Authentic Cambodia

8 Days

from £1,199 (Land Only)

This classic tour is the perfect introduction to Cambodia,
encompassing many of the country’s highlights into a
compact timeframe, with the option of extending your stay at the charming beach resort of Sihanoukville.

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2018 – 19

Day 1 Arrive Phnom Penh
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Phnom Penh (BL)
Start at the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country and where 5,000 silver tiles cover the floor. Continue to the National Museum exclusive to Khmer art and sculpture. In the afternoon visit the Genocide Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime and offering an insight into how the country has developed.  End the day with a stroll along the Mekong and a cocktail with scenic views.

Day 3 To Battambang (BL)
Morning drive to Battambang located 291km to the north-west of Phnom Penh. Visit a floating village by boat as well as a local pottery village. Arrive at Battambang and check-in to your hotel.

Day 4 Battambang (BLD)
Enjoy a ride aboard the Bamboo Train.  Each bamboo train – known in Khmer as a nori  – consists of a 3 metre-long wooden frame, covered lengthwise with slats made of ultra-light bamboo, that rests on two barbell-like bogies, one of which is connected by fan belts to a gasoline engine. Enjoy a half-hour journey aboard the train. In the afternoon, visit a vineyard and winery.

Day 5 To Siem Reap (BL)
Drive to Siem Reap (170km around 3 hours). Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6     Siem Reap and Temples (BL)
Visit the impressive Angkor Wat Temple complex. Spend time exploring the temple before heading to a quiet corner of the complex where you can enjoy a nice picnic lunch. In the afternoon, travel around the rural countryside of Siem Reap by vintage army Jeep to witness daily rural life. Return to your hotel. In the evening you will go see the renowned Phare Circus Show.

Day 7     Siem Reap and Temples (BL)
In the morning, visit Banteay Srei, made of red sandstone magnificently carved, the jewel of Khmer art. There we meet our chef who takes us on a cookery adventure. Visit the market, learn about ingredients and cook some traditional Khmer dishes in a beautiful garden villa. Afternoon visit to Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm Temple, unlike most other Angkor temples, it has been left just it was when discovered, overgrown by the jungle.

Day 8 Depart Siem Reap (B) 
Time at leisure until your transfer to the airport.

Extend your Holiday
Continue to the coastal region of Sihanoukville, to spend a few days relaxing beside the glorious white sand beaches after your tour.

Day 8 To Sihanoukville (BL)
Fly to Sihanoukville and transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay.

Days 9-10    Sihanoukville (B)
Time at leisure.

Day 11  Fly back to UK (B)
Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for your homeward flight.

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Land only from £1,199. Single supplement from £245.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation based on twin share at 4★ hotels
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours and meals as stated.

Sihanoukville extension

  • From £375 per person,
  • Single supplement from £215
  • Including flight to Sihanoukville
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4★ hotel and meals as stated.

International flights can be arranged, further details and prices on request.