinta Mani Shack

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Phnom Penh Airport to your Hotel

Phnom Penh

2 Nights

Phnom Penh offers a heady mix of bustling city life and a sincere cultural experience. It’s a harmonious blend of the past and present, tempered with delicious Khmer and French cuisine.

Included Activities

Highlights of Phnom Penh
Explore the finest examples of Khmer architecture with this marvellous city tour. The Royal Palace is a grand building overlooking a tranquil plaza and still houses Cambodia’s royalty, King Sihamoni. On the south side of the palace lies the Silver Pagoda, which is aptly named as it has been crafted out of 5,329 solid silver tiles. Wander along to Wat Preah Keo Morakot, the Buddhist temple where Royal ceremonies are performed, or Wat Phnom, the namesake of the city. You can also visit The National Museum, which houses many fascinating and historical relics, and King Ang Duong Stupa, the burial site of King Norodom Sihanouk, the 20th century monarch. To respect local customs, please dress conservatively.

Half Day Tour of Killing Fields
Situated 17km from Phnom Penh, Cheung Ek became famous by the movie ‘The Killing Fields’, a graphic depiction of the horrors that took place. Now, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves dotting the area, are a journey into Cambodia.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Villa Langka – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Phnom Penh to Kep (157.5 km, 4 hrs)

Kep

2 Nights

Kep is a quiet beach town in Southern Cambodia, located on a rugged but scenic coast with a small stretch of sand enveloped by mangrove forests.

Included Activities

Sea-to-Table at Kep Crab Market
Savor a meal to remember at the seaside town of Kep, located on Cambodia’s southern coast. The Kep Crab Market is a bustling seafood market and the fresh crab vending that goes on here is fascinating to watch and participate in. On the side of the market that adjoins the sea, you’ll catch sight of vendors casting crab cages into the water. This is about as fresh as it can get! You can choose your crabs right there – as the crab vendor hauls up his catch. Watch the crabs get cooked over woodfire on the other side of the market. Dig into the fresh, sweet meat of crabs right in the middle of the market, enjoying them with side dishes such as a chilli dip, or rice and papaya chutney. You could also go truly local and eat your crabs Cambodian style, using your hands to take them apart – a messy but immensely satisfying affair. For a slightly more elegant but no less satisfying culinary experience, pick from a row of restaurants located right next to the market for fresh seafood and crab delicacies on offer. Choosing one with a terrace will give you sweeping views of the sun, sand and sea. Afterwards, indulge your sweet tooth with coconut waffles with mango and pineapple from the many waffle vendors in the market. (Half Day, Time of Day: Afternoon or Evening, 1200 hrs or 1900 hrs; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 7

Drive from Kep to Kampot (22 km, 1 Hr)

Kampot

2 Nights

Bask in the relaxed charm of Kampot! Nestled deep in the south of Cambodia, the many historical buildings of this city offer insight in a bygone era of French colonialism.

Included Activities

Salt Fields and Pepper Farm Visit
Spice up your day with visit to the Starling Pepper Farm and learn how the region’s most popular product is grown and processed. Spend a fruitful time at the farm learning more about the best climate and soil for growing the plant, the way it is harvested and its historical reach across the globe. Savor a delicious afternoon meal generously prepared by your farm hosts, with rich aromatic Kampot pepper. Share the table with your local hosts and farm hands, learning more about all things peppery! What Kampot is really famous for, is its salt fields. Visit the Cambodia Salt Production Centre just outside of Kampot, set right on a salt field. Learn how salt crystals are processed from seawater, the best times for production (not during the rains!), and how the salt factory finally prepares and packages this essential food product throughout the land, discovering the fascinating history and heritage of the region in the process. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Duration: 6 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomKhmer Twin House
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 7 - 8

Drive from Kampot to Phnom Penh (155 kms, 4 hrs)

Phnom Penh

1 Night

Phnom Penh offers a heady mix of bustling city life and a sincere cultural experience. It’s a harmonious blend of the past and present, tempered with delicious Khmer and French cuisine.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Villa Langka – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
Day 8 - 11

Drive from Phnom Penh to Kratie (261 km, 5 hrs)

Kratie

3 Nights

Kratie, pronounced kra-cheh, is one of four provinces in northeastern Cambodia. Located far enough away from popular destinations to attract the crowds, due to its relatively remote location, it is an interesting spot if you are looking for some tranquility.

