- Watch the sunrise over the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat
- Visit some of Cambodia’s most infamous historical sites
- Splash around in and take a boat cruise along Kampot's picturesque river
- Take a boat tour of the islands around Sihanoukville's beautiful coastline
- Learn to make traditional Cambodian cuisine in a cooking master class
- Stay on the tropical island of Koh Rong Samloem and enjoy some blissful beach time
Arguably the best mix of everything Asia has to offer, Cambodia is a country that will inspire, delight, shock, and educate you. More than just its inexplicably horrific past, Cambodia is brimming with serene exotic landscape, monumental ancient temples, a fun and lively beach and party scene, but above all else, really wonderful people - be prepared to fall in love with almost everyone you meet!
This trip will take you on a journey through five very different destinations from north to south, offering you everything from bustling city centres, to ancient temple sites, significant historic landmarks, picturesque riverside towns, and idyllic picture-perfect beaches. You'll get to experience the charm, culture, and traditions of this magical country as well as be able to try out some fun activities, have some time to yourself to explore at your own pace, and let your hair down with new lifelong travel buddies - what more could you want?
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Day 1: Arrival
Arriving in beautiful Siem Reap, our friendly team will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation. Depending on the time you arrive, you'll have the opportunity to explore the busy streets, colourful markets, and local attractions, or simply chill out. In the evening you'll get to meet the rest of your group and tour guide with a welcome meal and a few drinks.
Day 2: Siem Reap
Today you'll get to learn how to make some delicious traditional Cambodian food with a cooking class held by our Khmer master chef. In the evening we'll head out to the fantastic green rice terraces on the city's outskirts to enjoy the views by sunset.
Day 3: Angkor Wat
It's an early start to the day today to make our way to the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat - a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some of the world's oldest and largest religious monuments. We'll get to watch the sunrise over the main temple building before exploring the rest of the historical site and then head off in the afternoon to Phnom Penh.
Day 4: Phnom Penh
Today you’ll get to learn about the country's devastating, and not so distant, history with a sobering tour of the Killing Fields and S21 Prison, a former high school used as a prison in the 1970s during the Khmer Rouge regime, which was responsible for one of the most horrific mass killings of the twentieth century. Enjoy a relaxing evening with a market tour and a few drinks.
Day 5-6: Kampot
On day five we’ll make our way south to the charming riverside town of Kampot and head to a great spot along the river to have fun chilling out and playing in the water with rope swings, pontoons and river tubes. In the evening enjoy some food and a few drinks in our rooftop bar. The next day, spend some time with your pals in the accommodation's pool before going on a relaxing boat cruise down the river, stopping off to play a bit of volleyball before making our way back as the sun sets over the mountains.
Day 7-8: Sihanoukville
On day seven we'll head along the coast to popular beach destination, Sihanoukville. Famous for its pristine white sands and views across the Gulf of Thailand, spend a bit of time soaking up some sunshine and trying out some delicious local food before putting on your dancing shoes for a night of partying. The next day we'll get to head out for a boat tour of the neighbouring islands, and drop anchor at some of the coast's best snorkelling spots.
Day 9-10: Koh Rong Samloem
From one beautiful beach destination to another, we'll ride through the waves to the exquisite setting of Koh Rong Samloem - a breathtaking island paradise covered in lush green vegetation and long white beaches. Checking into one of our favourite backpacker resorts with its own private bay, we'll be calling this blissful place home for the next couple of days, so take time to unwind surrounded by the island's incredible natural beauty and laidback atmosphere.
Day 11: Phnom Penh
Today we'll make the journey back to Phnom Penh where you'll get some time in the afternoon to explore the city for yourself. In the evening we'll celebrate the end of our brilliant adventure with a farewell meal and party with the whole group.
Day 12: Farewell
It's time to check out and say goodbye to new friends today, and with no additional activities planned, you're free to depart at any time. You can ask your tour guide to help you arrange transport to the airport.
Please note, the following trip information is the route that will be in place from 2018 onwards. If your trip is due to take place in 2017 it will run in reverse-order.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
More Trip Info
- Airport pickup on start date
- 11 nights of accommodation
- All transport between destinations on the itinerary
- A dedicated tour guide
- Cooking class in Siem Reap
- Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
- Market tour in Phnom Penh
- S21 Prison and Killing Fields tour
- Water activities in Kampot
- Kampot river cruise
- Sihanoukville boat trip, beach BBQ and snorkelling
- Farewell dinner and party
- 24/7 emergency support
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Meals not listed on the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Return transfer to the airport
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Accommodation & Meals
You’ll stay in a range of different accommodation during this trip, which will mainly consist of comfortable backpacker guesthouses, all with swimming pools and air conditioning, apart from your accommodation on Koh Rong Samloem, which is right on the beach with its own private bay! You’ll share a twin or triple room with other members of the same sex from your group. All of the hostels, lodges, and guesthouses we select for our trips are clean, safe, and set in great locations – so you get the most from your experience.
Meals aren't included as part of this package (other than the beach BBQ in Sihanoukville and the farewell dinner in Phnom Penh), which is a fantastic opportunity for you to get out and try the local cuisine – which is absolutely delicious by the way. You'll be able to get recommendations from your tour leaders on which restaurants, cafes and bars are the best to visit, and you should definitely check out the local seafood restaurants while you're in there. There are plenty of places serving authentic Cambodian food as well as diners and eateries offering western-style dishes, especially in the more touristy areas in some of the beach resorts. Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.
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You should arrange for your flights to arrive into Siem Reap International Airport (REP) on your programme start date and depart from Phnom Penh (PNH), on your programme end date. You can arrive and depart at any times on these days.
2017 Departures: If you are travelling in 2017, this trip operates in the reverse direction, so you will need to arrange your flights in Phnom Penh (PNH) on your programme start date and depart from Siem Reap (REP) on your programme end date.
To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.
It is important that once you have booked your flights you add these details to your online account or alternatively you can contact us with your departure date, the flight number and arrival time at your destination.
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Eligibility & FAQ's
Minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
You will need a visa to enter Cambodia. You can obtain a visa online before travelling or on arrival at the airport (where you will need to pay the 30USD fee). If you are planning on extending your stay it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa for the duration of your stay, or obtain any necessary visa extensions while you are in Cambodia.
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?
We recommend bringing between £200-£400 spending money for this trip, although if you’re planning on taking part in lots of optional activities, or have a penchant for market stalls and travel memorabilia, bring a bit more with you.
Do I Need To Bring Bedding Or A Towel?
No need to bring bedding – it’s all provided at your accommodation. We do however recommend you bring at least one towel with you, but if you’re short on luggage space you can always buy towels locally.
Should I Pack A Mosquito Net?
You can do if you like, but it’s not necessary if you make sure the windows and doors to your room are kept shut. It’s worth bringing a decent mosquito repellent with you though!
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