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Far East Holidays - Cambodia Holidays - Angkor-Wat temple

Complete Cambodia

Reference WW40583
13 nights from
£2497 pp
Complete Cambodia

Explore all the charms of Cambodia with this comprehensive itinerary traversing the country's most interesting and intriguing sights. Starting in Siem Reap, visitors head to the stilted villages on the Tonle Sap Lake before exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor by bike, tuk tuk and even ox cart. A visit to the capital Phnom Penh follows, including a journey into Cambodia's dark past, before guests move onwards to the charming southern coastal towns of Kep and Kampot and the beaches of Sihanoukville. The journey finishes amongst the rainforest and mangroves of the Cardamom Mountains.

What's Included

Return flights
Transfers
Tours as mentioned in itinerary

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Depart the UK for your indirect flight to Siem Reap, arriving the following day.

Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by your local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon head for an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. 

Experience the temples of Angkor Wat in a different way today by a free and easy guided bike tour with customized ‘remork’ (similar to the Thai tuk tuk) back up and assistance. A guide will accompany you on a bicycle as well. After visiting the temples you will cycle through countryside and paddy fields. In the evening, enjoy a foodies tour of Siem Reap to sample the local cuisine.

Depart your hotel this morning and drive to Kompheim or ‘Lady Bug Village’ which is located around 16km outside of Siem Reap. Be prepared for a fun day in a real Cambodian village and not created especially for tourists. This evening, attend a performance of ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus’. Starting at 8 pm, professional artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) will perform an inspiring show suitable for people of all ages.

Transfer to the airport for your midday flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival in the Cambodian capital, you will be welcomed by a local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. After a relaxing break, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour of the historic French Quarter in a Cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation and a fun way to explore this lively city.

This morning you will take a fascinating tour to explore the culinary delights of Cambodia. After lunch, you will have a little time to browse through the Russian Market, the best place in the city for wood and stone carvings, jewellery, clothes and Cambodian silk souvenirs, before gaining insight into Cambodia’s recent dark history on a visit to the remarkable Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

Continue to Kep. Cambodia’s prestigious seaside resort of the 1960s is now awakening to its former glory. The small town offers reminders of the past and a growing choice of activities including island trips, a national park and the famous crab market.

Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy an optional tour. 

Depart Kep in the morning, continue on your way to reach Kampot town. Take a break to stretch your legs in this charming riverside town with magnificent surroundings still dominated by French colonial architecture. The final transfer is on to the beach town of Sihanoukville which you will arrive at in the late afternoon.

Enjoy your day at leisure or enjoy an optional tour. 

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, transfer directly from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong (3½hrs). After arriving at Tatai Bridge you will be transferred by shared boat (approximately 20 mins) to tonight’s accommodation, a peaceful retreat with overwater tented villas, set on a quiet bend in the river with the lush Cardamom Mountains as the idyllic backdrop.

Your day starts at around 10am for the 45-minute boat ride past Tatai village to the falls. A local English speaking guide will lead the tour. Within minutes you are at journey’s end, gazing down into the turbulent waters of the falls. Soon it’s time for your picnic lunch, maybe a few moments hydro-massage and a refreshing drink as you find some shade for a picnic and relax amongst the sights and sounds of the jungle.

Enjoy some time at leisure until your transfer out by boat direct transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your departure flight back to the UK.

Arrive back into the UK.

Local Info

Language

The official national language in Cambodia is Khmer & in Laos it is Lao.

Local Time

Cambodia and Laos are 7 hours ahead of United Kingdom.

Currency

In Cambodia, the official currency is the Cambodian riel and in Laos it is the Lao kip

Where to fly from

Fly from various UK airports, many with connecting flights.