Included Activities

Dolphin Spotting at Kratie
After a hearty breakfast, set out to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River. Drive down to the river for a guided private boat ride across the waters to watch the dolphins at play in their natural habitat. Besides the nearly 60 dolphins that inhabit these waters, you are likely to spot some rare birds. Get glimpses of the locals casting their fishing nets, selling their wares in the market, or pursuing a game of football. Step off the boat to explore the former colonial town of Kratie, known for its beautiful promenade and buildings which are remnants of the French era. Enjoy the seaside feel of the town as you amble through the local market. Drop into one of the many small bars and pubs that line the street before heading back to your hotel. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomSuite Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 11 - 13

Drive from Kratie to Ratanakiri (275 km, 4.5 hrs)

Ratanakiri

2 Nights

Rattanakiri, situated atop the northeast plateau, is a ‘lost paradise’ in one of the least visited remote areas of Cambodia.

Included Activities

Chasing Waterfalls in Ratanakiri
After breakfast, drive about half an hour to visit two of the most beautiful waterfalls around Banlung in the Cambodian highlands. First, making your way up to the parking lot lined with food and souvenir stalls, visit the Ka Chanh waterfall. Traversing the lush surroundings on foot, pass by smaller falls, and descend via a wooden staircase to reach the main cascade. Cross the river on a bamboo suspension bridge, and taking in the sights, relax on large boulders or hammocks. After lunch in the shaded picnic area or at a local restaurant, continue towards your next stop a couple of miles away. Past dirt trails flanked by wooden shelters and cashew plantations, arrive at Katieng waterfall, named after local hill tribes. You may spot domesticated elephants amid the surrounding settlements, and get a chance to feed them fruits. Cool off under the midday sun, admiring the interesting cave formations around this waterfall, before returning by late afternoon. (Full Day; Time: 0800 hrs; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Notes: Adventure travel insurance and Malaria medication mandatory. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes)

Hotel Options
Terres Rouges – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Terres Rouges – Opt 2
RoomJunior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 13 - 15

Drive from Ratanakiri to Preah Vihear (425 km, 6 hrs)

Preah Vihear

2 Nights

The Preah Vihear province is home to three of the most important legacies of the Angkorian era – the Prasat Preah Vihear Temple, the 10th century capital of Koh Ker and the relatively isolated Preah Khan temple.

Included Activities

Visiting the Gods at Prasat Preah Vihear
Waking up early, set out for the 11th century of Prasat Preah Vihear, perched atop the remote Poy Tadi clifftop of the Dangrek Mountains in northern Cambodia. After a walk up a flight of steep stone stairs flanked by forests, terraces, mythical animal statues, and occasional military posts, begin to explore the Angkorian temple complex dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva nestled amid lush gardens. Learn about the ancient history of this UNESCO World Heritage site as you stroll around the ruins. Designed to represent Mount Meru, marvel at the expansive complex spread across four levels and five ornate gopuras (pavilions), featuring magnificent courtyards, exquisite carvings, and dramatic reservoirs leading up to the main sanctuary. Enjoy spectacular panoramas of the misty Cambodian plains and the holy Phnom Kulem mountain across the Thai border, especially beautiful during sunrise and sunset. (Full Day; Time: Morning; Duration: 6 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Rom
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 15 - 17

Drive from Preah Vihear to Siem Reap (240 km, 4 hrs)

Siem Reap

2 Nights

Siem Reap is a most marvellous window to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Temple complex, with its fascinating Khmer architecture in varying states of preservation.

Included Activities

Private Tour of Angkor’s Temples
Discover the important temples within the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park on this fascinating tour. Soak in the gorgeous views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple complex that comprises five spectacular towers and a vast gallery. Stroll to the imposing Angkor Wat temple, a fine example of Khmer architecture, built in the 12th century. At sunrise and sunset, you can see a surreal reflection of this temple in the nearby pool of water! After exploring this gorgeous temple, make your way to the walled city of Angkor Thom where you can find the splendid Bayon temple and other monuments. Saunter on to the Ta Phrom temple that sits tucked within huge fig and silk cotton trees and is known as the jungle temple. Capture stunning images of the ancient ruins with trees growing out, the most distinctive feature of this site. (Full Day; Time: 0700 hrs; Private Activity and Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Please dress appropriately for temple visits.)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Suite
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
RoomPool View Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,890 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 17 days / 16 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Phnom Penh: Highlights of Phnom Penh
    • Phnom Penh: Half Day Tour of Killing Fields
    • Kep: Sea-to-Table at Kep Crab Market
    • Kampot: Salt Fields and Pepper Farm Visit
    • Kratie: Dolphin Spotting at Kratie
    • Ratanakiri: Chasing Waterfalls in Ratanakiri
    • Preah Vihear: Visiting the gods at Prasat Preah Vihear
    • Siem Reap: Private Tour of Angkor’s Temples
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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I mostly enjoyed the people. I have been told time and again that the cambodian people are very friendly, this is very true. Also the food, amazingly good food. Beyond my expectations. I am a foodie!

– Patricia Ananstasi
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Cambodia’s Ancient History and Heritage Sites

17 days $ 3,690 / person

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