- Party the night away on the sands of gorgeous beaches
- Sun it up on the tropical island of Koh Rong Samloem on paradise beaches
- Have fun river tubing and boating on Kampot's picturesque river
- Learn to make traditional Cambodian cuisine in a cooking master class
- Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat
This trip will take you on a journey through four very different destinations from north to south, offering you everything from picture-perfect beaches to bustling city centres, significant historic landmarks, and picturesque riverside towns. You'll get to try out some fun activities, experience the local culture, and have some time to explore by yourself 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.
Day 4-5: Phnom Penh
Today you’ll travel to the capital – Phnom Penh. On day 5 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 6-7: Kampot
On day six 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 8: Jungle Trek
On day eight we'll leave the city behind and head into the jungle. Today you will experience some sensational views whilst you trek through banana plantations and mountains to a secret waterfall. Enjoy lunch before heading back to the city and some well deserved poolside drinks.
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 activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 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
- Jungle trek
- Farewell dinner and party
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Meals not listed on the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Return transfer to the airport
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.
Meals aren't included as part of this package (other than 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.
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.
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 a fee in USD). You should ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?
We recommend bringing between £300-£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.
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!